Positive Sobriety Institute Awarded Prestigious Joint Commission Gold Seal Of Approval
Daniel Angres, M.D.

Prestigious accreditation confirms status as a premier addiction recovery program for physicians and other business professionals.

Awarded of Joint Commission Gold Seal Of Approval

CHICAGO, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Positive Sobriety Institute is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for Behavioral Health Care accreditation.

To receive this prestigious designation, Positive Sobriety Institute, which provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessment and addiction treatment for professionals including physicians, attorneys and executives, underwent an on-site survey and demonstrated that it meets rigorous standards for quality and safety.

“Positive Sobriety Institute has demonstrated a high level of care for professionals addicted to alcohol, drugs and pain medication as well as those suffering from co-occurring disorders,” said Tracy Griffin Collander, LCSW, executive director of the Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program. “We commend Positive Sobriety Institute for its leadership in providing quality behavioral healthcare services and the highest standard of service for patients struggling with addiction.”

Inpatient and outpatient treatment options
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the heart of Chicago, Positive Sobriety Institute offers a range of services tailored to individual client needs, including medically supervised outpatient and inpatient detoxification, residential treatment/partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs.

All services are within walking distance to world-class dining and close proximity to Northwestern University.

Led by Dr. Daniel Angres, a nationally renowned expert in addiction and psychiatry known for his success in treating addicted physicians, Positive Sobriety Institute’s programs incorporate the latest treatment innovations and medical evidence to offer patients state of the art, compassionate care.

“We are delighted to receive the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, which reflects our commitment to providing the safest and most effective care for our clients,” said Dr. Angres, Positive Sobriety Institute Medical Director. “Our multidisciplinary team specializes in conducting a comprehensive evaluation and assessment, so that we can design a treatment and recovery plan that meets the unique needs of each client.”

Positive Sobriety Institute addiction treatment programs are led by board certified physicians and credentialed clinicians, and overseen by two Scientific Advisory Boards made up of internationally-recognized experts in addiction, behavioral health, neurology, neuropsychiatry, epidemiology, psychology, psychiatry and neurobiology. Dr. Angres, an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is triple board certified in psychiatry, neurology and addiction medicine.

The Joint Commission accreditation process takes several months, and includes reviews and site visits from psychologists, social workers, behavioral healthcare nurses and administrators who evaluate care and treatment.

About Positive Sobriety Institute
Positive Sobriety Institute specializes in addiction assessment and rehabilitation for professionals suffering from alcohol, drug and pain medication abuse and co-occurring disorders. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago on the shore of Lake Michigan, our program is uniquely designed to help highly motivated individuals who are struggling with addiction rebuild their lives and return to their careers. Aligned with a top academic medical center, we offer a complete continuum of care to assist professionals throughout every phase of the recovery process. Our multidisciplinary team of board certified physicians and licensed clinicians develop a personalized recovery plan for each patient based on their unique circumstances and regulatory or licensing requirements. For more information, call (312) 312-9000 or email or visit

About the Joint Commission
The Joint Commission’s accreditation is nationally recognized as a symbol of quality and reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting the highest performance standards. The Joint Commission’s behavioral healthcare standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, and quality improvement measurement experts. The standards help organizations measure, assess, and improve their quality, safety, and performance.

Originally founded in 1951 as the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (“JCAHO”), the Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. The Joint Commission is an independent, nonprofit organization, and is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. Learn more at

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