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76 minutes | 25 days 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 | a month 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.
61 minutes | a month 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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.
55 minutes | 4 months ago
Prescribing an Epidemic
In this episode Zach is joined by Ted Chan, the CEO of CareDash, a patient review and transparency site for healthcare organizations. Ted share the results of a recent study CareDash did that focused on the connection between Pharmaceutical companies and the rate at which doctors prescribe opioids. Ted and Zach discuss the results of this study and how it affects the way we view the opiod epidemic. Following Ted Chan, Zach is joined by Tara Bevans, a registered nurse with over 29 years experience, and a vast clinical background including acute detox and psychiatric nursing. Tara explains some of the challenges of treating patients who have overdosed or those detoxing from drugs in a hospital setting and how it compares to an inpatient recovery center.
58 minutes | 4 months ago
The Science of Opioid Addiction
In this episode Zach is joined by clinical psychologist, an addictions treatment specialist Dr. Aaron Weiner. Dr. Weiner speaks nationally on the topic of addiction and will be talking with Zach about how quickly using medically prescribed opioids for pain management can turn into an addiction. Following Dr. Weiner, Zach is joined by Amanda Villaveces, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Louisville, KY. Zach and Amanda touch on the relationship between mental health and substance use, and some of the different ways addiction is experienced by men and women.
77 minutes | 4 months ago
Differences in Addiction
In this episode Zach is joined by Michelle English, the co-founder and clinical director of Healthy Life Recovery in San Diego, California. Michelle and Zach will be talking through how substance use disorder affects women differently than men, and how care can be specialized to better serve their needs. Following his conversation with Michelle, Zach is joined by Dr. Joseph DeSanto, an Addiction Specialist for the BioCorRx Recovery Program and the owner of DeSanto Clinics in Orange County, CA. Dr. DeSanto will be giving insight in to the ways teens are impacted by addiction, and how the young brain is affected differently that it would be in an older adult.
42 minutes | 4 months ago
In this episode of Recovery Radio, Zach joined by Ryan Cain, the President of Nashville Recovery Center. Ryan, having experienced addiction himself, touches on the warning signs of unhealthy coping habits that can turn into an addiction. Following Ryan, Zach speaks with Tim Griffin, the current Public Information Officer and 17-year veteran Firefighter of the city of Carmel, Indiana. Tim touches on the type of training firefighters and other first responders go through to help people in active addiction who may have overdosed.
41 minutes | 4 months ago
In this special episode, we have guest host Michelle McGinnis, the Chief Clinical Officer of Landmark Recovery, filling in for Zach Crouch. Our guest this week is Dr. Carlo DiClemente, professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology, University of Maryland and co-creator (with James Prochaska, PhD) of the Trans-theoretical Model of Change. Dr. DiClemente and Michelle will be discussing integrated care for treating substance use disorders and related co-occurring disorders as well as the role of relapse in recovery.
69 minutes | 5 months ago
Opioid-Free Pain Reduction
In this episode Zach is joined by Dr. Amy Baxter, former emergency pediatrician and pain researcher and founder of of Pain Care Labs, a noninvasive pain relief device company. Dr. Baxter will be explaining the high opioid prescription rates has contributed to the opioid epidemic. She'll also give insight into what her company, Pain Care Labs, is doing to reduce or eliminate the need for opioid pain management. Following Dr. Baxter Zach is joined by Jac Charlier, the Executive Director and co-founder of the Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative (PTACC), and the Executive Director of TASC’s Center for Health and Justice (CHJ). He will will touch on the practices of deflection and pre-arrest diversion, and how he created a framework for preventing and reducing opioid overdose and death among justice populations.
40 minutes | 5 months ago
In this episode we're joined by Matthew Glowiak, a member of the clinical faculty at SNHU and Walden, host of Mental Health Matters with Dr. Matt , and Co-Founder of counseling speaks. Matt will be speaking with Zach about the dangers of opioid use in children, how common it is, and how to help a child you think may be in a compromising situation.
72 minutes | 5 months ago
Innovations in Trauma and Addiction
We have guest Dr. Lisa Najavits joining us this episode. Dr. Najavits is the author of several books on the topic of substance abuse including Seeking Safety, a treatment model we follow at Landmark Recovery. In this episode she'll be talking with us about and her latest book Finding Your Best Self, which explores the connection between trauma and addiction. Following Dr. Najavits, we're joined by Nancy Campbell, professor and Head of the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Nancy will be discussing her most recent book, OD: Naloxone and the Politics of Overdose.
64 minutes | 5 months ago
Sober Social Network
In this episode we're joined by Beau Mann, the Founder, President, and CEO of Sober Grid, a social networking app created for the sober community. Beau will be going over what inspired him to create Sober Grid, how it works, and some of his favorite features. Following Beau we have guest Charles Aull, the Public Policy Manager at Greater Louisville Inc, joining us to talk about the impact of the opioid epidemic has had on Kentucky and what the the Louisville Chamber of Commerce is currently doing to help.
69 minutes | 6 months ago
Adolescents And Addiction
In this episode we're joined by Dr. Joseph Shrand, Chief Medical Officer of Riverside Community Care, Lecturer of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and creator of Drug Story Theater. Dr. Shrand will be talking with us about adolescent brain development and why the brain is at such a high risk for addiction during this stage. Following Dr. Shrand we're joined by Dr. Alex Elswick who will be discussing the opioid epidemic and how reliance on pain relievers can turn into the disease of addiction.
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