Austin Recovery Announces Addition of Boarded Psychiatrist and Addictionologist to Leadership Team
Craig Franke, M.D. to Join Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center as Full-Time Medical Director
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Austin Recovery, the largest and most affordable not-for-profit drug and alcohol treatment center in Texas, announced today that Dr. Craig Franke will be joining the staff as Medical Director effective January 2, 2012. This addition will allow Austin Recovery to greatly expand its treatment options for clients with co-occuring psychiatric disorders.
In his full-time role, Dr. Franke will conduct daily rounds in Austin Recovery’s 28-bed Detoxification unit, and will also have regular hours to see clients in its seven other residential treatment programs. Austin Recovery CEO Jonathan Ross said, “I have been excited about Dr. Franke succeeding Dr. Luker upon his retirement.” He continued, “His presence at Austin Recovery will bring a fresh perspective on best practices in treating our increasingly complex clients.”
Dr. Franke, boarded in General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, comes to Austin Recovery from Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, where he acted as Medical Director of the Alcohol and Drug Dependency Treatment Program as well as Senior Staff Physician in Psychiatry. He is also an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, where he directs courses in substance abuse disorders to residents and fourth year medical students. Over the years Dr. Franke has also presented and been published in articles, books, and peer-reviewed publications on various topics involving psychiatry and substance abuse.
“Austin Recovery has a long reputation of excellence, and tremendous potential for a multi-disciplinary team to serve a wide range of patients,” said Dr. Franke of why he is so excited to join the Austin Recovery team. He added, “Austin Recovery is the most appropriate facility where we can increase awareness of substance abuse in our community, as well as facilitate substance abuse education among healthcare providers.”
About Austin Recovery
Since 1967, Austin Recovery has provided effective and compassionate chemical dependency treatment at very affordable rates. Non-profit and CARF-accredited, their transformational treatment model brings about in-depth cognitive, behavioral and spiritual changes essential for overcoming addiction. Austin Recovery offers a number of programs including medical detox, separate men’s and women’s campuses for 30-day and 90+ day programs, and Family House, which provides a minimum of 90-days of residential drug and alcohol rehab to mothers of young children and women in their third trimester of pregnancy, allowing them to bring up to two children under the age of six with them into treatment. Austin Recovery also offers outpatient services, alumni support, family programs, aftercare and community education. For more information about Austin Recovery, please visit www.austinrecovery.org.
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