Hear what leading addiction and recovery experts are talking about—addiction trends, topics and challenges as well as research, practices and advances that point the most promising way forward. Author and recovery advocate William C. Moyers serves as host of this thought-provoking interview series, brought to you by the renowned Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Listen in on Moyers' conversations with his colleagues who work at the forefront of addiction treatment, recovery and prevention, including noted clinicians, researchers, academics and other thought leaders. With equal parts information and inspiration, Let's Talk Addiction and Recovery opens the door to help, healing and hope.
How Do We Contain the Fentanyl Crisis? A Panel of Experts Weighs In
Host William C. Moyers speaks with four of his brilliant colleagues about the state of the fentanyl epidemic. Now linked to 70 percent of overdose deaths, the drug is appearing in non-opioids like benzodiazepines, MDMA and marijuana. How did we get here? How can parents and communities limit the deadliness? And how is the medical community responding? Tune in to find out.
The Battle against Burnout: How to Rediscover Your Joy and Passion
Burnout and compassion fatigue reached a fever pitch during the pandemic, but these problems have existed forever: caregivers and service providers get exhausted, then the beauty of their work—caring for and helping other people—is eclipsed by apathy. To help people return to self and rediscover their passion, author and educator Elizabeth Bishop wrote Conscious Service. Now she joins host William C. Moyers to discuss the practices and philosophies that protect us from burnout.
Where Is the Justice in the System? Helping Incarcerated Women Who Face Addiction
Do we want to help incarcerated women, many of whom are locked up for non-violent crimes, or should we let them fend for themselves? Dr. Stephanie Covington has spent decades trying to help these women, providing them the tools and community resources they need to recover and reintegrate into society, but she believes the whole justice system needs to be fixed. Tune in to hear her important perspectives and remarks in this conversation with host William C. Moyers.
Addiction in the Workplace: Creating a Culture Where Employees Feel Safe
Addiction doesn't discriminate based on income or employment. Employees in any work setting can be affected by the disease, and the culture of the workplace will either encourage treatment and recovery or passively endorse the disease of addiction—with very real effects to the business and, more importantly, to people's lives. Make the shift in culture: join host William C. Moyers and VP of Business Development Bob Poznanovich to get started.
An Inside Look: Training the Next Generation of Addiction Counselors
Dr. Kevin Doyle, the President and CEO of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, joins host William C. Moyers to talk about the evolution of academia and the changing landscape for addiction counselors. They also discuss the urgent and increasing demand for counselors, and how the Grad School is preparing its graduates to become the next generation of leaders—and a vast network of hope and healing. Tune in to hear this fascinating conversation.
The Journey Back to Self: How to Feel Okay Despite a Loved One's Addiction
Is it possible to find peace and happiness when a loved one is addicted? Twenty years ago, prized author Beverly Conyers would have said "no." She thought acceptance meant giving up, and she would have sacrificed everything to keep her daughter safe. Now after two decades of learning and living, Conyers has changed her tune: "I have my own life and I have to live it." What other advice does she have for parents and loved ones? Tune in for this hopeful conversation with William C. Moyers.
This is an informative and helpful podcast series for all. It’s great for the addict and perhaps most especially for family and friends of the addict wanting to learn about the disease of addiction and to learn about treatment and ways to support the addict in healthy ways.
Love the podcast. Totally counts as a meeting for me
This is a fact based podcast is helpful to the addicted as week as non-addicted.