experience. Tom is an advocate for patients that are part of the LGBT community and possesses a great deal of knowledge on the needs of patients struggling with crystal meth addiction. He offers his support and expertise to this population, frequently meeting with patients upon admission to Caron to help them acclimate to the treatment setting. Tom founded and still assists with Caron’s Pride group, a clinical specialty treatment component offered to all LGBT patients during their treatment stay. He also organizes and helps to facilitate Caron’s
ABOUT TOM MCDERMITT
Tom McDermitt has been with Caron Treatment Centers for over 15 years. He currently works as a Regional Resource Director in the Pennsylvania and Ohio regions, helping families get their loved ones into treatment. Tom works closely with clinical and admissions staff and has a full understanding of all treatment programs offered at Caron. Before moving into his current role, he supervised all support staff on the Pennsylvania campus, setting the standard for customer service and support in the clients’ treatment
LGBT Retreats three times a year. Tom is a sought after speaker throughout the United States and shares his story at conventions of Alcoholics Anonymous. He began his career at Caron as a Counselor Assistant in the Adolescent Extended Care programs. Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ashford University and holds an Associate Addiction Counselor Level II Certification through the Pennsylvania Certification Board.