NEW LIFE FOR A LOCAL LANDMARK: AKRON RESTAURANT NEW HOME TO RETREAT OUTPATIENT CENTER

MAY 18th 2016, AKRON, PA: The generations-old Akron Restaurant – a local cultural treasure by all accounts –opened today as the new location for Retreat at Lancaster County’s Outpatient Treatment Center. Work began in February to renovate the property at 333 S. Seventh St. – a $2.65 million project.  Peter Schorr, CEO of Retreat, Premier Addiction Treatment Centers, expects to create 50 new employment opportunities at this state-of-the-art facility.

The new space of almost 18,000 square feet will allow Retreat to offer a variety of family and community education programs, Schorr says is critically important.  The facility was welcomed to the area with an official ribbon cutting from the Ephrata Chamber of Commerce with over 150 professionals attending the opening ceremony.  Speeches were given by CEO & President, Peter Schorr, Executive Director of the Ephrata Chamber of Commerce, Andrea Glass, and the Akron Mayor, John McBeth.  The crowd was delighted to meet staff, tour the facility and enjoy home made cuisine from Retreat’s culinary staff.

RETREAT MISSION STATEMENT:

To provide a compassionate and spiritual environment where those suffering from the disease of addiction can begin the journey to recovery by providing enlightenment and education to the individual and their families.

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Retreat is a fully accredited rehabilitation center and accepts most insurance plans. We treat patients throughout the United States and are headquartered in a private and secure facility nestled in rural Lancaster County, PA. We offer high-end accommodations and modern amenities as well as a recreational facility.

RETREAT AT PALM BEACH OPENS DOORS TO ACCEPT PATIENTS: CHANGING THE WAY ADDICTION IS TREATED IN FLORIDA.

JUNE 6TH  2016, PALM SPRINGS, FL:  Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers is proud to announce the opening of their new, state of the art inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center in Palm Springs, Florida.  Retreat at Palm Beach will offer modern accommodations and amenities to those suffering from the disease of addiction.   The 109-bed facility will be opening its doors to patients on June 7th, 2016.

The Founder and CEO of Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers, Peter Schorr, feels that Retreat at Palm Beach will serve as a catalyst for change in the way drug and alcohol treatment is delivered in the state of Florida.  “We will be in network with most insurances and will provide both medical detox and inclusive, full residential rehabilitation services on site,” he stated.  Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers also has a 160-bed facility in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  “We opened Retreat at Lancaster County in 2011 as a facility with high end accommodations, staff to patient ratios that are well beyond industry norms, staff that are incredibly dedicated to their work, and a focus on providing patients with more therapeutic support and services than they could get anywhere else.  We are opening Retreat at Palm Beach with the same commitment to excellence” said Mr. Schorr.

Retreat at Palm Beach will have a variety of unique on-site treatment opportunities and services available to patients.  Chief Operating Officer Ken Kosza emphasized the individualized treatment that each patient will receive.  “In addition to group and individual therapy we will have music therapy, art therapy, therapeutic massage, recreational programming, a full gymnasium, a fully equipped fitness room, and an outdoor swimming pool.  By offering diverse programming we feel that we optimize our ability to connect each patient to their path of recovery.  That is our ultimate goal”.

Retreat at Palm Beach had a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony On June 2nd, 2016.  The event was attended by community members as well as industry professionals.  “We had a wonderful grand opening ceremony and were able to provide community members and referral sources tours of the facility.  We love to have people come out and see the facility with their own eyes as we believe that a firsthand experience speaks for itself,” stated Tom Garofola, Chief Marketing Officer.

RETREAT MISSION STATEMENT:

To provide a compassionate and spiritual environment where those suffering from the disease of addiction can begin the journey to recovery by providing enlightenment and education to the individual and their families.

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Retreat is a rehabilitation center and accepts most insurance plans. We treat patients throughout the United States and are headquartered in a private and secure facility in Palm Springs, FL. We offer high-end accommodations and modern amenities as well as a recreational facility.  For more information you can reach us at: 855.859.8810 or visit us online: www. RetreatPB.com

Florida Blue Cross

NOVEMBER 1st, PALM SPRINGS, FL:  Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers is pleased to announce that effective November 1, 2016 they are in network with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida.   Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers is now accepting individuals with Florida Blue for sub-acute detox, intensive inpatient, residential rehabilitation, day/night treatment, intensive outpatient and general outpatient services at their location in Palm Beach County, Florida.  “We are very happy to be in network with Florida Blue Cross.  We feel very strongly about the quality of the services that we provide and we are thrilled that more Floridians will now have access to our services” stated Peter Schorr, President and CEO of Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers.

Presently Florida Blue Cross insures roughly one third of insured Floridians.  However, access to inpatient substance abuse treatment in Florida for Florida residents is limited.  “Very few Florida facilities are in network with insurances, making it difficult for Florida residents to go for treatment in the state of Florida.  Most have to leave the state” said Ken Kosza, COO of Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers.  “Retreat at Palm Beach will now be accessible to the millions of Floridians who have Florida Blue Cross.  Historically most of these Florida residents who needed treatment would have had to leave the state” stated Kosza.

Retreat at Palm Beach is Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers’ state of the art 109 bed facility located in Palm Springs, Florida.  Serving as a catalyst for change in the way that substance abuse treatment is delivered in the state of Florida, Retreat at Palm Beach provides all inclusive, detox and residential rehabilitation services on site.  “Retreat at Palm Beach opened its doors on June 7th of this year and our programming and treatment philosophy has followed the model that we established at our facility in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania back in 2011” said Mr. Schorr.  Retreat at Lancaster County is a 175 bed facility in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.  Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers emphasizes high staff-to-patient ratios that far exceed the industry standards, a host of diverse holistic programming for patients, and a strong focus on clinical excellence with patients receiving a great deal of therapeutic care and support.

RETREAT MISSION STATEMENT:

To provide a compassionate and spiritual environment where those suffering from the disease of addiction can begin the journey to recovery by providing enlightenment and education to the individual and their families.

ABOUT US:

Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers offers addiction services from medically monitored detox to outpatient rehabilitation, providing a full continuum of care. We work with most commercial insurers, offering 24/7 admissions and complimentary transportation.  We have locations in Lancaster County, PA and Palm Beach County, FL. At Retreat we pride ourselves in providing a compassionate and spiritual environment for those struggling with addiction in a secure and comfortable setting with dedicated and caring staff.  For more information you can contact us at: 855.859.8810 or visit us online: www. RetreatPB.com

RETREAT AT PALM BEACH NOW ACCEPTING VA PATIENTS

JULY 18TH  2016, PALM SPRINGS, FL:  Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers is proud to announce that effective immediately they are able to accept patients referred from any VA Hospital in the United States at their new location in Palm Beach County, Florida.  Retreat at Palm Beach is able to provide medical detoxification and residential rehabilitation services for veterans from across the country provided that they are referred by a VA Hospital.  “We are thrilled to be able to provide high quality substance abuse treatment for our nation’s veterans” stated Peter Schorr, President and CEO of Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers.  “There are 1.6 million veterans in Florida with 50,000 living in Palm Beach County.  We feel like we are uniquely positioned to treat veterans as we have done so for several years at our Lancaster County facility in Pennsylvania.  We have a unique track at Retreat at Lancaster County that addresses trauma and PTSD and we have veterans on our clinical staff at both of our facilities” stated Mr. Schorr.

Retreat at Palm Beach is Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers’ new state of the art 109 bed facility.  Hoping to serve as a catalyst for change in the way that substance abuse treatment is delivered in the state of Florida, Retreat at Palm Beach will be in network with most insurances and provides all inclusive, detox and residential rehabilitation services on site.  “Retreat at Palm Beach opened its doors on June 7th of this year and will adhere to the model that has been successful for us in Pennsylvania.  We have staff-to-patient ratios that far exceed the industry standards, a host of diverse holistic programming available to patients, and a strong focus on clinical excellence with patients receiving a tremendous amount of therapeutic care and support” states COO, Ken Kosza.

Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers has been treating veterans at their Lancaster County location in Pennsylvania since it opened in 2011.  In addition to providing veterans with inpatient treatment, Retreat at Lancaster County also works with the veterans and their local Veterans Affairs Hospital to develop a strong aftercare care plan for patients upon discharge.  Each veteran works with an outreach coordinator whose job it is to assure that the veteran is set up with appropriate therapeutic services and housing upon discharge.  Veterans entering treatment at Retreat at Palm Beach will be provided the same service.

RETREAT MISSION STATEMENT:

To provide a compassionate and spiritual environment where those suffering from the disease of addiction can begin the journey to recovery by providing enlightenment and education to the individual and their families.

ABOUT US:

Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers offers addiction services from medically monitored detox to outpatient rehabilitation, providing a full continuum of care. We work with most commercial insurers, offering 24/7 admissions and complimentary transportation.  We have locations in Lancaster County, PA and Palm Beach County, FL. At Retreat we pride ourselves in providing a compassionate and spiritual environment for those struggling with addiction in a secure and comfortable setting with dedicated and caring staff.  For more information you can contact us at: 855.859.8810 or visit us online: www. RetreatPB.com

New Life for a Local Landmark

Akron Restaurant to Reopen as Premier Outpatient Treatment Facility

The generations-old Akron Restaurant – a local cultural treasure by all accounts – is slated to serve the greater Lancaster County community once again.

Work began in recent weeks to renovate the property at 333 S. Seventh St., restructuring it to house Retreat outpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation center under the umbrella of Retreat at Lancaster County. It is anticipated that the new facility will be opening in The Spring of 2016.

Peter Schorr, Founder and CEO of Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers, purchased the property in December and immediately began to reimagine its potential. “This additional space will allow us to serve more individuals and families in the fight against addiction” said Mr. Schorr.

Originally opened in Ephrata in 1950 – the restaurant has seen its share of changes, moves, purchases and renovations. It’s been a staple of the Akron culture for decades, so of course there’s plenty of buzz about it opening as an outpatient treatment facility.

The talk is all favorable, however, as Retreat has become something of a household name in the local community: With a 150-bed inpatient facility a stone’s throw away in Ephrata, and another, smaller outpatient facility nestled in the Akron Borough – they’ve definitely made their mark since opening in 2011.

“We want to invest in the health and welfare of the community” said Mr. Schorr. In addition to offering various drug and alcohol treatment programs, the new facility will host a number of family and community education services.

Turning Up the Volume

Retreat Premier Addiction Centers’ “Recovery Radio” Shines Light on Major Topics in Addiction Treatment

In November, 2015, Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers partnered with Philadelphia broadcasting veteran Steve Martorano to host Recovery Radio: an evening talk show focusing on major topics in the addiction treatment community.

Peter Schorr, Retreat’s Founder and CEO, seized upon the opportunity to develop the program. Both he and Martorano have a common vision. They are determined to provide a format where professionals in the substance abuse field can provide education for individuals and families struggling with addiction. “The purpose of the show is to educate and inform the public about the disease of addiction” said Mr. Schorr.

Mr. Schorr, alongside DASPOP President Deb Beck, were interviewed together on November 21 st for the program’s inaugural show. Since that inaugural show Recovery Radio has covered topics ranging from accessing treatment, pregnancy and addiction, to spirituality in recovery and the impact of substance abuse on the brain – to name just a few.

Mr. Schorr’s vision is to evolve the show as a premier platform for an ongoing industry dialogue – where substance abuse recovery champions can come to educate and enrich the wider community.

Recovery Radio airs on Saturdays from 6 to 7pm on 1210 WPHT, Philadelphia, AM radio.

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RETREAT AT PALM BEACH JOB FAIR

Retreat at Palm Beach hosts Job Fair for New Inpatient Substance Abuse Facility for Palm Beach Location

Greenacres, FL – Retreat at Palm Beach will host its first Job Fair for all positions on Wednesday, October 7 th, 2015 from 3-8pm. The Job Fair will be held at Retreat at Palm Beach’s outpatient center located at 6426 Melaleuca Lane, Greenacres, FL 33463. Health care professionals in the field of addiction and recovery and behavioral health are encouraged to attend.

Retreat at Palm Beach is looking to hire for all positions; both full and part time and anticipates bringing 200+ new jobs to the Palm Beach area.

“Our goal is to connect people with employment opportunities. We are excited to bring additional substance abuse treatment resources into Palm Beach, and look forward to building an outstanding team of committed individuals for our new inpatient facility” Vice-President of Program Development, Deja Gilbert, PhD, LMHC

Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers is a fast-growing and dynamic organization with locations in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Palm Beach, Florida. In four years, Retreat has grown from a single addiction treatment center in Lancaster County Pennsylvania into a network of facilitates recognized as a leader in the addiction treatment industry.

More information about the Retreat at Palm Beach can be found online atwww.retreataddictioncenters.com or by contacting 561-444-3512

About Retreat at Palm Beach

Retreat at Palm Beach County is a private, luxury rehab center in Palm Springs, Florida offering a full continuum of care with exclusive drug and alcohol addiction treatment and detoxification programs. Patients experience custom-tailored treatment and recovery plans enabling them to rebuild their lives with Retreat’s expert treatment and therapy teams. Retreat accepts most in-network insurance coverage, ensuring that patients receive the highest quality of care and treatment. Retreat at Lancaster County, located in Pennsylvania is also a part of Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers and is dual accredited.

Visit www.retreat-lc.com or www.retreatpb.com

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January Press Release

Retreat Announces New Executive Staff Titles Amidst Massive Growth

EPHRATA, PA — In July, 2011, local newspapers and websites were excited about the rise of a rehab center on an Ephrata hillside. There was a tremendous buzz and an unrestrained fervor concerning the vision of 30 humble and determined professionals—a vision which has since lead to the creation of a network of innovative specialists in the field of drug and alcohol treatment.

Retreat is now comprised of dedicated developers and providers, a network of premier addiction treatment centers, and dedicated team members who are unified in living our mission. In less than four years Retreat has grown from a single premier center in a small Pennsylvania town into the very definition of compassionate care for the entire East Coast.

Our family of committed staff members has grown some eight times since Retreat’s inception, and we now stretch all the way from our home on a hill in Ephrata to the sanctuary of the sunshine state in West Palm Beach, Florida.

PR_titles1_2015.psdAs of January 5, 2015, six of our executives have been honored for their hard work, tireless efforts and commitment to Retreat’s vision. The titles will reflect the new responsibilities of the corporate team for Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers.

Ken Kosza is Chief Operating Officer. Chrissy Gariano has assumed the title of Chief Clinical Officer. Tom Garofola is our Chief Marketing Officer. Deja Gilbert is Executive Director for our new facility, Retreat at Palm Beach as well as VP of Program Development, Kevin Walker has been promoted to Executive Director of Retreat at Lancaster County and Scott Korogodsky has become the Corporate Administrative Director.

These individuals have demonstrated a remarkable level of professionalism, dedication and passion. They have pushed the limits to accomplish the task at hand: creating the most effective, compassionate, and successful program to facilitate recovery for those struggling with addiction. Through their efforts, Retreat is able to help thousands of patients each year to regain control and succeed in their fight against addiction.

The range of services we offer has, of course, correspondingly grown with the many faces and talents of our staff members and our executive team. From the development of a comprehensive range of recreation therapy modalities, to a dynamic track program combining synergistic features of both art and music therapies, to an ever-enriching environment of security, sanctuary and anonymity—our overarching philosophy of individualized and specialized treatment plans allow for the long-awaited and long-remembered treatment experience now synonymous with Retreat.

RETREAT MISSION STATEMENT:

To provide a compassionate and spiritual environment where those suffering from the disease of addiction can begin the journey to recovery by providing enlightenment and education to individuals and their families.

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Retreat at Lancaster County is located at 1170 South State Street, Ephrata, PA 17522. Retreat is a private rehab center in PA providing effective drug and alcohol addiction programs as well as detoxification. Patients are treated on an individual basis and receive a custom treatment and recovery regimen to fully address their specific needs. We also offer holistic treatment which focuses on the whole person for lifelong wellness, rather than just the disease of addiction and its symptoms.

carf-logoRetreat is a fully accredited rehabilitation center and accepts most insurance plans. We treat patients throughout the United States and are headquartered in a private and secure facility nestled in rural Lancaster County, PA. We offer high-end accommodations and modern amenities as well as a recreational facility.

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Retreat at Lancaster County Earns The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

Retreat at Lancaster County, part of Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers, located in Pennsylvania has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for behavioral health care accreditation.

A widely recognized symbol of quality, the Gold Seal of Approval® is an internationally recognized symbol of quality and commitment to providing high quality patient care and its willingness to be measured against the highest and most rigorous standards of performance. In order to earn the Gold Seal, an organization has to demonstrate continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s performance standards.

“I would like to thank our Chief Clinical Officer Chrissy Gariano and our wonderful staff for working so diligently to get Retreat something most facilities do not have; and that is two accreditations. We are now not only CARF accredited but we are proud to announce we are now Joint Commission accredited also”, said Peter Schorr, President & CEO.

Congratulations to the Retreat Team.

About Retreat at Lancaster County

Retreat at Lancaster County is a Joint Commission-accredited addiction treatment center providing innovative drug and alcohol addiction programming. We are a private rehabilitation center located on 24 scenic acres in Pennsylvania. We customize individual treatment and recovery programs for each patient and offer a holistic approach focusing on the whole person, rather than just the disease of addiction. For more information, call (866) 937-2215 or visit: www.RetreatAddictionCenters.com

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