Wickenburg, AZ (PRWEB) June 29, 2005
Gatehouse Academy, a leading provider of residential drug rehab services for young adults age 17-25, has partnered with Michael W. Carlton, MD, founder and CEO of Phoenix Recovery to provide young adults better access to drug and alcohol detoxification services. Services will be provided at Phoenix area detox centers, of which, Dr. Carlton has admitting privileges.
ÂEveryone knows that the use of oxycotin, heroine and other opiates are on the rise and we are seeing this first hand in our residents and our callersÂ, reports Robert Pfeifer, MSW, of Gatehouse Academy. ÂMany of our young adults coming into our facilities, need 3-7 days of medically supervised treatment prior to admission. Without this partnership, we would be struggling to access Phoenix-based detox beds. Dr. Carlton brings access as well as expertise.Â
As Medical Director of several Phoenix area treatment centers and hospitals, Dr. Carlton has medically managed over 25,000 individuals withdrawing from drugs and alcohol. Additionally, his role as Medical Director provides him admitting privileges to the major area detox centers. Michael Carlton, MD is a physician certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
According to the 2000 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA) "The percent of the population who needed (drug rehab) treatment for an illicit drug use problem was highest among persons aged 18 to 25 years (5.7 percent). An estimated 1.6 million persons aged 18 to 25 needed drug rehab treatment for an illicit drug problem.
ÂGatehouse Academy is filling a critical niche in the treatment industry, providing long-term residential treatment services for the young adult population.Â says Dr. Carlton. ÂIÂve always been impressed with the work they do and this further shows me that they understand the role of the medical and mental health community in regards to providing quality treatment.Â
This sentiment is echoed by Kent Sherman, CEO, ÂOur core competency is providing residential drug and alcohol recovery services and life skills training to young adults. We know our expertise and will continue to execute on it, yet we feel the need to provide quality services for young adults coming to our attention.Â
About Gatehouse Academy & Phoenix Recovery:
Â Gatehouse Academy is a long-term transitional living program focused specifically on young adults between the ages of 17 and 25 who are struggling with chemical dependency or dual diagnosis issues.
Â Phoenix Recovery is a Phoenix based comprehensive addiction treatment program. Services provided include, but are not limited to medication management, intervention, detoxification, addiction treatment, smoking cessation, individual counseling and family therapy.
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