An integrated behavioral healthcare management company, Advanced Recovery Systems was founded in December 2013 by Dr. Mitchell Eisenberg and Dr. Lewis Gold. We put behavioral health front and center, providing assistance to people with substance abuse issues, addictions and mental health concerns. With facilities in various regions of the U.S., we have been furthering this mission since our inception, applying our advanced approach to patient care. Every facility in the Advanced Recovery Systems network strives to provide the highest quality of care, using evidence-based therapeutic models that really work. Our goal is to help men, women and adolescents live healthy, happy lives without the burden of substance abuse or mental illness.
Substance abuse includes prescription and illicit drugs as well as alcohol. Behavioral health issues are those that can be amended when people change their day-to-day habits, and substance abuse and addiction issues are part of the behavioral health model. In 2012 alone, close to 2 million people enrolled in treatment facilities due to substance abuse, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This means there are people out there just like you who are dealing with addictions and working hard to get better. But there are also others out there who are still mired in their addiction habits and who aren’t quite ready to start the work of recovery.
A co-occurring disorder is a condition that occurs simultaneously with another condition, such as alcoholism with depression, or drug addiction with anxiety. A study in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry suggests that the prevalence of co-occurring disorders is about 18.5 percent in addiction treatment facilities. For people with these conditions, the lessons need to come on two fronts. They need to know about the addiction, the mental health issue, and how the two interact. That’s an area in which Advanced Recovery Systems excels. As an evidence-based organization focused on co-occurring treatment, we can provide care that can transform even the toughest of cases.
Our evidence-based approach applies to eating disorders as well. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders ANAD, over 24 million people suffer from an eating disorder. People with these concerns often need very specialized care that incorporates both medical and mental health interventions, but only 35 percent of people with eating disorders get care in a specialized treatment facility. As the reach of Advanced Recovery System expands, that number may go down.
We help men, women and adolescents who are struggling with addictions, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. We also provide treatment exclusively to International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) members at our Maryland facility, the IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery.
People of any age group can develop an addiction. SAMHSA reports that about half of all people who enroll in treatment programs are between the ages of 21 and 35, but we recognize the need for care at any age. Our adolescent facilities treat teens ages 13-17, while our adult facilities offer care to anyone over the age of 18.
Some people come to our facilities from nearby neighborhoods, but it’s not uncommon for people to travel to another state for the health care services they need. Advanced Recovery Systems can assist people from both near and far. Our staff is adept at working through cultural and language barriers to provide people with real addiction help.
We proudly offer therapeutic learning, cognitive-based healing and medication assistance. Our three-pronged approach has been well-documented and supported as a part of a robust addiction healing program. When you work with us, you’ll get therapy sessions that have been proven effective in scientific studies. You’ll use cognitive approaches to both understand and control your addiction triggers, and medications will help to soothe your discomfort, so you can get well without feeling ill.
Each person that comes to the Advanced Recovery Systems’ network of facilities is provided with an individualized treatment program. Just as no two people are alike, no two programs are alike. Our treatment team assesses each person at the start of the program, determining what sort of help that person needs. Accommodating the varying needs of our clients, we offer different levels of care, beginning with detox and continuing on through aftercare.
No matter what kind of treatment setting you need, there’s an Advanced Recovery Systems facility that can help. You might even spend time moving from one treatment setting to another. It’s not uncommon for people to use a stair-step model of recovery, starting with the most intense form of treatment and working down to less intense forms of care. Advanced Recovery Systems staff is available at each step, providing the help you need.
We are pleased to have a team of experienced, compassionate medical and clinical professionals who are ready to share their expertise with you. Since establishing Advanced Recovery Systems in 2012, co-founders Dr. Mitchell Eisenberg and Dr. Lewis Gold have assembled the finest minds in addiction medicine to run the ARS centers. Using evidence-based methods as the foundation for rehabilitation treatment, our doctors, nurses, therapists and dietitians provide the highest-quality care to ensure full recovery for our clients.
Only 1 in 10 people with a substance use disorder seeks treatment. We want to reach the other nine individuals who may think treatment isn’t for them or that they can’t afford it. Our medical teams are committed to helping clients reach recovery. Consultants and advocates relieve our clients of financial worries, allowing them to concentrate on getting better. At every level, each ARS employee has one goal in mind — helping our clients live fulfilling lives free of addiction.
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As of 2018, we have nearly a dozen Advanced Recovery Systems rehabilitation centers, including facilities in the Florida, Ohio, Washington, Colorado and Maryland. Each facility is equipped to house our residential clients in comfort. They also offer amenities to help our clients develop healthy social skills and allow time for recreation as part of treatment. The Advanced Recovery Systems’ network of facilities comprises five full-service rehabilitation centers, a sober-living residential complex and a dedicated center for a rehab facility specifically for teens. We also have a facility that treats members of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) exclusively. On our campuses, our clients find strength and support to start rebuilding their lives.
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