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August 21, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Joseph A. Pursch boards a commercial airliner, he routinely looks into the cockpit for a pilot that he knows. He frequently recognizes someone. The reason is that Pursch is medical director of the Addiction Institute, which provides treatment for commercial pilots who are alcoholics. He claims to have treated more than 500 commercial pilots for alcoholism over the past 20 years.
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August 21, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Joseph A. Pursch boards a commercial airliner, he routinely looks into the cockpit for a pilot that he knows. He frequently recognizes someone. The reason is that Pursch is medical director of the Addiction Institute, which provides treatment for commercial pilots who are alcoholics. He claims to have treated more than 500 commercial pilots for alcoholism over the past 20 years.
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March 1, 1999 | James Meier, (714) 966-5988
A leading expert on alcohol and drug addiction will head a free forum titled "Drug Abuse: How Effective Is Orange County's War on Drugs?" from 7:30 to 9 p.m. March 10 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. Dr. Joseph Pursch will speak at the UC Irvine- and Times Orange County-sponsored panel discussion, which will provide a range of perspectives on the drug abuse problem in the county and how it is being addressed.
NEWS
June 8, 1986
The following is in response to the Advice on Alcohol article by Dr. Joseph Pursch in the May 6 View section. Dr. Pursch's statement ". . . The airlines have the best treatment system in this country . . ." is certainly correct and is a reality due primarily to the herculean efforts of the Air Line Pilots Assn. Over the past decade the association has initiated, developed and, together with progressive airline management, established a system of education, intervention and treatment that has enhanced air carrier safety, improved employee productivity and saved the lives of 800 pilots afflicted with this often misunderstood disease.
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September 4, 1986 | Marcida Dodson
Alcoholism treatment expert Dr. Joseph Pursch, who has treated such notables as Betty Ford, Billy Carter and Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin Jr., has been signed as a special medical consultant to South Coast Medical Center's chemical dependency program. Pursch, a psychiatrist and former Navy flight surgeon, has been involved in the treatment of patients suffering from alcohol and other drug dependencies for 25 years.
NEWS
May 5, 1988
The NCA-Long Beach Area Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies will honor Dr. Joseph Pursch with a life member award at its annual Clarence J. Lewis awards luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramada Renaissance Hotel, 111 E. Ocean Blvd. Father Leo Booth will be the guest speaker.
BUSINESS
January 18, 1994 | Complied by Susan Christian, Times staff writer
Employee drug abuse costs companies billions of dollars a year in decreased productivity, workplace accidents and absenteeism, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That issue--the effect of drug abuse on a company's profit margin--will be addressed Feb. 2 at a seminar sponsored by Drug Use is Life Abuse, a nonprofit organization based in Santa Ana. More than 400 business owners and executives are expected to attend the forum, set for 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
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February 11, 1988 | MIKE WYMA, Wyma writes regularly for Valley View.
Booze has been good to Father Joseph Martin. That sounds like a strange thing to say about an alcoholic who hasn't had a drink in 30 years, but Father Martin himself says it. "The drinking led me to what I have today, and today I have the perfect life," he declared shortly before an appearance last week in Encino. "Running a treatment house, speaking around the country to help others recover--I couldn't ask for anything more." Martin, 63, is among the country's foremost educators on alcoholism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1986 | MARK LANDSBAUM, Times Staff Writer
An estimated 200 to 300 parents and students turned out in force Tuesday night at a meeting of the Laguna Beach Unified School District board to speak for and against the retention of former professional football star Cedrick W. Hardman as head football coach. After about an hour of emotional public comment on Hardman's fate, school board members adjourned to deliberate behind closed doors at Laguna Beach High School. By late Tuesday night, board members had not yet reached a decision.
SPORTS
August 22, 1987 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
Ram running back Charles White was arrested Friday afternoon in Brea and booked on misdemeanor charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance, police said. Though lab tests have not yet been completed, a source said the substance is suspected to be cocaine. White, a former Heisman Trophy winner, has a history of drug problems dating back to his days at USC and later with the Cleveland Browns.
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April 5, 2006 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Muriel Zink, a founder of New Directions for Women, one of the first alcohol treatment programs in the country designed specifically for women, has died. She was 88. Zink, who also helped launch several recovery programs designed for both men and women, died March 24 of natural causes at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills, near her longtime home, said her husband, Russell Zink. New Directions for Women opened in Costa Mesa in 1977 as a residential treatment program combining the essentials of Alcoholics Anonymous with physical and emotional therapies.
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