We have an exciting group of very successful individuals from all areas of the entertainment industry lined up for 2006. My hope is that those who share their time and experiences with our youth will find value in the experience and encourage others to participate.
Malibu, CA (PRWEB) February 8, 2006
ECHO MALIBU Teen Treatment Center’s Writers and Artists series recently featured actor Eddie McClintock, co-star of the new ABC sitcom "Crumbs." The agency’s Writers and Artists series is designed to feature successful and sober writers, actors, musicians, artists and others from the entertainment industry who want to share their stories with youth in treatment for chemical dependency, emotional or behavioral disorders.
McClintock who prior to his prime time, co-starring role, was widely known for guest appearances on such hit shows as "Friends," "The King of Queens" and "Felicity" came to speak with the youth in treatment at ECHO MALIBU , http://www.echomalibu.com regarding his own adolesence. During his time with the teens McClintock shared stories regarding the obstacles he faced growing up, drug use in the entertainment industry and his process for remaining sober. In addition, he shared stories about his new series "Crumbs."
"Crumbs" is about estranged brothers Mitch (Fred Savage) and Jack Crumb (Eddie McClintock) who reunite in their small hometown to deal with their mother Suzanne (Jane Curtin), who has compromised mental health and has yet to discover that her ex-husband Billy (William Devane) is about to have a baby with his new girlfriend. Like all families, they have issues. McClintock emphasized with the youth, that the important thing is that the family members stick by each other despite difficulties in their relationships.
Eddie later invited each of the youth to a taping of "Crumbs" on the Universal Studios lot. While attending the taping, the teens were given VIP treatment and were offered encouragement from other cast members.
According to Dr. Jeff Nalin, co-founder of ECHO MALIBU, McClintock’s efforts had a significant impact on the youth. “Eddie’s encouragement meant a great deal to each of the participants. He’s someone that they respect and that many of them strive to emulate. The fact that he would take time to reach out during this busy time in his career is amazing. ”
According to Dr. Nalin, ECHO MALIBU’S Writer’s and Artist’s series features a special guest each month. “We have an exciting group of very successful individuals from all areas of the entertainment industry lined up for 2006. My hope is that those who share their time and experiences with our youth will find value in the experience and encourage others to participate.” As for McClintock, he is already scheduled to return to spend another evening with the youth.
ECHO MALIBU Teen Treatment Center is the premier treatment program for youth struggling with chemical dependency, emotional or behavioral issues. To learn more about the Writers and Artists series or other components of the treatment program visit the web site at http://www.echomalibu.com.
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