Wednesday, December 12, 2012

For Immediate Release

Wild About Trial TV Show
Puts the Kick in their Kickstarter Campaign

Have you noticed that most news shows only spend a minute discussing really complex court cases? Aren’t you always dying to know more? What about the people behind the scenes? What’s in those motions and other court documents? You know there’s more to the story than just guilt or innocence, and so does Wild About Trial.

Now you have the chance to support a more in depth, complex discussion of court cases. Wild About Trial is starting off their Kickstarter Campaign and with your support, you can take part in creating Wild About Trial The TV Show. Kickstarter is an online threshold pledge system for funding creative projects. Kickstarter has funded a diverse array of endeavors. With your donations, Wild About Trial can reach its goal of $25,000 to film a pilot for the Wild About Trial TV show.

Unlike other news shows, Wild About Trial takes a unique approach to courtroom news and gives you everything from actual court documents to an insider’s take on all the most exciting criminal cases. Wild About Trial has the best team of legal experts that will give you in-depth legal analysis to all your favorite court proceedings.

The idea for a Wild About Trial TV show came from the popularity of the Wild About Trial app which is perfect for those dedicated to following big-name criminal trials from start to finish. Not only is it easy to use, but it provides information you won't get from any other source. Wild About Trial gives you access to all the court documents and legal commentary by our team of top legal analysts. This is an App dedicated to real criminal trials for people who are, simply put, WILD ABOUT TRIAL™." It is available now on iPhone and Android. Download it today.   

Help Wild About Trial reach its goal today! Visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/108638157/wild-about-trial-the-tv-show-bringing-the-courtroo

Wild About Trial™ covers between 15 and 20 of the juiciest criminal court cases nationwide. The app is free to download and you can select exactly which cases you want to follow. Each trial provides unlimited access with play-by-play updates directly from the courtroom, biographies of all major players from judges to defendants, legal documents pertaining to the case, live video of court proceedings when available and in-depth analysis from the Wild About Trial™ team of legal experts.

Alison Triessl, criminal defense attorney and creator of Wild About Trial™, says this app was born out of her love for criminal trials.

“I, like millions of other trial enthusiasts out there, am fascinated by these trials,” Triessl said. “I like to know who the players are, what the backstory is, when it happened, how it happened and why it happened…with Wild About Trial™ on your phone or tablet, no matter where you are, you will get up-to-the-minute updates on the trials you are most interested in, all in the palm of your hands. What could be better than that?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=376FfvZxyqg

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wild-about-trial/id530043712?ls=1&mt=8

http://www.wildabouttrial.com

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Tips For Stress-Free Holidays From Dr. Morteza Khaleghi « CBS Los Angeles

Tips For Stress-Free Holidays From Dr. Morteza Khaleghi « CBS Los Angeles

Creative Care's Dr. Morteza Khaleghi appeared on KCAL Los Angeles today to talk managing your stress for the holidays.  The holidays can be a stressful time!
Co-founder and owner of Creative Care talked about the many triggers of anxiety including family, binge drinking and high expectations.
These are the tips he gave viewers:
·         Have a Plan
·         Set Clear Boundaries for yourself
·         Stick to your plan
·         Take a break. The holidays are stressful and good stress management is essential. Fighting off the temptations of the holiday season can be exhausting. There are many things you can do to help clear your mind, such as deep breathing, taking a walk and getting plenty of rest.
For more information, visit Creative Care.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Dr. Drew on The Ricki Lake Show - TUES: Addicted Housewives

The Ricki Lake Show - TUES: Addicted Housewives
Dr. Drew talks to Ricki about addiction and Dr. Deena Manion and Creative Care Malibu www.creativecareinc.com offer much needed help to a woman who is struggling with her addiction to pain killers.  This is a heartbreaking episode.


Dr. Drew and Ricki help real housewives overcome addiction.
November 13 The face of addiction has changed over the last decade. Studies are proving that more and more seemingly successful stay-at-home moms are silently suffering from some form of addiction.
Dr. Drew Pinsky, American board-certified internist, addiction medicine specialist and television and radio personality (VH1's "Rehab," syndicated radio show "Loveline") joins Ricki to shed some light on the alarming increase in full-time homemakers who have severe addictions to, among other things, prescription pills and compulsive shopping.  Ricki introduces Dr. Drew to a modern-day "Carol Brady" -- a woman with three lovely girls and three lively stepsons -- who seems to have it all, but is secretly suffering from a crippling addiction to prescription pills.  Will Dr. Drew be able to convince her to go straight from the show into rehab?

Monday, November 12, 2012

For Immediate Release
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Pasadena Recovery Center Presents

Special Screening of

Bob And The Monster  

Q&A with Bob Forrest and Dr. Drew to Follow

Wednesday, Dec. 5th at 6 PM


Pasadena, CA- Pasadena Recovery Center is holding a special screening of the award-winning documentary  Bob And The Monster  on Wednesday, Dec. 5th at 6 pm.  The film features Celebrity Rehab’s Bob Forrest and follows Bob, an outspoken indie-rock hero, through his life-threatening struggle with addiction, to his transformation into one of the most influential and controversial drug counselors. This uplifting documentary reveals the horrors of addiction along with the prospects of hope when one finds their path to recovery. The filmmaker Keirda Bahruth, will also join Bob Forrest and Dr. Drew for a Q&A following the screening.

Bob and the Monster includes contemporary footage, animation and compelling interviews and performances from Bob’s past that reveal his complicated and troubled but hopeful soul. Testimony from his peers include John Frusciante, Flea, Anthony Kiedis, Steven Adler and Courtney Love. The film has been featured at many film festivals and is winner of Best Documentary at CIMMFest and winner of Audience Best Documentary and Best Trailer at Gold Coast International Film Festival.

Don’t miss Bob and the Monster on Wednesday December 5th at 6 PM at the Pasadena Recovery Center. Please RSVP to 310-264-1888 or Shelby@valerieallenpr.com

About Bob Forrest: Bob Forrest was the lead vocalist and lyricist for Los Angeles bands Thelonious Monster and The Bicycle Thief. Along with being a drug counselor at Pasadena Recovery Center he has appeared alongside Dr. Drew Pinsky on Rehab with Dr. Drew, Celebrity Rehab and Sober House. In 2010, he also Bob began hosting a weekly radio show, All Up In The Interweb, airing Wednesday nights on Indie1031.com.

About Pasadena Recovery Center: The Pasadena Recovery Center is a 98 bed drug and alcohol treatment center which was co-founded in 2000 by renowned psychiatrist Dr. Lee Bloom and his children, Alison Triessl and Michael Bloom. Pasadena Recovery Center's residential and outpatient treatment program is twelve-step based and integrates treatment of chronic substance abuse with spiritual, mental, and physical recovery necessary to be a productive member of society. Vh1's “ Rehab with Dr. Drew, "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," "Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew" and several episodes of A&E's Intervention were all filmed on site at Pasadena Recovery Center.


Pasadena Recovery Center
1811 N. Raymond Ave, Pasadena CA 91103

Monday, October 29, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Adam Carolla Launches Signature Wine
MANGRIA

GLENDALE, CA:  You’ve heard about it on his podcast, now for the first time you too can enjoy Adam Carolla’s signature beverage, Mangria. Combining red wine and the smooth sweet flavors and aromas of plum, cherry, blackberry, orange and citrus, Mangria tastes delicious and is great for any occasion from appetizers, to backyard barbeques, to midnight cocktails.

"As a nightly consumer of red wine, I was shocked one evening to find I had just half a glass left in the bottle. So I did what any decent alcoholic, ex-con, American would do... I went to the fridge and the liquor cabinet, then poured, mixed and measured. Thus Mangria was born," said Adam Carolla.  “Then I started making batches for friends. I was going over to Jimmy Kimmel’s place for the Fourth of July and brought a batch with me.  Like any organic invention or idea, I just started making it at home and enjoying it with friends and thought, ‘Hell, if I like it and my friends like it, some other people might like it too, so why don’t we start bottling and selling it’”.

And with 20.9% alcohol Mangria has the real kick anyone needs in their drink. For only $15.95 a bottle, Mangria makes the perfect wine-spirit gift for your dad/grandpa/brother/husband. It’s also available by the keg for restaurants, clubs, and bars. For more info visit Buymangria.com

About Adam Carolla: Adam Carolla is one of the most versatile men in Hollywood. He hosts the The Adam Carolla Show which broke the Guinness World Record for the most downloaded podcast with almost 60 million unique downloads from '09 to '11 and continues to grow today. He is the author of the NY Times bestseller Not Taco Bell Material, and is well known for co-hosting the radio and MTV show Loveline. Adam also co-created and co-starred in two hit Comedy Central shows, The Man Show (1999-2003) and Crank Yankers (2002-2007). A native of Southern California, Carolla currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Lynette, and their twins.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Adam Carolla’s #1 Podcast Returns to Coachella Valley on Thursday October 25th at 8 PM

Los Angeles, CA- The Adam Carolla Podcast is returning to the Coachella Valley to perform a live show featuring special guest and music legend Graham Parker. The Adam Carolla Podcast recently claimed the Guinness World Record for “Most Downloaded Podcast” and has over 60 million downloads to date.

Adam Carolla being the former #1 morning radio personality in Palm Springs has been selling out podcast shows all over the nation and will be performing at the Indio Performing Arts Center on Thursday October 25th at 8pm.

Come see the most talked about show featuring host Adam Carolla, co-host Alison Rosen and a cast of in-show characters including Bald Bryan on sound effects, producer Mike Lynch and an interview and acoustic performance with music writer, singer and composer Graham Parker that you don’t want to miss!

Buy your tickets now before they sell out. Advance Tickets are available at the AdamCarolla.com live events page or at the door for $30.

Adam Carolla is one of the most versatile men in Hollywood, where he hosts The Adam Carolla Podcast, is author of Not Taco Bell Material and is well known for his co-hosting of Loveline. Adam also co-created and co-starred in two hit Comedy Central shows, The Man Show (1999-2003) and Crank Yankers (2002-2007). A native of Southern California, Carolla currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Lynette, and their two twins.

Adam Carolla On Schwarzenegger's "60 Minutes" Interview & Food Stamps

Adam Carolla on Schwarzenegger's "60 Minutes" Interview & Food Stamps


Monday, September 10, 2012

Creative Care Celebrates Recovery Month


               

Creative Care Malibu Celebrates Recovery Month with Live Broadcast of KABC Medical Show on September 29, 2012 from 1PM-3PM

September 1, 2012-Malibu, CA-  To Celebrate Recovery Month, Creative Care Malibu is teaming up with the KABC Radio’s Medical Show to live broadcast with hosts Peter Tilden and Dr. David Kipper. Creative Care Malibu, one of the leading treatment facilities in the nation, specializing in the dual diagnosis approach, is proud to contribute to Recovery Month by sending out the positive messages of recovery and  that recovery is possible.  

Creative Care’s individualized, compassionate treatment approach and its excellent facility make it one of the top rehabilitation facilities in the nation. Co-founders of Creative Care, Drs. Morteza and Karen Khaleghi along with KABC Medical Show’s duo Peter Tilden and Dr. Kipper will answer your health concerns and questions live from the treatment facility on September 29, 2012. Creative Care has sponsored the KABC Medical Show for the past 6 months in an effort to keep you up to date on the latest health concerns and answer your medical questions.

National Recovery Month is sponsored by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Recovery month provides an outlet for the celebration of people in recovery and the treatment and service providers who help them. Recovery is possible for everyone and can empower those with mental and/or substance use disorders to live healthy and fulfilling lives. For more info please go to www.Recoverymonth.gov

With an individualized, compassionate treatment approach and the highest standards of clinical excellence, Creative Care Malibu offers a gateway from life spent in addiction to lifelong sobriety. Founded 23 years ago and directed by husband-and-wife psychoanalyst team Drs. Morteza and Karen Khaleghi, Creative Care has created a dual-diagnosis therapeutic model that set today's standard in addiction treatment. Using an innovative approach that balances the biology of addiction science with dynamic cognitive-behavioral therapy, staff members expertly guide those trapped by alcohol, drug or behavioral dependencies to freedom of body, mind and spirit.
More info at http://www.creativecareinc.com/

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Addiction Inbox: Praising Marijuana Prohibition

Here is an interview with Kevin Sabet.  I'm not sure how I feel abut the subject but this is certainly interesting.  Addiction Inbox: Praising Marijuana Prohibition: The view from the White House. As regular readers of Addiction Inbox will know, I am on record as favoring some form of decriminalization ...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"Rehab With Dr. Drew" Premieres Sunday, September 16 at 8 PM ET/PT


“REHAB WITH DR. DREW” RETURNS TO VH1 TO HELP YOUNG ADULTS
WITH THEIR ADDICTION ISSUES
Premieres Sunday, September 16 at 8 PM ET/PT

For me, there are no finish lines.  No recovered, just recovering.
-- Bill Clegg, Ninety Days


LOS ANGELES, CA (August 22) – VH1 and Dr. Drew are back together for a sixth installment of Rehab with Dr. Drew,” premiering Sunday, September 16 at 8 PM*.  Featuring individuals straight out of the VH1 adultster demographic, Dr. Drew faces eight of his most challenging patients to date all with hardcore addictions ranging from heroin to prescription pills to alcohol.

According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an estimated 23.1 million Americans who were 12 or older needed treatment for drug and alcohol abuse that year, while only 2.6 million received treatment in a specialty facility.  Another source, the 2009 Treatment Episode Data Set, which gathers information on persons admitted to publicly funded treatment programs, shows the age group with the highest admissions was 25 to 29 years of age at 15.2 percent followed closely by the 20 to 24 year age group at 14.9 percent.

In the sixth installment of the ‘Rehab’ franchise Dr. Drew once again takes viewers behind the closed doors of the rehabilitation process.  From heartbreak to hope, we follow Dr. Drew and his patients on their difficult and deeply emotional journey to sobriety.  A raw and unflinching look at the many faces of addiction, Dr. Drew shows us that rehab is not a glamorous spa vacation as often portrayed in the media, but a profound life changing process that offers hope for a better life.

Addiction is a disease that doesn’t limit itself to celebrities but reaches across all economic, social and racial boundaries with lasting and profound effects of not only of the patients but also their families, friends and co-workers.  Rehabilitation and sobriety on the other hand are an arduous lifelong journey,” said Dr. Drew.

Dr. Drew is the host of “Dr. Drew” on HLN and the nationally syndicated late night radio show “Loveline” as well as a respected practicing MD, board certified in internal and addiction medicine, a member of the staff at Huntington Hospital and an assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at the KECK USC School of Medicine.  He is the author of the New York Times best seller The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America (Harper-Collins) and Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again (Harper-Collins).  Dr. Drew co-authored the first academic study on celebrities and narcissism that was published in the Journal of Research in Personality (Elsevier) in September 2006, and is the first systematic, empirical scholarly study of celebrity personality.  Dr. Drew hosted VH1’s “Sober House” and “Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew” and can be seen on MTV’s “Teen Mom” and “16 & Pregnant.” 

Returning for a sixth season to assist Dr. Drew are counselor Bob Forrest and resident technician Shelly Sprague.  Also returning this season is Dr. John R. Sharp, M.D.  Dr. Sharp is a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School, and the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles.  His expertise is in the integrated treatment of depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, and addiction.  Dr. Sharp has been recognized as Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and of The Academy of Psychosomatic.  He maintains an active private practice in Boston and Los Angeles.  Jennifer Gimenez will also be back as a resident technician.  Jennifer was previously seen on season 5 of “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” and “Sober House” as the house manager.

For additional information about “Rehab with Dr. Drew” visit the official VH1 “Rehab with Dr. Drew” site at Rehab.VH1.com and on VH1 Mobile each week following the show’s on-air premiere.  Viewers can also find ‘Rehab’ updates on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/VH1 and on Twitter @VH1 with the hashtag #Rehab.

"Rehab with Dr. Drew" is produced by Irwin Entertainment.  Executive producing for Irwin Entertainment are John Irwin, Damian Sullivan, Joel Rodgers and Rob Buchta.  Dr. Drew Pinsky and Howard Lapides also serve as executive producers.  Jill Holmes, Tom Huffman and Jeff Olde are executive producers for VH1.

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 99 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, and extensive video on VH1.com.  VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to www.VH1press.com.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dr. Drew Prescribes Spaying and Neutering

Dr. Drew Prescribes Spaying and Neutering: Dr. Drew encourages everyone to help to end animal overpopulation by spaying and neutering their animal companions…


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pasadena Recovery Center Lecture Series Presents Jennie Ketcham August 8th at 6PM at PRC


Jennie Ketcham


Pasadena Recovery Center & Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew alum, Jennie Ketcham, will be discussing her highly praised book “I am Jennie” at the Pasadena Recovery Center on Wednesday, August 8th at 6 PM. Jennie struggled with addiction for many years but with the help of PRC and Dr. Drew she has found her path to recovery. Jennie left her life as a porn star and her addiction behind to discover her true self! Come see Jennie August 8th at 6 PM at the Pasadena Recovery Center!

1811 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA

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Wild About Trial Covers the Drew Peterson Trial!


Wild About Trial™
     The Only Drew Peterson Trial APP Covering the Case in its Entirety

Now Available For iPhone and Android
 
Los Angeles, July 24, 2012. Curious about what’s going on with the Drew Peterson trial? Wild About Trial™ is a brand new mobile app and website designed for those with a desire to know every last detail to the famous criminal trials in the news.  Wild About Trial gives you access to all the court documents and legal commentary by our team of top legal analysts.  In addition Wild About Trial provides up to the minute reports from local reporters in the courtroom.

Wild About Trial™ covers between 15 and 20 of the juiciest criminal court cases nationwide. The app is free to download and for only 99 cents per trial, you can select exactly which cases you want to follow. Each trial provides unlimited access with play-by-play updates directly from the courtroom, biographies of all major players from judges to defendants, legal documents pertaining to the case, live video of court proceedings when available and in-depth analysis from the Wild About Trial™ team of legal experts.

Alison Triessl, criminal defense attorney and creator of Wild About Trial™, says this app was born out of her love for criminal trials.

“I, like millions of other trial enthusiasts out there, am fascinated by these trials,” Triessl said. “I like to know who the players are, what the backstory is, when it happened, how it happened and why it happened…with Wild About Trial™ on your phone or tablet, no matter where you are, you will get up-to-the-minute updates on the trials you are most interested in, all in the palm of your hands. What could be better than that?”

This app is perfect for those dedicated to following big-name criminal trials from start to finish. No more searching the Internet for details shared three days too late… with Wild About Trial™ you feel as though you are inside the courtroom. Not only is it easy to use, but it provides information you won't get from any other source. This is an App dedicated to real criminal trials for people who are, simply put, WILD ABOUT TRIAL™." It is available now on iPhone and Android. Download it today.   




http://www.wildabouttrial.com

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