Today I woke to a call from a local L.A. News station asking me to come on TV to talk about how to speak to our children about the LAUSD closure due to today’s terrorist threat. By time we had set up a time for me to come into the station; the event was essentially over. However, it seems we are seeing an increased likliehood of terrorism in our own neighborhoods. Continue reading
Cell phone addiction is a problem that began as a solution. You felt bored or lonely – you reached for the phone. You saw a great sunset – you reached for your phone. You reached for your phone – you reached for your phone – and now you reach for your phone like a true addict. Continue reading
QUESTION: WILL I EVER BE ABLE TO BECOME A RECREATIONAL USER?
[I recently did some work with a drug treatment IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program). Not surprisingly (as I had heard this same question from my private patients struggling with addiction) there was this hope of someday being able to attain and maintain “recreational User” status. To all those struggling with addiction and with the desire to modulate your addiction to recreational use – it is to you that this missive was penned.] Continue reading
When I was younger I used to make a joke that on the day after XMAS there were only 365 (or 366) shopping days left. I would usually notice the first Santa Claus on Labor Day add supplements in the newspapers.
Today is freaking June 28, 2015 and I just saw an Ellen Degeneres commercial for some sort of Xmas line she is hawking. Now, I enjoy the holiday season, and I like Ellen, but summer has just begun – a week ago! Please, go away Ellen; and anyone else hawking XMAS this early.
Self CPR can save your life!
I don’t kno who wrote this- it was not me. But it is a must to know!
1. Let’s say it’s 7.25 pm and you’re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day.
2. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.
3. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home.