Two new directors join Promises Behavioral Health to enhance and expand its Christian addiction treatment programming: Charles W. Robinson, III, MA, CSAT-Candidate, LADC-US, as National Director of Christian Programming and Outreach, and Jonathan Benz, MS, CAP, ICADC, RMHCI, as Director of the Christian Program at The Recovery Place in Florida. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 \u2013 Promises Behavioral Health enhances and expands its Christian addiction treatment programming with the addition of two new directors. Charles W. Robinson, III, MA, CSAT-Candidate, LADC-US, joined Elements last month as its National Director of Christian Programming and Outreach. In this role, he will enhance and implement new Christian programming at designated treatment centers in the Elements family of behavioral health care programs. \u201cFor many years, I\u2019ve searched for a Christ-centered program that provides evidence-based addiction treatment from a Christian world view,\u201d Robinson said. \u201cPromises Behavioral Health has given me an exciting opportunity to help build this type of program from the ground up.\u201d Robinson holds a master\u2019s degree in substance abuse studies from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is working toward becoming a certified sex addiction therapist and is a licensed drug and alcohol counselor under supervision. Prior to joining Elements, Robinson spent eight years as Pastor of Recovery at Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond, OK, where he established a recovery ministry that spanned the full spectrum of services from interventions to aftercare. As National Director of Christian Programming and Outreach, Robinson will also reach out to Christian ministries throughout the country with support and education about addiction and recovery. \u201cParishioners look to their spiritual leaders for solutions to their problems, but when it comes to addiction, church leaders may not have the knowledge or tools they need to offer effective guidance,\u201d Robinson said. \u201cOne of my goals is to reach out to local churches and spiritual leaders to help them develop a full recovery ministry to take people from the brokenness and despair of addiction through healing in Christ.\u201d Also joining Elements is Jonathan Benz, MS, CAP, ICADC, RMHCI, who serves as the Director of the Christian Program at The Recovery Place drug rehabilitation center in Florida. Benz brings a unique skill set to The Recovery Place, blending spiritual leadership with clinical expertise. He holds a master\u2019s in counseling psychology and is a certified addiction professional in Florida. Benz is also an ordained minister, a leadership consultant to various Christian organizations in the U.S. and the U.K., and has developed spirituality and addictions programming for The Hanley Center and The Lukens Institute in Florida. He is the author of "Live a Legacy: Spiritual Principles for Strategic Living." In addition to his clinical and pastoral work, Benz has worked extensively in zones of conflict doing reconciliation between hostile religious groups (e.g., with Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland and addressing Christian\/Islam issues in the Middle East). He brings the same message of acceptance and inclusion to The Recovery Place\u2019s Christian program, where people of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to find their own path to healing. \u201cThe Recovery Place\u2019s Christian program integrates Christian teachings and principles with exceptional clinical treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders,\u201d Benz said. \u201cWherever people are in their faith journey or their journey of recovery, this is a safe place for them to heal, recover and grow in their relationship with their higher power.\u201d The Christian addiction treatment program at The Recovery Place blends traditional therapies with Christian-centered therapy groups, Celebrate Recovery support groups, church and Bible study attendance, and other spirituality-based approaches. While developing the tools for lifelong recovery, clients deepen their connection with God and learn how their spiritual beliefs can enhance their recovery. \u201cWe are excited to welcome Charles Robinson and Jonathan Benz to the Elements team,\u201d said Keith Arnold, Senior Vice President of Clinical Outreach, Marketing and Strategic Development. \u201cOffering high-quality faith-based treatment is another way Elements is filling the gaps in treatment and developing specialized programs that meet the needs of our clients.\u201d About The Recovery Place The Recovery Place is one of Florida\u2019s premier drug and alcohol treatment centers. The Recovery Place provides individualized, client-centered addiction treatment with multiple programs to fit clients\u2019 needs, including detox, day treatment, intensive outpatient care and residential treatment. Located in Ft. Lauderdale, The Recovery Place provides high-quality, affordable addiction treatment in a comfortable, real-world environment. The Recovery Place is part of Promises Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that also includes Promises Treatment Centers, The Ranch, The Sexual Recovery Institute and Right Step. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient, but for the entire family system. BIO Charles W. Robinson, III, MA, CSAT-Candidate, LADC-US National Director of Christian Programming and Outreach Charles Robinson holds a master\u2019s degree in substance abuse studies from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is working toward becoming a certified sex addiction therapist and is a licensed drug and alcohol counselor under supervision. Prior to joining Elements, Robinson spent eight years as Pastor of Recovery at Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond, OK, where he established a recovery ministry that spanned the full spectrum of services from interventions to aftercare. Inspired by his own recovery, Robinson is passionate about helping people connect their spiritual life with their recovery and seeing their lives change. In his free time, Robinson is a chaplain for the University of Oklahoma\u2019s wrestling team and enjoys spending time with his wife of over 30 years, Vicky, their four grown sons and grandchildren.