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Sober Summer Fun: What to do in and around Atlanta?

Looking for ways to have some sober summer fun? Finding new things to do that don’t include visiting your old haunts or unsober friends is a great way to keep your recovery strong. Here are some suggestions of exciting things now that summer is in full swing. Looking for ways to have some sober summer fun? Finding new things to do that don’t include visiting your old haunts or unsober friends is a great way to you’re your recovery strong. Here are some suggestions

  1. Hit up a Braves Game at Turner Field .
  2. See the Fantastic Fourth fireworks celebration at Stone Mountain Park.
  3. Visit the Bruce Munro exhibit Light in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and see a unique installations created from hundreds of miles of optic fiber.
  4. Every Friday this summer watch a movie outside with Movies in the Park at The Avenue Peachtree City.
  5. Or Friday visit the Atlanta Motors Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-n-Shine.
  6. Check out the Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo and the Georgia World Congress Center July 2-3rd.

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Social and Sober in ATL: April Events

Here are some April Events to help keep you social and sober in ATL: Georgia Renaissance Festival, Buckhead Restaurant Week, and more!Here are some April Events to help keep you social and sober in ATL:

Buckhead Restaurant WeekTry some of Buckhead’s best and favorite restaurants’ signature menus for $15, $25/$35. Be sure to let your waiter know ahead of time not to bring the wine if it’s included. Ask for the glasses to be removed from the table or try sipping a refreshing glass of sparkling water with lemon or lime.
When: April 18-26, 2015

Georgia Renaissance Festival“To be or not to be, that is the question!” The Renaissance Festival offers all day fun: food, games, entertainment. Get dressed up or enjoy people watching everyone who braved a costume.
When: April 18 – June 7, 2015, 10am-6pm
Where: 6655 Virlyn B Smith Rd, Fairburn, GA 30213 Read more

ExecuCare Makes Top 10 List of Best Drug Rehab Centers in Georgia

DrugRehab.org shares their list of top ten best drug rehab centers in Georgia…and we’re on it! DrugRehab.org shares their list of top ten best drug rehab centers in Georgia...and we're on it!

DrugRehab.org, a great resource for anything and everything you want to know about rehab all in one easy-to-navigate website, has been compiling “best of” lists for rehab centers across the country, broken down by states. Their criteria include evaluating the staff, food and nutrition, overall experience, and most importantly, the effectiveness of the treatment. Their final ranking put ExecuCare Addiction Recovery Center and our Neurotransmitter Restoration (NTR) detox on that top 10 list:  Read more

Is Powdered Alcohol Dangerous?

It just became legal and already states are banning it – so is it innocent like adult Kool-aid or is powdered alcohol dangerous? It just became legal and already states are banning it - so is it innocent like adult Kool-aid or is powdered alcohol dangerous?

What is Powdered Alcohol or Palcohol?

Powdered alcohol is just that: alcohol that has been made into a powder. You mix it with water – and you have yourself a cocktail. “Palcohol,” as it was coined by creator Mark Philips, came to be after Philips wanted a relaxing drink in the outdoors. It was designed for the outdoorsy-type who after bike riding, hiking or kayaking wanted to enjoy a cocktail without having to lug an extra jug other than their water bottle. It’s the new “portable” form of alcohol. And it comes in five flavors: Cosmopolitan, a margarita mix called “powderita”, vodka, rum, and lemon drop.  Read more

Sober in Atlanta: March’s Calendar of Social Events

Being sober in Atlanta doesn't mean your social life has to take a hit. Here's a list of current events, like the Georgia Marathon, to add to your calendar.Being sober in Atlanta doesn’t mean your social life has to take a hit.

We know having a social life in addiction recovery is not the easiest thing to do. It takes planning, and sometimes a little creativity. We’ve compiled a list of some current events in the Atlanta-area this month to help make sure that your sobriety doesn’t put a damper on your social calendar.

The Atlanta Film FestivalThis Academy Award qualifying festival is one of the largest in the Southeast. Enjoy independent, animated, documentary, and short films alongside nearly 20,000 people who attend this event.
Where: Plaza Theater Atlanta, 1049 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306
When: March 20-29, 2015  Read more

“The Neuroscience of Detox” Free CEU Seminar & Open House, November 2, 2013

We are excited about our free CEU Seminar and Open House on November 2nd, 2013, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Our Executive Director, Jacquie Damgaard, Ph.D., and our Medical Consultant, Rhett Bergeron, M.D., will be presenting on the topic, The Neuroscience of Detox: Resetting Neurotransmitters and Receptor Systems for Long-Term Recovery.

In this seminar you will learn about:

Presentors

Rhett Bergeron, M.D. and Jacquie Damgaard, Ph.D.

The use of brain imaging, neurotransmitter levels, and genetic marker profiles for assisting in decisions regarding planning for long-term recovery.

How individualized Lifestyle Evaluations are essential for making decisions regarding the next steps in aftercare for long-term recovery. 

Please come join us. Lunch will be provided. The Open House will also give you an opportunity to tour our facility, meet our knowledgeable staff and network with your colleagues. CEU Credits and Certificates of Attendance will be given. Remember to bring your business cards for networking!

This is a free event but seating is limited. Please register early to reserve your place.

“The Neuroscience of Detox”
November 2, 2013
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where:
ExecuCare Addiction Recovery Center
3985 Steve Reynolds Boulevard,
Building B, Suite A
Norcross, GA 30093
Phone: 770-817-0711

Register Today!

 

 

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