As the world mourns the loss of actor and comedian Robin Williams, we would like to share articles posted in Addiction/Recovery eBulletin, a publication from Writers In Treatment, courtesy of Leonard Buschel.

In particular, we think you will find the article “Treatment Works” of interest.

This article was published in and explores the addiction rehabilitation industry in the United States – a $35 billion business just this year. It highlights a new report on the nature of the business, types of rehab, reasons for the renewed growth of addiction rehab services, and much more. All the pertinent data compiled by SAMHSA’s latest 2012 government survey is included along with 10 in-depth company profiles.

Click here to view other articles in the Addiction/Recovery eBulletin.

Writers in Treatment helps men and women suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction, and other self-destructive behaviors get treatment for their disease.  They produce free educational and cultural events that celebrate sobriety while reducing the stigma of addiction.  They are widely known for their Reel Recovery Film Festival, a multi-day celebration of film, the arts, writing and creativity that showcases filmmakers who make honest films about addiction, alcoholism, behavioral disorders, treatment and recovery.

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robin Williams, as well as to the thousands of people who suffer from depression and the disease of addiction.  If you need accurate information about resources for you or a loved one, please call our 24/7 Hopeline at (916) 922-5122.