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The Reality TV Obsession: A Psychological Investigation

The Reality TV Obsession: A Psychological Investigation

re we all becoming obsessed with Reality TV? Seriously, think about it… For some, it’s being on the show. It’s their 15 minutes of pure, exhibitionistic experience with fantasies of fame, stardom or at a minimum…popularity. Perhaps it’s an attempt to move up their social standing or a conscious or unconscious attempt to gain the attention they so desperately needed but never received in their developmental childhood years.
NFL Seeks Limits on Tailgating to Curb Drinking

NFL Seeks Limits on Tailgating to Curb Drinking

The NFL has adopted a "Fan Code of Conduct" in hopes of deterring behavior that league officials worry is scaring families away from games. The code includes 43 recommendations, and a league auditor is checking the NFL's 32 teams for compliance. The NFL office sees a correlation between the length of tailgating and the incidence of rowdy behavior and intoxication at games. "We hope folks will implement this, or gradually work toward the 3-1/2 hours, because we think it provides us with a better opportunity to have fans come into our building in a condition that's not impaired," said Jeffrey Miller, strategic security director for the NFL.
American Council for Drug Education asks… WHY WORRY ABOUT DRUGS AND ALCOHOL IN THE WORKPLACE?

American Council for Drug Education asks… WHY WORRY ABOUT DRUGS AND ALCOHOL IN THE WORKPLACE?

Americans consume 60 percent of the world’s production of illegal drugs: 23 million use marijuana at least four times a week; 18 million abuse alcohol; 6 million regularly use cocaine; and 2 million use heroin. In the workplace, the problems of these substance abusers become your problems. They increase risk of accident, lower productivity, raise insurance costs, and reduce profits. They can cost you your job; they can cost you your life.
What an employer needs to know about Drugs in the Workplace

What an employer needs to know about Drugs in the Workplace

What an employer needs to know about Drugs in the Workplace - Substance abuse is a widespread problem in our society. An estimated 14.8 million Americans are current illicit drug users.1 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported that 77 percent of illicit drug users in the United States are employed. That’s 9.4 million people. The chances are good that your organization employs one of these workers.
Christopher Kennedy Lawford in a presentation of “Moments of Clarity: Voices from the front Lines of Addiction and Recovery”

Christopher Kennedy Lawford in a presentation of “Moments of Clarity: Voices from the front Lines of Addiction and Recovery”

Christopher Kennedy Lawford, October 30th, Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, 11:30 am Registration fee of $35 includes signed copy of the book. Hired Power will Co-host a luncheon along with Cirque Lodge, Visions Adolescents, Safe Harbor Treatment Center for Women, Prescott House and Pacific Coast Recovery Center to showcase Christopher Kennedy Lawford in a presentation of "Moments of Clarity: voices from the front Lines of Addiction and Recovery". Contact Hired Power 800.910.9299
Nanette Zumwalt on LA Talk Radio with Allen Cardoza

Nanette Zumwalt on LA Talk Radio with Allen Cardoza

This show was born out of the desire to help guide parents and adolescent service industry professionals alike to professional resources as they face critical moments with their children or clients addressing critical issues such as: Locating runaway teens, Family crisis interventions Building self-esteemDealing with addictions
Nanette Zumwalt, Guest Speaker and Panelist

Nanette Zumwalt, Guest Speaker and Panelist

The Recovery Summit is fast becoming one of Southern California's most prominent addiction conferences. Specific issues around interventions, disease concepts, family participation, and practical business considerations will be presented. Conference participants have the opportunity to receive continuing education credits and acquire in-depth information about the process of intervention for addiction and mental illness
Candle or Mirror ?  How will you spread light today?

Candle or Mirror ? How will you spread light today?

Edith Wharton quotes
Addiction is not a choice.

Addiction is not a choice.

Addiction is not a choice. The article regarding Diane Schuler received a lot of comments. This is not surprising because the tragedy is hot with emotion. Who could not feel strong emotion with so many senseless deaths? The very definition of addiction implies th
AUDIT Alcohol Screening Test

AUDIT Alcohol Screening Test

Use this short screening test to help determine if you should seek help (diagnosis and treatment) for alcoholism (alcohol addiction, abuse and/or dependence). http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=1860&cn=14
Attorney Robert Shapiro Fights to Spread Awareness of Drug and Alcohol Dependence in Memory of Son Brent

Attorney Robert Shapiro Fights to Spread Awareness of Drug and Alcohol Dependence in Memory of Son Brent

For decades now, the world has known Robert Shapiro as the famous attorney in the media spotlight who is well known for attracting celebrity cases. But in the 1990s, Robert and his wife Linell, were fighting to overcome a family issue of their own: their son Brent’s dependence of alcohol. When Brent reached his early 20s, he was turning his life around. He was nearing graduation at the University of Southern California (USC), planned to go into law school,
Could ‘Intervention’ Have Helped a Star?

Could ‘Intervention’ Have Helped a Star?

Specialists in drug interventions — a rapidly growing field since the concept was developed in the late 1960s — have watched the Jackson case closely, viewing it as a classic example of lost opportunity. Denial is at the core of addiction, and breaking through it, many experts say, can require extreme measures, particularly with celebrities, who can procure an endless supply of drugs and are cocooned by people with an interest in keeping the star’s earnings flowing. Whether Mr. Jackson was addicted has not been established, but investigators are proceeding under the assumption that drug abuse was involved. They are pursuing a homicide case against his personal physician, who reportedly administered a dose of a powerful anesthetic, propofol, before he died. The drug is sometimes used for sleep by painkiller addicts, experts say.
The Reality TV Obsession: A Psychological Investigation

The Reality TV Obsession: A Psychological Investigation

re we all becoming obsessed with Reality TV? Seriously, think about it… For some, it’s being on the show. It’s their 15 minutes of pure, exhibitionistic experience with fantasies of fame, stardom or at a minimum…popularity. Perhaps it’s an attempt to move up their social standing or a conscious or unconscious attempt to gain the attention they so desperately needed but never received in their developmental childhood years.
NFL Seeks Limits on Tailgating to Curb Drinking

NFL Seeks Limits on Tailgating to Curb Drinking

The NFL has adopted a "Fan Code of Conduct" in hopes of deterring behavior that league officials worry is scaring families away from games. The code includes 43 recommendations, and a league auditor is checking the NFL's 32 teams for compliance. The NFL office sees a correlation between the length of tailgating and the incidence of rowdy behavior and intoxication at games. "We hope folks will implement this, or gradually work toward the 3-1/2 hours, because we think it provides us with a better opportunity to have fans come into our building in a condition that's not impaired," said Jeffrey Miller, strategic security director for the NFL.
American Council for Drug Education asks… WHY WORRY ABOUT DRUGS AND ALCOHOL IN THE WORKPLACE?

American Council for Drug Education asks… WHY WORRY ABOUT DRUGS AND ALCOHOL IN THE WORKPLACE?

Americans consume 60 percent of the world’s production of illegal drugs: 23 million use marijuana at least four times a week; 18 million abuse alcohol; 6 million regularly use cocaine; and 2 million use heroin. In the workplace, the problems of these substance abusers become your problems. They increase risk of accident, lower productivity, raise insurance costs, and reduce profits. They can cost you your job; they can cost you your life.
What an employer needs to know about Drugs in the Workplace

What an employer needs to know about Drugs in the Workplace

What an employer needs to know about Drugs in the Workplace - Substance abuse is a widespread problem in our society. An estimated 14.8 million Americans are current illicit drug users.1 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported that 77 percent of illicit drug users in the United States are employed. That’s 9.4 million people. The chances are good that your organization employs one of these workers.
Christopher Kennedy Lawford in a presentation of “Moments of Clarity: Voices from the front Lines of Addiction and Recovery”

Christopher Kennedy Lawford in a presentation of “Moments of Clarity: Voices from the front Lines of Addiction and Recovery”

Christopher Kennedy Lawford, October 30th, Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, 11:30 am Registration fee of $35 includes signed copy of the book. Hired Power will Co-host a luncheon along with Cirque Lodge, Visions Adolescents, Safe Harbor Treatment Center for Women, Prescott House and Pacific Coast Recovery Center to showcase Christopher Kennedy Lawford in a presentation of "Moments of Clarity: voices from the front Lines of Addiction and Recovery". Contact Hired Power 800.910.9299
Nanette Zumwalt on LA Talk Radio with Allen Cardoza

Nanette Zumwalt on LA Talk Radio with Allen Cardoza

This show was born out of the desire to help guide parents and adolescent service industry professionals alike to professional resources as they face critical moments with their children or clients addressing critical issues such as: Locating runaway teens, Family crisis interventions Building self-esteemDealing with addictions
Nanette Zumwalt, Guest Speaker and Panelist

Nanette Zumwalt, Guest Speaker and Panelist

The Recovery Summit is fast becoming one of Southern California's most prominent addiction conferences. Specific issues around interventions, disease concepts, family participation, and practical business considerations will be presented. Conference participants have the opportunity to receive continuing education credits and acquire in-depth information about the process of intervention for addiction and mental illness
Candle or Mirror ?  How will you spread light today?

Candle or Mirror ? How will you spread light today?

Edith Wharton quotes
Addiction is not a choice.

Addiction is not a choice.

Addiction is not a choice. The article regarding Diane Schuler received a lot of comments. This is not surprising because the tragedy is hot with emotion. Who could not feel strong emotion with so many senseless deaths? The very definition of addiction implies th
AUDIT Alcohol Screening Test

AUDIT Alcohol Screening Test

Use this short screening test to help determine if you should seek help (diagnosis and treatment) for alcoholism (alcohol addiction, abuse and/or dependence). http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=1860&cn=14
Attorney Robert Shapiro Fights to Spread Awareness of Drug and Alcohol Dependence in Memory of Son Brent

Attorney Robert Shapiro Fights to Spread Awareness of Drug and Alcohol Dependence in Memory of Son Brent

For decades now, the world has known Robert Shapiro as the famous attorney in the media spotlight who is well known for attracting celebrity cases. But in the 1990s, Robert and his wife Linell, were fighting to overcome a family issue of their own: their son Brent’s dependence of alcohol. When Brent reached his early 20s, he was turning his life around. He was nearing graduation at the University of Southern California (USC), planned to go into law school,
Could ‘Intervention’ Have Helped a Star?

Could ‘Intervention’ Have Helped a Star?

Specialists in drug interventions — a rapidly growing field since the concept was developed in the late 1960s — have watched the Jackson case closely, viewing it as a classic example of lost opportunity. Denial is at the core of addiction, and breaking through it, many experts say, can require extreme measures, particularly with celebrities, who can procure an endless supply of drugs and are cocooned by people with an interest in keeping the star’s earnings flowing. Whether Mr. Jackson was addicted has not been established, but investigators are proceeding under the assumption that drug abuse was involved. They are pursuing a homicide case against his personal physician, who reportedly administered a dose of a powerful anesthetic, propofol, before he died. The drug is sometimes used for sleep by painkiller addicts, experts say.

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