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54 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Should We Give Drug Users A Second Chance? DEBUNKED Live On Tuesday's Access Utah
Today we are presenting our sixth live episode of Debunked, the only Utah podcast combining evidence-based health practices with storytelling to challenge the stereotypes, and debunk the myths about harm reduction, substance use disorders and homelessness.
54 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Can Indigenous And Non-Indigenous Groups Work Together? Debunked Live On Tuesday's Access Utah
Today we present a live episode of the Debunked Podcast. Host Tom Williams and Debunked Podcast host Don Lyons welcome Mary Jo McMillen, Executive Director of USARA (Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness) and Ashanti Moritz, Outreach Director for the Skull Valley Band of Goshutes' Warrior Spirit Recovery Center to debunk the myth “indigenous and non-indigenous groups can't work together to solve social problems.”
54 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Debunking The Myth That There Are Plenty Of Resources On Tuesday's Access Utah
Next time on Access Utah, we’ll present another live episode of Debunked, the only Utah podcast combining evidence-based health practices with storytelling to challenge the stereotypes, and debunk the myths about harm reduction, substance use disorders and homelessness. This time we’re debunking the myth, “There are plenty of resources but people just don’t want the help.”
54 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Debunking Myths About Homeless People On Tuesday's Access Utah
Utah residents are facing a housing shortage in virtually every community and a segment of our population struggles with housing insecurity on a regular basis, partially associated with stigma and shame. Some don't fully understand the obstacles many have overcome. On the next Access Utah we’ll present another live episode of the podcast Debunked. We’ll be debunking the myth: Homeless people are lazy and don’t want to work.
60 minutes | May 20, 2021
DEBUNKED Live On Thursday's Access Utah
Today we bring you another live episode of DEBUNKED, a podcast combining evidence-based health practices with storytelling to challenge the stereotypes, and debunk the myths about harm reduction, substance use disorders and homelessness. We will be coming to you live from the 2021 Intermountain Tribal and Rural Opioid Wellness Summit: Bridging Harm Reduction and Recovery Communities.
54 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Debunking The Myth That All Native Americans Live On Reservations On Tuesday's Access Utah
Something exciting today: a live episode of the podcast DEBUNKED which seeks to dispel harmful myths and stereotypes about people who use drugs, persons in recovery, and evidenced-based harm reduction efforts. Today we’ll debunk the myth; Native Americans only live on reservations. Our guests are: Sandy Sulzer, Director of the Office of Health Equity and Community Engagement at USU; Kristina Groves, LCSW, Ute/Hopi Tribe, Therapist at Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake; and podcast host Don Lyons.
26 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
DEBUNKED Episode 15: Season 1 Finale, Highlights From Our Inaugural Season
The season one finale of Debunked features highlights from four of our most acclaimed episodes. These clips illustrate the negative impact that stereotypical beliefs can spread through communities and the heartfelt narratives of those who work every day to heal those wounds. Debunked season one focused on providing education about reducing harm and stigma of substance use disorder, and evidence proving that harm reduction builds healthier communities, is more effective in reducing overdose deaths and infectious disease, and promotes a better understanding of opioid use disorder.
49 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
DEBUNKED Episode 14: Myth 'Once a Junkie, Always A Junkie'
This month we are debunking the myth "once a junkie, always a junkie." This episode is a discussion between our host, Tim Light, and featured guests Maia Szalavitz, journalist and best-selling author of " Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction, " and Savannah Eley, Opioid Prevention Specialist for Southeastern Utah Health Department.
45 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
DEBUNKED Episode 13: Myth 'Kids Who Use Drugs Have Bad Parents'
This episode is hosted by Tim Light, and our featured guests include Carlos Riveria, Co-Founder & CEO of Generation Red Road; Dr. Lisa Schainker, USU Extension Assistant Profession, Home and Community; Dr. Amy Khan, Executive Medical Director for Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah; and Julie Flood, Smart Recovery Group Facilitator. Join us for a discussion that affects households everywhere, and hear experts explain the negative impacts of adding stereotyping to an already unfortunate and stressful situation. In this episode, we debunk the myth and correct the damaging stereotype that "kids who use drugs have bad parents."
6 minutes | Dec 30, 2020
DEBUNKED Special Feature: Harm Reduction During COVID-19
“Essential services” is one of the 2020 buzzwords that it is very unlikely any of us were thinking about before the global pandemic. But in March, as COVID cases began to spread throughout the U.S. and as business and organizations began to shut down, defining what had to stay open became crucial.
52 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
DEBUNKED Episode 12: Myth 'Only People Who Use Opioids Are At Risk Of Overdose'
Episode 12 of DEBUNKED raises awareness of other substances that can cause use disorder and overdose, and Debunks the myth that “only people who use opioids are at risk of overdose."
5 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
DEBUNKED Special Feature: Intersections Of Faith, Shame And Addiction
There’s no doubt faiths, and the communities surrounding them, can be profound and powerful. Faith affects our value systems and our culture. Our faith may also influence how we see ourselves and someone else.
52 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
DEBUNKED Episode 11: Myth 'Harm Reduction Practices Increase Crime And Drug Use In My Community'
Episode 11 of DEBUNKED defines harm reduction efforts surrounding substance use disorder and debunks the myth that “harm reduction practices increase crime and drug use in my community." This episode is hosted by Tim Light, who is joined by Heather Bush, Utah Department of Health Syringe Exchange Program Coordinator and Michelle Chapoose, Tribal Liaison and Coordinator of the Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative Resource Center in Roosevelt, Utah. Our guests discuss science-based harm reduction statistics, common fears about harm reduction, and how understanding the variety of substance use disorder treatment options can help reduce the stigma that plagues substance users and interferes with public safety. If you would like information about Naloxone training or are in need of Narcan, please contact Debunked through Facebook at facebook.com/debunkedpod .
5 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
DEBUNKED Special Feature: Tribal, Indigenous Practices For Managing Addiction
J. Carlos Rivera is a tribal member of the Sherwood Band of Pomo Indians and also of Mexican descent. When it comes to healing, he follows the guidance of Wallace Black Elk, of the Lakota tribe.
55 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
DEBUNKED Episode 10: Myth 'All Native Americans Do Is Drink, Gamble And Take Government Money'
In episode ten, we discuss another culturally-sensitive myth by debunking the idea that “all Native Americans do is drink, gamble, and take money from the government.” This episode is hosted by Tim Light and co-hosted by Michelle Chapoose, Tribal Liaison and Coordinator of the Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative's Tribal Opioid Resource Center in Roosevelt, Utah. Tim and Michelle are joined by Irene Ota, retired Diversity Coordinator/Instructor/Program Manager at University of Utah, micro-aggressions professor and private diversity, social justice and inclusivity consultant, and Ashanti Mortiz, Outreach Director at Warrior Spirit Recovery Center in Tooele, Utah. The information presented in Episode 10 explains why this statement is a myth, the realities of being a sovereign nation, and what influences have contributed to perpetuating this myth throughout history.
5 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
DEBUNKED: Intersections Of Addiction, Homelessness And The COVID-19 Pandemic
Wash your hands with soap and water frequently throughout the day, keep a six-foot distance between yourself and others, use hand sanitizer when you’re on the go, mask-up when you’re outside your own house and, most importantly, stay home if you feel sick.
55 minutes | Sep 10, 2020
DEBUNKED Episode 9: Myth 'Not My Kids'
In episode nine, we are Debunking the myth “Not my kids.” Our host, Tim Light, welcomes co-host Dr. Stacey MacArthur, Utah State University Extension 4-H and Youth Programs; Tim Keady, USU Extension Assistant Professor of Health & Wellness and HEART Initiative team member; Charla Bocchicchio, author of My New Normal: A Mother's Story of the Opioid Epidemic ; and Gabriel Glissmeyer, USU Masters degree student who has experienced life as the sibling of a substance user. This episode addresses the risks of exposure to opioids that face today's youth and the belief that by raising our children “right,” we eliminate the chance of them developing a substance use disorder. During this conversation, you'll hear stories of real families that faced the hard realities of substance use disorder.
5 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
DEBUNKED Special Feature: How Cultural Barriers Affect Utahns Seeking Help With Substance Use
People with substance use disorders face enormous internal and external challenges on the journey to recovery. Harm reductions services aim to keep people safe while using drugs as well as helping them eventually reach recovery. Cultural and community background plays an important, but often overlooked, role in these services.
55 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
DEBUNKED Episode 8: Myth, 'Methadone Or Suboxone Are No Different Than Heroin'
In episode eight, we are debunking the myth “Methadone or suboxone are no different than heroin.” Our host, Tim Light, welcomes co-host Savannah Eley, Opioid Prevention Specialist with Southeastern Utah Health Department; Dr. Lauren Prest of Moab Regional Hospital; Garth Mullins from the Crackdown podcast; and Dr. Erin Madden, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Wayne State University. The group discusses the science of and the stigma associated with MAT options used to treat opioid use disorder. Resources: - Operation Recovery - Substance Use Services, Prevention and Treatment ( ) - USARA - Substance Use Disorder Recovery Resources ( ) - Four Corners Community Behavioral Health - Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services ( ) - Moab Regional Hospital - Mental Health Services/Addiction Medicine ( )
5 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
DEBUNKED Special Feature: A Look At How Harm Reduction Has Evolved In Utah
Mindy Vincent started Utah’s first syringe exchange program in 2016. That was right after the state legalized it. “People were appalled,” said Vincent, founder of the non-profit Utah Harm Reduction Coalition. “People were like, ‘oh my gosh, you’re gonna do what? You’re gonna enable drug use. What kind of craziness is this?’”
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