Four Good Days, starring Mila Kunis and Glenn Close, tells the heartbreaking story of an addict trying to get clean for the fifteenth time. The addict, Molly, goes to her mother, Deb, and Deb is unsure of how to help her daughter. She worries about enabling her. She makes a few decisions while trying to…
- 3 Real Life Lessons to Learn from the Movie ‘Four Good Days’
- 4 Tips for Keeping Your Teens Drug Free This Summer
I began drinking hard liquor at just fifteen years old. In fact, the vanity plate on my first car read “SOCOMF.” By my mid-twenties, I was using meth, cocaine, alcohol, and marijuana. I still believed I had everything under control. Life certainly would have been easier if I’d never picked up that bottle during my…
- California Sober – Is it Right For You?
Being California Sober means abstaining from all ‘hard drugs’ (re: opioids) and using ‘recreational’ amounts of marijuana. This phrase was popularized by singer Demi Lovato, who has been very open about her recovery. Her willingness to share her wounds and healing in recovery has done a lot to reduce the stigma around substance use and…
- Giving Pain a ‘Real’ Purpose: Jaynee Poulson’s Message
This was written after interviewing Dr. Jaynee Paulson on Scott H. Silverman’s Happy Hour Podcast. In her TEDx talk, Jaynee Poulson refers to the famous line from The Princess Bride: “Life is pain. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” She suggests we own our pain because pain has a purpose. “If you are never…
- The High Functioning Addict: 5 Lies They Tell Themselves
Lying is a necessary part of the addiction cycle. Addicts lie to employers, friends, families, and (perhaps most devastatingly) themselves. Honesty would mean owning up to actions, admitting you have a problem, all of the things that seem so very hard until you hit rock bottom. It’s easy to forget that some addicts who hit…
- Book Reviews for The Opioid Epidemic
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…
- A “Letter About Our Daughter”
Today Scott received this message from a family that he has worked with. We are sharing it with their permission to serve as a reminder that there is help and hope. Scott Silverman saved our relationship with our daughter. We knew she needed help, but we had no idea how to help her. We saw…
- Pre-Order is available for “The Opioid Epidemic”
The crime of the century is at your door and it’s growing. Are your kids dabbling? Using marijuana? Do you know how much they can be in harm’s way? Do you know the telltale signs that someone is addicted? Why are high schoolers falling down the rabbit hole of opioids? Addiction is a killer disease…
- Scott Welcomes a Super Bowl Champion and Brett Boone to his Podcast
Scott H. Silverman’s Happy Hour is an inspirational and educational podcast, through which we meet many of the people who are leading the battle against addiction – many of whom have been affected by addiction and are in recovery. The two most recent episodes feature sports personalities Aaron Taylor and Brett Boone. Bret Boone, as…
- Four Billion for the Recovery Community in Biden’s American Rescue Plan
The American Rescue Plan was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden this week. While the legislation’s chief focus is to eradicate COVID-19 and restore the American economy, some provisions will greatly benefit the Recovery Community. Over $4 billion will be invested in mental health and substance use disorders as we seek…
- Are You Stuck?
Are You Stuck? We all face crises in our lives. You … Me … All of Us. No two crisis situations are the same. They vary by family, individual, and relationship. They can encompass complex family dynamics, emotional distress, anger issues, and entitlements and often involve substance abuse. Are you stuck, scared or unsure of…
- International overdose awareness day
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Today is International Overdose Awareness Day. It’s a global event focused on raising awareness of overdoses, reducing the stigma of drug-related deaths, and acknowledging the grief felt by families and friends. Your Crisis Coach Scott Silverman joins KUSI to tell us more. Watch KUSI story.
- Wisdom teeth removal is contributing to the opioid crisis, experts warn
(PHOTO: Saige and her son Julian EARLEY FAMILY)Watch full CBS story. Every year, about 5 million Americans, most of whom are adolescents and young adults, have their wisdom teeth removed. Many of them are prescribed opioids for the pain during recovery. The American Dental Association said that after updating its guidelines advising against prescribing opioids, dentists wrote…
- A letter from Drugs.
“I destroy homes, tear families apart – take your children, and that’s just the start. I’m more costly than diamonds, more costly than gold – the sorrow I bring is a sight to behold. And if you need me, remember I’m easily found. I live all around you, in schools and in town. I live…
- The Man Who Dared to Say a Three-Letter Word
A three-letter word: yes. So short and small, yet so powerful. And, Scott Silverman said it. In 1984, in San Diego, Scott H. Silverman was an alcoholic, a drug addict and dealer, and was depressed. He had grown up as a rebellious troublemaker who was told by doctors and teachers that he was stupid and…
- How to Get Your Child to LISTEN!
Don’t start talking until you have your child’s attention. Don’t repeat yourself. Use fewer words. See it from his point of view. Engage cooperation. Stay calm. Set up routines. Listen. Watch for understanding. Pare down your orders to what’s really non-negotiable.
- Important message to parents before school starts
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The time has come where many parents are now sending their kids off to school. Behavioral health consultant and family navigator Scott Silverman joins KUSI with an important message about drugs in school. Watch KUSI Video
- Summer Parenting: How to get your child to listen
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Kids have a lot on their mind during the Summer months. Unfortunately, listening to their parents may not be high on their priority list. Crisis Coach Scott Silverman joined Good Morning San Diego with some tips on how you can get your children to listen. Silverman told KUSI one of the…
- How to have fun while choosing sobriety for the holiday season
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The holidays are just around the corner, and they’re typically associated with social drinking. Scott Silverman CEO of Crisis Coach joined us earlier to tell us how you can still have an awesome holiday while choosing sobriety. For more information, please visit his website at www.confidentialrecovery.com. If you have an issue or any questions…
- SCOTT SILVERMAN: HOW TO HELP LOVED ONES WITH AN ADDICTION PROBLEM
Jason Austell sat down in studio with Scott Silverman, CEO of Confidential Recovery, to discuss how audiences can help a loved one with an addiction problem. Scott is a Crisis Coach, behavioral health advisor, and leads the team at Confidential Recovery—an intensive substance abuse recovery program for adults. As the author of Tell Me No, I Dare You:…
- Getting Clean this New Year
If your new year’s resolution is to cut drugs and / or alcohol out of your life, Scott Silverman is here to show you how to get started. Watch Video
- How to Keep Your Children Safe and Away from Drugs this Spring Break
Scott Silverman gives safety advice to parents whose children are on Spring Break. Watch the full segment from KUSI Good Morning San Diego here.
- What kind of friend are you?
Share this with someone you love
- Scott Silverman Featured on Addiction Blog
Scott Silverman discusses substance abuse and mental health problems of First Responders. Read the full article for successful intervention services and how to treat addiction among First Responders.
- ASK ME HOW with Scott Silverman 07-26-16
In this episode of ASK ME HOW, Scott Silverman and Eric Martin Koppelman talk about drug addiction. Dawn makes a special call in to talk about her road to recovery. Listen to the full podcast here.
- ASK ME HOW with Scott Silverman
In this episode of ASK ME HOW, Scott Silverman and Eric Martin Koppelman discuss dramization and how addiction affects families. Listen to the full episode here.
- ASK ME HOW with Scott Silverman 07-15-16
Listen to Scott Silverman on ERIC MARTIN KOPPELMAN of WLINY Radio for a discussion on the drug crisis in America here.
- Wellness Weekly 06-26 by Scott Silverman
Watch Scott Silverman’s Wellness Weekly for 06-26. Guests include Dr. Larry Emdur, Rania Fakhourly, and Dr. Phil Milgram with Tom. Listen to the full podcast here.
- Barriers to Treatment & Long Term Recovery: Presented by Scott Silverman
Scott Silverman presents Barriers to Treatment & Long Term Recovery. Join this free event on Tuesday, July 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
- Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict
Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict is a documentary made by the FBI and DEA. It showcases the dangers of perscription drug and heroin abuse. If you would like to be educated about these dangers, watch the full documentary here.
- Substance Abuse and Addiction Crisis Updates
Welcome to Wellness Weekly. In these segments, Scott Silverman interviews the director and founder of the Help Together Foundation, a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and a former major league baseball player. All of these individuals have profound stories and advice when it comes to prescription drug abuse. Listen to these two podcasts for…
- “What My Recovery Looks Like”: Scott Silverman on Gratitude and Awe
In honor of National Recovery Month, which started on September 1, we’re featuring personal photos submitted from people in recovery showing what their sobriety means to them. Check out this inspiring photo and others in our series. Click to View
- COUNSELING FOR ADDICTS ON THE SLY
Scott Silverman has started a new exclusive business with a respected clientele. But you won’t find any address listing. You won’t see a sign over the door. And no one will brag about going there. His business is advertised primarily by word-of-mouth because privacy is paramount. As New Year’s resolutions were launched, Silverman’s enterprise no doubt…