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START Article Published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine

Brooklyn, N.Y – START Treatment & Recovery Centers (START) is pleased to announce its recent article publication in the March/April issue of the Journal of Addiction Medicine.

New York, NY – Drug addiction, an illness that often negatively impacts overall primary care outcomes, is typically misunderstood and/or met with social rejection in communities. Fortunately, the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Medical Advisor Panel brings together experts in addiction medicine and behavioral health services to address vital strategic patient care issues and form recommendations.

START Treatment & Recovery Centers is pleased to announce the appointment of Clewert Sylvester, MD as the new Director of Research and Evaluation.
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Collaboration is a key ingredient to START Treatment & Recovery Centers' continued success. One of our major partners, Merrill Lynch, hosted an exclusive client dinner with NBA legend, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer and entrepreneur Walter “Clyde” Frazier on Tuesday, February 24th at his famed restaurant, Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine.

New York, NY - Streaming out of both local and national debates concerning what the future model of health care should look like, the New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council (NYS PHHPC) conducted a meeting on January 29, 2015 to air an implementation progress report on the state's "Prevention Agenda".

START Treatment & Recovery Centers is proud to announce the recently created partnership between this agency and Gilead Pharmaceuticals in enhancing our comprehensive array of medical care and services. This new collaboration is designed to provide additional support to our patients who have been diagnosed with the Hepatitis C (HCV) infection.

Brooklyn, NY - Driven to advance the highest standards in patient diagnosis and neuroscientific understanding,  Dr. Lawrence S. Brown, who is also the CEO of START Treatment & Recovery Centers based in New York City, participated in the 53rd annual meeting of the American College of the Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), which occurred in Phoenix, AZ the week of December 7,  2014.

"For our team of doctors, juvenile mental health clinicians and behavioral health staff at START Treatment & Recovery Centers, the issue of domestic violence is one that we view with great importance. Local and national dynamics reveal the need for us all to focus greater resources to better curtail this problem. So I am delighted to stand in unity today with Council Member Laurie Cumbo at City Hall to expand awareness and professional collaboration to eradicate domestic violence," said Lawrence S.

START Treatment & Recovery Centers' Fort Greene clinic was recently featured in the's Building of The Day feature segment.

On Thursday, August 21st staff members from START Treatment & Recovery Centers met with Assemblymember Walter T. Mosley at his District Office. This meeting was a result of START’s efforts to meet and engage influential community leaders to garner support for our various initiatives and capital funding needs.