Athletes Against Addiction

Our Mission

To educate and prevent student-athletes at the high school and collegiate level the disease of addiction to pain killing prescription drugs and alcohol.  Student-athletes undergo highly intense physical and mental demands while in the field, in training, in the classroom, and in everyday life.

To educate parents, teaching administrators, coaches, friends of athletes and the student-athlete about how the disease of addiction, the consequences of untreated addiction to prescription pain killing drugs and or alcohol and what action must occur for the immediate life changing direction and support needed for a path to successful recovery.  This includes developing resources for support services to student athletes in need which are accessible.

To reduce the stigma associated with addictions and break the stigma, shame, and silence associated with addiction. Also creating a successful game plan for the student-athlete life before, during and after addiction.  By tackling addictions head on, being aggressive with purposeful determination and not succumbing to a life of this life debilitating disease of addiction.

Our Philosophy

BubHugs promotes preventing and ending addictive behavior with purpose and pride. BubHugs raises awareness and develops a true understanding of the intense pressure and stressed caused by athletic demands. Athletes can become addicted to narcotics such as prescription painkillers after a serious sports injury. BubHugs provides support and strategizes to develop a game plan to overcome addiction and win both on the field and in life.

Addiction is not discriminatory to certain type of athletes, teams, groups of people or individuals. It is not prejudice to a certain race, class, age, gender or type of person. It affects millions of people across the world.

“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves” is a non-profit completely independent organization, meaning we’re not owned by any treatment center, nor do we make any profit from having our website linked or referring rehab facility or referral source. It is our desire to get help to those who need it and educate prior or during the disease of addiction.  It is our ultimate goal to bring help to those who need it, provide support, raise awareness and education prior, during and after the disease of addiction.  We would also like to reform and introduce new legislation to protect patients to include athletes and educate the medical care profession on the dangers of pain killing prescriptions.