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Offering Behavioral Health and Addiction Services to Its Patients in a Variety of Settings: Acadia Healthcare


Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, Acadia Healthcare was established in January 2005 to develop and operate a network of behavioral health facilities across the country. Acadia provides psychiatric and chemical dependency services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, specialty treatment facilities, residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics and therapeutic school-based programs.

Acadia’s management style and philosophy is one of collaboration and flexibility as it creates an energetic and team oriented service delivery system. Its organization values input from employees, physicians, and all strategic alliances. Acadia Healthcare puts its best efforts to create behavioral health centers where people receive care that enables them to regain hope in a supportive and caring environment. “We want Acadia to be synonymous with excellent care, phenomenal customer service and an unparalleled commitment to our patients, staff, physicians, and community”, says Debbie Osteen, CEO.

Behavioral Health Treatment Facilities & Clinics

Acadia Healthcare is familiar with the impact of mental health and behavioral health disorders and with the various types and levels of treatment that have proven to be most effective. At the programs that are members of the Acadia Healthcare network, individuals and families whose lives have been affected by behavioral health and mental health concerns can receive the comprehensive care that will provide maximum relief from their symptoms and help make the greatest possible improvements in their quality of life.

At Acadia Healthcare, experienced and compassionate professionals are dedicated to providing superior personalized care in an atmosphere of dignity and respect to individuals who have been struggling with one or more mental health or behavioral health disorders. At Acadia programs, adolescents and adults can expect to work with experts who are dedicated to providing evidence-based, research-supported services that are designed to meet their specific needs and put them in the best position to experience long-term success.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities & Clinics

Substance abuse can devastate individuals and families. Acadia Healthcare is dedicated to developing innovative and effective programming that can help adolescents and adults overcome their dependence upon alcohol and/or other drugs and learn to live healthier and more satisfying lives, free from the limitations of addiction. At programs throughout the Acadia Healthcare network, experienced and dedicated professionals provide the life-changing therapeutic interventions and other clinical services that help individuals emerge from the darkness of substance abuse and addiction and take their first steps along the path toward a brighter, drug-free future.

Each program in the Acadia Healthcare network provides a unique opportunity for individuals to receive superior personalized care in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. No two Acadia-affiliated programs are identical, but all of its programs are unified by its commitment to providing individualized treatment that is based upon a thorough assessment to determine the strengths, needs, and treatment objectives of each person who chooses to heal with Acadia. At Acadia programs, adolescents and adults can expect to work with experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing evidence-based, research-supported services that are designed to meet each individual’s specific needs.

Eating Disorder Treatment Facilities & Clinics

Acadia Healthcare understands the dramatic impact that eating disorders can have on individuals, and how difficult these disorders can be to overcome. At the programs within the Acadia treatment network that provide care for individuals with eating disorders, supremely talented and dedicated professionals work diligently to provide comprehensive programming that is designed to empower adolescents, men, and women to overcome the compulsion to engage in disordered eating behaviors, to achieve long-term recovery, and to learn how to live healthier, more productive, and more satisfying lives.

Several programs within the Acadia Healthcare network have helped many adolescents and adults to escape the despair and devastation of eating disorders. At Acadia’s eating disorder treatment programs, individuals receive world-class care featuring comprehensive clinical and therapeutic services that are provided with unparalleled personalization and that are delivered with the utmost respect and dignity. When an individual enters an Acadia program for the treatment of an eating disorder, he or she will work in close collaboration with dedicated professionals to complete a customized course of treatment that is designed according to his or her unique strengths, needs, and treatment objectives.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Trauma Treatment Facilities & Clinics

Acadia Healthcare recognizes the impact that trauma and trauma-related concerns can have on an individual. It also understands that while some individuals are able to recuperate from the emotional effects of their experiences, others will suffer from ongoing distress that can hinder their ability to continue functioning appropriately on a daily basis. When this is the case, individuals may feel at a loss as to what they can do or where they can turn in order to find relief from their suffering.

For these reasons, within its vast network of treatment providers, Acadia Healthcare is proud to offer a number of options for care that are designed to help those who are battling trauma-related concerns so that they can learn to manage their symptoms and alleviate their distress.

Acadia Healthcare Leadership

Debbie Osteen, Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining Acadia in December 2018, Ms. Osteen served as Executive Vice President of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) and President of UHS’s behavioral health division since 1999. Ms. Osteen led UHS’s behavioral health division to become the largest system of freestanding behavioral healthcare facilities in the United States. Under Ms. Osteen’s leadership, UHS acquired Cygnet Health Care and the adult services division of Cambian Group in the United Kingdom.

Ms. Osteen served as past President of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (now known as the National Association of Behavioral Healthcare). She also served on the Executive Committee of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, a public-private partnership advancing the national strategy for suicide prevention.

Ms. Osteen has been named multiple times among the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine, most recently in 2015.

“Our mission is to create a world-class organization that sets the standard of excellence in the treatment of specialty behavioral health and addiction disorders.”