Jason ZW Powers, MD, MAPP, voted one of Houston\u2019s Top Doctors for 2015 by H Texas magazine. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 4, 2015 \u2013 For the fifth consecutive year, Jason ZW Powers, MD, MAPP, chief medical officer for The Right Step\u00ae family of programs and the Promises\u00ae Austin addiction treatment center in Texas, has been named one of Houston\u2019s Top Doctors by H Texas magazine. The annual list of top doctors is the result of voting by peers and clients. Dr. Powers recently published his second book, Positive Recovery Daily Guide. In addition to his book, the Positive Recovery curriculum he created is being implemented at the Promises Austin program and The Right Step treatment centers throughout Texas. Positive Recovery is designed to help people with addiction and the professionals who treat them to flourish. Positive Recovery combines traditional and effective new strategies with research findings from the science of well-being \u2013 positive psychology \u2013 to help make a life in recovery so rich and rewarding that relapse is less likely. Through Positive Recovery, clients learn how to effectively increase positivity, engagement, relationships, meaning and achievement from staff members who also graduate from their own training known as Positive Recovery University. \u201cI\u2019ve seen what happens when you don't take care of staff. If the staff is burned out, they can\u2019t model \u2018healthy\u2019 very well to clients,\u201d says Dr. Powers. \u201cBut, when staff members are engaged, forming high-quality connections and thriving, they create a best-place-to-work culture in which they infect one another and clients with a strengths-based approach and higher amounts of well-being; and in turn, the therapeutic milieu thrives.\u201d \u201cDr. Powers\u2019 extensive knowledge coupled with his true understanding of the addict and their family creates the foundation for long-term sobriety,\u201d says Julie K. Denofa, regional vice president Texas for The Right Step and Promises Austin. \u201cUsing his strength-based Positive Recovery curriculum, Dr. Powers helps our clients find meaning and satisfaction in sobriety.\u201d \u201cIt is always an honor to be voted a top doc,\u201d says Dr. Powers. \u201cI\u2019m just proud to work with so many excellent people who each deserve a piece of any accolade that comes my way.\u201d About Dr. Powers Jason ZW Powers, MD, holds a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He was among the first group of doctors certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, the highest credentialing board in the country, and is president of the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a local expert for The Partnership for a Drug Free America. Dr. Powers is also the author of the comprehensive book about addiction When the Servant Becomes the Master. About The Right Step\u00ae Treatment Centers The Right Step\u00ae family of programs is a network of outpatient and inpatient addiction treatment centers in Texas. Founded in 1990, it provides compassionate, comprehensive treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring issues. In recognition of its high-quality programming, breadth and depth of treatment services, and commitment to personalized care, it has earned full accreditation by the Joint Commission. Today, it is one of the largest private treatment providers for chemical dependency and co-occurring issues in the Southwest. For more information about The Right Step family of programs, call (855) 893-5987 or visit www.rightstep.com. About Promises\u00ae Austin Located on a private nine-acre estate in the scenic Texas Hill Country, the Promises\u00ae Austin program offers addiction and mental health treatment for adults ages 26 and over in a peaceful, restorative setting. Doctoral and master\u2019s level clinicians provide trauma-informed care complemented by a wide range of traditional and experiential therapies. For more information, call (866) 285-9441 or visit www.promisesaustin.com. The Right Step and Promises Austin are members of the Elements Behavioral Health\u00ae family of behavioral health programs located throughout the U.S. Elements Behavioral Health offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit www.promisesbehavioralhealth.com.