Victory Addiction Recovery Center Announces the Addition of Two Staff Addictionologists to the Treatment Program

Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) January 17, 2015

Victory Addiction Recovery Center (Victory) is proud to announce Medical Director, Dr. Edward Lafleur and staff Psychiatrist, Dr. Scott Mayers, as being distinguished by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) in being board certified in addiction medicine. The two physicians have over two decades of combined years of experience in the mental and behavioral health field. They continue to demonstrate immense dedication to their clients by evidence of this certification. The ABAM certificate signifies excellence in the practice of Addiction Medicine. This certification demonstrates that a physician has met vigorous standards through intensive study, assessment and evaluation. As important, the ABAM certification assures the public that Victory’s physicians have the knowledge, experience and skills to provide high quality patient care.

This announcement begins an exciting year for the addiction treatment center located in Lafayette, LA. The enhancement in the Medical staffs certifications only continues to improve the quality of client care given at Victory Addiction Recovery Center. The already exceptional care given at Victory is planned to continue to evolve and improve over this coming year. Mel Courville, CEO of Victory comments on the certification, Victorys Board Certified Addiction Specialist are critical in addressing the treatment gap for substance use disorders, delivering the highest level of quality care and improving outcomes for those suffering from addiction. We are proud to be the only treatment center in the Acadiana area to have physicians with Medical and Psychiatric backgrounds who are Board Certified Addiction Specialists.

Victory Addiction Recovery Center is a drug and alcohol treatment center located in Lafayette, LA, owned and operated by Summit Behavioral Healthcare, LLC. Committed to serving the Acadiana community, Victorys experienced, licensed clinical and medical staff is committed to full family recovery. Treatment is individualized, focusing on the mind, body and soul. We strive to provide the best substance abuse services possible, while helping move our community forward. For more information on Victory call (888) 991-3778 or visit

Dr. Edward Lafleur has served as the Medical Director of Victory Addiction Recovery Center since it’s opening. Dr. Lafleur received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He served as Chief resident at University Medical Center (UMC) as he completed his residency in the Family Practice Department. He has over a decade of experience in the field of addictions and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He completed his residency at University Medical Center (UMC) in the Family Practice Department, and was named Chief Resident at UMC in 2004. Dr. Lafleur is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians He works in Youngsville, LA and one other location and specializes in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Lafleur is affiliated with Our Lady Of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Scott Mayers is Board Certified in Psychiatry. Dr. Mayers completed his psychiatric residency in Washington, DC at George Washington University where he also served as the Chief Psychiatric Resident at Community Connections. He received his MD from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, La and was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Previously, Dr. Mayers held the position of full time psychiatrist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Lafayette, LA. and served in this position for several years. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association. He has nearly a decade of experience in behavioral medicine.

Victory/Summit Media Contact:

Christina Hawkins, VP of Strategic Development and Public Relations

chawkins(at)summitbhc(dot)com or (888).991.7933

Source: Victory Addiction Recovery Center

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