Austin, Texas (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 \u2013 Craig Franke, MD, will join Promises P.A.T.H, 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 P.A.T.H. As soon as Dr. Franke\u2019s path brought him back to the Austin area, he pursued re-engaging with his former position. \u201cI\u2019m delighted to be returning to Promises P.A.T.H,\u201d says Dr. Franke. \u201cHaving formed a close connection with the team during my previous time here, this really feels like coming home.\u201d His work experience includes a successful tenure at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, where he was medical director of the facility\u2019s 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. \u201cDr. Franke is an exceptional addition to our staff,\u201d says Julie De Nofa, regional vice president of the Texas region for Elements Behavioral Health. \u201cHis 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 P.A.T.H.\u201d Dr. Franke\u2019s experience treating trauma and mental health issues coupled with his vast knowledge of addiction has made him a highly respected and sought-after psychiatrist, adds De Nofa. Promises P.A.T.H 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.