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The Best Minds Podcast
68 minutes | 2 days ago
12 Step Immersion with John Curtiss
John Curtiss is CEO and co-founder of The Retreat, in Wayzata, MN. The Retreat is the most admired twelve step immersion program in the country. Jeff and Debra Jay talked with John about the history of The Retreat, their unique philosophy of care, and the way the program has grown. The story of The Retreat is inspirational, and has been replicated around the world. More than 400 people per month volunteer their time and talents at The Retreat, helping the “guests” to find their way into long term recovery. John Curtiss is one of the most widely-respected leaders in the field of addiction and recovery.
58 minutes | a month ago
Deborah Schiller Treating Sex Addiction
Deborah Schiller, MSC, LPC, CSAT, former director of the Pine Grove program for sex addiction, is one of the top experts on this particularly devastating form of addiction. She offers an eye-opening look inside the world of sex addiction and the hope of recovery.
56 minutes | 2 months ago
John Driscoll: Roots of Addiction Treatment
John Driscoll began his career in 1991, working with homeless addicted women (and their children) at St. Martin de Porres House of Hope, in Chicago. The program had been founded by his aunt and a dedicated Catholic nun, Sr. Therese O'Sullivan. It is there he learned the roots of addiction treatment. He is now the senior vice president of Recovery Services at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, overseeing all their clinical efforts nationwide. He also serves on the board of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. John has worked in the treatment field for three decades and is a licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
64 minutes | 2 months ago
Older Adult Treatment with Sharon Matthew and Ming Wang, MD
People over the age of 55 have different needs. Sharon Matthew is the driving force behind the Older Adult unit at Caron Treatment Centers. Dr. Ming Wang, MD, oversees all medical services for the unit. Together they give a fascinating description of the challenges and successes in treating older adults with alcohol and drug issues. They also talk about co-occurring disorders, nutrition and cognition.
52 minutes | 3 months ago
12 Step Facilitation: Joe Nowinski, PhD
What's the best way to get people into long-term recovery from addiction? How can treatment help a person transition into their local recovering community? Joe Nowinski, PhD, is the author of "If You Work It, It Works! The Science Behind Twelve Step Recovery." He shares insights from his work on Project MATCH, the largest study ever completed on addiction recovery. He shares a lifetime of experience as an author and educator who truly understands recovery. Learn more about Jeff Jay and Debra Jay at https://lovefirst.net
60 minutes | 3 months ago
Back to Basics with the 12 Steps: Carver Brown
Carver Brown has presented the "Back to Basics" approach to the 12 Steps to more than 7.000 people. He is passionate about recovery and he brings a message of hope and healing. Carver is an addiction specialist, a clinical interventionist and a Structured Family Recovery® counselor. He lives in Jackson, MS. Learn more about Jeff Jay and Debra Jay at https://lovefirst.net
54 minutes | 3 months ago
Opiate Addiction: Robert DuPont, MD
Dr. DuPont talks about opiate and heroin addiction, achieving long-term recovery, brain science and more. Author, professor and psychiatrist, Dr. DuPont is a pillar in the addiction treatment field, having served as the first head of NIDA (National Institute of Drug Abuse), advisor to presidents, and more. He talks about effective treatment for addiction, the power of the twelve step recovering community, and the insights he's gained over more than 40 years in the addiction treatment field
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