CRC Health Group Announces Acquisition of Durham's Structure House, Weight Loss Facility

Saturday, September 22, 2007 General News
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DURHAM, N.C. and CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 21 Dr. Barry Karlin, Chairman and CEO of CRC Health Group, has announced theacquisition of Structure House, a residential, weight-loss facility for adultsdealing with overweight, obesity and diabetes located in Durham, NorthCarolina. Founded in 1977 by Dr. Gerard J. Musante, Ph.D., a clinicalpsychologist and leading authority in weight-loss, Structure House isdedicated to achieving long-term weight loss through behavioral modificationand lifestyle change.

"We are delighted to welcome Structure House and its team to the CRCfamily," said Dr. Karlin. "Structure House is a very successful, highquality, comprehensive program that focuses on helping adults gain control oftheir weight, health and lives. The addition of Structure House to ourexisting healthy living programs allows for a full range of services to thosein need and will nicely complement our adolescent obesity program."

Dr. Musante also expressed great enthusiasm about this new relationshipand the significant opportunities it presents for Structure House. "We havelong respected what CRC Health's team has done in developing and managing itsnetwork of outstanding facilities," said Dr. Musante. "This is an excitingopportunity for Structure House to expand and become an integral part of thecountry's leading specialty healthcare organization."

Under the new arrangement, all aspects of Structure House's treatmentprogram will remain unchanged. Dr. Musante will continue as Structure House'sdirector, and all of the key staff, programs, services and treatment methodswill also remain entirely the same.

The infusion of CRC's resources into the Structure House program under thecontinued guidance and vision of its designer, Dr. Musante, will enable thesuccessful expansion of the current Structure House facility both in Durhamand in another location on the West Coast. "We are extremely pleased that Dr.Musante has agreed to continue in his current leadership role at StructureHouse," Karlin added. "His dedication to achieving the highest standards ofquality has earned the facility a reputation for excellence in the field ofweight management."

This partnership will also enable Structure House to explore new offeringsfor participants as well as create a more comprehensive "E-Care Program" forcontinuing treating participants at home through telephone and Internetcontact.

Additional Information About CRC Health Group

With 142 programs in 30 states and the UK, CRC Health Group is the largestand most comprehensive network of behavioral/educational health programs inthe nation. As a world-class specialty health organization, CRC Health hasprovided healing and hope in the lives of their patients and students. Byoffering the largest array of personalized treatment services, individuals,families and professionals can choose the most appropriate treatment settingfor their behavioral, addiction and therapeutic educational needs. Every day,than 25,000 people receive treatment from CRC programs making it the mosttrusted specialized behavioral health organization in the nation. CRC HealthGroup's motivation for growth stems from a deep commitment to make theirservices widely and easily available to those in need, while maintaining apassion for delivering advanced behavioral, addiction and therapeuticeducational services. For over two decades, CRC programs have helpedindividuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives.

For more about CRC Health, please visit or call877.272.8668

Additional Information About Structure House

Structure House, Inc., a residential weight loss facility in Durham, N.C.,offers a unique, behavioral approach to weight loss and healthy lifestylechange. The facility, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in March 2007,integrates principles of nutrition and

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