Promises in the Media

David Sack, MD

As a leader in the addiction treatment field, CEO Dr. David Sack is often sought after by the media when there are questions about addiction and treatment. Here are just some of the places Dr. Sack has been quoted or has appeared:


Huffington Post

Dr. Sack writes a regular blog for The Huffington Post. Popular titles include “How to Talk to a Child About a Parent’s Addiction” and “When Relapse Turns Deadly: What You Need to Know About Drug Overdose.”

Psychology Today

Dr. Sack writes a regular blog about the science of addiction in “Where Science Meets the Steps.” Popular titles include “Why the Hostility Toward the 12 Steps?” and “Why Relapse Isn’t a Sign of Failure

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Psych Central

Dr. Sack writes a regular blog about the ins and outs of Addiction Recovery. Popular titles include “My Own Worst Enemy: Hidden Signs Of Self-Sabotage In Recovery” and “7 Behaviors You Can Change Now to Avoid Developing an Addiction”

News Articles

CBS, February 2013

“With drug overdose deaths on rise, experts push to recognize signs of addiction”

The article includes various quotes from Dr. Sack including the highlights of Promises’ treatment modalities, the prevalence of opioid drugs especially in younger aged kids and signs of coworkers and/or loved ones who might be an addict.

New York Times, May 2010

“Offering Help to a Troubled Colleague”

Dr. Sack discusses ways to help a coworker who is struggling with a mental health issue or addiction.

U.S. News & World Report, January 2013

A Prepaid Card for Recovering Addicts

Dr. Sack talks about a new prepaid credit card aimed at helping recovering addicts manage a budget in early recovery.

Los Angeles Times, July 2012

Is Medical Marijuana Good Medicine?

An editorial by Dr. Sack questioning the validity of marijuana as medicine.

NY Daily News, July 2012

‘I know my husband is secretly drinking, but he denies it. What can I do?’

Dr. Sack answers a wife’s concerns about her husband’s abusive drinking

Forbes, July 2012

10 Warning Signs You Are a Compulsive Networker

Dr. Sack is quoted in an article discussing people who become obsessed with networking.

SHAPE Magazine, September 2013

“Harmless” Addictions?

Dr. Sack explains how activities such as shopping, tanning and exercise have the potential to become as destructive as drugs and alcohol.

Parenting, May 2013

Amanda Berry and the Ohio Abductions: What Lies Ahead

Following the escape of Amanda Berry and three other women after 10 years in captivity, Dr. Sack was sought out to explain the effects of trauma.

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Marie Claire, December 2012

The Holiday Drinks Guide

In an article featured on the front page, Dr. Sack talks about identifying trouble spots

Teen Vogue, August 2013

Stoned Age: The Real Risks of Getting High

Dr. Sack describes some of the risks of chronic marijuana use, including panic attacks and psychosis.

Allure Magazine, 2013

Women and Wine: How Many Drinks Are OK?

Dr. Sack discusses cultural messages that tell women it’s acceptable to drink excessively.

Bisous Magazine, June 2013

Bronze It

In the piece, Dr. Sack shares his insights about how tanning can be a dangerous and deadly addiction., July 2013

CDC: Women’s painkiller overdose deaths up 400 percent over last decade

Dr. Sack describes the high risk of overdose when people mix drugs.

Chicago Tribune, November 2012

Coping with too Much Holiday Cheer

Dr. Sack shares tips with reporter Jen Weigel on how to avoid too much alcohol over the holidays.

ABC News, February 2010

Is Tough Love the Right Approach for Drug Addicts?

Sometimes tough love is needed to help addicts experience the consequences of their behaviors, Dr. Sack tells ABC News.

Details Magazine, February 2013

Six Surprising Triggers

Triggers for panic attacks include alcohol, fluorescent lighting and certain food additives, among others, Dr. Sack tells Details magazine.

Media Appearances

CNN, July 2013

As guest host of “Piers Morgan Live,” actor and recovering addict Matthew Perry talked to Dr. Sack about his personal struggles with alcohol and drugs.

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Fox News, July 2013

Bill O’Reilly poses the questions: Do we have a more lax attitude toward drugs and does the media glamorize drug use? Dr. David Sack answers the question on The O’Reilly Factor after news of Cory Monteith’s drug overdose. Watch the segment here.

Wall Street Journal, September 2012

The Daily Wrap from The Wall Street Journal with Michael Castner – Dr. Sack talks about teen prescription drug abuse in this podcast. Listen to the podcast

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PBS, January 2009

American Health Journal

Dr. Sack describes addiction treatment at Promises.

Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP

Dr. Peeke is a nationally recognized expert in nutrition, fitness and integrative medicine. She is a Pew Scholar in Nutrition and Metabolism, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Peeke is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Fight Fat after Forty, Body for Life for Women, and The Hunger Fix: The Three Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction. Dr. Peeke’s wit and wisdom are featured in her TED talks. Dr. Peeke is the lifestyle expert for WebMD, columnist for Prevention magazine, and co-host of RadioMD’s HER radio show. She is the global spokesperson for the American College of Sports Medicine’s Exercise is Medicine campaign. Dr. Peeke is Senior Science Advisor for Elements Behavioral Health, featuring her treatment programs for overeating, binging and food and addiction.

TV and Video

Hooked, Hacked, Hijacked: Reclaim Your Brain from Addictive Living: Dr. Pam Peeke at TEDxWallStreet

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TEDxLowerEastSide; Pamela Peeke/ Epigenetic Transformation: You Are What your Grandparents Ate

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Dr. Peeke launches THE HUNGER FIX on The Katie Show

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Dr. Peeke & THE HUNGER FIX are featured on ABC Nightline

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Dr. Peeke delivers the 2013 Distinguished Lecture at Texas A&M University

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HER Radio The Naked Truth About Women

Each week, Michelle King Robson and Dr. Pam Peeke cut through the confusion and share the naked bottom-line truth about all things woman. Robson and Dr. Peek invite experts to discuss women’s greatest lifetime triumphs and challenges as they fearlessly tackle it all: HER body, HER mind, HER wellness, HER sex, HER relationships, HER aging, HER beauty – only on HER Radio. Listen in live every Thursday at 2pm EST.


Dr. Peeke is a regular guest on “Train Your Body” on Visit for an archive of shows that Dr. Peeke has appeared on.


Huffington Post

Dr. Peeke writes a regular blog for the Huffington Post on nutrition, fitness, and lifestyles.


Dr. Peeke believes living life to the fullest is all about striving for a mind-body balance every day. Achieve a mental, nutritional, and physical transformation for life with tips on the WebMD blog from wellness expert Pamela Peeke, MD.

Peeke Blog

Dr. Peeke updates her blog on her website monthly. Visit for her latest post.

News Articles

Huffington Post Healthy Living

You Are What Your Grandparents Ate

Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S

Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, is the Senior Vice President of Clinical Development for Elements Behavioral Health. He is regularly sought after by the media as an addictions expert and author of numerous books addressing sex addiction and the impact of technology. Here is a sampling of his blogs, articles and media appearances:


Huffington Post

Rob writes a regular blog for The Huffington Post. Popular titles include What the Heck Is Sex and Relationship Rehab?” and “Love, Digital Style: The New Generation Gap.”

Psychology Today

Rob writes a regular blog about Love and Sex in the Digital Age. Popular titles include “Infidelity in the Digital Age” and “Are Young Women Avoiding Marriage?

Psych Central

Rob writes a regular blog about Sex and Intimacy in the Digital Age. Popular titles include “When Drugs And Sex Are A Single Addiction” and “Understanding ‘Triggers’ for Addiction”

News Articles

The Wall Street Journal, July 2013

Voters Confused by Psychological Puzzle of Anthony Weiner’s Admission

Rob discusses Anthony Weiner’s admission of his continued infidelity after his resignation.

TIME, August 2013

What the San Diego Mayor Will Do at Sex-Harassment Rehab

Commenting on the sex scandal surrounding Mayor Filner, Rob describes the stages of sex addiction rehab.

CNN, August 2013

When one image is worth a thousand tweets

Rob discusses Anthony Weiner’s story more in depth and the impact of technology on younger generations.

NBC News, August 2013

Castro’s statement: Classic signs of a narcissistic sociopath, experts say

Following the escape of four young women who were tortured in captivity, Rob Weiss says that Ariel Castro was using porn addiction as an excuse for his horrendous, sociopathic behavior.

San Diego Union Tribune, July 2013

What Filner faces in treatment

Rob explains the process of overcoming denial and the long-term nature of sex addiction treatment.

The Atlantic, June 2013

Coming Out as a Porn Addict

For pornography addicts, treatment should include behavioral addiction treatment, followed by or concurrent with psychotherapy, Rob explains.

Marie Claire South America, June 2013

Hatha-Haters Gonna Hate: Is Our Attitude Towards Anne Hathaway’s Success a Symptom of Our Misogyny?

In an article about why society hates Anne Hathaway but is drawn to Jennifer Lawrence, Rob explains the importance of being real, accessible and approachable.

Details Magazine, April 2013

“The Details Sex Report”

In a section titled, “Is Sex Addiction Real?” Rob differentiates between liking sex and being a sex addict.

The Daily Beast, July 2013

Porn Boycott: Pastor Jay Dennis Wants You to Join 1 Million Men

Rob shares insights about when pornography use becomes a problem.

Media Appearances

NBC 7 San Diego, July 2013

In a segment about the sexual allegations facing San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner, Rob explains what a typical sex addiction rehab program entails and that Mayor Filner will most likely need years of therapy.

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The Oprah Winfrey Show, November 2005

Rob appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show to talk about sex and porn addiction. He says that like drug or alcohol addicts, people with sexual addictions need strong support systems to break the cycle.

Destination America

Mr. Weiss is featured in an episode on “Swingers and Free Love.

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