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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Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lawrence Weinstein, was recently interviewed by Health on the rise of the recent TikTok drinking trend ‘BORGs.’ ‘BORGs’ or “black out rage gallons” are concoctions carried around by college students and social media users in which a gallon jug of water is then half emptied and vodka, a packet of electrolytes […]
Alcohol and prescription opioids are the most common sources of substance abuse disorder among seniors, says Mohammad Alhabbal, M.D., medical director of AdCare Hospital in Worcester, Mass. “It’s problematic and we see it on a daily basis.” As people age, they often take multiple medications for a range of ailments, notes Dr. Alhabbal. Managing pain, […]
For those looking to give up alcohol, there’s is new support from an unlikely place. People are turning to TikTok to help them quit drinking. NBC’s Savannah Sellers asks American Addiction Centers CEO Dr. Tom Britton his thoughts about the TikTok Sobriety Movement. “When we watch TikTok, we’re seeing the power of storytelling and it’s […]
Despite the growing number of people who buy and use marijuana, it is, in fact, an addictive substance. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that roughly one in 10 individuals who use marijuana will become addicted to it. When individuals start before the age of 18, that rate increases to one in […]
Philip Van Guilder, director of community affairs at Greenhouse Treatment Center, was recently interviewed by Houston’s ABC affiliate on the breakthrough of a potential vaccine against fentanyl. The University of Houston has spent five years testing and researching a possible fentanyl vaccine that has the potential to save a great deal of people. When ingested, […]
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