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.
Hope Takes Center Stage
Writer Maggie Moe and composer Joshua Vranas are telling a new story about addiction and recovery that does away with shame and stigma. Instead of normalizing old stereotypes and outdated archetypes, Moe and Vranas wrote and scored a musical, My Pet Dragon, that tells a different story–one that’s centered in hope, trust and courage and, when taking things a day at a time, just how powerful a person can get.
A Fountain of Hope for At-Risk Students
Susie Brooks, PhD, founder of Veritas Academy, felt powerless when students came into the classroom with substance use issues, or knew someone struggling. She recognized addiction as a disease—one that injures every community—but she didn't know how to help. So she attended the Graduate School of Addiction Studies to gain the tools and skills she needed to walk alongside her students and make an even greater impact. Tune in to learn more.
Bullying Prevention and Community Solutions
Bullying causes long-term damage on students' mental health, often resulting in anxiety, depression or PTSD during a critical developmental stage. But evidence-based approaches provide healthy solutions to complex situations—involving parents, teachers, administrators and other community members at every stage of the process. Jan Urbanski, Ed.D., Director of Safe and Humane Schools at Clemson University, explains how.
All-Star Willie Burton – In a League of His Own
When Willie Burton was taken ninth in the 1990 NBA draft, he lost his defenses against addiction—a sensational talent through high school and college, his teammates and coaches looked out for him. But then the coping mechanisms he learned as a child in Detroit came back to haunt him when he hit the League. Tune in to hear his story, his message to people who are struggling, and how he intends to help student and professional athletes in their journey to recover.
Native Dads: Recovery through Reconnection Part 2
Intergenerational trauma. Unresolved grief. Stigma and isolation. Such complex and compound stressors can make recovery from substance use and other mental health conditions all the more challenging. But there are successful paths forward. Listen in to learn about the life-changing work of the Native Dads Network. The nonprofit organization helps indigenous fathers and families reconnect with culturally centered healing ways and sacred wisdom—nurturing wellness, belonging and renewed purpose.
Story of Hope
On set, Dedee Pfeiffer hears from other actors, crewmates and directors who are inspired by her forwardness—fearless in her pursuit of love and light and publicly accepting her disease of addiction. Tune in as she shares everything she’s learned about loving recovery, why she’s so vocal about her story, what keeps her heart open and full, and how she plans to help more people fall in love with their recovery.
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.