We would like to congratulate Guardian Recovery Network’s Outreach Ambassador Erik Coleman (former professional football player) for his announcement on behalf of New York State’s “You Can Be the Difference” public awareness campaign to combat addiction amongst teen and young adults. New York’s addiction awareness campaign is designed to help start a discussion regarding youth addiction and to let those affected know that recovery is possible.

In a three part video series, Erik talks about his personal experiences with addiction in his family and how those affected can use negative circumstances as motivation for positive change. For more information on The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) press release: