If a patient struggling with substance or alcohol abuse does not commit to a long term treatment plan with very structured relapse prevention tools, the odds of a successful and healthy outcome are minute.
Malibu, CA (PRWEB) September 07, 2012
Dr. Akikur Mohammad, Founder of Inspire Malibu, recognized by many as the top alcohol rehab centers in Malibu, California and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California, voiced his disappointment today about the news reported by TMZ, which posted a video of Brown stating that he only had to stay in treatment for 2 weeks. If Bobby Brown was permitted to leave court-ordered alcohol rehab after completing the minimum stay required by the court to uphold his plea deal, there are significant questions raised by Dr. Mohammad and his team regarding the optimal time needed for alcohol treatment. Dr. Mohammad announced that the topics of relapse prevention and treatment plan commitment would be key discussion points for Inspire Malibu’s next town hall series.
One of the world’s leading authorities on addiction treatment and Co-Ocurring Disorders, Dr. Mohammad said, “If Mr. Brown was indeed permitted to spend only two weeks in treatment as part of a plea deal, it is criminal that the ruling court would agree to such a plan. Beyond the fact that he in no way, shape or form was able to receive enough treatment in 2 weeks to effectively treat his disease, Bobby Brown is sending a terrible message to his family, friends and fans by not getting the help that is necessary to effectively treat alcohol issues.” Mohammad added, “If a patient struggling with substance or alcohol abuse does not commit to a long term treatment plan with very structured relapse prevention tools, the odds of a successful and healthy outcome are minute. While it is wonderful that Mr. Brown has accumulated some sobriety according to his recent interview, it is shameful to think that the ruling court potentially approved a treatment arrangement that in my opinion doesn’t even scratch the surface. That is a potentially deadly error in judgment.”
Dr. Mohammad and his Inspire Malibu team will add the topic to their popular town hall events, which are designed to inform the community at-large about the options available to them when considering proper and effective treatment for drug and alcohol treatment. Mohammad added, “Bobby Brown recently watched addiction take the life of someone very important to him and of all people, he should grasp the need to take full advantage of treatment. We are talking about a disease that will kill you if you don’t take the necessary steps.”
For more information about Dr. Akikur Mohammad, alcohol treatment and Inspire Malibu’s next town hall event, visit InspireMalibu.