Posted on March 8, 2015 in Alcohol and Drug News
Honor of Top Houston Doctor for 2015 Bestowed on Chief Medical Officer for The Right Step® and Promises® Austin
Jason ZW Powers, MD, MAPP, voted one of Houston’s Top Doctors for 2015 by H Texas magazine.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 4, 2015 – For the fifth consecutive year, Jason ZW Powers, MD, MAPP, chief medical officer for The Right Step® family of programs and the Promises® Austin addiction treatment center in Texas, has been named one of Houston’s Top Doctors by H Texas magazine. The annual list of top doctors is the result of voting by peers and clients.
Dr. Powers recently published his second book, Positive Recovery Daily Guide. In addition to his book, the Positive Recovery curriculum he created is being implemented at the Promises Austin program and The Right Step treatment centers throughout Texas. Positive Recovery is designed to help people with addiction and the professionals who treat them to flourish. Positive Recovery combines traditional and effective new strategies with research findings from the science of well-being – positive psychology – to help make a life in recovery so rich and rewarding that relapse is less likely. Through Positive Recovery, clients learn how to effectively increase positivity, engagement, relationships, meaning and achievement from staff members who also graduate from their own training known as Positive Recovery University.
“I’ve seen what happens when you don’t take care of staff. If the staff is burned out, they can’t model ‘healthy’ very well to clients,” says Dr. Powers. “But, when staff members are engaged, forming high-quality connections and thriving, they create a best-place-to-work culture in which they infect one another and clients with a strengths-based approach and higher amounts of well-being; and in turn, the therapeutic milieu thrives.”
“Dr. Powers’ extensive knowledge coupled with his true understanding of the addict and their family creates the foundation for long-term sobriety,” says Julie K. Denofa, regional vice president Texas for The Right Step and Promises Austin. “Using his strength-based Positive Recovery curriculum, Dr. Powers helps our clients find meaning and satisfaction in sobriety.”
“It is always an honor to be voted a top doc,” says Dr. Powers. “I’m just proud to work with so many excellent people who each deserve a piece of any accolade that comes my way.”
About Dr. Powers
Jason ZW Powers, MD, holds a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He was among the first group of doctors certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, the highest credentialing board in the country, and is president of the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a local expert for The Partnership for a Drug Free America. Dr. Powers is also the author of the comprehensive book about addiction When the Servant Becomes the Master.
About The Right Step® Treatment Centers
The Right Step® family of programs is a network of outpatient and inpatient addiction treatment centers in Texas. Founded in 1990, it provides compassionate, comprehensive treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring issues. In recognition of its high-quality programming, breadth and depth of treatment services, and commitment to personalized care, it has earned full accreditation by the Joint Commission. Today, it is one of the largest private treatment providers for chemical dependency and co-occurring issues in the Southwest. For more information about The Right Step family of programs, call (855) 893-5987 or visit www.rightstep.com.
About Promises® Austin
Located on a private nine-acre estate in the scenic Texas Hill Country, the Promises® Austin program offers addiction and mental health treatment for adults ages 26 and over in a peaceful, restorative setting. Doctoral and master’s level clinicians provide trauma-informed care complemented by a wide range of traditional and experiential therapies. For more information, call (866) 285-9441 or visit www.promisesaustin.com.
The Right Step and Promises Austin are members of the Elements Behavioral Health® family of behavioral health programs located throughout the U.S. Elements Behavioral Health offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit www.elementsbehavioralhealth.com.
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