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58 minutes | 6 days ago
Addiction in the Emergency Room
In this episode Zach is joined by Cathy Cooke and Mary Jo Jennison-Stelzer. Cathy is a CDCA and Certified Interventionalist Professional who works for Sober Escorts. Mary Jo is a CDCA and is finishing her last few classes to become a Certified Intervention Specialist who works for The Ridge Ohio Treatment Center. The three discuss misconceptions of interventions and how to know when it is time to stage an intervention for a loved one. Following Cathy and Mary Jo, Zach is joined by Dr. Charles Miramonti, an emergency medicine physician and senior medical director of community health. Zach and Dr. Miramonti discuss how hospital doctors and nurses handle addiction, and what to expect when coming into an emergency room struggling with addiction.
41 minutes | 12 days ago
The Language of Addiction
In this episode, Zach is joined by Dr. Mario San Bartolome, a clinically active addiction medicine specialist, triple board certified in family medicine, addiction medicine, and preventative medicine. As the medical director of substance use disorders for Molina Healthcare, Dr. Mario guides medication policy, education, utilization management, and fraud/ waste/abuse initiatives involving substance use across the enterprise. The two discuss the meaning of the term language of addiction and how Dr. Mario helps his patients through relapse.
63 minutes | 22 days ago
Addiction Stigma in the First Responder Community
In this episode Zach is first joined by Dr. Daniel Amen, one of America's leading psychiatrists and brain health experts. He changes people's brains and lives through his health clinics, best-selling books, and television programs. Zach and Dr. Amen discuss his experience in the neuroscience and recovery fields, and how brain imaging changed the way he helps his patients. Following Dr. Amen, Zach is joined by Brandon Drieman, a Captain and 19-year veteran of the Indianapolis Fire Department where he serves as the Coordinator of Firefighter Wellness & Support. He is a Certified Recovery Specialist with a Substance Abuse endorsement and travels the U.S. and Canada lecturing on behavioral health and assisting fire departments with peer support programs. The two discuss how the stigma of addiction impacts the first responder community, and the need for public safety to prioritize recovery programs over discipline.
64 minutes | a month ago
The Missing Component In Addiction Treatment
In this episode Zach is first joined by Michael Lohan, father to Lindsay Lohan, who has dedicated his life to raising awareness about the opioid epidemic. He is 12 years sober and started a recovery center in Florida after spending 2 years researching evidence-based therapies for addiction that have long-term success. The two discuss Michael's research on addiction recovery and his idea of the missing component to treatment. Following Michael Lohan, Zach speaks with Dr. Rajnish Jaiswal, the Associate Chief of Emergency Medicine at Metropolitan Hospital Centre and Associate Professor at New York Medical College. Zach and Dr. Jaiswal discuss trends in addiction that he has witnessed working as an emergency room physician in the Bronx and East Harlem, New York.
53 minutes | a month ago
Interventions During COVID-19
In this episode Zach is joined by Dr. Anton Bizzell, who has over 20 years of combined clinical, research, health services, policy, and management experiences. He has served as a medical officer for the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism within the NIH. Zach and Dr. Bizzell discuss his experience working with state and local chambers on the opioid epidemic, and what advice he has for those struggling with drugs and alcohol. Following Dr. Bizzell, Zach speaks with Bruce Perkins, a certified substance abuse therapist, addiction counselor, intervention professional, marriage and family therapist, social worker, and an alcoholism and drug counselor. The two discuss how a family can go about planning an intervention and how the pandemic has affected the ability to do interventions.
19 minutes | a month ago
Recovering After Relapse
In this episode, Zach is joined by Mike Eiden a social worker, drug/alcohol counselor, and certified sex addiction therapist. He currently works full-time in his private practice focusing on cases involving complex trauma, chemical addiction, sex addiction & sexual health, and traumatic bonding. The two discuss the difference between addiction lapse and relapse, as well as if it is possible to prevent them. Mike also shares the difficulties of getting sober again following a relapse.
20 minutes | 2 months ago
The Effects of Addiction Stigma on Recovery
In this episode, Zach is joined by Spencer Metcalf, the Lead Peer Recovery Coach of IU Health's Virtual Behavioral Health Hub. He has been a Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach for 2.5 years and is in school pursuing a nursing degree with hopes of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. The two discuss his own recovery and how stigma affected him directly. Spencer also shares the effects of stigma that he has witnessed in those fighting to get sober.
61 minutes | 2 months ago
Long-Term Impacts of COVID-19 On Recovery
In this episode Zach is joined by Dr. Harvey Kaufman, the Senior Medical Director at Quest Diagnostics. Dr. Kaufman and Zach talk about notable findings from his recent survey on addiction and the pandemic, and what long-term impacts we can expect from COVID-19. Following his discussion with Patty, Zach is joined by Sarah Fletcher, the Clinical Director of Sandstone Care, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Licensed Addiction Counselor. They talk about how virtual sessions have impacted mental health and addiction services, as well as how individuals can provide themselves self care during the pandemic.
46 minutes | 2 months ago
Effects of COVID-19 on Recovery
In this episode Zach is joined by Patty McCarthy, the CEO of Faces & Voice of Recovery, a nonprofit organization working to ensure recovery community organizations can sustain and adapt peer recovery support services through and beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic. Patty and Zach talk about the effects of COVID-19 on the recovery community and how Faces & Voices have helped people gain access to recovery. Following his discussion with Patty, Zach is joined by Dr. David Susman, a licensed psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky. They talked about the negative effects of stigma on addiction and how we can work to reduce it in the future.
76 minutes | 2 months ago
Breaking the Stigma
In this episode Zach is first joined by Dr. Judy Ho, a triple board certified and licensed Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychologist, tenured Associate Professor at Pepperdine, and published author. Dr. Judy maintains a private practice in Manhattan Beach, CA and is a co-host on the TV show The Doctors. Zach and Dr. Judy discuss how the stigma of addiction and mental health affect her patients and their desire to get the help they need. Following Dr. Judy, Zach speaks with Jeff Grant, who is the Co-Founder of Progressive Prison Ministries, a ministry serving the white-collar justice community. The two discuss his experience in Federal prison for committing a white-collar crime as a lawyer, and how addiction stigma impacts life after prison.
53 minutes | 2 months ago
Working on Recovery
In this episode Zach is joined by Edward Pinnow, a licensed independent substance abuse counselor for Terros Health in Phoenix, and leader of the Maverick House residential treatment center and maverick Living Sober Living. Edward and Zach talk through Zach's experiences working in addition recovery and the ways he's seen addiction affect different people. Following his discussion with Edward, Zach in joined by Sonia Osman, a Business Liaison with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Workforce Center. Zach and Sonia discuss her work and personal passion to educate and bring awareness to business leaders and organizations on how to combat the opioid crisis. They touch on the ways employers can help their employees struggling with addiction, how to break the stigma of being in recovery in the workforce.
69 minutes | 3 months ago
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences
In this episode Zach is first joined by Dr. Lorry Belhumeur, a licensed psychologist, serving as CEO at Western Youth Services for over 19 years. Zach and Dr. Belhumeur discuss Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and their impact on addition later in life, as well as the importance of treating past trauma. Following Dr. Belhumeur, Zach speaks with Melissa Atlas, is the Clinical Supervisor at Franciscan Outpatient Behavioral Health in Indiana and a contractor for ICAADA/MHAI. The two discuss her experience with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the field of recovery, and the different mentalities when it comes to an abstinence-only recovery program and an MAT recovery program.
61 minutes | 3 months ago
Post Traumatic Growth
In this episode, Zach is joined by Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn. Dr. Mikal-Flynn, works in the field of trauma, focusing on building resilience and growth in the aftermath of trauma. Her research brought forth a unique system guiding survivors of trauma, including addiction and dependence, through recovery and ultimately toward posttraumatic growth (PTG). She and Zach will explore her research and findings, and how Post Traumatic Growth can play a role in addiction recovery. Following Dr. Mikal-Flynn, Zach is joined by Paul Wyman and Sherry Rahl. Paul is a US Air Force Veteran and is currently serving in his third term as Howard County Commissioner. Paul also volunteers as the President of the Board of Directors for Turning Point and he is proud of receiving the Sagamore of Wabash award. Sherry is a Navigator/Stabilizer Coordinator for Turning Point and has roughly 5 years of experience in the field of recovery.
61 minutes | 3 months ago
Finding Your Right Recovery Method
In this episode of Recovery Radio, Zach is joined by Dr. Adi Jaffe. Dr. Jaffe holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and he teaches courses that directly address addiction in our society. Dr Jaffe is also the founder of IGNTD, a wellness and addiction recovery brand. Dr. Jaffe and Zach discuss both the shame surrounding addiction, and how individuals can help eliminate the stigma. Zach and Dr. Jaffe then examine what to do if you're not sure what recovery method is best for you and your personality. Following Dr. Jaffe, Zach is joined by Jill Hall, and native to Bloomington Indiana who is committed to breaking barriers to treatment in her position as the Admissions Coordinator at at Amethyst House. Jill and Zach discuss the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and why it's such an instrumental part of any recovery program.
57 minutes | 4 months ago
Gender Differences in Addiction
In this episode Zach is joined first by Kelley Kitley, an LCSW, award-winning author and international women’s mental health expert. Zach and Kelley will be discussing the differences between men and women when it comes to addiction and recovery. Curious to learn how different co-occuring disorders affect men vs women? Tune and to learn more! Following his discussion with Kelley, Zach is joined by Dr. Jennifer Tippett, a Licensed Clinical Forensic Psychologist trained in the use of Harm Reduction to address addiction rates in various cities across the country. The two will discuss the often controversial practice, as well as some of the inequalities she's seen over the years in substance abuse treatment field.
60 minutes | 4 months ago
Psychology, Neurology, & Addiction
In this episode, Zach is joined by Dr. Amy Serin, an internationally recognized neuropsychologist, founder of the Serin Center, and author of The Stress Switch: The Truth About Stress and How to Short Circuit It. Dr. Serin begins by explaining why she entered the field of psychology, and defines what it means to be a neuropsychologist. They explore the different ways neuropsychology can benefit someone suffering from addiction, and Dr. Serin offers tips for how to avoid relapsing during stressful times such as during the current pandemic. Following Dr. Serin, Zach is joined by Dr. Lawrence Jedlicka, a neurologist who is board certified in addiction medicine. Dr. Jedlicka shares his own transition from active addiction to becoming a neurologist and working in addiction recovery. He and Zach also discuss the human fight-or-flight response and how it plays out in a person suffering from addiction.
59 minutes | 4 months ago
In this episode Zach is joined by Josh Opatowsky, a licensed clinical social worker who often works with works with clients who struggle with food addiction. Zach and Josh discuss the science behind food addiction and the importance of addressing it with the same mentality that we do with other addictions. Following Josh Zach is joined by Lance Lang, the founder of Hope is Alive Ministries. Lance explains the work of Hope is Alive Ministries and what inspired him to start the nonprofit.
78 minutes | 4 months ago
The Opioid Knowledge Gap
In this episode Zach is joined by Dr. Amy McKeever, PhD, RN, CRNP, and board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner. Dr. McKeever talks with Zach about the knowledge gap she saw with students when they were faced with navigating conversations related to opioid use in a clinical setting.This inspired her to develop, and subsequently teach, a curriculum to course titled “The Opioid Crisis in America”. Following Dr. McKeever, Zach is joined by Debra Jay, the founder of Structured Family Recovery® services and training, and former guest addiction expert on the Oprah Winfrey Show for 3 seasons. Debra joins Zach to talk about her most recent book: It Takes a Family: A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety, and the importance of family and community in achieving long-term sobriety.
47 minutes | 5 months ago
In this episode Zach is joined by Doug Penny, the the director of business development for Southern California Recovery Center. Doug and Zach talk through how recovery for someone going through treatment while young, may differ from someone beginning their recovery journey later in life. Following his conversation with Doug, Zach is joined by Jessica Durbin, the Director of Outpatient Services for The Ridge in Kentucky. Zach and Jessica talk though the impact Covid-19 has had on the mental health of her patients, and how the pandemic continues to impact those who may be struggling with their mental health and addiction.
56 minutes | 5 months ago
The Veteran's Journey, From Addiction to Recovery
In this episode Zach is joined by Lieutenant Commander Bill Reynolds, a 30-year Navy veteran and trained physician assistant. Bill and Zach discuss what opioid addiction looks like in the military and veteran communities, and how to best build a treatment plan that addresses their unique challenges. Following Bill, Zach is joined by Dr. Kevin Chapman, the founder and director of the Kentucky Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (KYCARDS). Zach and Dr. Chapman discuss the power of emotions in an individual's recovery journey, and the how emotional regulation can be difficult both during and after treatment.
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