UPDATE: 3:40 p.m. Heavy.com was contacted by 5WPR, the PR agency that represents Morningwood, their statement to us reads:
STATEMENT FROM Mary Helen Beatificato, Chief Executive Officer, Morningside Recovery
….It has been reported in the media that Morningside has no license/certification to provide drug and alcohol treatment. This is completely false.
Media reports today regarding Morningside Recovery’s licenses are vastly inaccurate. Prior to November 2011, Morningside provided residential detoxification at one of its locations. In November 2011, this detoxification license was suspended and later revoked by the ADP for issues ranging from the improper storage of medication to failing to destroy medications after a client’s discharge. Any reference to the suspension and/or revocation of Morningside’s license on the ADP’s website and/or in the media is in reference to Morningside’s ability to provide residential detoxification services. This license revocation has no bearing and/or relevance to the services provided by Morningside since November 2, 2012.” Mary Helen Beatificato, Chief Executive Officer.
It was reported yesterday that Lindsay Lohan had checked into the Morningside Recovery in Costa Mesa, California, as part of a court order that she enter rehabilitation.
But TMZ reported today that Morningside had its license revoked in 2012, “for being careless with prescription drugs and operating beyond the scope of its license…” California Department of Alcohol and Drug Program Deputy Director of Licensing Millicent Tidwell told TMZ that Morningside “cannot give any treatment.”
RadarOnline reports that prosecutors will not let LiLo continue here “treatment” there.
Morningside’s website still carries this certificate on its homepage:
In 2012, the Daily Pilot reported that the city of Newport “terminated their agreement” with the facility:
The city said Morningside breached its original zoning agreement because of its multiple violations, including failing to provide information on the number of parolees and probationers at each facility; using the city seal on its website without authorization; and exceeding the maximum number of beds at its facilities, according to court documents. Smoking, parking and noise disturbances also violated conditions of the rehab center’s agreement, the city alleged. Newport Beach officials also said there were 15 police calls in a seven-month period.