Joe Fagan

Former Soccer Star, Now Soccer Fan

August 13, 2019

American Addiction Centers: How Bad Do You Want It?

When push comes to shove and someone is battling an addiction, they need to stop and ask themselves, “How bad do I want this?” If they want it bad enough, they will annihilate their disease and their illness.

They will be in charge of it for once instead of it being in charge of them like it has been for so many years. They will really have to step up to the plate, though, and deliver. This happens by entering a treatment center.

They need to admit to themselves they need help, and they can’t do it all by themselves anymore. Now, some might see this as a sign of a weakness. It is quite the opposite. It is a sign of great strength and courage to do so. When someone asks for help, they realize they can’t do it all on their own anymore.

The white knuckle or cold turkey approach is always rough because it leads to brutal withdrawals. When dealing with an addiction like AUD (alcohol use disorder), it’s vital to bring in the big guns.

One cannot just try to tackle this all on their own unless they bring in reinforcements for the job. They need to talk to the first-class professionals over at the AAC (American Addiction Centers). They are fully equipped to handle all of their addiction issues and more.

One of the most remarkable things about the AAC is the fact they have people working there that are actually suffering from addiction themselves. It is all about people helping people. That is what it boils down to, at the end of the day. Read more: American Addiction Centers | Crunchbase and American Addiction Centers Reviews | Glassdoor

When people help people, great things come out of it. The AAC understands it. No one understands it better than their Chairman and Co-Founder, Michael Cartwright. He is an expert in the field, and he is constantly looking for ways to make the AAC better, especially with the issue of AUD. He has seen the toll it has taken on many of the people at the AAC.

He wants to nip it in the bud and take care of it before it grows even larger and becomes even more problematic. He used to suffer from drug and alcohol addiction when he was in his late teens and early 20s. He speaks from himself.

Michael Cartwright is the kind of man that when he speaks, people listen. They understand he knows what he is talking about, and they are more than willing to listen to his sage wisdom and advice on the subject of addiction. He’s going to go to bat for everyone that enters an AAC treatment center. It takes tremendous guts to do that because it’s hard to admit you need help.

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August 13, 2019

A Look At Brazilian Oil Company Toyo Setal

Toyo Setal is a Brazilian company that focuses on the development and production of complex projects in the engineering, construction, and procurement industries. Toyo Setal is a subsidiary of TS Participacoes e Investimentos SA. The company offers oil & gas, chemical, fertilizer, and infrastructure services. The company tries to meet the individual needs of every client. Every project is completed with sustainability and profitability in mind. Toyo Setal was honored at The AVEVA World Summit.

AVEVA World Summit

Toyo Setal received the Innovations in Engineering Project Integration award. Toyo used the named EPC Portal to help initiate internal and external technical dialogue with other EPC Systems. The EPC Portal is an information management solution that helps merge all of the enterprise development solutions into a single platform. Using a single platform increases the productivity, which results in better project designs.


The origins of Toyo Setal can be traced back to Toyo agreeing to partner with Setal Oil and Gas on a new project in the oil sector. The project included innovative refining and maritime construction activities. Setal believed that Toyo would be a great partner as they sought to increase their share in the Brazilian Oil and Gas market. Toyo and Setal helped develop Estaleiros do Brazil on the South Coast of Rio Grande do Sul. The project also included the installation of an on-site shipyard that processes thousands of tons of steel every year. Toyo and Setal previously worked together on some oil refining work.

Partnering With Petrobras

Toyo recently announced that they will oversee the construction of a Petrobras hydrogen power plant in Itaborai, Rio de Janeiro. The billion dollar project will be part of the Rio de Janeiro Petrochemical complex. Toyo will be in charge of the hydrogen plant’s equipment, materials, and installation. The Rio de Janeiro Petrochemical Complex is considered one of Petrobras’ most important projects.

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