Major Acquisition of San Cristobal Treatment Center Expands Industry Leader’s Reach into New Mexico

Continuum of care now includes nationally recognized “adventure-based” treatment of young adult men who suffer from chemical dependency and co-occurring issues.

We are very happy and proud to announce that TRS Behavioral Care, Inc., parent company of The Right Step and Spirit Lodge has acquired San Cristobal Treatment Center of Taos, NM, greatly increasing the company’s geographic reach and leadership position in the chemical dependence treatment field. TRS, named one of Houston’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies for the past two years, ended 2011 with the highest revenue in the company’s 22-year history. The San Cristobal acquisition extends TRS’ reach beyond Texas and also expands its continuum of care to include adventure-based addiction treatment for young men. “Despite the economy, TRS continues to grow and improve, both in terms of finances and accomplishments.” said George Joseph, chief executive officer of TRS since 1994.  San Cristobal Treatment Center is a nationally recognized leader in the treatment of young adult men (ages 18 to 26) who suffer from chemical dependency with co-occurring issues such as emotional/behavioral conditions, psychiatric concerns, low self-esteem, legal problems, low motivation, few practical life skills, and little or no sense of a direction in life. Like The Right Step and Spirit Lodge, San Cristobal uses highly-effective, Twelve Step and evidence-based methodologies so there is a natural synergy that will benefit both the company and our clients,” Joseph said. Dave Johnson, CEO of San Cristobal, will continue to manage his team, comprised of addiction clinicians and expert-level adventure and wilderness professionals. “The 90-120 day program takes place on 120 secluded acres where clients discover a “natural high” with a 21-day “wilderness experience,” hiking, mountain biking, skiing & snowboarding, whitewater rafting, backpacking, and other program elements such as a high/low ropes course, woodshop, recording studio, horseback riding, and sports,” Johnson said. “We are excited that, by joining with TRS, we will elevate our nationally-known status even further through accreditation by The Joint Commission.”

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