Addiction and mental health disorders affect the lives of millions of Americans. It is estimated that expenditures of treatment of substance abuse and mental health care approaches $35 billion a year. Many providers of treatment operate on a for profit basis, and CRC Health is the nation’s largest single provider of for profit addiction recovery and mental health care services. CRC operates over 100 inpatient and outpatient facilities in 21 states with 2010 revenues approaching half a billion dollars. CRC is a corporation wholly owned and controlled by Bain Capital.
Sierra Tucson, located outside of Tucson, AZ, is one of CRC’s premier facilities, accounting for 10% of CRC’s annual revenue. However, in recent years Sierra Tucson has been the subject lawsuits and state regulator’s investigations and sanctions. The common theme has been Sierra Tucson’s failure to adequately care for and supervise it’s patients. Most recently, the State of Arizona fined Sierra Tucson and put it on a probationary license for failures related to the disappearance and death of a patient named Kenneth Litwack. You can read more about Dr. Litwack’s death here.
Nationwide, CRC facilities have come under scrutiny for failure to provide reasonable patient care. Deaths and serious injuries at their facilities have triggered investigation.
We represent individuals and families who suffer as a result of CRC, and its facilities’ failures. If you have questions about your experience with CRC or any of its facilities or have a story to tell, we would appreciate hearing from you. Your story may help someone.
Please contact us if you have any information regarding questionable activity or failures at any CRC facility. You can be assured that any information you submit will be kept extremely confidential.