KOH CHANG, Thailand, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DARA (http://alcoholrehab.com), Asia's first and leading rehab resort, today announced the appointment of world renowned addiction specialist, Roland F. Williams, MA, LAADC, ICADC, NCAC II, CDAC II, ACRPS, SAP, (http://www.rolandwilliamsconsulting.com) as Director of Clinical Operations.
DARA Treatment Program Director, Martin Peters, BA (Hons), Dip HE, RN, is delighted to be working with such an esteemed American expert in the fields of addiction treatment, relapse prevention therapy and cross cultural counseling. "Since the 2008 recession, stress and depression have become major health factors in the United States. Not surprisingly, alcohol and drugs can quickly turn these common afflictions into vicious cycles of self-medication, psychological crutches and ultimately, addiction. With over 60 percent of our clients coming from North America, Roland provides a unique perspective on the challenges faced by American addicts. Working in substance abuse treatment since 1986, Roland has helped thousands of clients from celebrities to those involved in the criminal justice system," said Mr. Peters.
Mr. Williams' key responsibilities will be overseeing the further development of the DARA treatment program, in particular the ongoing implementation and refinement of an Integrated Treatment Model (ITM), a mode of treatment that combines physical, social, psychological, and spiritual aspects through a variety of individual and group orientated activities. An esteemed and popular speaker on addiction related topics, Mr. Williams will also be representing DARA at key conferences and educational events as well as with trade media and professional organizations. "While I have worked with them all, from jail to Yale, DARA is probably one of the best rehabs in the world. I am very impressed with the DARA team and vision; their goal of providing affordably priced yet high quality rehabilitation has my respect and admiration - this makes quality treatment far more accessible," said Mr. Williams.
As the leading worldwide destination for drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Asia, DARA continues to attract a highly qualified and experienced international team that shares a common therapeutic philosophy. Its efficacy aside, a key advantage of seeking help at DARA is that it is entirely the client's decision whether they tell their family, friends, employer or insurance company about their rehabilitation. Mr. Peters added, "Choosing rehabilitation with DARA definitely affords greater privacy, and this discretion is a key reason we continuously attract celebrities and other high profile clients."
Apart from being a member of the NAADAC (National Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors) Trainers Academy providing technical assistance and training nationwide, Mr. Williams has also developed a culturally specific relapse prevention model for African Americans and other under-served populations. Mr. Williams has taught at respected tertiary institutions, is an author of many recovery related articles and books, and has made numerous radio and television appearances, including the Biography Channel's segment on Marvin Gaye and the HBO special 'Addicted'. Not surprisingly, Mr. Williams has developed treatment programs and provided clinical consultation for numerous facilities and individuals throughout the United States and around the world, including the prestigious Betty Ford Center.
Asia's first and leading rehab resort, DARA (Drug & Alcohol Rehab Asia) http://alcoholrehab.com is a world-class rehabilitation center located on the tropical island paradise of Koh Chang, Thailand. Helping thousands of clients from over 50 countries start a new life, DARA's organizational goal is to provide affordably priced professional and effective drug and alcohol treatment.