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Sarah Cohen
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Former NFL Player Vance Johnson Joins Oglethorpe Inc as Recovery Ambassador

5 years ago, former Denver Broncos wide receiver Vance Johnson was grappling with addiction. “In early 2014, I was drunk and driving down the road, crying and screaming to God to help me. I had no money, no kids, no relationships, nothing to leave behind.” Today, Johnson is sober and encouraging others to get clean....

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders: An Introduction

Too often, mental health issues and substance abuse disorders are treated as two separate ailments. However, in an estimated 8.9 million Americans, these two conditions cannot be unlinked. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, roughly half of those who develop a substance use disorder also have a mental illness. Moreover, the National Alliance...