Ashtabula County Prevention Coalition is excited to announce that ARCHway Institute for Addictive Disease and Co-Existing Mental Health Disorders Board Member Maurice Clarett will be speaking at Edgewood High School in Ashtabula, Ohio on December 8th from 1:30 to 2:30. Maurice will be talking about his journey of recovery from the disease of addiction and how he is working in the field of addiction including working with ARCHway to change the STIGMA associated with this disease..
A former Ohio State Buckeye and Denver Bronco football player is opening up about his addiction and depression problems.
Maurice Clarett went from the heights of being on a National Championship football team to robbery and weapons convictions that put him behind bars.
“I never came out and told anybody out of embarrassment,” said Clarett about his battle with addiction and depression. “My thoughts are straight, my head is calm, I can see life slowly. You know, depressing moments don’t seem depressing anymore.”
Clarett helped steer the Buckeyes to a National Championship in 2002, but in the years following, his life went off-track.
He now says treatment for addiction and depression helped him turn things around.
The goal of this presentation is to raise awareness about the issues surrounding the disease of addiction. One in ten people in the US over the age of 12 is dealing with the disease of Drug or Alcohol Addiction. In addition, one in three families is dealing with a loved one with this disease and usually in silence. If you are looking for information about prevention programs or recovery programs in the area, please contact either Katie Park ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) at the Ashtabula County Prevention Coalition Coordinator (https://www.facebook.com/preventioncoalition )or Dan Stuckey ( Dan.Stuckey@thearchwayinstitute.org ) at ARCHway Institute ( http://thearchwayinstitute.org/ ) for more