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37 minutes | Apr 3, 2019
Welcome to Part 3 of our series, "The Slot Machine." Today, we are discussing the social aspect of addiction. The "third 7" addresses how available and socially acceptable an addictive substance is. We discuss how we have created a culture of pain management that is behind the staggering opioid statistics we see every year.This is the final episode of Season 1. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with us while we prepare for Season 2.Addiction is treatable, treatment works, and people recover.Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
18 minutes | Feb 10, 2019
Welcome to Part 2 of our series on the Biopsychosocial model, or as we call it, the Slot Machine. Today, we are discussing the psychological aspect of addiction. Most people struggling with addiction are trying to cope with physical, sexual, or emotional trauma. Each patient's history of trauma should be understood and addressed by the prescribing doctor, the family, and the patient.
27 minutes | Feb 4, 2019
Addiction is a treatable disease. And like many diseases, there are biological causes that make addiction treatable. Today, we discuss a brief overview of the biology of addiction in our second episode on the Biopsychosocial model.
27 minutes | Jan 14, 2019
The Slot Machine
There are three main factors to predicting someone's risk for addiction. They are called the biopsychosocial model. In this episode, we define addiction and explain what that means for doctors, patients, and those suffering from addiction.Addiction is treatable. Treatment works. People recover.
52 minutes | Dec 9, 2018
Harry, Tricky Dick, and the Duke
Harry J. Anslinger. Richard Nixon. Ronald Reagan. Harry, Tricky Dick, and the Duke. These three men shaped our modern culture, and they unwittingly exacerbated the issue that has grown into the opioid crisis.In order to understand today's crisis, we need to understand where it came from. The biggest obstacle to overcoming the opioid crisis is stigma. This stigma is rooted in our history, going all the way back to the early 20th century, when it was criminalized on a large scale in the United States.Addiction is treatable, treatment works, and people recover.
55 minutes | Dec 2, 2018
The Founder (Part 2)
Last week, we talked about my struggle with addiction. Too often, the story ends there. Today, we will talk about treatment, recovery, and life after addiction. Addiction is treatable, treatment works, and people recover.Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
47 minutes | Nov 25, 2018
The Founder (Part 1)
Since 2004, I have been in recovery from drug addiction. Since that time, it has been my mission to understand all I can about the disease that kills so many people and destroys so many lives. Rooted in trauma, shame, and fear, our view of addiction will change as we open our minds to new information. Addiction is treatable, treatment works, and people recover.My name is Dr. Stephen Loyd.This is my story.Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
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