In this day and age, most families have come face-to-face with the reality and prevalence of addiction to drugs and alcohol. About 1 in 9 youth or 11.4 percent of young people aged 12 to 25 used prescription drugs nonmedically within the past year. (National Survey on Drug Use and Health). Twenty-five percent of those who began abusing prescription drugs at age 13 or younger met clinical criteria for addiction sometime in their life. (National Survey on Drug Use and Health)
THE BELL TOWER FOUNDATION:
The Bell Tower Foundation based in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, supports local cultural, educational, civic, recreational, and social needs along with fostering community spirit and connecting volunteers.
The Bell Tower Foundation's goal is to continue to emerge as a community foundation that partners with local groups to further causes. This means support through monetary donations, use of our volunteer distribution list which is grown at local events, and launching programs that support the needy, the unemployed, the underserved, and the next generation in our community. We are more than a volunteer connection hub, and we are flexible in how and to whom we contribute.
The Bell Tower Foundation supports the following programs locally: Fresh Produce Food Pantry, Senior Home Repairs, Support of the Marine Battalion 2/5 out of Camp Pendleton, Teen Council, Zero Trash Initiative, and signature events for the community.
Origins Behavioral Healthcare is a licensed provider of longer-term, gender-specific residential substance abuse treatment and continuing care services for young adults, adults, baby boomers and seniors. The company’s innovative programs comprise a comprehensive continuum of care for the treatment of alcoholism, addiction and co-occurring disorders. Origins’ premier campuses are located in carefully selected locations around the United States, including South Padre Island, Texas and the recently acquired Hanley Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Learn more about Origins’ programs or take a virtual tour of our locations at www.originsrecovery.com. For the latest Origins news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Jason Wahler is a Host, Actor and TV personality who appeared on Laguna Beach, The Hills, Celebrity Rap Superstar and eventually Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, after battling through a public struggle with addiction. Sober since July 2010, Jason has since dedicated his life to raising awareness towards addiction and hopes to one day change the public’s negative perception of this deadly disease.