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Fifty years after "Summer of Love," drug use still going strong for some

July 18, 2017

Fifty years after “Summer of Love,” drug use still going strong for some

By Roxanne Moster Roxanne Moster

Fifty years ago, this summer, a social phenomenon emerged in California and swept the nation.  Called the “Summer of Love,” it began with tens of thousands of “hippies” converging in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district during the summer of 1967. Many were against the Vietnam War and consumerism, and passionate about music and meditation. There was […]

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Tags: addiction, baby boomers, cannabis, Dr. Tim Fong, drug and alcohol abuse, elderly addiction, hippies, illicit drugs, marijuana, Summer of Love, UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic, UCLA psychiatry

Enjoying summer music festivals safely

June 20, 2017

Enjoying summer music festivals safely

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

With music festivals surging in popularity – it seems a new one pops up every week – it’s high time to talk about health and safety at these events. From Coachella to Bonnaroo to EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival), festival-goers need to stay alert and stay healthy so they can better enjoy themselves. “While rock and […]

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Tags: alcohol, alcohol consumption, concert, concerts, dehydration, Dr. Mark Morocco, drugs, emergencies, emergency, emergency medicine, hydration, hygiene