Jake Acosta

Program Assistant Jake loves his job as a Program Assistant here at Sagebrush and takes it very seriously. He was born and raised in the Northern Virginia area while going to 12 step meetings as a child. Jake is going back to school to further his education, hoping to possibly discover long term goals. He [...]

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Kelley Kuchinov, ATR-BC

Experiential  Therapist Kelley comes to us from the New Jersey area, while living there she received a Master of Arts degree in Art Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia. She then worked for 13 years at Princeton House Behavioral Health, where she discovered her true passion of working with women, specifically those who experienced trauma [...]

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George Harrington III, LPC, LMHC

Residential Program Manager George Harrington is a native of northern Virginia. He attended Emory and Henry College in Emory, VA for his Bachelor's degree in Psychology and attended Radford University in Radford, VA for his Master's degree in Community Counseling. In 2010, George moved from Virginia to Miami, FL, to further his educational endeavors. He [...]

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Effects of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse can range from unhealthy drinking habits, to drinking every day, or binge drinking. When one abuses alcohol, they continue to drink even though it may be causing problems in their life. In one's social life, alcohol abuse can cause issues within the family, employment issues, legal problems such as driving while intoxicated, violence, [...]

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A New Type of Pain Killer

James Zadina, a researcher at the Tulane School of Medicine, is working on creating a pain killer that will reduce pain, but at the same time--not get patients addicted to it. In August of 2015, Zadina and his team published a study in Neuropharmacology where he reported that they treated pain in rats without causing [...]

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Thomas Trachsel

Chef Chef Thomas received his culinary training at the prestigious Johnson and Wales University.  While there he made Dean's list and received a University Merit Scholarship due to his excellent academic achievements. He has over twenty years of experience in the corporate dining sector of the food service industry.  As an Executive Chef/Multiple Site Manager, [...]

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In The News: Opiod Public Health Emergency

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, President Donald Trump declared that the opiod addiction crisis is now a nationwide public health emergency. According to the CDC, the total estimated economic cost of the opiod crisis is $78.5 billion. However, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Public Health Emergency Fund only makes a total [...]

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Niesha Spencer

Administrative Coordinator Niesha was born in Richmond Virginia, but has lived in the state of Maryland for over 20 years. She provides a warm and loving atmosphere to the front desk. Niesha brings various area of healthcare experience to Sagebrush, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management at Strayer University. Niesha is [...]

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Ashley O’Sullivan, BSN

Admissions Coordinator Ashley is a Virginia native, and she loves everything the area has to offer--from the rich cultural diversity to the vast amount of historical importance Virginia holds. She grew up knowing she had a passion to help and serve others. She went to VCU School of Nursing and obtained a Bachelor of Science [...]

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Jessica Watkins, MA

Addictions Counselor Jessica is a counselor in residence who has come to Sagebrush after over three years at Phoenix House of the Mid-Atlantic. At Phoenix, she was a primary counselor for the Partial Hospitalization program and has experience working with Intensive Outpatient and Women's Residential programs, as well. Prior to earning her MA in Clinical [...]

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