Loving An Addict

Every time you enable someone else’s drug abuse or alcoholism by cleaning up their mess, you help them avoid the consequences that might just motivate them to change. BY DR. STEVE GANZELL If you are not an alcoholic or drug abuser but you are in a relationship with someone who is—or who is recovering from…

Westwind Recovery Residences

A sober living residence to call home, for those who seek to maintain their newfound recovery. BY PAULO MURILLO The greater Los Angeles area has a long list of sober living facilities to choose from, but the Westwind Recovery Residences are on the short list of sober living homes that are client-centered, with each house…

The Other Side Of Grief

Grief requires work, time, and forgiveness. Forgive them for leaving.Forgive yourself for surviving. Forgive yourself and others for not taking the best actions. BY SEAN GALUSZKA Humans should have developed iron clad coping skills for grief by now. We’ve had centuries of practice singing, writing, and now creating countless, idiotic television shows about it. Yet…

The Epidemic

GSK CEO ANDREW WITTY A SIMPLER HIV TREATMENT Getting the three-drug cocktail regimen down to just two different drugs. BY VICTOR MELAMED GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is seeking to lop off one-third of the HIV drugs most patients are required to take, reports fortune.com. GSK CEO Andrew Witty says that the firm is aiming to get the…

The Final Fight

The BRAVE, The BEAUTIFUL Last month, Jen Anderson Shattuck posted a photo of her 3-year-old son Roo wearing a tutu on Facebook. In the caption, she told the story of a distressing encounter that had occurred the day before. My three-and-a-half-year-old son likes to play trucks. He likes to do jigsaw puzzles. He likes to eat plums.…

The Profile

  Compassionate High-Quality Dentistry Dr. Jay S. Grossman, DDS, specializes in correcting dental damage related to substance and drug abuse. BY MARK ARIEL With more than 25 years of experience treating patients with substance abuse, Dr. Jay S. Grossman, DDS, has seen thousands of patients struggle with addiction. “I understand the psychological aspects of recovery, as well…

Helping Others THE SHARE David Neuendorff

HELPING OTHERS David Neuendorff Videographer David Neuendorff, has been sober since August 16, 2002. Helping others has helped him maintain his sobriety. Helping others also helped him direct his life from delivering food to building his own video editing business “1 Minute Reel” (1minutereel.com), where he recently created the training educational video called “Meth: Insight…

The Epidemic

Promising Early Results Interim results for HVTN 100, a HIV-vaccine trail, have already outperformed those of previous vaccine trials. BY VICTOR MELAMED Last month researchers at the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, revealed that the interim results for HVTN 100, a HIV-vaccine trail that began January 2015, have already outperformed those of previous vaccine…

LA LGBT Center and LA County Encourage Gay/Bisexual Men and Trans People to Get Meningitis Vaccine

Photo by Paulo Murillo — The Los Angeles LGBT Center teamed up with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the County Department of Health Services, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and AIDS Project Los Angeles, the Los Angeles LGBT Center to urge gay/bisexual men and transgender people living in Los Angeles County to get vaccinated for invasive meningococcal disease (IMD).…

Health Alert | 07.2016

Health Department warns of meningitis outbreak in Los Angeles and Orange County. BY PAULO MURILLO The California Department of Public Health reports that nine men have fallen ill to meningococcal infections in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas since last May. Most of them are gay or bisexual and one man has died from…

The Epidemic | 07.2016

SUPPRESSING THE VIRUS New therapy keeps HIV at bay without daily drug regimen. BY VICTOR MELAMED The hunt for an HIV treatment that roots the virus out of its hiding places and kills it just got more interesting, reports the LA Times. A human antibody that already has shown promise in protecting people against HIV…

Back To Your | 06.2016

Foundations LA: rediscover yourself and leave empowered to be who you were always meant to be. By Wendy Lee Nentwig Located just northwest of the bustling heart of Los Angeles, Foundations Los Angeles at Encino caters to the unique needs of this fast-paced Southern California community with its convenient and comprehensive outpatient center, providing integrated…