Discovery Place Program Admissions
Discovery Place employs a team of three non-commissioned representatives to facilitate the admissions process. We pride ourselves on demonstrating compassion and understanding while working with those affected by years of alcohol and drug abuse. Our confidential, toll-free admissions number is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We keep it open because day or night, our mission is to help you.
What to Expect When Calling
You can expect the utmost professionalism, knowledgeable staff and compassion that goes beyond any facility in America. All our admissions team members understand addiction because they are in recovery from their own addictions. Michael comes from a using background of alcohol and opiate abuse. Bill comes from a background of alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, ecstacy, opiate and heroin abuse. Jeff comes from a background of pure alcoholism.
Depending on you or your loved one's use history, you may want to consider having them talk with someone familiar with that particular drug. They usually identify and relate quickly to someone who "speaks the lingo."
We will gently ask you for some information. The admissions team understands this is often an emotionally difficult time for you and your loved one. We only ask for your information so we can coordinate admissions quickly and effectively. Please know your information is kept strictly confidential. We will never sell your information to any third party.
Information We Need
-Email address (used to communicate in lieu of phone)
-Current life situation (employed or unemployed)
-Any other information you determine relevant to the process. This may include personality traits, educational background, family relations and whether the potential guest you are calling about is open to getting help.
You are still free to omit any information you like, but please work with us in this process. The more information we receive, the better we can coordinate admission. In the event you or your loved one is unable to secure admission to Discovery Place, we will work with you to find an appropriate facility for treatment.
We understand some people are hesitant to make that call. Every member of the admissions team has been in that same place. Pick up the phone, call us and we will comfortably navigate you through this process. It is our privilege to help you or your loved one to find recovery and the doorsteps of Discovery Place.
Meet the Admissions Team
Bill Dinker, Director of Admissions
Bill comes from a sales and marketing background and received his degree in the liberal arts with a minor in business, magna cum laude, from Aquinas College. He has a passion for philosophy, comedy and is also a Discovery Place alum. Bill began his employment at Discovery Place a few months after commencement by making continuing care calls. He also volunteered his time for step discussion groups and transportation services. Bill is a devoted team member and is known for taking admissions calls late at night and travelling all night to pick up incoming guests. Bill is in long-term recovery from alcoholism, opiate and heroin addiction, but has short-term experience with abuse of most drugs. Send Bill an email.
Watch: Bill Dinker on Huffington Post Live with Dave Navarro on Heroin Epidemic
Nick Bullock, Admissions Coordinator
Nick is a Discovery Place alum who came to us from California. He entered the program with a very serious addiction to heroin and cocaine. Over 3 years later, his recovery sets a shining example for men new to our program. He recently married his best friend, Jodi, and they celebrated the birth of their first daughter, Aubrey. In Nick's free time, he enjoys golf and working out at Dickson's Powerhouse gym. Nick led the long-term recovery program as lead guide for 2 years before his transition to the admissions department at Discovery Place. He helped grow the long-term program into one of the leading extended care programs in the South. He has a passion for recovery second to none. With a great sense of humor and attitude, Nick will surely be an invaluable asset to families in need of authentic recovery. Send Nick an email (and congratulate him on the birth of his new daughter!)
Ben Cooper, Intake Coordinator
Ben is a Discovery Place alum who came to us from Iowa City, Iowa. He entered the program with a difficult addiction to opiates and benzodiazepines, but through an incredible willingness, began to practice our program. The results were life-changing: sustained sobriety and a career. Ben transitioned from front desk manager to intake coordinator after showing a phenomenal ability to work with our guests one-on-one. He is one of the most well-liked employees at Discovery Place, which enables him to provide an excellent bridge between the addicted world and recovery world for new guests. Ben is responsible for intake, transportation and assisted medical care logistics for all program participants. Send Ben an email.