Addiction Center’s goal is to provide addicted people and their loved ones with the information, support and resources they need to find hope and healing in recovery.
Since 2014, Addiction Center has been an informational web guide for those who are struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring behavioral and mental health disorders. Addiction Center is owned by Recovery Worldwide, a national informational marketing umbrella for several addiction recovery-related properties. Addiction Center works with nationally recognized treatment facilities to provide treatment counseling, rehab placement and insurance/financial consultations for those seeking help.
All content included on Addiction Center is created by our team of researchers and journalists. The topics are chosen based on informational interviews with recovering addicts and treatment professionals to provide the most valuable information for our audience. All of our articles are fact-based and sourced from relevant publications, government agencies and medical journals.
Addiction Center is honored to work with addiction counselors, therapists, treatment advocates and bloggers who are in recovery for additional content on our site. We recognize the importance of a patchwork of perspectives from people who have seen firsthand the dangers and struggles of addiction, and know personally how rewarding it is to cross that threshold into health and recovery.
Niko McManus, MS, Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern, ES
Niko McManus graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences and went on to obtain her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Niko decided to pursue her career in counseling after experiencing firsthand the healing power that comes when one consistently processeses through pain and finds freedom from past wounds and addiction. She is passionate about walking alongside others who struggle with addiction and helping them on their journey through recovery toward discovering wholeness.
Jerry Lawson, Master's in Licensed Professional Counseling candidate
Jerry Lawson grew up in a military home lived in various parts of the United States and Europe. For most of his adult life, he struggled with an addiction to prescription medication, mainly opioids and amphetamines. On June 12, 2012, Jerry entered into a rehab facility called the Haven of Rest in Anderson, SC., where he spent 16 months. He is a single father of two amazing daughters and works as an advisor for a local college. Jerry is currently finishing up his Master’s in Licensed Professional Counseling from Liberty University. He hopes to use his experience to help others who are struggling with addiction find true peace and healing.
Mia Williams, MS in Mental Health Counseling
Mia Williams's background is primarily in Substance Abuse Counseling and Case Management. She has experience working at an adult substance abuse inpatient treatment facility, where she provided assistance to the Family Unit — a separate accommodation reserved for women at the treatment center for those who chose to bring their children with them during treatment. Her background also includes working as a Substance Abuse Counselor in an outpatient setting, where she counseled in individual and group sessions. She has also been employed as a Substance Abuse Counselor for a Drug Court program, where she not only provided counseling but advocacy for those who attended the program. Her personal philosophy is, “Progress, Not Perfection”. Mia Williams is currently a Social Worker and resides in Florida.
Our Community Outreach Team
The in-house team at Addiction Center is responsible for reaching out to relevant partners and spreading awareness about addiction and recovery. Their collective hope is that the information on this site will help reduce the stigma of addiction and empower people to find the treatment they deserve.
Addiction Center exists to provide caring, effective addiction treatment for those in need of help. Our services are available to everyone, regardless of age, gender identity, race, economic standing or romantic orientation.
Our partners understand the delicate nature of addiction treatment, and treat everyone who calls into the hotline with the highest levels of respect and professionalism. We recognize that everyone has unique and sensitive needs, and it’s important to take a holistic approach to prescribing the best treatment center.