This series interviews experts in the addictions field, with a focus on evidence-based, cutting-edge approaches to substance abuse problems such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), pharmacotherapy, harm reduction, and many, many more. Your host Kenneth Anderson is the founder and CEO of The HAMS Harm Reduction Network and the author of "How to Change Your Drinking: a Harm Reduction Guide to Alcohol."
What drug users are really like
Our guest is Peter Ferentzy, Ph. D., author of the novel The Corrective, a realistic picture of how hard drug users control their use and outgrow addiction which serves as a healthy antidote to media demonization and rehab hype about the wages of drugs being death.
Can't Catch a Break
Our guest is Dr. Susan Sered, author of Can't Catch a Break. We will be talking about homeless women, addiction, and the medicalization of deviance.
The Opioid Crises and the Failure of Rehab
Christopher Moraff talks about the opioid crises, overdose, methadone, buprenorphine, narcan, and the failure of rehab.
Our guest this evening is Holly Whitaker, founder of Hip Sobriety.
This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol
Our guest is Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol
The Guided Self Change Program
Our guest this evening is Mark Sobell, Ph. D., who will talk about the guided Self Change program he operates with Linda Sobell Ph. D. at Nova Southeastern University in Florida for moderate drinking.
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Great for the non 12-Step crowd
This show is really enjoyable and has some really fantastic guests! This provides a sorely needed alternative perspective of addiction and treatment. As a former addict and a treatment provider, I sometimes get frustrated with the monochromatic nature of addiction treatment in the USA. I listen to this when I get frustrated with the narrow minded people I work with. The host is likeable, although he shows his bias very openly against AA. I have one too, but I also acknowledge that AA is helpful for some and one cannot discredit that. Interesting talking points raised. My favorite addiction podcast by far! Keep up the good work Ken.
One thing, if I ever win the lottery I'm going to buy this guy a new audio system. Sound quality is pretty poor.
I listened to several of these, because there were good guests on the podcast; however, the host is NOT a good interviewer - at all. Says "You Know..." a million times in his conversation, and "Hmm Hmm"..., just not a real good podcast etiquette. Also way too much "dead air" when the host doesn't know what to say or ask a guest. The guest finally says something because the dead air is horrible for "radio".
The last podcast I listened to I didn't even finish because the host couldn't understand what was wrong with heroin use as long as the user has clean needles. The host said it is a "victimless" crime. WOW..., that right there indicates to me this guy has no clue where drugs come from - certainly not from the sky. There are many victims along that drug path from it's inception to the needle.
There are other issues (in my opinion) with this podcast (host), hence the title of "justification, maybe?" An asutute listener will pick up on this, eventually, and also via YouTube.
I wish some of the guests would go on a podcast that I could listen to without cringing every time the host speaks. I'm thinking some of them might have the same "wish" midway through the "interview".
I've downloaded & listened to every podcast Kenneth has done--very informative, enjoyable, and broad-based--moving beyond issues of successful use of (or abstinence from) alcohol, to other drugs (even nicotine), the treatment industry as a whole, and mental health/cognitive science. He's soft-spoken and kind to his interviewees (more than I would be on some occasions--Audrey Kishline comes to mind), but that just makes the broadcast so much more like hanging in a friend's living room for an hour listening to a brave, bold, intriguing conversation.