Accreditation represents highest level award and demonstrates Lasting Recovery’s conformance to the CARF standards.
San Diego, CA – May 13, 2013
Lasting Recovery– San Diego’s premier outpatient alcohol and drug addiction treatment center, has been accredited for three years for its Adult Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Partial Hospitalization: Alcohol and Other Drugs and Integrated AOD/Mental Health programs by CARF International.
The latest accreditation is the 2nd consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body CARF has awarded to Lasting Recovery.
“Our highly individualized programs address the unique mental, spiritual, physical, emotional, and social needs of each client,” said Lasting Recovery co-founder and Executive Director, Judy Saalinger, Ph.D., MFT, CAS. “We’ve been providing Outpatient Addiction and Mental Health services in the San Diego area since 2004. Intimate small groups led by a hand-picked professional staff create a warm and nurturing environment.”
“Lasting Recovery offers treatment options five days a week, day and evening, all on an Outpatient basis,” said co-founder Dr. Arthur Farkas, Ph.D., SAP. “People can get well from this disease and meet their responsibilities. “We help clients choose the best course towards recovery and ultimate sobriety. We also offer self- evaluation quizzes, daily blogs and videos online at the lastingrecovery.com website.”
Dr. Kai MacDonald, Lasting Recovery’s Medical Director, takes a practical, broad-based approach, and has expertise with all aspects of substance use disorders: “At Lasting Recovery, we address all aspects of alcohol and drug addiction,” he said. “When I evaluate patients, I take a whole-person approach, evaluating brain disorders, pain disorders, medical issues, medications, relationships . . . the gamut. Every individual brings something unique to recovery.”
Lasting Recovery is located in the Sorrento Valley area of San Diego at 6046 Cornerstone Court W. #113 San Diego, CA 92121 and can be reached at 858-453-4315.
The CARF accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.
About Lasting Recovery
Judy Saalinger and Arthur Farkas founded Lasting Recovery in July, 2004. With well over 30 years of therapeutic and clinical work in the field and many years of personal recovery from addictions, the husband and wife team recognized an opportunity for their work to have an even greater impact while addressing the unmet need for quality outpatient addiction treatment in San Diego.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.
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