This week, we are celebrating one year of establishing our Denton, Texas facility. Located at the University of North Texas, the program was established on May 9, 2016.
As one of the first addiction treatment centers on a college campus in the United States, young adults in the Denton area can receive clinical services on the UNT campus. Our program fits seamlessly into UNT’s continuum of mental health support services available to students.
Offered as a step down from a primary level of care, or as a stand-alone program, the Denton Life of Purpose program provides services specifically designed to assist emerging adults who have a desire to attend college or to find purpose in life.
Along with providing clinical services, our Denton Life of Purpose program also offers a student recovery residence located across the street from the UNT campus. Known as Life in Progress, our recovery residence is the ideal environment for a male student transitioning from treatment into campus life.
Our Texas team includes Christopher Poulos, JD, who serves as executive director, Audra Williams, LCSW, Joshua Trepple, MSW, LCDC-I, and John Kelsey. Andrew Burki, MSW, and Andrew Maggiore continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, respectively.
In addition to establishing the Denton Life of Purpose facility at UNT, it has also been a year that the Life of Purpose Group helped establish the Office of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Recovery Research at the university. This office is committed to advancing the field of recovery research by combining services in the areas of education and training, research and evaluation, technical assistance and technology development.
Young adults who are seeking recovery from substance use disorder, but do not want their treatment to keep them from pursuing university degrees, have a therapeutic care resource at the University of North Texas.
To learn more about out Denton Life of Purpose facility, click here.