USC Educator and Addiction Medicine Pioneer Dr. Akikur Mohammad Launches Intervention Awareness Campaign
MALIBU, CA, Nov 21, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Dr. Akikur Mohammad, Founder of Malibu Horizon, the leading non 12-step treatment center in Malibu, California and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC.edu), announced today that he and his team at Malibu Horizon, along with several addiction professionals in the region, are launching an intervention awareness campaign designed to educate the public about the marvels and pitfalls of the intervention process.
Dr. Mohammad said, “While there is absolutely no doubt that when dealing with a medical disease, proper and careful intervention by a qualified individual is the key to healing; well, that sentiment holds particularly true for the disease of addiction.” Mohammad added, “Sadly, a shocking number of interventionists working today are not just unqualified to perform quality interventions, but they are also drastically overcharging people in need for their questionable services. In my opinion, this behavior is borderline criminal and must be stopped.”
Dr. Mohammad and his peers have decided that until there is a consistent and respected regulatory system in place to monitor the actions of qualified interventionists, they are forming an alliance of addiction experts throughout the recovery industry that will be keeping a registry of qualified and reputable interventionists, and making their list available to the public upon request. Mohammad added, “Our team is launching this campaign to not only educate the public about the intervention process and how to find the best qualified interventionist for your situation, but also to provide some system of checks and balances to an intervention industry that until now has operated below the radar. There is no room for error when treating this disease and the professionals responsible for critical interventions need to be qualified or out of business; it is that simple and an awareness campaign is a much needed first step.”
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Following several messages and hundreds of hours digging, I have thus far obtained the following information. In this post, I am not “Judging” guilt, nor responsibilty. Just presenting the facts and photos that are posted on the web (if you dig hard enough).
I received the following (as recent as a few days ago):
Apparently, as quoted by the victim in a post, she was dragged down the stairs. She does admit she is no angel – – once again, I am not judging the event.
Bone/Tissue was graphted from hip:
Received some more info on this case and others related to the business ventures of FSM’s and Interventionists. It seems that many, not only failing to be qualified to provide accurate information to people seeking help, but also that many do not have business licences in the juristictions they have set up busness in?
Being mainly an online business, they still do communicate to potential clients and earn TAXABLE revenue, subject to Federal and Provincial taxes and fall under the juristictions of the Canada Competition Bureau and other government authorities.
So now we are going to include these web site owners and FSM’s in pending submissions to Federal and Provincial Revenue Agencies and other government agencies who govern and regulate such lucrative activities.
In my opinion, some of these are part and parcel to certain conspiracies involving fraudulent misrepresentation of success rates and misleading and false claims of cures. Some of these web sites are very misleading and it’s time for the government to investigate.
It’s time to protect our vulnerable citizens against being duped and exploited by slick sales people who enrich themselves and scientology through deceptive means.
Harsh words you may say? Not nearly as harsh as some of the patients experience while being exploited and coerced while in the Narconon fiasco.
David Edgar Loved