Addiction is a chronic progressive brain chemistry illness which has no medical cure. However, new medications exist which are effective in easing and supporting recovery efforts. We believe that, with respectful support, patients can and do make dramatic changes which significantly improve the quality of their lives.
Our goal is to treat addiction on a medical, psychological and therapeutic basis to provide not only support for abstinence, but the means to achieve a richly rewarding, sober lifestyle.
Sylvester Sviokla III, M.D.
Graduate of Harvard Medical School (where he was a two-year starter on the football team, culminating in his receiving one vote for the 1966 Heisman Trophy and an offer to try out for the Chicago Bears) and author of From Harvard to Hell…and Back, A Doctor’s Journey Through Addiction to Recovery. Previously owned and medical director for Skip Sviokla Entertainment Medicine, Inc. and for Medical Weight Management, Inc. in Massachusettes.
Eileen Johnson, Ph.D. Clinical Neuropsychologist
Eileen Johnson, Ph.D. is a clinical neuropsychologist, practicing primarily in Warwick, Rhode Island. Dr. Johnson is the neuropsychologist at the Rehabilitation Center at Kent Hospital, a 20 bed inpatient acute rehabilitation facility. She evaluates patients with a variety of medical conditions that impact cognition, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, and dementia. She is also a consulting psychologist in an outpatient addiction medicine program, Medical Assisted Recovery, Inc. In that setting, Dr. Johnson conducts neuropsychological evaluations and individual therapy with patients recovering from alcohol and opiate addiction.
Dr. Johnson has worked in the field of addiction medicine for the past 10 years. She received her Ph.D. in Clincal Psychology at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, and she completed her internship and two year post-doctoral fellowship in geriatric neuropsychology at Brown University. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.
Kelli Rivelli, LCDP, RCS
Kelli Rivelli, LCDP, RCS has 11 years experience specializing in the field of addiction working as a substance abuse clinician and clinical supervisor. She has a wide range of experience working with adolescents and adults, as well as those with chronic and persistent mental illness with substance abuse issues. She has a special interest in the treatment of opiate addiction. She currently provides client-focused individual counseling and facilitates the Intensive Outpatient Program at Medical Assisted Recovery.
Carole Seifert, MA, LCDP
Carole Seifert, MA, LCDP has been providing substance abuse services since 1989 in inpatient, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings. She has served as both Supervisor and Clinical Director in adult inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities while providing individual and group counseling. She has developed new programs including day and evening Intensive Outpatient Programs. Carole has specialized programs for relapse, family treatment, and ACOA groups as well as providing specialized professional group therapy.