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What is the Recovery Machine Podcast? The Recovery Machine Podcast is a show hosted by two former healthcare workers who have struggled with drug addiction. Full episodes feature interviews with guests who are either experts or individuals with lived experience, or both. Other content focuses on specific drug-related topics of discussion. Recovery Machine is available on all major audio and video platforms. What is the Recovery Machine Podcast about? We discuss substance use in healthcare workers along with the following topics: Substance abuse disorder policies for healthcare workers, including the Independent Medical Evaluation (IME), Relapse Prevention Agreement (RPA), and Return to Practice Agreement. Drug policy at the provincial and federal levels, and drug policy in general. The differences between recreational drug use and drug addiction. The diagnostic criteria of drug addiction. Human rights related to drug use. Legal issues and conflicts of interest in the drug addiction treatment industry. The lack of evidence behind current drug addiction treatment protocols. Drivers of substance use as a coping mechanism include PTSD and trauma-informed care, individual biochemistry/genetics, concurrent mental health issues, the stigma around substance use, workplace stress and lack of support structures, and the importance of self-care. The psychology of drug addiction and how drug addiction is a learned behavior. Cognitive Behavior Therapy’s (CBT) role in treating addiction. Peer support as a foundation for mental health. Workplace dangers associated with trauma and burnout. The current Toxic Drug Crisis. How stigma surrounding drug use drives policy and how the language we use affects us. The failed war on drugs. The media’s role in perpetuating myths about substance use. The importance of harm reduction and safe supply. Why did we create the Recovery Machine Podcast? In short – to help. We’ve been through the drug addiction treatment process for healthcare workers in BC, and there are many things we wish we’d known before starting. So, one of our goals is to provide current, accurate information to other healthcare workers who might be struggling with substance use. We believe that by informing people about their options and the possible outcomes of their decisions, individuals will be better prepared to deal with the obstacles they will face. We also want to offer authentic, meaningful, factual discourse on substance use. We want to help change how people who use drugs are perceived. Recovery Machine is a tool we hope to use to dispel myths, improve understanding, and fight the countless drug policy injustices taking place right now in our society. Knowledge is power and when you’re at your lowest, surrounded by the darkness of the unknown, we’d like to offer you a light, a hand, and if you’re interested – a map. What happens when healthcare workers get addicted to drugs? Two professionals talk about their personal experiences with addiction, as well as what works and what doesn’t when it comes to recovery, back to work, and the challenges faced when dealing with a system that is misaligned with modern knowledge of addiction. Treatment protocols lacking scientific evidence, conflicts of interest, and human rights issues are just a few of the topics discussed on -- Recovery Machine. RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST Audio Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen Website: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recoverymachinehome EMAIL Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org If you like what we’re doing, please consider supporting Recovery Machine on PATREON: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recmachpatreon TWITTER: @rcvrymachine FACEBOOK Page: https://www.facebook.com/recoverymachine INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/recoverymachinepodcast/ FACEBOOK Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/httpsrecoverymachine.org Recovery Machine...

What is the Recovery Machine Podcast? The Recovery Machine Podcast is a show hosted by two former healthcare workers who have struggled with drug addiction. Full episodes feature interviews with guests who are either experts or individuals with lived experience, or both. Other content focuses on specific drug-related topics of discussion. Recovery Machine is available on all major audio and video platforms. What is the Recovery Machine Podcast about? We discuss substance use in healthcare workers along with the following topics: Substance abuse disorder policies for healthcare workers, including the Independent Medical Evaluation (IME), Relapse Prevention Agreement (RPA), and Return to Practice Agreement. Drug policy at the provincial and federal levels, and drug policy in general. The differences between recreational drug use and drug addiction. The diagnostic criteria of drug addiction. Human rights related to drug use. Legal issues and conflicts of interest in the drug addiction treatment industry. The lack of evidence behind current drug addiction treatment protocols. Drivers of substance use as a coping mechanism include PTSD and trauma-informed care, individual biochemistry/genetics, concurrent mental health issues, the stigma around substance use, workplace stress and lack of support structures, and the importance of self-care. The psychology of drug addiction and how drug addiction is a learned behavior. Cognitive Behavior Therapy’s (CBT) role in treating addiction. Peer support as a foundation for mental health. Workplace dangers associated with trauma and burnout. The current Toxic Drug Crisis. How stigma surrounding drug use drives policy and how the language we use affects us. The failed war on drugs. The media’s role in perpetuating myths about substance use. The importance of harm reduction and safe supply. Why did we create the Recovery Machine Podcast? In short – to help. We’ve been through the drug addiction treatment process for healthcare workers in BC, and there are many things we wish we’d known before starting. So, one of our goals is to provide current, accurate information to other healthcare workers who might be struggling with substance use. We believe that by informing people about their options and the possible outcomes of their decisions, individuals will be better prepared to deal with the obstacles they will face. We also want to offer authentic, meaningful, factual discourse on substance use. We want to help change how people who use drugs are perceived. Recovery Machine is a tool we hope to use to dispel myths, improve understanding, and fight the countless drug policy injustices taking place right now in our society. Knowledge is power and when you’re at your lowest, surrounded by the darkness of the unknown, we’d like to offer you a light, a hand, and if you’re interested – a map. What happens when healthcare workers get addicted to drugs? Two professionals talk about their personal experiences with addiction, as well as what works and what doesn’t when it comes to recovery, back to work, and the challenges faced when dealing with a system that is misaligned with modern knowledge of addiction. Treatment protocols lacking scientific evidence, conflicts of interest, and human rights issues are just a few of the topics discussed on -- Recovery Machine. RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST Audio Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen Website: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recoverymachinehome EMAIL Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org If you like what we’re doing, please consider supporting Recovery Machine on PATREON: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recmachpatreon TWITTER: @rcvrymachine FACEBOOK Page: https://www.facebook.com/recoverymachine INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/recoverymachinepodcast/ FACEBOOK Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/httpsrecoverymachine.org Recovery Machine...

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What is the Recovery Machine Podcast? The Recovery Machine Podcast is a show hosted by two former healthcare workers who have struggled with drug addiction. Full episodes feature interviews with guests who are either experts or individuals with lived experience, or both. Other content focuses on specific drug-related topics of discussion. Recovery Machine is available on all major audio and video platforms. What is the Recovery Machine Podcast about? We discuss substance use in healthcare workers along with the following topics: Substance abuse disorder policies for healthcare workers, including the Independent Medical Evaluation (IME), Relapse Prevention Agreement (RPA), and Return to Practice Agreement. Drug policy at the provincial and federal levels, and drug policy in general. The differences between recreational drug use and drug addiction. The diagnostic criteria of drug addiction. Human rights related to drug use. Legal issues and conflicts of interest in the drug addiction treatment industry. The lack of evidence behind current drug addiction treatment protocols. Drivers of substance use as a coping mechanism include PTSD and trauma-informed care, individual biochemistry/genetics, concurrent mental health issues, the stigma around substance use, workplace stress and lack of support structures, and the importance of self-care. The psychology of drug addiction and how drug addiction is a learned behavior. Cognitive Behavior Therapy’s (CBT) role in treating addiction. Peer support as a foundation for mental health. Workplace dangers associated with trauma and burnout. The current Toxic Drug Crisis. How stigma surrounding drug use drives policy and how the language we use affects us. The failed war on drugs. The media’s role in perpetuating myths about substance use. The importance of harm reduction and safe supply. Why did we create the Recovery Machine Podcast? In short – to help. We’ve been through the drug addiction treatment process for healthcare workers in BC, and there are many things we wish we’d known before starting. So, one of our goals is to provide current, accurate information to other healthcare workers who might be struggling with substance use. We believe that by informing people about their options and the possible outcomes of their decisions, individuals will be better prepared to deal with the obstacles they will face. We also want to offer authentic, meaningful, factual discourse on substance use. We want to help change how people who use drugs are perceived. Recovery Machine is a tool we hope to use to dispel myths, improve understanding, and fight the countless drug policy injustices taking place right now in our society. Knowledge is power and when you’re at your lowest, surrounded by the darkness of the unknown, we’d like to offer you a light, a hand, and if you’re interested – a map. What happens when healthcare workers get addicted to drugs? Two professionals talk about their personal experiences with addiction, as well as what works and what doesn’t when it comes to recovery, back to work, and the challenges faced when dealing with a system that is misaligned with modern knowledge of addiction. Treatment protocols lacking scientific evidence, conflicts of interest, and human rights issues are just a few of the topics discussed on -- Recovery Machine. RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST Audio Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen Website: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recoverymachinehome EMAIL Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org If you like what we’re doing, please consider supporting Recovery Machine on PATREON: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recmachpatreon TWITTER: @rcvrymachine FACEBOOK Page: https://www.facebook.com/recoverymachine INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/recoverymachinepodcast/ FACEBOOK Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/httpsrecoverymachine.org Recovery Machine...

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Episodes

Dr. Mandy Manak - Meat Grinder - One Year Special Episode!

11/25/2022
Dr. Mandy Manak, a certified IME, and MRO addiction specialist, joins us for a candid talk about what it's like on the inside of The Machine! #recoverymachinepodcast #drugaddiction RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST Audio Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen YouTube: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/youtubenow Website: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recoverymachinehome EMAIL: Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org If you like what we’re doing, please consider...

Duration:01:58:26

Anniversary Show Update & Guest Info

11/23/2022
The Recovery Machine Podcast is ONE year old! We have some thank yous to give out and some info about Friday's guest. #gratitude #thankyou #itsourbirthday RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST All Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen New YouTube Handle: https://youtube.com/@recoverymachine?sub_confirmation=1 Website: recoverymachine.org EMAIL Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org If you like what we’re doing, please consider supporting Recovery Machine on PATREON:...

Duration:00:05:22

Top 5 Things We Learned This Year

11/9/2022
Corey and Nathan review their first year as hosts of the Recovery Machine Podcast with a list of the top five things they each learned. PLUS -- Year End Special Guest info is discussed. RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST Audio Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen YouTube: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/youtubenow Website: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recoverymachinehome EMAIL: Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org If you like what we’re doing, please...

Duration:01:08:48

Pastor Ward Draper - Okay... But, Can I Buy You A Coffee First?

10/24/2022
Pastor Ward Draper of The 5 and 2 Ministries stops by to shed some light on theology, virtues, connection, and love. We talk 'slacktivism', connection, and moving through life without fear. RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST Audio Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen YouTube: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/youtubenow Website: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recoverymachinehome EMAIL: Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org If you like what we’re doing, please...

Duration:01:25:17

Non Abstinent Recovery

10/13/2022
A Recovery Machine listener and friend of the show joins us to discuss the balance he's found between living a full life and using opioids recreationally. RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST Audio Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen YouTube: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/youtubenow Website: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recoverymachinehome EMAIL: Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org If you like what we’re doing, please consider supporting Recovery Machine...

Duration:00:54:21

Access Granted or Supply Denied? #safesupply #safersupply

10/9/2022
Corey and Nathan go over the details described in the Access to Prescribed Safe Supply in British Colombia Policy Direction document. Is this the first step towards progressive life saving policy or is it wishful thinking? Take a listen and tell us what you think. What's your take on Safe Supply? #toxicdrugcrisis #drugpolicyinbc #fentanyl Email Recovery Machine Podcast at us@recoverymachine.org RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST Audio Platforms:...

Duration:00:40:23

Challenge Your Thoughts OR Lose a Digit: What Do You Finger?

10/4/2022
Corey describes the mental conflict he experienced when faced with two unattractive options; return to his former workplace OR lose a finger. RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST Audio Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen YouTube: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/youtubenow Website: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recoverymachinehome EMAIL: Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org If you like what we’re doing, please consider supporting Recovery Machine on PATREON:...

Duration:00:12:49

Charity: A New Understanding

10/3/2022
Nathan has an epiphany while exploring the meaning of charity as a virtue. #charity #virtueofcharity #epiphany #angst #driversofaddiction RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST Audio Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen YouTube: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/youtubenow Website: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recoverymachinehome EMAIL: Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org If you like what we’re doing, please consider supporting Recovery Machine on PATREON:...

Duration:00:35:56

Is Real Safe Supply Politically Possible?

9/24/2022
Given the state of politics and the impending blue wave, how will even the best-intentioned politician move forward with Safe Supply? Does the average citizen in B.C. care enough or know enough about Harm Reduction and Safe Supply? Corey and Nathan do their best to make a prediction. RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST Audio Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen YouTube: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/youtubenow Website:...

Duration:00:16:46

Autonomy & The Fear Of Death

9/22/2022
When is it okay to step in and take control of someone else's life? Legal calorie restriction for people who are overweight? Forced feeding for people who are underweight? How do we decide who gets to decide? RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST Audio Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen YouTube: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/youtubenow Website: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recoverymachinehome EMAIL: Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org If you like what...

Duration:00:18:41

Can you be Addicted to Drugs and Free at the Same Time? A Question of Autonomy

9/20/2022
If Joe Random is a chronic user of drugs and suffers horrible withdrawal symptoms when he runs out of supply, how much personal freedom or autonomy to make decisions does Joe really have? RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST Audio Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen YouTube: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/youtubenow Website: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recoverymachinehome EMAIL: Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org If you like what we’re doing, please...

Duration:00:08:00

ODX2? How Much Free Will Remains?

9/17/2022
Corey and Nathan look closer at Mandatory Treatment. Does a patient who overdoses twice on the same day have any control over their actions? RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST Audio Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen YouTube: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/youtubenow Website: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recoverymachinehome EMAIL: Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org If you like what we’re doing, please consider supporting Recovery Machine on PATREON:...

Duration:00:35:41

News: Mandatory Treatment

9/5/2022
We discuss David Eby's recent comment about mandating treatment for substance users. RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST Audio Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen Website: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recoverymachinehome EMAIL Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org If you like what we’re doing, please consider supporting Recovery Machine on PATREON: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recmachpatreon TWITTER: @rcvrymachine FACEBOOK Page:...

Duration:00:10:33

Armed With Knowledge, Grit, And A VW Beetle.

8/29/2022
Corey shares a story about his late grandfather, a medical doctor who practiced in the Mission area from the late 1940s to the 1970s. We discuss the challenges he faced and look at what's changed since those days. RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST Audio Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen YouTube: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/youtubenow Website: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recoverymachinehome EMAIL Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org If you like what...

Duration:00:48:43

News: Roadmap Project Update & Machine Rendering

8/23/2022
We introduce some of the targets we'll be focused on as data collection continues for the TImeline and Roadmap Projects. Corey and Nathan attempt to visualize an artistic concept of The Machine. RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST Audio Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen YouTube: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/youtubenow Website: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recoverymachinehome EMAIL Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org If you like what we’re doing, please...

Duration:00:13:17

News: Toxic Drug Crisis has now claimed over 10000 lives since 2016.

8/22/2022
Internation Overdose Awareness Day approaches. Here in BC, the death toll continues to climb, building momentum yearly as new adulterants and higher potency drugs are improvised to evade law enforcement. We know it's getting worse, and we know how to stop it. As we enter the seventh year of emergency status, one starts to wonder -- will this ever end? RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST Audio Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen YouTube:...

Duration:00:19:56

Cassidy RN - Back Into The Wild

8/6/2022
***Trigger warning*** sexual abuse is mentioned in this episode. ***Cassidy's dogs became very anxious during the more emotional parts of the interview. They felt that some of the questions were too personal and were simply voicing their concern. Please forgive them. They love her very much.*** ER Nurse Cassidy joins us for an interview after her recent completion of a three-year monitoring contract. She gives us a candid description of her past and details an upbringing that encouraged...

Duration:01:15:24

You'll Probably Want a Map

7/27/2022
Project ROADMAP is discussed. We plan to dispel some darkness by compiling data directly from the Machine. The results of such an undertaking would hopefully provide guidance for healthcare workers who are beginning the arduous process of reclaiming their mental health. Addiction treatment for healthcare workers can be a chaotic process. As such, any tool that can provide even the most general sense of direction is highly valuable. Let us know what you think. Let us know what we missed or...

Duration:00:18:45

Meet Your Mentor

7/26/2022
If you were setting out on a journey -- a journey known to be particularly perilous, wouldn't you want a guide? How about someone who had successfully completed such a voyage? Seems reasonable. Maybe this could be a simple change that facilitates connection and makes the machine look a little less daunting. Wanna hear more? Take a listen... On the Recovery Machine podcast, Corey and Nathan continue their series on positive changes to drug addiction treatment for healthcare workers. Could a...

Duration:00:12:46

Trauma Checks

7/22/2022
Would healthcare workers benefit from quarterly wellness checks? We discuss the possible implementation of periodic trauma assessments for high risk settings. Audio Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen YouTube: https://bit.ly/3APd6sOrecoverymachine Website: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recoverymachinehome EMAIL Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org If you like what we’re doing, please consider supporting Recovery Machine on...

Duration:00:29:27