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Top Addiction Treatment Center In Washington D.C. Area Names New Chief Executive For Battle Against Opioid And Alcohol Epidemic

Dillon McClernon

Authored by Dillon McClernon

Via PR Newswire. New CEO Lisa Dehorty Brings Twenty Years of Experience in Addiction Treatment and A Lifetime of Helping People with Substance Use Disorders to Recovery Centers of America Patients.

WALDORF, Md., Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Recovery Centers of America (RCA), an innovative, evidence-based addiction treatment company with six affordable, modern addiction treatment facilities, has appointed Lisa Dehorty, MP, MHC, as the Chief Executive Officer of the Maryland Center for Addiction Treatment (MCAT).

Dehorty has twenty years of leadership experience in the addiction treatment industry. In her new role, Dehorty will lead 168 employees and oversee all operations of the 140-bed addiction treatment facility. Dehorty’s extensive experience encompasses a spectrum of roles in the delivery of addiction treatment from the admission process to leadership through all levels of care on the continuum. This wealth of experience led her to the Recovery Centers of America healthcare model.

“I loved what Recovery Centers of America was doing and the organization’s vision, mission, and values aligned with my own on a personal level. I have found that the RCA model of care – from the patient -friendly touches put into the facility designs to the excellence and spectrum of treatment services is an example of ‘doing it right’ for the patient,” explained Dehorty.

Over 150,000 Americans died from alcoholism or substance abuse in 2017. Dehorty is firmly committed to being a part of the solution to this crisis. As the chief executive officer of Recovery Center of America’s MCAT, Dehorty’s dual focus will be on providing excellence in care and on assisting in the community with efforts to break down barriers to treatment so that people who are suffering from addiction will come to MCAT to get help.

“Lisa has devoted her life to helping people with addiction and is an accomplished leader in this field. RCA is excited to have her skills and expertise in providing our MCAT patients the highest quality of care in the Washington D.C. and surrounding areas,” said JP Christen, RCA Chief Operating Officer.

Dehorty has two master’s degrees – one in healthcare administration from St. Joseph’s University and one in Psychology from Towson State University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Shepherd University.

The Maryland Center for Addiction Treatment in Waldorf, MD is a 140-bed facility providing medication-assisted detox, residential in-patient care, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, general outpatient care, and recovery support programs. MCAT’s interventionist may also be utilized to assist in getting individuals in active addiction into treatment

Recovery Centers of America provides a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to addiction treatment. RCA is in-network with most insurance providers which makes our quality care affordable to families and reduces out of pocket expenses for those seeking treatment. Our Centers for addiction medicine are located in your neighborhood so it’s easy for families to participate in the treatment process and to access care 24/7.

RCA provides patients with medication-assisted detox, residential in-patient care, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, general outpatient care, and medication-assisted treatment in some locations. RCA has 6 in-patient facilities in: Waldorf, MDEarleville, MDDevon, PAMays Landing, NJDanvers, MA; and Westminster, MA. Patients can also receive a full spectrum of outpatient treatment at centers in Waldorf, MDDanvers, MAMays Landing, NJ, Vorhees, NJDevon, PA and at Trenton, NJ which is RCA’s first Medication-Assisted Treatment Clinic.


Terri C. Malenfant/Director of Public Relations 
Recovery Centers of America
[email protected]

Authored by

Dillon McClernon

Dillon McClernon

Dillon currently serves as the Senior Director of Sales and Marketing at RCA. After his tenure as Chief Communications Officer and senior advisor to RCA, he opted for a full-time position at RCA where he could build a new team linking sales and marketing to directly impact RCA’s mission of saving 1 million lives.


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