ANGELS, December 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Behavioral Health Discovery, Inc., a growing network of evidence-based mental health, addiction and eating disorder treatment centers, announced the appointment of Dr. Joseph GarbelyDO, DFASAM, FAPA as Medical Director of Brookdale Premiere Addiction Recovery, a DBH treatment center in Scotrun, Penn.
Dr. Garbely is an internist, board-certified psychiatrist, and addiction medicine specialist whose areas of expertise include addiction, mental health, drug treatment, therapeutic innovation, family therapy, co-occurring issues, prescription detoxification and drug addiction, among others.
With 24 years of experience in addiction medicine, he has extensive experience in treating substance use disorders, including such disorders in healthcare professionals, executives and pilots. He has also worked to develop treatment programs for psychiatric patients involving a 12-step philosophy.
“Dr. Garbely is a renowned and respected industry leader both locally and nationally. His expertise as a clinician practitioner, educator and behavioral health executive will be a tremendous asset to Brookdaleand we are very fortunate to have him join us as Chief Medical Officer,” says Brookdale CEO Amy Durham.
Founded in 2019, Brookdale Premier Addiction Recovery is located lakeside on 100 acres in the Pocono Mountains. The sprawling campus is best known for its sophisticated clinical treatments with amenities including indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, volleyball, basketball and a comprehensive recreation center for a holistic approach to healing of mind, body and spirit.
Previously, Dr. Garbely served as Director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program, Executive Vice President of Medical Services, and Chief Medical Officer of Caron Treatment Centers at Pennsylvania. During his tenure there, he established a research center and led a high-profile initiative to establish a residency training program and addiction medicine fellowship to educate and train physicians in addiction medicine. He obtained his doctorate in osteopathic medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1990.
Additionally, he is an Associate Clinical Professor at Penn State College of Medicineassistant clinical associate professor at Drexel University College of Medicine, Medical Staff at Reading Hospital, Fellow Emeritus of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and Chair of the ASAM Physicians-in-Training Committee, Ex-Officio Board Member of the ASAM Board of Directors and Fellow of the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Garbely has won numerous local and national teaching awards, including the American Psychiatric Association award. Helen RuskeMD Award for Excellence in Teaching Medical Students.
Whether at the local or national level, Dr. Garbely believes the key challenges to the country’s opioid crisis are largely the same. “We need to shape both public and physician perceptions of alcohol and drug addiction. Although much progress has been made over the past two decades to address the stigma associated with chronic addiction, known clinically as substance use disorder, it still remains at a level that discourages many who need treatment from seeking it. where substance use disorders are treated the same as other chronic conditions such as heart disease or diabetes,” he says.
Another challenge is to educate more healthcare professionals about the science of addiction medicine. “Too many people who want evidence-based addiction treatment aren’t getting it. Lack of funding is part of the problem, but it’s also a lack of education on the part of doctors, especially doctors in primary care. I trained as an internist and know that there is a profound lack of training available for physicians who are on the front lines of the addiction crisis. The answer is to encourage all faculties of Medicine to include addiction medicine in their curricula and to provide currently employed primary care physicians with access to continuing education on the latest physician-assisted treatments and other innovative strategies for substance use disorders. substances,” says Dr. Garbely.
About Behavioral Health Discovery
Everyone deserves a happy and fulfilling life. That’s why Discovery Behavioral Health has made evidence-based, outcomes-driven healthcare accessible and affordable since its inception. With a full continuum of care – detox, medical residencies, residential treatment centers, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient, psychiatric and addiction medicine, TMS, virtual services and telehealth, we can provide the right care at the right time for adults or teens. struggling with mental health issues, addictions or eating disorders. We are a contracted provider with 100 payers and other managed care organizations. Our portfolio of over 154 treatment centers includes service lines that have been operating successfully since 1985. When treatment is complete, our patients become part of the growing family of Discovery alumni, connected through aftercare programs free, support groups, activities and a caring community. Because when quality behavioral healthcare is at your fingertips, so is happiness.
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