• 14Aug

    When a lot of people hear about a treatment center, they might think of it is a dark and scary place. It is a place they want nothing to do with because they fear for their life if they were to enter there.

    Things have changed now, though, and it is not like it used to be when it comes to a place like the AAC (American Addiction Centers).

    They actually make it fun, innovative, and exciting. Those are not words that one would use to usually describe a treatment center, but that is what makes the AAC so special.

    It is also in large part because of the work being done by the chairman and co-founder in Michael Cartwright. He comes with over twenty years of experience in addiction treatment. He has been at the forefront of dual diagnosis treatment. Read more: American Addiction Centers Offers Insight Stages Alcohol | AliveNewsPaperand American Addiction Centers Reviews | Glassdoor

    It is about treating the substance abuse issue along with mental illness. Many people have failed to see how the two are tied together, but Michael Cartwright knows what is going on when it comes to this treatment. According to their website, up to 50 percent of those with a mental health issue also have a substance abuse problem.

    That is a stunning number, and it speaks to the issue at hand. Michael is big on numbers and facts. He doesn’t like to just talk about things without backing them up. He likes to present his information so people can understand it and then backs it up with facts.

    His team over at the AAC has done that with their work on the addiction known as AUD (alcohol use disorder). They are making it their personal mission to make sure that people better understand what is really going with alcohol abuse and how it is a disease.

    For many young teens, it starts at age 12. Family members have exposed them to it. If they already have the gene in them, it is going to come out even more if they get a taste of the liquor.

    They don’t realize the long-term effects it has on a human being. When they are constantly around chaos and alcohol, it creates a very unstable environment for the child. At the time, they are unsure how to process it all.

    As they get older, it starts to manifest for them, and they really start to see how it’s shaped them and their ability to live a normal life. They can’t go anywhere without having a drink.

    As a matter of fact, if they don’t have a drink, they tend to turn into a pretty unpleasant person to be around for those closest to them. It is why the AAC’s work is vital to their recovery.

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  • 23Jul

    No matter how big, tough, or strong someone is, they need someone to look after them and make sure they are doing OK and handling life as best as they can be during a difficult time. This is especially true of someone with an addiction.

    An addiction is something that really sticks with someone. It takes a lot of training and a lot of practice to get rid of it once and for all. The AAC (American Addiction Centers) is going to look out for each and every single soul that decides they are going to commit to treatment. They are proud of them for taking that big leap and doing what is best for their life.

    Of course, they want to do right by their friends, family, and loved ones. However, the most important thing is that they are doing this for themselves, first and foremost. They need to do all of the steps and really buy into recovery.

    If they are not fully invested in getting better and getting the help they deserve, it’s going to be a tough hill for them to climb. They will just find themselves repeating the same old patterns and habits over and over again. It is clear those did not work in the past. Because they did not work in the past, it is time for them to take inventory of their life and see what changes need to be made. Read more: American Addiction Centers Reality Blackout Drunk Driving | Gazetteday and American Addiction Centers | Crunchbase

    The AAC has talked openly and honestly about the problems with alcohol. It is their number one biggest issue at their treatment centers. They see it all of the time, and they want to do something about it. They started with a survey, and the point of the survey was to get people to look at what they have done in the past and really comment on it openly and honesty. It is research to help out future addicts.

    One thing they have learned over at the AAC, addicts that have recovered are willing to help those addicts still in need of help. They want to see them succeed. Everyone wins when someone overcomes an addiction. It’s a thing of beauty, and it is why the AAC was founded in the first place.

    With the survey, it is clear that drinking and driving is getting out of hand. 57 percent of the people surveyed admitted they binge drink on the Fourth of July.

    That number is way too high and needs to go down. 26 percent admitted they have driven while blackout drunk. They don’t even realize what they are doing when they are in that state. They wake up the next day with no idea how they got home.

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