From The Desk Of The Ceo

Letter From the CEO

“Somewhere in my teens, I started down a road that led to a personal prison where I nearly destroyed my life. The amount of pain I caused my family and friends was calculated by how many times I made my mother cry, how many holidays I destroyed, and how many times I almost lost my life due to the use and abuse of alcohol and drugs. I became lost, walking down the dark path of the alcoholic/addict.

Somewhere along the way, the fun turned frightening, and the adventure turned into a nightmare from which I couldn’t wake up. My life was filled with anger and hopelessness, loneliness and desperation. My will to live became frighteningly thin, and no matter how many disappointments, no matter how bad the pain, no matter how bad things became, I could not shake free from my addiction.

Finally, in 1996 I found myself in treatment and then in the rooms of a Twelve Step Program. Like most addicts/alcoholics, I didn’t really want to be there-but I also didn’t want to go back to living the insanity my life had become. I couldn’t move backwards to the “good old days,” when the fun was still there in force, and couldn’t see my way forward alone. This was my life without alcohol and drugs. I was facing the addict’s ultimate predicament: I was incapable of envisioning life either with drugs and alcohol or without them.

I once heard it said that, (stopping)-is easy, but staying stopped- that’s damn near impossible for an alcoholic/addict. Thankfully, the clinicians who directed me to a Twelve Step Program, – along with countless others who reached their hands out to help- all said the same thing: that I had come to a place where the impossible was made possible, so long as I was willing to go to any lengths and make an honest effort.

So I lied and said I was.

Thus began my journey to an experience that goes well beyond mere words, or anything I could jot down in a simple message from a CEO.

My life drastically changed as a result of following directions. As a result of being WILLING to have another person guide me towards real recovery. I went from being practically homeless, unemployable, unwelcomed by family and friends- to owning several homes, holding prestigious jobs on Wall Street, and mending the broken ties that I had created during the darkest moments of my life. The houses, the job, having my loved ones trust me again- all were amazing. My universe completely shifted. But more importantly, my soul shifted. The entire essence of who I became as a result of substance abuse had been, eradicated. My life stopped being about me and what I needed, and became about others, and what THEY needed.

For the last 20 years I’ve sat across my kitchen table with alcoholics and addicts and have witnessed transformations that never cease to amaze and astound me. Being a small part of those transformations has been a privilege and an honor. When I decided it was time to take my experience and attempt to make a bigger impact than with just the one-on-one work I’d been doing, I knew it meant surrounding myself with an extremely solid clinical team of compassionate people with a shared vision. It meant creating an impactful program that incorporated the tools we’ve found most important and helpful in our own recoveries.

Strong clinical groundwork and spiritual experiences, when woven together, creates an unshakeable foundation for life. My experience has shown me that, when properly combined, this approach can and does yield dramatic, life-saving results. This isn’t theoretical. This is a fact based, not only upon my personal experience, but the experience of millions of people who came before me.

If you or a loved one are suffering from addiction, please come speak with us. My staff and I have more passion for recovery than I could possibly convey in a letter. We can help you make a beginning. We can help set you on a path to sustainable, lifelong recovery. Every journey begins with the first step. There IS hope and you CAN recover. ”


-Richard Hession, Chief Executive Officer




Take The First Step Towards A Better Tomorrow

Federal and state law and regulations protect the confidentiality of alcohol and drug dependence patient records maintained by BlueCrest Recovery Center. Generally, the program may not say to a person outside the program that a client attends the practice/program, or disclose any information identifying a client as being alcohol or drug dependent unless:

  • The client consents in writing
  • The disclosure is allowed by a court order
  • The disclosure is made to medical personnel in a medical emergency or to qualified personnel for research, audit, or practice/program evaluation.
  • The disclosure is made to the insurance provider for reimbursement purposes

Violation of the federal law and regulations by a practice/program is a crime. Suspected violations may be reported to appropriate authorities in accordance with federal regulations.

Federal law and regulations do not protect any information about a crime committed by a client either at the practice/program or against any person who works for the practice/program or about any threat to commit such a crime. Federal laws and regulations do not protect any information about suspected child abuse or neglect from being reported under state law to appropriate state or local authorities.

We accept most major insurance carriers and will work with you to help manage your deductibles and copays.  If you do not have insurance, we will work with you to make affordable payments based on a sliding scale according to income.

Research supports the efficacy of group therapy for the treatment of addiction.  To that end, most of our treatment is done in groups (both large 20 people max and smaller 4 people).  In addition, our clinicians will be meeting with every client at least once per month, regardless of the level of care.  Some clients may require more individual therapy.  The treatment team will review this and make the clinically appropriate decision.

YES!  Your clinician will work with you to arrange for either individual family therapy sessions and/or multi-family group therapy.

BlueCrest Recovery Center will conduct an assessment, or level of care evaluation. The goal is to determine the appropriate level of care to meet the client’s individual needs and to provide a recommendation.

Yes, in fact patients with moderate co-occurring illnesses tend to be very successful in our program.  Every client that comes to our facility receives a psychological evaluation to determine any issues. If there are any psychiatric issues determined, we will develop a dual diagnosis treatment plan that will be individualized for each client.

BlueCrest Recovery adheres to the highest treatment standards established by its accrediting agencies. BlueCrest is currently accredited by Joint Commission and   The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities also known as CARF. These governing agencies certify that our services are consistently meeting rigorous treatment standards and to ensure the highest quality of care is always being provided.

A treatment day at BlueCrest consists of three one-hour groups for Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) clients and five one-hour groups for Partial Care Program (PCP) clients. Group schedules for all treatment days are outlined by a clinical curriculum that integrates a multitude of the treatment modalities we offer. Our therapists will conduct weekly individual sessions with each client. These one-on-one sessions most often occurs during treatment hours in lieu of a group session. BlueCrest’s clinical schedule offers comprehensive and diverse therapeutic approaches including, among many others, process (discussion) group, 12-step education/didactic groups, yoga and meditation sessions and life skills training.

BlueCrest is dedicated to healing families as well as the individual client. Our Family Program more casually referred to as “Family Night,” is a weekly meeting held every Wednesday night from 6pm to 9pm. Family night is open to the public, so anyone may attend to experience the positive and energetic atmosphere of our treatment center. Our licensed clinicians facilitate a process or educational group for family members from 6pm to 7:15pm. Family members are encouraged to stay for our 12-step educational group at 7:30pm. Client’s also participate in this 12-step meeting, giving family members with loved ones in treatment the opportunity to spend time with them. And we always provide food! So, please come early to eat and sit with some of our staff. 

The last Wednesday of the month is a special night when we celebrate clean and sober time for current and past clients. The 6pm discussion group on the last Wednesday is attended by both clients and loved ones for a multi-family session. With written consent from the client, BlueCrest Recovery Center will schedule family session during this time or schedule a family session at a different time that is more convenient for you. 

Transitioning from treatment to independent living is a common relapse trigger. BlueCrest’s multiple levels of care are intended to gradually “step-down” clinical structure as clients build independence and grow their 12-step program. Clinicians and our Case Manager will assist in making any necessary aftercare referrals for continued care including but not limited to psychiatrists, doctors and therapists.