This is the Mission: Recovery Podcast hosted by Maroof Ahmed MD (Co-founder of Pelago). We are taking a break for 2023 as we re-focus and brainstorm new episode ideas for 2024.
Recovery should be celebrated. Our mission is to break down the stigma surrounding addiction to empower others to live addiction-free lives.
#11 Caroline Davidson of Shatterproof –– An inspiring mission to address the addiction crisis, create change and save lives
Caroline Davidson, Vice President of State Engagement for the ATLAS team at Shatterproof (shatterproof.org), shares the inspiring, mission-driven story of the national nonprofit organization that's working to reverse and end the addiction crisis in America through greater access to care, better treatment, and reducing the stigma associated with substance use disorders. Caroline also shares her personal journey to recovery and tells us about the great work of Shatterproof's ATLAS platform, the “consumer reports of addiction treatment.” The ATLAS website (treatmentatlas.org) helps those seeking information on substance use disorder find and compare treatment facilities based on trustworthy information and quality of treatment.
#10 Telehealth Regulations, Opioids, and Substance Use Treatment
In this episode, Nate Lacktman and Sunny Levine of the prestigious law firm of Foley & Lardner discuss the current state of telehealth regulations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and how uncertainty, legislation, and policy changes could impact medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorders in the coming months.
#9 Adrian Hayden - Overcoming opioids and managing tobacco with Quit Genius
In this episode, Quit Genius member Adrian talks about a harrowing accident that led him slowly down the path of addiction and how he was able to regain control. Adrian also shares his experience with the Quit Genius product and how he’s leveraging it to help manage his tobacco use.
#8 Erin Terkoski Young MSW (WTW) - The Recipe For High-Quality Substance Use Disorder Care.
In this episode, Erin shares insights into what high-quality Substance Use Disorder care looks like. She also shares some of the issues surrounding current care, from the lack of access to the difficulty in navigating treatment. Erin shares some great insights into what she believes the future of SUD care will look like, too!
#7 Claudia Christian - Overcoming Substance Use Disorder with the help of Medication Assisted Treatment
In this episode of the Mission: Recovery Podcast, I sat down with Claudia Christian. Claudia is an extremely successful actress and author who's starred in shows such as Babylon 5, Nip/Tuck, and Criminal Minds.
In this episode, we discussed how alcohol negatively impacted her life, how Medication Assisted Treatment and The Sinclair Method helped her overcome her substance use disorder, and the work she is doing to support others struggling with addiction.
#6 Joshua Evans - Life in the public eye, facing demons, and recovery
In this episode of the Mission Recovery Podcast, I sat down with Joshua Evans. Joshua is a singer, actor, and YouTuber with over 1 million followers.
In this episode, we discussed how a very public breakup led him to alcohol and the negative effects excessive drinking had on his life and career. Most importantly, we talked about his recovery and journey to over a year of sobriety.
A real eye opener
A well produced and informative podcast centred on important issues such as addiction and recovery. Inspiring guests and stories! Looking forward to many more episodes!
Really thought provoking and inspiring. Looking forward to listening to the next one.
Great listen, really interesting and I look forward to the next podcast