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Current NFL player Matthew Slater, NFL Alumni Association CEO Beasley Reece, former Detroit Lions TE and CEO of Desert Hope Treatment Center Derek Price, and former Buccaneer Patrick Venzke, joined AAC’s online talk show “Addiction Talk” to speak about the prevalence of addiction within the NFL and discussed steps to encourage other players to reach […]
Lynnette Mitchell, director of nursing at Laguna Treatment Hospital, penned an article for the LA Times recounting the challenges of the past year treating the disease of addiction in the midst of a global pandemic. In the piece, Mitchell admits to not thinking much of COVID-19 in early 2020 – she had experience with the […]
Dr. Charles Smith, an addictionologist at Recovery First Treatment Center, penned an op-ed for Op-Med on the uptick in alcohol and substance use during the pandemic while detailing his own story of addiction and recovery as a medical professional. In the piece, Dr. Smith speaks frankly about his experience with alcohol addiction that eventually led […]
Patrick Venzke, a former NFL player for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles and the Indianapolis Colts, was interviewed in Las Vegas from Desert Hope Treatment Center where he is currently a patient. In 2008, after the housing market crash, Venske experienced great financial loss. Upset at his new situation, he turned to alcohol to cope, […]
Oxford Treatment Center, a leading provider of substance use treatment services in Oxford, has named COO Mark Stovall as the facility’s new CEO. Now serving Oxford Treatment Center in a new capacity, Stovall plans to utilize his unique perspective as someone in recovery to focus on enhancing the facility’s clinical programming and recruiting highly trained […]