Maps & Directions
Because of differences in body chemistry, certain people, through no fault of their own, are unable to successfully metabolize mood-altering substances. Ultimately, they must learn to live a life of total abstinence from alcohol and all other mood-altering chemicals.
At Shepherd Hill, addiction is treated as a chronic, progressive and potentially fatal disease. Our treatment team members help patients to recover in a dignified manner using four primary treatment goals:
Successful achievement of these goals culminates in relapse prevention.
W. Andrew Highberger, M.D., received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He completed post-doctoral studies in general surgery, as well as a residency in anesthesia at The Ohio State University Hospitals in Columbus. Dr. Highberger is board certified in anesthesiology.
Richard N. Whitney, M.D., has served as Medical Director at Shepherd Hill since
August 2001. He completed a residency in emergency medicine in 1981, and a fellowship
in addiction medicine in 1991. He is board certified by the American Board of Addiction
Medicine. He has also been certified through examination by the American Society
of Addiction Medicine, the American Academy of Pain Management and the American
Board of Emergency Medicine.