The Excelsior Program: Treatment that Interrupts Your Addiction- Not Your Life.
The Excelsior Program provides a unique opportunity for highly successful individuals to obtain help without checking into a long term inpatient/residential programs. It was founded to provide evidence based multi-modal treatment for addictive disorders and related difficulties. Excelsior is a program that is unlike any other treatment program. It is tailored for each individual; we do not believe in the "one size fits all" approach that other facilities are known for using.
Founder, Professor Bankole Johnson, DSc, MD, PhD, is an internationally recognized addictions expert. He and his colleagues created the UVa Excelsior Program in 2006 to provide evidence-based, multi-modal treatment for addictive disorders and related difficulties. As such, it is the first program of its kind to offer comprehensive and uniquely adaptive pharmacological and psychological treatment.
Excelsior is a comprehensive and personalized program where we are committed to treating the WHOLE person;
as the addiction is being treated the underlying medical conditions that may be contributing to the addiction or the personal health of a person is also being cared for. This is to give the patient the best opportunity to break free from the addiction.
Message from the Founder
The most important step in recovering from alcohol or drug
addiction is the one you have just taken.
Your interest in the Excelsior Program is well placed. My team
and I are committed to providing those dealing with addiction the best
Our approach is evidence-based from our research. This way we are able to provide our patients with the most up-to-date information about new psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy treatments for addiction.
We hope to provide our patients with the tools to return to their lives and succeed, not simply remove them from their lives.
We believe that with our efforts, addiction can become a curable disease.
Dr. Bankole Johnson,
DSc, MD, PhD