Avoid Drinking Alcohol

Top 10 Reasons to Avoid Drinking Alcohol During the Holiday Season

Alcohol is the most “respectable” of addictive drugs. Patients fresh out of cocaine rehab centers can’t walk into a convenience store and grab more cocaine off the shelves. People who have had prescription drug addiction treatment at least need to get doctor approval for future medications. But alcohol is used openly by the best citizens,


Alcohol Problems: Learn How to Quit Drinking

Getting rid of a chemical addiction (or even just a growing dependence) is always a struggle, but never more so than when your addiction is to alcohol. Your peers probably don’t pass around heroin injectors at suburban parties; waiters in classy restaurants don’t ask if you’d like cocaine with your meal—but “won’t you have a glass of wine?” is an everyday question in the most respectable of settings.

Drug Detox Center in Los Angeles

How to Choose the Best Drug Detox Center in Los Angeles

Ah, Los Angeles—the city of Hollywood glamour and dream-chasing where youngsters from all over the U.S. have gone to seek their fortunes. Unfortunately, the “Los Angeles” image isn’t always so positive—especially as this is written in mid-December 2017, when the first suggestions you get from entering “Los Angeles” into a search engine are likely to involve record-breaking wildfires and tens of thousands of acres of scorched earth.


What Is Alcohol Detox and How Does It Work?

There’s a big difference between “sobering up” from one night on the town and full detox from alcohol addiction—and not realizing the difference can literally kill you. While “withdrawal” is invariably an unpleasant experience regardless of the drug involved, certain forms of withdrawal are considered particularly risky—and at the top of the list are benzodiazepine detox,

Drug Detox: 10 Interesting Facts About Drug Detox Centers

Drug Detox: 10 Interesting Facts About Drug Detox Centers

What picture comes to mind when you hear “drug detox center”? A roomful of people groaning on cots in the fetal position? An assembly line that guides patients through the worst of withdrawal, then turns them out with admonitions to “stay clean”?

Although most people can now easily find a drug or alcohol detox center in their area—Googling “drug rehab Orange County,” for instance,

Ron N. Gad, PhD-c, LMFT

Interview: Ron N. Gad, PhD-c, LMFT


Ron’s Bio

Ron Gad was born and raised in Los Angeles. At age 18, he left Southern California on what ended up being a multi-year, life-enriching adventure away from LA. He lived in New York state, where he graduated from Syracuse University and remained to teach high school English.