By: PRWeb
September 02, 2010 at 06:24 AM EDT
Jason Levine, Ph.D., Promoted to Executive Director of Promises Treatment Centers in West Los Angeles
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Promises Treatment Centers is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Levine, Ph.D. to Executive Director of Promises' West Los Angeles addiction treatment program (http://www.promises.com).

Promises Treatment Centers in West Los Angeles offers a unique 90-day treatment program that includes a 30-day residential treatment phase followed by 15 days of day-patient and 45 days of intensive outpatient services (IOP). While receiving day-patient and IOP services, each client is housed in a sober living home at no added cost to the client. All of these treatment supports are offered for the same cost as many other 30-day, residential-only treatment programs.

Dr. Levine joined Promises Treatment Centers in December 2008 as Clinical Director of the West Los Angeles program. He initially focused much of his attention on developing a three-pronged approach to treatment: continuing the tradition of a twelve-step foundation, expanding the relapse prevention curriculum, and increasing psychiatric and medical coverage for Promises' clients. He has also edited all of the biopsychosocial assessments and treatment plan documentation. Promises earned three-year CARF accreditation during his tenure as Clinical Director, and Dr. Levine greatly expanded the services of The Family Program, which are available throughout the entire 90 day program, including Sundays.

"It has been both a pleasure and a privilege to work in an organization where the staff truly functions as a team," said Dr. Levine. "Their ability to coordinate all aspects of treatment and their compassionate care ensure that our clients receive exceptional treatment at Promises. I will continue to motivate our staff to strive for excellence in all that we do."

"I am confident that Jason will continue to initiate and develop highly effective programs in West Los Angeles. His ability to lead a collaborative team and his unique experiences in the addiction treatment field have made an already comprehensive treatment program even more empowering for our clients," said Dr. David Sack, CEO of Promises Treatment Centers.

Levine also worked with Dr. David Sack; Dr. Michel Sucher, an Addiction Medicine physician; and Jamie Deans, Professionals Program Manager, to develop a specialized Professionals Treatment Program (http://www.promises.com/professionals-treatment-program.php) for physicians, nurses, attorneys, and other professionals. These professionals receive specialized assessments and treatment that is coordinated with their licensing and registering boards.

"Under Dr. Levine's leadership as Clinical Director, our West LA facility has grown in its ability to deliver clinically sophisticated and compassionate care," said Dr. Shari Stillman-Corbitt, Senior Executive Director of Promises. "We are very grateful to have him leading our team as we continue to provide comprehensive dual diagnosis treatment services."

Promises Treatment Centers is part of Elements Behavioral Health, which aims to fill the gaps in mental health treatment between inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services; in co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders; and between traditional and alternative settings to help clients that are underweight or overweight due to eating related and other issues. The goal is for full recovery and well being with permanent life change and lifestyle improvement and not just symptom reduction. Our focus is not only on the patient, but on the health and support of the family system. For more information on Promises Treatment Centers visit http://www.promises.com or call 866.466.1276.

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