All You Need is Love

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News All You Need is Love Coping with Teen Addiction By EDDIE RIVERA, Community Editor Published on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | 3:18 pm Business News Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. 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No amount of fear mongering or preaching will reach them.There is, for example, the identity issue, that it seems every teen has.As Baron explained in his recent lecture at the Pasadena Recovery Center, “This is part of the biggest challenge that (clinicians) have in dealing with teens. It’s something that many struggle with, even into their 30s. One of the biggest problems with that situation,” he continued, “is that we as parents and caseworkers, are not asking them the questions they need to answer about where they’re going now.”As an example, Baron asked for a show of hands from the audience as he asked how many knew at a very young age what they would be as adults. Few hands shot up in the air. Asked how many adults in the audience had changed careers at least once, most of the hands in the room reached for the sky.So, while Baron acknowledges that, despite protestations from any given generation, every new generation of teens is essentially the same, with the same set of problems and issues, as “ours.”“One difference, though,” said Baron, “is that today’s generation have not had the experience of having tried things, and moved on. Different jobs, for example. Then, there is the fear of failure that stops them from engaging in the next level. So this fear of failure pushes them to engage in negative behaviors.”“Add to that a feeling of ‘What’s out there for me? Why should I try and get better and stop harming myself if there is nothing for me on the other side?,’” Baron explained. “The adolescents of today don’t necessarily have the impetus to seek out where they want to be and where they want to go, and we’re not necessarily pushing them to do that. That’s something that we need to change.”In addition, of course, young people are constantly bombarded with peer pressure, although this is something that is felt by adults as well to a lesser degree. “It’s not the number one cause of adolescent negative behavior,” says Baron, “but it is certainly the number one thing that leads them to experimentation.”Adding to those pressures is the eternal problem of bullying. Only, the 2015 version of bullying doesn’t necessarily mean a jock in a letterman’s jacket stashing you in your locker (if you had one).“These days,” said Baron, “the bully doesn’t have to be big, the kid being bullied doesn’t have to be a nerd, but the second that kid is knocked down, out comes the phone.“Instagram. Facebook. WhatsApp. Text messages,” he continued. “The student’s social circles are so much more extensive than they used to be, they’re connected to this huge social environment, not just one school, but maybe ten schools. They’re talking to this social circle, and those might be kids who don’t really know you or care about you. And the bullying can be so much more intense. When someone takes a picture of you, and posts it online, even though they don’t have a million followers, it sure feels like it.”Thus, in his treatment, Baron takes away the laptops and the cell phone, to “relegate their experience to one place at one time with people they can see and touch. This is critical.”The teen years are some of the most difficult and most challenging time in a person’s life, Baron continued, “and acknowledging that is a really important part of treatment and intervening, because they can see right through you. Saying, ‘Here’s what I did and here’s what worked for me’ will not work.”As Baron relates, “I tell parent, ‘Put away your stories,’, because your story won’t impact your kid right now. That kid will simply say, ‘You’re not me. I’m not you.’”What Baron recommends instead, to clients and parents, is to let the teen know, that “What I did is what I did, and I am lucky to be here, this could have gone both ways, maybe I thought it was awesome and fun, but I also could have been dead, and I don’t want you to be.”Baron describes the nature of treating adolescents with love and understanding succintly in his talk with a little tale: “A woman is walking along the beach, when she notices something gleaming in the sand. Kicking at it, she realizes it’s a diamond. She picks it up, puts it in her pocket, and keeps walking. A moment later a homeless man approaches her, asking, “Please can you help me. Im hungry, I need help, anything.”She responds, “I only have this diamond.”“I’ll take that,” he says, eagerly. She gives him the diamond, without a thought, and continues her walk on the beach.A moment later he approaches her again, saying, “Please, take this back, I need something more!”“What more could you possibly want?,” she asks.He says, “I want whatever it was that was in you that allowed you to selflessly give me this diamond. That is what I want.”It is that selflessness on the part of treatment workers that is so important to the treatment of young drug addicts, says Baron.“Without that selflessness and without unconditional love, nothing else will work,” he said.Pasadena Recovery Center Speaker Series hosts noted authors, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and experts to talk about their personal experiences with addiction and the way it has affected both themselves and the people around them. Past guests have included Dr. Drew Pinsky, Mackenzie Phillips, Pat O’Brien, Steve-O, Dr. Kevin Sabet, Robert Shapiro, David Sheff, Bob Forest, Kristen Johnston, Tommy Rosen, and more.Pasadena Recovery Center is Located in the charming historic district of Pasadena, the Pasadena Recovery Center was co-founded in 2000 by renowned psychiatrist Dr. Lee Bloom, his daughter Alison Triessl, and his son Michael Bloom. The 98-bed drug and alcohol treatment center is nationally known for its 12-step based comprehensive treatment program and highly skilled, licensed and certified staff. Pasadena Recovery Center is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive care to those suffering from chemical dependency and is proud to offer lifesaving and life-changing treatment at an affordable cost. The Pasadena Recovery Center’s goal is to reintroduce sober individuals into society with the skills necessary to lead meaningful, productive lives. http://www.pasadenarecoverycenter.com/ Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

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Image of the Day: Royal Navy’s Swimmer in MH370 Search Mission

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic During the search for missing Malaysian airliner MH370, AB Joshua Ruff, HMS Echo’s swimmer of the watch, is recovered after recovering some debris from the water. No objects recovered by the survey ship have to date been found to come from the missing Malaysian airliner.The Royal Navy’s survey ship HMS Echo and nuclear-powered submarine HMS Tireless, are searching areas of the Indian Ocean to find objects of missing MH370 plane.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 9, 2014; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: search View post tag: Royal View post tag: Mission Back to overview,Home naval-today Image of the Day: Royal Navy’s Swimmer in MH370 Search Mission center_img View post tag: Navy April 9, 2014 View post tag: MH370 Share this article View post tag: Swimmer Image of the Day: Royal Navy’s Swimmer in MH370 Search Missionlast_img read more

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Idalia hard market to farm for Townsville real estate agents

first_imgReal estate agent Mark Pritchard outside a Idalia home as he is the only agent in more than three months to sell more than one property in Idalia. Picture: Zak SimmondsIT’S no secret that farming an area is the key to success for any real estate agent, yet one popular Townsville suburb has remained fair game for all.Of the 19 properties listed in Idalia over the past four months, only one agent was able to snatch up more than one property in the tightly held suburb, with only 30 available houses on the market.The agent ahead of the curve is Ferry Property sales agent Mark Pritchard, who recently secured 9 Waterstone Terrace and 38 Petrie Way, both of which will head to auction, March 4.The two, four-bedroom homes are owned by the same person but Mr Pritchard admits Idalia was a hard market to crack. “While there is a fair amount of activity in Idalia, no one agent seems to be focusing on farming the suburb, which is so ideally located near JCU, The Precinct, the hospital and the army barracks,” he said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“To be honest I don’t really understand why Idalia hasn’t been farmed yet but it could come down to the economic climate“It’s been a difficult market where agents just grab any property they can get. I think that’s what it all comes down to.”According to Explore Property Principal Andrew Acton, market dominance helped created a positive feel and confidence in a suburb.“When an agent has around 20 per cent market share in sales volume in a particular area, they are definitely having a bearing on sale prices in that area,” he said.“One factor I’ve noticed is that the best-performing agents have a businesslike approach and generally have a core market area that they service. “The agent with market share generally has the ability to help influence a market, they may already have buyers on their books and they will have a relationship with sellers in the area. “They believe in the area and its worth so their attitude and approach does have a positive effect on the market price.”last_img read more

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Armenia names Squad for upcoming Football Match with Bosnia and Herzegovina

first_imgArmenia head coach Armen Gyulbudaghyants has invited 27 players the national team. Armenia will take on Bosnia and Herzegovina and Finland on March 23 and 26 respectively.GoalkeepersArsen Beglaryan, FC Luch (Belarus)Aram Hayrapetyan, FC BanantsAnatoly Ayvazov, FC BanantsHenri Avagyan, FC AlashkertGrigor Meliksetyan, FC Gandzasar-KapanDefendersVarazdat Haroyan, FC Ural (Russia)Andre Calisir, IFK Göteborg (Sweden)Hovhannisyan, FC Zhetysu (Kazakhstan)Hambardzumyan, Enosis Neon Paralimni (Cyprus)Hayk Ishkhanyan, FC LoriArtyom Khachaturov, FC LoriGagik Daghbashyan, FC AlashkertArmen Manucharyan, FC PyunikMidfieldersHenrikh Mkhitaryan, Arsenal F.C. (England)Ghazaryan, G.D. Chaves (Portugal)Sargis Adamyan, SSV Jahn Regensburg (Germany)Ozbiliz, Willem-II (The Netherlands)Tigran Barseghyan, FC Kaisar (Kazakhstan)Edgar Babayan, Hobro IK (Denmark)Artak Grigoryan, FC AlashkertArtak Yedigaryan, FC AlashkertKarlen Mkrtchyan, FC PyunikAlik Arakelyan, FC PyunikPetros Avetisyan, FC Ararat-ArmeniaForwardsAleksandre Karapetian, FC Progrès Niederkorn (Luxembourg)Briasco-Balekian, Club Atlético Huracán (Argentina)Yura Movsisyan, without clubMarcos Pizzelli and Gor Malakyan have not been called up because of injuries.last_img read more

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