Nicole LaNeve

Nicole LaNeve

Nicole leads a team of passionate, experienced writers, editors and other contributors to create and share accurate, trustworthy information about drug and alcohol addiction, treatment and recovery for The Recovery Village and all Advanced Recovery Systems sites. She is a graduate of the...

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Shannon Beemer

Shannon Beemer

Community Outreach Coordinator

CRC
Shannon Beemer is a community outreach coordinator at The Recovery Village. In her role, Shannon provides support and assistance to patients taking their very first steps into recovery. She works to build relationships in the local community that provide a link between those seeking recovery and...

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Melissa Carmona

Melissa Carmona

As the content manager at Advanced Recovery Systems, Melissa Carmona puts years of writing and editing experience to work helping people understand substance abuse, addiction and mental health disorders. Melissa is a Florida State University graduate with bachelor’s & master’s...

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Heather Ann Adams

Heather Ann Adams

Community Outreach Director

Heather Ann Adams brings a wealth of business development experience to her role at The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health, where she hopes to work together with her team to employ innovative strategies and ideas for recovery. Her greatest strength is the ability to connect with...

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Jonathan Strum

Jonathan Strum

Jonathan Strum graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha with a Bachelor's in Communication in 2017 and has been writing professionally ever since. He has written, edited and published content for health care professionals, educators, real estate agents, lawyers and high-level university...

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Jenni Jacobsen

Jenni Jacobsen

LSW
Jenni Jacobsen is a licensed social worker through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She has seven years of experience working in the social work field, working with clients with addiction-related and mental health diagnoses.  Jenni is also a school...

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Erika Krull

Erika Krull

LMHP
Erika Krull has a master’s degree in mental health counseling and has been a freelance writer since 2006. She is a healthcare writer specializing in mental health content for professional training modules, blogs, and websites. Her writing has been featured on Mindcology.com and...

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Jessica Pyhtila

Jessica Pyhtila

PharmD
Dr. Jessica Pyhtila is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist based in Baltimore, Maryland with practice sites in inpatient palliative care and outpatient primary care at the Department of Veteran Affairs. She is a double board-certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) and a Pharmacotherapy Specialist...

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Orlando Recovery Center

Orlando Recovery Center

The Orlando Recovery Center Drug and Alcohol Rehab aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with a substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material...

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Eric Patterson

Eric Patterson

LPC
Eric Patterson is a licensed professional counselor in the Pittsburgh area who is dedicated to helping children, adults, and families meet their treatment goals. As contributor for the American Psychiatric Association, he helped shape the content in the DSM-5. For the last five years as a...

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Kevin Wandler

Kevin Wandler

Chief Medical Director

MD
Kevin Wandler holds multiple positions at Advanced Recovery Systems. In addition to being the founding and chief medical director at Advanced Recovery Systems, he is also the medical director at The Recovery Village Ridgefield and at The Recovery Village Palmer Lake. With more than 30 years of...

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