New Perspectives
New Perspectives

Jul 8, 2010, 13:17

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Dr. Diane Walker
Medical Director

Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Service founded in 1984, is an extension of Forrest General Hospital treating adults, teens and children struggling with psychiatric and addiction issues and specializes in eating disorders and addiction treatment with both inpatient and outpatient and residential services. The inpatient unit for teens and children is designed to treat those struggling with behavior and academic issues, family issues, substance abuse, abuse that includes: physical, emotional and sexual; and psychiatric disorders that include depression, anxiety, PTSD, psychosis and bi-polar disorders.

Diane Walker, MD is the Medical Director and Psychiatrist/ Addictionologist at Pine Grove and Leonora Petty, MD specializes in Child and Adolescent services. Samantha, the most popular team member is certified in drug detection and canvases all Pine Grove areas with her handler, Derrick Guinn. Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Service is a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems and accredited by the Joint Commission of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO).

The 24 bed, inpatient program for children and teens offers treatment services that include a psychiatric evaluation and medical assessment, therapy that includes group, family and substance abuse groups, and an on campus school for continuation of studies and individualized discharge planning.

[This information came from the Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Service website.]

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