MT. LAUREL, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pinnacle Treatment Centers, a leading provider of community-based drug and alcohol addiction treatment services offering a full continuum of care, has acquired HealthQwest in Georgia. 

Founded in 2008, HealthQwest provides professionally supervised medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and medical withdrawal as a licensed Narcotic Treatment Program (NTP) in the state of Georgia. It serves nearly 1,100 patients daily through five outpatient centers located in Buford, Douglasville, Macon, Savannah, and Warner Robins.

The acquisition increases Pinnacle’s reach and capabilities in treating those suffering from opioid addiction and furthers its mission of making recovery possible for individuals who need it.

Joe Pritchard, CEO of Pinnacle, said, “Similar to Pinnacle, HealthQwest has a long track record of providing effective treatment rooted in evidence-based care. We’re excited to bring HealthQwest into our network of care, extend our reach to Georgia, and continue assisting communities that have been plagued by the opioid epidemic.”

In Georgia, more than 60% of drug overdose deaths involved opioids with 866 fatalities reported in 2018. Deaths involving heroin continued to rise with 299 reported in 2018. Read the full press release here.