Noted Psychiatrist and Addiction Specialist Craig Franke Joins Promises Austin

Craig Franke, MD, will join Promises Austin addiction treatment center in the Texas Hill Country in mid-July. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 – Craig Franke, MD, will join Promises Austin, a holistic addiction treatment center just outside of Austin, Texas, in mid-July. His team will include a 24-hour nursing staff, doctorate-level psychologist, nutritionist and clinically trained therapists, among others. Board certified in general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, Dr. Franke previously served as medical director for a nonprofit residential addiction treatment center in Austin, and also served as the medical director for Promises Austin. As soon as Dr. Franke’s path brought him back to the Austin area, he pursued re-engaging with his former position. “I’m delighted to be returning to Promises Austin,” said Dr. Franke. “Having formed a close connection with the team during my previous time here, this really feels like coming home.” His work experience includes a successful tenure at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, where he was medical director of the facility’s alcohol and drug dependency treatment program as well as senior staff physician in psychiatry. Dr. Franke was also an assistant professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, where he directed courses in substance abuse disorders to residents and fourth-year medical students. “Dr. Franke is an exceptional addition to our staff,” says Julie De Nofa, regional vice president of the Texas region for Promises Behavioral Health. “His expert knowledge and delivery of cutting-edge medical interventions for both addiction and psychiatric disorders exemplifies the type of holistic treatment that we are proud to offer at Promises Austin.” Dr. Franke’s experience treating trauma and mental health issues coupled with his vast knowledge of addiction has made him a highly respected and sought-after psychiatrist, De Nofa said. Promises Austin provides sophisticated, trauma-informed care for the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. The center offers a superior staff-to-client ratio and full slate of addiction treatment services, including supervised medical detox, 35- to 60-day residential treatment, an intensive three-day family program and comprehensive aftercare. Experienced clinicians draw from traditional and holistic therapies, including acupuncture, psychodrama, yoga, massage therapy, Integrative Breathwork, nutritional counseling and more.

About Promises Treatment Centers

Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu, CA, West Los Angeles, CA, and Austin, TX, are among the nation’s premier addiction treatment centers. Led by some of the country’s leading addiction specialists, Promises has built an international reputation for innovative addiction treatment and exceptional service. Whether an individual requires detox, residential drug rehab, outpatient treatment, extended care or a sober living environment, Promises has been a drug rehabilitation center of choice for more than 25 years. For more information about Promises Treatment Centers, call (866) 285-9441 or visit Promises Treatment Centers is part of Promises Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that also includes The Ranch, The Sexual Recovery Institute, The Recovery Place, Right Step, Journey Healing Centers, The Sundance Center, Lucida Treatment Center and Clarity Way. Elements 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 Promises Behavioral Health, visit

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