Challenging Pathos discusses functional as well as dysfunctional drug use and addiction. Listen to activists, professionals, psychonaughts, and users who live with legal and illegal drugs in their daily lives. We are drug education evolved. Challenging Pathos is focused on changing hearts and minds when it comes to drug policy, harm reduction, substance use treatment modalities, and drug user rights. We understand that studies and statistics rarely change beliefs, and that sometimes stories are needed to influence systemic change. The old "The Addictive Podcast".
Challenging Pathos- Greg Huckins and JoAnna Vance
On this episode we discuss different types of advocacy and intra agency growth. Greg Huckins is a peer-support specialist working for a recovery community organization as a member of the SBIRT team in the local hospital emergency department. His role is to help guide individuals through the beginning stages of recovery. JoAnna Vance is a person in long-term recovery from substance use disorder and is the region lead for the Recovery Advocacy Project in West Virginia.
Challenging Pathos- Chase Holleman
Chase Holleman, LMSW, is a person in recovery from substance use disorder who advocates for medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and works as Program Director for the syringe services program at UNC Greensboro in North Carolina. Chase is well known for his recent TedTalk, where he describes his experience in the war on drugs. https://youtu.be/UYtucOa_aJs
This podcast is powered by Challenges Inc, syringe services program in South Carolina. Learn more about harm reduction in the south at www.challengesinc.org
Challenging Pathos- Alex Elswick
Alex Elswick, PhD joins the show to discuss stigma, shame, and using recreational substances in recovery from substance use disorder. Alex holds a Master’s Degree in Family Science from the University of Kentucky and is a person in long term recovery. He is a cofounder of Voices of Hope.
TAP63 Casey Dillon
Casey Dillon is an experienced digital communicator, specializing in leveraging real-time trends and long-term strategy to develop successful advocacy and communications campaigns. She also serves as the Program Director for Advocates for Opioid Recovery, where she manages communications, media relations and grassroots advocacy efforts to break down barriers to evidence-based addiction treatment.
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TAP62 Mike Todd
Mike Todd joins TAP today to discuss the latest advocacy efforts happening in South Carolina. Mike has worked hard to bring legitimacy to recovery housing and is an active voice for the Recovery Advocacy Project in SC. You can follow Mike at www.freedomrecoverycenterofgreenville.org and www.recoveryvoices.com. This episode also celebrates 200 overdose reversals for Challenges Inc, a South Carolina syringe services program. Learn more at www.challengesinc.org
TAP61 Riley Koyote
MAT advocate and harm reductionist, Riley Koyote from Athens G.A. joins The Addictive Podcast to discuss the latest progress surrounding these topics in Georgia. Riley also runs https://athensqueercollective.org/ and works at https://www.accesspointga.org, providing syringe access to Athens.
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