Identifying Youth and Family Addiction
Sep 12, 2022
David Atherton
Identifying Youth and Family Addiction

David Atherton was raised in Zephyr Cove, NV. In high school he excelled at football, played junior college football, then received a partial scholarship to a division II school. He started working in the mental health field with kids ages 5-12 and then worked off and on for the next 17 years with kids, mainly in residential treatment facilities, and then 5 years for the state of Nevada with mentally ill inmates. 

He said at one point, he was addicted to pain pills and heroin for 6 years, and an alcoholic for 13 years and has been clean for 10 years now.  He recently started his own business working with individuals suffering from substance abuse issues post-rehab.