Advanced Recovery Systems is a trusted, physician-led behavioral healthcare company dedicated to providing evidence-based, expert care for addiction and mental health conditions. We work with health care providers, organizations and individuals to connect those in need to life-saving addiction treatment and mental health support that repairs lives, families and the surrounding communities.
Founded in December 2013 by Dr. Mitchell Eisenberg and Dr. Lewis Gold, Advanced Recovery Systems now has facilities across the U.S. Every facility in our network strives to provide the highest quality of care, using evidence-based therapeutic models that really work. Specialized programming designed to meet the unique needs of veterans and first responders is also offered in select facilities.
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.
We help men and women who are struggling with addictions, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Veterans and first responders may also receive specialized programming that addresses their unique needs in our FORTITUDE specialty track. 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 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 2013, 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.
As of 2023, we have nearly a dozen Advanced Recovery Systems rehabilitation centers, including facilities in the Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Washington, Colorado, New Jersey, Missouri 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 nine full-service rehabilitation centers and three outpatient centers. 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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