Community Recovery Los Angeles (CRLA) Announces The Next Round Of Expansion In Hollywood

Jan 19, 2016, 14:51 ET from Community Recovery Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Magda Broekere, the Facility Manager of CRLA Melrose announced the signing of a lease expanding the size of the Hollywood facility. The company held an informal ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the acquisition.

"We have taken possession of the previous Hatfield restaurant adjacent to our current facility, giving us the entire block," said Broekere. The CRLA treatment program has been growing to meet demand, and has doubled in the past year to more than 250 clients on average within the community. "This will support our community with an adequate structure and outpatient offices, and still allows for room to grow and adapt to the needs of our clients."

The current location at 6715 Melrose Ave houses an outpatient addiction treatment program, the Grounded coffee shop, the Melrose Community Health Clinic, The Los Angeles Family Institute and its Certified Addiction Counselor Training program.

"The new space will be one where our clients are serviced by day and then in the evening the space transforms into a sober performing arts space," states Ashley Fontenot, Community Liaison for the new property. "For the sober community and those under 21, this will be a welcome addition of resources where the arts can thrive without the barrage of alcohol sales." Members of Alcohol Anonymous and other recovery programs have expressed an interest in using the space.  "We are thrilled to lead the way and provide this much needed resource to the vibrant arts community in this area," shared Fontenot.

"This acquisition really speaks to the core values of CRLA. Our programs are not just about 'getting clean' they are about managing your addiction and relearning how to live your life sober. Expanding the arts and job training program provides immeasurable benefits to our clients, and it's a huge part of why CRLA has such a high success rate," continued Fontenot.

CRLA is also the subject of a documentary about addiction and recovery, titled "Loaded," expected in theatres in 2016. 

CRLA is a fully licensed recovery program based in California. Operating in 12 facilities across Southern California and Colorado, CRLA provides behavioral health treatment to those in addiction and its co-occurring disorders. Community Recovery's treatment program is based on the premise that addiction is often rooted in trauma that is usually left undiagnosed and untreated. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, please call CRLA at (888) 217-2311 or visit them online at

For more inquires for CRLA, please contact Janell Barrett Jones – (818) 585-6356, For more info on Loaded, please visit

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SOURCE Community Recovery Los Angeles