Thursday, May 30, 2024

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Recent News

AARC Announces New Executive Director

The Alcohol & Addictions Resource Center is pleased to announce that Brian Mounts will serve as the new Executive Director of our community organization. Brian previously served as the Director of Prevention & Community Outreach with AARC (since February 2016) and will begin his new role on October 1, 2021.

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LANGUAGE MATTERS!

When words are used inappropriately to describe individuals with a SUD, it not only negatively distorts societal perceptions of their illness but also feeds into the stigma that can prevent individuals from seeking help. Research suggests that aligning our language to describe addiction with the prevailing research improved outcomes for the individuals. Please check out the video below from our friends at the Addiction Policy Forum!

Video source: Addiction Policy Forum

VIDEO: Language Matters

Sharon Burden, AARC Executive Director, Announces Retirement

From Sharon Burden, Executive Director of the Alcohol & Addictions Resource Center:

September 30th will be my last day as the Executive Director of AARC. I have been with the organization since 1984 and never dreamed I would still be here 37+ years later. I thought it would be a great place to work for a couple years but it was far more than that.

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