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Busting Addiction and Its Myths
Designer Drugs are Here to Stay

Busting Addiction and Its Myths

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 9:58


In this podcast, we discuss the development of public programs to reduce the risks of overdose from the most dangerous designer drug on the streets: Fentanyl.We learn that:The US authorities at the federal and state level are finally waking up to the threat of the designer drug of the day: Fentanyl and its analogues.Medical education and training on substance use disorders needs to be substantially improved in over half of the medical schools in the US.Whether or not you have a loved one who is addicted, you can help stem the tide of Fentanyl addiction which was largely responsible for 100,000 overdose deaths in the US in 2021.Families should support the MATE Act of 2021, designed to improve awareness and treatment of substance use disorders by medical professionals.Families should also support any investment in publicly funded treatment and intervention programs, including providing police officers and emergency medical techs (EMTs) with Narcan, an expensive, yet life-saving antidote to opiate overdoses.

On Your Mind
Recovery Unplugged: Changing The Game In The Addiction Treatment Industry With Barry Reiman, Psy.D.

On Your Mind

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 43:09


What's the first thing that usually comes to mind when you hear about addiction recovery? That's right. The good old 12-Step Program. While the program has proven to be effective in treatments and even changing lives, there are so many more ways to effectively help a drug abuse victim turn from being sick to better. In this episode, Dr. Barry Reiman shares how they innovated in helping people with addiction on different personal levels and ultimately helping them feel and become better. Dr. Reiman, the VP of Business Development for Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center, has developed an acute understanding and passion for treating those struggling with substance use disorders through his personal experience with addiction. Tune in to learn all about the psychological and business side of the addiction treatment industry! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here's How »Join the On Your Mind Community today:journeysdream.orgTwitterInstagramFacebookYouTube

Busting Addiction and Its Myths
Death by Stealthy Foreign Invaders

Busting Addiction and Its Myths

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 8:05


In this podcast, we discuss the development of synthetic illicit drugs of abuse and how they are revolutionising the industry, making these drugs harder to detect, more powerful and easier to distribute.We learn that:Drug cartels and China-based suppliers are transforming the entire illicit drug industry from plant-based to synthetic.Synthetic psycho-active drugs are exponentially more potent, more profitable and much easier to distribute.It seems the harder we try to disrupt conventional plant-based psycho-active drugs, the more we stimulate the development of synthetic substitutes.Our children can order Fentanyl or synthetic Marijuana on the dark web without having to go to the “hood” to get it. It will come in the mail to a PO Box and they're off and running.Federal and local authorities are finally raising the alarm about Fentanyl, and rightly so. EMTs in most states now carry the powerful antidote Narcan which quickly neutralises the effects of heroin and heroin-like substances.

Trapped: Understanding Addiction
Episode 23: Psychedelics as Addiction Treatment - Dr. Snehal Bhatt, University of New Mexico

Trapped: Understanding Addiction

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 34:48


In this episode, I talk to Dr. Snehal Bhatt about the use of psychedelics in the treatment of substance use disorders. Dr. Bhatt was one of the principal investigators for an exciting new study demonstrating the ability of psilocybin to reduce heavy drinking in patients with alcohol use disorder.  He reviews the history of psychedelic use in medicine, discusses their future therapeutic potential, and goes over the details of his psilocybin trial. Dr. Snehal Bhatt is the Chief of Addiction Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Bhatt's work focuses on improving access to addiction treatment in communities across New Mexico, novel pharmacological treatments for substance use disorders, and medical education.Read Dr. Bhatt's study at https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2795625If you enjoy what you hear, please feel free to contribute at www.trappedunderstandingaddiction.com to support harm reduction efforts. Social media:https://twitter.com/trappedcasthttps://www.instagram.com/trappedcast/

Busting Addiction and Its Myths
Intervention: Don't Try This at Home

Busting Addiction and Its Myths

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 13:15


In this podcast, we discuss and assess the strengths and weaknesses of different levels of intervention.We learn that:The vast majority of families who live with an addict or alcoholic in their midst do not seek help for themselves or for their loved ones, despite having to live with the chaos and desperation that addiction imposes on a family.A family intervention, absent a professional, requires meticulous planning, teamwork, leadership, a clear understanding of roles, and air-tight execution. Not much room for error or freelancing. (Read the book Love First, authored by Debra and Jeff Jay.)Hiring a professional interventionist may be costly but could pay off in the long run. The professional is the firm, resolute voice of reason, and is unlikely to be taken in by the addict's attempt to slip through a crack in the wall.The newest form of intervention, CRAFT, which stands for Community Reinforcement and Family Training, is based on teaching the entire family to think and act in a healthier way so as to pave the way for the alcoholic to choose to recover.

UBC News World
Inpatient & Outpatient Addiction Treatment Center In Tucson Accepts AHCCCS

UBC News World

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 2:51


Catalina Behavioral Health (520-999-2560) in Tucson, Arizona, is now offering many AHCCCS clients medical detox and inpatient and outpatient treatment services. Go to https://catalinabehavioralhealth.com/insurance-verification/rehabs-that-accept-accchs to find out more.

Busting Addiction and Its Myths
Why do You Have to be So Rude?

Busting Addiction and Its Myths

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 9:38


In this podcast, we discuss the role of anger in our lives and of the many disguises it uses to erode confidence and peace.We learn that:Anger never travels alone and is therefore accompanied by other emotions such as fear and hurt, common in addictive and co-dependent relationships.Anger comes in so many disguises, it's hard to identify it as the underlying cause of unhelpful behaviours such as rudeness, sarcasm or simply an unkind remark.Fear of losing a loved one, of not finding a cure and of the shame that comes with addiction provokes frustration and rage with what is.The sooner the responsible family member can identify and be honest with the feelings they are feeling, the sooner they can begin the journey of healing.For that to begin, they will need the help of a counsellor trained in addictive disorders and, ideally, join an Al-Anon group to enable them to share their feelings and situation in a safe setting.

Busting Addiction and Its Myths
Is Your Faulty Thinking Leading to Depression?

Busting Addiction and Its Myths

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 12:53


In this podcast on faulty thinking, common among caregivers of addicts and alcoholics, we discuss the main symptoms of cognitive disorder which leads to depression.We learn that:Dr David Burns' research proves that how you feel is shaped much more by how you think rather than it is by your circumstances.What this says is that caregivers need to examine the faulty thinking that could result in depression or prolong or deepen it, as life is already a challenge.It is important that as the caregiver, you take a close look at the “illogical pessimistic attitudes” that shape your view of life, and if left unchallenged, will result in further damage to your self-esteem and to your relationships.The best place to start your change for the better, that is, developing a more realistic and positive attitude, is to engage in a cognitive treatment therapist who is also an addictions specialist. That therapist must be qualified in both disciplines, and today, any AODA (Alcohol or Drug Addiction) specialist is likely to have experience and training in both.

Revealing Men
The Sacred Experience of Counseling Men

Revealing Men

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 28:22


  In her more than 30 years working as a therapist in the field of addiction medicine and mental health, Steff Condon says she has seen what she calls the “beautiful fruit” of recovery in lives changed by restoration and respect. Now in private practice, she provides individual and group counseling for men and women, [...]

Busting Addiction and Its Myths
Stop the Epidemic Inside the Pandemic

Busting Addiction and Its Myths

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 10:54


In this podcast, we discuss the ways in which family members can educate themselves and support initiatives that will de-stigmatize addictive disorders.We learn that:Family members must not buy into the myth that an alcoholic or addict has to hit bottom before they will accept help. Believing that dangerous myth could take years to play out and could result in death or jail, or somewhere in between.The alternative to standing by and watching the train wreck is to do an intervention in which the whole family participates, and it starts with education on the nature of the disease.Stigma may be the greatest obstacle to reversing the drug abuse epidemic (and include alcohol, too), and it is our collective task to fight the stigma that keeps addicts and alcoholics and their families in a state of needless shame.Choosing a professional to assess and treat the loved one whom you suspect is an addict or alcoholic is a critical decision. If the responsible family member ends up with a clinician not trained in addictive disease, the treatment may worsen the addict's condition.Supporting the MATE Act and others that promote more rigorous education on the nature of addiction and alcoholism can go a long way to reversing the addiction epidemic. Clinicians will become better trained to identify and treat an addictive disorder, which helps all of society.

Talk Recovery Radio
Digital UK Rehab Movement

Talk Recovery Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 58:05


This Week on Talk Recovery Radio Lester Morse joins the show, Lester is the director of Rehabs UK and East Coast Recovery, an online tool to help people access addiction treatment services. Joined by Lester, Sojna Pewter tells her story of addiction recovery. Tune in on Talk Recovery Radio's Facebook live event, Thursday 12-1pm PST. Talk Recovery airs every Thursday from 12-1pm PST on 100.5 fm Co-op Radio. About Lester Lester has worked in addiction treatment for over 30 years. He founded a sober living project in Watford for 9 years before opening a 45-bed residential rehab in Suffolk for 15 years. He is currently the director of East Coast Recovery online and RehabsUK. Lester's projects & community programmes have countless success stories! Rehabs UK and East Coast Recovery Rehabs UK  is a free and confidential addiction recovery support service. Partnered with a broad range of trusted clinics throughout the UK and in Europe, the Rehabs UK team work to find the best possible match for each individual at the beginning of their recovery journey. East Coast Recovery opened its doors on the peaceful Suffolk coast in 2001 and since that time we have supported thousands of people and their families into recovery. Our residential side of the company closed its doors at the end of May 2022. Due to the pandemic and thousands of people turning to the online world we made the move to create an online rehab programme which enables more people than ever before to get the help they need. We are not only an online rehab but our treatment advisors work collaboratively with our sister company, Rehabs UK, who can help to direct individuals to the right residential rehabilitation center. Rehab UK and East Coast Recovery Social Media Pages Rehab UK Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter | Website  East Coast Recovery Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter | Website Sonja's Story Sonja Pewter used Class A drugs for nearly two decades and has been to HMP approximately 13 times for various offences from shop lifting to street robberies. Her last sentence was long enough for her to have the opportunity to think about what she wanted from her life and is where her journey into new beginnings started. Sonja left HMP for last time on the 4th of February 2006 and went to treatment where she lasted 9 days before being introduced to Lester. Sonja joined a mature AA fellowship in Watford whom she is forever grateful to and although she ended up using a couple of times from February 2006 to October 2006, she still attended meetings, got herself a sponsor and started working through the steps. She has been clean since October 1st 2006 and continues to be actively involved in 12 step fellowships and has been in employment since getting clean. Sonja was ECR's Recovery Centre Manager working alongside Lester before leaving in June 2022 to begin a new adventure back in her old home town, Southend. She has bought her own house, gained her level 5 in Leadership and Management along with other studies and training. Sonja has been all around the world on lovely holidays and her relationships – daughter included are better than she ever imagined.  

Montana Public Radio News
$2.7 million in health dept. grants will fund addiction treatment in detention centers

Montana Public Radio News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 1:36


The Montana health department is sending nearly $3 million to local detention centers for addiction and recovery treatment. These grants are a part of the state's new funding program to address behavioral health services.

Busting Addiction and Its Myths
What's Behind the Pain?

Busting Addiction and Its Myths

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 13:46


In this podcast, we discuss the sources of chronic pain in families with addiction.We learn that:Chronic pain is more likely to occur in families with an addiction problem in the home.That is because of the extra burden of stressors imposed by dysfunctions and (according to Dr John Sarno) by suppressed rage.Science has shown that chronic pain is as much a brain disorder as it is a physical problem.Learning new neural pathways is a science-based way of looking at what recovery tries to do – unlearning unhealthy ways of thinking and replacing them with new attitudes and healthy ways of thinking and being.There are countless resources to get help when the individual decides that enough suffering is enough and that there has to be a better way.                       

Busting Addiction and Its Myths
What Are You Going to Do When They Come for You?

Busting Addiction and Its Myths

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 8:46


In this podcast, we discuss the intersection of addiction and financial insecurity.We learn that:Free spending and addiction go hand in hand. A life of chaos and compulsion will include financial insecurity.As a society, we are closer to the edge than we think. Almost half of us cannot afford to miss even one paycheck.If we do not see addiction and financial insecurity as related and in crisis, we have not been paying attention.As a responsible society, we need a robust program of education that starts early and teaches the facts about alcoholism, addiction, and money.It does not have to be in dire straits as it is today. We can muster the will to change it for the better, for lives are at stake every day.

Positive Recovery MD
*ENCORE PRESENTATION* Rebuilding Relationships and Finding Recovery with Jesse Tucker, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP

Positive Recovery MD

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 48:45


This week, Dr. Powers and Julie DeNofa chat with Jesse Tucker, a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Founder and Provider of Carencia. Carencia is Outpatient Mental Health and Addiction Clinic that specializes in the care provided by nurse practitioners that address Recovery through Psychiatry-Informed Care and Psychotherapy. Prior to Carencia, Jesse started his career in Pediatric Psychiatry, where he met his beautiful wife in the Inpatient Unit (they say you shouldn't find romance in the inpatient unit, but it has worked out so far). He transitioned to Addiction Treatment, where he had the opportunity to serve in many administrative and clinical capacities, including as the Regional Director of Nursing. He has presented on Mental Health and Addiction topics for various local and national conferences and roundtables.  When he is not working at Carencia or helping the community through his services, he is spending time with his beautiful wife and three amazing children. Jesse enjoys being active in outdoor sports such as biking and hiking and likes to spend time reading and traveling. In this episode, Jesse shares the problem with addiction that is commonly overlooked, the importance of seeing opportunities during hard times, and why talking about Mental Health is one of the best things we can do for those struggling.  Topics Discussed: Why rebuilding relationships is essential to Recovery The truth about Spiritual Growth and Sobriety  How Covid-19 opened the door for TeleHealth  Thriving past Post-Traumatic Growth  Destigmatizing Mental Health Disorders & normalizing Mental Health Connect with Jesse Tucker Website: https://www.carencia.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarenciaMentalHealthcare Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carenciamentalhealth/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/carencia/ Connect with Positive Recovery Centers: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/positiverecoverycenters/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositiveRecoveryCenters/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/577870242872032  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/positiverecoverycenters/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4JcDF1gjlYch4V4iBbCgZg Contact Positive Recovery Centers: If you or someone you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule an assessment. We are here to help.  Call: 877-476-2743 Address: 902 West Alabama Street, Houston, Texas 77006 Website: https://positiverecovery.com  Services: https://positiverecovery.com/services/  FAQ: https://positiverecovery.com/faq/  ---  About Positive Recovery MD Podcast: The Positive Recovery MD podcast is hosted by Dr. Jason Powers, Addiction Medicine Specialist and creator of Positive Recovery.  This podcast will not only inspire and motivate its listeners, but it will also provide the tools and foundation needed to thrive and flourish on their addiction recovery journey. Each week the Positive Recovery MD podcast community will come together to have authentic conversations around addiction, Recovery, and what matters – growth & progress, not perfection, all while developing positive habits for your life.  To join the community, visit https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/OtK48nO/dailypositiverecovery to sign up to receive the daily Positive Intervention that we'll review and gain access to EXCLUSIVE Positive Recovery content available only to Positive Recovery MD listeners. About Positive Recovery Centers: Positive Recovery Centers is a strengths-based addiction treatment program with locations across Texas. We offer a full continuum of care, from medical detox to sober living, all supported by an ever-growing alumni community network.  Our evidence-based curriculum blends the best of the old with the new, supporting our mission: that Recovery is best pursued when meaningful, intentional positive habits are formed through empowerment and resilience instead of negativity and shame.

The Addiction Solution
12 Step and Addiction Treatment Lies: Are They Justified?

The Addiction Solution

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 34:44


Is lying to people about addiction justified? No - which is why The Freedom Model will always speak the truth, regardless of popular opinion.

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast
Ask The Expert: Stasia Rivera - Performance Coach on Mental Health

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 57:27


Stasia Rivera is an expert in the science behind optimized performance; whether it is flying aircraft or building wins in sports or working through a recovery program, the concepts are the same.Stasia developed these processes as a therapist working in trauma, addiction and family systems as well as being a former Division 1 athlete and coach at all levels of competition. In both arenas, Stasia studied the science behind performance, applied behavior, motivation, and connection, and it all came together to create two companies, AQ Athletics and Aviation Quotient. Today Stasia works as a Stress Management professor at a top-ranked aviation college. She also works with Gen Z athletes that compete at high-level high schools, colleges, or at the pro-level. Episode ResourcesAQ Athlete | aqathlete.comConnect with StasiaInstagram |  @aqathleticsofficialFacebook | @aqathleticsConnect with The Courage to ChangePodcast Website | lionrock.life/couragetochangepodcastPodcast Instagram | @couragetochange_podcastYouTube | The Courage to Change PodcastTikTok | @ashleyloebblassingamePodcast Email | podcast@lionrock.lifePodcast Facebook | @thecouragetochangepodcastLionrock ResourcesLionrock Life Mobile App | lionrock.life/mobile-appSupport Group Meeting Schedule | lionrock.life/meetings

LPP Podcast
he History of NON-DISEASE Addiction Treatment

LPP Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 61:24


Tom Horvath (SMART Recovery) and Stanton Peele (Life Process Program) delve into their decades' long association in the battle to establish non-disease, harm reduction treatment in the United States. Their connection is supportive, even affectionate. Each in their own way — Tom through his decades of establishing an international association of SMART Recovery groups, Stanton by attacking the disease lobby — has contributed to a shift in the treatment paradigm. Both SMART Recovery and the Life Process Program focus anti-addiction efforts through support for people's functioning, and not in terms of their use of substances. Both look forward rather than backward. They end their discussion by considering whether, in accepting the accolades of Nora Volkow, Tom and SMART have created a system clearly distinct from the disease monolith. ***** SUBSCRIBE to Our Channel ***** To get more of our content and help us grow: https://www.youtube.com/c/LifeProcessProgram?sub_confirmation=1 ***** FOLLOW us on Social ***** - Facebook: https://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram - Twitter : https://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm - Instagram: https://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/life-process-program ***** CONTACT US ****** - Website: https://lifeprocessprogram.com - Text us: +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/support

Busting Addiction and Its Myths
You Are Not as Unique as You Think You Are!

Busting Addiction and Its Myths

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 8:20


In this podcast, we discuss the concept of uniqueness.We learn that:It is an illusion since we are 99.9% exactly the same and only 0.1% different. We are far more alike as humans than we are different.It describes a state of mind where no one else matters; we are the centre of the universe, exactly what addicts and alcoholics believe.Accountability goes out the window. Our actions may hurt other people but that doesn't matter, so long as our own needs are met.It's only when those “unique” individuals to whom the rules do not apply, finally surrender the illusion, do they find any peace.We are reminded in our 12-step program that selfishness can kill us – unless we wake up - because we are blind to the harm, we do to ourselves and others, too.

Your Lot and Parcel
Pain Free Without Pills!

Your Lot and Parcel

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 40:08


Since 2009, Dr. James Granger, MD and his center at Acupuncture and Injury has provided high-quality Auto Injury Treatment, independent medical examinations, hormone replacement therapy to patients and Addiction Treatment in Georgia and the Greater Atlanta area. Whatever your specific need is, they are experienced and well-prepared to give you the care and services that you require. They also collaborate with many chiropractors to make sure your treatment is working effectively. From injuries caused by auto or work accidents to treatment for opioid dependence, you have come to the right place! Dr. James Granger, MD has written two books, “We Have Got It All Wrong!” and “What to do after you have been in a car accident.” Both books are available for purchase on Amazon and in the Apple Book Store. http://www.acupunctureandinjury.comhttp://www.yourlotandparcel.org

Conversations That Matter
Searching for Innovative Addiction Treatment

Conversations That Matter

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 23:27


Ep 419 - Searching for Innovative Addiction Treatment Guest: Hirpal Hundial By Stuart McNish   The numbers are staggering – almost five people a day in BC are dying from what the Coroners Service calls “illicit drug toxicity,” also known as opioid deaths. That adds up to 1,095 people from January 1, 2022 to the end of June.    Hirpal Hundial says, “There has been nothing transformative or innovative in the field of addiction medicine to assist people going through detoxification for the last 25 years.” The current solution is to switch users from their opioid of choice to an opioid agonist therapy like suboxone or methadone, both of which research demonstrates produce marginal benefits. Hundial says, “Time is up – we need access to innovative and transformative solutions, otherwise there will continue to be escalating numbers of deaths.”   One such alternative is ibogaine, a psychoactive substance that shows promise in the treatment of opioid users. In New Zealand where the use of ibogaine is legal, a study available online at the National Library of Medicine reported that “a single ibogaine treatment reduced opioid withdrawal symptoms and achieved opioid cessation or sustained reduced use in dependent individuals as measured over 12 months.”   The report went on to say, “Ibogaine's legal availability in New Zealand may offer improved outcomes where legislation supports treatment providers to work closely with other health professionals.” The same is not true in Canada.   We invited Hirpal Hundial, the Director of Clinical Services at Universal Ibogaine, to join us for a Conversation That Matters about the risks and the benefits of ibogaine in addressing one of our biggest health challenges. Join us at a Conversations Live event, sign up for advance notice about upcoming events at conversationslive.ca

Hamilton County Ohio Social Service News
Center for Addiction Treatment

Hamilton County Ohio Social Service News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022


Commonly referred to as the “CAT House”, the Center for Addiction Treatment offers a continuum of addiction care for those with an addiction to alcohol, drugs, and/or gambling. Each patient begins with an assessment to determine their level of care needs. The center uses a multi-disciplinary team to make this Read More Shared by Stefan C. Densmore, United Resource Connection September 30, 2022

Busting Addiction and Its Myths
What's Cool About Group Therapy?

Busting Addiction and Its Myths

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 8:51


In this podcast, we discuss the value of Group Therapy and learn that it is a powerful tool.We learn that Group Therapy:Is an indispensable part of the treatment process, as it gets people to open up in ways that are not possible otherwise, even in one-on-one settings.Creates a powerful sense of belonging to clients who have heretofore felt only isolation from normal society.Gives them an opportunity to begin feeling empathy for others “in the same boat”, which is a huge turnaround from their using days when they thought only of themselves.Lifts the burden of shame when they begin to understand that the disease explains a lot of what they did and who they had become. They also begin to understand that being in the grip of a disease is not an excuse either.Makes it clear that they need to take responsibility for their actions as they see the consequences more clearly.

ThisisReno Radio
Addiction treatment facility needs more resources to meet community demands

ThisisReno Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 30:00 Transcription Available


One of the Reno area's few substance use, and gambling, addiction treatment facilities is the Bristlecone Recovery Center. The nonprofit is named after bristlecone pine, a tree found in Nevada, Utah and California.The center uses this analogy: This remarkable tree can fully regenerate itself, even on the brink of death. Just like the Bristlecone Pine, the people who seek help at our facility for addiction, gambling, and mental health issues have experienced negative environments, weathered many storms and come dangerously close to death. On today's show we talk with Peter Ott. He is the executive director of the center and he speaks candidly about the realities of addiction in the Reno area. He also discusses his hopes for the future of the community.Learn more about Bristlecone at https://www.bristleconereno.com/.Thank you for listening to the show on KWNK Community Radio at 97.7 FM and on your favorite podcast player. Subscribe and listen to the show here: https://thisisreno.buzzsprout.comSupport the show

Provident's Healthcare Dealcast
Analyzing Key Developments in the Behavioral Health Space (Autism Services, Addiction Treatment, and Mental Health)

Provident's Healthcare Dealcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 46:58


Paul Gomez and Tim Perrin of Polsinelli join Steven Grassa, Tommy Spiegel, and Dan O'Brien of Provident Healthcare Partners' to discuss the state of the behavioral health industry, including recent legislative and regulatory developments, transaction activity, and overall consolidation trends. Provident Healthcare Partners releases episodes on a quarterly basis. Be sure to subscribe so you do not miss future episodes.

Montana Public Radio News
Montana awarded grant funding to expand opioid and addiction treatment

Montana Public Radio News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 1:10


Millions of dollars of grant funding are flowing into Montana to help health officials and tribes expand treatment for those addicted to opioids and stimulants.

Busting Addiction and Its Myths
Spend to Soothe The Pain

Busting Addiction and Its Myths

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 7:26


In this podcast, we discuss the signs and effects of compulsive spending and debting.We learn that compulsive spending and debting:Are addictions much like any other – repetitive behaviour that causes harm, and that does not stop unless arrested by another force.Reveal themselves in many different ways, usually by some form of vagueness and denial.Are fundamentally spiritual problems that require a spiritual solution, for the idea that we will not be held accountable runs deep.Can result in financial ruin which affects the entire family; compulsive spending by one person can bring the whole family down.Is treatable in the form of Debtors Anonymous which was founded to help those with an addiction to spending and its evil helper: unrestrained debting.

The Reflective Doc Podcast
Flourishing After Addiction: Carl Erik Fisher, Psychiatrist in Recovery

The Reflective Doc Podcast

Play Episode Play 35 sec Highlight Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 44:14


Join Dr. Jennifer Reid as she speaks with Carl Erik Fisher, MD, addiction psychiatrist, bioethicist, and person in recovery.  He is the host of the Flourishing After Addiction Podcast as well as author of The Urge: Our History of Addiction, sharing historical, ethical, and highly personal aspects of addiction treatment and recovery in the United States. We Discuss:*Dr. Carl Erik's journey from medical school through an inpatient psychiatry unit to recovery*Why is the language around addiction and substance use disorder so important?*What is his opinion of AA and other 12-step groups for addiction?Carl Erik Fisher is an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University. He also maintains a private psychiatry practice focused on addiction. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Nautilus, Slate, Scientific American MIND, and elsewhere. He also is the host of the Flourishing After Addiction podcast, a deep-dive interview series exploring addiction and recovery.Social Media@DrCarlErik on most platforms:http://www.twitter.com/@drcarlerikhttps://www.instagram.com/drcarlerik/https://www.facebook.com/DrCarlErik/Also: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carl-erik-fisher-937360/Website: https://www.carlerikfisher.comJennifer Reid, MD on Instagram: @TheReflectiveDocLooking for more from The Reflective Doc? Subscribe today so you don't miss out!Also check out Dr. Reid's regular contributions to Psychology Today: Think Like a Shrink**********************Seeking a mental health provider? Try Psychology TodayNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255SAMHSA's National Helpline - 1-800-662-HELP (4357)Dial 988 for Mental Health EmergencyThank you to Brendan Callahan for the original music featured on the podcast.Disclaimer:The information and other content provided on this podcast or in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only.If you or any other person has a medical concern, you should consult with your health care provider or seek other professional medical treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something that have read on this website, blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services (911) immediately. You can also access the National Suicide Help Line at 1-800-273-8255

The Addiction Podcast - Point of No Return
Hon. Mary Bono - Mother - Advocate - Thought Leader

The Addiction Podcast - Point of No Return

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 29:22


A successful businesswoman and well-known political leader, Congresswoman Mary Bono (ret.) was hailed as the "embodiment of powerful American womanhood" by the Washington Times, rising to become Chairman of the influential U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. In April of 2022, Mary was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Merit Award from her alma mater, the University of Southern California.   Today, she is widely recognized as a powerful advocate for issues important for addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery. Mary was elected in 1998 to serve California's 44th (later changed to 45th) Congressional District after the untimely death of her husband, entertainer turned Congressman Sonny Bono. And in 2012, she became the first ever Chairman of the Women's Policy Committee (WPC) in the House.

Talk Recovery Radio
Art and Addiction Recovery

Talk Recovery Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 55:47


This week on Talk Recovery Radio we welcome Samir Baksh director of marketing for FAYYR which is a organization that supports charities, non-profit organizations and humanitarian causes through NFT fundraisers. Second on the show to join Samir is Alex O an artist in recovery, and Alex will share his story of recovery from addiction and how art helped Alex in his journey. Catch it all on our Facebook live video on Talk Recovery Radio Facebook page. Also on 100.5fm noon-1pm PST. FAYYR Our Purpose We believe that everyone has a role in making the world a better place. Our vision is to empower global participation in supporting social good using emerging blockchain technology. To this end, we have created a platform that connects charities, artists, and their supporters to the crypto economy and to each other. Fayyr was created to support charities, non-profit organizations and humanitarian causes through NFT fundraisers. A non-fungible token, or NFT, is a unique digital asset that is stored on a cryptocurrency blockchain. Fundamentally, a blockchain is a digital database used for recording transactions that is distributed throughout a network of computers to keep information and assets safe. We use the NEAR blockchain because it is fast, cheap, and climate neutral. Our Story Our small, dedicated team has worked hard during the pandemic to make our vision a reality. While we're driven by this vision, we have also had a lot of practical challenges to face. Unsurprisingly, this has meant enormous dedication, as well as learning all kinds of new technical tools, methods, processes, and underlying technologies. Luckily, this is exactly what we love to learn about, so while we're working hard, we're having a blast doing it! To accomplish our goal, we've leveraged our many complementary skills. We range from seasoned software veterans, to enthusiastic top of the class students; from mathematical gurus to marketing masters and everything else in between. We love sports, music, art, books, movies, video games, and hanging out with friends. We're a bunch of keeners, and a bunch of campers, but you would probably find that at most startups. What keeps us going is our collective vision to support charities while celebrating digital art. It's what we're all about. Personal Story Alex O is an artist in recovery, Alex will join Talk Recovery to talk about his story of recovery from his addiction and how Art has helped him in his journey. Catch Alex on the radio and Facebook live this Thursday from 12:30-1:00pm.

Let's Go Brandon Green
Addiction Recovery Coach - Skip Sams of Chicago

Let's Go Brandon Green

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 24:50


https://letsgobrandongreen.com/addiction-recovery-coach-skip-sams/Skip Sams has been on quite a ride in life, making him more than qualified to be an addiction recovery coach.Skip is a musician, composer, actor, and sober coach. He joins the long list of life coaches we've had on the show, but Skip has a unique and honest story to tell.He joins us in this episode where he tells us about how he had a troubled 20 years or so as a crystal meth, Crack Cocaine drug addict who lost it all. In the midst of hitting ‘rock bottom' Skip also had to deal with testing positive for HIV.He knew what it was like to be trapped by the addiction of drugs, as a drug addict in Chicago. He tells his story of how he one day decided that he is no longer going to continue digging a hole for himself, he was fully intent on becoming a sober version of himself for life. He didn't look back – Today he is still sober, over 15 years now, and helping others battling the same issue he was dealing with 20 years ago. He is now an Addiction Recovery Coach who is well-received by many battling the real and unsettling demons of addiction.mysuccess.coach/

Sense of Soul Podcast
Addiction and Mental Health

Sense of Soul Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 52:22


Today on Sense of Soul we have with us Dr. Philip Hemphill, he is a thought leader in the behavioral health and addictive service industry. He was a Strategic Board Advisor for All Points North (APN) Lodge before becoming Chief Clinical Officer. Dr. Hemphill moved throughout the system of care as a consultant, manager, leadership coach, and strategic planner. He has developed and executed numerous programs, such as program design, 360-degree monitoring, professional evaluation, fitness for duty recommendations, staff training and supervision, vocational and professional reintegration, workplace monitoring, staff development, coaching, and administrative management of the programs. Dr. Hemphill has served as the Chief Clinical Officer of a premier addiction treatment facility where he was responsible for the planning, organizing, implementing, and directing of all the company's behavioral health and addictive services. He utilized cost-effective methodologies while ensuring the clinical quality of those services. As a member of the Executive Leadership, he worked collaboratively with medical staff leaders in decision-making structures and processes. He was the lead person for developing and implementing plans for the provision of patient care services, policies, and procedures that delineate how needs were assessed and delivered by the company. He has served as a full-time Professor of Practice in the Tulane School of Social Work teaching and supervising research for the next generation of professional social workers. He has taught courses on Program Evaluation, Evidence-based Research, Human Behavior in the Social Environment II, Advanced Clinical-Community Practice, Advanced Research Methods, Psychopathology and DSM-5, Intro to Social Work Practice, and Sex Therapy. He has presented papers and workshops at national conferences and published articles in the field of trauma, personality disorders, and addictions during the past 29 years. Today he continues to write and publish academic research. He joined us to share his newest book “Integrated Care in Addiction Treatment.”  www.apn.com Integrated Care in Addiction Treatment Check this out on Amazon https://phemphillphd.com/publications/book-2/ Visit Sense of Soul at www.mysenseofsoul.com Do you want Ad Free episodes? Join our Sense of Soul Patreon, our community of seekers and lightworkers. Also recieve 50% off of Shanna's Soul Immersion experience as a Patreon member, monthly Sacred circles, Shanna and Mande's personal mini series, Sense of Soul merch and more. https://www.patreon.com/senseofsoul Thanks to our Sponsors  KACHAVA: www.kachava.com/senseofsoul ATHLETIC GREENS:  https:// athleticgreens.com/senseofsoul  

Busting Addiction and Its Myths
Legalising Marijuana: Where Do You Stand?

Busting Addiction and Its Myths

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 11:42


In this podcast, we discuss the pros and cons of legalising the recreational use of marijuana.We learn that:Despite the economic and taxation lift that is evident in the sale of marijuana, the health costs far outweigh the benefits.The data supporting decreased marijuana use among teens due to legalisation is thin. Marijuana use is highest in states that have legalised its recreational use.Although there is evidence that the violent crime rate may be lower in states where marijuana is legal, it brings with it dire mental health consequences, the full weight of which have not been measured.Although the public overwhelmingly supports legalisation of marijuana, all major public health associations oppose it, seeing it as a dangerous drug and a menace to our people.We do not yet understand the long-term consequences of prolonged marijuana use. This author sides with the clinical evidence and opposes further legalisation.Where I want to see a let-up is in the unnecessarily harsh prosecution and conviction of citizens who happen to possess a small amount of marijuana.

Busting Addiction and Its Myths
Is Recovery From Active Alcoholism Possible?

Busting Addiction and Its Myths

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 9:28


In this podcast, we answer the question “Is recovery from active alcoholism possible?”We learn that:There is little, if any, doubt that recovery from even the most profound state of addiction or alcoholism is not only possible, but probable given certain conditions.The best way to look at relapse prevention, given that relapse is what families fear most, is to learn that a change in thinking is at the heart of recovery.The thinking changes from the inability to deal with life events and emotions without drugs or alcohol to learning how to embrace life and emotions exactly as they are presented.Commitment separates those who make it and those who relapse. Commitment means action based on the principles of honesty, sacrifice, and giving, as opposed to using and taking selfishly.What at first seemed like just a way to get clean and sober, recovery comes to mean a new world of opportunity in which one flourishes as a complete human being.

Flourishing After Addiction with Carl Erik Fisher
Spirituality and justice in addiction treatment, with Dr. Ayana Jordan

Flourishing After Addiction with Carl Erik Fisher

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 67:29


Dr. Ayana Jordan is a renowned expert in addiction and other mental health conditions, newly recruited to NYU to an endowed professorship for her fascinating research. For this episode of Flourishing After Addiction, I was excited to talk to her about new frontiers in her research, such as incorporating spirituality and health equity in addiction medicine. What I was not expecting was for her to share so openly and courageously about the way substance use problems have impacted her own family. It was a powerful conversation with a powerful voice in the field. It never fails to astonish me: the scope and reach of addiction into so many people's lives. Reading the stats is one thing, but to experience how it touches so many people, again and again, is truly striking.Ayana talks about her longstanding interest in integrating spirituality in addiction treatment, while simultaneously respecting people's values and beliefs, and doing so in a responsible and effective way. We discuss her work on harm reduction, racial justice, and health equity. She helps us think through how to work effectively with the social and structural determinants of health. And, we tackle the controversial question: what's the point of spirituality in the medical treatment of addiction in the first place?Ayana Jordan, MD PhD, is a renowned expert in addiction and other mental health conditions in underserved populations. She is the newly appointed Barbara Wilson Endowed Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU, also with appointments and leadership positions in their department of Population Health, as well as NYU Langone's Institute for Excellence in Health Equity. The fundamental message of equity and inclusion has informed her research, clinical work, and leadership duties at NYU and beyond. She earned her MD PhD at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and while training in the South Bronx, Dr. Jordan became passionate about serving racial and ethnic minoritized populations. She did her general adult psychiatry residency at Yale University, where she also served as chief resident. She has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles in numerous top-tier medical publications, serves on multiple editorial boards, and she is a thought leader who has given a wide range of keynote presentation both nationally and internationally. You can find her on her faculty page, Twitter, and Instagram.In this episode: - Information on naloxone (Narcan), including naloxone's availability in all 50 states.- Lancet Psychiatry profile of her- for more on her research, see many more of her publications linked on her NYU pageSign up for my newsletter and immediately receive my own free guide to the many pathways to recovery, as well as regular updates on new interviews, material, and other writings.

Busting Addiction and Its Myths
What Will It Take?

Busting Addiction and Its Myths

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 9:15


In this podcast, we discuss the reality vs. the myths of what it takes to get an alcoholic or addict to ask for help.We learn that:Among the most dangerous myths is the notion that an addict or alcoholic will not seek help until they are ready.Another dangerous myth is the idea that addicts/alcoholics have to hit bottom before they are ready. We are asking the wrong questions.What we should ask is: “What can we do to get them to accept help?” Standing by waiting for them to get ready might be as good as a death sentence for some of them.Families of loved ones overcome by addiction must first learn as much as they can about the disease, lest they themselves fall prey to dangerous assumptions.Interventions can be formal or informal. No matter the immediate outcome, the family has learned a lot and the seed has been planted for a future attempt.

The Addiction Solution
Changing the Addiction Treatment Paradigm

The Addiction Solution

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 34:01


In this episode, we explain our 30+ years of experience of working to change the addiction treatment paradigm, and what it will take to effect real change.

Human Powered Life
014: Charlie Engle: The Running Man

Human Powered Life

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 63:34


Meet the RUNNING MAN, Charlie Engle.  Charlie and I met on a chance of me sending him a message on social media and hoping to get a response.  Not only did I get a response, we go to talk and he was pumped to get on the Human Powered Life Podcast.  He even convinced me to come and hang out and run for 30 hours with him and others who were raising money for addiction treatment.  The event is called the Penguin and is held at Ashley Treatment center in Maryland in July.  You'll Learn more about this in the episode.   Here's a little about Charlie: Charlie Engleis a global ultra-endurance athlete and founder of the 5.8 Global Adventure Series, one of the most ambitiousexpeditions in modern history, trekking from the lowest to thehighest points on all seven continents. He is also one of the mostaccomplished ultramarathon runners in the world,completinghundreds of racesaround the world.His incredible determination and athletic ability was profiled in the film,Running the Sahara,produced andnarrated by Matt Damon. The documentary highlighted his historic, record-setting journey acrossthe world'slargest desert, runningnearly twomarathons a day for 111 consecutive days, for a total of more than 4,500miles. Charlie's transcontinental run through deep sand and politically unstable countries remains one of thepremier accomplishments in the ultra-endurance and adventure sports worlds. After crossing the Sahara andseeing the global water crisis firsthand, Charlie teamed up with Matt Damon to raise $6M and create H20Africa, which later became the global humanitarian organization,Water.org.  Charlie's memoir,Running Man,(Simon&Schuster)became a bestseller shortly after it was published in 2016.  While the book details his inspiring life story, it's about more than just running. It'sabout facingdemons, overcoming impossible odds, keeping your sense of humor, and discovering the redemptive powerof putting one foot in front of the other, even whenyou feel like you can't keep going.His motivation to run and tackle extreme adventures stems from his battle with addiction to drugs andalcohol. Charlie has been in recovery since July 23, 1992, and he credits a large part of his recovery to thepurposeful devotion and emotional release he experiences while running. He was also helped by thousandsof recovery meetings and other traditional therapies. Charlie practices yoga and meditation, therapeuticbreathwork, and uses other cutting edge treatments like cryotherapy, infrared therapy and hyperbarictherapy to stay sharp and healthy. He's also been a plant based athlete for over 20 years.  Charlie is a dynamic speaker who has enthralled audiences around the world, from keynotes at the BostonMarathon and Google to the National Geographic Society, NATO, the United Nations and the deck of a nuclear-class U.S. Naval aircraft carrier. He is alsoa featuredpresenter on Tony RobbinsPower of SuccessTour. He's been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic Weekend, Outside, Runner's World, NPR'sAllThings Considered, Men's Journal, andThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as numerous podcasts and books.  He lives with his wife, Astacianna Hatcher, in Durham, North Carolina. Proucts we like> https://www.amazon.com/shop/lifestylelocker https://www.LifestyleLocker.com/ www.NewYorkChiropractic.com www.Facebook.com/lifestylelocker www.facebook.com/NewYorkChiropractic www.instagram.com/drjoshhandt www.Rumble.com/DrJoshHandt www.linkedin.com/drjoshhandt Charlie's Links: http://www.charlieengle.com. https://www.facebook.com/charlieengleruns/ https://www.instagram.com/charlieengle/ https://twitter.com/charlieengle

Recovery Rockstars UNCUT
Episode 74- Tim Westbrook, CEO of Camelback Recovery

Recovery Rockstars UNCUT

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 30:34


On this episode I speak with Tim Westbrook, CEO of Camelback Recovery. Tim struggled with addiction for years and shares his journey to recovery. Tim has been sober since March 2011 and is now leading a purpose driven life helping others! To find more info about Tim, visit:IG: @kickasssoberlifeWebsite: https://www.camelbackrecovery.com/Podcast: https://www.camelbackrecovery.com/podcast/

American Indian Living
Helping Your Loved Ones Navigate Addiction Treatment

American Indian Living

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 57:58


Where do you turn when a loved one is struggling with addiction? Susan Burrowes shares the lessons she learned in helping her teen-aged daughter access a variety of addiction services. Today's program draws from Susan's award-winning book chronicling their struggles and victories. For More Information: www.susanburrowes.com

All Things Relatable
From rock bottom to finding her way: Samantha Marchionda

All Things Relatable

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 78:59


In this episode, Sam shares her stories of how she ended up hitting rock bottom more than once, what those experience were like for her and how she managed to find her way out and on the road to recovery. Samantha Marchionda is a Niagara-based entrepreneur and professional singer who has experienced mental illness, alcohol addiction and recovery. Her struggles have inspired her to normalize conversations around mental illness and spread the message that no one is alone. She has written and produced three one-woman shows where she shares her experiences through storytelling and song. The latest, Subject to Change, included all original music. In 2021 Sam started her own business called Sam Out Loud. She empowers adults of all gender identities who feel stuck, uninspired, or lacking purpose to feel more fulfilled, happy, and peaceful through one-on-one consulting, workshops, and speaking engagements.Follow Sam on InstagramFollow Candace on InstagramLearn more about borderline personality disorder here

American Indian Living
Helping Your Loved Ones Navigate Addiction Treatment

American Indian Living

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 57:58


Where do you turn when a loved one is struggling with addiction? Susan Burrowes shares the lessons she learned in helping her teen-aged daughter access a variety of addiction services. Today’s program draws from Susan’s award-winning book chronicling their struggles and victories. For More Information: www.susanburrowes.com

The Real HopeCast
S1 Ep23: The Purpose For The Path (Kyle Willoughby)

The Real HopeCast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 62:28


We all travel a path in life. This week on The Real HopeCast, we welcome Client Support Specialist and 2022 Isaiah House graduate Kyle Willoughby! From death to life, Kyle shares his story of 23 years in addiction and the path traveled that nearly snatched his life away. Today, Kyle is experiencing new life and restoration, and defying the odds by living a renewed life with his family, and connecting with those in the madness, bringing them to the pathway of new life! The path we travel leads to a destination point. What is yours?Available now on all podcast platforms. Please share and subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also please leave a review! Follow us on our socials @RealHopeCast

Knockin' Doorz Down
Matt Ganem | What Is Recovery? Navigating Relationships In Recovery, Post Covid Addiction Treatment

Knockin' Doorz Down

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 50:25


Listen to and Subscribe to the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast on all audio platforms and on YouTube for more amazing interviews at https://www.KDDPodcast.com and follow Knockin' Doorz Down on social media. #onedayatatime #wedorecover ##inspiration   Why did I want to talk with Matthew Ganem on Knockin' Doorz Down? Matt has been in recovery for 14 years and has worked in the field of substance abuse treatment since 2014. He has reached thousands of lives through his efforts to battle drug and alcohol addiction. At Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center, Matt takes an active role in the day-to-day activities with the clients, he is usually the first person a client will see as they enter the door. Matt makes sure to let each client know that they are not alone as they begin their journey on the path to recovery and tries to inspire them to achieve a better way of life in recovery. Matt is an award-winning poet and public speaker, the author of The Shadow Of An Addict, and was recognized as the Recovery Advocate of the year in 2015 by the Massachusetts Organization of Addiction and Recovery. He is well known for speaking on addiction and prevention at schools and local community events. Matt is committed to building Aftermath into a leading treatment provider where people feel welcomed and supported on their journey to recovery. Matt Ganem is a true inspiration, from being a troubled youth, experimenting with alcohol and drugs at a young age. Matt was on the verge of death, in constant trouble with the law, and losing friends to drug use. This led Matt to a life of recovery, finding his voice through poetry and music as well as becoming a dedicated father of two. Matt is now the owner of the Aftermath Treatment Center helping others achieve sobriety while being an addiction recovery leader in his community and resource to all. For more on Matt Ganem and Aftermath Treatment Center https://www.facebook.com/MattGanemPoet  http://www.iamnotanonymous.org/matthew  https://www.instagram.com/mattganem_poet  https://aftermathtreatmentcenter.com/  For 51FIFTY use the discount code KDD20 for 20% off! https://51fiftyltm.com/  For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/  © 2021 by KDD Media Company. All rights reserved. Transcript  What is recovery, it's stepping outside of your comfort zone, you know, and like public speaking, hopping in the ring and being an announcer, doing poetry. Like these are all like unorthodox things that when you tell somebody their own fears, they're projecting on you and for how long did we sit in? Like that cage thinking that we weren't good enough, that we weren't capable of anything. We didn't deserve any better of a life. You know, like I was on a suicide mission every day. Like I didn't wanna live cuz I didn't think I was worth it at, at one point. I didn't think anybody loved me because of the wreckage that I caused. And I don't like facing my wreckage. I don't like at that time when I was using and I I'd hurt my family at hurt a friend, I don't ever wanna face them. I wanna run, fight a flight. Let me take off cuz I don't wanna deal with the repercussions of what I caused Knocking doors down your host. Jason, here with you. My guest on this episode, Matt G do me a favor. Please hit subscribe on whatever platform that you're enjoying on Spotify, apple podcast. And please share these episodes with someone that you think might just need to hear some of the knowledge that the guests share here on the podcast, in the conversations that we have do me a favor, help knocking doors down, grow, share with someone else that you think can get value out of these podcasts. Why did I wanna talk to Matt? Well, he's returning for a second time, but I wanna talk to someone that works in the addiction recovery field and some of the things they're seeing post COVID that are some really big concerns for the recovery community. Plus, I want to touch on the transformations that Matt's been making with his life since it's been a couple years and pick Matt's brain about getting to that next level in my own recovery. And so many other things that are insightful that might help you turn your life around. And that's what knocking doors down is all about. Before we get to Matt G I've gotta thank 51 50 51 50 is about having the power to overcome, to persevere the power, to set your life on a course to success. And right now you can get 20% off when you go to 51 50 ltm.com. Use the code K D D 20 that's K D D 20 20% off. Check out all the swag, hatch shirts, sweatshirts, all the gear that you want and get 20% off cuz we couldn't do knocking doors down without 51 50. Here's my guest, Matt Gandham after math treatment coming back on the pod, how's it going? My brother, It's going pretty good, man. It's a beautiful, beautiful day. Of Course, Matt, this second time here on the pod, if you want to hear Matt's story, go back through the archives. I mean just you're one of those people. The reason I want to talk to you again, cuz death was, was imminent. But, but now where I'm like really actively working my sobriety because it's doing a pretty guy, good job. The first time we met, but I got that arrogant streak in me. Like I'm okay. And, and I ended up falling off. So it's almost 17 months ago. I really wanna dig in with you on, on signs of substance abuse, cuz you were young when you were hitting it, you know, maybe it helped the listener see for a significant other that, Hey, these are some warnings, man. These are the things that pop up. Yeah. So one of the, I, I mean for me, a lot of it started with like behaviors in class, class, clown trying to get attention, you know, the insecurities and stuff that, that I had inside the fear of acceptance, the fear that people don't like me, that I would do over the top things to try to gain, you know, whether it was laugh, smiling on, you know, just something I was trying to, to gain from a young age, getting in trouble, you know, fighting there. There were just a lot of like, you know, certain behaviors even before I picked up a drug that, that you know, that you can spot for like a kid it's a little harder for like relationships because I was like so fucked up most of my youth that like, you know, I think when I was getting high, I mean, I don't know I was getting girls that, that didn't get high to drive me to do stickups and I, I don't know I was in, I was in some, in some shit when I was using. Yeah. But, but the obsession and the compulsiveness of, of a child, which like as a parent now, like I see in my kids, I see an electronics, you know, like you take your phone or, or a tablet away from a child and they have like a meltdown. It's like taking a bag of dope away from me. Like I'm gonna flip out, you know, but that's what it was like for like, I would do things to, to the max, you know? Sure. When I was playing sports, it was like, I was the last kid to leave the court after playing all night baseball, you know, I throw, I throw a ball into my arm was throbbing because I wanted to get better. And I wanted to be the best in like that competition, you know, just to be better than the next person to be the player on whatever team I was on. And I would do everything like over the top. And then I gravitated towards like the trouble makers, you know, and then to be accepted by trouble makers, you have to cause trouble. You know? So I, I was getting suspended in school in fifth grade. I was getting, you know, I don't know. I, I did a bunch of nonsense when I was real young. Like I was like a terrorist child. Like I feel awful cuz like it, it wasn't, you know, it wasn't how my parents really raised me. I mean, they both worked. My father left my mother when I was young, but they were both like working class. So like I kind of, you know, would cause trouble on my walk to, and from school stealing from the corner store, you know, for like validation from, from the people around me that like, oh Matt's crazy, Matt will do crazy things or Right. You know, there was a time I was hanging out with all the kids and they wanted to smoke. They wanted cigarettes and they didn't have any. So I said, alright, watch, I'll go steal smokes from this corner store. And they had like a hot dog stand to the side. So I asked the guy for a hot dog. And when he went to go make it, I ran around the corner, took two cottons of cigarettes and was booting down the streets. I didn't even smoke at the time just to say that I did it to like be accepted or whatever. Like the, the, you know, just doing dumb things. It remind me of line from it's fallout boy. Yeah. I like fallout, boy I'll own it. I don't care. I don't care what you think as long as it's about me. Yeah, exactly. And it really is. It's like we it's the truth. Yeah. We just wanna fucking build a rep of some kind. Okay. As long as it's this, this attention I'm getting attention and it it's so screw, it's funny you talk about relationships. Like I was a king of codependency, you know? Yeah. Any guy that maybe had some abandonment issues and wanted to nurture, So to mommy trying to fix me. Yeah. I'm gonna latch onto any broken, you know, broken pot of you and, and you're gonna need me through all that. Yeah. It's Yeah. I mean, it's, you know, it's that, that, that for that attention was what I did, you know, my, I went through full high school, so I was constantly getting kicked out. So I wore that like a badge of honor. Right. I sold drugs like, oh, I'm big, bad drug dealer. Like, no, I was getting high the whole time. And you know, being a little, you know, Guinea pig for whoever the kids in the neighborhood where we're like, Hey, go run these in school and bring us back the money. And I used to think I was like some big, bad guy stick up kid. I got stabbed. I used to wear that like a badge on like somebody almost killed me. Yeah. Like the rep and the longer in sobriety I get, the more I look back at like how delusional and you know, just like my way of thinking was so fucked back. Yeah. Back when I was using, when, you know, the streets, like whatever, I was like wrapped up in that I was just like a lost child. Like wish somebody grabbed me at that time and just shook me. Like, you don't need to try to impress other people. And the older I get, the less, I care about the opinion of others. Yep. And especially like putting your story out there and like, you know, like the poetry and, and some of the things that I've done in my recovery in my life, you gotta let go of, of people's opinions. I remember when I first started telling people, I'm gonna try to like chase poetry as a dream. And I come from a neighborhood where you don't, you know, Not that Shit. Yeah. They, you know, they're like, what, what are you talking about? I'm like, yeah, I'm gonna go do an open mic and I'm gonna go recite poetry. And they would laugh at, you know, like, oh, what Matt's, you know, Matt's on something, But it's kind of that, don't you think that, and I still struggle with this. This is one of the great reasons I wanted to talk to you is I have these things inside. And I, I was telling my girlfriend this, like, it, it, it feels like it wants to escape. And, and it's just, you know, I said, what, when I was drinking, I didn't give a fuck. I would, I would do whatever it was now. Like I have a conscience and I don't wanna be overbearing to people or whatever it is, but we kind of gotta embrace it. We are a little bit nutty. Yeah. And that's a good thing. And, and get the fuck after it. Like what, what do you want to do? You know, you look at a, at a guy, whether you, whatever you think of him or not Elon Musk, I wanna send rockets to space. Yeah. Okay. I'm gonna do it. You know, you kinda Gotta be well that's yeah. Everybody gave him shit. When he said that, thinking like, oh, who, you know, this guy's a lunatic, but he has the, the follow through to it, you know? Yeah. Yeah. And he's, I love Elon. I love everything that, that, that guy does. And it's the crazy people that, that actually change the world and make a difference. You know what I mean? Like you have to be some level of, of, you know, every genius has a touch of insanity. The knocking doors down book shares all the history and inspiration behind the Carlos Vera foundation and how it all started all proceeds from the book benefit, the Carlos Vera foundation's race to be drug free campaign. So what's that all about through the race to be drug free campaign. Carlos Vera foundation raises awareness about drug abuse, donates to drug free programs and brings drug free speakers into schools to educate youth the race to be drug free campaigns. Main program is the gloves, not drugs boxing program. This program is completely free for kids between the ages of eight and 17 to learn discipline, strength, respect, comradery, and the art of boxing. The program was created to keep kids off the streets out of gangs and away from drugs for more info and to get involved, check out Carlos Vera foundation.org. Yeah. I, and for me, you know, as a parent, as well, father daughter like yourself, how can I sit and tell my kids go after it, chase your dreams if I'm being a hypocrite and I'm not. Yeah. You know? Yeah. Like we gotta set that groundwork. No, I know. So like, I try to embrace for like my kids. My kids are like wicked creative, both of them. And which I hope is, is part of, you know, me being a poet, them seeing me perform. And like some of the things that poetry has brought to like my life, like being on the news and being able to travel and, and all like the treatment center and all the stuff that came after it, you know, my son has had a progression where he started doing comic books at a young age. So I was pushing him to, to draw comics and he was selling 'em for a dollar, a piece, you know? And then he moved to like animation on YouTube, draw in voiceovers, getting friends involved to like voice the characters and have storylines. And then we embraced it. And what's funny is now, so he just turned 14 years old and he he's like into rap, which like, I'm like a big rap fan. And I catch him every now and then free styling to himself. So now when we're walking the dogs, it's like, he goes a few lines. I go a few lines and we go back and forth, you know, because like, I feel like a lot of times people will tell you not to do something or not to chase your dreams, especially like at younger, you know, a young age, they want you boxed into like, you know, get a job, go to college, get a job, bury yourself in debt, outside the box, thinking isn't, isn't gonna get you anywhere where like, I wanna embrace the creativity. Cause I feel like modern day schools kind of destroy that passion that, you know, my, my daughter wants to be a singer, got a karaoke machine and, and try to push her to sing, but she got stage fright. So she has to, she gets too embarrassed around people. That's funny. See, I got, I got so SI fright. Like you put me on a stage. I'm fine. Yeah. Yep. Exactly. Prop me up there. I'm good. Like I'll do for, for 51 50 there MMA events. I'm good. Once I get in the ring and do the announcing, but then when I get off and people are like, man, you're really good. I'm like, you're like, thanks. I appreciate I don't inebriate myself anymore to have that ability, but I'm working on it. I'm fucking working on it. But that that's. And how cool is that? That you didn't listen to the naysayers and hear this son that your skill and these things that you wanted to do that your addiction hindered. You said, fuck it. I mean, I, I could have been dead. This isn't. Yeah. Kill me. And your opinion of me. Isn't gonna kill Me. Exactly. Well, it's also part of like recovery. What is recovery? It's stepping outside of your comfort zone, you know, and like public speaking, hopping in the ring and being in an announcer, doing poetry. Like these are all like unorthodox things that when you tell somebody their own fears, they're projecting on you and for how long did we sit in? Like that cage thinking that we weren't good enough, that we weren't capable of anything. We didn't deserve any better of a life. You know? Like I was on a suicide mission every day. Like I didn't wanna live cuz I didn't think I was worth it at, at one point. I didn't think anybody loved me because the wreckage that I caused and I don't like facing my wreckage. I don't like at that time when I was using and I I'd hurt my family I'd hurt a friend. I don't ever wanna face them. I wanna run, fight a flight. Let me take off cuz I don't wanna deal with the repercussions of what I caused. Yeah. You know, All to what, Whereas whereas now like looking at, at some of those outside the box things and the things that, that were really uncomfortable for me, especially in the early stages that I was able to grow, you know, into the, that where we're at right now, like I'm, you're in California right now. I'm in Massachusetts. We cross paths somehow. And we get to have like a conversation about recovery, about life parenting, a wide range of things that really stem from me getting clean. And then also me like from my side of it, when people were like, oh, what are you gonna do with poetry? It's a waste of time. Like, all right, I'm gonna prove you wrong. Just like when people told me I wasn't gonna stay clean or I'd be back in jail or I was gonna be a statistic. It's like, all right, that I'm gonna show you and I'm gonna, you know, exceed any expectations or the limits that you're gonna set. Well, and it's funny that you brought what you brought up about school. I think it was Gary Vanner check Gary V people in the, and he said, school's really good at building workers. It's not really good at building the creative entrepreneurial mind to go after that spirit and, and pursue what you wanna do. So it's good for the groundwork, but like, Hey parents, and it's nice to, to, to, I think one of the things we get outta recovery, we get a lot more switched on shit. We've seen both sides. We've seen a lot. And like one of the, one of the, the, I just did an interview that was like from, from addict to entrepreneur. And it asked about like some of the, the strengths from my drug use. Right. And how they've adapted into being a business owner and, and an entrepreneur. And a lot of it's like the risk, the risk taking risk versus reward, getting uncomfortable, taking chances. I mean, how, for me, so many times I was pushing the limits on, on doing whatever I had to do to get high that now I turn that same mentality into success. Yeah. You know what I mean? And for instance, I, I love sports. You see my man, Tom Brady behind me in his autograph, I got a bunch of autographs around my office, around my house. So I go to this like autograph shop and you know, I I'm pretty to myself when I'm, I don't really talk much to people, but I ended up getting into a conversation with the guy at the shop. Now he went to school to be an entrepreneur, huh. Right. Works for somebody doesn't own his own business. And he in turn tells me, as I shared with him that I I've take, you know, I've, I've owned businesses that have failed. I've take risks that I've failed. I haven't gotten discouraged, wiped the dart off, learned the lesson from it and moved on and used. What I learned into the next venture practical experience is, is what's made me a successful businessman. And he goes and tells me how school hurts him because he is so terrified to take a chance at anything because how much, you know, the, just the way they're educated to be an entrepreneur. Yeah. In a school setting, it's like, it just doesn't teach you compared to like, you know, the successes and failures that, that, that we might have faced. And I think our addiction, you know, you fallen 17 months ago gives you that drive of like, I can bounce back from anything. Like I got cleaned from shooting heroin and homelessness. There's nothing you can put in front of me that I don't think I'm gonna be able to get through. Oh, I fall short hair. Cool. Cut. Bait. Move on. Yeah. Like I'm not gonna, you know, I had a pizza shop. I had this great, you know, to talk about businesses. I had a, the last place I owned, 20% of it bought a couple of sober houses. So I was like, oh, the guys go through treatment. Then when they graduate treatment, they move to the sober house. And this pizza shop came on, you know, the market. I'm like, oh, it's a great idea. It's a get well job. Yeah. They can't really put drug addicts with cash on hand businesses. And no, I did it with the best intention at the time it ended up failing miserably. Cuz all I hired was like recovering addicts and you know, unfortunately Got wiped a bit. Huh? Yeah. You go to the register and be a little from time to time. It's like, you know, it was a bad, it was a bad business decision, but like I'm not gonna let it haunt me. It's it's a learning lesson. You know, I'll probably never get into the, the food industry ever Again, You know, but I'm willing to take the risk and you know, I took it on the chin and moved on, you know, Absolutely. This whole thing at life is a risk and we ain't gonna get out alive and we're not gonna get out with our stuff, you know? Yep. Our next partner has a product I use literally every day I started taking a G one because I wanted better gut help, more energy. 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But like the connection is, is, you know, the, the pain we went through, the struggle overcoming it and getting clean. It's like, you can really connect with just about, just about anybody. Yeah. You know what I mean? In that sense. And then Tom Brady is behind me, even though he don't play for the Patriots anymore. I still, you know, guy gave me 20 years of greatness as a, as a Boston sports fan. That's right. And then over my left shoulder as another really good friend of mine, SL he's a underground hip hop artist. He's an actor. He actually got clean in Cali. He was in gone baby, not gone, baby gone. Was it gone, baby, gone killing him softly. He's in like a bunch of movies played, played a cop in his last one, which was shocking. I forget the name. I forget the name on the spot of it. But he's like a, an extremely talented guy in all aspects. As an actor, as a musician, he's like a hot, cool underground rapper that Boston's not really known for hip hop. Sure. But like one of the things that I respect from him as an artist is that he tried to put other like up and coming hip hop cats on like an album, like the Boston project. He tried to give him shine cuz he has, you know, he has like a pretty far reach overseas up the east coast. And he's in recovery. Is that the dude that you were on his track or was it somebody else? Yeah, I, I have a track with him and another guy Rex. Okay. Where we we're talking about I'm my poem is of somebody who died where I'm talking like I'm from the other side. And they're talking about Rex was talking about a buddy of ours that passed away and saying, was talking about one of his friends, but I'm in a music video that he did called do what you love. And we did like a ton of charity work. Like I met him, not like before he was in recovery, just at like hiphop shows, cuz like I would do poetry events. I'd host hiphop, I'd perform it at some hiphop shows locally. And when he got clean, we crossed past and he, he knew like I was, you know, obviously big in the recovery community out here. And we, we did like a couple charity events. He had me host his, one of his album release parties. We worked together for a period of time and he actually just, he's in a partnership group that just opened up a detox and res Charles river recovery. Okay. Which is like 40, 30 minutes from where, where I am. So it's pretty cool to see the impact of like, you know, somebody, I look up to him a lot as like a writer, as an artist and you know, that's like, he's like one of my brothers, you know, big brother. Yeah. I'm gonna have to talk to that cat then, you know? Yeah, Yeah, no I'll connect you. But yeah, no Nova, I mean, that was cool cuz you know, talk to him twice first time like this via zoom and then to go, we actually at castle band with him and bam God, I hope bam is, is doing better man. But, but Nova it's great that he took that. He's got a real charisma to him and it's cool that he's turned that into a thing of, of helping others. I mean another guy become friends with Nova, got him into treatment, Tim loin. He's been here on the podcast and, and, and spoke with him on another one that, that you also appeared on. And it's just so cool how people that you know were so fucking selfish and are using that. We can't, we can't get outside of ourselves that now to be able to turn that around into something and like just, you had said this and I believe it was the, the conversation we had on the other podcasts that I do. And just like, I wake up and aim to be as service. Yeah. You know, that's what I got. Yeah. But that's like, you know, the charisma that he brings the inspiration. I remember when I was in high school and you'd bring in the dare speaker, it's like, they'd roll him in a wheelchair. And you'd talk about his 50 years of drink it. And we used to laugh like, oh, that'll never be me. That'll never be us. Well, what's cool. Nowadays is you have like, you know, inspirational speakers, like Nova going into schools, sharing with kids, trying to get them engaged. I know, you know, every time I try to talk to, to kids, you try to bring an element that like when I was in high school that they didn't have. Yeah. You know, everybody's falling asleep in the crowd to the guy that's not relatable that you can't connect with, but then you see somebody like Nova and he's like, yeah. You know, just breaking down all the achievements he has. And you know, you can check everything that he's done still hit bottom and was able to bounce back. I mean, it's, you know, it's extremely inspirational and you know, he's family to me. So yeah. I love Him. Good dude. Good dude. I hope, hope to see him again. At some point you said something earlier, interesting Matt, that you know about about that love and seeking love. Was it hard for you? This was a challenge. This was one of the last challenges through the AA steps. I'm a 12 step guy like you are, was I felt that presence of a higher power. I actually had a cool moment of spiritual awakening, but I still struggled in the aftermath that why would God love me? Do you find that with people that come into aftermath, that they struggle with that component? And did you struggle with that? Yeah. I mean, this, this, I have some severe like survivors, guilt survivors remorse that like I've lost a lot of my friends that I grew up with. And, and why, why was I like spared a sacrifice and still here when like, you know, other others were not like, what, what was the difference between me and them? That, that they ended up losing their life to this disease and yeah, somehow some way I'm still standing here. And then I also try to use that as like the purpose. Like I try to carry the message, carry their names and everything that I do as a way to like, you know, make sure that they didn't die in VA. You know, like a lot of times I feel like when we were, when we got into using there wasn't education, the way there is now, I'm not saying, you know, it doesn't matter. All the resources in the world could be out there. Addiction can still happen. But I feel like with Oxycontin in my generation and my group of friends in my area, it was like such a new wave. And it came over so fast spread like wildfire. And like, I mean, it's been taking people out and people haven't been able to get outta the grips of it. Yeah. You know, I'm fortunate that I got, I got clean at, at a young age, but then I I've watched so much death and destruction and like people that like genuinely wanted the help and, and they, they would have it. And they had the knowledge, we just lost a buddy of mine, Danny Mack, that like he could, he could recite the book and he was such an engaging powerful speaker. And like, unfortunately, you know, the disease got to him, you know, he didn't stopped taking care of himself, stopped probably doing the things that, that he needed to. And you know, the shit that's out there is no joke. I mean, it's something, you know, I always talk about when I was shooting heroin, I, I wanted to die every single night. I never feared that I was going to die. Right. With, with the joke that, that I used where nowadays, like people are terrified to use because you just don't, it's, it's just, it literally is killing people, you know, at such a rapid pace. Like it's, it's, it's insane. It's like absolute insanity. Well, You know, the, the fucking fentanyl sneaking into everything being split and cut and you know, I mean, we see what here, I don't know about there, but definitely with the pills, you know, people getting M 30 S and stuff and, and, you know, people are listening, maybe aren't in the drug recovery culture, like you and I are, but yeah, they're these, you know, getting these press pills, you know, someone's taking 'em man, cause some dude could be mixing it up in his fucking bath and, and oh, absolutely. Held a split. You get a hundred percent fentanyl you're gone. Yeah. I mean, we, another buddy, we lost that. When they went, went through his room, there was no needle, no syringe, no straw, no rolled up dollar bill, nothing. And I come to find out, he had popped one of those M 30 S that was a straight pressed fentanyl pill. And didn't make it, you know, like it's such a, a deadly lethal chemical component mixture, whatever that like, you know, is serious repercussions when you're using it. Yeah. You know, and it's like one of the most high break things about how, like we're seeing a lot more alcoholics and a lot of it's because there's not a lot of people that are making it out from, from using fentanyl. You know? I mean, it's really ravaging the country. I mean, every single year the overdose deaths have increased. It's the number one. Cause in deaths, in people from 18 to 35. Yeah. Like that's some serious, you know, that's a serious number right there. Yeah. You know, it's not, it's not car accidents. It's not, no, it's, It's overdose deaths is the leading cause for death in young adults. Yeah. Yeah. We've got a, A heartbreaking, A mental health issue that I, I don't have the solution to address. Yeah. But I think the more we get it out there that like, you know, talk about your problems and it's a good thing. It's a sign of strength, not weakness. Hopefully we can come across that. And you know, cause I don't know, other than people that care cuz our government ain't gonna do it For yeah. The government doesn't, doesn't give a shit. But I do think like my father and then to me, for, for an extent, when I was younger, we're taught to man up and not express feelings. Like my father only now in his, late in his sixties is starting to express himself a little bit softer than his entire life. But like as men, we're not told to talk about our problems, that it's a sign of weakness. One actually it's like a sign of strength that you're not holding onto it. You're not bottling it up that, you know, you can talk about having weak moments or feeling like, you know, being able to express whatever it is that you're going through. Yeah. You know, I think if we can continue that conversation of, of allowing us to be vulnerable, weak, and emotional at moments or whenever and pass that down to like our kids. So they're not scared of being like, Hey, you know, I'm feeling like this where you're gonna be shamed and told to man up, you know, don't cry, don't show your feelings. Like, you know, we need to raise, you know, kids that are better in tune with their emotions. Yeah. They don't have to seek that, that substance drinking or drug to kinda numb whatever emotion that they were dealing with the way, you know, I did when I was younger. Yeah. And for me fell in later and you know yeah. And when we to give context, we don't mean come home and show your emotion. Oh the day was fucked. And no, we, we may maybe come home to the significant other and hopefully you have a relationship environment, cuz this is something you should question. If you don't, if you're in the right place, you come home and just be man, I had a tough day at work. You know, the boss is grinding me. I felt like I was overachieving, whatever it is, you know, you know, man, a friend of mine is sick and you know, any of that kind of stuff It's yeah. Sad over it. Yeah. It's important. It's okay to go like man, I'm sad. My energy isn't there. It's okay to have these things. We don't mean be arranging Dick about it. No, no, But express it. Yeah. A healthy, we need to learn how to express these emotions and feelings in a healthy manner. Not outbursts. Yeah. And what, which is hard to learn what exactly that is, but you got, you gotta work it to figure it out. You know, It's, you know, everything's a process, nothing, you know, takes time, takes learning, finding the different skills on how to cope and deal with different things. Yeah. Which can be a motherfucker. Yeah. Definitely some challenges on, on the way to figuring some things out. I still haven't figured everything out. You know, do we, do we want to though? No, no right. To figure everything out, it'd be a boring life. What, what else are we living for? You know, there's gotta be some tweaks and, and things that we can work on. You know, I, I wanna ask cuz you've got some good longevity with, with new people that come into the program, do they get thrown off? Cuz I'm starting to get lately a lot of dudes, like what does this AA saying mean? What does this one mean? You know, as simple as one day at a time I broke it, broke it down for a dude in my perspective. Yeah. Do you have some of the newcomers kind of hitting you up about some of that stuff or the people in, in the aftermath? I mean sometimes, sometimes people, you know, they question why certain things of the way they are or certain approaches are or you know, they get overwhelmed when you start. Especially like with alcoholics that, that I've been seeing lately, like a lot of first, a second time in treatment, still struggling with the idea that they're an alcoholic and you know, they're like, I'm never gonna be able to drink ever again. And you're just like, nah, man, keep it in the day. You know, just, yeah, just make it through the day, one day at a time, you know, and you build on those little victories and then you achieve, you know, something more and don't try to look too far ahead because it's overwhelming. I gotta, I gotta P mine he's struggling, but his significant other doesn't want it, like hear it. It's this perspective of, oh, just stop, you'll be fine. And it's like, Oh, if it was only that easy, Right. How do you combat that stuff? I'm kind of seeking advice for him maybe to drop him this. I mean, sometimes you have to look at the relationship. A lot of our friendships and relationships are developed on that connection of drinking. Yeah. And then sometimes, you know, people grow a pot, friends grow a pot, significant others grow a pot. And maybe somebody has to take a look that if, if, if drinking has become such a problem and you're not necessarily getting that support, you know, if they're still, are they still actively drinking too and still partying, but expecting your friend to stop Or yeah. Yeah. I mean that, you know, if you're trying to stay sober and you come home to a girl that's still drinking, partying and being around that lifestyle, that's something that's really hard. It's not a very healthy environment. If you're trying to better your Life, it's a good path to fallen off real quick. Yeah. Like, I mean, imagine, you know, all it takes is one bad day, a fight with your boss and you come home and your girl's there drinking and you just, you know, you get a case of the buckets and you know, you just grab that bottle and, you know, washed away whatever time that you've gained, you know, it's really difficult and toxic settings like that. Yeah. Cause I, I, I think one of one thing that really was important to examine, and I know you went through it too, was realizing the snorting of other people, you know, that, that codependency, I mean, some of us just do and there's some people that that's all it is like, you wonder like, wow, her, her, that this man or woman was in this relationship. We recently had this in the news with two celebrities. Yeah. Seems like a terrible toxic place, but there's something about that process of the activation of flight or fight or flight mode and kicking our serotonin and dopamine. And we confuse all this horse shit with, with love and it ain't fucking love. It's just no, not at Alling people man. And I mean, some people like that, they were raised in chaos. Yeah. So being in chaos, chaotic situations like that is something that as sick as it sounds is like normal to some people like without that toxicity, you know, sometimes people can't be in the mundane relationship that like everything is going nice. They need to stir the pot, you know, drop a shirt on a pillow, you know? I mean, you know, who doesn't come home, you know, Hey, I need to spice things up, you know, let take a shit on somebody's pillow. It's fucking wow. It was a, it was a grumpy, Matt Was, it was the Dog. I forgot it was a gr it's a grumpy, a fucking, But that's, but that's the thing. Like we grow up a lot of times in like chaotic situations. Yeah. Like I've always, I've struggled significantly with love. Like I, I have never rarely seen like a healthy, normal relationship. And then I look back at my years of trying to, trying to date or figure out what is love and who I'm with. And like, all I see is the same cycle repeating itself. And you know, it stems a lot from like what we were raised in. And when you're raised in, you know, unhealthy relationships, like sometimes, you know, the abandonment issues kick in, you latch on, you know, as bad as it may be the fear of going out in the world and finding somebody else keeps you in situations that you're not happy in. And then, you know, that misery is, it's like a comforting misery that you're just, you know, you're attached to. And then that fear of separating. And then now you have to stand on your own and who are you as a person, if you're not with, you know, married to this girl or, or in a relationship with this guy? Like, who are you when you stand on your own too? You know, it, it's very difficult, especially when you put sick individuals, like all of us apart. And you're like, Hey, be, you know, do the American dream marriage, big house, white picket fence and, and raise healthy children, you know? Yeah. Oh, Doesn't always come, you know, out how the American dream has been portrayed to us since we were kids. Yeah. And there definitely is that thing, that fantasy mindset that is, I thrown out there that us addicts got a ditch. Cause we lived in so much of a fucking haz of a, a, a lack of reality for so damn long. So it's crazy, man. It's crazy. Matt, we're gonna finish up with some fun, random questions and leave you at the final words. Tell people how to hit you up and I'll include the links in the podcast description. Yeah. You can find me on Facebook, Matt, the poet on Instagram and Twitter at Matt G under school poet. The treatment center that I own is aftermath addiction treatment center on Twitter. It is aftermath at aftermath, TC on Instagram. It's at aftermath underscore treatment. Yeah. Look for the Phoenix. You know, I, we have a very good quality brand that, that pops and has some very sentimental meaning in the name and, and you know, Phoenix as a writer, I write a lot using the metaphor, rising out the ashes of an attic. Reborn is a Phoenix from the fire. Like I use, you know, those type of metaphors a lot. So having like the Phoenix is the logo or the treatment center was like, you know, it just like came to me, had to, had to put it up there. You know, I love it. This, this, this one. I can't even, I don't know that you can see that that's my, my pirate in a bird, but this was gonna be a Phoenix. But the design that the tattoo artist and I had, cause I got shit on my shoulder, on my left shoulder, wouldn't fit. So that'll be reserved for the right arm with Phoenix. Cause that, that gave me chills. I'm kind of with you on that with Man coming outta the ashes, you know, shitty situations as, as an addict or an alcoholic, you know, we're shedding that dead skin of, of our active use and reborn as a new person in sobriety, you know, the metaphor runs deep for, for what, what we do at aftermath. You know, Absolutely 51 50 is a lifestyle we believe in pushing yourself, finding your passion, knowing your dreams and working hard and always striving to make those dreams. Your reality. We believe life is too short to sit back and say, what if go after it, grab it and make it happen. Being 51 50 is committing to that long, hard road that road, you know, is going to be tough, but the most rewarding that's living the madness. That's 51 50. If you're living the 51 50 lifestyle, then celebrate by rocking the goods. So listen up. There's a special deal for listeners of knocking doors down, go to 5, 1 50 ltm.com and enter co KDD 20 and receive 20% off your purchase. That's five one F I F T Y ltm.com. All right, man. Let's jump into those random questions. Yep. If you could have dinner with any one person alive or not, who would it be? Damn or not? Could I do both? Somebody's alive and somebody who's dead. All Right, go ahead. Throw a dinner party. I would love to sit down with Tupac. Yeah. Tupac's like my favorite writer and the emotion and all that comes with it. And then a person that's would probably like to have conversation on, on how he's been able to adapt to his circumstances coming from where he came from to get to where he is and evolve as an artist. So I think that would be a cool two cool conversations, even though Tupac, Get to break bread on this. Exactly. You're stranded on a deserted island. You got one movie and one music album with you. What are they? Hmm. Movie would be probably Goodwill hunting. I watch that whenever. And then for album would be it's doc and hell is hot. All right. That's funny. I posted something the other day on my story. I said where it was. Do you like apples? How about them? Apples. Yep. Yep. I love Goodwill, huh? No, I love that movie. I mean, what hap there's like a bunch that come to mind, like I'm a big Marvel fan and, and style wars. If I could get a whole collection, it probably would've went to one of them, but you know, I'm gonna rock with a classic I'm with you on star wars. One of my things, my previous sponsor, he goes, what did you love to do as a kid? And I'm like, ride, ride my bike, this and I go, I love to build Legos. And he goes, all right. And he sent me a gift card. So now I've got two bookshelves full of star wars and race. So hell yeah. How'd you like OB how'd you like OB one? OB won was fucking dope, man. Oh, was so sick. I loved it. The scene with Veda. I mean that turned, you know, that tugged on my hot strings, you know, they're two great actors and like, I wish we could get more even though I don't. You can't, you can't play anything else out between them two. I, yeah. I wonder cuz I've read some rumor about that. They were gonna do a second season, but I'm like, where do you from That? Why you can't have Vader in it like that is, I personally believe it's a perfect segue into a new hope and, and where they are at that point. I don't think you can do too much after that. You know, If you were in a star wars movie or TV show, would you play a Jedi or a isn't isn't it? Yeah, man. You know, I mean, peace loving happiness is the Jedi. And you know, I probably try to figure out some, you know, weird way to gain power and I don't know, sister just cooler. Yeah. You know, I love Vata. Veta is my favorite character and any movie, his whole arc is pretty dope. So I think I'm gonna have to rock with, with Seth on That one. And the OB one series made me like the episodes one through three Even more. Yeah. Yeah. No, definitely. It, it pulled me back in. Alright. You brought up Marvel. If you could have one superpower, what would it be So many of them to choose? Right. Probably fly. Yeah. They fly and be pretty dope. Just get where you want to go. Huh? Yeah. You know, don't gotta sit through TSA, go hop on the island. I'll go shoot down to Bo Bo. Oh dude, I'll go with you. If you can carry, That's just carry a couple people, you know, get like something to, to latch on. And we'll just, you know, we'll whip there real quick. Yeah. The, my girlfriend and I, we did a vision board and so for the vacation, I got the, the, the little huts over the water and Bo board. That'ss The spot I wanna Go before I die. I wanna make a trip out there because it looks so beautiful and peaceful and there's nothing. It's like, you have those little huts and you can just soak up, you know, just natural beauty, you know, peace, peace and quiet out there. At least that's the way it seems in pictures. Right. That's that's what they show on the reality TV Too. And real beautiful out there. Absolutely. Matt, thanks brother. If you got any words you wanna throw out to people, you know, through your experience, you know, floor is yours. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, anybody that's out there struggling, you know, keep fighting, never give up. We all fall down. Don't get discourage at yourself or beat yourself up. When, when we have little slips, very few people actually get it in their first time. But the worst part, you know, is when you beat yourself up, you don't end up making it back. So I play in like a men's basketball league and, and we have a kid on our team that fell off, got into a bad car accident, faces all messed up. And we were trying to talk him into like going into detox yesterday. And it's like, you can tell sometimes the burden and, and the shame just like drives you away. And you're just like, yeah, I'm gonna do it tomorrow. And then tomorrow comes and you don't do it. And then another day or next week or Monday, or, or on the first or whatever it is. And all of a sudden you're on like a five to six month run, creating even more wreckage where, you know, just put the bat down, stop beating yourself up, give yourself a chance, reach out to people that are out there asking for help. You know, I know it might not feel like it, but you deserve a far better life than it, you know, revolving. You're waking second from using, from drinking, from lion sheet and stealing. You don't have to live a life like that anymore. And you know, just give yourself a shot. You know, life is a hell of a lot better on this side of things. When we get to see things clearly be present in our kids' life, have a good support network, great friendships that aren't based off of your drinking buddies or who can get the best dope or Coke, or who has money, you know, and do the things that you love to do. You know, recovery's a lot about hitting meetings, building a network, you know, finding the supports in every way, but find the things that you love to do on top of that. You know, like sometimes people get caught up and it's just meetings and meetings and meetings. And like, you know, you get meeting, you get meetings out really quick. So find some of the things that you love. You know, I'm blessed that, you know, my son's into like comic books and style wars. So we go see those movies. I play basketball sports. You know, we get involved in a lot of like the recovery events out, out our way. So find things that you love to do hiking beach, you know, you still gotta live your life and enjoy it and be happy. You know, that sadness, that hopelessness is too heavy of a burden to bear. So This podcast contains the views and opinions of the knocking doors down hosts and their guests to the show. The content here should not be taken as medical advice. 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The Addiction Solution
The Tragic Addiction Treatment Trap

The Addiction Solution

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 38:58


Addiction treatment and recovery can trap people for years and tragically, some people never make it out!

The Mind Grind Podcast
Navigating Addiction Treatment with Randy Trauger

The Mind Grind Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 51:46


Hello Mind Grind Fam, We're going back to our Addiction Series, and this time we're interviewing an expert in the world of Addiction Treatment. If you or a loved one has suffered with addiction or needing extra support than a weekly therapy session, you'll remember the struggles of figuring out how to get help. It can be very overwhelming to not know where to turn, who to call, what the levels of care mean, and what modalities are best etc... And even if you've never been through this before, most of us will know or care about someone with addiction issues in our lifetime. This makes knowing someone like Randy Trauger, Business Development Director at Brookdale Premier Addiction Recovery, so important. He is one of those people who makes navigating the process so much smoother and adds that personal touch through his empathy, care, and authenticity. He has been in the field of addiction for decades following his own personal recovery and has helped hundreds of families and persons struggling with addiction. We brought him in to share his knowledge, experience, and even his own personal cellphone as a resource - 215-527-8976 should you or anyone ever need it. We hope you enjoy this interview episode and feel free to contact us for further help or resources, or to tell us how this episode has impacted you at our email themindgrindpodcast@gmail.com or our IG account @themindgrindpodcast! Find the time, come and unwind, to The Mind Grind! - Beth and Dana

Millennium Live | A Digital Diary Podcast
Episode 172 | Addiction Treatment for Organizations

Millennium Live | A Digital Diary Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 23:28 Transcription Available


#MillenniumLive welcomes a company with a mission to empower people to overcome addictions by combining technology, healthcare, and design. Quit Genius is the world's first digital clinic delivering personalized addiction treatment for your workplace, which includes dynamic solutions for tobacco, vaping, alcohol, and opioid addictions, 100% virtually. Joining us on the podcast is Dr. Yusuf Sherwani, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, who says the goal is nothing short of helping 100 million people overcome their substance addictions by 2030. In this episode, we explore how Quit Genius serves employers, individuals, providers, & health plans, how their substance care differs from traditional treatment, and the ways Quit Genius works with an employers' other programs to optimize all benefits available.

The Betrayed, The Addicted, The Expert
#148: Are There Certain Ideologies In Addiction Treatment That Are Barriers To Recovery?

The Betrayed, The Addicted, The Expert

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 44:36


Caller Adam's Question: "Hey! I'm a recovering SLA and by day I'm a physiotherapist. I was really intrigued when listening to an episode and B got really worked up when he talked about his first mentor in couples therapy. It made me realize that well, of course, there are schools and 'ideologies' in treatment of sexual addiction and betrayal trauma just as there are a lot of ideologies in physical therapy (I'll gladly rant about those) And so I thought, well what are those ideologies and how can I identify if my therapist is following a certain ideology? Now in a post-pandemic world where e-health is rapidly n expanding the availability of specialized therapy is greatly increased and thus the need to understand what might guide the therapist. I'll gladly share my own horrible story about my addiction, denial, and now withdrawal on the show as well as how I found specialized help." Tyler Patrick, "The Wandering Therapist", is co-founder of Love Strong (lovestrong.com), a Christian-based Recovery + WHOLEHEARTED living therapy practice. If you'd like to work with Love Strong via telehealth or in-person, reach out to us at connect@lovestrong.com or go to our website: https://lovestrong.com. We have a great online Foundations Of Recovery Class starting soon. This class is for sex addiction recovery and healing from betrayal trauma. Go to https://lovestrong.com/services/foundations-group/ to learn more and sign up. Brannon Patrick, "The Expert", is co-founder of Therapy Utah (therapyutah.org). You can follow Brannon on Instagram @brannon_patrick. He has some really great online courses available at brannonpatrick.com like his Boundary Bootcamp course. Brannon has a program called L.I.F.T. for betrayal trauma and addiction recovery available online starting soon. Go to https://www.liftforrecovery.com/ for more info! Join us for one of our "Life-Changing" retreats. therapybros.com/events Radiant Dawn Women's Retreat: https://radiantdawnconference.com Rising Son Men's Retreat: https://risingson.org Couple's Conference TBA We would love to have you as a guest on the podcast. Go to realtalkrecovery.com to submit your question and schedule your call! For more episodes, go to the Real Talk Recovery podcast feed (not BAE).

THERAPY BROTHERS: The Call-In Podcast. Ask Them Anything
#148: Are There Certain Ideologies In Addiction Treatment That Are Barriers To Recovery?

THERAPY BROTHERS: The Call-In Podcast. Ask Them Anything

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 44:36


Caller Adam's Question: "Hey! I'm a recovering SLA and by day I'm a physiotherapist. I was really intrigued when listening to an episode and B got really worked up when he talked about his first mentor in couples therapy. It made me realize that well, of course, there are schools and 'ideologies' in treatment of sexual addiction and betrayal trauma just as there are a lot of ideologies in physical therapy (I'll gladly rant about those) And so I thought, well what are those ideologies and how can I identify if my therapist is following a certain ideology? Now in a post-pandemic world where e-health is rapidly n expanding the availability of specialized therapy is greatly increased and thus the need to understand what might guide the therapist. I'll gladly share my own horrible story about my addiction, denial, and now withdrawal on the show as well as how I found specialized help." Tyler Patrick, "The Wandering Therapist", is co-founder of Love Strong (lovestrong.com), a Christian-based Recovery + WHOLEHEARTED living therapy practice. If you'd like to work with Love Strong via telehealth or in-person, reach out to us at connect@lovestrong.com or go to our website: https://lovestrong.com. We have a great online Foundations Of Recovery Class starting soon. This class is for sex addiction recovery and healing from betrayal trauma. Go to https://lovestrong.com/services/foundations-group/ to learn more and sign up. Brannon Patrick, "The Expert", is co-founder of Therapy Utah (therapyutah.org). You can follow Brannon on Instagram @brannon_patrick. He has some really great online courses available at brannonpatrick.com like his Boundary Bootcamp course. Brannon has a program called L.I.F.T. for betrayal trauma and addiction recovery available online starting soon. Go to https://www.liftforrecovery.com/ for more info! Join us for one of our "Life-Changing" retreats. therapybros.com/events Radiant Dawn Women's Retreat: https://radiantdawnconference.com Rising Son Men's Retreat: https://risingson.org Couple's Conference TBA We would love to have you as a guest on the podcast. Go to realtalkrecovery.com to submit your question and schedule your call! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/therapy-brothers/message

POLITICO's Pulse Check
Patients could lose telehealth options for addiction treatment

POLITICO's Pulse Check

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 11:47


ederal regulations that have allowed practitioners the flexibility to prescribe buprenorphine virtually — and to patients outside their state — are due to expire along with the Covid-19 public health emergency, even as opioid deaths reach record levels. Krista Mahr reports.