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Board Certified Addictionologist

Dr. Merritt is the owner of Lifestream Health Center, a board certified addictionologist and pain management specialist. 

 Dr. Sarah Merritt is originally from Huntsville, Alabama. She attended Birmingham-Southern College and medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. After a residency in anesthesiology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, she elected to pursue extra fellowship training in pain management at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute. Her training included the full spectrum of pain management techniques, including interventional pain blocks and injections, as well as pain medication management. Dr. Merritt is ABMS Board-Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.
Currently, Dr. Merritt is active as a volunteer in the medical community in addition to her medical practice. She was nominated by her peers and appointed by the state as a member of the Technical Access Committee for the Maryland State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). She is also the Co-Chairperson of the Legislative Council for MedChi, the Maryland state medical society.

Amber Collins

Program Director

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor,BS

I have worked in the substance use field for over 8 years.  I will obtain my Masters of Edu. in Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College in December.  My passion is helping individuals suffering from substance use disorder, trauma, and related (often co-occurring) issues.  I have devoted my career to advocating for the removal of treatment barriers, dispelling stigmas, and providing high quality, evidence-based interventions such as Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a Reality Therapy clinical orientation.  My ultimate goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment that allows clients to be their authentic selves and offer support as they begin their journey to recovery.

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