NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 12 Indications that theeconomy is leading to increased substance abuse, compulsive gambling and otheraddictive behaviors have led one of the nation's premiere addictionrehabilitation facilities to create a charitable arm to provide financialsupport for people in need of addiction treatment.
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"The economy exerts a negative effect on the ability to fund alcohol detoxand drug rehab programs, creating a double-edged sword of increased demand anddiminishing resources," said Dr. Mitchell Wallick, Ph.D. CAP CMHP ICADC CAGCFABFCE, Director of C.A.R.E. Addiction Recovery's Florida rehab.
In announcing the formation of the C.A.R.E.'s charitable organization,C.A.R.E.'s Helps, Wallick said, "C.A.R.E. has always been moderately-priced incomparison to other rehabs and employs a need-based fee scale, but theformation of C.A.R.E.'s Helps enables us to take a much more proactiveapproach to combatting addiction."
In its first major initiative, C.A.R.E.'s Helps will offer a fullscholarship valued at $22,000 for 30 days of in-patient treatment at C.A.R.E.Addiction Recovery's resort-style retreat in West Palm Beach, Florida.Listeners of Recovery Radio Live, a syndicated radio show about 12 steprecovery, are invited to nominate themselves or a loved one who is battlingwith addiction to win the scholarship which will be awarded in December 2008.Contest rules at www.recoveryradiolive.com .
It was also announced that C.A.R.E. has pledged to match every dollardonated to the tax-exempt foundation, and for every $22,000 raised, C.A.R.E.will offer an additional fully paid 30 day scholarship. C.A.R.E. absorbs alladministrative costs so that every dollar donated goes directly to treatment.
C.A.R.E. Addiction Recovery employs a holistic approach to addictiontreatment that endeavors to treat the underlying psychological factors thatpredicate addictions. In addition to providing traditional addictioncounseling, C.A.R.E. has long been at the forefront of incorporatingacupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy and therapeutic grade essential oils intotreatment.
C.A.R.E. has had enormous success applying many of these same principlesto those suffering from eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, or overeatingas well as gambling addiction, sex addiction and Internet addiction. Uniqueamong Florida drug detox programs, C.A.R.E. also offers a counseling enhancedoutpatient opiate detoxification program. Additional information atwww.careflorida.com/index.html
C.A.R.E.'s Helps is a charitable organization which maintains 501(c) (3)tax-exempt status. To make a donation or for additional information, visit:www.helpanaddict.org
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