Anger Management: Exploring Impulsive Aggression and Anger Disorders

Posted on June 5th, 2017

Our language has many idiomatic expressions that describe a person with anger management issues, perhaps because impulsive anger is something we frequently witness or experience.

Loses his cool. Has a quick temper. Has a short fuse. Blows his top. Busts a gasket. Has a temper tantrum. Has a cow. Foams at the mouth. Sees red. Goes ballistic. Goes through the roof. Bristles with rage. Flames with anger. Bites your head off.

Most of us know someone volatile who seems to fly off the handle at the drop of a hat.

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Treating the Anxious or Depressed Parent and the Affected Family

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the U.S., impacting at least 40 million adults aged 18 and older, or 18% of the population. Depression affects 16.1 million U.S. adults aged 18 or older, or about 6.7% of all U.S. adults. Out of every five people you meet, one of them is likely to be suffering from anxiety or depression, or both, since nearly 50% of people diagnosed with depression also have an anxiety disorder.

What do these statistics mean? Many of the people struggling with these disorders — which can affect their ability to work and function in their daily lives — are parents. So how do anxiety and depression affect parenting abilities, families and children?

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Dr. David Sack Discusses Dangers of Edibles With CBS-LA

Posted on May 19th, 2017

A news report by CBS Los Angeles titled “Edibles Are the Frontier in California’s Emerging Marijuana Industry,” which aired on May 4, 2017, highlighted the surge of edibles in the multibillion-dollar cannabis industry.

The news segment reported that edibles currently comprise 43 percent of the market share in legalized marijuana, coming in all shapes and forms – from goldfish crackers and candies to breath mints and potato chips.

California recently voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use, with sales expected to begin next year. This development has what the news report calls “ganjapreneurs” scrambling to get aboard the cannabis cash cow, concocting even more innovative edible pot items.

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What Are the Long-Term Effects of an Alcohol Overdose in Teens?

Posted on February 16th, 2017

An alcohol overdose (i.e., alcohol poisoning) occurs when you consume alcohol at a rate fast enough to severely suppress normal activity in the body’s central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Every year, tens of thousands of teenagers throughout America expose themselves to an overdose risk by participating in a dangerous practice called binge drinking. In the short-term, alcohol poisoning can have severe or even fatal consequences for any teen or adult. In addition, teenagers who survive an overdose may experience age-specific brain effects that linger for a lifetime.

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High Suicide Rate Among Veterinarians Prompts Calls for Intervention

Posted on November 23rd, 2015

Results from the first mental health survey of U.S. veterinarians show that the people who care for our beloved pets contemplate taking their own lives at three times the national average. Specifically, the recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that veterinarians suffer from serious psychiatric disorders and feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness at two to three times the rate of the general population.

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Rock Musicians in Recovery Help Addicted Young Adults at Promises West L.A. Chart a New Course

Posted on January 6th, 2015

Founded by former Korn guitarist Wesley Geer, Rock to Recovery shows addicted young adults that sobriety can be fun in weekly jam sessions at Promises West L.A.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 6, 2015 – On any given Friday at Promises West L.A., the sound of young adults in recovery singing and wailing on guitars, drums, shakers and other instruments can be heard drifting out across the sunny courtyard.

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Promises Treatment Centers Welcomes New Marketing Director

Posted on January 5th, 2015

Brie C. Rosenfield, MA, MFT, joins Promises Treatment Centers as marketing director.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 2, 2015 – Promises Treatment Centers welcomes Brie C. Rosenfield as marketing director. Rosenfield holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Boston University. She is also a licensed marriage and family therapist. Rosenfield has been director of business development and program director for a dual diagnosis drug and alcohol treatment facility, and previously served as director of business development for Promises Treatment Centers.

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Celebrate Recovery Month with Promises and The Promises Foundation at the 9th Annual Polo in the Palisades Charity Event

Posted on September 11th, 2014

In honor of Recovery Month, The Promises Foundation will host its 9th Annual Polo in the Palisades Charity Event to benefit Miriam’s House.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 9, 2014 – On Saturday, September 27, 2014, Promises and The Promises Foundation will sponsor the 9th Annual Polo in the Palisades charity event to benefit Miriam’s House.

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Professionals Treatment at Promises Welcomes New Executive Director

Posted on August 12th, 2014

SallyAnn Cross, LCSW, joins Professionals Treatment at Promises as executive director.

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 – Professionals Treatment at Promises welcomes SallyAnn Cross, LCSW, as its executive director. In this role, Ms. Cross will oversee the addiction treatment program for professionals as well as collate systems and processes and streamline quality assurance and utilization management.

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