Adams Recovery Center has a team of professional, dedicated and experienced chemical dependency professionals. Our team is up-to-date on the latest evidence-based practices and current standards of training in the field of Alcohol and Drug counseling.

Leslie R. Dye, MD

Medical Director

Leslie R. Dye, MD is triple board certified in emergency medicine, medical toxicology, and addiction medicine, with a deep understanding and national prominence in the field of opioid use disorder. She is a fellow of the American College of Medical Toxicology, the Academy of Clinical Toxicology, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She has worked in the fields of medical toxicology and addiction medicine for 30 years. In addition to her clinical expertise, she has academic and business content expertise from experiences as an editor-in-chief (EIC) of a peer-reviewed medical journal (Journal of Medical Toxicology) and EIC of physician and pharmacist content production for a leading international medical digital content provider.

Dr. Dye’s clinical skills in addiction medicine and academic activities have also extended globally. She received a funded grant that enabled her to start the first poison control center in mainland China and trained 6 Chinese physicians in the field of medical toxicology over 3 years in the US. In addition to work, she is extremely active in the community. She served on the Cincinnati Opera board, was nominated as Cincinnati Woman of the year in 2012 and was a member of Leadership Cincinnati. She currently serves as the treasurer for the National German Wirehaired Pointer Rescue organization and spent several years working as a physician at a free county health clinic. Dr. Dye is experienced in and continues to provide medical care in remote polar regions with no access to advanced medical facilities.

Charles Gorman

Clinical Director

Charles Gorman graduated from Abilene Christian University with a BA in Ministry and master’s candidate in Theology of Missions. He served as an ordained minister for approximately ten years before completing M.Ed. in Counseling from Xavier University. He has been a LICDC,CS and a LPCC-S for approximately thirty years. Charles has worked in all levels of the people helping professions. He has worked as a chemical dependency counselor, pastoral counselor, professor, mental health clinician, crisis counselor, clinical supervisor, and executive director since the mid 1980’s. Charles believes that clients need acceptance, unconditional love, and positive regard to thrive in counseling. People will bloom like flowers when nurtured in a fertile garden. The factors that have the greatest impact on his counseling approach over last forty years are: Client centered treatment, Stages of change model, Trauma informed treatment and the ACE study, and Motivational Interviewing.

Charles enjoys the therapeutic interaction that occurs between clients and coworkers in the process of recovery. It has always been an honor to work with likeminded people who are on the journey of recovery.

Denise Brooker

Nursing Supervisor

Denise Brooker received her Practical Nursing certificate from Charlotte Technical College. She then passed the NCLEX to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Denise started her career in Family Practice, and then began working with the homeless population where she found her true calling: to work in the mental health field. This led her to work with those living with mental health and addiction. She started with the Discovery House in Bangor, Maine in 2009 where she was a Dispensing Nurse, and was then given the opportunity to create the Suboxone Program where she worked until 2014. She then moved to Ohio and immediately sought out employment in the addiction field. She worked for ARC as a PRN nurse until she started FT with Northland Treatment Center where she worked for 5 years. She then worked for Sunrise Treatment Center for 5 years. Denise returned to ARC in 2023 where she can continue to work with clients living with addiction and mental health giving them encouragement through their sobriety journey.

Sarah Houston

Intake Coordinator

Sarah started her journey with Adams Recovery Center in 2017 as a billing manager. Now, as intake coordinator, she works with hospitals, legal systems, and individuals who are focused on achieving sobriety for themselves or someone they care about. Sarah uses compassion and her knowledge about the recovery process to help those she speaks with feel comfortable in aiding and beginning the sobriety process. Sarah believes it is important that the intake process be informative and comforting in order to make a lasting impact on the clients and their families at Adams Recovery Center.