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Promises and The Promises Foundation Celebrate Recovery Month with 8th Annual ‘Polo in the Palisades’ Charity Event

Posted on August 14th, 2013

In honor of Recovery Month, The Promises Foundation will host its 8th Annual Polo in the Palisades charity event to benefit Miriam’s House.

On Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades, California, The Promises Foundation will bring together people in the entertainment, business, legal and recovery communities to help change the lives of low-income families in need at its 8th Annual Polo in the Palisades charity event benefiting Miriam’s House.

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Psychological Trauma the Focus of Professional Workshop Series by Promises Treatment Center’s Renowned Trauma Expert

Posted on August 6th, 2013

Trauma specialist Christine A. Courtois, PhD, presents a two-part professional workshop series on psychological trauma on August 16 and September 13 at The Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 6, 2013 – Christine A. Courtois, PhD, an internationally recognized trauma specialist and Promises Treatment Centers’ National Clinical Trauma Consultant, presents a two-part professional workshop series on psychological trauma on August 16 and September 13, 2013 at the Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles.  

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Promises Treatment Centers Partners with Renowned Trauma Expert Dr. Christine Courtois

Posted on August 1st, 2013

Complex trauma specialist Christine A. Courtois, PhD, partners with Promises Treatment Centers as its National Clinical Trauma Consultant.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 1, 2013 – Promises Treatment Centers welcomes trauma specialist Christine Courtois, PhD, ABPP, as its National Clinical Trauma Consultant. In this role, Dr. Courtois will enhance the ability of Promises’ treatment team to deliver clinically sophisticated, trauma-informed care.

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Fox News Calls on Promises’ Dr. David Sack for Insight on Heels of Actor Cory Monteith’s Tragic Death

Posted on July 17th, 2013

In the wake of the tragic death of 31-year-old “Glee” star Cory Monteith, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly tapped Dr. David Sack, CEO of Promises Treatment Center, to talk about what O’Reilly called the widespread acceptance in society of alcohol and marijuana. Monteith, who was found dead July 13 in his hotel room in Vancouver, British Columbia, died  as a result of “mixed drug toxicity” involving heroin and alcohol, according to the B.C. coroner’s office. Monteith had struggled with addiction since he was a young teenager.

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Veterans With PTSD ‘Moral Injury’ Often Use Alcohol as Therapy

Posted on July 12th, 2013

From flashbacks to feeling numb, the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can make it hard – or virtually impossible – for a veteran to live a full and healthy life. This troubling mental health condition impacts everything in a person’s life – from being able to hold down a job to keeping a marriage intact. The situation becomes even more serious when that veteran struggles with alcoholism. If a veteran in your life is battling both PTSD and alcoholism, it’s critical to learn more so you can determine the best way to help him or her. 

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Promises Treatment Centers Finds Addiction Interventions Particularly Powerful Over the Holidays

Posted on November 30th, 2011

Holiday music and films instill visions of what the holidays should be, but they aren’t the reality for the millions of families affected by addiction. As holiday celebrations approach, families are left with a series of less-than-ideal ways to approach the addict in their lives. Do they ban the addict from the holiday festivities? Should they allow the addict to ruin another get-together?

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Promises Addiction Treatment Centers Expands Holistic & Integrative Therapies Program

Posted on November 8th, 2011

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 08, 2011 – Two years ago, Promises Treatment Centers was among the first to introduce a comprehensive holistic addiction treatment program to its clients. What began as a pain management unit for opiate withdrawal quickly expanded to include tuina, cupping and other Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques to address all forms of emotional and physical pain during detox and early recovery.

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Promises Addiction Treatment Center in Malibu Expands Executive Rehab Program

Posted on November 3rd, 2011

Malibu, CA (PRWEB) November 03, 2011 – Promises Malibu’s renowned executive rehab program, which serves some of the nation’s top business leaders, is under the newly appointed leadership of Greg Skipper, MD. In his role as Director of Professional Health Services, Dr. Skipper will draw on his three decades of experience in a leadership role helping to shape physician health programs to enhance executive treatment at Promises.

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