CRC Acquires NSC, Now Nation’s Largest Methadone And Traditional Substance Abuse

Posted at December 13, 2003 | Categories : 2003 | 0 Comment

The Nashville Post
By Paige Orr

Friday, 12/19/2003 — San Jose, Calif.-based CRC Health Group has acquired National Specialty Clinics (NSC), a Nashville-based provider of methadone-based treatment for opiate addiction, for approximately $100 million.

NSC owns and operates 17 methadone-based clinics across six states.

Dr. Barry Karlin, CRC Health Group chairman and chief executive, said in a release, “This acquisition by CRC Health Group continues to operationalize the company’s strategy of building a nationwide network of treatment alternatives providing increased access to high quality care for those suffering from addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.”

The addition of the NSC clinics, which provide treatment to patients in states not currently served by CRC, brings to 48 the total number of methadone clinics owned by CRC. This transaction makes CRC the nation’s largest provider of methadone treatment with 20,000 methadone patients daily.
David Gnass, NSC’s CEO added, “We are extremely pleased. The linkage of NSC’s clinics to the CRC Health Group system allows methadone-based treatment to be connected to a greater scope of treatment services.”

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