About Us

DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). Since 2015, the website has provided researched, fact-based resources for free. Readers can learn about the risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery on DrugRehab.com.

Our Mission

Advanced Recovery Systems’ mission is to develop a collaborative network of behavioral health treatment facilities that provide premier client-centric care for long-term recovery.

The mission of DrugRehab.com is to equip people and their families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and find lifelong recovery.

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Who We Are

Advanced Recovery Systems is an integrated behavioral health care management company dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, and co-occurring mental health issues and eating disorders. It operates residential rehab facilities, outpatient centers and sober living homes across the United States. Drs. Mitchell Eisenberg and Lewis Gold founded Advanced Recovery Systems in December 2013. The longtime business partners led Sheridan Healthcare for more than 20 years before investing in the first of Advanced Recovery Systems’ facilities, The Recovery Village in Umatilla, during the summer of 2013. In 2015, ARS expanded significantly, opening four residential rehab facilities: The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, the Orlando Recovery Center and The Recovery Village Ridgefield. Today, the company operates several residential rehab facilities that are open to the general public and one residential facility designed specifically for members of the International Association of Fire Fighters. Additionally, ARS operates a community of three recovery residences in Central Florida. The company employs more than 750 people across the United States. All ARS facilities are licensed by their respective states. Every treatment facility is accredited by The Joint Commission, an independent nonprofit organization. Along with a team of writers, editors and outreach specialists, ARS strives to connect individuals and families affected by addiction with accurate information about substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

Meet Our Team

Advanced Recovery Systems’ passionate team works to ensure every client’s needs are met to encourage lifelong recovery. From organizational and marketing efforts to outreach and business development, ARS adheres to all national medical and legal guidelines to provide safe and supportive services as a leader in behavioral health care.

Leadership Team

With decades of experience in their fields, Advanced Recovery Systems’ leadership team provides outstanding service in substance use disorder and mental health treatment and beyond.

Mitchell Eisenberg, CEO of Advanced Recovery Systems

Mitchell Eisenberg, MD


Lewis Gold MD, Chairman of the Board for Advanced Recovery Systems

Lewis Gold, MD

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Kevin Wandler, Chief Medical Officer for Advanced Recovery Systems

Kevin Wandler, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Robert Fishman, Vice President of Admissions for Advanced Recovery Systems

Robert Fishman

Vice President of Admissions

Hunter Mefford, Chief Marketing Officer for Advanced Recovery Systems

Hunter Mefford

Chief Marketing Officer

Content Team

book icon The content team at DrugRehab.com is comprised of skilled writers and researchers with decades of professional writing experience. The writers and editors have backgrounds in journalism, creative writing, publishing, medicine and clinical therapy. DrugRehab.com also features content contributed by people in recovery and medical experts.
Kim Borwick, Editor at Drugrehab.com

Kim Borwick


Chris Elkins, Senior Writer and Researcher for Drugrehab.com

Chris Elkins

Senior Writer

Amy Keller, Writer and Researcher for Drugrehab.com

Amy Keller


All content provided by DrugRehab.com cites reputable sources, and many pages and stories include interviews with experts in the field and real people affected by addiction. DrugRehab.com does not host or receive funding from advertising or commercial content. Learn more about how we determine the content we publish by reading our editorial policy.
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Our Treatment Centers

The Recovery Village Umatilla, FL
The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake Palmer Lake, CO
Orlando Recovery Center Orlando, FL
The Recovery Village Ridgefield Ridgefield, WA
The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper Cherry Hill, NJ
The Recovery Village Columbus Groveport, OH
IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery Upper Marlboro, MD
The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health Lake Worth, FL
The Recovery Village Miami at Baptist Health Drug and Alcohol Rehab Miami, FL
Atlanta Drug and Alcohol Rehab Atlanta, GA

How We’re Different

Advanced Recovery Systems provides patient-centered, evidence-based health care in an environment that empowers people to embrace recovery.

Our multi-disciplined approach to comprehensive addiction treatment addresses the underlying causes of substance use disorders, including co-occurring disorders, trauma and emotional issues.
  • Therapeutic Learning: We teach clients about the underlying causes of addiction and how negative emotions and thoughts reinforce addictive behaviors.
  • Cognitive Healing: We help clients change the way they perceive, think and reason by helping them identify negative emotions and replace them with positive thoughts and feelings.
  • Medication Assistance: When appropriate, our medical staff provides patients with medications that reduce cravings and ease symptoms of withdrawal.
Our staff tailors treatment plans for each person’s unique needs and creates comprehensive aftercare plans that set clients up for lifelong recovery. Our staff works closely with clients and their families before, during and after treatment. Our goal is to ensure that clients continue their recovery long after they leave the facility.
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How We Help People Find Treatment

DrugRehab.com publishes information and details about addiction, treatment, recovery stories and resources. The website also contains lists of addiction treatment providers and hotlines included in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s directory of treatment providers. DrugRehab.com connects readers with the admissions team at Advanced Recovery Systems, which helps people access treatment at ARS facilities.

Marta Nelson of Advanced Recovery Systems tells the story of one woman who found recovery from addiction after receiving treatment at an ARS facility.

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Contact Us

Want to learn more about ARS and who we are or schedule treatment? Call us at 855-520-2898 to learn more.

Our Office Locations

100 SE Third Avenue, Suite 1800

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 (754) 300-3120

1155 Louisiana Ave., Suite 210

Winter Park, FL (321) 527-2576

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