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Our mission at Recovery Centers of America (RCA) is to help 1 million patients

James Malervy

Authored by James Malervy

Our mission at Recovery Centers of America (RCA) is to help 1 million patients enter a life of recovery by providing world-class neighborhood-based alcohol and drug addiction treatment. We believe that patients who get treated well—get well sooner and stay well longer. We treat the whole family in everything we do. Under our philosophy, we and the family are all in it together. Our team of experts guides the patient and family through treatment and lasting, meaningful recovery.


In 2014, with alcoholism and the opioid epidemic ravaging cities across the country, international expert Dr. Deni Carise, businessman Brian O’Neill, and a team of Philadelphia-based addiction and healthcare executives left their successful careers to form Recovery Centers of America. People struggling with addiction often had to travel great distances for subpar care at an exorbitant price to get well. RCA envisioned neighborhood-based care where patients experienced evidence-based, compassionate, individualized treatment that was also affordable, family-centered, and covered by insurance. Recovery Centers of America started building the finest treatment centers in the world in major cities in the U.S.

“Patients suffering from addiction have a disease. They deserve to be treated with dignity,” explains JP Christen, one of RCA’s founders. “We feel strongly that patients shouldn’t have to secretly fly across the country to be treated, and they shouldn’t have to go broke getting help for their disease.”

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Authored by

James Malervy

James Malervy

Jim Malervy is the Senior Director of Digital Marketing for Recovery Centers of America (RCA) and is passionate about helping RCA in achieving its mission of saving over 1 Million Lives.


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