American Addiction Centers Announces Dr. Thomas Britton as New CEO
American Addiction Centers has announced the appointment of healthcare executive Dr. Thomas Britton as its new CEO, effective February 7, 2022. Britton, who is in long-term recovery himself, brings over 30 years of experience in behavioral healthcare, serving in both executive leadership and clinical roles. He joins AAC from one of the largest non-profit providers […]
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Addiction is routinely referred to as a ‘family disease’ because the ramifications are very seldomly felt solely by the individual; it touches the lives of everyone, especially the children of parents who are struggling. Recovery First Treatment Center’s Addictionologist, Dr. Charles Smith, recently penned an op-ed for the Sun-Sentinel on the far-reaching effects that this […]
Karah Moody, lead therapist overseeing the LGBTQ+ treatment track at River Oaks Treatment Center, was recently featured in LGBTQ Nation discussing the nuanced needs of transgender individuals seeking treatment for addiction. Rates of substance use disorder ranges between 25 and 40% for those who are transgender, a figure much higher than the general population and […]
As we approach another record-setting year of overdose deaths, many substance use treatment providers and people in recovery are celebrating the news that the FDA has just announced that Narcan will be allowed to be sold over the counter. Narcan, or naloxone, the opioid overdose reversing antidote, will soon be available on the shelves of […]
According to a new report, Gen Zers are drinking less than young people in past generations and about 20% less per capita than millennials. Further, many are foregoing alcohol entirely — the number of college-age adults who don’t drink has increased from 20% to 28% over the last two decades. Recovery First Addiction Specialist, Dr. […]
Many have heard of ‘Dry January,’ the tradition of foregoing alcohol during the first month of the year, but a new and related trend is gaining traction called ‘going damp’ or living a ‘damp’ lifestyle. Essentially, a damp lifestyle is a compromise between overindulgence in alcohol consumption and sobriety. According to experts, the idea behind […]
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