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Staying Sober in Quarantine: How to Help Those Struggling with Addiction in Trying Times

Staying Sober in Quarantine: How to Help Those Struggling with Addiction in Trying Times

August 20, 2020

 

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Erin Khar, an author from New York City whose debut memoir, Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies that Nearly Killed Me, tackles the issues that many people face as they travel the road of addiction recovery joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention and Health News Channels. She has dedicated her life to shining light on these issues and helping others find their way to sobriety, especially in the face of adversity.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Erin Khar discuss the following:

  1. What challenges are people who have addiction issues encountering during the pandemic?
  2. Where and how can they find help at this time when people are unable to gather for meetings or counseling?
  3. How can loved ones help from a distance?
  4. What's your personal advice for people facing addiction issues? What's helped you personally to remain clean?
  5. There's a movement now called Dry July. How can people manage to carry sobriety beyond this one month?

 

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Erin Khar recently released her debut memoir, Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies that Nearly Killed Me (Park Row Books, 2/25/20), has appeared on most anticipated lists from The Rumpus, SELF, Apple Books, Goodreads, Bitch Media, Alma, and others. Of the book, The New York Times writes, Khar’s buoyant writing doesn’t get mired in her dark subject matter. There is an honesty here that can only come from, to put it in the language of 12-step programs, a “searching and fearless moral inventory.” This is a story she needed to tell; and the rest of the country needs to listen.

 

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Website: www.erinkhar.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/ErinKharAuthor 
Instagram: instagram.com/erinkhar 
Twitter: twitter.com/ErinKhar

Cutting Back on Alcohol with a Science-based Program

Cutting Back on Alcohol with a Science-based Program

August 1, 2020

 

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Katie Lain, the Director of Community Engagement at Ria Health that provides at-home, evidence-based alcohol treatment through telemedicine joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention and Telemedicine Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Katie Lain discuss the following:

  1. Can you tell us more about Ria Health and how it helps people who want to drink less alcohol, or even stop for good?
  2. So if a person is finding it hard to control how much they drink, but they also don’t want to go 100% abstinent, what other options do they have?
  3. But if someone does want to go abstinent, these methods can help as well?
  4. How did you get involved with Ria?
  5. In your experience, how would someone know if they are drinking too much and need to seek support to cut back or stop?

TIP: If you’re someone who is experiencing regular hangovers, or find you NEED alcohol to unwind every night or weekend, consider looking into evidence-based treatments and medication therapy. Abstinence is not required, it can be done discreetly and evidence shows that it is effective for many people – resulting in more control over their alcohol consumption, or giving it up more easily without battling alcohol cravings.

 

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Katie Lain is the Director of Community Engagement with Ria Health. Ria’s science-backed platform is for anybody who wants to drink less alcohol and live a better life. Their evidence-based program is delivered through telehealth which means it’s accessible from anywhere using a HIPAA-compliant app.

 

Ria’s program provides both harm-reduction and abstinence based methods that include physician guided care plans, one-on-one coaching, medication therapy, peer group support and digital tools to track progress. Since Ria began in 2016, they have served over 1500 people and counting who want to improve their relationship with alcohol.

 

Ria Health is also covered by many major health insurers across the US, and on average, Ria Members see a 75% reduction in their Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) levels after 12 months in the program.

 

Katie Lain joined Ria Health after she overcame alcohol addiction through this evidence-based treatment method. She now works both professionally and personally to raise awareness about these options for treating alcohol dependence.

 

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Website: https://riahealth.com

 

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/RiaHealth 
Instagram: instagram.com/riahealth 
Twitter: twitter.com/RiaHealthSF 
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/riahealth 
YouTube: youtube.com/c/riahealth

When to Seek Therapy or Professional Psychiatric Help

When to Seek Therapy or Professional Psychiatric Help

June 22, 2020

 

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Dr. Casey Noreika of Clarity Clinic Chicago, a network of four outpatient facilities in the Greater Chicago area, that offer clinical psychiatry and therapy services joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health & Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Casey Noreika discuss the following:

  1. You treat people with a wide range of mental health conditions. What are the conditions you encounter most often?
  2. Your clinic in the Greater Chicago area has four locations. It's obviously successful. What sets it apart?
  3. What is your advice for how and when people should determine when they need to seek therapy or professional psychiatric help?
  4. What is the most common misconception about mental health care that you hear or read? How does that misconception prevent people from getting ahead?
  5. Nowadays, you hear many people describe themselves as anxious or struggling with anxiety. How have anxiety disorders become more prevalent than they were in the past?
  6. There are several mental health holidays/observances such as mental health awareness week, stress awareness month, etc. How important is it for people to recognize these observances?
  7. What are some tips to achieve/maintain optimal mental wellness?

 

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Dr. Casey Noreika holds a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. She specializes in working with middle aged and older adults, including geriatric individuals. She has experience working with a variety of anxiety based disorders, as well as stress management, adjustment difficulties, and depression.

 

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Website: https://claritychi.com 

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/claritychi
Twitter: twitter.com/ClarityClinic_
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/clarity-clinic-llc

How you can utilize DBT with clients on the Autism Spectrum

How you can utilize DBT with clients on the Autism Spectrum

October 28, 2019

 

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Rebecca DeLeon a licensed MFT providing individual, group and family therapy to young adults at OPI, a residential treatment program in Woodland Hills, California joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Rebecca DeLeon discuss the following:

  1. How does your program work with clients on the Autism Spectrum?
  2. Where does DBT fit into the work you do?
  3. What are some typical skills that would be of benefit to those with ASD?
  4. What are some basic skills that the everyday person can start to use without much knowledge of DBT?
  5. Can you share an example of a success story?

Rebecca DeLeon has been with OPI for almost 12 years. She has seen tremendous growth in the company and identifies with the core values of providing empathy, service, building trusting relationships and establishing growth with clients and team members.

Rebecca has been Intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and oversees the curriculum utilized in the skills groups. Rebecca provides basic DBT training to all OPI staff and provides weekly educational emails for both staff and parents of clients to inform them of skills being taught in the groups that week. She provides informed DBT to all OPI clients through skills groups and also utilizes DBT in individual sessions with her clients.

 

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Website: OptimumPerformanceInstitute.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/OPILiving 
Instagram: @optimumperformanceinstitute

Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

October 4, 2019

 

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Rick Fair, President & CEO of Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company working to develop innovative treatments for cancer that are more effective and safer than standard chemotherapy and radiation treatment joins eHealth Radio & the Cancer Information and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Rick Fair discuss the following:

  1. How does CAR-T cancer therapy compare to standard cancer treatments?
  2. What are some of the drawbacks to CAR-T Therapy?
  3. What is Bellicum doing to address these challenges?
  4. What should people keep in mind when thinking about cancer treatment?

Rick Fair is the President and CEO of Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company working to develop innovative treatments for cancer that are more effective and safer than standard chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Prior to joining Bellicum, Mr. Fair served as the Senior Vice President, Head of Oncology Global Product Strategy at Genentech/Roche, where he led oncology product strategy and global commercialization. He also oversaw the global launch of five new cancer treatments, including TECENTRIQ®, the first immunotherapy approval for patients with advanced bladder cancer and contributed to a substantial expansion of investment into cancer immunotherapy and precision medicine.

Prior to Genentech, Mr. Fair spent nine years at Johnson & Johnson, where he held leadership roles in marketing, managed care and reimbursement strategy, and managed care customer management. Mr. Fair received his B.S. from the University of Michigan and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

 

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Website: bellicum.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Bellicum-Pharmaceuticals-Inc
Twitter: @BellicumPharma

Intravenous (IV) Vitamin Therapy: The Facts Behind the Fad

Intravenous (IV) Vitamin Therapy: The Facts Behind the Fad

September 24, 2019

 

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Dr. Yelena Deshko, ND, a general family practitioner and the Founder of Timeless Health Clinic in downtown Toronto and a leader in the field of naturopathic intravenous vitamin therapy joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Yelena Deshko discuss the following:

  1. What is IV Vitamin therapy?
  2. Why would someone choose to opt for intravenous vitamins over oral supplements?
  3. What is the history behind the use of IV Vitamin therapy?
  4. What type of health conditions can benefit from this treatment?
  5. What should one look for when choosing a clinic or facility to receive IV Vitamin Drips?

Conclusion: Intravenous Vitamin Therapy is a safe and effective novel treatment for a variety of health conditions as well as optimization of overall wellness.


Dr. Yelena Deshko ND is a leader in the field of naturopathic intravenous (IV) therapy in Toronto, Canada. She is a general family practitioner with a special interest in integrative oncology, anti-aging medicine, and hormonal health. Dr. Deshko combines traditional and conventional medicine in her practice, including acupuncture, botanical medicine as well as diet and lifestyle counseling. She is the founder of Timeless Health Clinic in downtown Toronto.

 

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Website: timelesshealthclinic.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/timelesshealthclinic 
Instagram: @timeless_health_clinic

Why therapists need to take marketing seriously

Why therapists need to take marketing seriously

August 21, 2019

 

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Avivit Fisher, a Marketing Coach and a Principal at REdD Strategy, an agency that helps therapists to launch and grow their private practices joins eHealth Radio and the Health Marketing Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Avivit Fisher discuss the following:

  1. Why did you decide to focus on a niche like therapists in private practice?
  2. What is the main problem with not marketing yourself as a therapist today?
  3. What does a clinician need to keep in mind when they are marketing their practice?
  4. How has people's beahvior change with respect to "shopping for a therapist" in the last few years?
  5. What are the first marketing steps you would recommend to take for someone who is launching a private practice?

Avivit Fisher is a Marketing Coach and a principal at REdD Strategy, an agency that helps therapists to launch and grow their private practices. Avivit believes that with the right marketing strategy therapists can reach more people who really need help. She helps her clients create and deliver a marketing message that connects and converts ideal clients.

 

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Website: reddstrategy.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/reddstrategy 
Twitter: @reddstrategy 

Find Freedom Fast: Short-Term Therapy That Works with Dr. Robert T. London

Find Freedom Fast: Short-Term Therapy That Works with Dr. Robert T. London

June 18, 2019

 

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Dr. Robert T. London is a well-known psychiatrist, educator, writer and a practitioner for 40 years joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health and Health News Channels. Dr. London is the founder and former head of the short-term psychotherapy unit at NYU Langone Medical Center, and a pioneer in consumer health care radio and TV programming. His new book is called: Find Freedom Fast: Short-Term Therapy That Works.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Robert T. London discuss the following:

  1. Why did you write this book?
  2. What is Short Term Therapy and who does it work for?
  3. How long is short term therapy supposed to last?
  4. What makes short term therapy different for other therapies?
  5. You talk about CBT - cognitive behavior therapy, what is it?
  6. How can a person be a good consumer of mental health care?

Dr. Robert T. London is a well-known psychiatrist, educator, and writer. A practitioner for 40 years, he is founder and former head of the short-term psychotherapy unit at NYU Langone Medical Center, and a pioneer in consumer health care radio and TV programming. His articles and columns appear in his own newspaper columns, as well as in leading medical journals and popular magazines, and he is a frequent source to national TV, radio, and print outlets. His new book is Find Freedom Fast: Short-Term Therapy That Works.

 

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Website: findfreedomfast.com

“I used to be a miserable f*ck” - title of my new book coming out in January

“I used to be a miserable f*ck” - title of my new book coming out in January

October 24, 2018

 

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John Kim, known as The Angry Therapist online and co founder of JNRI coaching that trains and certifies life coaches joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Personal Development Channels. He has been documenting his story after his divorce and rebirth since 2011.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest John Kim discuss the following:

  1. Why do you call yourself the angry therapist?
  2. How did you develop your passion to redefine men?
  3. What's the difference between a therapist and a life coach?
  4. How does this connect to a healthy lifestyle?

 

After going through a divorce and a re-birth, John Kim started an online movement to change the way we change.  He pulled the curtain back and practiced transparency which therapists are not supposed to do.  He also helped people in unconventional ways. Met them at coffee shops, worked out with them, came in casual over clinical. He believes if we're going to talk about life, let's do life while we're talking and quickly built a devoted following of tens of thousands of fans who loved the frank and authentic insights that I freely shared on social media.

 

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Website: www.theangrytherapist.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/theangrytherapist
Twitter: https://twitter.com/angrytherapist 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theangrytherapist

Opening Up on Couples Therapy

Opening Up on Couples Therapy

September 3, 2018

 

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Lee Kraemer, Registered Psychotherapist with PRS Toronto that matches individuals and couples with therapists suited to their needs joins eHealth Radio and the Relationship & Psychotherapy Channels to discuss opening up on couples therapy.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Lee Kraemer discuss the following:

  1. What are some signs a couple should give couple's therapy a try?
  2. Is there a point in a relationship when therapy is not the answer, or that therapy is too late to initiate?
  3. What happens in a couples' therapy session? What should people expect?
  4. What are some techniques preferred  for couples' therapy
  5. How long does couples therapy take?
  6. When do you know whether you should stay together or separate?

 

Lee Kraemer is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) in Toronto and a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT). Her specialty is working with relationships; a few sessions can improve communication and deepen your understanding of each other.

 

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Websites: www.prstoronto.com | www.leekraemer.ca

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