The Parish Of Lafayette Brings Laughter to a Local Addiction Treatment Facility for Continued Healing

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Victory Addiction Recovery Center and The Burning Tree partnered to bring "Humor in Recovery" by Mark Lundholm for Recovery Month 2015.

Lafayette Strong is not just a phrase, it is action and true meaning of this parish. For continued healing and support of recovery, comedy was the answer.     A packed auditorium of several hundred local community members, treatment providers and clients, laughter burst from the souls and filled the air at Victory Addiction Recovery Center. The Burning Tree sponsored “Humor in Recovery” by Mark Lundholm for a Recovery Month Celebration. Eric Button with The Burning Tree commented, “We wanted to do something fun for the community, something to give back.” The Burning Tree, located in Texas is a partner in recovery and brought Lundholm to Victory Addiction Recovery Center in Louisiana for the Recovery Month celebration.

Recovery Month takes place every September not only to raise awareness of addiction, but to also celebrate living a healthy life in recovery. The celebration took place in the Victory Auditorium on September 24th.    Prior to the main event, a social gathering with food trucks kicked the evening off which led into the hilarious and relevant comedy of Mr. Lundholm.    “Victory Addiction Recovery Center is not only a leader in the state in addiction treatment but also serves as resource for the community and professionals. We wanted to have an event that raised awareness on the disease and also gave an opportunity for those early in recovery to see that there is healing in humor." said Kerri Cunningham, Program Director of Victory Addiction Recovery Center.

Victory Addiction Recovery Center is a premier alcohol and drug treatment center offering affordable and quality treatment, including all levels of care from detoxification to intensive outpatient.    Victory’s highly experienced medical and clinical team have a deep understanding of the chronic disease of addiction and the negative effects it has on both the client and the family.    Our commitment to a personalized, comprehensive treatment approach ensures underlying issues and co-occurring conditions are treated as well. Treatment is from a holistic approach through evidenced- based counseling techniques, in addition to alternative techniques such acupuncture, exercise therapy, and nutritional needs. Nursing on-site 24/7 to provide a safe, structured, and therapeutic environment. Victory Addiction Recovery Center is just as dedicated to the community as we are to the clients and their families by offering support groups, education, and community awareness.

Mark Lundholm has performed in all 50 states and 10 foreign countries. From world-renowned musicians, heads of state, fortune 500 companies to rehabilitation centers and convicted felons, Mark has truly entertained on the world's stage.He's appeared on Comedy Central, Showtime, A&E, CBS, and NBC. Mark wrote and performed his own one-man show off-Broadway in New York City reaching critical acclaim, and in his spare time created the now staple DVD series 'Humor in Treatment' and the Recovery Board Game.

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