72 episodes

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. Challenging Pathos is focused on changing hearts and minds in drug policy, harm reduction, substance use treatment, and drug user rights. We understand that statistics alone rarely change beliefs, and that stories are needed to influence systemic change. We investigate how our guests change pathos in their work. The old "The Addictive Podcast".

Challenging Pathos The Challenges Inc Podcast

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    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings

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. Challenging Pathos is focused on changing hearts and minds in drug policy, harm reduction, substance use treatment, and drug user rights. We understand that statistics alone rarely change beliefs, and that stories are needed to influence systemic change. We investigate how our guests change pathos in their work. The old "The Addictive Podcast".

    Challenging Pathos- Zach Rhoads

    Challenging Pathos- Zach Rhoads

    Zach Rhoads joins the Challenging Pathos podcast to discuss all things "out of the box", when it comes to treating addiction. Why do we do the things we do? Why don't we follow the evidence? and What's the cost? Zach and Stanton Peele co authored the book "Outgrowing Addiction, With Common Sense Instead of Disease Therapy" which disputes the disease concept of addiction and more. You can purchase the book at https://www.peele.net/bookstore/outgrowing.html
    Learn about South Carolina harm reduction at www.challengesinc.org

    • 32 min
    Challenging Pathos- Haven Wheelock

    Challenging Pathos- Haven Wheelock

    In this episode, we speak with Haven Wheelock from Portland, OR on the historic passing of "Measure 110" that decriminalizes personal drug possession in the state of Oregon.
    www.outsidein.org/health-services/needle-exchange/
    www.challengesinc.org

    • 59 min
    Challenging Pathos- Garth Mullins of Crackdown

    Challenging Pathos- Garth Mullins of Crackdown

    Garth Mullins, host of the astounding "Crackdown" podcast shares his perspective on drug user issues from his home in downtown Vancouver's Eastside. We discuss the recent drug policy changes with Mississippi's medical cannabis bill and decriminalization in Oregon. Garth shares his experience with how illegal syringe exchange helped keep him safe in younger years. Learn more about Garth at https://crackdownpod.com/.
    To help harm reduction in South Carolina stay alive, please visit www.challengesinc.org

    • 49 min
    Challenging Pathos- Greg Huckins and JoAnna Vance

    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.
    https://www.recoveryvoices.com/
    https://challengesinc.org/

    • 48 min
    Challenging Pathos- Chase Holleman

    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

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Challenging Pathos- Alex Elswick

    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.
    https://www.voicesofhopelex.org/
    www.challengesinc.org

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

llstovall ,

Best addiction podcast!!

It's wonderfully refreshing to hear from a clinician with a progressive, harm reduction approach. I'm so sick of the disempowering, abstinence only, ineffective traditional treatment paradigm. Keep up the great work!

Ben Kimmel ,

Very informative show

Just ran into this podcast by searching for Modafinil and I really enjoy their talks. Keep it up!

NachoDaddy3 ,

Awful - Waste of Time

What a waste of time! Guys, stick to an agenda and have some discipline. You only had enough content for a 20-30 minute podcast. No one wants to listen to you ramble on and on for two hours.

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