BHG Tennessee Announcement | Opioid Addiction Treatment Services

Behavioral Health Group (BHG) Acquires Opioid Treatment Program in Tennessee

Dallas, Texas – May 7, 2013 – Michael Cannizzaro, Behavioral Health Group (BHG) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, announced the acquisition of an opioid treatment program (OTP) in Central Tennessee located in Columbia. “We are pleased to welcome the Columbia staff and patients to the BHG experience of care. This strategic acquisition demonstrates our commitment to continually build relationships with the communities that we serve, while meeting our overall growth plans to serve individuals suffering from opioid addiction.”


Dwight Mussleman, BHG Chief Development Officer, said, “There are numerous patients to be served throughout Central Tennessee. We are proud to add this program to our Tennessee presence that currently includes centers in Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville and Paris.”


Denise Woodie, Program Director, said, “Our treatment center staff is excited to be a part of the BHG family. We have enjoyed working with the BHG executive team through this transition and found this integration process to be smooth and uncomplicated. Becoming part of the BHG network of treatment centers allows us to leverage both the organization’s resources and knowledge to deliver excellent patient care and enhanced support to ensure that our patients progress efficiently through their recovery process.”


About Behavioral Health Group


Behavioral Health Group (BHG) is a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services. BHG utilizes pharmacotherapy (maintenance and detoxification) as well as counseling to treat both the bio-chemical and psychosocial aspects of addiction. In doing so, BHG offers patients their best opportunity for a successful recovery. With 29 outpatient treatment centers across the Midwest/South/Southeast, BHG provides a critical service to thousands of individuals and their communities across the country. BHG treatment centers are accredited by The Joint Commission.


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