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Meet the Intake Team

Recovery Professional?

Recovery is something you have to work on every single day, and it’s something that doesn’t get a day off.

Cristina Meadows

Director of Intake/Admissions

Cristina Meadows has extensive experience in working in treatment, in addition, to pursuing a degree in Addiction Studies. Cristina has worked as a Treatment Intake & Admissions Call Center Manager with Clare Matrix, where she built and trained a team on the best practices regarding identifying client needs and client admissions.

During her employment at Breathe Life Healing Centers her team is a leader in building sustainable relationships with community partners, exemplary client focused care, family support, and a seamless admission process to optimum treatment.

Christina drives her department to overcome the barriers that can be presented to clients and their family’s access to their journey of recovery.

Erin McCrossin

Admissions Counselor

Erin McCrossin​

Erin is an Admissions Counselor in the Intake Department at Breathe. Erin has worked at Beit T’Shuvah and other treatment programs previously. Her skillset in conducting intake assessments, supporting the admission process and acting as a liaison with outside entities to support clients care needs is a great addition to the Breathe Team. Erin has also been a Certified Nurse Assistant, has educational experience in conflict resolution, and customer/client relations.

Elaine (Renee) Hadley

Intake Coordinator

Renee is a substance abuse intake counselor. She is currently enrolled in the CADC Certificate program and has experience as an intake advisor for substance abuse rehabilitation at Elements Behavioral Health. She is extremely detail oriented, resourceful, and organized with a strong ability to multitask. Her dedication and focus are clear in her interactions with clients.

At Phoenix House and LA County Children’s services, she worked alongside members of the multidisciplinary treatment team to deliver a full spectrum of clinical services.

As both a case manager and a children’s social worker, Renee is able to bring a unique perspective to her work with clients at Breathe.

Beginning Addiction Recovery

Change is about to begin— from the troublesome to the addictive and everything in between. We will help you find the answers you seek, the answers you deserve, and the understanding what changes need to be made to heal your life.

We recognize choosing a treatment program for yourself or a loved one is not an easy task. Chances are, you are full of fear and confusion of what is the best treatment option. For many, Insurance is an important detail which factors into the decision to enter a treatment program.

Oftentimes there is confusion around insurance.

These are all questions you might have when making a decision for yourself or for a loved one’s treatment.

It is our job to make this process as seamless as possible. We will work with your insurance company to gather coverage information and let you know exactly what your options are and how your insurance coverage will work at Breathe. Chances are, your insurance will pay for a significant portion of clinical services.

Breathe Life Healing Centers accepts all insurances for clinical services. We will also work with most insurance companies on additional services we offer. Prior to admission, we will conduct an assessment and a quote of your insurance benefits. Breathe will calculate your copay and direct bill your insurance for the clinical services provided.

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In addition to our Life Healing Centers, we also offer outpatient programs to those who live near our clinic. Clients take part in our full six-day a week clinical program while having the flexibility of living at home or another recovery environment. Breathe outpatient services are covered by most insurances and we work with all major insurance providers.

If you have any questions about the insurance or admissions process, please feel free to contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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