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Recovery in the Spotlight

They're in the spotlight daily while they face some of the same challenges as the rest of us. Addiction does not discriminate by any means. No matter your age, race, gender, or social status, addiction is a disease fought by many. At times the fight is in secret and too often it is alone. Facing addiction alone is a hard enough battle for anyone, add to that mental illness and the chances of winning are slim to none.

Celebrities have recently been open about addictions to drugs, alcohol, and mental illness. Seldom do you hear about those who are fighting both but they’re out there. A few known drug and alcohol addicts in the Hollywood spotlight:

  • Robert Downey JR.
  • Johnny Depp
  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Robin Williams (1951 – 2014)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967 – 2014)
  • Amy Winehouse (1983 – 2011)

For those fortunate enough to find treatment to move on from their addictions and live a healthy life, the stories are inspiring. We know there is a life after addiction that you can live happily. Unfortunately for those who passed as a result of their addictions or mental illness, we can only remember the good things about the life they lived. To honor the memories of those lost, raising awareness of addictions and mental illnesses that can be treated is all the more important. To truly recover and live a healthy life, we have to get to the root of the cause of addictions. The reason for addictive behavior stems from a variety of issues including mental illness. Our programs focus on determining the cause for addictive behavior to work from the inside out for each individual. Dual diagnosis treatments are a way to not only treat for the addiction but in many cases to treat for depression. September is Rehab Awareness Month. Help us share the spotlight for rehab today. Follow us on social media to do your part. If you or someone you know is in need of treatment that can save their life, click on the contact tab at the top of this page or call us: 844-281-3116.

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