Dr. Charles YoungMedical Director
Dr. Young received his undergraduate degree in Biology from East Carolina University. During his undergraduate career he played collegiate soccer at UNC-Asheville, taught Emergency Medical Science for Pitt Community College, and was a Member of the National Ski Patrol at Wolfe Ridge. He went on to receive his medical degree from The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina in 1989. He completed his residency training in Family Medicine at the MAHEC Family Practice Residency Program in Asheville, NC. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and a member of both the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Young has been providing primary care to patients and their families for 31 years.
Dr. Young’s family has not been immune to the disease of addiction. He understands that addiction is a complex condition. He is a strong believer that addiction, as a brain disease, is treatable. Modern science also agrees that addiction is a chronic disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual’s life experiences. Dr. Young is an advocate for comprehensive, person centered treatment, and is a strong proponent of Medication Assisted Treatment for addiction.