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Matters of Substance
46 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Life. On Purpose.
Living life with intention as you age can go a long way in helping to prevent substance misuse, isolation and depression. Diana Iltzsche joins Kaitlyn and Carley to discuss the effect that alcohol can have on older adults. She also discusses the WISE program that teaches older adults how to make healthy lifestyle changes and feel empowered.
44 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
This is All About Saving a Life: Naloxone
Guest Klaudia Wojcieschowska, Drug Overdose Prevention Program Director with ISHD, discusses training available to grant funded communities, upcoming grant funding opportunities, administering Naloxone and dispeslling myths about Fentanyl. Visit https://optin.in.gov/ to find out where you can get Naloxone in Indiana.
36 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
In this episode, Kaitlyn and Carley speak with Skylar Gertonson from Valparaiso University's Alliance. Alliance supports, educates and advocates for the LGBTQ+ community. Their mission is to create a safe space for students to explore identity and celebrate LGBTQ+ culture.
56 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Road to Recovery: Ronda's story
In this episode, Ronda Gorby shares her story of recovery and talks about the practices and programs that have helped her maintain long-term recovery. Join us for this peek into Ronda's captivating life story.
61 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Preventing Another Big Tobacco
Kaitlyn and Carley chat with Will Jones from Smart Approaches to Marijuana to talk the need to stop Big Pot from becoming the next Big Tobacco. Will discusses the affects of legalizing Marijuana on youth, the economy and social justice.
46 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
Go Get My Career
Kevin Ray Johnson is a recruiter for a fortune 500 company and the author of Now What: How to Succeed Even if College is Not an Option for You. Kevin discusses steps that young adults can take to be career ready and encourages others to reach for their goals.
47 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
You're Walking Into a Fixed Fight Not Knowing What You're Dealing With
With Substance Use Disorder on the rise since March, now more than ever, knowing where to go for help is important. Nick Gore from Indiana Center for Recovery speaks with Kaitlyn and Carley about the need for treatment in the USA. Nick discusses forms of treatment offered by his organization from equine therapy to EMDR. Listen in and learn about the need, for those living with Substance Use Disorder, to lay a stable foundation that will build into a life of long-term recovery.
46 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
Parental Advisory: Explicit Content
As songs with explicit content top the charts it is an important time to discuss how music impacts youth. Join Kaitlyn, Dawn and Carley as they chat about the influence music has on society and the importance of monitoring what content youth have access to.
42 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
When Your Support Starts to Hinder
The Enabler, Scapegoat, Mascot, Lost Child and Savior are roles commonly found in families struggling with Substance Use Disorder. Join Kaitlyn and Carley as they discuss how these roles play a part in family dynamics and the path to healing.
60 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Treat the Whole Person
Host Carley and special guest, Bernice Sterna from Franciscan Alliance, discuss Medicated Assisted Treatment options, and the importance of a "treat the whole person" approach through a focus on mental and spiritual health while utilizing a MAT plan. #mattersofsubstancepc
49 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
We Need a Strong Leader
Dawn and Carley chat with Anne Hazlett, Senior Advisor for Rural Affairs at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, about the recently launched Rural Community Toolbox. Listen in and learn about a new resource that connects rural communities with funding opportunities, training resources and so much more.
38 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Together We'll Lead a Movement
Megan Fisher with Recovery Advocacy Project discusses the nationwide network of people that are advocating for policy change, stigma reduction and justice reform as it pertains to people in recovery. Join us as we discuss the need for a collective voice to come together to lead a movement. #mattersofsubstancepc
63 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
National Prevention Week at a Glance
Join us as we highlight how to reduce the risk of youth substance use. Carley and Kaitlyn discuss 2020's National Prevention Week topics: Prescription Drug and Opioid Misuse, Preventing Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse, Preventing Illicit Drug Use and Youth Marijuana Use, Preventing Youth Tobacco Use, Preventing Suicide. Join us as we highlight how to reduce the risk of youth substance use.
59 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
Fear Should Not Be A Barrier
Join hosts Kaitlyn Griffin and Dawn Pelc as they chat with Scott Janson, from Gateway Foundation, about the adaptations treatment facilities have had to make during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fear should not be a barrier to treatment, so this episode will help the listener understand what to expect when beginning admissions into a treatment service provider.
57 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
It's Time For Us To Act Like Role Models
In this episode Carley and special guest Bernice Sterna discuss the danger of ignoring your instincts as it relates to your child's potential substance use. We share tips and resources that will help begin hard conversations that will lead to a healthy discussion. Listen in and learn how to cultivate an environment that reduces the risk of underage drinking for your child.
47 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
People Don't Care How Much You Know Until...
Dezimon Alicea from Positive Approach to Teen Health (PATH) shares his wide range of experiences from radio and communications, to mentoring, to being an educator, and finally stumbling upon PATH. Dezimon's growing passion for helping young people and extensive knowledge in communications landed him as the Director of Community Engagement and Awareness. PATH as an organization contributes to middle schooler's knowledge of overall health including teen pregnancy, STD/STIs, substance use disorder, and more.
25 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Bridging the Gap: A Youth Mentor Alliance Initiative
In this episode, Youth Mentor Alliance coordinators share an overview of a new initiative focused on building positive relationships with vulnerable youth. The initiative provides mentor programs the opportunity to develop targeted skills needed to bridge the gap.
32 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
Impact of Interns on Community Serving Organizations Part 2
In this episode, Professor Don Spears shares the impact interns have by being a much needed workforce in Human Services related organizations. Additionally, the benefits of being an intern and hosting an internship site are discussed. Join us as Professor Spears illuminates the instrumental role that interns play in their communities.
34 minutes | May 29, 2020
Impact of Interns on Community Serving Organizations Part 1
In this episode, Dakota Taylor discusses his role as an intern for the Porter County Substance Abuse Council. Listen in as Carley and Dakota speak about the importance of internships within the community, and how they can positively impact the agency they work with while developing professional skills.
70 minutes | May 28, 2020
Special Guest: Garth Van Meter from Smart Approaches to Marijuana
On this episode Smart Approaches to Marijuana's Vice President of Government Affairs, Garth Van Meter, discusses what outcomes have been observed since the legalization of recreational marijuana and Big Tobacco's roll in legalization. Listen in to learn about social justice issues, youth use and the economic impacts that pertain to recreational Marijuana legalization.
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