Dr. Dorsey joined Sustain Recovery as its Medical Director after a long career in clinical and administrative medicine. He has directed research programs in the pharmaceutical industry, served as Chief of Psychiatry at multiple hospitals, and as Medical Director for a large public mental health agency.
Dr. Dorsey currently practices psychiatry from offices in Laguna Hills, Newport Beach, Santa Ana and Corona, and is Medical Director for another substance abuse program in Costa Mesa. Dorsey is board certified in psychiatry and administrative psychiatry and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Sustain Recovery changed my life in a way I never considered remotely possible. I arrived in a place where I knew nobody. Sustain Recovery gave me tools so that I never had to be alone again. I learned how to live like an adult and have genuine relationships with other human beings. I gained a sense of self respect, love, and pride from the challenges I was given by staff. I was able to work through the recent loss of my father and I achieved my goal of not taking any psychiatric medication.
I learned that life is an endless balancing act. I have to continually work on myself and my relationships with the people in my life. The staff at Sustain Recovery are all incredibly experienced and spiritual. They were available to me whether I wanted their help or not. Through their efforts and experience, I experienced the inner workings of having an intimate, loving relationship with a loving creator.
Sustain Recovery is “home” for me. I discovered a loving, caring family that helped launch me to a place I would have never dreamed and, if I would have dreamed it, I would never have believed I would be able to accomplish it.