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An Interview with Patricia Womack: Residential Counselor at Promises West Los Angeles

With 23 years in recovery, Patricia (Pat) Womack has a unique way of connecting with her clients. “I’ve been to hell and back,” she said, “so while I may not know exactly how a client is feeling, I can tell them that I’ve been there and that I understand. It’s not just something I read …

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An Interview with Chris Weber, Outpatient Counselor at Promises Treatment Centers

Before Chris Weber was an outpatient counselor at Promises Treatment Centers, he was a professional recording and touring musician, performing on stage in front of thousands of people. Chris was also using drugs and alcohol, which led to several attempts to become sober and an intervention by his friends and family. After entering treatment at …

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An Interview with Chris Weber, Outpatient Counselor at Promises Treatment Centers

Before Chris Weber was an outpatient counselor at Promises Treatment Centers, he was a professional recording and touring musician, performing on stage in front of thousands of people. Chris was also using drugs and alcohol, which led to several attempts to become sober and an intervention by his friends and family. After entering treatment at …

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iPromises Featured in Inc Magazine

The iPromises Recovery Companion, a free iPhone app developed by Promises Behavioral Health, was written up in the December 2010/January 2011 edition of Inc. Magazine. “Promises Treatment Centers relies on strong word of mouth and a sterling reputation. The right app, it learned, can generate both.”

Promises Treatment Centers Warns Holiday Stress Can Lead to Riskier Substance Abuse

Addiction psychiatrist Dr. David Sack warns families to keep a close eye on substance abusers whose behavior may escalate during holidays, which could result in DUIs or other serious consequences. Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) November 23, 2010 –  Holidays are meant to bring families together for good cheer and celebration, but for some families the …

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An Interview with Sheila Balkan: Criminologist and Court Consultant

Addiction often leads people to become involved with the court system—through a DUI, forging prescriptions, or other situations that stem from the desperation that can surround drug and alcohol addiction. It can be incredibly difficult to face the many adverse elements of addiction when you are not only accountable to yourself and your family, but …

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An Interview with Sheila Balkan: Criminologist and Court Consultant

Addiction often leads people to become involved with the court system—through a DUI, forging prescriptions, or other situations that stem from the desperation that can surround drug and alcohol addiction. It can be incredibly difficult to face the many adverse elements of addiction when you are not only accountable to yourself and your family, but …

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An Interview with Patricia Meyers, Clinical Director of Admissions at Promises

Thirteen years ago, Patricia Meyers’ father put his foot down. “We’re done with you,” he said. “You might as well be dead because we don’t even know who you are anymore, and you’re not welcome at our house.” Knowing that he meant it this time, Patricia decided to get clean. After going through 90-day treatment …

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An Interview with Richard Rogg, Founder of Promises Treatment Centers

Prior to opening Promises Treatment Centers in 1989, Richard Rogg worked in real estate. When he realized that his heart was in the addiction field, he made the switch. “I was very passionate about Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 steps, and I had a vision of providing the best treatment and environment for people recovering …

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Promises Drug Treatment Centers See a Troubling Rise in Opiate Addiction

Addiction Psychiatrist Dr. David Sack recommends an integrated approach to opiate addiction treatment to reduce the risk of relapse. (Vocus) July 1, 2009 — Speculation around the cause of Michael Jackson’s death has brought to the public eye what Promises Treatment Centers has long recognized as a growing problem: opiate prescription drug addiction. Very few …

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