Post Acute Recovery Joined by Dr. Robert L. Pyles as Chief Medical Officer

Will Help Set New Standard in Addiction Recovery Care

NEW YORK--()--Post Acute Recovery (“PAR”), a provider of high-quality, outcomes-based outpatient addiction and behavioral health treatment programs, announced today that Dr. Robert L. Pyles, MD, has joined PAR as Chief Medical Officer.

“Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Substance Use Disorders.”

An established leader in the addiction and mental health fields, Dr. Pyles has served as President of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, and the Coalition for Patient Rights, among others. Dr. Pyles has received numerous awards and recognitions, including a Special Presidential Commendation from the American Psychiatric Association in 1997 "in recognition of superb invigorating leadership of the psychoanalytic community, dedication to a truly multi-faceted, comprehensive psychiatry and courage in public advocacy" and the honor of “Distinguished Life Fellow” of the American Psychiatric Association.

A Leader and Veritable Legend

“Dr. Pyles is a leader and veritable legend in the industry and I am pleased to have him filling this crucial role for our company,” said Eric Frieman, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Post Acute Recovery. “Dr. Pyles’ deep knowledge and extensive leadership experience in the behavioral health and addiction treatment fields made him the ideal candidate to assist in leading PAR’s enterprise-wide treatment services. As an organization committed to setting a new standard of care in the industry, it is crucial for us to maintain the highest quality clinical programming and procedures. We believe it is yet another sign that PAR will be vastly different, an entirely new approach to fighting addiction.”

A U.S. Navy Veteran

Mr. Frieman continued: “A United States Navy veteran himself, Dr. Pyles’ pioneering work with the veteran population, combined with his expertise on trauma, PTSD and other comorbid conditions, made him the perfect candidate to develop PAR’s population-specific addiction and mental health programming. The PAR approach is designed to best serve certain populations and achieve successful, long-term recovery.”

Strategic Development for Best-in-Class Substance Abuse Treatment

In his new role, Dr. Pyles will assist in the strategic development of PAR’s medical and clinical programming and protocols. He will provide medical insight, expertise and leadership to ensure the PAR’s delivery of best-in-class substance abuse and mental health care services.

A recognized expert in the field of psychiatry, Dr. Pyles was appointed an Area and Component Liaison by the American Psychiatry Association, producing ten Practice Guidelines, including the “Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Substance Use Disorders.”

‘Extremely Grateful and Excited’

“I am excited for this opportunity to join Post Acute Recovery and serve as Chief Medical Officer,” said Dr. Pyles. “I have been waiting for an opportunity like this and I look forward to working with the leadership team to continue PAR’s commitment to setting a new standard of care in the industry. I aim to help create a framework for continued revolutionary growth and change within the behavioral healthcare field. With the rapidly growing substance abuse crisis throughout the country, including the military veteran community, I am eager to join PAR’s unparalleled client-first practice.”

“We will strive to serve our clients individual needs by creating comprehensive, unique treatment plans based on our high-quality population-specific programs that lead to long-term recovery.”

About Post Acute Recovery

Post Acute Recovery (PAR) was founded to become the premier provider of high-quality, cost-effective, outcome-based outpatient addiction and behavioral health treatment in the United States. PAR is dedicated to increasing access to and quality of addiction treatment to achieve long-term recovery.

Post Acute Recovery’s structured outpatient treatment program is dedicated to setting a new standard of care in the addiction treatment industry. The company will redefine the continuum of care and provide cate quality typically found in a higher-acuity treatment setting at a cost that is significantly lower.

Further, PAR’s structured outpatient program allows patients to recover through coordinated, collaborative treatment and recovery resources within the community, making reintegration into the “real world” a primary goal of treatment.

By providing continuous support and case management to patients across the full continuum of care, PAR coordinates and delivers high-quality care at the appropriate level and at the lowest cost.


Post Acute Recovery
Benjamin Knafo, 914-886-3656
Program Contact:
Eric Frieman, 914-907-4753

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