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Disc Golf Tournament Hopes to Raise Awareness of Teen Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery

HOUSTON (August04, 2014)

Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC), partnering with Archway Academy and Teen & Family Services, will hold Houston’s First Annual Breaking Chains Charity Disc Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. – noon, at Agnes Moffit Park, 10845 Hammerly Blvd. to raise awareness of substance abuse treatment and recovery for teens in the Houston community.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, by the time kids are seniors in high school, almost 70 percent will have tried alcohol, half have taken an illegal drug, and more than 20 percent have used a prescription drug for a nonmedical purpose. Sadly, only 10 percent of teens needing substance abuse treatment actually receive services.

The Breaking Chains Tournament is open to the public and players of all skill and age levels. The entry fee ($10 for teens, $20 for amateurs, and $30 for professionals) includes a custom event disc, event t-shirt, and lunch. Besides prizes, participants will also enjoy interactive activities such as an Ultimate Frisbee® exhibition game, practice disc golf goals, and skill training with disc golf pros.

Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc. The sport was formalized in the 1970s and, according to the Professional Disc Golf Association, is now played in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Experts in teen substance abuse treatment and recovery, along with family education and support, the PaRC’s Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Program is nationally recognized and includes an onsite high school where students can recover lost school credits and continue with their current school curriculum.

Beginning with a thorough assessment by experts in the field followed by individualized treatment plans, PaRC offers a full continuum of care including medical detoxification, which ensures the teen detoxes safely and comfortably, and residential, partial, and intensive outpatient programs.

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