ISAP in the News (2016-2017)

Compiled by UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations.

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2017

Getting to know a UCLA addiction psychiatrist

Dr. Larissa Mooney, associate clinical professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic, was profiled Dec. 31 in a Q&A with Zocalo. Mooney was on a Zocalo panel about opioid addiction in November. 

Dr. Larissa Mooney, director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic, was on a Zócalo Public Square panel entitled "Can Anything Stop America's Opioid Addiction?" A full recording of the panel is available on SoundCloud.

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Treating America’s opioid addiction

A panel on opioid addiction featuring Dr. Larissa Mooney, associate clinical professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic, was covered Dec. 1 by Zocalo. Mooney discussed the addiction epidemic in the U.S. along with the efficacy of treatment options. The full transcript of the panel is available on SoundCloud.

  • Also, in a Dec. 12 article on Healthline, Mooney discussed the effects of the opioid epidemic on rural areas and the babies born in those areas.

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Expert discusses addiction during the holidays

Suzette Glasner, a licensed clinical psychologist and an adjunct associate professor at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, was featured Nov. 23 in an NBC News Channel segment about the dangers of drinking the night before Thanksgiving. The syndicated story aired in multiple markets, including KNBC-TV (Los Angeles), KSDK-TV (St. Louis, MO) and WOAI-TV (San Antonio, TX).
KNBC-TV: http://bit.ly/2gNDzvW
KSDK-TV: http://bit.ly/2fL5iQQ
WOAI-TV: http://bit.ly/2fXO4On

  • Glasner also commented Nov. 25 in Bustle about how to identify the signs of high-risk drinking habits, and Nov. 9 in TheFix about different terms used to describe people struggling with addiction.

 


2016

Under-medicating due to fear of opioid addiction

Dr. Larissa Mooney, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry and director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic, commented Aug. 17 in a KPCC article about the risks of under-medication amid an epidemic of opioid addiction.

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Mindfulness, meditation helpful in recovery of adults addicted to stimulants

A study led by Suzette Glasner-Edwards finding that mindfulness training can be successful in helping adults addicted to stimulants recover and avoid relapse, especially for those diagnosed with depression or anxiety, was covered Aug. 9 in The Fix and Aug. 10 in The Daily Caller. Glasner is a clinical psychologist and associate professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the Semel Institute.

Why the drinking age is 21

Suzette Glasner-Edwards, an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry in the Semel Institute and clinical psychologist with Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, was quoted July 17 in a Teen Vogue article on why the drinking age is 21.

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Alcohol: the most celebrated—yet most harmful—drug in society

Suzette Glasner-Edwards, an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry in the UCLA Semel Institute and clinical psychologist with ISAP, discussed May 10 in EpochTimes  the multiple underappreciated risks associated with alcohol use and abuse.

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Thriving after an opioid addiction

US News & World Report on May 26 published an op-ed about ways to rebound from an opioid addiction, written by Suzette Glasner-Edwards, of ISAP. It also appeared on Yahoo! News.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo but not with excessive alcohol consumption

Suzette Glasner-Edwards, an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry in the UCLA Semel Institute and clinical psychologist with ISAP, enumerated risks connected with overindulging in alcohol in Cinco de Mayo-themed articles that appeared May 4 in the New York Spanish-language newspaper El Diario and the Los Angeles Spanish-language newspaper La Opinión.  

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Effecting Change through the Use of Motivational Interviewing
Andrew Kurtz and Al Hasson of ISAP presented a workshop on “Effecting Change through the Use of Motivational Interviewing” in Siskyou County, CA, on May 9 and 10. The event was covered by The Siskyou Daily News (http://www.siskiyoudaily.com/article/20160511/NEWS/160519923/?Start=1).

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Treating methamphetamine addiction with exercise
Research by Edythe London, UCLA professor of psychiatry and molecular and medical pharmacology, and Rick Rawson, professor emeritus of UCLA ISAP, into the value of exercise in treating methamphetamine addiction was reported March 8 by KABC-Channel 7 and April 27 by MedicalXpress.

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The dangers of the drug spice
Dr. Larissa Mooney, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry and director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic, commented March 22 in a Today article about the dangers of the synthetic drug spice.

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Treating marijuana addiction with pharmaceuticals
Suzette Glasner Edwards, an adjunct associate professor at the Semel Institute, commented April 20 in articles in RawStory and The Influence about evidence that marijuana addiction can be treated with pharmaceuticals.

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Rise of Telehealth for Addiction Issues
Richard A. Rawson, professor emeritus of psychiatry at the Semel Institute and recently retired co-director of its Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, was quoted Jan. 19 in a MHealth News article about the rise of telehealth in the treatment of addiction issues.



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