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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.

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Presents Let's Talk Addiction and Recovery with William C. Moyers

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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 Sesame Street Is Helping Kids Hurt by Parental Addiction

    How Sesame Street Is Helping Kids Hurt by Parental Addiction

    Nearly one in three children in America grow up in homes impacted by addiction—and most have no idea that other kids wake up with the same worries every day. Sesame Street's newest Muppet, Karli, is helping millions of kids affected by parental addiction feel a little less alone. Listen in as host William C. Moyers talks with beloved children's advocate and clinician Jerry Moe, who collaborated on Karli's storyline and other resources to help kids and families heal from the hurt of addiction.

    • 14 min
    Why Medical Students Need to Learn about Addiction

    Why Medical Students Need to Learn about Addiction

    While addiction is recognized as America's No. 1 public health problem, very few medical schools require or even offer education on substance use disorders. Listen in as host William C. Moyers talks with three medical students who shadowed clinicians and patients during weeklong educational "residencies" at Hazelden Betty Ford treatment centers. The students share what they learned about the pervasive, complex and treatable disease of addiction—and how to best help future patients and their families.

    • 15 min
    Addiction Recovery Tools, Technology and Apps

    Addiction Recovery Tools, Technology and Apps

    Research reveals more every day about the complexities of addiction recovery, including the importance of sober support and relapse prevention strategies. Fortunately, new technologies put many of these game-changing recovery tools within reach for millions. Listen in as addiction clinician Janelle Wesloh talks with host William C. Moyers about the most promising innovations in recovery support—coaching, apps, tools and activities—and why daily encouragement is such a powerful motivator.

    • 14 min
    Overcoming Addiction: Why It's Different for Women

    Overcoming Addiction: Why It's Different for Women

    Women are far less likely than men to access treatment for addiction, and women who do seek care are far more medically compromised by the time they enter rehab than their male counterparts. Addiction psychiatrist Kristen Schmidt, MD, talks with host William C. Moyers about factors that influence the progression and treatment of substance use disorder among women. The doctor's advice for women in active addiction? Substance use disorder is a disease, and you are worthy of care and healing.

    • 12 min
    Trauma-Informed Care in Addiction Treatment

    Trauma-Informed Care in Addiction Treatment

    The correlation between trauma and substance use disorders is off the charts. And it's a combination that complicates the addiction treatment and recovery process for many patients. Listen in as psychiatrist Kristen Schmidt, MD, talks with host William C. Moyers about the use of trauma-informed practices in addiction treatment, approaches that take into account the different ways patients experience the symptoms of trauma. Concepts of safety, strength and worth are key to trauma-informed care.

    • 15 min
    Finding the Right Treatment Program

    Finding the Right Treatment Program

    Treatment for alcohol and other drug addiction comes in many different varieties. So what are your best options when you or your loved one need help? Addiction recovery expert Christopher Yadron, PhD, joins host William C. Moyers to discuss today's most-effective addiction treatment programs, including: treatment modalities for opioid, alcohol and meth addiction, important mental health considerations, group therapy and other approaches, relapse prevention and long-term recovery support.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

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Loved the women’s episode

Addiction is different for women and as a women, I really appreciate this episode. Thank you for doing what you do.

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Pharmacist interested in addiction medicine

I find this podcast very inspirational and informative for a clinician who is interested in delving into the field of addiction medicine.

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