Promises® Young Adult Drug Rehab Center Welcomes New Program Director

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) Nov. 30, 2016 – Promises® Young Adult treatment center in West Los Angeles named Frank Sanchez, PhD, LMFT, as its program director. Dr. Sanchez has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues. “I have known Promises to be the gold standard of treatment in Los Angeles, and I am excited to be a part of this team that uses a holistic treatment approach to healing and recovery,” said Dr. Sanchez. “My hope is to continue Promises’ legacy of providing sophisticated clinical care, working to understand the individual’s complexities and providing directed collaborative treatment alongside the exceptional Promises professionals.” As program director, Dr. Sanchez oversees the treatment center’s therapists and young adult programming. He has extensive experience in this area, previously serving as program director at Phoenix House, a co-occurring disorders treatment center for adolescents. Dr. Sanchez earned a doctorate of philosophy from Pacifica Graduate Institute in California and a master’s degree from Antioch University. He is an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University and California Lutheran University, teaching subjects in addictions and gender and sexuality. “Frank’s comprehensive understanding of addiction and his experience in the field of substance abuse treatment will greatly benefit the Promises Young Adult program, our clients and their families,” said Amy Spahr, executive director of Promises Treatment Centers®. Treatment at Promises Young Adult drug rehab program is evidence-based, engaging and tailored to the unique needs of young people. The treatment team includes highly trained master’s level clinicians who place a strong focus on relapse prevention and teaching clients useful recovery skills for everyday life. Clients participate in traditional therapies as well as innovative approaches such as Rock to Recovery; art therapy; equine therapy; wolf experience; and fitness and yoga.

About Promises Treatment Centers®

Promises Treatment Centers® is 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 eating disorder treatment, drug or alcohol detox, residential drug rehab, outpatient treatment, extended care or a sober living environment, Promises has been a treatment center of choice for more than 25 years. For more information, visit or call (866) 285-9441. Promises Treatment Centers is a member of Promises Behavioral Health, an owner of a nationwide platform of behavioral health programs with over 750 licensed beds throughout nine states. The Promises Behavioral Health® family of programs offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, depression and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, trauma, sexual addiction, and other mental health disorders. Through its programs, the company is committed to delivering evidence-based, clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family network. For more information, visit

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