Dr. Gregory Skipper and The Center for Professional Recovery Enhancing Services to Provide Residential Treatment Through Latest Partnership with Seasons in Malibu

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The Center for Professional Recovery (CPR), owned by Greg Skipper MD, nationally acclaimed leader in the evaluation and treatment of professionals, is moving to Malibu and enhancing its services by affiliating with Seasons in Malibu

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Professionals working in high-pressure careers that involve long and irregular work hours, recurring workplace pressures, trauma and easy access to medications, can be particularly vulnerable to the devastating consequences of addiction.

The Center for Professional Recovery (CPR), owned by Greg Skipper MD, nationally acclaimed leader in the evaluation and treatment of professionals, is moving to Malibu and enhancing its services by affiliating with Seasons in Malibu. Through the partnership, CPR is now able to provide inpatient detox, inpatient and outpatient treatment of substance use disorders, in addition to primary treatment of psychiatric disorders. Additionally, CPR is now able to work with PPO insurance plans, which in many cases can pay for all or a good part of treatment costs.

"Dr. Skipper is highly regarded in the field of physician health and has evaluated and treated over 3,000 physicians, as well as other health professionals from around the country for substance use and other psychiatric disorders. That being said, we are beyond thrilled to align with The Center for Professional Recovery." Says Don Varden, Founder and CEO of Season in Malibu. "Through our newfound partnership, we will be able to share our resources with CPR and offer round-the-clock care that only comes with residential treatment."

The program is ideal for any professional whose substance use has negatively affected his or her health, family and overall wellbeing. The drug treatment program addresses the demands and pressures placed on licensed professionals by guiding them towards a process of addiction recovery and facilitating their efforts in returning to professional practice. Individuals who have benefited from this specialized form of care come from a variety of industries including physicians, judges, law enforcement officers, actors, musicians, behavioral health clinicians, airline pilots, attorneys, Executive / CEO's, and many other business professionals.

"Professionals working in high-pressure careers that involve long and irregular work hours, recurring workplace pressures, trauma and easy access to medications, can be particularly vulnerable to the devastating consequences of addiction." Says Dr. Skipper. "Our team understands firsthand the stresses and triggers associated with addiction in the professional community and are familiar with the shame and guilt often experienced by professionals when they are caught in the grip of addiction. We are looking forward to joining with Seasons to continue fighting the good fight and offer help to those in dire need."

John Pustaver, previously with the Betty Ford Center, will continue as director of the Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation (CDE) program and Dr. Matt Goldenberg will also continue with the psychiatric oversight.

Seasons in Malibu is a CARF accredited organization with various luxury rehabilitation centers treating primary substance abuse and primary mental health. The facilities are located in beautiful Malibu, CA.

Dr. Skipper is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a certified medical review officer. He previously served as medical director for the Alabama Physician Health Program and was on the council that created and oversaw the Oregon Health Professionals Program. Dr. Skipper was the primary innovator of ethyl glucuronide (EtG) testing and is an expert in alcohol biomarkers and drug testing. He was a principal investigator of the National Physician Health Program Blueprint Study, funded by a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant, and is the author of many articles regarding drug testing, physician health, and contingency monitoring. Dr. Skipper was formerly medical director of Springbrook Hazelden, and he was a chief advisor to the development of the professional’s program at Promises, Betty Ford Center and Bradford Health Services.

To make a referral or to obtain more information contact Dr. Skipper at 310-633-4595 or call CPR at Seasons Malibu at 866-780-8539.

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