David Sack, M.D., is the CEO of Elements Behavioral Health, a network of addiction treatment programs that includes Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu and Los Angeles, The Ranch outside Nashville, The Recovery Place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and The Sexual Recovery Institute in Beverly Hills.
Prior to joining Elements, Dr. Sack enjoyed successful careers in clinical, research and administrative psychiatry. After receiving his medical degree from Rush Medical College, he completed his residency in Psychiatry at the UCLA-Neuropsychiatric Institute. Dr. Sack served as a senior clinical scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) where his research interests included affective disorders, seasonal and circadian rhythms, and neuroendocrinology. More recently, Dr. Sack served as Senior Vice President for Clinical Research for Comprehensive Neurosciences where his research included investigations in schizophrenia, depression, insomnia, cognitive disorders and alcohol dependency.
Dr. Sack is board certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, and is a certified Medical Review Officer. His experience in substance abuse treatment includes implementing comprehensive ambulatory detoxification within general medical settings, substance abuse treatment of adjudicated youth and adults, and developing specialized residential and outpatient treatment programs of dually-diagnosed clients in both rural and urban settings.
Dr. Sack has appeared on such news outlets as American Health Journal (PBS), Good Morning America, and The Doctors and has been quoted in articles in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine.