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RECOVERY…THE HERO’S JOURNEY

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RECOVERY: THE HERO’S JOURNEY provides best practice information and support to people struggling with Substance Use Disorders/Process Addictions and Prescription Drug Dependence. We confront the stigma surrounding Opioid Use Disorder and Benzodiazepine Dependence, understanding that both are the direct result of an overprescribing epidemic. We discuss Buprenorphine, a first line, long term treatment for Opioid Use Disorder. We validate people struggling with Benzodiazepine Dependence (ie-Xanax/Klonopin), and offer resources and a recovery plan.brbr Experts explore Eating Disorders, Sex Addiction, PTSD, and the effects of today’s Cannabis on teens and young adults, offering guidance and resources to individuals struggling with these issues and their families. This podcast gracefully combines interviews with experts in the field and patient stories of recovery and redemption. The show is about connection, reclaiming personal integrity and hope.

RECOVERY: THE HERO’S JOURNEY provides best practice information and support to people struggling with Substance Use Disorders/Process Addictions and Prescription Drug Dependence. We confront the stigma surrounding Opioid Use Disorder and Benzodiazepine Dependence, understanding that both are the direct result of an overprescribing epidemic. We discuss Buprenorphine, a first line, long term treatment for Opioid Use Disorder. We validate people struggling with Benzodiazepine Dependence (ie-Xanax/Klonopin), and offer resources and a recovery plan.brbr Experts explore Eating Disorders, Sex Addiction, PTSD, and the effects of today’s Cannabis on teens and young adults, offering guidance and resources to individuals struggling with these issues and their families. This podcast gracefully combines interviews with experts in the field and patient stories of recovery and redemption. The show is about connection, reclaiming personal integrity and hope.

Location:

United States

Description:

RECOVERY: THE HERO’S JOURNEY provides best practice information and support to people struggling with Substance Use Disorders/Process Addictions and Prescription Drug Dependence. We confront the stigma surrounding Opioid Use Disorder and Benzodiazepine Dependence, understanding that both are the direct result of an overprescribing epidemic. We discuss Buprenorphine, a first line, long term treatment for Opioid Use Disorder. We validate people struggling with Benzodiazepine Dependence (ie-Xanax/Klonopin), and offer resources and a recovery plan.brbr Experts explore Eating Disorders, Sex Addiction, PTSD, and the effects of today’s Cannabis on teens and young adults, offering guidance and resources to individuals struggling with these issues and their families. This podcast gracefully combines interviews with experts in the field and patient stories of recovery and redemption. The show is about connection, reclaiming personal integrity and hope.

Language:

English


Episodes

GERALDINE BURNS ON BENZODIAZEPINE AWARENESS

9/14/2021
Geraldine Burns is an absolute giant and tireless advocate in the promotion of benzodiazepine awareness and the fight against benzodiazepine harm. During this podcast interview, Geraldine shares her agonizing personal story... why she was originally prescribed benzodiazepines, what happened, how she came to realize that benzodiazepines were worsening her condition/causing symptoms of their own and her attempts to seek professional help. She discusses her connection to Professor Heather...

Duration:00:55:06

THOMAS MOORE ON SPIRITUAL AWAKENING AND SOULFUL LIVING

9/7/2021
Thomas Moore is the author of the groundbreaking bestseller, Care of the Soul: A Guide to Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life and 25 other books on deepening spirituality and how to cultivate soul in the ordinary aspects of one's life. He spent 13 years as a Catholic monk, then went on to earn a PhD in religious studies and became a university professor. Thomas Moore has been practicing depth psychotherapy for over 35 years and offers workshops on spirituality and soul...

Duration:00:56:30

DR. BRADY AND DR. BACK...CONCURRENT PTSD AND SUD TREATMENT

8/31/2021
This podcast features Dr. Kathleen Brady and Dr. Sudie Back, two world-renowned, prolific researchers and clinicians who have devoted their careers to studying the complicated interrelationship between PTSD and Substance Use Disorders. People with PTSD are 2 to 5 times more likely to have a Substance Use Disorder and, among people seeking treatment for SUD, 20-60% have PTSD. For years, treatment centers have acted on the myth that we need to treat the patient sequentially...treat the...

Duration:00:53:31

DR. WADSWORTH AND MERRICK..MANAGING NEGATIVE THOUGHTS IN RECOVERY

8/24/2021
This unique episode combines a young man's personal story of recovery from a lifetime of negative thinking and subsequent Alcohol Use Disorder with a Clinical Psychologist whose clinical expertise lies in treatment of anxiety disorders. Merrick suffered from perfectionism and obsessive negative, self-attacking thought spirals his whole life. He was a slave to unrelenting negative thoughts. He began to drink in an attempt to quiet the critical voices in his head, but they worsened as the...

Duration:00:48:12

DR. JOHN KELLY...ALCOHOL USE DISORDER AND RESEARCH SUPPORTING AA

8/17/2021
Worldwide, Alcohol Use Disorder kills 3.3 million people every year. It is the leading cause of death in working men around the world. Alcohol problems are responsible for 10 times the number of fatalities from all illicit drugs combined. Dr. John F. Kelly is a Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Kelly led the most rigorous scientific review of...

Duration:00:52:45

RECOVERY COACH KEITH GREER ON FINDING YOUR PATH

8/10/2021
Keith Greer is a passionate, sought-after Keynote Speaker and Recovery Coach. In addition to working with individuals and families affected by addiction, Keith trains Recovery Coaches at Recovery Coach University. He is also the host of The Helping Conversation Podcast. He believes that a person struggling with Substance Use Disorder is his own best resource, that each person is the expert on their own life and is ultimately capable of designing and charting a direction for their future....

Duration:00:55:30

ROBERT KANTER OFFERS HOPE TO FAMILIES AFFECTED BY OPIOID EPIDEMIC

8/3/2021
Robert Kanter, International Recovery Advocate and Legislative Activist, is hopeful over the recent groundbreaking 26 billion dollar settlement reached by 3 of the largest opioid drug distributors in America and manufacturer Johnson and Johnson. Most of the money will go toward addiction treatment in communities hardest hit by the opioid epidemic. He is honest and authentic as he recounts his own personal recovery from substances and that of his daughter's, who recently celebrated 3 years of...

Duration:00:55:11

Shane Kenny on BENZODIAZEPINES...THE MEDICAL DISASTER

7/27/2021
Interview with Shane Kenny, Irish broadcaster, journalist and creator of the 2016 acclaimed documentary, “BENZODIAZEPINES: THE MEDICAL DISASTER,” which skillfully exposes the harmful effects of long-term benzodiazepine prescriptions. Mr. Kenny describes his own agonizing 13 year struggle to recover from benzodiazepine-induced injury to his Central Nervous System, including a failed taper in 2009 and a successful taper in 2010. He recounts his in-person interviews with Dr. Malcolm Lader and...

Duration:00:52:41

TREATING BINGE EATING DISORDER

7/20/2021
Join Alexandra Wilcosz, eating disorder expert and Clinical Director at Monte Nido and Affiliates (a residential treatment center for eating disorders), for a discussion on effective treatment of Binge Eating Disorder. Binge Eating Disorder is the most common eating disorder worldwide. It affects 3 times the number of those diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa combined. It is often accompanied by social isolation, shame, disgust and self loathing. Often not recognized as a...

Duration:00:54:32

EATING DISORDERS...DISEASES OF DISCONNECTION

7/13/2021
Expert, Dr. Mary Tantillo, author of ground breaking Multifamily Therapy Group for Young Adults with Anorexia Nervosa...Reconnecting for Recovery (2021), describes eating disorders as diseases of disconnection. Dr. Tantillo explains that the eating disorder wants to disconnect people from themselves (one's genuine thoughts, feelings, needs and bodily states) and from one other. She has decades of experience leading Multi-Family Groups for people with eating disorders and their families. Dr....

Duration:00:55:21

MEDICATING NORMAL

7/6/2021
Meet the director and main subject of the award winning 2020 documentary, Medicating Normal, a brave and honest film which focuses on the harmful effects of psychiatric medications. It follows the journeys of a newly married couple, a combat veteran, a waitress and a teenager whose doctors prescribed psychiatric drugs for stress, mild depression, insomnia and trauma. These people went on to suffer serious physical and mental side effects as well as neurological damage from taking these...

Duration:00:56:56

DR. ALEX KATEHAKIS ON SEX ADDICTION

6/29/2021
Dr. Alexandra Katehakis, world renowned Sex Addiction Therapist and Director of the Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles shares a wealth of information today. What is Sex Addiction? Is it real, or just an excuse for bad behavior? She believes that compulsive sexual behavior is a way of masking very deep pain and extreme emotion dysregulation that typically originates in childhood. Dr. Katehakis explains that most sex addicts suffer from an early Attachment Disorder. Case presentations are...

Duration:00:50:21

OPIOID USE DISORDER...A PERSONAL STORY OF RESILIENCE

6/22/2021
A man describes his journey of recovery from severe heroin addiction. We look at what happens when attachment wounds of childhood, life losses and physical injury collide with a culture of opioid overprescribing. He discusses the stigma he faced surrounding Buprenorphine maintenance and the physician who almost killed him. He tells us what finally worked for him, and describes what life was like then and now.

Duration:00:53:23

RADICAL ACCEPTANCE OF THE IMPOSSIBLE: A MOTHER'S JOURNEY

6/15/2021
Lori Drescher, founder of Recovery Coach University, discusses her son Jon. Jon fought a long, hard battle with Opioid Use Disorder and died in February 2021. He was only 30 years old. Lori talks about the pain of having a child with a drug addiction and what makes it so incredibly difficult. She explains why she dislikes the phrase detach with love and believes that we can learn to attach differently, in order to be a more effective partner, despite the addiction. We discuss the stigma...

Duration:00:56:31

ADDICTION PSYCHIATRIST DR. JUNIG...ON TREATING OPIOID ADDICTION

6/8/2021
Join Dr. Jeffrey Junig, anesthesiologist turned addiction psychiatrist and creator of the award-winning blog SuboxoneTalk.com, as he discusses the ongoing opioid epidemic in the U.S. and shares his own personal story of recovery from opioids. He directs his attention to those currently struggling with Opioid Use Disorder as he clarifies the best research-supported treatments. What treatments are out there? What’s the best? Why one over the other? We discuss the unfortunate stigma and myths...

Duration:00:56:10

LIFE AFTER CANNABIS...PERSONAL STORIES OF RECOVERY

6/1/2021
Two young men tell their stories of recovery from daily heavy cannabis use beginning in their teens. They discuss what they loved about the drug and what happened to make them believe they had a problem. Both suffered severe withdrawal requiring treatment. They discuss the rationalizations that kept them using, the culture that influenced them and how hard it was to stop. They talk about what life is like now and discuss how cannabis influenced their trajectory and impacted their potential...

Duration:00:53:52

WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE HAS A PROBLEM WITH CANNABIS

5/25/2021
Join us for an in-depth conversation with Larry Westreich, MD, an NYU affiliated psychiatrist who specializes in Substance Use Disorders. Dr. Westreich is triple board certified (General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry) and Past President of The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. Today’s well timed topic addresses the growing increase in Cannabis use among teens and young adults as the nation pushes ahead with rapid legalization of this increasingly potent...

Duration:00:51:48

SURVIVING XANAX...WHEN THE DOCTOR BECOMES THE PATIENT

5/18/2021
Cardiologist Dr. Christy Huff and Physician Assistant Nicole Lamberson tell how they both survived Xanax and are healing from years of a severe, debilitating protracted withdrawal syndrome. One was prescribed Xanax for insomnia and the other for work-related stress. Despite taking their medication as prescribed, they developed worsening rebound anxiety, crippling side effects, tolerance and inter-dose withdrawal. It took Dr. Huff years to wean off benzodiazepines and Nicole was rapidly...

Duration:00:55:12

THE EPIDEMIC OF OVERPRESCRIBING OPIOIDS AND BENZODIAZEPINES

5/11/2021
Interview with Anna Lembke, MD, author of “Drug Dealer, MD…How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked and Why It’s So Hard to Stop.” Dr. Lembke is Medical Director of Stanford Addiction Medicine Program and a longtime vocal advocate for judicious prescribing. Dr. Lembke discusses the perfect storm that created decades of overprescribing. She outlines how the lack of addiction training in psychiatry, in combination with a medical culture that pathologizes everyday anxieties and incentivizes...

Duration:00:51:21