President Barack Obama Declares September as National Alcohol And Addiction Recovery Month



Released on: September 09, 2010, 4:14 am
Author: Mountainside Drug Rehab
Industry: Healthcare

NEW YORK- On August 31, 2010, the addiction field got a shot in the arm from United States President Barack Obama when he declared September as National Alcohol and Addiction Recovery Month.

In his declaration, President Obama vowed to increase access to treatment and recovery programs in the US through the enacting of new health care laws that not only make addiction treatment programs accessible, but also affordable.

When a public figure such as the President of the United States calls attention to the drug addiction problem facing not only the United States , but the world as well, there is renewed hope within the addiction treatment field, begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . Keeping America 's drug problem in the forefront of our minds is the only way that we are going to meet this challenge and combat the problem. Americans can't become complacent and think that this problem doesn't affect their lives, because it does - in ways that most just don't realize. Complacency brings our guard down, makes us more vulnerable and, in turn, we don't feel the urgency to broach tough subjects like drug abuse with our children. We must have those tough conversations if we wish to win the war on drugs.

Recent studies have shown that teenagers whose parents talk to them on a regular basis about the dangers of drug use are 42 percent less likely to use drugs than those whose parents don't.

The compassionate, caring treatment team at Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is committed to helping families break the cycle of addiction through their various program offerings including the very important family wellness program. Mountainside will assist families with securing a professional intervention. Mountainside's comprehensive team is comprised of licensed and certified counselors and social workers as well as an on-staff Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse, both of whom have specializations and extensive experience in drug addiction and alcohol treatment. For clients who may have psychiatric issues and/or a dual diagnosis, Mountainside provides the services of a Psychiatrist who also has specialization in addictions. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment over the past 12 years, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, has earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Waters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.



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