Valor Recovery to Open in Former Braking Point Center

Valor Recovery to Open in Former Braking Point Center

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Valor Recovery Center of Youngstown LLC will begin operating Monday out of the treatment center formerly occupied by Braking Point Recovery Center.

A news release from Valor states the newly established drug rehabilitation center, led by health-care center developer James M. Conti Sr., will offer limited addition rehabilitative behavioral services and expand into full-service programming in the coming months.

The 45 N. Canfield-Niles Road building was shuttered following raids last fall of Braking Point’s centers here and in Columbus, and of the Leetonia home of its owner and CEO, Ryan Sheridan.

Articles of incorporation filed with the Ohio Secretary of State’s office show Conti as the statutory agent for Valor Recovery Center of Youngstown LLC and Valor Recovery Center of Columbus LLC.

Misty A. Long, executive director, and Dr. Amanda S. Pears Hartwell, medical director, will lead Valor’s staff.

Valor will start by offering partial hospitalization programming, intensive outpatient programming and outpatient programming to “a limited number of individuals, up to 15 clients per service,” Long said in the news release. “We will expand that number upon receipt of additional approvals.”

Upon receiving certification, Valor will offer residential services, providing Mahoning County and surrounding areas “with 60 much-needed residential beds,” according to the release.

Valor also plans to provide ambulatory detoxification services as the company moves toward offering a full continuum of care. Programming will include individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, case management and medication assisted treatment, as well as opportunities to participate in yoga and exercise activities.

“Our staff members include highly qualified, experienced clinicians who are committed to serving our community,” Long said. “It is our mission to take a multidimensional approach to client treatment and care, utilizing integrated traditional components with a holistic approach to optimize the chance of successful recovery.”

Earlier this year, prosecutors said the Federal Bureau of Investigation began looking into Braking Point and its owner in 2016 “based on hotline complaints from former employees of the business and the high volume of Medicare reimbursements.”

Sheridan has not yet been charged with any crimes but federal prosecutors are seeking forfeiture of his Leetonia mansion. They have already seized cash and assets worth $3.4 million, including replicas of vehicles featured in films such as Back to the Future, Ghostbusters and Batman.

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