LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of its 25th anniversary, Promises Treatment Centers will host a celebratory gala on February 1, 2013. Attendees will enjoy inspirational stories from Promises alumni and a speech by award-winning interventionist and educator Earl Hightower. After dinner, there will be an award ceremony to recognize Promises' founder, Richard Rogg, and to acknowledge staff members and other key figures at Promises for their years of outstanding service, followed by live music and dancing.
"We are excited to share this milestone with the alumni, families, staff and referents who have made the past 25 years truly extraordinary," said Dr. David Sack, CEO of Promises Treatment Centers. "Promises has earned its reputation for world-class treatment, in large part, because each member of the team is willing to go above and beyond to ensure that every client's needs are met."
Promises first opened its doors on February 1, 1988. Founder Richard Rogg had an innovative vision for transforming the traditional drug rehab model, which came to fruition at Promises West L.A. The Malibu Model, originated at Promises, replaced the one-size-fits-all approach with treatment tailored to each individual; expanded staff to include a fully integrated, highly credentialed treatment team; and made it easier for clients to commit to treatment by turning a hospital-like environment into a private, home-like retreat. In response to growing demand, Promises later expanded to offer the same cutting-edge treatment in a more exclusive and luxurious setting in Malibu.
Twenty-five years later, Promises is an addiction and mental health treatment center of choice among professionals, industry leaders and other discerning clientele. In addition to psychotherapy, 12-Step involvement and other traditional interventions, treatment includes a variety of alternative therapies such as acupuncture and neurofeedback. Accredited by CARF and uniquely equipped to handle the most clinically complex cases, Promises has developed an unparalleled reputation over the past two decades.
"Reaching our 'silver anniversary' is a major accomplishment in the field of addiction treatment," said Keith Arnold, VP of Operations at Elements Behavioral Health, Promises' parent company. "We've been helping clients and their families for 25 years, but it's more than a number to us – it's the many clients who have returned to join our staff and the alumni and referring professionals who have entrusted their loved ones and patients to Promises over the years."
Always on the leading edge, Promises continues to develop specialized programs that meet the unique needs of its clients, most recently a young adult drug rehabilitation program at Promises West L.A., Malibu Vista, a psychiatric program for women, and the Stimulant and Sexual Disorders Program at Promises Malibu, a one-of-a-kind program for men struggling with stimulant drug abuse and sexual behavior.
"All of us at Promises are proud of our history and our tradition of excellence," said Dr. Sack. "We look forward to continuing to provide the most sophisticated addiction and mental health treatment to clients and their families for many years to come."
About Promises Treatment Centers
Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu and West Los Angeles are the premier addiction treatment centers in Southern California. Led by some of the nation's leading addiction specialists, Promises has built an international reputation for innovative addiction treatment and exceptional service. Whether an individual requires detox, residential drug rehab, outpatient treatment, extended care or a sober living environment, Promises has been a drug rehabilitation center of choice for more than 25 years. For more information about Promises Treatment Centers, visit www.promises.com or call (877) 351-7506.
Promises is part of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that includes The Ranch, The Recovery Place, the Sexual Recovery Institute, Spirit Lodge and Right Step. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the client but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit www.elementsbehavioralhealth.com.
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