Will Parents Be To Blame For Many Future Drug Addicts?

ADHD Medication Could Set Your Child Up For Drug Addiction As An Adult

Many doctors and psychologists are finally starting to agree that the diagnosis of ADHD in children is “over-used” and based on “fuzzy diagnostic practices”, as stated by Harvard psychologist and world leader in child development, Jerome Kagan.  In addition, Dr. Edward C. Hamlyn, a founding member of the Royal College of General  Practitioners, in 1998 stated, “ADHD is fraud intended to justify starting  children on a life of drug addiction.”

How it works: A child is prescribed an approved drug to help with the ADHD or ADD.  These drugs are stimulants.  Stimulant abuse and prescription drug addiction is the most common addiction, next to alcohol.  These children get used to the feelings these drugs give them.  As they get older and stress and anxiety take on bigger roles, they turn to using drugs to cope saying that the high feels “strangely familiar”.   By the time the stressful situation is over they are left with the addiction, still needing the high to  feel normal.

Here are the black-box warnings of the side effects of many ADHD and ADD medications:
– Confusion
– Depersonalization
– Hostility
– Hallucinations
– Manic  reactions
– Suicidal ideation
– Loss of consciousness
– Delusions
– Feeling drunk
– Alcohol abuse
– Homicidal  ideation
Why would parents subject their children to drugs with such  noted dangerous side effects?  What is this setting them up for as adults?

Cleary we have lazy parents that lack the skills or time to teach their own children good behavior, and doctors that over prescribe medication instead of spending time with their patients.  (Cali Estes was featured on NBC Universal News for this exact topic of over prescription and not dealing with the underlying cause of the problem)

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Heroin Addict Scammed Thousands Of Dollars, Pretended To Have Cancer

She Scammed businesses out of thousands of dollars, even having businesses and community members organizing fundraisers for her.  Unwittingly, all their funds went to her heroin addiction.   The judge has sentenced her to up to two years in a drug treatment program.  Will it be enough to get her the help she needs?  Hire a Certified Recovery Coach and be sure! 

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Brittany Ozarowski pleaded guilty on Monday in Suffolk County Court to a 24-count indictment charging her with grand larceny, forgery and other crime

She has admitted she was hooked on heroin when she raised thousands of dollars by falsely claiming she had cancer, prosecutors and her attorney said Wednesday.

She befriended business owners and others in her community, telling them a tale about undergoing cancer treatments, prosecutors said. Because she was a heroin addict, no one seemed to question her 80-pound appearance as she hobbled on a cane going from store to store leaving donation jars, they said.

Although Ozarowski could have faced a sentence of up to seven years in prison, Judge John Iliou said he would sentence the 21-year-old to a drug treatment program for up to two years plus an additional year’s probation. Ozarowski, who’s from Miller Place, 60 miles east of New York City, also will be required to pay more than $10,000 in restitution.

Executive Burnout

Are you an Executive or a Business Professional that is experiencing Burnout?  You find yourself tired all the time, rushing around but really not getting much done and dreading, simply dreading your work day, you may have Executive Burnout.  You need a break from your daily routine and the grind of the daily schedule. You need more than a latte and a hot tub soak, you need an Executive Coach.  We offer Executive Coaching that will assist you in relieving stress, goal setting and streamlining your activities. We give you, the Executive Professional a place to vent, clear your head and assist you in garnering those tasks that have become daunting. We offer encouragement and assistance and help you trim the fat off your professional and personal life to streamline efficiency in everyday tasks and everyday thinking.     Give us a call at 786.709.0479 because ‘every good coach needs a coach”   http://www.caliestes.com/

EPIC FAIL: Demi Lovato Manipulated Her Sober Coach And Abused Drugs While Together

Demi Lovato “could not go 1 hour without cocaine and manipulated her sober companion so she could use while they were there”.  REALLY?  well that is an EPIC FAIL.  So she has tons of money and can hire a sober companion, great!  But it did not work because her sober companion lacks the TOOLS to help her stay sober. What does that mean?  It means she needs a Certified Recovery Coach to help her understand the WHY behind the drug use, not just follow her around and tell her not to use. As Recovery Coaches and Sober Coaches our JOB is to stop the manipulation, the lying and get the client on TRACK. it is what we do AT THE ADDICTIONS ACADEMY. We get to the bottom of things and we get the job done. It is not easy and sometimes it is not a pretty job, but it is rewarding to be a Certified Recovery Coach to someone.  www.caliestes.com and www.theaddictionscoach.com/ — check us out.

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Demi Lovato has opened up about the extent of her past drug issues, revealing she used to smuggle cocaine onto planes because she could not go an hour without a fix.

The singer, who spent time in rehab in 2010 and 2011, admits she used her manipulation skills to make sure she always had her drugs of choice nearby — even when she was living with a sober companion.

Lovato tells “Access Hollywood Live,” “I’m very, very good at manipulating people and that’s something that I did in my disease; I manipulated everyone around me. With my drug use, I could hide it. … I couldn’t go 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I’d bring it on airplanes. I would smuggle it basically and just wait until everyone in first class went to sleep and just do it right there, or I’d sneak to the bathroom and I’d do it. I had a sober companion, somebody that was watching me 24/7 and living with me and I was able to hide it from them as well.”  Lovato now insists she’s clean and sober, and she’s thriving as a singer and a judge on “The X Factor.”

Alcoholics Paid In Beer To Clean Streets- Goverment Says This Will Help Them Drink Less! What’s Your Opinion?

The streets of Amsterdam are being cleaned up by alcoholics that were causing trouble in the local park.   The Rainbow Foundation has decided to put these addicts to work, and pay them in beer.  The government is funding their workday with two beers when they begin work at 9 am, two beers with a hot lunch, and an additional beer along with 10 euros when they finish the day at 3:30 pm.  The Foundation stands behind this undertaking, stating that these people are being given structure and keeping them busy, which means they will ultimately drink less.  There are mixed comments from some of the men working.  One said that he leaves and uses the money to buy more beer to drink the rest of the day.  Another said that after a busy, productive day, he has no need for more alcohol.   This is quite unconventional, but will it really help with their addiction, or is the government just exploiting their addiction to get the city clean?

Holiday Stress Can Cause A Food Addiction Or Eating Disorder To Run Rampant

Eating Disorders and Food Addictions can rear their ugly heads at the Holiday season.  The amount of food at events, the type of food (heavy greasy, sugar foods) and stress will lead one to not only overeat, but can revert into an old habit. The emotional roller coaster that you feel because of the holiday pressures of family gathering, expectations, work pressures, financial issues, and any other triggers can creep into the picture and throw you off your course. So what to do to not “awaken the monster”?
Here are some tips:
1. Eat a small meal of proteins and veggies before your gathering.  Do not go starving to any events . If you are not hungry, you will be less likely to emotionally eat.
2. Get a coach. Have someone on your team to keep you accountable for what you eat, and what you feel while eating.
3. Keep an emotional journal and look for any triggers that might set you in a tailspin.
4. Address your emotional state before you go to any stressful events and be prepared to relax and release.
5. Reward yourself with non food activities.
Call us at 786.709.0479 if you need an Eating Disorder Coach

Will 3 More Months Of Rehab Make A Difference For Chris Brown?

Just when you thought Chris Brown was out…a judge is sending him back in.

Agreeing with the recommendation of the probation department, L.A. Superior Court Judge James Brandlin ordered the singer to spend another three months in a residential treatment facility, submit to drug testing and take medication as prescribed by his doctor.

Brown is also required to complete 24 hours of community service a week during the course of his time in rehab.

His latest round of penance still stems from his 2009 assault conviction for beating up Rihanna. He was sentenced to five years’ probation at the time and has been in and out of court over the past year while authorities investigated various possible violations.

According to the probation department’s latest report, on Nov. 10 Brown was kicked out of the Malibu treatment facility he checked into last month after he angrily threw a rock through his mother’s car window when she came to visit.

On Nov. 13, Brown told authorities that he suffered a “setback, mentally and emotionally, when he was not credited for all the community service hours he initially completed. He had issues with his attention deficit disorder and underwent a period of depression.”

Brown, who was told to check back into rehab today, did not object to Brandlin’s conditions.

He is not allowed to leave the state of California except to appear before a judge in Washington, D.C, this Monday on a misdemeanor assault charge—the incident that seemed to prompt his decision to voluntarily check into rehab for anger management last month.

“His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point,” said Brown’s rep after the Grammy winner was accused of breaking a guy’s nose in the U.S. capital after the man tried to photobomb Brown and some female fans.

Natalie Finn

SEX, DRUGS, AND ROCK & ROLL…OVER THE HOLIDAYS

The holidays are upon us, and so is drinking, drugging, and acting crazy.   Dinner at Aunt Edna’s where she talks non-stop about her personal life.  Another family member drinking and passing out in the mashed potatoes.  OR its the dreaded holiday party where the alcohol flows and everyone is getting frisky with each other, only to regret it in the morning.

So what is a person to do?

HIRE A SOBER COACH OR SOBER COMPANION!

They can help get you through the holiday stress!  We offer sessions via phone (hourly), in person, or 12 and 24 hour blocks of time to get you through the event.  We can coach you remotely, and be available to you as the needs arise.  We can even go to the event with you and assist you in getting through it.  Holiday parties, weddings, etc. are our specialty.

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6 HEALTHY HIGHS …..

When you want to feel good, drugs and alcohol are a tempting solution — quick relief with relatively little effort. But the thing about the big highs is that they are inevitably followed by the big lows, not to mention long-term health problems, potential legal consequences and the ever-present threat of addiction.

Fortunately, there are several healthy ways to feel “high” without relying on drugs or alcohol — and they come side effect-free courtesy of Mother Nature:

#1 Exercise
Most people have heard of the “runner’s high,” but you don’t have to be a runner to get this natural mood boost. Any heart-pounding physical activity — for example, 50 minutes running on a treadmill — can release endorphins, endocannabinoids, serotonin, dopamine and other brain chemicals that are nature’s versions of drugs like marijuana or heroin. Evidence suggests these chemicals are behind the runner’s high, helping to reduce pain and provide a sense of well-being.

Aerobic activity also produces brain chemicals that reduce anxiety and depression as much, if not more than, medication in some cases. No marathon training needed — all it takes is 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise, such as brisk walking, three days a week. You may also sleep better, lose weight, have more energy and feel better about yourself in the process.

#2 Sex
Endorphins, dopamine and other feel-good brain chemicals are produced after sex, too. Do the deed regularly and you may even notice improvements in your immune system. Of course, sex can become a problem if it’s used as a substitute for drugs or alcohol, or if it becomes part of a compulsive behavior pattern, but when engaged in responsibly, sex can be a healthy, all-natural high.

#3 Touch and Be Touched
It’s not just sex that gets the feel-good brain chemicals pumping. Any type of human touch, whether a hug, a reassuring squeeze of the hand or a snuggle from a pet, can be physically and emotionally healing. A simple embrace sparks a flood of oxytocin — nature’s “love drug” — that makes people feel more secure and attached. At the same time, stress hormones such as cortisol recede, helping people feel less stressed and anxious.

Healing touch can also be in the form of massage, which transmits electrical signals throughout the body to stimulate circulation, boost immunity and reduce pain and tension. Like other natural highs, massage also appears to stimulate the release of endorphins. These effects make massage an effective part of treatment for many conditions, including chronic pain, high blood pressure, depression, addiction and eating disorders.

Similar mechanisms — namely endogenous opioids and endorphins — are at work to relieve pain and boost mood when someone receives acupuncture. The fine needles used in this form of traditional Chinese medicine trigger calcium flow, which interacts with white blood cells to produce natural painkillers.

#4 Talk to a Friend
Ever feel that warm and contented sensation after venting to a friend? Scientific evidence shows that gossiping is a form of social bonding that releases stress-relieving endorphins. Better yet, get together with friends for a few laughs or listen to your favorite music and get double the rush.

As social creatures, humans rely on these connections for our physical, mental and social well-being. So even if you’re not the touchy-feely type, good conversation may be all you need to re-energize.

#5 Service
What really makes people happy? As part of the “positive psychology” movement, scientists have set out to answer this question. The result? Materialism is out. Service is in.

Put simply, researchers have learned that doing good feels good. Long after the thrill of a new purchase wears off, doing something nice for others — or investing in an experience shared with others — yields lasting memories and a sense of truly being alive. Happiness that comes from having meaning and purpose (as opposed to self-gratification) not only feels good, but also affects the expression of our genes.

#6 Mindfulness
Are there activities you’ve done that cause you to stop worrying, forget the world and lose all sense of time? Described by some as “flow,” this state of being produces a long-lasting sense of euphoria. Doing more of these activities, whether it’s drawing, solving a puzzle, playing a sport, cooking or playing an instrument, is one of the keys to enduring satisfaction.

Never experienced the sensation of “flow?” Start with deep, conscious breathing. This type of mindfulness practice can slow down a racing mind, making room for a sense of peace and calm.

When stress mounts, the urge to self-soothe can lead us in some counter-productive directions — drugs, alcohol or overeating, for example. As it turns out, some of the most powerful mood-enhancing chemicals are not swallowed, smoked, snorted or injected. They’ve been within us all along.

South Florida Pill MILL doc goes to trial

According to records filed in federal court in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, Piazza worked at Margate Pain Management from Oct. 20, 2009, until Aug. 2, 2010, charging patients between $250 and $350 on their first visits and between $150 and $250 for return visits. The payments, according to the charges, had to be made in cash – the clinic did not accept checks or insurance.

Prosecutors say Piazza personally earned $253,800 in the nine and a half months he worked at the clinic. In that same period, he allegedly prescribed 152,774 pills.

The charges describe Piazza as a co-owner of the operation, though the business was still running and changed its name to Total Medical Express some time after he stopped working there. Total Medical Express was raided and shut down in June 2011, resulting in six arrests, including two doctors.

In addition to the possible prison time, Piazza would be subject to three years of probation, a $250,000 fine and forfeiture of all the money he made if he’s convicted.

Todd Weicholz, the Boca Raton attorney representing Piazza, said he would not comment on the allegations because he has not had enough time to review the charges, which were filed Thursday.

Piazza is due in federal court in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday.

Federal crackdowns on pill mill operations in South Florida have met with significant results, with some setbacks. Earlier this month, Deerfield Beach doctor Charles Neuringer, 73, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for authorizing thousands of unneeded prescriptions out of Coast to Coast Healthcare Management Clinic.

Guilty pleas were entered by 28 of 30 defendants charged in connection with South Florida pill mills owned by Christopher George: American Pain in Fort Lauderdale and Executive Pain in Lake Worth.

Two of the doctors took their case to trial. Cynthia Cadet and Joseph Castronuovo were acquitted by a federal jury in West Palm Beach of charges accusing them of overprescribing oxycodone and other drugs, but convicted of conspiracy to commit money laundering.