Scott H. Silverman recently appeared on America Trends to discuss the shocking death toll wrought by the Opioid Epidemic, and share thoughts about how we can make progress against this "pandemic within a pandemic."

His segment on August 11th, 2021 discussed his background and recovery and talked about how he approaches his work in helping those with a SUD by “meeting them where they are at” to reduce the stigma of addiction, which is a huge hurdle that we need to overcome as a society in order to make progress in the battle against the opioid epidemic.

Watch the entire segment here: https://youtu.be/TV2_3uTDNQ4

 

Last year amid the pandemic, opioid-related deaths rose to a record 93,000. This historic increase was the result of the 'perfect storm' of:

Scott recently joined KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez on Good Morning San Diego to discuss the ongoing opioid crisis and what we can do about it.  The trend is not just happening in San Diego, but all over the nation. Watch the entire segment here.

 

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About Confidential and Scott H. Silverman: Scott has been fighting  against addiction for over 20 years, one person, speech, and book at a time.  Contact us by calling (619)452-1200 or visit Your Crisis Coach to learn more about Scott's work and public appearances.  You can buy a copy of his latest book "The Opioid Epidemic" here.

Last year amid the pandemic, opioid-related deaths rose to a record 93,000. This historic increase was the result of the 'perfect storm' of:

Scott recently joined KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez on Good Morning San Diego to discuss the ongoing opioid crisis and what we can do about it.  The trend is not just happening in San Diego, but all over the nation. Watch the entire segment here.

 

© 2021 Confidential Recovery, Outpatient Rehab in San Diego

About Confidential and Scott H. Silverman: Scott has been fighting  against addiction for over 20 years, one person, speech, and book at a time.  Contact us by calling (619)452-1200 or visit Your Crisis Coach to learn more about Scott's work and public appearances.  You can buy a copy of his latest book "The Opioid Epidemic" here.

"San Diego county has seen a significant increase in overdoses. According to the County Office of Communications, there were 457 fentanyl-related overdose deaths alone in 2020 across San Diego county, a 202% increase from 151 recorded deaths in 2019."

These are the kinds of insights that caused The East County Californian to write an article about Scott's efforts to educate and save lives.

“The prescription meds kids are taking, mixed with other toxins— the body doesn’t have the capacity for those combinations. There’s no science around that yet, there’s no longitudinal study for Lexapro with methamphetamine."

The article also talks about Scott's new book The Opioid Epidemic, which he says is “a roadmap for families to have conversations, build awareness." He wants people to be aware that

"young people can take something that looks like Xanax, a prescription-strength sedative thinking they are going to feel mellowed out for a few hours. Instead, he said, a pill that looks like Xanax might be laced with Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that can be deadly when consumed with alcohol and is a major contributor to the opioid overdose rate."

Read the entire article on The East County Californian here.

 

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About Confidential and Scott H. Silverman: Scott has been fighting  against addiction for over 20 years, one person, speech, and book at a time.  Contact us by calling (619)452-1200 or visit Your Crisis Coach to learn more about Scott's work and public appearances.  You can buy a copy of his latest book "The Opioid Epidemic" here.

Scott covered a wide range of topics, including:

Of course, Scott also answered questions about his new book, "The Opioid Epidemic," which is now shipping and you can purchase here.

Watch the entire segment here: Scott H. Silverman on Fox News 32 Chicago.

© 2021 Confidential Recovery, Outpatient Rehab in San Diego

About Confidential and Scott H. Silverman: Scott has been fighting  against addiction for over 20 years, one person, speech, and book at a time.  Contact us by calling (619)452-1200 or visit Your Crisis Coach to learn more about Scott's work and public appearances.  You can buy a copy of his latest book "The Opioid Epidemic" here.

Listen to Jon Dwoskin's five-part interview series with Scott H. Silverman,  author of The Opioid Epidemic: What You Don’t Know Will Destroy Your Family and Your Life.

Scott goes in depth on the opioid epidemic, how it is affecting us, and most importantly, what we can do about it

The segments include:

Listen to the entire series here. Jon Dwoskin's popular "Coffee with Jon" podcast highlights information and insights from this highly influential business coach, mentor, executive coach, author, and speaker.

 

© 2021 Confidential Recovery, Outpatient Rehab in San Diego

About Confidential and Scott H. Silverman: Scott has been fighting  against addiction for over 20 years, one person, speech, and book at a time.  Contact us by calling (619)452-1200 or visit Your Crisis Coach to learn more about Scott's work and public appearances.  You can buy a copy of his latest book "The Opioid Epidemic" here.

The First and Most Important Thing

Help is available and treatment works. There’s absolutely no downside to reaching out for help immediately to ask questions about your current situation.

Call us now at (619) 452–1200 if you have any questions about addiction or recovery, for you or your loved one.

First Responders Are Expected to Need Help

First responders should not be shy about asking for help with a substance use disorder. It has always been 'part of the job,' and the recent pandemic and other societal factors have increased the stress that first responders and emergency personnel are under.

If you are a member of the police, fire department, or medical community, your organization has infrastructure to support you getting help.  Contact your employee assistance department to get help.

Who Pays for the Treatment?

First responders will job insurance and employee assistance programs to help pay for treatment.  When you work with the admissions department at a treatment program, they will help facilitate the process of contacting your insurance benefits provider and explaining what your 'out of pocket costs' (if any) will be. You will want to have a copy of your benefits card ready to show the admissions counselor.

Why First Responders Need Specialized Addiction Treatment

It is generally helpful for all people who seek treatment to be with their peers. Firemen, police, paramedics, and doctors respond better to treatment if it involves a group of other emergency personnel.  Our treatment center in San Diego provide outpatient treatment that many veterans and first responders.

First Responders Need Tools to Manage Stress

First responders will need to be given tools to manage stress as they returned to their professions. Mindfulness training and experiential activities are very helpful

Enhanced Relapse Prevention Training for those with Access to Medications  

Many first responders like doctors, nurses, and paramedics, will also often have access to medications when they return to their professions.  This requires additional relapse prevention tools so that the person .

Evidence Based Treatment

Read our article called Addiction Treatment 101 to learn about the various levels of treatment.  This article will answer many of your questions.  Access to the full range of other evidence-based treatment modalities. At our San Diego outpatient treatment program, here are some of the activities that recovering first responders participate in:

Why Wait When Help is Available Now?

Treatment that is effective and tailored to meet the needs of San Diego first responders is available now. Addiction is progressive and the people who really get better are those who get clinical help. Call us today to get the process started so that you or the first responder in your life gets the necessary help to live life without the influence of substances.

You can call us right now at (619) 452–1200 if you want to talk to one of America’s leading experts in overcoming addiction.

 

 

© 2021 Confidential Recovery, Outpatient Rehab in San Diego

About Confidential and Scott H. Silverman: Scott has been fighting  against addiction for over 20 years, one person, speech, and book at a time.  Contact us by calling (619)452-1200 or visit Your Crisis Coach to learn more about Scott's work and public appearances.  You can buy a copy of his latest book "The Opioid Epidemic" here.

We wanted to share these reviews recently received for Scott H. Silverman's new book, "The Opioid Epidemic." The book is now available and you can grab your copy here.

Its been years  since i picked up a book that kept me engaged. Scott H. Silverman's book The Opioid Epidemic is an engaging read. It shines light on the seriousness of the opioid crisis in our country.  I think this book would benefit anybody who is struggling with addiction, or anybody who knows somebody in the perils of addiction, to be very valuable. Not only is it a great source of information but its a practical guide to solutions. I'm forever grateful for this book. I hope this book finds its way into the the hands those that are battling or affected by the disease of addiction. Hope is written in the pages of the book.

 

411 on The Opioid Epidemic & WHAT TO DO  - Highly Recommend this Amazing read!!! This book will truly help SAVE LIVES!!!

 

Truth or Dare The 3-Legged Stool of the Opioid Monster that is in Our Midst - The Opioid Epidemic is a book that is stunning in its breadth; welcoming in its blunt and everyday language; and crucial tools, tips, and strategies. If you have kids, the risk factors your teens will be running into are stunning. Do you know what they are? Are you prepared to confront them? If you have kids over the age of 10, both parents should be reading this book. As in now. Have a highlighter and sticky notes.

The Opioid Epidemic is where a parent, teacher, family member, and counselor should start ... it’s where they must start in dealing with the monster that is lurking in schools, seducing, and destroying lives of the naive and of the users ... and in many cases their loved ones.

The author is known as the Crisis Coach. He’s been there. He’s done that. He’s survived. Scott Silverman is someone you want in your corner if opioids are in your midst. Start with this book

 

A Practical Guide to Getting Help

Scott Silverman has managed to masterfully produce a work that everyone can understand. To many self-help books are complicated to follow, but his guide allows anyone to get help for their loved ones who struggle with addiction. Well written and easy to follow, Scott manages to stress the urgency of the opioid epidemic for those of us who may be in denial while still giving hope to people who may already be at the end of their rope. A book well worth the read that needs to be passed on to everyone in order to save lives.

 

The Opioid Epidemic is written by a man I've known for many years. As a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, who sometimes treats patients who are substance abusers, Scott has repeatedly been a useful resource to me. He has been one of the primary players in the treatment of all addictions in San Diego for the last 30 years. After struggling with his own addictions and then getting clean, he did a deep dive into working with addicts and alcoholics. That has become his life's work. You won't meet a more knowledgeable person about these matters.

Do you have a substance abuse problem? Does someone in your family have such troubles, a spouse or a child? How do you spot such a person? The identification is not simple because all addiction and alcoholics are liars. Probably the most important question after you've identified the troubled person is what to do with them. Scott can now be a help to you, through this book, just as he has been to me for many years. We know this is not an uncommon ailment since nearly 15% of the population in the United States have addiction problems. You'll get a small smattering of stats that are helpful in terms of understanding the severity of this problem in our culture, and then you'll learn what steps to take.

I can't think of anyone that would not benefit from this quick and informative book. Even if substance abuse has not directly touched your life, and if you're just curious about his plague that is everywhere around us, this is the place to learn.

 - Don Houts, M.D.

Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCSD School of Medicine

© 2021 Confidential Recovery, Outpatient Rehab in San Diego

About Confidential and Scott H. Silverman: Scott has been fighting  against addiction for over 20 years, one person, speech, and book at a time.  Contact us by calling (619)452-1200 or visit Your Crisis Coach to learn more about Scott's work and public appearances.  You can buy a copy of his latest book "The Opioid Epidemic" here.

SAN DIEGO – Confidential Recovery’s Scott Silverman was featured on KUSI recently to discuss the addiction epidemic.

Nationally, opioid overdoses are up about 28%, and in San Diego, they’ve risen a staggering 400%.  A major contributor to the problem is the prevalence of counterfeit medications that have fentanyl in them, which can be deadly.

But, there is hope and help, Silverman reiterated. Scott's new book, “The Opioid Epidemic,” is available now and you can purchase it here: The Opioid Epidemic.

Scott encourages viewers to call him anytime for help at 619-993-2738.

SAN DIEGO – Confidential Recovery’s Scott Silverman was featured on KUSI recently to discuss the addiction epidemic.

Nationally, opioid overdoses are up about 28%, and in San Diego, they’ve risen a staggering 400%.  A major contributor to the problem is the prevalence of counterfeit medications that have fentanyl in them, which can be deadly.

But, there is hope and help, Silverman reiterated. Scott's new book, “The Opioid Epidemic,” is available now and you can purchase it here: The Opioid Epidemic.

Scott encourages viewers to call him anytime for help at 619-993-2738.

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