PRESENTATION TITLE: Adolescent and Young Adult Recovery Success Models
Andrew Burki is the Founder of Life of Purpose Treatment and Director of Public Policy for City Line Behavioral Healthcare Group. Life of Purpose is an academically focused comprehensive continuum of care offering treatment for substance use disorders. Facilities are located on or in close proximity to college campuses, with locations in Boca Raton, Florida and the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Andrew was inspired to open treatment facilities to help clients whose education was disrupted due to substance use after his own education was derailed by his substance use disorder. Andrew is a person in long-term abstinence based recovery since 2001. Andrew holds a Master in Social Work degree from Florida Atlantic University and is a macro level social worker. He is a member of the Young People in Recovery national board, as well as a board member of The Bridge Way School, Philadelphia’s recovery high school. Andrew has also been a member of the Florida Sober Homes Task Force and participated on advisory panels for the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration under both of the last two presidential administrations.