In a segment entitled, "How To Talk To Friends, Family And Children About Substance Abuse," Channel 8 news in Tampa Florida hosted Scott H. Silverman recently to discuss this sensitive topic.

Scott H Silverman, substance abuse expert and author of “The Opioid Epidemic,”  joins Gayle Guyardo, the host of the show Bloom, with tips for talking to your friend, family and children about alcohol and drugs.

Scott's book, The Opioid Epidemic is also discussed.

Watch the entire segment here.

The crisis that grips our nation is killing almost 300 a day and is the leading cause of death for adults between 18-45.

Scott frequently appears in the media to discuss the dangers of fentanyl, the symptoms of opioid use, and most importantly: what to do if someone you love is at risk.

Watch Scott on KUSI San Diego discuss the fentanyl crisis here and the national overdose epidemic here.

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Confidential Recovery founder and CEO Scott H. Silverman appeared on the America Trends news broadcast to discuss more about the addiction epidemic in the United States.

 

He talked about his 37 years of recovery, shared his wisdom and insights that has helped him to facilitate the sobriety of hundreds of others. He also talked about the dangers of marijuana, which is more potent than ever before, and of course, the "plane crash per day" of opiate overdoses in the United States.

 

Watch the entire segment here: https://youtu.be/BfiL_h0XlJ4

 

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

 

Scott H. Silverman appeared on KOGO (AM 600),  "San Diego's Breaking News Station" to discuss the opioid epidemic, and the influence fentanyl has played in it.

As he usually does, Scott discussed the 240 people who overdose fatally every day in the United States. And as always, he reminds that there is hope and help available, urging anyone who is struggling with a substance use disorder, or cares about someone who may be, to get help.

Listen to the entire segment here:

Scott H. Silverman Offers Advice to Parents to Keep Their Kids Safe as Overdose Crisis Continues

With opioid overdoses at an all-time high, it’s more important than ever to talk to your kids about drugs as they head back to school. Scott H. Silverman recently appeared on Fox 2 Detroit to reach out to parents and share his message.  View the entire segment here.

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week, there were 93,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2020, a nearly 30 percent increase from the previous year and the largest single-year increase ever recorded. In San Diego, opioid overdoses have risen 400 percent as drugs become cheaper, more available and more potent.

Addiction expert, crisis coach and family navigator Scott H. Silverman warns parents that now is the time to talk to their children about drugs and addiction. “A lot of the overdose increase is because of counterfeit medication issues, where kids are at parties or with friends taking what they think are prescription drugs that are actually laced with fentanyl, a highly potent and deadly drug,” says Silverman.

Especially as young people go off to college and or return to high school this fall, there are enormous risks as kids find themselves in potentially dangerous positions. Mitigating those risks begins in the home with parents offering information, open discussion and lots of listening.

“This crisis is something that we as individuals within our family structure have to deal with and start to talk to our children and really encourage them to think before they act,” Silverman says. “There’s a reason kids are making these un-informed decisions, and we can change that, we can empower them.”

Silverman suggests several key steps to get the dialogue going:

  1. Start talking to children early on about the risks of drugs and addiction before they begin to face peer pressure or before they find themselves in risky situations
  2. Keep the conversations informal – and plan to tackle the subject several times, using the news or something on TV as a starting point. Talk over dinner or on the drive to school so that kids don’t feel they are being lectured.
  3. Build a relationship with your child so they know you will listen and support them no matter what the situation. Be empathetic and supportive.
  4. Let your kids know that if they find themselves in trouble, you are there to help and that solutions exist. Let them know you’re on their side.

Silverman offers more tips on what parents can do to prevent addiction and empower their children in his new book, The Opioid Epidemic: What You Don’t Know Will Destroy Your Family and Your Life. The book includes tips on what parents can do to prevent addiction and help their children get the tools they need to avoid the increasing level of risk involving drug consumption in the United States today.

Named a CNN Hero for his efforts to battle the opioid crisis, Silverman is CEO of Confidential Recovery, an intensive outpatient substance abuse recovery program in San Diego. Now sober for more than 35 years, Silverman uses his own experiences with addiction and depression to help others overcome their issues. “At the end of the day, I’ve lived it and I understand it,” Silverman says.

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.

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.

 

© 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.

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.

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