Dr. Cali Estes discusses Chris Cornell and suicide. Musicians, Drugs and Mental health
DR. ESTES: WHY ADDICTION, DEPRESSION HAUNT ROCK STARS
Dr. Cali Estes discusses Chris Cornell and suicide. Musicians, Drugs and Mental health
Dr. Cali Estes once rushed to a singer’s side when his manager alerted her to his unstable state.
“I’m gonna put you on a plane to make sure he gets through the night,” Estes recalls the manager saying.
It wasn’t just about getting sober enough to finish a gig, though. The rocker was in trouble. The situation could have been life-threatening if left untreated, says Estes, an addiction psychologist and founder of The Addictions Coach and Sober on Demand.
Estes wishes a similar intervention happened with Chris Cornell.
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Portugal…16 years later, has decriminalization of drugs worked?
In the year 2001, the country of Portugal decriminalized all drugs. This means that getting caught with heroin, cocaine, weed, pills, etc. was still illegal, but the punishment was only a fine or maybe some community service work. The idea behind this move was to take away the “criminal” stigma associated with drug addicts and give them purpose in life.
Let’s take a minute and look at some of the statistics from this country since the year that the decriminalization was implemented and then let you, the public, express your thoughts on how you feel about decriminalization itself and how you feel about the job the country of Portugal did on this matter.
One of the first stats that jumps out at us is that since 2001 and the decriminalization there is now only 3 overdose deaths per every 1 million residents. Comparable in other countries like the 10.2 per million in The Netherlands to the 44.6 per million in the UK. It goes all the way up to 126.3 per million in Estonia and the world average is 17.6 per million. So you can see that Portugal is way under the world average and on the extremely low side of the scale.
Here is a stat that really rings loud for us here in the U.S. The use of synthetic drugs such as bath salts is almost non-existent and it is the lowest in the world. There is no synthetic drug problem in Portugal. This is a direct result of people not even considering these fake drugs because the real thing is easily accessible all over the country. We here in the U.S. know first hand just how dangerous these synthetic drugs can be.
And the third major stat that jumps out at us is that HIV infections are the second lowest in the world. Second only to Romania. This is a direct result of the lack of sharing dirty needles. People can get clean needles wherever and whenever they want. There is absolutely no need to use a dirty needle. Now, just think of the positive outcomes that the lack of a disease like HIV has on the healthcare system in Portugal. That is a different discussion for a different time.
Of course like everything in life, there are pros and cons to this situation. We here at Top Recovery Coaches and Life Coaching for Drug and Alcohol Addiction stay open-minded to these different situations and would love to hear your thoughts on the decriminalization that took place in Portugal and the direct results that have taken place since. Also, if you know of someone who is struggling with any addiction, contact us here at 1-800-706-0318
Don’t Miss a Thing! Here is the Schedule of Sessions for THE ADDICTION BREAKTHROUGH SUMMIT!
Here’s a quick look at our presentation schedule:
Tuesday, May 23
Wednesday, May 24
Thursday, May 25
Special: Facebook Live Session with Dr. Cali Estes & James Healy – 8:00 pm EST
Friday, May 26
Saturday, May 27
As you can see, we’re going to cover a wealth of fascinating topics with some incredible speakers.
Each interview will be available for 48 hours.
Business Success Coaching
So you started your dream business but your confidence is faltering, or maybe fear is holding you back from even starting that business! Dr. Cali Estes is here to help you move from Stuck to SUCCESS!
You need to break through the barriers holding you back mentally, and get to the next level. This process involves learning how to unlock your Key to ‘Success’ and finding your ‘Inner Voice’. You will learn how to eliminate feelings of being defeated and/or deflated by life’s daily endeavors.
Dr. Cali Estes specializes in helping her clients get ‘unstuck’, move forward and achieve both goals/dreams in business and personal matters.
Do you know what ‘keys’ you need to achieve success? Do you know how to ‘unlock’ the bliss and success you crave? Dr. Cali Estes will assist you in opening up new doors and pathways to success. She will assist you in creating the positive mindset necessary to focus on money making, happiness, bliss and emotional freedom. Unlocking your stuck points in both personal and business matters will create the ability to let happiness and business success flow.
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Are You Addicted to Social Media?
It’s 2017. You and just about every person that you know has Facebook. About half the people you know have Instagram, and about 20 percent of the people you know have Twitter. Social media has been the number one source of communication worldwide for years. Being able to talk to someone on the other side of the world instantly is truly an incredible asset to our society, however, as with most things, it can be addicting. Here are 5 signs you are addicted to social media.
With all the new forms of social media being created every day, and people being connected more, it’s no surprise that people can develop an addiction to it. It can cause unmanageability in the work place, and at home. The obsession can cause someone to miss out on everyday occurrences and interactions with those around them. It can cause you to miss an important detail at work, and make you lose focus. It can cost you money!
Living for likes, and the disengagement of personal interaction is a very real problem. To combat this, start slow.. commit to turn your phone off for certain periods of time throughout the day. Leave your phone in another room at dinner, or leave it in your desk at work. Instead of saying hello to someone over the internet, call that person and make plans to meet up and go for lunch.
Social media addiction is creating a generation of isolated people. Break the cycle! Commit to your friendships and personal interactions. Before you know it, you’ll move away from social media and find yourself in fulfilling relationships.
Visit The Addictions Coach or call 1.800.706.0318 to speak with a member of our elite team.
Dr. Estes’ and Healy’s online conference, The Addiction Breakthrough Summit, is May 23-27, 2017.
The Summit, available at no charge, is designed to help addicts, alcoholics, and others find a successful path to sobriety while restoring relationships and healthy lives.
The Addiction Breakthrough Summit will feature several luminaries in the world of Addiction Recovery treatment. These experts often utilize cutting-edge strategies to achieve high levels of success with their clients and patients.
“With so many people being affected by addiction in some way, we feel compelled to share our experience and knowledge. We also wanted to give a voice to the many world-class professionals who are successfully helping those in need, often with fresh and nontraditional methods.”
“If you don’t personally know someone who has been touched by addiction in some way, you’re likely living under a rock,” said Healy, the host of the popular podcast, Bombproof Recovery Radio.
Recently, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy released a first-of-its-kind report calling for “a cultural shift in how we think about addiction.”
“For far too long, too many in our country have viewed addiction as a moral failing,” Murthy said in the report. “It is a chronic illness that we must approach with the same skill and compassion with which we approach heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.”
The report comes at a time of great concern about addiction and uncertainty about how the Trump administration will respond to it. Drug overdoses have surpassed car accidents as a cause of death, in a surge driven by the opioid epidemic.
Prescription painkillers have killed more than 200,000 people since 1999 and their abuse has led to a resurgence in heroin addiction.
Even more alarming, with the focus on the astounding impacts of prescription painkiller and heroin addiction nationwide, the fact that alcohol related deaths are on the rise has slipped through the cracks.
A story in the Washington Post stated, “Alcohol is killing Americans at a rate not seen in at least 35 years, according to new federal data.”
Last year, more than 30,700 Americans died from alcohol-induced causes, including alcohol poisoning and cirrhosis, which is primarily caused by alcohol use.
In 2014, there were 9.6 deaths from these alcohol-induced causes per 100,000 people, an increase of 37 percent since 2002. This tally of alcohol-induced fatalities excludes deaths from drunk driving, other accidents, and homicides committed under the influence of alcohol.
If those numbers were included the annual toll of deaths directly or indirectly caused by alcohol would be closer to 90,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Cali Estes heads The Addictions Coach which is the nation’s premier recovery/sober and life coaching firm for addiction and mental health treatment.
She is also the founder of The Addictions Academy where she and her experienced faculty teach pioneering treatment techniques to other professionals.
Dr. Estes said, “We are hearing about this daily, celebrities and “Average Joe’s” are dying at astounding rates from something that is completely avoidable.”
“People can’t always get to treatment for a variety of reasons – finances, work, family, pets or school can often get in the way. So if we can save one life with the free Addiction Breakthrough Summit, we feel we have succeeded.”
For more information and to register for The Addiction Breakthrough Summit, please visit: http://addictionbreakthrough.com or call 406-414-6442.
Company Name: Bombproof Recovery
Contact Person: James Healy
Phone: (406) 414-6442
Country: United States
Dr. Cali Estes is a featured guest on The Cannabist TV Show, discussing opiate addiction and how to combat the withdraw using Cannabis products.
Watch the show as Dr. Estes discusses:
• Using cannabis in treating opioid dependence; concerns about potentially trading one addiction for another.
• Marijuana use in American professional sports — only the NHL doesn’t test for THC — helping athletes recover in the off season with CBD and THC products alike.
Dr. Cali Estes: Ask the Expert! 4 Ways a Recovery Coach Can Benefit You!
With the addiction epidemic running rampant throughout the country, people are beginning to exhaust their options for treatment and recovery. Most families that struggle with addiction believe their only option is in-patient treatment, but they lack the resources or information to expand their knowledge of how addiction can be overcome. Unfortunately, not many people know what a recovery coach is, or what they can do for you and your family. When looking for a recovery coach it is important to know what to look for, and how to choose the right one. Here are 4 ways a recovery coach can benefit you.
The field of Recovery Coaching has grown in recent years. With the traditional model of addiction treatment showing to become less effective, having a recovery coach can be an incredible resource for families who need them. They are very flexible when it comes to your schedule and it’s an affordable alternative to expensive treatment centers. If you or a loved one is in need of a Certified Recovery Coach, you can call The Addictions Coach at 1-800-706-0318, or visit our website at www.theaddictionscoach.com. Our coaches are leading in the country, and can help you or your loved one find recovery.
What is the Blue Whale suicide challenge, how many deaths has the game been linked to in Russia and is it now in the UK?
excerpt from article By Gemma Mullin, published in The Sun
Cops fear vulnerable youngsters are being swayed to take their own lives through sick social media accounts.
BLUE Whale is a twisted suicide challenge that appears to goad vulnerable teens into killing themselves.
The dangerous game has been linked to at least 130 teen deaths in Russia and police in the UK have now started warning parents about the challenge.
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