The Sundance Center Becomes Promises Scottsdale, Joins Promises Treatment Centers® Family

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The Scottsdale, Arizona-based facility brings its evidence-based drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs and a new primary women’s eating disorders program to the Promises® family.

Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2016 — Promises Scottsdale, formerly The Sundance Center, becomes part of the renowned Promises Treatment Centers® network of mental health and addiction treatment centers.

Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, surrounded by the restorative Sonoran desert, Promises Scottsdale is known for its personalized, gender-specific care, experienced clinical team, and wide range of traditional and alternative therapies. In December, it opens a new primary eating disorders program to help women recover from issues such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating.

“Including Promises Scottsdale and its specialized eating disorders program in our Promises family means we now have the capability to treat the full spectrum of addiction and mental health issues,” said Chris Karkenny, President and Chief Executive Officer of Promises’ parent company, Elements Behavioral Health. “That not only strengthens our reputation as a treatment leader, it makes it easier than ever for those in need to access the highest quality care.”

Promises Scottsdale matches the personalized care, commitment to comfort and clinical sophistication that have become hallmarks of Promises’ programs. It also enhances the treatment network’s offerings, thanks to its specialized eating disorders program, which offers:

  • Medical and psychiatric care
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Family therapy
  • Meal support
  • A treatment team that includes physicians, master’s level clinicians, and a dietitian with over 20 years of experience treating eating disorders
  • Treatment for underlying issues, such as trauma, intimacy disorders and poor self-image

The program’s women-only residences and treatment are designed to maximize the participants’ comfort level. “We find that women are better able to share difficult emotions and experiences when with same-sex peers,” said Shannon McQuaid, LMFT, LISAC, CDWF, CSAT-C, Executive Director at Promises Scottsdale. “The end result is a tight-knit community of women who can relate to each other, learn from each other, and share support and encouragement.”

The Promises network also includes the luxury rehab center Promises Malibu, a young adult drug and alcohol treatment program, a professionals drug rehab program, and a women’s mental health treatment center, all in Southern California, and a comprehensive drug treatment program in Austin, Texas.

“For more than a quarter of a century, Promises has led the field, combining the best in innovative, evidence-based and alternative treatments with extraordinary service,” explained David Sack, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the network. “With Promises Scottsdale joining our ranks, we are now better positioned than ever to help those struggling with eating disorders or other mental health or substance abuse issues find their way to long-term recovery and reclaim their lives.”

About Promises Treatment Centers®

Promises Treatment Centers® is among the nation’s premier addiction treatment centers. Led by some of the country’s leading addiction specialists, Promises® has built an international reputation for innovative addiction treatment and exceptional service. Whether an individual requires eating disorder treatment, drug or alcohol detox, residential drug rehab, outpatient treatment, extended care or a sober living environment, Promises has been a treatment center of choice for more than 25 years. For more information, visit or call (866) 285-9441.

Promises Treatment Centers is a member of Elements Behavioral Health, an owner of a nationwide platform of behavioral health programs with over 750 licensed beds throughout nine states. The Elements Behavioral Health® family of programs offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, depression and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, trauma, sexual addiction, and other mental health disorders. Through its programs, the company is committed to delivering evidence-based, clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family network. For more information, visit

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