Promises Treatment Centers® invites students to submit a 500-word essay for a chance to win a share of $10,000 in scholarship funds. June 28, 2016 – Promises Treatment Centers®, a nationally recognized leader in addiction treatment, invites students to compete in an essay-writing contest for a share of $10,000 in college scholarship funds. The 500-word essay must explore the question, “How has addiction or mental illness affected you or someone you love?” Three winners will be selected, with $6,000 in college tuition awarded for first place, $3,000 for a second, and $1,000 for third. “Our goal at Promises® is to help people with addictions and mental health problems create extraordinary lives,” said David Sack, MD, the chief medical officer of Promises’ parent company, Promises Behavioral Health. “We hope this scholarship can help students achieve their dreams as well.” Entrants must be at least 18 years old, legal U.S. residents, and currently enrolled or accepted to enroll in a college or university in the U.S. The contest is open to all majors. Applications must be submitted at https://www.promises.com/scholarship/ by December 31, 2016, and will be judged on originality and creativity, emotional impact and relevance. Finalists will be evaluated by a committee selected by Promises Treatment Centers. Winners will be announced in February 2017.
About Promises Treatment Centers®
Promises Treatment Centers® are among the nation’s premier addiction treatment centers. Led by some of the country’s leading addiction specialists, Promises® has built an international reputation for innovative addiction treatment and exceptional service. Whether an individual requires detox, residential drug rehab, outpatient treatment, extended care or a sober living environment, Promises has been a drug rehabilitation center of choice for more than 25 years. For more information, visit www.promises.com or call (866) 285-9441. Promises Treatment Centers is a member of Promises Behavioral Health, an owner of a series of behavioral health programs located throughout the United States. The Promises Behavioral Health® family of programs offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders, and other mental health disorders. Through its programs, the company is committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family network.