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Local Addiction Professional Named Chairman of Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

By on Feb 13, 2017 in Recent News |

Victory’s Doug MacDiarmid Tapped as Coalition Chairman for 2017

PRWEB logo - Chairman of Substance Abuse Prevention CoalitionAt its January meeting, The Knowledge Effect nominated and elected Doug MacDiarmid as coalition Chairman for 2017. MacDiarmid, who serves as the coalition’s media relations member, joined the coalition representing Victory Addiction Recovery Center (Victory) in 2014. MacDiarmid is Victory’s Business Development and Public Relations Representative.

Victory Addiction Recovery Center collaborates and shares its expertise as a leader in addiction treatment with the Knowledge Effect.

“I am thrilled to serve as this year’s chairperson,” says MacDiarmid. “Our goal of education and community outreach mirror those of the Knowledge Effect. We strive to educate and help those in our community suffering from addiction and substance abuse.”

The Knowledge Effect is a nonprofit coalition in Lafayette Parish comprised of members from multiple agencies and sectors of industry. All members are stakeholders who are either touched by or focused on the prevention of substance abuse in their communities. Specific issues like underage drinking, opioid, and synthetic marijuana abuse are identified through data collected locally.

MacDiarmid, alumnus of University of Louisiana at Lafayette College of Business Administration, joined Victory in 2013. Prior to his employment with Victory, he was part of KLFY-TV 10’s Young Broadcasting.

Victory Addiction Recovery Center is a drug and alcohol treatment center located in Lafayette, LA, owned and operated by Summit Behavioral Healthcare, LLC. Committed to serving the Acadiana community, Victory’s experienced, licensed clinical and medical staff are committed to full family recovery. Treatment is individualized, focusing on the mind, body and soul. Victory strives to provide the best substance abuse services possible, while helping move the community forward. For more information about Victory, call (888) 991-3778 or visit

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