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2017-8-1

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Precise Systems, Inc. Makes Donation to Local Cancer Care Fund

SOUTH HILL, VA– Mary Hardin, Director of the VCU Health CMH Hendrick Cancer Center, received a $250.00 donation from Wayne Sculthorp with Precise Systems, Inc..   The donation benefits the “CMH Cancer Patient Care Fund”established for cancer patients in financial need.

Donations to the “CMH Cancer Patient Care Fund” help offset emergency needs such as transportation, treatment and medication costs for cancer patients. Supporting the cancer care fund can give these patients peace of mind knowing that the inability to cover these costs will not stand in the way of their treatment.

Jackson-Feild Develops New Service

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Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services has developed Addiction Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) to serve children who suffer from both mental health and substance abused disorders.

Many children are suffering from both mental health disorders and substance abuse problems. These youngsters are unable to function in the community despite receiving extensive recovery services and are in need of residential services.

Because of the significant overlap among mental health diagnoses and substance abuse disorders Jackson-Feild has developed a new program that will utilize an integrated treatment model where our therapists seek ways to understand and heal underlying causes of addiction such as trauma, low self-esteem and unresolved pain. This concurrent approach uses two treatment interventions simultaneously.

Located in two renovated former staff houses, the Addiction and Recovery Treatment Program can serve up to six children. They do not interact with the children in our mental health program.  Their schooling will be provided by our Gwaltney School faculty in the houses.

The licensed and credentialed addiction professionals help facilitate their healing and recovery by providing clinically directed services designed to stabilize and manage substance abuse symptoms and to develop recovery skills.

Sadly more than 50,000 Americans die annually from drug overdoses. Jackson-Feild’s ARTS program is intended to do our small part to address this nationwide epidemic.

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