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Transformations Treatment Center Partners With Player Care Foundation To Support NFL Players In Need of Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Transformations Treatment Center Partners With Player Care Foundation To Support NFL Players In Need of Drug and Alcohol Treatment Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Randy Grimes Will Educate Players during NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week about Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Helping NFL Alumni Find Life-Saving Treatment Resources

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DELRAY BEACH, Fla., August 01, 2018

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., August 01, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Transformations Treatment Center, a nationally accredited provider of drug and alcohol treatment, will join with the NFL Player Care Foundation at this year's NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week to help inform and educate NFL alumni about the availability of addiction treatment resources. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Randy Grimes, a 10-year NFL veteran and a prominent advocate for professional athletes in need of substance abuse and mental health treatment, will share his story of recovery and help reach NFL alumni struggling with alcohol, drug, or opioid addiction.

"NFL players have a warrior mentality that allows us to fight through the pain and punishment of competing every week as professional football players," says Grimes. "When the pain is unbearable and unmanageable, we can get pulled down by the disease of addiction. Addiction wins the competition with us. When the pain and shame are too much even for a warrior to handle, all too often we end up with health, family, and financial ruin. Transformations Treatment Center and the Player Care Foundation are the forces that pull us back up and restore our lives—as treatment has for me. My hope is that I can reach as many NFL alumni as possible to tell them that their battles with addiction can be overcome with the right help."

In partnership with the Player Care Foundation, Grimes will share his personal story of how multiple surgeries and chronic pain took him down a path of abusing prescription pain pills and opioids. In recovery after undergoing treatment for addiction, Grimes lives his life helping other professional athletes understand that the fight against addiction is not a battle they can win on their own. Crucial to winning this fight is the role of the Player Care Foundation and the assistance provided to NFL alumni.

"We view former players as family," states Nate Recknagel, clinical manager for the Player Care Foundation. "We want to provide the best solutions and resources for NFL Alumni as they transition from the playing field to private life."

About NFL Player Care Foundation
The NFL Player Care Foundation is focused on serving, assisting, and informing NFL Alumni about a variety of medical, financial, educational, and social programs to keep members and their families healthy, productive, and connected. For more information, visit

About Transformations Treatment Center

Transformations Treatment Center is a Joint Commission-accredited drug and alcohol treatment center located in Delray Beach, Florida. The facility offers partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs for adults and young adults, a First Responder and Military Veterans program and a faith-based program, as well as family and alumni services. Medically monitored detox is also available. Transformations Treatment Center is known for its exceptionally caring staff and for providing highly individualized treatment. For more information, call 888-546-1470 or visit


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Last Updated: 01-Aug-2018