Behavioral Health Group Acquires Treatment Center in Pawtucket, RI

Dallas, TX

Responding to the continued public health crisis of opioid addiction in the US, Behavioral Health Group (BHG), the largest network of Joint Commission-accredited outpatient opioid treatment and recovery centers in the US, today announced their expansion into Rhode Island with the acquisition of the Center for Treatment & Recovery (CTR), LLC in Pawtucket, RI. The business, currently employing 23 clinicians, mental health professionals, and staff, will become known as BHG Pawtucket Treatment Center.

“Opioid addiction continues to ravage communities across the United States, exacerbated by the current coronavirus pandemic,” said Jay Higham, Chief Executive Officer of BHG. “Our Company’s mission is to expand access to evidence-based treatment in underserved markets across the United States. The joining of BHG Pawtucket Treatment Center into the BHG family is a significant value-add to our company and to the Pawtucket community.” With this new location, BHG now operates 71 locations in 15 states.

The Company’s approach to treatment is individualized under physician supervision in an outpatient setting. Through evidence-based programs such as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), successful recovery is possible. MAT, the gold standard of care for opioid addiction, utilizes the combination of FDA approved medications with a full modality of behavioral health counseling and other support services for a comprehensive treatment approach to addiction. These programs demonstrate excellent results as measured by almost all objective criteria – abstinence from drug use, improvements in employment, family dynamics, and general well-being.

“We knew that there was strong clinical alignment philosophically,” said Wendy Looker, co-founder of CTR. “We were impressed with BHG’s patient-centered, comprehensive approach to opioid treatment. BHG has proven to be a leader in this treatment approach, and I know the team looks forward to working with their peers at BHG to improve access to life-saving and life-changing treatment here in Rhode Island.”
BHG Pawtucket Treatment Center is an Opioid Treatment Program located at 82 Pond Street, Pawtucket, RI, 02860.

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About BHG

Behavioral Health Group (BHG) is a fast-growing healthcare company creating a new class of recovery center for individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). BHG specializes in medication-assisted recovery (MAR) combined with addiction counseling delivered through the largest network of Joint Commission-accredited outpatient treatment and recovery centers in the U.S. Founded in 2006 and led by an experienced executive team with deep experience in the healthcare and behavioral health industries, BHG believes that comprehensive, evidence-based, personalized treatment plans focused on real recovery restore lives, strengthen families, and rejuvenate the communities in which we serve. BHG capabilities include a full range of counseling and behavioral health therapies for individual, family, and group counseling, medication-assisted recovery, intensive outpatient programs, mental health services, case management, and community resource coordination services delivered in its treatment centers and through telehealth. BHG treatment centers provide access to all FDA-approved medications through in-center dosing or prescriptions programs. BHG accepts Medicare, Medicaid, most major commercial health plans, and works with state grants to support patients who choose to self-pay. With 117 locations in 24 states, BHG has more than 2,100 employees who serve more than 43,000 patients. To learn more, visit

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