AACC open tomorrow as normal

Happy Valentine’s Day all! Looks like the weather isn’t going to affect treatment tomorrow so day and evening treatment will resume at normal hours. Use caution when driving, especially over bridges and less traveled roads. Call the office or on call phone with any problems!

Collegiate Athletes and Substance Abuse

The Commencement Center is very proud to healthcare and education services to The University of Georgia Department of Athletics. We have the privilege to work with some of the best collegiate athletes and administrators in the country and provide them with education and prevention surrounding the substance abuse and high risk populations. College is a vulnerable time […]

Welcome to Our New Website

The Athens Area Commencement Center is pleased to announce the launch of its new mobile-friendly, responsive website. We hope you’ll take some time to browse the site, read the latest newsletter, follow our most recent Facebook posts, or just browse through the site to meet our staff and learn more about the Center. Stay tuned, […]

Continuing Education in Treatment

Most people have a basic understanding of what questions to ask when choosing a treatment center, but one that is often overlooked is, “What type of continuing education in treatment does your staff receive?”. Most licensing boards require some amount of continuing ed to maintain their credentialing, like nursing, social work, counseling, etc. The importance […]

Yoga and Addiction Recovery

As a registered nurse, I have received extensive training  on how to holisitically treat the body using various techniques. I have taken care of heart transplant patients in the ICU, trauma patients in the ER, and surgery patients postoperatively. But when treating addiction, which doesn’t necessarily have obvious physical or outward signs, how can we […]

Amino Acids and Addiction

Most substance dependent people don’t have the best nutritional habits. By the time patients make it to us their lifestyles usually haven’t supported the best holistic components. Part of our educational process not only focuses on the mental, emotional, and spiritual healing, but also the physical. While this is composed of exercise, healthy food choices, […]