1700 Abbey Place Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28209, US

(704) 246-4644

About Us

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George L Raad, M.D. - Medical Director

Dr. Raad has treated over 28,000 moderate to high acuity patients during his thirty-plus year career as Medical Director for an urban inpatient medical detoxification program. Dr. Raad has been innovative in his response to changing patients and changing drugs in the substance use disorder field, and he has earned high patient satisfaction scores during his tenure.


He is the past recipient of the prestigious North Carolina Jody Kellerman award for excellence in the field of substance abuse treatment. Dr. Raad is a much sought-after trainer and expert in the field of substance use disorders. He has presented to many varied professional groups and has appeared on numerous television reports on addiction. He has a private family medicine practice, a concierge medical practice and a research facility in Charlotte, NC


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EDWARD "EDDIE" HAMMETT, - DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Eddie retired from the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) after thirty years in law enforcement. As a senior special agent he supervised complex drug distribution cases. He saw first hand the victims of the war on drugs and he wanted to help. He thought he could help people with recovery. He joined StartBupe in 2017.


He believes in a partnership with law enforcement, medical professionals, families and patients are needed to cure this opiate epidemic.

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LISA MLLER, CSAC - DIRECTOR OF COUNSELING SERVICES

Lisa has over a decade of experience treating addiction. Her style is empowering with clear direction to help you to make positive changes in your life. Counseling our patients brings out her compassion and  skill as a seasoned addictions counselor and sobriety guide.