Dr. Memet Oz will feature Dr. Susan Blank of Foundations Recovery Network Atlanta during a show
Dr. Susan Blank, medical and clinical services director at Foundations Atlanta, will join Dr. Oz to discuss the issue of women who secretly drink and will serve as the addiction specialist to answer audience and online questions.
According to USA Today, one-third of the estimated 17.6 million alcoholic adults in the U.S. are women. Women’s drinking issues hit the spotlight this spring as New York mother Diane Schuler crashed her car killing herself, her daughter, three nieces and three men in another vehicle while, according to state police, having a blood alcohol level double the legal limit and high levels of the active ingredient in marijuana in her system.
Women face a double standard when it comes to drinking because of motherhood. Society today leans toward believing a “good mother” will not drink, which makes confronting female alcoholics and helping them receive treatment for their illness an uphill battle.
Susan K. Blank, MD
Dr. Blank has been a leader in the field of addiction medicine for over 10 years and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the National Board of Forensic Examiners. She is also certified in addiction medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. In addition to her role as director of medical and clinical services at Foundations Atlanta, Dr. Blank is the attending physician for Foundation’s chronic pain with addiction program, Relief and Recovery. Dr. Blank has extensive experience treating patients struggling with substance abuse, alcoholism, dual diagnosis, chronic pain with addition, and family and relationship issues.
The Dr. Oz Show
Dr. Memet Oz became a household name as the featured health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show for over five seasons. In September of 2009, the highly anticipated Dr. Oz Show premiered. This syndicated, multi-topic talk show focuses on making health information interesting and entertaining. Dr. Oz teaches viewers about exercise and how to eat correctly, busts common health myths and answers viewer medicals questions- no matter how personal they may seem- all with his signature honesty, charm and audience participation.
The Dr. Oz Show featuring Dr. Blank will air October 22, 2009.
About Foundations Atlanta
Foundations Recovery Network Atlanta’s outpatient clinical services represent a creative and innovative combination of traditional approaches to the care of persons with addictions, co-occurring disorders and/or chronic pain. By integrating proven treatment interventions, drawing from the best practices established in both fields, Foundations is transcending the limits of traditional treatment and developing a uniquely effective way of treating co-occurring disorders. Foundations Atlanta provides chronic pain with addiction treatment, care management programming, substance use disorder evaluations and pre-trial intervention services. The facility is located in Roswell, Ga., just north of downtown Atlanta.
About Foundations Recovery Network
Foundations Recovery Network is a premier organization for treating persons with addiction and mental health disorders simultaneously. The company oversees three dual diagnosis treatment centers: Michael’s House in Palm Springs, Calif.; La Paloma in Memphis, Tenn.; and The Canyon in Malibu, Calif.; as well as outpatient treatment centers in Roswell, Ga., and Palm Springs, Calif.