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Methamphetamine Awareness Day: Stats and Links to Promote Awareness

Launched in 2006 by then President George W. Bush, National Methamphetamine Awareness Day is observed annually on Nov. 30 as part of an effort to educate the public about the effects and dangers of meth. But given the overabundance of national days, including everything from National Cereal Day (March 7th) to Hagfish Day (celebrated the […]

“My name is … and I’m an Alcoholic”
Aug 28, 2015

The sense of freedom gained from stating that sentence in public is a better high than every substance designed to avoid living ever was, or ever will be. Had I not said those words, my life would be far different from the one I enjoy today. Looking back over the events that led to my […]

Matthew Perry awarded for work helping addiction treatment centers
Jul 22, 2015

By now, many people know that Friends actor Matthew Perry has gone through a tough battle with alcohol and opiates. Now, Perry is being awarded for his efforts in improving addiction treatment centers. The star was given the Phoenix Rising Award by his costar Lisa Kudrow at a gala in Beverly Hills. Prior to being […]

Study reveals genes make children vulnerable to addiction
Jan 20, 2015

Research has proven that a variety of factors can influence whether a person develops an addiction. One of the most prevalent factors is environment. This environment becomes all the more important when considering children, researchers from Duke University noted. Genetics, environment, or both? There is a well-established controversy on whether addiction is related to the […]

AAC Launches Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program
Jan 16, 2015

American Addiction Centers Launches Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program $10,000 in scholarship funds to be awarded to students entering or enrolled in post-secondary programs focused on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — (January 13, 2015) American Addiction Centers has launched its Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program that will provide $10,000 in […]

What is the Share The Load Program?
Oct 22, 2014

Being a firefighter comes with a ton of tremendous rewards. The brotherhood we share is unparalleled in any other profession. We sacrifice our time, family, personal relationships and family to be part of the fire service. I know for myself, not being an active Captain anymore, I’m still completely involved in the fire service in […]

Broadway musical star turns story of addiction into show
Sep 16, 2014

There was a time when Steven Strafford never thought he would overcome his meth addiction. Now, the Broadway actor is bringing his show to his hometown of Chicago, after debuting it in New York and Cincinnati, DNAinfo Chicago reported. Strafford first tried crystal meth in 2000 while on a date. The date asked him if […]

American Addiction Centers Named to Inc. 500 List
Aug 21, 2014

Recognition for Three-Year Sales Growth of 995% Nashville, Tennessee — American Addiction Centers, a leading national provider of inpatient substance abuse treatment services for individuals with drug and/or alcohol addiction, has been named to the Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. The company is ranked 7th on the “Top 20 Tennessee Companies” […]

What to Expect at an AA or NA Meeting
Jul 14, 2014

  Updated: March 21, 2020 Many of us experience tremendous anxiety when contemplating attending our first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. This feeling is common, and largely based on our fear of the unknown. We have no idea what to expect at a meeting, how to find one, which one to attend, what […]

5 Ways to Help Protect Your Child From Drug Abuse
Jun 17, 2014

As a parent, it is natural to wonder what is going on in your child’s life. Of all of the questions a parent may have, the biggest is how to protect your child from drug abuse. Parents may avoid subject if they are not sure what to say. According to the New York State Department […]

3 Common Excuses People Give to Avoid Addiction Treatment
Jun 3, 2014

Watching loved ones succumb to substance abuse can be one of the most heartbreaking things for friends and family members to witness. Some may try to help, but people with a drug or alcohol addiction may be so dependent on their substances of choice that they might do anything in their power to maintain their […]

How to resist peer pressure from good friends
May 9, 2014

After a successfully completing an addiction treatment program, a strong support network of friends who understand the struggles that someone working through recovery faces is crucial to ensuring long-term sobriety. Good friends are not only important as a way for a former drug user to voice his or her frustrations about life in recovery, but […]

New friends can help addiction recovery efforts
May 1, 2014

For someone who wants to give up drugs for a healthier, more fulfilling life, time spent in an inpatient substance abuse treatment center can have a transformative effect. Professional counselors, therapists and medical specialists do everything they can and use every tool at their disposal to help someone in recovery break the habit of self-destructive […]

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