INTRODUCING REEF MADNESS
Jon Stewart disrupted traditional political news... it's now time for a revolution in health and human behavior.
Introducing the new online series REEF MADNESS! Reef has dedicated his life to educating, entertaining and helping people understand themselves better. Now he is combining these goals in a brand new online weekly news series.
The prescription pill epidemic has received much attention in the news. However few people are aware of the issues surrounding the rehab industry and the questions of how to avoid corruption and false advertising in the world of recovery and healing.
The first episode is called Pills, Policy, and Rehab: The Business of Addiction and features academy award winning actor Eric Roberts, politician Paul Chabot and advocate Bob Bowerman in a heated debate on the harsh realities of rehab. They cover everything from the business of rehab, the science of addiction, the prescription pill epidemic, living in an altered society, escapism and the challenges of leaving rehab. Join the debate and share your comment!
This episode's panel discussion, called Weed Nation: Moving Beyond Legalization, includes a panel discussion with actor Eric Roberts, politician Paul Chabot, weed advocate Bob Bowerman and host Dr. Reef Karim. Watch them battles it out on what's next now that weed is becoming legalized and more accepted in American society. This episode has already helped introduce a new bill to legislation!
Episode 1 & 2 Featured Panel
Eric Roberts is a highly esteemed actor, and a two-time Golden Globe and Academy Award nominee. He has starred in hundreds of movies, most recently the blockbusters The Dark Knight and Inherent Vice In 2010 he was a cast member in the VH1 Series Celebrity Rehab for medical marijuana dependency.
Paul Chabot is currently a candidate for California's 31st Congressional District. He is an Iraq war veteran and worked for nearly 6 years in the White House in the Office of National Drug Control Policy. He served in both the Clinton and Bush administrations, and was promoted to White House Senior Advisor for Law Enforcement, Justice and Drug Control Programs.
Bob is the original founder and President of the Sacramento Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), and one of the original proponents of MCLR cannabis legalization initiatives. Bob has been representing patients and the industry working closely with the League of Cities and CA Police Chiefs Association with the medical cannabis regulation bill AB266. His goal is to legalize cannabis for adults with the 2016 ballots.
Dr. Reef Karim is a double board certified psychiatrist, addiction medicine physician, writer, comedic host and TV personality who has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Oz, Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper 360, The Today Show, Chelsea Lately and many others. He is an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience, the founder of The Control Center in Beverly Hills (a personal development outpatient treatment center) and a strong believer that "Laughter really is the best medicine". www.doctorreef.com
REEF MADNESS EPISODES
Episode 1. Pills, Policy and Rehab: The Business of AddictionWeed Nation: Moving Beyond Legalization
Episode 2. Weed Nation: Moving Beyond Legalization
Episode 3. Exercise Versus Anti-Depressants
Episode 4. Airlines: Picking Up On Planes
Reef Madness featured on KTLA and Fox News Studio 11