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Lindsay Lohan is back in the news after she failed to report to a mandatory court hearing in Los Angeles, which resulted in a warrant for her arrest. Judge Marsha Revel of Los Angeles County Superior Court also revoked Lohan’s probation, which she was given after two arrested in 2007 on drunk-driving charges. The judge stipulated that if she makes bail, she will be prohibited from drinking alcohol, required to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet, and undergo weekly drug testing.
The following article by Alexa Hyland was published in the Los Angeles Business Journal on April 19, 2010:
Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 6, 2010 – The three-year CARF Accreditation demonstrates Promises Treatment Centers’ dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of those they serve and shows an established pattern of practice excellence.
Promises Treatment Centers has achieved a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an independent, nonprofit accreditor of human service providers in such fields as behavior health care. CARF accreditation demonstrates Promises’ dedication to superior performance for their clients.
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Promises Treatment Centers has passed the rigorous standards of The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and become accredited by CARF for a period of three years. The CARF accreditation covers both the residential programs (Malibu and West Los Angeles) and the Intensive Outpatient Program in West LA.
“This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to impriving the quality of the lives of the persons served. Services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicated an established pattern of practice excellent.” (CARF accreditation letter)
From the CARF website:
“Accreditation is a good sign that an organization cares about delivering quality services to its customers. You can think of accreditation as a “seal of quality” that the organization’s services have been awarded because they have delivered positive results…The CARF accreditation process promotes the highest standards of quality.”
Promises Treatment Centers’ long tradition of providing the highest quality of services is reflected in this latest achievement. We strive to remain a leader in the addiction treatment field by offering the most effective, compassionate, and clinically rigorous programs for our clients.
To learn more about CARF accreditation visit their website.
We have added a great interactive feature to the Promises website:
If you click on the glowing circles you will get a list of how alcohol effects the part of the body (or your life). This interactive piece is a tool for understanding that alcohol abuse affects almost all the major organ systems as well as all aspects of your life.
Promises Treatment Centers Hosts Continuing Education Event in West Los Angeles
(Vocus) March 17, 2010 — On Wednesday, March 24th, Promises Treatment Centers will host a continuing education event for therapists at its West Los Angeles location. Jorid Nygard, MFT, will be offering a brief overview of the developmental stages couples go through, providing a better understanding of the power imbalances and stalemates that so often occur in relationship. She will also review therapeutic techniques that improve communication and encourage partners to explore internal vulnerabilities.
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This week David Sack, M.D., CEO of Promises Treatment Centers was for his expertise by a number of media outlets. Because Promises has been treating addiction for more than 20 years, reporters often seek comment on stories related to addiction, compulsive behavior, and treatment.
On Monday, Dr. Sack appeared on ABC Evening News with Diane Sawyer to discuss setting financial limits with children who are using drugs. On Friday he appeared on Fox 11 News in Los Angeles to discuss sexual addiction. Many media outlets were covering the public apology by Tiger Woods so there was significant coverage related to the issue of sexual compulsivity. Earlier this week, Dr. Sack was interviewed by Time Magazine for an article on doctors who over-prescribe prescription medications to celebrities.
The Los Angeles times quote Dr. Sack in the Friday edition: http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-tiger-woods20-2010feb20,0,1214109.story
As a dual-diagnosis treatment center, Promises has expertise in the treatment of sexual addiction.
In the Tuesday, February 16th edition of Time Magazine David Sack, M.D., CEO of Promises Treatment Centers was interviewed by Time Magazine for an article on how doctors enable celebrity drug addiction.
Michael Jackson’s Health: Why Do Doctors Coddle Celebrities?
Sack points out an often fatal misconception. “What I would hope, first of all,” he says, “is that people would realize that just because a drug is prescribed doesn’t mean it’s safe. It’s only safe in a context, and once you change that context and you start to mix it with other pills and alcohol, it’s not going to be safe. The public needs education, and I think physicians, when they realize the risks, are much less likely to be pressured into prescribing them when they’re inappropriate or, more importantly, prescribing things without adequate supervision.”
On Sunday, February 21, 2010, Promises Treatment Centers will offer a recovery workshop at it’s outpatient center in West Los Angeles. Our facilitators will guide participants through accessing their own intuition, learn Native American spiritual principles, and enhance their creativity through experiential learning.
Learn more about the Spirit Journey Workshop
“The king of celebrity rehab, this impressive facility was one of the first clinics to cater to the tastes of star clients.”
Top Ten Luxury Rehab Centers
“There was a belief that 30 days was the right number,” David Sack, CEO of Promises, told the Times. “But there was absolutely no data to say 30 days was the right number. … What we’re seeing now is this much broader view for how to manage addiction. There isn’t this naive optimism that people will reach 30 days and they’ll be fine.” -David Sack, M.D., CEO of Promises Treatment Centers
Rehab Programs Extend Stays To 3 Months
Wall Street Journal – November 10, 2008
Dr. David Sack of Promises quoted in article in the LA TImes.
Substance Abuse Treatment, Drug Abuse, Clinical Outcomes
Los Angeles Times
November 10, 2008
American Health Journal
Dr. David Sack of Promises Treatment Centers
“…Unlike its imitators, Promises isn’t just a superficial setting for sobriety. Boasting literally thousands of success stories for over two decades (in both Malibu and West LA outpost)…its approach to sobriety is as serious-minded as can be, no matter how rich, powerful, or privileged the client.
Los Angeles Confidential Magazine
January 12, 2008