Pinnacle Treatment Centers Opens First of Three Michigan Outpatient Drug Addiction Treatment Locations

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Pinnacle Addiction Treatment to tackle growing substance abuse problem in Michigan. Three outpatient treatment centers to open beginning in early October.

Pinnacle Treatment Centers, a multistate provider of addiction treatment services will open the first of its Michigan outpatient locations in early October in Ann Arbor. A second location, in Sterling Heights, will open in the weeks ahead with a third planned in St. Claire Shores. The company operates in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Kentucky, and Virginia with plans to open Indiana and Minnesota shortly. Plans for entry into Ohio are also underway. The organization provides residential (inpatient), outpatient and sober living environments.

“Our entry into Michigan is positioned to treat individuals across the region and be a positive influence in places such as Washtenaw and Macomb Counties and others proximate to our facilities. The national opioid/heroin addiction challenge continues to plague communities across America. Pinnacle can positively impact that trajectory,” Chris Byers, Regional Director for Pinnacle Treatment said.

As reported by Washtenaw and Macomb County:

Opioid and Heroin Abuse in Washtenaw County (by Washtenaw Public Health):

Washtenaw County has seen an increase in opioid overdose deaths since 2012.
Deaths related to opioid overdoses among Washtenaw County residents have increased. Opioids include prescription painkillers (OxyContin, Fentanyl, Methadone, Vicodin, etc.) and street drugs like heroin. Specifically, deaths involving heroin have increased steadily over the last several years.

Prescription painkillers are addictive and plentiful in the United States. Hydrocodone, for example, was the number one prescribed drug of any kind in the United States in 2013 according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

After becoming addicted to prescription painkillers, some may turn to heroin when prescription drugs become too costly or too difficult to get.

(e-Washtenaw, Publication of Washtenaw Public Health, online in current edition as of October 5, 2015,

The Macomb Daily reported in April 2014 that the county leads the rest of the state in heroin deaths:

Since 1999, 477 people have died from heroin overdoses in Macomb County, with gradually increasing numbers for each three-year period. Wayne County had the most, 807, in the past 15 years, with more than 200 in each three-year period 2003-2005 and 2006-2008.
Macomb County, the state’s third most-populous county, last year had the fourth most total substance-abuse admissions, 4,350, behind Wayne, Oakland and Genesee counties, according to the Bureau of Substance Abuse and Addiction Services within the Michigan Department of Community Health.
(The Macomb Daily, Jameson Cook, April 19, 2014,


The Pinnacle Treatment locations will provide treatment for opioid and heroin addiction on an outpatient basis. This includes a combination of methadone treatment/Medication Assisted Treatment combined with both individual and group therapy.

What is Medication Assisted Treatment And Methadone and how does it work?

  •     Methadone has been effectively used for over 45 years.
  •     Supervised treatment with methadone can eliminate opiate use. *    
  •     Methadone will prevent opiate withdrawal when taken as prescribed.
  •     When in treatment, dosages begin low and increase to a stable level. This will not produce a high when taken daily.

*It is critical that Methadone treatment occur with the oversight of trained professionals, as it can be lethal to non-tolerant opiate individuals.
What is Outpatient Counseling and Support Systems (Individual and Group Therapy)?

  •     Methadone is most successful in combination both individual and group therapy. Work with an individual therapist enables individuals to understand addiction.
  •     Methadone treatment combined with both individual and group therapy best success to a sober life.
  •     Individual counseling is central to Pinnacle’s treatment plans.
  •     Individual therapy is a safe and confidential environment. Therapy sessions provide strategies to confront addiction. This includes coping mechanisms and life skills to prevent relapse.
  •     Group therapy is an important component to recovery, but it is not for everyone. Some patients are not ready for group therapy. It does provide a support system when guided by a professional. The members of the group confront similar challenges.

Ann Arbor location address:
Ann Arbor Treatment Services
4673 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 4810

“We look forward to a having a positive impact in communities across Michigan. Our plan is to hire individuals from the Michigan area and contribute to local employment. Pinnacle stays closely connected to the communities in which we operate,” Byers said.



Pinnacle Treatment operates in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Kentucky and will operate in Minnesota, Michigan and Indiana shortly. Plans are in process for entry into Ohio. The 10+ year old organization treats over 8000 people daily and provides and offers a continuum of care model that includes residential (inpatient), outpatient and sober living environments. All locations include physicians, nurses, clinicians, administrative and support staff. For more information please visit

How is an appointment arranged?
Pinnacle can be reached through contact links on our website or by phone. Treatment program.
Does Pinnacle Treatment Michigan Outpatient accept insurance?
Not at this time at this facility.
What about privacy?
Client privacy is of primary importance. We understand the need for discretion.
What should an individual bring to our location?
During the intake appointment we will review the rules and items permitted.
Is group therapy required?
We believe group therapy gives our clients the best chances at overcoming their addiction.
How long does treatment take?
Each person is an individual and we aim to treat him or her as such. There is no way we can give a set amount of time for individual’s recovery.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Mooney
513 550 3808

Pinnacle Addiction Treatment Opens First of Three Michigan Locations

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Monday, October 5, 15

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