Caron Treatment Centers this month announced an expansion of services in Georgia under the new name Caron Atlanta. Among the services at a new location in Dunwoody are intensive outpatient services for teens and young adults, a primary outpatient group for young adults, and an early recovery aftercare group.
Susan Blank, MD, who served as Caron's chief medical officer in Pennsylvania in the late 2000s, has been named medical director for Caron Atlanta. Blank serves as president of the Georgia Society of Addiction Medicine. Dean Monteleone will serve as Caron Atlanta's clinical director.
Other services at Caron Atlanta include a student assistance program working with nearly 70 schools and youth service organizations, and free parent support meetings that are open to the general public.
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