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The Promises Foundation Presents Distinguished Service Award to Renowned Interventionist

Posted on September 13th, 2011

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2011 – Roger Canevari, renowned interventionist and owner of Recovery Found, has been selected as the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Promises Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit public charity that has been committed to supporting substance abuse prevention and providing behavioral health services to low-income women and their families since 1999.

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Elements Alerts Parents about Rise in “Study Drug” Abuse and How to Recognize Withdrawal Symptoms from ADHD Medications when College Students Return Home

Posted on June 19th, 2011

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2011 – Elements Behavioral Health warns parents that more and more college students are abusing study drugs and provides information on how to recognize withdrawal symptoms and signs of addiction when their children return home for the summer. Many college students are exposed to illicit drug use and to prescription drug abuse while they are away at school, which can lead to risky behavior, injury, disease, addiction, and even death.

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Promises Treatment Centers Releases Free iPromises Recovery Companion for iPhone

Posted on June 8th, 2010

Update: Inc. Magazine article on iPromises Recovery Companion; Read  “An App for Postrehab Living”

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 9, 2010 – Promises Treatment Centers released a new iPhone app this week, the iPromises Recovery Companion. The app is offered for free in the iTunes store. The iPromises Recovery Companion offers a powerful tool to help build one of the most important elements of addiction recovery: a community of like-minded peers who understand the joys and challenges of recovery. iPromises allows you to easily contact your sponsor and friends in recovery, keep a calendar of meetings and service, get a daily positive message, and track your accomplishments, challenges, moods, and triggers.

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Promises’ Dr. David Sack Talks about Revamping Addiction Treatment

Posted on May 19th, 2010

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.

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Promises Treatment Centers Earns CARF Accreditation

Posted on April 6th, 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 Earns CARF Accreditation

Posted on March 29th, 2010

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.

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Promises Treatment Centers Hosts Continuing Education Event in West Los Angeles

Posted on March 17th, 2010

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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Dr. David Sack of Promises in the Media

Posted on February 20th, 2010

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.

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Dr. David Sack Interviewed by Time Magazine

Posted on February 18th, 2010

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.”

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