(PRWEB) July 18, 2013
Per Wickstrom, the CEO of holistic treatment facilities including Best Drug Rehabilitation, recently sat down with Artina Hardman, the Executive Director of the Mack Alive Foundation, at the Detroit’s Hometown Heroes Event to discuss how to tackle Detroit’s growing drug and alcohol epidemic.
“I think the first thing we have to understand, is that children aren’t born to be addicts, nor is it a lifestyle that they aspire towards,” commented Artina Hardman, a former Michigan State Representative and Parole Board member. “Situations happen in people’s lives and that takes them in a different direction. The only way to we can solve this problem is through prevention. We need to talk about drug prevention in every school across Michigan, so that we can educate our youth. When we empower them with knowledge, we get to the crux of the problem.”
“Artina’s powerful and profound insights stem from her extensive work in the community, and seeing how destructive addiction can be on individuals, families and communities,” commented Per Wickstrom, who believes that addiction treatment must empower clients to experience complete health that embraces body, mind and spirit. “And she’s exactly right when she says that prevention is the only way that we can win this war, and that is all has to start with kids. Unless we prepare them for the pressures and realities that they’ll face as they grow up, we’re setting them up for failure. We need to give them a strong foundation steeped in care, compassion and communication, so that they can make smart choices for the rest of their lives.”
Per Wickstrom’s conversation with Artina Hardman, the Executive Director of the Mack Alive Foundation, is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9dKF0BEK9k&feature=youtu.be.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.
About Best Drug Rehabilitation
Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.
Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/.