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Promises Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Professionals

Recovery begins with a promise.

Promises Professionals Treatment Program (PTP) provides exceptional drug and alcohol addiction services.  We specialize in working with State Professional Health Programs (PHPs) and Regulatory Boards (e.g. State Medical Boards, Pharmacy Boards, Dental Boards, etc. as well as State Bar Associations, etc.). Our addiction treatment center is purposefully located in a flourishing urban area so that our clients have convenient access to a breadth of specialized services and resources.  We have a full-time addiction psychiatrist and numerous psychiatric consultants that allow us to effectively  treat co-occurring mental disorders.

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How the Promises Professionals Treatment Program Sets Itself Apart From Other Programs:

  • Distinguished Leadership – Our medical director, Gregory Skipper, MD, has over 30 years of experience working with health professionals. He ran a Physician Health Program for 12 years and has conducted more than 2,000 evaluations. He works directly with every patient and every referent.
  • Cross-Collaboration – Designed, staffed and experienced to work effectively with Professional Health Programs and State Regulatory Boards.
  • A Standalone Program for Professionals – Rather than a treatment track, which may include young adults and other client populations, our patient milieu is exclusively made up of adults, primarily healthcare professionals. This offers a more intense and focused experience for our patients.
  • Extensive Local Network of Specialized Services – We utilize nearby community resources including UCLA medical center and other specialty clinics (e.g., Comprehensive Pain Program, Sex and Intimacy Disorder Programs, Neurosciences Associates for Cognitive Disorders, UCLA Gambling Studies Program, OCD Clinic of LA, Los Angeles Body Dysmorphic Disorder Clinic, UCLA DBT Program, UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center and others) to provide complex care for our patients.
  • 12-Step Alternatives Available – Although 12-step programs are our mainstay, we have the capability to treat patients and have them participate in alternative programs (e.g., Refuge Recovery, SMART Recovery, and others as well as AA meetings that include meditation).
  • Skilled Clinicians – Our therapists are highly seasoned and know how to work effectively with professional clients, their referents and families.

Professionals Treatment Program

Is Promises Professionals Treatment Program (PTP) the Right Treatment for You?

While focusing on  professionals, PTP is not limited to licensed professionals. Our goal is to provide non-licensed professionals with the same approach that has been used with licensed professionals and that has a remarkably high success rate (up to 96% ).  

Professionals Treatment Program

Program Foundation & Treatment Philosophy

Professionals Treatment at Promises (PTP) is primarily conducted as a residential day treatment program, though all levels of care are available. The program is for motivated adults (25 and over) who seek long-term recovery and a high quality of life.

Over the past three decades, an exceptional system of care has emerged in the U.S. to address the needs of professionals suffering from addictions and co-occurring disorders. This system is composed of specialized evaluation and treatment programs that work in concert with regulatory boards and professional monitoring agencies. This system of care and ongoing monitoring has achieved a remarkable record of documented success. A national study of professionals treated and managed under this system reported fewer relapses (less than 3% relapse rate per year) and preservation of careers (96% successfully returned to work).

Drawing on decades of experience and research, and utilizing what has been developed and learned, PTP includes the optimal components of care to offer the most effective approach possible. These components include:

  1. Thorough multidisciplinary evaluations based on validated diagnostic criteria
  2. Client-oriented treatment (with variable components and variable lengths of stay)
  3. Long-term monitoring and advocacy

Our program is focused not only on inappropriate use of drugs and alcohol, but on other addictive behaviors and mental health issues as well.


Professionals Treatment Program at Promises
2515 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 695-1705

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