1210 N. Jefferson Street
Anaheim, CA 92807
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October 7th Mental Healthy Day!
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Thank you all for helping make our
NO STIGMA art events a success!
These events help promote awareness and compassion about the Stigma surrounding mental and addictive disorders
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We are always looking for qualified substance abuse professionals and motivated student interns/trainees who are interested in learning more about our program and about employment and practicum/internship oppportunites.
Please contact Dr. Berberich at email@example.com .
Dr. Deborah Berberich, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working with people who struggle with addiction for over 15 years. She has worked with children and adolescents in OC; coordinated services with the local school districts, OCSSA and OC Mental Health Drug and Alcohol. She has worked with civil addicts and understands how addiction can lead to criminal behavior. Dr. Berberich knows that the sooner addiction is addressed the better the prognosis; waiting to "hit bottom" means waiting too long. Dr. Berberich is dedicated to helping young people who suffer from addictive and mental disorders (called co-occurring disorders) get the treatment they need before they end up in the system or worse.
Dr. Berberich has written a book on addiction based on research generated by NIDA and SAMSHA which is the model for this program: Out of the Rabbit Hole Breaking the Cycle of Addiction: Evidence-Based Treatment for Adolescents with Co-Occurring Disorders.
Dr. Berberich is the founder of The Center for Adolescent Addiction Recovery and has dedicated her life to helping adolescents and young adults recover from the very real bondage of addiction - a seemingly hopeless cycle of stress and angst that engulfs the entire family..
Dr Berberich is committed to eliminating the undeserved social stigma attached to suffering from addiction or having a child with an addictive or mental health disorder. She has created an outreach program open to any organization in the community who would like better understand co-occurring disorders. Dr. Berberich's goal and the Mission of the CAAR is to decrease the stigma of mental illness and addictive disorders and to encourage families to come forward and get help.
Lindsey Downing, Artist Lindsey is a local artist who teaches art in the community. She has created our group room's mural as well as designed our center to provide a sense of peace and emotional well-being. Lindsey teaches a variety of artistic mediums to help facilitate the recovery process by allowing clients to explore and develop new ways of expressing their emotions and experiences.Lindsey also heads up our Social Media Committee.
John Berberich, RADT
John has been on the Board since the start of the CAAR. He has recently joined the CAAR as a Registered Alcohol and Drug Trainee. He is committed to helping adolescents and young adults who suffer from a substance abuse disorder.
Adam M. Apollo, Esq. is an attorney who practices law in Los Angeles and is the Vice President of the CAAR's Board of Directors. He is committed to the cause of helping adolescents and young adults recover from addiction and the sequella of legal issues that can arise. For clients of the center, Adam will be available to answer legal questions pro bono. All appointments must be scheduled as there are no walk-ins.
Kristina Apollo, BA, Currently enrolled in a Master's program at Cal State Long Beach Kristina is on our Board heading up our Marketing Committee. She has expereince working as a director at a private school in the Los Angeles area.
Justin Berberich, BA
A CSUF graduate with a degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology who volunteers at the front office.
Out of the Rabbit Hole Breaking the Cycle of Addiction: Evidence-Based Treatment for Adolescents with Co-Occurring Disorders is available online and at our center. A complimentary copy of this book is provided to our clients to increase their understanding of addiction as part of their recovery.
To read excerpts from this book go to: