Esteemed Addiction Psychiatrist Joins Promises® Scottsdale Treatment Center

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Steven Karp, DO, FACN, a triple board certified osteopathic physician in adult, addiction, and geriatric psychiatry, joins Promises® Scottsdale as medical director.

Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) December 7, 2016 – Promises® Scottsdale welcomes Steven Karp, DO, FACN, as medical director. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Karp has served in a number of leadership positions in behavioral health care, eating disorder treatment, and substance abuse facilities including chief medical officer, medical director, and chief psychiatric officer.

Dr. Karp earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the National Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, and the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. He served as the chief medical officer for Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders for 10 years and regularly presents about the treatment of eating disorders and co-occurring addictions in universities and professional settings.

“Dr. Karp’s extensive experience in eating disorders, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders makes him a great addition to our treatment team at Promises Scottsdale,” said Cassandra Loch, LCSW, President of Program Operations for Elements Behavioral Health. “His passion and expertise will be beneficial to our clients as they restore their health and begin their recovery journey.”

As medical director of Promises Scottsdale, Dr. Karp will provide clients with comprehensive assessments, oversee their medical care, and help create personalized treatment plans that address their specific needs.

Located in the Sonoran Desert, Promises Scottsdale offers a private and restorative gender-separate setting for adults receiving treatment for substance abuse, eating disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Promises Scottsdale offers both inpatient and outpatient treatment options and a number of traditional and alternative therapies such as art therapy, psychodrama, yoga, and trauma-focused therapies like EMDR. Treatment is delivered by a team of specially trained master’s level clinicians.

“I’m excited to join Promises Scottsdale’s exceptional team of clinicians,” said Dr. Karp. “Their approach to treating eating disorders and addictions, which is particularly attentive to the underlying issues that fuel these conditions, aligns well with my treatment philosophy. I’m looking forward to working with our medical team to provide clients effective, evidence-based care.”

About Promises Treatment Centers®

Promises Treatment Centers® are 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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