The Medical Pot Guide
About This Show
The Medical Pot Guide Podcast's mission is to provide the latest news and information in the world of medical cannabis through in-depth conversations with the top doctors, scientists, and experts in the field of medical cannabis as well as people sharing their own stories about how medical cannabis has changed their lives.
Most Recent Episode
30: Joe Schrank, founder of High Sobriety, shares how he uses a harm-reduction approach to treat addiction, which includes the use of cannabis as an EXIT drug.
In episode 30, I am honored to have as my guest, Joe Schrank, the founder of High Sobriety, a substance and mental health treatment facility located in Los Angeles. High Sobriety embraces a revolutionary non-abstinence, harm-reduction, model for treatment where cannabis may be used as an exit drug from addiction as well as a treatment for many mental disorders. February 1st, 2017 marks twenty years of abstinence from all intoxicating substances for Joe. While abstinence has proven to be the right direction for him, he doesn't believe it's the right thing for all people. The High Sobriety Team Joe's clinical training and experience have led him to believe that addiction treatment in its current form is inherently flawed and limited. Joe founded High Sobriety Treatment in 2017 as a response to the minimal choices for people who reject the idea that total abstinence in AA is the only valid path to recovery. Joe has had a long career in helping people find their recovery. As a young man at USC, he treated his own depression with alcohol and avoidance. Once sober, he returned to academia, studying clinical social work at Iona college and then he entered a masters program at the University of Illinois where his research was focused on college athletes with depression and alcohol abuse. From there, Joe became a residential therapist at Promises in Malibu, California. Returning to NYC, Joe founded Brooklyn’s Loft 107 Sober Living. He also worked with the city and a community