Promises Behavioral Health, a leading provider of addiction and mental health treatment, introduces the JavelinSM program, a state-of-the-art, one-year continuing care plan designed to promote lasting recovery. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) February 4, 2015 \u2013 Recognizing that addiction is a chronic disease that requires long-term management, Promises Behavioral Health is launching the JavelinSM program, an evidence-based, one-year continuing care program that will eventually span Elements\u2019 entire nationwide network of treatment centers. The program was introduced last month at The Recovery Place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and will soon be available to clients at other Elements facilities. \u201cDecades of research have shown that addiction is a chronic disease, yet most treatment programs continue to treat addiction as an episodic, acute illness,\u201d says David Sack, MD, CEO of Promises Behavioral Health. \u201cOur goal with the Javelin program is to go far beyond \u2018aftercare\u2019 to provide a full year of support so that clients can maintain their recovery long-term.\u201d After completing treatment, clients and their families work closely with their Javelin coach to minimize triggers, set and monitor goals through regular drug screens and a system of rewards and accountability, and establish a healthy social support network \u2013 all of which have proven effective in promoting long-term recovery. Specifically, the Javelin program includes: \tIn-person meetings with a Javelin program coach before leaving treatment and regular contact via phone, text and email for 12 months after treatment \tRegular contact with the client\u2019s family or other support system to help guide goal- and boundary-setting \tAssistance in establishing and maintaining a healthy social support network \tConnection to other program participants and alumni \tBehavioral contracts \tPositive reinforcement for ongoing sobriety and accountability for noncompliance \tOngoing education and coaching tailored to the client\u2019s needs \tAccess to life skills training modules and activities \tTreatment monitoring, including drug screens when indicated \tAssistance with proactive identification of the need for re-intervention and\/or a change in environment \u201cWe believe the name \u2018Javelin\u2019 reflects the strengths of the program,\u201d says Janet Tewhill, Senior Vice President of Continuing Care at Promises Behavioral Health. \u201cThe javelin is known as a graceful, long-distance weapon and tool. At Elements\u2019 family of treatment centers, the Javelin program will be a powerful weapon against relapse as well as an elegant tool in promoting long-term recovery.\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, Florida, The Recovery Place provides high-quality, affordable addiction treatment in a comfortable, real-world environment. For more information about The Recovery Place, call (855) 893-5987 or visit www.recoveryplace.com. The Recovery Place is part of the Promises Behavioral HealthSM family of behavioral health care programs. Promises Behavioral Health 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. For more information about Promises Behavioral Health, visit elementsbh4.wpengine.com.