In the Media

Our panel of experts often appears in the major media to discuss addiction and mental and behavioral health issues. Here are some of our recent appearances as well as a selection of magazine and newspaper stories. If you are a journalist or media representative who would like to speak with Elements’ experts, please contact us. For media inquiries, please contact

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David Sack, MD

David Sack, MD

CMO, Elements Behavioral Health

David Sack, MD, CMO of Elements Behavioral Health, is board certified in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine. After earning his medical degree from Rush Medical College and completing his residency in psychiatry at the UCLA-Neuropsychiatric Institute, he worked as a senior clinical scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health and as senior vice president for clinical research for Comprehensive Neurosciences.

Dr. Sack is actively involved in programming at every one of Elements’ programs. He brings a level of clinical sophistication to each treatment program that is unparalleled in the treatment field. His background in both research and treatment enables Dr. Sack to enrich each program and ensure that every decision made takes into consideration the impact on clinical effectiveness.

Dr. Sack’s expertise in addiction and mental health has made him a sought-after expert by the media. He is often quoted in major newspapers (NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post); appears on television shows such as The Doctors, Dateline NBC, and Good Morning America; and writes regularly for The Huffington Post, Psychology Today and Psych Central.

Jason Powers

Jason Powers, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer at The Right Step

Jason Powers, MD, holds a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Originally trained and board certified in family medicine, Dr. Powers re-dedicated his career to helping addicts and their families after he personally faced addiction. Dr. Powers is now also board certified in addiction medicine and works passionately as chief medical officer at Right Step and Promises Austin to help addicted individuals and their families embrace the healing path of recovery.

Dr. Powers has been recognized four times as a top addiction doctor by H Texas Magazine, and is currently president of the Texas chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a local expert for The Partnership at Dr. Powers is also the author of the comprehensive book about addiction When the Servant Becomes the Master. He is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and The Huffington Post.

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