Leonard Campanello, Co-Founder
John Rosenthal, Co-founder & Chairman
One Bridge St., Suite #300
Newton, MA 02458
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Transformations Treatment Center Joins as P.A.A.R.I. Partner to Offer Addiction Recovery Services to Participants
NEWTON and DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello and John Rosenthal, co-founders of The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.), are pleased to announce that Transformations Treatment Center has joined the growing list of treatment centers that have partnered with P.A.A.R.I. to offer addiction recovery services to program participants.
Over the summer, Chief Campanello and businessman John Rosenthal launched P.A.A.R.I. — a nonprofit organization created in response to Gloucester Police Department’s ANGEL Initiative. Rather than arrest their way out of the problem of drug addiction, police departments place those who come to them for help into treatment programs. As partnerships with recovery centers continue to grow, so does P.A.A.R.I.’s ability to support police departments who want to assist their communities in saving lives.
“Transformations Treatment Center is honored to partner with P.A.A.R.I. and offer professional and comprehensive treatment for those struggling with addiction,” said Matt Hirsch, Executive Vice President of Administration at Transformations Treatment Center. “We feel that P.A.A.R.I.’s mission and partnership with Transformations will help decrease the negative stigma for addiction and equip families with treatment options for their loved ones. Transformations is dedicated to helping clients stop their drug and alcohol use — but more importantly, teaching them how to cultivate a sober lifestyle so they can maintain healthy lives and relationships.”
Transformations is an established treatment facility that integrates natural and holistic protocols, helping clients live and find the support they deserve. The staff provides their guests with a formidable foundation on which they can build a new life by combining intensive trauma work and involving families along with evidenced based treatment interventions.
Chief Campanello and Rosenthal are pleased to welcome Transformations Treatment Center as a partner and applaud them for taking the initiative to provide additional resources for P.A.A.R.I. They are eager to work with Transformations in order to continue their mission of saving lives and destigmatizing the disease of addiction.
Founded in 2007, Transformations Treatment Center is both an in-patient and outpatient treatment facility, located in Delray Beach. They offer 12-step traditional and Christian dual diagnosis treatment programs that last between one and six months, depending on the client’s needs. Known for its excellence in diagnostics, assessments, treatment planning and medical care, Transformations helps clients stop their drug and alcohol use, but more importantly, teaches them how to maintain that lifestyle so they can get their lives back and relationships on track.
As a dual diagnosis facility, Transformations helps clients overcome underlying presentations such as gambling and sex addiction, trauma, depression, grief, loss and anger management issues by healing the whole person — emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.
P.A.A.R.I. was started to support local police departments as they work with opioid addicts. Rather than arrest our way out of the problem of drug addiction, P.A.A.R.I. committed police departments:
• Encourage opioid drug users to seek recovery
• Help distribute life saving opioid blocking drugs to prevent and treat overdoses
• Connect people suffering with opioid addiction with treatment programs and facilities
• Provide resources to other police departments and communities that want to do more to fight the opioid addiction epidemic
P.A.A.R.I. was created by Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello and John Rosenthal to bridge the gap between the police department and persons suffering from the disease of opiate addiction who are seeking recovery. Since its founding, more than 40 police departments in 14 states have joined as partners with the initiative.