Former NBA Players, John Lucas and Chris Herren Support Texas Treatment Program

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Great Oaks Recovery Center celebrates the grand opening

“Great Oaks shares my dedication and mission to help those with the disease of addiction." -John Lucas

Great Oaks Recovery Center (Great Oaks) which opened earlier this year, held its official grand opening ceremony on Friday, September 12, 2014. Great Oaks Recovery Center, located southwest of Houston is an addictions residential treatment center. Owned and operated by Summit Behavioral Healthcare, LLC and located on 59 acres of serene Texas land, the program treats adults suffering from addiction.

Herren an Executive Partner with the parent company and Lucas a supporter of Great Oaks, joined the local community, staff and Summit leadership to officially debut the program. Both men have experienced the disease and the road to recovery first hand. They believe in treatment and are strong voices for behavioral health. During the event the attendees heard from both athletes on their message of hope and faith that recovery is possible with treatment. “Great Oaks shares my dedication and mission to help those with the disease of addiction. After touring the program and meeting with the staff, I felt confident to put my name on this treatment program.” stated Lucas.

Following the program, the staff of Great Oaks planted a baby oak tree to grow and thrive alongside the matured “Great Oaks” on the property. Dustin Whitesell, CEO of Great Oaks comments on the event, “Today is a proud day not only for us at Great Oaks but for the community of Wharton. Together we will strive to reach those who need treatment for addiction.”

About Great Oaks Recovery Center — Located outside of Houston, TX, Great Oaks is an addictions treatment program opened in the winter of 2014. It is considered the flagship of Summit Behavioral Healthcare, providing an affordable inpatient program in a serene, discreet and luxurious setting. The program is a dual diagnosis program which uses a multitude of modalities including by not limited to the 12 steps. At Great Oaks Recovery Center the treatment plan is individualized, client focused and uses evidenced based outcome data to continue to improve the care and recovery of every client that enters the program.

About Summit -- Headquartered in Atlanta, GA and founded in June of 2013, Summit was established to develop and operate a network of leading addiction treatment and behavioral health centers throughout the country. The company’s sole focus is on the provision and management of specialty chemical dependency and addiction disorder services within a flexible and dynamic continuum of care. The leadership team at Summit is comprised of senior executives with decades of combined experience in the behavioral healthcare industry. The team has a long and successful history leading and managing world class behavioral health centers and organizations throughout the country.

For additional information on Great Oaks Recovery Center or Summit Behavioral Healthcare, please contact Christina Hawkins at chawkins(at)summitbhc(dot)com.

Media Contact:    Christina Hawkins, Corporate Development
Summit Behavioral Healthcare, LLC

Source:        Summit Behavioral Healthcare, LLC

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