Since moving to Charlotte in 2014, Ward Blanchard has become one of the most prominent addiction and mental health professionals on the east coast. Ward founded The Blanchard Institute, LLC, an Intensive Outpatient Center that treats co-occurring Substance Use Disorders in 2016. Ward and his team approach addiction through a family systems model, guiding entire families toward healthy recovery.
Ward has a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy. Specializing in addiction, Ward obtained his advanced addiction counseling education and credential through California Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC-II). Ward is also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) and a Clinical Supervisor (CSI).
Ward spent over a decade in Southern California furthering his education while also working alongside some of the world’s most well-known addiction and mental health treatment centers like The Betty Ford Center, Michael’s House Dual Diagnosis Center, and Foundations Recovery Network. Ward has worked in all facets of dual diagnosis treatment: interventions, admissions, business development, therapist, continuing-care, and operations. He presents at national conferences, hospitals, continuing educational events, and treatment centers. Ward has an altruistic passion around educating the professional community about Family Systems, Substance Use Disorders, co-occurring disorders, the opioid epidemic, and chronic pain.