Mitchell S. Rosenthal

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In 2010, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America announced "the election of Mitchell S. Rosenthal, M.D. to its Board of Directors. Dr. Rosenthal is a nationally renowned psychiatrist and founder of Phoenix House, one of the nation’s leading substance abuse services organizations. A pioneer in the field of substance abuse treatment, he introduced therapeutic models that have become standard throughout the field...

"Dr. Rosenthal led Phoenix House as President and CEO from 1967 to 2007, an organization with more than 150 programs in ten states, serving 7,000 program participants each day. During those four decades, he built Phoenix House by expanding government contract support, increasing third-party revenues, developing a robust fundraising capacity and instituting new management systems. He continues to work on clinical programming and remains a chief spokesman for the organization and is a leading advocate for the field as head of the Rosenthal Center for Clinical and Policy Studies... Dr. Rosenthal served as a White House advisor on drug policy and a special consultant to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and chaired the New York State Advisory Council on Substance Abuse for most of the past two decades." [1]


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  1. Partnership for a Drug-Free America Dr. Mitchell S. Rosenthal, Founder of Phoenix House, Elected to the Board of Directors of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, organizational web page, accessed April 12, 2013.