A Breakthrough Approach to Addiction and Behavioral Health Leads to Wellness for All

In the fall of 2017, serial entrepreneurs Jeffrey Vann and Gregg Champion founded START UP RECOVERY as a legacy business with the goal of disrupting the industry, creating a leading health and wellness brand, and donating a percentage of their profits to the organizations that serve those companies. disadvantaged. Veteran behavioral health veteran Patricia Myers joined as partner in 2020. The trio, with 60 years of recovery together, owns four luxury and healing locations on the West Side of Los Angeles. Their innovative approach caters to professionals, CEOs, athletes, empty residents, retirees and millennials who are serious about changing their lives and includes a proprietary “Life Reset” curriculum, an individualized wellness program and engaging community activities.

Their number one value is safety, and their 360 approach is built on accountability, education, community, and love and outperforms traditional treatment options. “Our goal is to provide a safe, luxurious, and truly transformative environment and experience where people can connect, thrive, evolve and heal.” Says co-founder Greg Champion Van, Champion. Compassionate partners treat each client as a unique beginning or transformation and treat clients with respect along with a healthy dose of loving structure and direction. Each person participates in The Recovery Playbook® curriculum developed by Champion, is provided with a truly individualized game plan for success and learns how to make self-care and self-love a priority in their lives.

“Being involved in the process of helping our clients discover or rediscover what brings them joy and ignite or re-ignite their passion is very satisfying.” Says co-founder Jeffrey Fan. One of their great offerings is to match their clients with a successful mentor in the sector of the industry in which they work or wish to be involved. For example, if the client wants or wants to be an entrepreneur, in entertainment, real estate or finance, to be connected to someone in their long-term recovery who is also very successful in that specific career field.

Unfortunately, less than 42% of individuals who enter drug and alcohol abuse treatment complete it, according to the 2019 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Study. However, at START UP RECOVERY, the completion rate has been 72% since its inception five years ago, and it has remained 93% of those who completed the 90-day program cleaned during the program as validated by a biweekly drug test. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, only 15% of drug addicts do not relapse in the first year of recovery. START UP RECOVERY maintains contact with 77% of over 200 youths twice a month and 65% of these self-reported still recovering.

“There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the light shine on for our clients. Ultimately, the measure of our success is the results we are honored to be a part of.” says partner Patricia Myers. In addition to the impressive statistics, dozens of intimate individual stories support their approach, including the launch of new brands, young people who lived at home becoming independent, families reunited and people who were stagnant in their careers went on to promote or grow their businesses.

Partners are now launching a new, state-of-the-art division, START UP WELLNESS, where a wider audience can receive a robust suite of services and methods, including oriental medicine fully integrated with clinical treatment and biohacking technology. It will be the first unique center of its kind in Santa Monica, California. The long-term vision is to take the innovations that have succeeded in START UP RECOVERY and expand their footprint into new markets to create wellness and healing for the general population.

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