Promises West Los Angeles

Promises® Young Adult Drug Rehab Center Welcomes New Program Director

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) Nov. 30, 2016 – Promises® Young Adult treatment center in West Los Angeles named Frank Sanchez, PhD, LMFT, as its program director. Dr. Sanchez has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues.

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glass full of alcohol

If You Have an Employee With a Substance Use Disorder, You Could Be Their Lifeline

When the holiday season arrives, workplace parties are a common form of celebration. Some amount of alcohol consumption is expected during these events, and most who attend will drink responsibly and in moderation.

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Drunk Uncle During the Holidays

Dealing With Your ‘Drunk Uncle’ This Holiday Season

In a recurring skit on “Saturday Night Live,” Bobby Moynihan plays “drunk uncle,” a character who becomes more outrageous, combative and inappropriate with each gulp from his ever-present glass.
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Both Democrats, Republicans Will Get Past Post-Election Depression

If a week after the election you’re still not yourself, still consumed with anger or worry, a prominent psychiatrist says these feelings will ease, no matter which side you’re on.
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Post Election Depression Discussion with Dr. David Sack

Post-election depression is real, and it’s not just a problem for one side. Read More

Bipolar and Loneliness

Is Bipolar Disorder Making You Feel Lonely?

Everyone experiences loneliness at times. But having a mental health issue like bipolar disorder can increase your chances of feeling lonely, and that, in turn, can make your mental health worse.
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Stop Youth Bullying

What You Need to Know About Bullying and Youth Suicide

At first, life was good, Daniel Fitzpatrick wrote in his suicide note — lots of friends, good grades in school. But when his family moved from the area and then returned, the bullying began. “It was different. My old friends changed, they didn’t talk to me, they didn’t even like me.”
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Halloween Trauma Triggers

Beware of Trauma Triggers This Halloween

For many, Halloween is a harmless holiday honored with jack-o-lanterns, trick-or-treating, costume parties, decorations and good-natured fright. For trauma survivors, this fall tradition can present a perpetual minefield of trauma triggers at every ghoulish turn. Read on to learn more about overt and covert trauma, Halloween trauma triggers and advice from a trauma expert on ways to alleviate trauma triggers this season.
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Dr. David Sack on The Doctors

Addiction Expert Explores Dangers of Dabbing on ‘The Doctors’

It’s a growing trend, distilling the oils in marijuana plants into a concentrate that offers a more potent high. But while this may seem appealing to those who like weed, it comes with dangers, explained addiction expert David Sack, MD, in an appearance on the Emmy-winning medical talk show “The Doctors.”
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Teen Porn Addiction

Teens Much Less Likely to View Porn if Parents Express Negative Views on Use

Parents who are critical of pornography can potentially decrease their teen children’s involvement in pornography consumption during early adulthood, according to recent findings from an American research team.
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Mental Illness Awareness Week 2016

Famous Faces Help Change How We See Mental Illness

For far too long, mental illness was talked of in hushed tones, when it was talked of at all, leading to ignorance, fear and stigma. Today, slowly, that’s starting to change, and part of the credit goes to an increasing number of celebrities who are sharing the stories of their mental health challenges.
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David Sack, Addiction Expert

Addiction Expert’s Reddit Q&A Schools Visitors About College Drugs

For many young people, college means finding themselves in a new environment, freed from parental oversight, making their own decisions, and struggling to keep up academically and fit in socially. It’s pretty much a recipe for alcohol and drug use.
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