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VFR Chief Clinical Officer Dr. John M. Rodolico Receives 2019 William James College Mental Health Leadership Award

"A caring, competent person, who works tirelessly for people, in order to make an impact.." said Brigadier General John Driscoll, commander of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, of VFR's own Chief Clinical Officer Dr. John Rodolico on March 6 at William James College. The General made his remarks as Dr. Rodolico was honored with the 2019 William James College Mental… Read More

Strive Clinician Leads Training in ‘SMART Recovery’ in Southern California prison system: ‘We give them back their humanity.’

For people living out a jail sentence, visits from family are a lifeline. "When a visit doesn't happen I get upset and then I get angry," says one incarcerated person at the California Institution for Women (CIW), in Chino, California, "and when I get angry that's when I want to get high." Triggers like this are plentiful for incarcerated people,… Read More

Gary Demetre Josebeck

Gary Demetre Josebeck June 4, 1992 ~ July 4, 2018 (age 26) Gary Demetre Josebeck, 26, the artist, activist and advocate behind Art for Recovery and Transformation passed away on Wednesday July 4, 2018. Gary (or Demetre, as he was known in the art community) lost his battle with the demons of substance abuse. He was kind, passionate and hard working. No matter… Read More

Veterans, Fireworks, and PTSD: Newark Star-Ledger Cites VFR CEO Eric Golnick on Controversy

The following article, extensively citing Veterans & First Responders Healthcare (VFR) CEO Eric Golnick, appeared in the Newark Star-Ledger, of Newark, New Jersey, on July 3. It presents an important controversy; we urge our readers to read and comment.  VFR is the sister company of Strive Health and is co-located in all Strive facilities.   The Indiana-based group Military with… Read More

VFR Healthcare and Strive Health Partner with Veterans Administration to Increase Access to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services for Veterans

Veteran & First Responder Healthcare (VFR), the sister company of Strive, issued this press release today.  A landmark agreement, we are republishing it here. VFR Healthcare (Veteran & First Responder Healthcare), the sister company of Strive Health, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a new partnership to enhance Veterans’ access to substance abuse and mental health… Read More

Meet Brian Kephart, Executive Director, Strive Health Greensburg, PA

Born and raised in Westmoreland County, and a product of Quaker Valley High School and University of Pittsburgh, Brian brings to Strive seventeen years of experience in behavioral health care. From 2002-2006, he worked and supervised an 24 bed adult substance abuse unit at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Brian graduated with high honors from the University of Pittsburgh MSW… Read More

Recognized Expert, Author and Trailblazer in the Field of Psychiatry Joins PAR/Strive

We are excited to announce that Dr. Robert L. Pyles, MD, has joined PAR as our Chief Medical Officer. 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, including a… Read More