Why honor students are not immune to drugs

Karen Khaleghi, PhD, explains why honor students might use drugs
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Why honor students are not immune to drugs

I'm not surprised when the honor student is the one doing the drugs because that is the person that is struggling the most to turn off their hum, to dial back their hum, to be able to cope and relate. So with that honor student, and I've seen many over the course of the years, they're highly productive, high energy, and have really a very high hum. They don't know how to deal with that hum and how to dial it back and dial it down unless they've been taught that from a young age, so what they do is they self medicate in order to shut down, turn off, relax, be able to relate to others rather than subject matter, they're going to turn to drugs or alcohol.

Karen Khaleghi, PhD, explains why honor students might use drugs


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Karen Khaleghi, PhD

Co-founder of Creative Care Malibu

Dr. Karen Khaleghi is a pioneer in the field of dual diagnosis, or co-occurring drug and alcohol addiction along with mental health disorders. As one of the co-founders of Creative Care in Malibu and co-author of The Anatomy of Addiction, Dr. Karen speaks to parents and organizations about the formation of addiction, the critical aspects of nature and nurture and the resulting disconnection between emotions and behavior as well as the genesis of addiction and the path to recovery, a process she calls "connecting the dots." 

There are many things that set Dr. Karen Khaleghi apart from others including her individualized treatment approaches and excellent treatment facility Creative Care which is filled with clinical staff comprised of professionals that offer the highest standard of care in the industry. Karen graduated from California Graduate Institute with her Ph.D in 1989 and lives in Los Angeles, CA with her loving husband and children. Dr. Karen Khaleghi has been featured on The Today Show, KCAL 9, Dr. Phil and many others!


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