SOURCE: Inspire Malibu

Inspire Malibu

February 15, 2012 13:03 ET

Inspire Malibu's Opiate Treatment Authority Dr. Akikur Mohammad Emplores Community to Learn From Whitney Houston Tragedy

Pioneer of Non-12 Step Model Dr. Akikiur Mohammad Vows to Educate Entertainment Industry About the Perils of Opiate and Alcohol Abuse

MALIBU, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 15, 2012) - Dr. Akikur Mohammad, Founder of Inspire Malibu, recognized by many as the top addiction treatment center in Malibu, California and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California (, announced today that his team of treatment experts at Inspire Malibu will be inviting various entertainment industry professionals to join them in an effort to create a standard protocol for 'reporting' and treating entertainers and athletes suffering from addiction. Dr. Mohammad is proposing that the recovery and entertainment industry work together to define an easy to follow plan that swiftly provides discreet recovery options for public figures in need.

Dr. Mohammad said, "On the heels of yet another tragic loss due to an apparently lethal mix of alcohol and prescription medication, our collective industries must work together to not just discuss options, but actually define a plan for effective opiate treatment for celebrities suffering from addiction; otherwise, Whitney Houston's tragic loss will be in vain and that is not acceptable." Mohammad added, "Her loved ones and management team could have taken steps to save her life by recognizing the red flags and reporting them; however, untrained individuals simply don't know what to do and end up looking the other way until it is too late or they are afraid if they speak out, they will be fired. Our industries must work together to create an actionable set of steps that are easy to follow and will empower everyone with the tools they need to save lives -- no matter the circumstances. Whitney Houston desperately needed proper opiate and alcohol detox but instead continued down a deadly path and today we are mourning the loss of a truly gifted human."

Dr. Mohammad and his team will be holding an intense series of summits at Inspire Malibu, specifically for entertainment, athletic and addiction industry leaders to build a solid plan of action that will include anonymous 'reporting' protocol so celebrity handlers and management teams can safely report potentially deadly abuse without the fear of job loss. Mohammad added, "We may be addiction experts but if we don't work together with the celebrities and their management teams directly, we will never be able to stop this insanity. This is the point of our intensive summit series and we challenge everyone from the entertainment industry to prove they want to help by joining the fight."

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