The recent death of actor Cory Monteith is a somber reminder of the young people struggling with substance abuse addictions. Members of the performing arts professions suffer since those fields contain high levels of unemployment and stress. Morningside Recovery primary therapist Karen Alonso states, “People in such a high pressure profession are under constant scrutiny and tend to develop issues with depression and anxiety, and, sadly, they abuse substances as a coping skill.” Many performers don’t have the means to afford in-depth, professional treatment for addictions and substance abuse. This is why a substance abuse treatment scholarship is necessary.
Substance Abuse Treatment Scholarship
To honor the memory of performers like Cory Monteith, Morningside Recovery seeks to impart a constructive benefit for members of the national performing arts community. They’re doing so through the creation of their Performing Arts Scholarship. This substance abuse treatment scholarship will provide a full course of substance abuse treatment for one member of the performing arts community at no charge each year.
Frequently, individuals who struggle with substance abuse already have underlying mental health issues that drive their addictions. Since many centers only use counselors or interns, they fail to treat serious underlying issues. These can include:
- Childhood trauma
- Chemical imbalances
Morningside Recovery’s multi-disciplinary team comprised of Medical Doctors, Psychiatrists, Masters and Doctorate-level Psychologists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers combine to assess, identify, and treat the whole individual, healing not only the addiction, but the mental health issues that often accompany them.
According to Alonso, “Substance abuse and mental health issues are very common among performing artists. The constant competition, inability to be authentic, and pressure to be ‘on’ drives the incidence of addiction in this line of work to higher than average levels.”
Morningside Recovery is in an excellent position to provide this support to the performing arts community, being so close to Los Angeles, CA, as well as near the Orange County High School for the Arts, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and Cal State Fullerton Theatrical Arts program.
Morningside Recovery seeks to help individuals get the treatment they need. This treatment can help prevent tragic losses like that of Mr. Monteith.
Those who are interested in applying for the Performing Arts Scholarship, or anyone struggling and in need of help, may call (866) 725-8565 or complete a contact form at www.MorningsideRecovery.com for details.
About Morningside Recovery
Morningside Recovery Center offers mental health rehab and addiction therapy services in Orange County, CA. Here, they advocate community service and integration. If you have questions about their substance abuse treatment scholarship, reach out today. Call 855-416-8202 to learn about their available programs.