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Healing Choices: Conversations on Addiction and Recovery

Health & Wellness Podcasts

Houston’s leading addiction experts discuss different aspects of and approaches to the disease of addiction and the gift of recovery.

Houston’s leading addiction experts discuss different aspects of and approaches to the disease of addiction and the gift of recovery.

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United States

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Houston’s leading addiction experts discuss different aspects of and approaches to the disease of addiction and the gift of recovery.

Language:

English

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2812009333


Episodes

The Connection Between Trauma & Addiction, with John O’Neill

6/26/2020
Lori invites John O'Neill of The Menninger Clinic to discuss the connection between trauma, PTSD, and substance abuse. With the whirlwind of shocking events occurring in the world, from COVID-19, to the economic collapse, to the repeated acts of police brutality and ensuing protests, we're already seeing an increase in trauma cases across our community. Lori and John explain why that is, and how we can help those experiencing trauma.

Duration:00:31:49

The Connection Between Substance Abuse & Suicide, with Dr. Sam Buser & Kimi Buser-Clancy

5/21/2020
For Mental Health Awareness Month, we invited Dr. Sam Buser, psychologist for the Houston Fire Department, and his daughter Kimi Buser-Clancy, actor and activist, to our podcast to discuss the connection between substance abuse and suicide, and how we can reach out to others to prevent both during traumatic times. For more enlightening conversations on mental health and substance use, listen to Healing Choices on our website and wherever you get your favorite podcasts. For more honest and...

Duration:00:33:52

Coping & Self-Care: How Do I Take Care of My Mental Health During COVID-19?

4/21/2020
In this episode of Healing Choices: Conversations on Addiction and Recovery, President and CEO Mel Taylor and Clinical Director of the Center for Recovering Families Lori Fiester meet virtually to discuss how to best take care of your mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic and social isolation. They also discuss resources that are available to you if you need professional help. This episode was originally recorded for The Council on Recovery's new video conversation series,...

Duration:00:30:49

Mindfulness: Strengthening the Relationship Between Mind and Body

3/18/2020
Here at The Council on Recovery, we believe in the power of mindfulness to aide us in difficult times. Mindfulness is the act of developing awareness of how we think and process information. We do this through focusing on the moment at hand and letting stillness and silence guide our emotions. If we’ve taught ourselves or been taught to numb our feelings in response to emotional situations, with substance abuse or other behaviors, we are not allowing ourselves the opportunity to understand...

Duration:00:28:56

Codependency & Addiction: When Does Loving Others Become Unhealthy?

2/26/2020
Valentine's Day has come and gone, but this celebrated holiday stirred the minds of our clinician staff here at The Council. Romantic relationships can be a source of great joy for many people, but it can also be a source of some of our deepest struggles. In this episode of Healing Choices: Conversations on Addiction and Recovery, Houston social workers and addiction recovery experts Mel Taylor, Lori Fiester and Andrea Washington discuss codependency – what it is, how it happens, and its...

Duration:00:31:45

Resolutions: What Does it Take to Truly Quit Something?

1/27/2020
In this episode of our newly reimagined podcast, Houston addiction recovery experts Mel Taylor and Lori Fiester discuss resolutions and what it takes to truly quit something, whether it's a bad habit or fully developed addiction.

Duration:00:35:57

As Addiction Boils Over, Expert Advice for Saving Your Kids’ Lives

7/1/2019
The opioid epidemic is boiling over. Addiction, including alcoholism, is killing hundreds of thousands and destroying millions of lives. Especially tragic is addiction’s ravaging effects on teenagers and young adults. Their developing brains are being chemically altered by drugs and alcohol. That’s creating a whole new generation who will suffer from addiction. Many will die. Parents everywhere are looking for solutions to save their kids. They are desperately seeking an understanding of how...

Duration:00:56:07

Unspoken Legacy: Claudia Black on the Destructive Impact of Trauma and Addiction within the Family

6/24/2019
Dr. Claudia Black, one of the world’s leading experts on family systems and addiction, reveals the startling connection between the psychological injuries experienced in childhood and the long-term trauma and addictive disorders that are destroying families everywhere. In this in-depth interview, Dr. Black discusses how trauma and addiction literally change the brain, and why the unspoken effects of these conditions can reverberate for generations, uprooting family trees and perpetuating...

Duration:00:38:57

One Father’s Nightmare: His Daughter’s Life-and-Death Struggle with Addiction

6/12/2019
In our premier episode, our guest, Bob C., shares an extraordinary story of his amazing efforts to save his daughter’s life during her 15 year odyssey with drug addiction and mental illness. At times, he thought he had lost her. But he also realized that desperately trying to save his daughter might just kill him. With other family tragedies swirling around him at the same time, he somehow found the solutions for staying alive and helping his daughter survive. Bob’s hard-fought quest for...

Duration:00:42:12