SpringBoard Recovery Appoints Steve Laats as New President


FEBRUARY 19, 2021

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SpringBoard Recovery was born from the passion and personal experience of its founders. We understand the real-world challenges of early recovery and are here to help and we are passionate about helping our clients lead balanced, healthy, and fulfilling lives.


SpringBoard Recovery, located in North Scottsdale, Arizona, and fast becoming one of Arizona’s most respected drug and alcohol rehabilitation and treatment centers, is tremendously pleased to announce that it has named Steve Laats as its new President – effective February 19, 2021.

Steve Laats - President

Steve Laats not only brings a wealth of leadership and operational experience from his previous role as our Senior Director of Business Operations, but he epitomizes the very essence of SpringBoard Recovery’s accomplishments so far, and its achievements to come, as the center moves into the next progressive stages of its development as a blueprint for the future delivery of addiction treatment and care.

A spokesperson for SpringBoard Recovery stated, “Both Steve’s professional and personal values exactly mirror our core values here at SpringBoard Recovery – a truly compassionate voice for those who desperately need to hear one, a constant desire for excellence, and to act as a pathway for those struggling with substance use disorders.”

We achieve this pathway by firstly providing the respite these individuals need from the spiral of their abuse and addiction, and any mental health disorders they may be suffering from, and secondly by guiding them, through therapy, counseling, and an ever-present human face, towards a different life – one of promise and hope – with a sustainable, long-term recovery at its very foundation.”

Steve Laats meets these criteria and more as we look forward to building and growing even further from the work of our founders.”

Newly-appointed President Steve Laats stated, “It is an absolute honor to be selected to lead SpringBoard Recovery – an organization with a growing national reputation for excellence, innovation, and quality in drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation and care. I am grateful for the opportunity to help SpringBoard further realize its founders’ values of providing an industry-leading level of care for those individuals who come to us find a life free from the unbearable chains of substance addiction.”

Steve Laats officially takes up his new role of President of SpringBoard Recovery as of midday today.

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About SpringBoard Recovery

SpringBoard Recovery first opened their doors in 2014 with a simple mission – to help people transform their lives while recovering from addiction and underlying mental health conditions. Since then, SpringBoard has been through many changes, and, as a growing company, are proud to publicly state that “We’ve learned from and grown with every individual who has given us the opportunity to help in their recovery. We’ve worked hard to develop an atmosphere of honesty and trust, wiping away all preconceptions, shame, judgment, and guilt.”

A “Refreshingly Human” Approach to Treatment

Just a year after opening, in 2015, SpringBoard Recovery was in a position to begin hiring Masters-level licensed therapists, and so, a year later, were subsequently able to offer Partial Hospitalization Programs to those in need of the best in intensive program care.

Recognition for SpringBoard’s professionalism and high care standards was realized in 2017 when they were awarded the Gold Seal from The Joint Commission, the country’s leading healthcare accreditation organization.

In 2018, SpringBoard was able to offer the comprehensive and innovative Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) for those patients whose substance addiction was rooted in previous traumatic experiences, and, within 2 years, in 2020, SpringBoard Recovery was formally rebranded “Refreshingly Human,” amid new investment.

One of SpringBoard’s core values is a simple one – to create a safe and nurturing environment that does not focus on shame and guilt as a means for change.


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