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Learn more about the staff at our amazing drug and alcohol recovery facility in Washington State.


Benjamin Seymour, CADC

Founder & CEO

With 17 years of experience working in the addiction field, Ben has provided intervention, addiction counseling and other recovery services all over the United States. He has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, television programming and other media venues to share his insight into addiction. He sites his own struggles with drugs and alcohol as the motivating factor behind his work. After enduring detox centers and multiple treatment centers, Ben learned first hand what works and what does not. He expresses a deep gratitude for the years he has been clean and sober.

After successfully co-founding a national intervention firm, Ben has now focused his attention on helping people in the community where he lives. "Addiction is a disease, not a moral failing. People with careers, parents with children, teens, professionals and students have problems with addiction as well. It is time we face this reality and give them the treatment they need. We hope to help people before they get arrested, lose their families or worse."

Ben has gone to great lengths to create the best clinical team possible, stemming from various clinical backgrounds. This enables NorthPoint Washington to take seemingly complicated clients and dissect their barriers to recovery, health and the ability to thrive. Addiction and alcoholism are often accompanied by co-occurring mood disorders and emotional disturbances. Ben and his team truly understand how these disorders interact and how to treat them.

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Robert Castan

COO

In 2010, after finding his own recovery, Robert dedicated his life to helping others find freedom from addiction. Since then, he has created innovative, and successful addiction treatment programs, across the Western US. Robert has extensive experience with marketing, brand management, web development and intake coordination.

In 2014 Robert co-founded Northpoint Recovery in Boise, Idaho. From Northpoint’s inception, Robert oversaw the facility layout, marketing campaigns and key team development. With Northpoint’s growth and success, Robert assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer. Today he is responsible for supervising daily operations of the administrative, marketing and intake teams, as well as; assisting in key growth initiatives.

“I am extremely proud of what we have created at Northpoint Recovery, we get to do something we love and help people change their lives.” Robert’s vision and determination are evident throughout Northpoint’s services.

James Pickrell

Director of Admissions

James possesses a unique passion and talent for helping anyone affected by the disease of addiction. As the director of admissions, James spends hours listening and coaching families struggling to find hope. If you or your loved one are struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, James brings a sincere understanding and passion for making help available to those in need of it. He possesses a sincere and empathetic approach to anyone struggling with this disease as a result of his own personal experience recovering from addiction. James takes great pride in his role at NorthPoint Washington, and is truly an asset to our team.

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Steve Laats

Vice President of Marketing

Prior to joining Northpoint Recovery, Steve had been part of large corporations for the past 16 years. Since joining Northpoint Recovery, Steve is truly able to combine his learned skill set with his true passion, helping people effected by the disease of addiction. He is driven to help Northpoint Recovery reach as many people as possible find relief from their addiction.

Susan Cherry

Clinical Outreach Specialist

Since 2000, Susan has worked in all areas of addiction services. She is known for her passion for recovery and her ability to motivate and assist patients, and their loved ones, with placement in a treatment facility that fits their specific needs. Susan can also provide intervention services, transportation, specialty services and local community resources.