Dr. Flora Sadri wants you to know that change is not only possible, but that you deserve every chance to create the life you want. In her role as the National Medical Director of Substance Use Disorder, Dr. Flora Sadri hopes to reiterate this message for clients through the Promises P.A.T.H. program, especially the medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) program. The P.A.T.H. program locations work by combining therapeutic substance use disorder treatment and medication for opioid disorder through comprehensive outpatient services. Through these locations, Dr. Sadri and Promises Behavioral Health as whole have created innovative treatment locations that create accessibility for healing.
Flora Sadri graduated from Boston University in biomedical engineering. She would later go on to complete two master’s degrees, one in epidemiology in biostatistics and the other in medical science, along with her doctorate in medicine from University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sadri began her career as an epidemiologist in infectious disease and research for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Her interest in human physiology and disease lead her to a career as a family physician at The Community Health Center of Franklin County and then Gardner Family Medicine, a private practice in Gardner, MA. It was here that Dr. Sadri found her true calling. In her time as a family physician, Dr. Sadri saw firsthand the experience of people living with a substance use disorder as many of them were stigmatized and went untreated. With her desire to help people, Dr. Sadri made the decision to work with the recovery community as a physician utilizing medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder for CleanSlate Centers. It was this passion and drive to truly help people change their lives that led her to become part of the Promises Behavioral Health leadership team.
Dr. Sadri is a member of many esteemed community affiliations including the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). She has sat as a chairperson for both AAFP and ASAM and has a well-read publication in AAFP News detailing how family medicine can lead addiction care efforts.
Dr. Sadri loves to share optimistic stories of transformation, hope and resiliency. She firmly believes that these tales of personal achievement in the face of substance use disorder can help clients begin to lay the foundation of their own stories of change. She also hopes these tales help show those not in recovery how important love and support is during the treatment process.