Marc Ryan Effron is the co-founder of Legacy Healing Center, a world-renowned treatment facility helping people with substance abuse and mental health problems. Services include detoxification, partial hospitalization programs, and outpatient coaching. The cornerstone of the Legacy Healing Center is treating patients using a holistic approach. This is something Marc himself found was missing during his own sobriety.
By the age of 24, Marc had climbed the corporate ladder and became the vice president at a large investment firm. Despite looking like he had everything, deep down he still felt unfulfilled. This is a feeling had ever since he was a child. Challenged by questioning his purpose, the feeling eventually became overwhelming.
Turning to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain, Marc’s life spiraled out of control. He lost his job, his family, and became homeless. Eventually, after visiting multiple treatment centers he managed to pull himself out of that dark place. This is when Marc finally figured out what his calling was; he wanted to help people to get back on the right path.
How Legacy Grew
From his experience visiting multiple treatment centers, Marc believed the one thing they all lacked was a more personalized and holistic approach to healing. He set up the facility in South Florida and planned on making the revolutionary new treatment center one that focused on curing the underlying problems rather than masking the symptoms. Marc has ensured the programs are so thorough he would be able to send his own children through them if the need was ever to exist.
Starting as a three-bed pilot program, Legacy Health Center grew into a massive success, now featuring a multi-state treatment program with over 155 beds and powered by over 200 well looked after employees. The facility has managed to help over 10,000 individuals get back to their feet using peer support that Mr. Effron describes as “ladies and gentlemen caring for ladies and gentlemen”. Legacy Health Center also contracts with large corporations such as American Airlines to provide corporate mental health training.
What is next for Marc
Marc’s mission is to continue serving others and helping as many people get out of the same place he was in just a few years ago. With the help of his team and his support network, Marc is aiming to open a clinic in every State within the next few years.
Outside of treating others, Marc is a proud father to two boys. He practices yoga and meditation, believing both to be powerful contributors to his success. When he is not with his family or helping others at the treatment center, Marc is also a personal development coach to multiple individuals across different industries.
Marc’s story is one that inspires many of us to get out of the dark places we are currently in.
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