Dr. Red Says: “Substance Abuse — That’s not King Kong Threatening the Empire State Building.”

Substance Abuse — That’s not King Kong Threatening the Empire State Building.

March 28, 2017
Hosted by Dr. Sarah M. Young (DrRed)

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Episode Description

Drugs are the leading cause of death in America. Nearly 21 million Americans aged 12 and up had an addiction problem in 2015. Among those with a substance abuse disorder, about 15.7 million have a substance abuse disorder related to alcohol. We all know one of the favorite treatments for PTSD has been medication and with that the opportunity for abuse. Add the option to self-medicate with alcohol, and you have a recipe for disaster. Join DrRed and Kim Myers for a discussion of substance abuse management. These co-morbidites could kill faster than a heart attack. Are we talking AA and NA or are there other methods now? Can drug addiction and/or alcoholism be cured? Is there such a thing as a genetic factor?

This lady’s seen it all! She treated her fellow sailors in the USN, then was Substance Abuse Department Chair/Instructor of a local holistic college. If PTSD and Substance Abuse are Kong on the Empire State Building, listen in see how the movie should end.

Dr. Red Says: What is PTSD or PTS & Can It Be Cured?

DrRed Says

Tuesday at 1 PM Pacific

March 21, 2017: What is PTSD? Can it be cured?

Just what is PTSD? Depending on your generation you may not even consider calling this syndrome PTSD. There’s a great stigma attached to these four letters. Is it a disorder or is it a reaction to a stressor? Can we remove that stress and the triggers, and then can we consider the problem cured? Join DrRed and two Veterans, one from Vietnam era and one Desert Storm era vet they debate this issue. They have both experienced PTS (D). One believes it’s not really curable but possibly manageable, and one believes it’s possibly curable but definitely manageable. Join us for this lively debate, and if you have experienced PTSD would love your opinion.

Our featured guests for this show are:

McCail Smith,

Chairman, Mental Health Advocacy Council, VA Med.Center, La Jolla
C.V.P./CEO California Veterans Place
National Veterans Service Officer
California Nabvets State Commander & Past State Commander and… experienced with PTSD.


…Our very own Cj Villanueva

Military wife, mother, business woman, and former PTSD sufferer.



Dr. Red Says: “Miracles and Missions!”



Dr. Red Says premiers THIS COMING TUESDAY, on VoiceAmerica.Com at 1pm Pacific.

Dr. Red (AKA Dr. Sarah Young), founder of The So Brave Foundation, talks with Stuart Hedley, a uniquely dynamic Pearl Harbor American Veteran.   Find out what these two have in common, and why Dr. Red has asked this amazing man to be on the show.    Callers are welcome.

Miracles and Missions :  The Start of the So Brave Foundation.