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-DUNES EAST HAMPTON CEO MCKINSEY NABS NEW YORK OASAS LICENSE IN 3 MOS ...a record?-

02/13/2012 -ATIN- In a singular addiction treatment entrepreneurial feat, Joe McKinsey was able to get the New York state addiction treatment center alcohol rehab and drug rehab regulator, known as OASAS, to approve licensure of his new center, The Dunes East Hampton, in less than three months. "Everyone was very surprised we got it that quickly," says McKinsey, agreeing that many treatment operators faced long, grueling approval efforts in the state, giving OASAS the reputation as a demanding regulator. "I wasn't surprised, though. I thought once we explained the lack of availability in New York of the type of care we were proposing, as well as the very high quality nature of the operation and personnel, that OASAS would approve relatively quickly." And it is indeed true that Dunes East Hampton, a 12-bed high end center located in the world famous summer house enclave for New York City's elite, is offering something totally unique in New York, and indeed, the Northeast generally - namely access for the first time to the Malibu Model of care without the need for New Yorkers to fly to the West Coast. In this sense, McKinsey is the first to fill a major addiction treatment industry market gap, one that Treatment Magazine has long identified. And The Dunes is certainly the first high end center to be located in the Hamptons, itself a major entrepreneurial accomplishment as the location is among the top natural locations nationwide for an expansion of the Malibu Model outside of California - an entrepreneurial effort of which Elements Behavioral, the acquisitive owner of Malibu Model pioneer Promises, has no doubt sat up and taken notice. A 28-year Alcoholics Anonymous veteran who has engaged in extensive 12-Step work, McKinsey says he was for years putting New Yorkers on airplanes bound for treatment in California. "As a New Yorker I am well aware that Bill W started AA in these parts and, frankly, it always sort of galled me that there was this gap at the high end in terms of treatment availability in New York. When I explained this to OASAS, they were unaware of it and were as concerned as I was. The speedy nature of the licensing was all about there being a gap in treatment need that was being unfilled in the state."

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written by Peter James, February 13, 2015
Awesome article! "Would I be able to stay calm?" is the enormous one for me. My greatest apprehension in my recuperation/collectedness has without a doubt been a backslide. I essentially dread fizzling at staying clean and calm, and this is something I/we need to oversee day by day. As platitude as it may sound what has truly helped allay my alarm of backslide is essentially taking it without rushing too much. The thought of staying clean for whatever remains of my life is as yet overpowering for me to consider. At the same time the prospect of being calm today energizes me. Today I know I have what it takes to climb against my apprehensions and today is the thing that matters the most.
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