Michael Cartwright of American Addiction Centers Appointed to Board of Trustees for the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems

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AAC Chairman and CEO Michael Cartwright takes on new role as member of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS).

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AAC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAC), through its operating subsidiary, American Addiction Centers, Inc., proudly announced that it’s CEO and Chairman, Michael Cartwright, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS). In this position, Cartwright will be uniquely able to further the efforts of both AAC and NAPHS in reaching out to those in need of drug and alcohol treatment and helping them to create positive change in their lives.

About Michael Cartwright
Michael Cartwright has over 20 years in recovery. During that time he has developed experience working in the behavioral health community and is known as a premiere addiction industry trailblazer, and noted behavioral health entrepreneur. He has learned how to not only put drug and alcohol use in his past but also how to thrive in recovery by envisioning what he wanted for his life and then enacting a plan to accomplish it.

Cartwright wrote the book Believable Hope: 5 Essential Elements to Beat Any Addiction with Ken Abraham, with the goal of empowering readers with the tools to overcome dependence upon any substance or self-destructive behavior. For people living in active addiction, the book has been a lifeline to long-lasting recovery. Cartwright counsels readers – people diagnosed with addiction and their concerned friends and family – to recognize the signs of addictive behavior, create a vision of the life they would be able to lead if addiction were no longer an issue, and then create an actionable plan to turn that vision into a reality.

About National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems
The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems is an advocacy organization dedicated to the betterment of treatment opportunities for people living with mental health and/or substance use disorders and their families. This includes prevention efforts across populations and educational support for substance abuse treatment professionals. NAPHS shares new research and developments that highlight the processes that are most effective in reaching people and/or in helping them to find stability in recovery.

About American Addiction Centers
American Addiction Centers is a leading provider of inpatient substance abuse treatment services. We treat clients who are struggling with drug addiction, alcohol addiction, and co-occurring mental/behavioral health issues. We operate 18 substance abuse treatment facilities. Located throughout the United States, these facilities are focused on delivering effective clinical care and treatment solutions. For more information, please find us at AmericanAddictionCenters.org or follow us on Twitter @AAC_Tweet.

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SCR Partners                        
(615) 760-1104    

Media Contact:
Cynthia Johnson
(615) 587-7728

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