With ten years of experience in the recovery field, Andrew Merker provides counseling to patients at adult and adolescent facilities. Merker has more than seven years of admissions experience in the addiction field. As Director of Admissions, he helps patients’ and their families navigate the admissions process, ensuring that each client meets criteria and helping them maximize their recovery. A successful alumnus of The Academy for Addiction Professionals, Andrew also draws on his experience and knowledge at the Academy of Addiction Professionals to educate students in the field. He is an advocate of experiential training and he uses his diverse background to give his students practical information they can apply to their own lives every day.