IN THIS ISSUE
5 Patterns of Drug Use That Indicate a Problem
Promises Offers Professional-Specific Treatment Plans
How to Keep Teens Alcohol and Drug Free This Summer
What Sexual Addiction is NOT...
An Interview with Our New Executive Director, Robert Lehmann
Gambling Addiction Often Co-Occurs With Other Disorders
Thank you for subscribing!
We hope you find the articles and tips helpful. We are always open to your suggestions. If you have a topic you would like to learn more about, please let us know!
Call (877) 413-6991 for a confidential assessment or to learn more about our treatment programs.
Share this Newsletter
Connect with us!
Promises Treatment Centers
Sexual Recovery Institute
The Recovery Place
Elements Behavioral Health
Sex, Tech, Intimacy & Infidelity: The Effect of Social Media on Intimacy Disorders and Sexual Addiction
This keynote will offer clinical insight and workable solutions for men and women struggling with Internet- sex and pornography addictions, review the current status of a proposed Hypersexual Disorder diagnosis for the DSM 5, while providing an specific overview of these new technologies that are evoking age old problems.
Visit ebhevents.com for more information and to register.
Elements Behavioral Health
5000 E. Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90815
Elements' David Sack, MD in Psychology Today
How can you tell if you or a loved one has a drug or alcohol problem? Short of consulting a health care provider or drug rehab center, there are lists of warning signs and quizzes you can take online, but there are also broader patterns to watch out for.
Learn the five signs that signal a problem with drugs or alcohol...
Promises | July 12, 2013
Why do doctors, airline pilots, pharmacists, nurses, lawyers, clergy and other professionals need to be in an addiction program created just for them? Jamie Deans, Executive Director of Professionals Treatment at Promises, says professionals tend to be people who have functioned and gotten where they are in life by using their intellect to read, understand, synthesize and utilize material which makes their cases very different from that of an 18-year-old who may have gotten intro drugs very early in life.
Read more about the Professionals Treatment Program...
Elements | July 11, 2013
Summertime is here - and so is the season when many teens with time on their hands turn to experimenting with alcohol and drugs. Rather than throw up your hands and say there's nothing you can do, take a minute to reflect on just how important and influential parents' roles are to their children.
What can you do? Here are some suggestions....
Sex Addiction Expert, Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S in PsychCentral
Some individuals toss around "sexual addiction" as a catch-all excuse for virtually any type of sexual misconduct. In other words, some people who get caught red-handed engaging in inappropriate, problematic, possibly even illegal sexual behavior will blame their actions on an addiction, hoping to avoid or minimize the judgment and/or punishment they experience. Occasionally these individuals really are sex addicts, but just as often they are not. Either way, a diagnosis of sexual addiction is never intended to justify bad behavior or to let people "off the hook" for what they've done.
The Recovery Place | July 11, 2013
Robert Lehmann brings a wealth of experience and compassion to The Recovery Place. Lehmann has a master's degree in Human Services Administration with a concentration in Mental Health Administration from Antioch University New England. Lehmann notes," I started out in graduate school in a clinical psychology program, but realized early on that I had a stronger interest in the management aspect of behavioral healthcare, and as a result switched Universities and moved into a management graduate program that specialized in Human Service Administration."
The Ranch | July 4, 2013
Oftentimes, when a person shows symptoms of an addiction to something, there are other problems at play in their mind. For the addiction to be treated, the other disorders also need to be addressed. People start gambling for multiple reasons. Some enjoy the thrill, the risk-taking, and the power. Some, who feel isolated, use it as a way to feel social. Others use it as a way to relieve stress and anxiety or even to try to cure their depression. Yet, one addiction cannot properly heal another.