Jacksonville, Fla.-based Lakeview Health is citing the treatment needs generated by the opioid crisis in its move to expand capacity for the second time this year. The treatment facility announced Oct. 6 that it will add 10 residential beds and six detox beds to its current programming.
“The opioid crisis has dramatically changed the number of people needing immediate treatment,” Lakeview Health chief of staff Kevin Holbert, MD, said in a news release. “With this important increase in detox and residential capacity, we can save more lives at a highly critical time in the recovery process.”
Lakeview officials added that next spring they will open an additional 54 beds for a facility to meet women's increasing treatment needs. Lakeview, which has been in operation since 2001, states that recent national statistics have shown a significant increase in the prevalence of heavy drinking among women.