Hattiesburg, Mississippi (PRWEB) March 19, 2014
Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, an extension of Forrest General Hospital, is proud to announce the addition of Russell Rainey, MS, LPC, to the organization’s Legacy program. Rainey is the Program Director of Legacy, which specializes in identifying and healing substance abuse issues in older adults beginning at age 60. Legacy was established by Pine Grove in 2012 in response to growing patient needs and an evolving body of research suggesting links between age specific addiction treatment programs and improved outcomes.
Rainey’s commitment to helping older adults successfully cope with their addiction challenges, along with a personal goal of advancing this under served and innovative field of addiction treatment are two reasons he is proud to be at the helm of Pine Grove’s Legacy program. According to Rainey, “With the growing number of older adults struggling with substance use disorders, the need for quality treatment is definitely great.”
A South Mississippi native, Rainey earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Biblical Studies with a focus on Language at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He gained his Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from William Carey University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Prior to joining the Legacy team, Rainey served as Clinical Director of Pine Grove’s Next Step program, which specializes in treating men with alcohol and chemical dependency addictions. “I am tremendously grateful to be doing work that matters as part of the Pine Grove family,” Rainey explained.
Pine Grove’s Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Debbie Sanford said, “Russell Rainey has been an integral member of the Pine Grove team for many years, first with Next Step and now as Program Director of Legacy. I know with Legacy, Russell will grow and advance Pine Grove’s mission of providing high quality and cost effective care for our older adult patient population, who are battling addictions.”
For more information about the Legacy program and Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, please contact Debbie Sanford, Chief Behavioral Health Officer at 601.288.4801, and visit http://www.pinegrovetreatment.com.
Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services is an extension of Forrest General Hospital, located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Pine Grove’s world renowned specialty programs focus on treating sexual addiction issues along with gender-specific chemical dependency treatment, including a specialized track for co-occurring eating disorders. Additionally, Pine Grove offers alcohol and drug abuse treatment for adults age 60 and over, in company with a specialized professional treatment program and comprehensive evaluation center. Pine Grove was established in 1984 and has provided nationally and internationally recognized health care for over 30 years.