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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CJ Jemison, one of the lead therapists in Desert Hope’s first responder and veteran-focused treatment track, Battalion, was recently featured in Homeland Magazine on addiction rates rising among military veterans transitioning to civilian life. For years, veterans have come home traumatized from their experiences and are left to become acclimated to civilian life with little […]
Currently sweeping the nation is a legal and available substance with the potential for addiction being sold at gas stations of all places. Labelled ‘ZaZa Red’ and ‘Tiana,’ these pills are actually a banned substance called tianeptine that, at high doses, behaves just like an opioid, and in his 25+ years of working in substance […]
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In the past few years, there has been a significant rise in online gambling. Gambling itself has its place in society with casinos in nearly half of all states and nearly the same amount legalizing online sports betting. But, unfortunately, as with in-person gambling, online gambling can have dire consequences. According to Dr. Trautman, this […]
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