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Exploring Different Academic Pathways

Exploring Different Academic Pathways It’s not outrageous to say that there are many pathways to personal success, each suited to an individual’s needs, taste, and resources. Because each person has a unique journey, it makes sense that there are a variety of academic routes to pursue. Whatever your goal, as long as you

Animal Therapies in Recovery

Animal Therapies in Recovery If you follow any type of social media these days, or even watch the news, you are sure to see at least one story about a cute animal doing an amazing trick, a family pet performing a valorous task, or an endangered animal species coming back from the brink.

Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Madeline Brignoni

Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Madeline Brignoni No two Ammon Foundation Scholars have the same story, but each shares the same two commitments: recovery and education. Madeline Brignoni became enmeshed in a substance use lifestyle early in life, but persevered and was able to find a way clear of her past, to a bright

Substance Use Disorder: How Language can Reduce Stigma

Substance Use Disorder: How Language can Reduce Stigma For those outside the recovery community, it might be a surprise to learn that terms such as “addict,” “substance abuse,” and “clean” are no longer considered correct. With the advent of ‘person-first’ language, used to minimize both conscious and conscious biases, new terminology and vocabulary

Sober Summer: Fun, Family, and Friends

Sober Summer: Fun, Family, and Friends One commonly heard refrain from people who have newly entered recovery is that they cannot imagine how to enjoy, or even participate in normal summer activities without having a substance close at hand. Indeed, alcohol has so permeated our culture that it is hard to find promotional

The Ammon Foundation and Mercer County Community College Foundation announce strategic partnership

The Ammon Foundation and Mercer County Community College Foundation announce strategic partnership FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ammon Foundation and Mercer County Community College Foundation announce strategic partnership  Linden, N.J (July 11, 2018) – The Ammon Foundation and Mercer County Community College Foundation announced today a partnership that will provide scholarship funds to students in addiction

Veterans and Substance Use Disorders

Veterans and Substance Use Disorders Stress. Isolation. Trauma. All these factors have some correlative connection to the development of substance use disorders. For veterans then, who experience high levels of all these issues, it is not surprising that substance use disorders crop up with unfortunate regularity. In honor of our country’s armed forces