Thursday, November 2, 2017
Dance Resource Center Announce
3rd Annual Day of Dancer Healt
Los Angeles, Calif., October 10, 2017 -- Dance Resource Center, a Los Angeles not-for-profit service organization providing vital support to Los Angeles’ dance community, will host the 3rd Annual Day of Dancer Healt
h on , from at Art Share L.A. in the Arts District in Downtown LA. The day is devoted to dancer health and wellness and will include the Dance/USA Taskforce on Dancer Health Preventative Health Screening.
Day of Dancer health is open to all professional dancers, aged 18 and above and is free to participants. The preventative assessment screenings are administered by licensed health professionals who have expertise in working with performing artists. With their consent, the data collected during the day becomes part of a national database (https://www.danceusa.org/tfod
In addition to the screenings, participants can meet with mental health professionalsand nutritionists. There will be workshops, information tables and healthy food. Each participant receives a wellness bag and a list of referrals to practitioners in the area who work with performing artists.
The Greater Los Angeles professional dance com
munity comprises several thousand dancers and choreographers of all ages. The wear and tear on dancers’ bodies is similar to professional athletes yet there are almost no opportunities for professional dancers to receive preventative health screenings or information about health and wellness tailored towards prolonging their careers and lives.
Day of Dancer Health currently takes place during the Affordable Care Act enrollment period. The Actors Fund, a national designated enroller for the Affordable Care Act, will provide resources and guidance on health insurance.
“Dance Resource Center is committed to the health and well-being of the Los Angeles professional dance com
munity," said Felicia Rosenfeld, Executive Director, Dance Resource Center (DRC.) "DRC launched Day of Dancer Health in 2015 to provide LA dancers with a chance to learn more about their physical and mental health and wellbeing as they relate to their careers. This year, DRC, in collaboration with its partners, Dance/USA’s Task Force on Dancer Health and The Actors Fund are building on the success of last year’s event to engage more dancers as we support this key element of LA’s creative economy and culture.”
Day of Dancer Health began in 2015 and was the first in the United States to offer the Dance/USA Task Force screening to a freelance dance community. It has become a model for other events around the U.S. During 2017-2018, similar days will take place in Boston, Houston, Miami and New Orleans.
DRC has received generous support for Day of Dancer Health from the California Community Foundation, Blue Shield, The Actors Fund, DeWitt Stern, Diavolo Dance Theater and Icelandic Water.
DANCE RESOURCE CENTER (DRC) pr
omotes the visibility and viability of Greater Los Angeles dance. DRC is open to all professional dance compani es, makers and stakeholders. We welcome all genres, organizational formats, voices and perspectives. Since 1987, through programming of service to the professional dance communi ty; and as a voice and resource for Greater LA dance on local, regional, state and national levels, DRC provides a hub and voice for dance in Greater Los Angeles. www.danceresourcecen ter.org
THE DANCE/USA TASK FORCE ON DANCER HEALTH is composed of medical professionals who work directly with professional dance compan
ies and professional dancers acros s the USA and Canada. The mission of the Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health is to maintain the health, safety and well being of professional dancers. Dance /USA is the national service organization for dance. www.danceusa.org
ACTORS FUND is a national human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. We are a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition. www.actorsfund.org
Thursday, June 29, 2017
SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Opioid addiction is a problem that many Americans don’t have an answer for.
This month, federal authorities claimed one of the largest fentanyl seizures in U.S. history-- 97 pounds representing millions of lethal doses --from a house in San Diego.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed three adults found dead in a Vista home a few weeks prior to the bust were killed by fentanyl overdoses.
Dr. Brian Couey, Clinical Director for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, joined News 8’s Heather Myers to talk about the opioid epidemic and how the foundation is working tirelessly to fight it.
A recent collaborative study between the foundation and the University of Maryland suggests that people have varying levels of susceptibility to opioid addiction and misuse. The research claims that mental health, substance abuse history and family history are all considerable factors.
“We can always look at a drug and vilify it… but the problem is really addiction,” Dr. Couey said. “How do we treat addiction? How do we identify people that are most vulnerable and tailor treatment approaches to mitigate potential problem these people can experience?”
As the epidemic grows, the chances of someone you know experience opioid addiction or misuse grows. But the signs of addiction can be less obvious compared to other illicit substances.
Signs of potential misuse, according to Dr. Couey, include slowed motor movements and suspicious behavior like dishonesty.
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is giving addiction patients hope with progressive, evidence-based approaches.
“We also really want to train physicians on how to monitor and identify substance use issues in their patients and to be more judicious when prescribing people with vulnerabilities,” Dr, Couey said.
He added that physicians only get an average of 7 to 14 hours of training in addiction over the course of their entire medical training curriculum, so the foundation has launched a summer institute for medical students to help them get ahead of the curve.
Monday, May 8, 2017
Thursday, October 13, 2016
***MEDIA ALERT***MEDIA ALERT***MEDIA ALERT***
"Midlife Gangster Redemption Song - The Life and Times of Bullet James."
"Midlife Gangster" serves as a prequel to how James became the "Extractor," the pioneer in the intervention world and creator of the Extreme Intervention Model. Today, James helps young addicts in highly dangerous situations by extracting them off the streets and sending them to treatment. A&E followed James for a docu-series called "Extractors."
"Midlife Gangster" is a dramatization of how James made it off the streets and out of the depths of addiction.
Official Trailer: https://youtu.be/4cDz
Evan "Bullet" James
The Flight Theater
6472 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood CA 90038
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Critically Acclaimed "Midlife Ganger: Redemption Song" One-Man Show Returns by Popular Demand
Audiences Will Depart on a Journey From The Depths of Addiction to The Healing of Redemption in The Life and Times of Bullet James
Los Angeles, CA (Bullet" James, is returning to the East Coast for the critically acclaimed "Midlife Gangster: Redemption Song - The Life and Times of Bullet James," a ) -- Extreme Interventionist and star of A&E's Extractors, Evan "one-man show dramatizing his chaotic journey from almost dying of a cocaine overdose in a gas station bathroom to redemption with a purpose. "Midlife Gangster" will be coming to The Flight Theater for one performance on .
"Midlife Gangster" examines the life of a man now known to be a pioneer in the drug and alcohol intervention world. Mr. Evan "Bullet" James is the inventor of the Extreme Intervention Model, a category of intervention meant for individuals in extremely dangerous situations. In the past 23 years, Bullet has sustained over 1,214 successful interventions and has saved countless lives. His work was recently captured by A&E for the docu-series "Extractors."
Midlife Gangster serves as the prequel to how Bullet became "The Extractor," and captures the true devastation of addiction. Bullet gives a performance of epic proportions, and delivers a "life transforming show." Says LA Splash Magazine.
All proceeds will be donated to Teen Adolescent Placements Services. Since 1995 T.A.P.S., a non profit organization, has been assisting families in crises with drug addicted teens and young adults. taps14.org
ABOUT EVAN BULLET JAMES:
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Bullet is one of the most highly regarded and sought-after drug interventionists in the world, and will be sure to wow the audience with his riveting story of addiction and redemption
Pasadena, California (PRWEB) May 17, 2016 -- Pasadena Recovery Center is pleased to welcome Extreme Interventionist and star of A&E's new addiction show "Extractors", Mr. Evan "Bullet" James, to their groundbreaking speaker series on Wednesday, May 25th at 12 P.M. James is a leader in the field of ‘extreme’ drug intervention services and has handled thousands of cases both here and abroad. James has over twenty years of experience in drug intervention and rehabilitation placement, and is a highly respected authority in the addiction industry.
“We are so very honored to have Mr. Evan "Bullet" James as our featured guest for this month's speaker series," says Michael Bloom, CEO of Pasadena Recovery Center. "We are all looking forward to hear what this incredible man has to say, as well as learn more about the Extreme Crisis Intervention model."
Evan “Bullet” James is the Founder, President, and Director of Universal Crisis Intervention (U.C.I. Extreme Intervention) in addition to being a nationally recognized motivational speaker in the area of drug intervention. With twenty three years of experience in the industry, Bullet is one of the most highly regarded and sought- after drug interventionists in the world. He is also the creator of the “Extreme Crisis Intervention” model. As one of America’s preeminent substance abuse counselors, Bullet has helped run the unique non profit organization TAPS (Teen Adolescent Placement Services) for the past twenty years with his partner “Uncle" Tony Pallotto.
Extractors, which premiered April 17th on A&E, followed Bullet and his team as they located, intervened and extracted young men and women whose uncontrollable addiction to drugs or out of control behavior had led them into situations they could no longer get themselves out of.
Standard interventions take place in a safe and controlled environment with family and close friends; Extractions, both performed and created by Mr. Evan "Bullet" James, can take place anywhere, anytime, and the team of extractors never know what or who is behind the closed door housing the troubled individual. Extractions are used when individuals are in dangerous, life-threatening situations and must be taken out of harms way immediately. Bullet will share his incredible stories with Pasadena Recovery Center's audience, and will take each individual on a journey of redemption and hope.
Pasadena Recovery Center Speaker Series hosts amazing authors, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and experts to talk about their personal experiences with addiction and the way it has affected both themselves and the people around them. Previous guests include Dr. Drew Pinsky, Bob Forrest, Mackenzie Phillips, Robert Shapiro, Steve-O, Kristen Johnston, David Sheff, Kevin Sabet, Pat O'Brien, Candy Finnigan, and many more.
Pasadena Recovery Center: Located in the charming historic district of Pasadena, the Pasadena Recovery Center was co-founded in 2000 by renowned psychiatrist Dr. Lee Bloom, his daughter Alison Triessl, and his son Michael Bloom. The 98-bed drug and alcohol treatment center is nationally known for its 12-step based comprehensive treatment program and highly skilled, licensed and certified staff. Pasadena Recovery Center is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive care to those suffering from chemical dependency and is
proud to offer lifesaving and life-changing treatment at an affordable cost. Pasadena Recovery Center offers in- network providers for insurance. The Pasadena Recovery Center’s goal is to reintroduce sober individuals into society with the skills necessary to lead meaningful, productive lives and offers sober housing in addition to treatment. Spruce House is located only minutes away from their facility and is committed to providing an affordable home-like environment for men in early recovery from chemical dependency.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
PASADENA, CA (PRWEB) APRIL 19, 2016
Pasadena Recovery Center is pleased to welcome respected author and expert, Rabbi Mark Borovitz, CEO and Senior Rabbi of Beit T’Shuvah, a nonprofit, non-sectarian, Jewish addiction treatment center, to their groundbreaking speaker series on Wednesday, April 20th at 12 pm. Rabbi Mark Borovitz combines his knowledge of Torah, as well as his street smarts built from a life of crime, to shape his calling: helping recovering addicts find their way in the world
Rabbi Mark has been featured 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 and has been a featured guest on national, local, and syndicated radio programs across the country.
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. As his organization has grown, Rabbi Mark’s unique take on addiction treatment has solidified him as an expert and visionary in the field.
Michael Bloom, the CEO of Pasadena Recovery Center, will be introducing Rabbi Mark Borovitz, and following the talk, there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.
"We are honored to have Rabbi Mark as our featured guest for this month's speaker series," says Bloom. "We know he will provide a captivating, unique, and insightful presentation that cannot be missed."
The Pasadena Recovery Center Speaker Series hosts noted authors, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and experts to talk about their personal experiences with addiction and the way it has affected both themselves and the people around them.
RABBI MARK BOROVITZ: 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 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. His newest book, Finding Recovery and Yourself in Torah: A Daily Spiritual Path to Wholeness (Jewish Lights Publishing), was recently released and is now available on Amazon.