REACH Wellness & Recovery, helping patients with a full range of behavioral health issues

September 29, 2017
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Dr. Alix Nassiri, a Board Certified Addiction Medicine Physician, an Anesthesiologist and Founder of REACH Wellness & Recovery, a cutting-edge brain institute based in the Los Angeles area joins eHealth Radio and the Rehab and Addiction Prevention Channels.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Dr. Alix Nassiri discuss the following:

  • How is REACH Wellness & Recovery's approach different from other rehab & mental health facilities?
  • What inspired you to launch REACH Wellness & Recovery?
  • You recently opened a new state-of-the-art REACH Wellness & Recovery facility in Burbank; can you tell our listeners about the cutting-edge services that REACH provides?
  • What advice do you give to someone struggling with addiction? What’s the first step to recovery?
  • What are you thoughts on the Opioid epidemic in this country?
  • What are the benefits of Ketamine therapy? Who should consider Ketamine treatment?
  • You are committed for REACH to make its mark in Washington DC. What is your motivation behind this and what do you hope to accomplish?

 

Dr. Alix Nassiri is a Board Certified Addiction Medicine Physician, an Anesthesiologist and Founder of REACH Wellness & Recovery, a cutting-edge brain institute based in the Los Angeles area.

Dr. Nassiri founded REACH Wellness & Recovery 4 years ago in Pasadena, and recently launched a new state-of-the-art REACH facility in Burbank to help patients with a full range of behavioral health issues, ranging from substance and alcohol use disorders, to depression, PTSD, general anxiety disorders, OCD, and Chronic Pain.

REACH is one of the few institutions in behavioral health that is physician founded and operated, and incorporates a multidisciplinary team approach to care, along with cutting-edge medical therapies. The combination of this groundbreaking medical care with an innovative and sophisticated treatment that is individually tailored to each patient, has made REACH the go-to facility for those seeking the absolute most advanced care possible. With services ranging from both outpatient detox to concierge in-home detox with 24 hour nursing care, Ketamine Infusion Therapy, Intravenous NAD+ infusions, EMDR, Psychotherapy, counseling, toxicology testing, and pharmaco-genetic testing and medication management of psychiatric meds.

While in the past addiction was the main focus of care, Dr. Nassiri and his team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Nurses, Therapists, and other specialists, manage the full range of mental and physical health issues, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, Chronic Pain, Bi-Polar disorders, OCD, chronic binge eating and other varying disorders.

Dr. Nassiri utilizes cutting-edge medical therapies from Ketamine Infusion, Alpha-Stimulation, NAD+ infusions, and other medications to help restructure and reconfigure the traumatized mind and allow for more traditional behavioral health modalities to have their intended effect.

“All people have to navigate the human condition, which brings with it variable stressors and anxieties, often accumulating over time and creating a chronic traumatic experience that can no longer be processed with our built-in, innate coping mechanisms. Some people turn to self-medicating with drugs or alcohol, while others, become completely crippled or unregulated by their mind, unable to function on a daily basis. Our approach at REACH is radically different, by not just medically detoxing the patient, but using an advanced medical approach to help attenuate the effects of this cumulative trauma, and from there paving the way for the care of the complex patient via a multidisciplinary approach; addressing all components of the brain from a 360 degree angle.” – Dr. Nassiri

Dr. Nassiri is a graduate of University of California, where he was a Regent scholar, and went on to complete medical school at Western University of Health Sciences. Upon graduation from medical school, he completed an intensive one-year internship at Riverside University Health System Medical Center. He then completed a three-year residency in Anesthesiology through Western U/OPTI, training at Riverside University Health Center, Cedars Sinai and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. During that time, he had a wide range of exposure to patients with chronic pain, mental health and substance and alcohol use disorders.

Dr. Nassiri is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the California Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Osteopathic Association of Addiction Medicine, American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists, California Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Medical Association, and the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Nassiri serves as the Medical Director for the country’s second oldest rehab center, a non-profit based in Pasadena, the Bishop Gooden Center. He oversees both their primary Mental Health program; and also their substance abuse program. Dr. Nassiri is also the Medical Director for Ridgeview Ranch in Altadena, Refuge Recovery in Los Feliz, and Awakenings in Agoura Hills. He is also on staff at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena and Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, and Chief of Anesthesia for Southern California Anesthesia Providers in the La Canada-Flintridge area.

He has been named as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” people by Pasadena Magazine, as well as voted one of the Top Doctors in the area. He has completed humanitarian medical missions overseas, and he has been interviewed by local and national media, including NBC, CNN, FOX and CBS.

Dr. Nassiri is fluent in English, Persian, French and medical Spanish.

 

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Websites: www.ReachDetox.com | www.ReachKetamine.com

Call or text for more info: 323-351-6136

Rabbi Mark Borovitz on Addiction & Criminal Rehabilitation Expert and Author of Finding Recovery and Yourself in Torah

September 4, 2017
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Rabbi Mark Borovitz, author of Finding Recovery of Yourself in Torah: A Daily Spiritual Path to Wholeness and Senior Rabbi at Beit T'Shuvah, a nonprofit, non-sectarian, Jewish addiction treatment center and synagogue community in Los Angeles joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention, Health News and Rehab Channels.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Rabbi Mark Borovitz discuss the following:

  • Tell us about your upbringing in Ohio and what led you to a life of crime.
  • When did your addiction begin to surface and how did it begin to show itself?
  • How did you finally become clean?
  • Today, you are the Senior Rabbi at Beit T'Shuvah in Los Angeles - tell us about the program and what makes Beit T'Shuvah unique.
  • Your latest book, "Finding Recovery and Yourself in Torah: A Daily Spiritual Path to Wholeness" outlines your treatment methods, can you tell us more about your book and how this can help others in recovery.

 

Officially ordained in 2000 at the University of Judaism with a Master’s in Rabbinic Literature, Rabbi Mark Borovitz combined his knowledge of Torah and street smarts to shape his calling: helping recovering addicts find their way in the world. Spiritual Leader, Author, Senior Rabbi, CEO, ex-con, recovering alcoholic, and overall anomaly, he is able to reach both the addict and the congregant, and de-stigmatize this life threatening disease.

As the CEO and Senior Rabbi of Beit T’Shuvah, a nonprofit, non-sectarian, Jewish addiction treatment center and synagogue community in Los Angeles, Rabbi Mark’s leadership is unparalleled. Community members, addicts, educators, dignitaries, and executives all seek his wisdom; a blend of street savvy, and wise rabbinic teachings. When working with people, he is living proof that change is possible; when speaking to the congregant, he stands for the hope that every man has a higher purpose. After being released from prison in 1988 he began his work at Beit T’Shuvah. Over the past twenty-eight years, he has helped co-create one of the most exceptional approaches to addiction treatment and criminal rehabilitation and reintegration in the world.

In early 2004, Rabbi Mark was one of seven people invited to a round table discussion with President George W. Bush about faith and recovery. The Rabbi was also mentioned in President Bush’s speech before the first conference on Faith-Based Initiatives. He is a highly sought-after feature speaker at many seminars all across the nation discussing spirituality and recovery, including CASA at Columbia University and Spirituality Day at Northwestern University.

As his organization has grown, Rabbi Mark’s unique take on addiction treatment (“Addiction is a hole in the soul. It is a spiritual malady that says there is something inherently wrong with you. Recovery is about understanding that You Matter and you are a holy soul.”), has solidified him as an expert and visionary in the field. He co-authored his biography, The Holy Thief: A Conman’s Journey from Darkness to Light for which the rights were recently optioned.

The story of Mark Borovitz and his work is also featured in a chapter of the book, Stalking Elijah by Roger Kamenetz, and he and his wife Harriet Rossetto, Founder and Executive Vice President of Beit T’Shuvah, are the subject of the exclusive art book, Two Broken People created by acclaimed Director and Producer, Jack Bender.

Rabbi Mark has been featured in articles in the Los Angeles Times, Moment Magazine, The Jewish Journal, The Wall Street Journal and newspapers across the world, including Israel’s largest publication, Haaretz Daily Newspaper. Rabbi Mark Borovitz’s tireless efforts have been the driving force behind the robust and growing movement that is Beit T’Shuvah. His newest book, Finding Recovery and Yourself in Torah: A Daily Spiritual Path to Wholeness (Jewish Lights Publishing), will be released March 21st, 2016.

 

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Website: www.rabbimark.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rabbimarkborovitz
Twitter: @Rabbi_Mark

The views, ideas, thoughts and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the eHealth Radio Network.

Alcoholism & Addiction: No Cure, But a Path

July 30, 2017
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Tina Marie Gonzales who is the Program Coordinator at Carus Recovery Center joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention and Health News Channels. Tina has been working in the substance abuse treatment profession since 2008, ranging from admissions and operations to administration, counseling, and case management.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Tina Marie Gonzales discuss the following:

  • What makes CARUS different from other Residential Treatment Facilities?
  • What kind of support do you offer at CARUS?
  • How does the location of the CARUS facility compare with other locations?
  • So how does CARUS Recovery view a substance use disorder?
  • What are examples of these many therapies?

 

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Tina Marie Gonzales is the Program Coordinator at Carus Recovery Center. Tina has been working in the substance abuse treatment profession since 2008, ranging from admissions and operations to administration, counseling, and case management.

Through her personal journey, Tina discovered a passion for working with others who are searching for what she has found. Tina’s motivation led her to further her education as a Substance Abuse Counselor in order to pass her knowledge along to others who are looking for a better life. “With a little guidance and a lot of unconditional positive regard,” she says, “I believe anything is possible.”

 

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Website: www.carusrecovery.com

Social Media Links:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carusrecovery
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carusrecovery
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CARUS-Recovery

Safe and Effective Ibogaine Treatment from Clear Sky Recovery

July 24, 2017
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Patrick K. Kroupa, an ibogaine treatment expert, entrepreneur, writer and activist on behalf of Clear Sky Recovery, one of the most advanced and medically qualified sources of ibogaine treatment and drug rehab programs in the world joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Patrick K. Kroupa discuss the following:

  • For the benefit of our listeners, please give us an overview of Clear Sky Recovery.
  • Clear Sky Recovery has a strong emphasis on its expertise involving ibogaine treatment. Why is this expertise so important?
  • What do you want prospective patients to know about the ibogaine treatment Clear Sky Recovery provides, in comparison to other centers?
  • Compassion is a principle Clear Sky Recovery emphasis. Tell us more about how this principle & how it influences the mission of Clear Sky Recovery?
  • What else would you like listeners to know about Clear Sky Recovery?    

 

Patrick K. Kroupa is an ibogaine treatment expert, entrepreneur, writer and activist on behalf of Clear Sky Recovery, one of the most advanced and medically qualified sources of ibogaine treatment and drug rehab programs in the world. Kroupa and his work have been featured in over 100 books, films, television reports, and a wide spectrum of periodicals including Wired, Forbes, the New Yorker, Time, Rolling Stone, NY Magazine, Esquire, Radar, Details, and MAPS (the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies).

ABOUT CLEAR SKY RECOVERY: People travel to Clear Sky Recovery from all over the world to obtain ibogaine treatment. We’ve had the privilege of working with ibogaine for more than 20 years, and the pleasure of collaborating with countless individuals and families, on the journey to reclaiming their lives.

 

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Website: www.clearskyibogaine.com

Social Media Links:
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ibogainedetox
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Detoxcentercancun
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clearskyibogaine

YOU-TURN: Changing Direction in Midlife

June 7, 2017
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Dr. Nancy Irwin, a Los Angeles-based therapist and clinical hypnotist, & the author of the nonfiction YOU-TURN: Changing Direction in Midlife, a collection of “over 40 stories of people over 40” chronicles of successful transitions in people’s personal and or professional lives again joins eHealth Radio and the Personal Development Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Nancy Irwin discuss the following:

  • What is a you-turn?
  • What made you want to change or take a detour in your life?
  • Was there any specific defining moment when it was blindingly clear what path you were to take?
  • Did you have any negative/limiting beliefs or obstacles to overcome?
  • How did you change your programming? How long did that take?
  • Did you have a support system?
  • What kept you going?
  • Would you do it over again if you had to?
  • What advice do you have for those considering making a transition in mid-life?
  • Any advice to others who are in that fearful stage?

 

Originally from Atlanta, where she trained as an opera singer, Dr. Nancy Irwin moved to New York City in 1985 to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian.  She worked all over the country and abroad, and moved to L.A. in 1994 when she heard that Hollywood needed more blondes…

Dr. Irwin experienced an epiphany when she began volunteer work for Children of the Night, a shelter for sexually abused children in Los Angeles.  This work not only waked up the healer in her, but also allowed her to begin healing her own adolescent sexual abuse at the hand of a clergyman. It prompted her to pursue a doctorate in psychology, at the age of 44, and to specialize in the prevention and healing of child sexual abuse. She went on to write the non-fiction, YOU-TURN: CHANGING DIRECTION IN MIDLIFE, to inspire others that it is never too late to live a life you love.

A pre-licensed psychologist and clinical therapeutic hypnotist, Dr. Irwin is in private practice in  Los Angeles, is a primary therapist on staff at Seasons Recovery Center in Malibu  and is also a busy public speaker.  She’s a frequent media guest for a variety of psychological issues, including reinvention, having appeared on Anderson Cooper, The Doctors, and more.   Dr. Irwin is a member of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, the Southern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.

You-Turn: Changing Direction in Midlife (Amazon, 2008) was her first book, and she is honored to be featured with Deepak Chopra and Kenneth Blanchard in ROADMAP TO SUCCESS (Amazon, 2011).  As well, she co-authored BREAKING THROUGH! STORIES OF HOPE AND RECOVERY (Amazon, 2017).   These books are all available on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com.

 

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Website: www.drnancyirwin.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrYouTurn
Twitter: @DrNancyIrwin

Asher Gottesman on Transcend Recovery Community

May 14, 2017
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Asher Gottesman, CEO and Founder at Transcend Recovery Community, a recovery community that lives by the philosophy of “helping people help themselves” joins eHealth Radio & the Addiction Prevention & Health News Channels. Unlike most sober living companies, Transcend is a full-fledged community comprised of nine homes throughout the Los Angeles, New York, and Houston areas.

 

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Asher Gottesman discuss the following:

  • How did Transcend Recovery get started?
  • What differentiates Transcend from other recovery centers?
  • How do you take the stigma off of addiction and recovery?
  • Where do you see Transcend going in the next few years?
  • What is your relationship with Ryan Leaf?

 

Asher Gottesman, CEO and Founder at Transcend Recovery Community. After a period of disillusionment with real estate and investment, Asher sought to do something more meaningful for others and himself. In following suit with his desire for fulfillment, Asher decided to create a place where people could be “heard” and could receive help to improve their lives. Asher has maintained this commitment and has sought teaching from some of the best and brightest in the field of recovery to provide optimum care for our clients.  Aside from a wife and five children, Asher has always considered the Men and Women of Transcend as his extended family.

 

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Website: www.transcendrecoverycommunity.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TranscendSoberLiving
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TranscendSL

 

Treating Substance Abuse Through Telemental Health and in Primary Care

April 19, 2017
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health, Health Care, Health News & TeleMental Health Channels to discuss treating substance abuse through telemental health and in primary Care.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • How common are substance abuse issues in the United States?
  • You note that there are very high rates of mental health issues associated with substance abuse. What are those conditions and statistics?
  • You wrote an article discussing the epidemic of this issue, as well as some guidelines for treating them in new environments. What made you see a need for this?
  • What are some of the essential pieces of substance abuse treatment?
  • Substance abuse and addictions are two of your specialities. What drew you too them, and how can people reach you for help?

 

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor for the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

How Hypnosis Can Help Treat Addiction

November 8, 2016
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Dr. Nancy Irwin, Primary Therapist at Seasons Recovery Centers, who specializes in hypnotherapy, as well as other holistic approaches for treating addictive behaviors, sexual abuse recovery, and other traumas joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention and Hypnosis Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nancy Irwin discuss the following:

  • How does hypnosis help addictions?
  • Can hypnosis treat the traumas that are underpinnings for addictions?
  • Can everyone be hypnotized? Is that a fact, truth or myth? 
  • Are some substances more treatable than others?
  • Does it work if there is a dual diagnosis?
  • Do psychotropic medications prevent hypnotic trance?


Duration: 8:19


Dr. Nancy Irwin is a highly sought after addiction therapist who specializes in hypnotherapy, as well as other holistic approaches for treating addictive behaviors, sexual abuse recovery, and other traumas.


Dr. Irwin is also the author of YOU-TURN: Changing Direction in Midlife (2008), a collection of “over 40 stories of people over 40” who made amazing transitions in midlife and has been featured in a wide variety of media outlets including CNN, CNBC, Fox, and MSNBC.


Dr. Irwin experienced an epiphany when she began volunteering for Children of the Night, a shelter for sexually abused children in Los Angeles. This experience awoke the healer in Dr. Irwin, prompting her to pursue a doctorate in psychology at California Southern University with a specialty focus on the prevention and healing of sexual abuse.  Dr. Irwin graduated from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Tarzana, California, in 2003, with honors and the Director’s Award.


She is a member of the American Hypnosis Association, the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the California Psychological Association, the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, and she is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.


A certified practitioner of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy, and Emotion Free Therapy, Dr. Irwin tailors each client’s treatment to effect the most rapid transformation possible. Dr. Irwin’s academic accomplishments, life experience, and personal approach together enable her to provide clients with a unique treatment experience.


Dr. Irwin currently serves as a Primary Therapist & Certified Hypnotherapist at Seasons Recovery Centers in Los Angeles, California.



Website: www.seasonsmalibu.com


Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/DrYouTurn
Twitter: @DrNancyIrwin


The views and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the eHealth Radio Network.

Ending the “Drug War”; Solving the Drug Problem: The Public Health Approach

October 13, 2016
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Dr. Steven Jonas, MD, MPH a Professor Emeritus of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Department of Preventive Medicine at Stony Book Medicine in Stony Brook, New York & the author of Ending the “Drug War”; Solving the Drug Problem: The Public Health Approach joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Steven Jonas discuss the following:

  • What is the “Drug War, and what are its consequences?
  • You talk about the “RMADs”  What are they?
  • What is the “Drug Culture?’
  • How do you relate to the current drug policy reform movement?
  • What is the public health approach to today's the drug problem?


Duration: 23:54


Dr. Steven Jonas is Professor Emeritus of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine and the Program in Public Health, Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8036; email: steven.jonas@stonybrookmedicine.edu; tel. (631) 473-7228, FAX (631) 473-5005.  His personal website is at www.ordinarymortals.net.


He holds a B.A. from Columbia College (1958), an M.D. from the Harvard Medical School (1962), an M.P.H. from the Yale School of Medicine (1967), and an M.S. in Health Management from the Wagner School of New York University (1997).  He also studied at the London School of Economics and the Touro College Law Center.  He interned at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and took his residency in Preventive Medicine/Public Health in the New York City Department of Health.  He is board certified in Preventive Medicine.  During 1967-71, he worked for the City of New York in several capacities.  From April, 1971 until Jan. 3, 2014, Dr. Jonas was Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor (from 1983) of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook, and from 2004, Professor in the Program in Public Health.


He is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences (elected), the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American Public Health Association, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Royal Society of Medicine (UK).  He is a Past President of the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine, a past member of the New York State Board for Medicine, and a past Associate Editor of Preventive Medicine (1983-2005).  In 1982, he was awarded the Founders’ Medal by the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of North Texas (Ft. Worth).  In 2006 he received the Duncan Clark Award for lifetime achievement from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. In 2008 he received the Faculty Recognition Award of the Graduate Program in Public Health, Stony Brook University.  In 2010 he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Yale School of Public Health. In 2010 also, he was named one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Public Health Professors", by the education in public health website, The Health Hawk.  He is a Founding Advisor for Wellcoaches Corporation.


He was Founding Editor of the Springer (Publishing Co.)  Series on Medical Education (1980 – 2005).  He was EditorinChief of the American Medical Athletic Association Journal (2002- 2015) and a member of the Editorial Board of ACSM's Health & Fitness (1999-2011).


He has authored 17 books of his own: Quality Control of Ambulatory Care (New York: Springer Publishing Co., 1977); Medical Mystery: The Training of Doctors in the United States (New York: W.W. Norton, 1978); Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals (New York: W.W. Norton, 1986, "Updated and Expanded" edition, 1999; 20th anniversary 2nd edition, July, 2006); An Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System (Springer Publishing, 3rd ed., 1992; 4th ed., 1998; 5th ed., 2003); The New Americanism (East Setauket, NY: Thomas Jefferson Press/Library Research Associates, 1992); Regular Exercise: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and its companion for patients/clients, A Guidebook for the Regular Exerciser (Springer Publishing, 1995); The Essential Triathlete (New York: Lyons and Burford/GlobePequot, 1996); Talking About Health and Wellness With Patients: Integrating Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Into Your Practice (Springer Publishing, 2000); 101 Ideas and Insights for Triathletes and Duathletes (Monterey, CA: Coaches Choice, 2011); and Duathlon Training and Racing for Ordinary Mortals®: Getting Started and Staying with It (Guilford, CT: FalconGuides/Globe Pequot Press, 2012); The 15% Solution: How the Republican Religious Right Took Control of the U.S., 1981-2022 – A Futuristic Novel (Brewster, NY: Trepper & Katz Impact Books: Punto Press, 2013; the original version of this book, The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022, was published under the pseudonym Jonathan Westminster by the Thomas Jefferson Press, Port Jefferson, NY, in 1996); and Ending the ‘Drug War’; Solving the Drug Problem: The Public Health Approach, (Brewster, NY: Punto Press, 2016).


Dr. Jonas has collaborated/is collaborating on the following 19 books.  He is Founding Editor of Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States, was Editor and coauthor of its first three editions (Springer Publishing Co., 1977, 1981 [received a 1982 Book of the Year Award, American Journal of Nursing], 1986), and was CoEditor of the 6th and 7th editions, (1999, 2002); the 11th ed. Was published in 2015.  He is an Associate Editor of and a contributor to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice (Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins, 1996; 2nd ed., Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2008).  He was first author of PaceWalking: The Balanced Way to Aerobic Health (with Peter Radetsky, New York: Crown Publishers, 1988); The "I Don't Eat (but I can't lose)" Weight Loss Program (with Virginia Aronson, New York: Rawson/Macmillan, 1989); and Take Control of Your Weight (w/ Editors of Consumer Reports Books, Yonkers, NY: CRB, 1993). 


He was coauthor to: Linda Konner for Just the Weigh You Are (Boston, MA: Chapters/-HoughtonMifflin, 1997; trade paperback, HoughtonMifflin, 1998; reissued as Just as You Are: How to be Healthy Whatever Your Weight by Barnes & Noble Books, 2000); Maria Kassberg for Help Your Man Get Healthy (New York: Avon Books, 1999; reissued by Barnes & Noble Books, 2001); and Sandra Gordon for 30 Secrets of the World's Healthiest Cuisines (New York: John Wiley, 2000; re-issued by Barnes & Noble Books, 2005).  He was a coauthor for the American College of Sports Medicine Fitness Book, 3rd ed. (Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2003).  He was co-author with Drs. Ray and Karen Goldsteen for the 6th ed. of An Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System (Springer Publishing, 2007). He is co-author to George Dallam, Ph.D., for Championship Triathlon Training (Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2008; Italian translation, Triathlon Da Campioni, Milano, IT: Edizioni della Libreria della Sport, 2009); and Coaching and Teaching Triathlon Successfully, Monterey, CA: Coaches Choice, 2015.  With Edward M. Phillips, MD, he was co-author of ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine tm: A Clinician’s Guide to Exercise Prescription (Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2009; Chinese translation, 2016), the official textbook for the American College of Sports Medicine's national program, “Exercise is Medicine®.”


On health policy, preventive medicine and public health, and drug abuse policy, Dr. Jonas has published over 135 professional articles, book chapters, and book reviews, and has delivered well over 100 papers at conferences and seminars.  He was a designated speaker on behalf of the National Health Care Campaign for the Clinton Health Plan in 1994.  In addition, he has published numerous articles in the lay press, primarily on exercise and sports, and for both lay and professional audiences has given many talks on various aspects of health, fitness, and wellness.  Further, on these topics he has had regular columns in several national publications, both lay and professional, most recently, 2006-2012: "Ordinary Mortals(R): Talking Triathlon with Steve Jonas," for USA Triathlon Magazine.  From 2013, he has been a regular monthly contributor to the USA-Triathlon Blog, under the heading “Talking Triathlon/Duathlon for Ordinary Mortals®, by Steve Jonas.”   His own website is www.ordinarymortals.net.


From September 1992 until December, 1996 Dr. Jonas hosted a onceaweek live radio call-in show, "Talking Politics with Dr. Steve Jonas," on WUSB, 90.1 FM, at Stony Brook.  Since February 2004, Dr. Jonas has been a Contributing Author (Managing Editor, 2008-2013, Editorial Director, 2013- ) for the webmagazine The Political Junkies for Progressive Democracy (http://thepoliticaljunkies.org).   He is Senior Editor, Politics and Culture, for The Greanville Post (http://www.greanvillepost.com) for which he writes a weekly column.  It is regularly re-published on OpEd News (http://www.opednews.com/), The Planetary Movement (http://www.planetarymovement.org) where his columns appear under “American Politics,” the “Writing for Godot” section of Reader Supported News, and at “From the G-Man” (http://fromthegman.blogspot.com), and he is a contributor to the Political Film Blog (http://politicalfilm.wordpress.com).


Dr. Jonas has two children of his own, Jacob, a teacher/basketball coach, and Lillian, an elementary school teacher, ages 43 and 42 respectively, and a stepson, Mark Newman, 42, an architect/ web-designer.  His is married to Mrs. Chezna Newman of New York City.  For recreation, Dr. Jonas bicycles, runs, PaceWalks, lifts weights, competes in triathlons and duathlons (2016 marks his 34th season in multisport racing; he has done over 240 races), skis and on a limited basis taught skiing at the Breckenridge Ski and Ride School, 1995-2009 (he is certified at Level I by the Professional Ski Instructors of America), listens to classical music on the radio, watches pro sports on TV, and is an avid theater/opera/concerts/museum goer and traveler.



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The Dangers We Face in a Technology Driven World

August 4, 2016
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Dr. Lisa Strohman, the Founder and Director of the Technology Wellness Center, one of the first organizations to address the global issue of technology addiction and overuse joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health, Psychology and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Lisa Strohman discuss the following:

  • Tell us about your background in the field and what inspired you to specialize in technology addiction.
  • We all use technology, whether it is professionally or recreationally; what are signs that you have crossed the line into unhealthy use and addiction?
  • We learned from a recent interview that you worked with a middle school where 30% of its students were suspended due to some inappropriate text messages. Can you tell us a little more about this & why parents should be concerned?
  • Parent's biggest concern with their child's internet use was once cat phishing and online predators, is sexting the next upward battle?
  • You are about to release an online program called The Digital Citizens Academy, can you tell us more about that and how parents/teachers can bring it to their schools?


Recognizing the growing challenges parents now face with their children, and the increasingly serious issues her young patients are dealing with due to our growing dependency on technology, inspired Dr. Strohman to launch the Technology Wellness Center, which she co-founded with Dr. Melissa Westendorf JD, PhD in 2014.


After growing up in California, Dr. Strohman attended the University of California, Davis, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She then completed a joint, integrated program in law and Psychology at Villanova and Drexel Universities, where she met Dr. Westendorf.


During her undergraduate career, Dr. Strohman gained experience as a lead program coordinator with Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT), as a family reunification therapist and a hospice counselor. While attending graduate school, she performed research in substance abuse, risk communication and child abduction. Her avid interest in public policy earned her the honor of becoming a legislative intern for Congress. She was also selected as an honors intern with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and invited to become a visiting scholar with the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime division as she completed her dissertation.


After earning her Juris Doctorate, Strohman worked at a large law firm, while completing her residency at the Arizona State Hospital in both a clinical and forensic rotation in clinical psychology. She eventually settled back into her counseling practice as the clinical psychologist with Lifescape Medical Associates, where she utilizes her training in cognitive behavior therapy to help patients.


In addition to establishing the Technology Wellness Center, Dr. Strohman and Dr. Westendorf developed an assessment test (TUC) to help parents identify if their child is at risk from technology overuse. The two have also co-authored a book, Unplug: Raising Kids in a Technology Addicted World, published in July 2015.


In an effort to educate parents, caregivers and students, Dr. Strohman frequently speaks at schools, parent organizations and with students to help raise awareness and offer preventative tools and resources. She is also frequently featured in the media as an expert source for issues related to technology use and behavior.


Dr. Strohman is married to her high school sweetheart, Dr. William Strohman and is a devoted mom to their two children.



Website: www.technologywellnesscenter.com