56 episodes

What is the Recovery Machine Podcast?
The Recovery Machine Podcast is a show hosted by two former healthcare workers who have struggled with drug addiction. Full episodes feature interviews with guests who are either experts or individuals with lived experience, or both. Other content focuses on specific drug-related topics of discussion. Recovery Machine is available on all major audio and video platforms.

What is the Recovery Machine Podcast about?
We discuss substance use in healthcare workers along with the following topics:
Substance abuse disorder policies for healthcare workers, including the Independent Medical Evaluation (IME), Relapse Prevention Agreement (RPA), and Return to Practice Agreement.
Drug policy at the provincial and federal levels, and drug policy in general.
The differences between recreational drug use and drug addiction.
The diagnostic criteria of drug addiction.
Human rights related to drug use.
Legal issues and conflicts of interest in the drug addiction treatment industry.
The lack of evidence behind current drug addiction treatment protocols.
Drivers of substance use as a coping mechanism include PTSD and trauma-informed care, individual biochemistry/genetics, concurrent mental health issues, the stigma around substance use, workplace stress and lack of support structures, and the importance of self-care.
The psychology of drug addiction and how drug addiction is a learned behavior.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy’s (CBT) role in treating addiction.
Peer support as a foundation for mental health.
Workplace dangers associated with trauma and burnout.
The current Toxic Drug Crisis.
How stigma surrounding drug use drives policy and how the language we use affects us.
The failed war on drugs.
The media’s role in perpetuating myths about substance use.
The importance of harm reduction and safe supply.

Why did we create the Recovery Machine Podcast?
In short – to help. We’ve been through the drug addiction treatment process for healthcare workers in BC, and there are many things we wish we’d known before starting. So, one of our goals is to provide current, accurate information to other healthcare workers who might be struggling with substance use. We believe that by informing people about their options and the possible outcomes of their decisions, individuals will be better prepared to deal with the obstacles they will face.
We also want to offer authentic, meaningful, factual discourse on substance use. We want to help change how people who use drugs are perceived. Recovery Machine is a tool we hope to use to dispel myths, improve understanding, and fight the countless drug policy injustices taking place right now in our society.
Knowledge is power and when you’re at your lowest, surrounded by the darkness of the unknown, we’d like to offer you a light, a hand, and if you’re interested – a map.

What happens when healthcare workers get addicted to drugs? Two professionals talk about their personal experiences with addiction, as well as what works and what doesn’t when it comes to recovery, back to work, and the challenges faced when dealing with a system that is misaligned with modern knowledge of addiction. Treatment protocols lacking scientific evidence, conflicts of interest, and human rights issues are just a few of the topics discussed on -- Recovery Machine.

RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST

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EMAIL Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org

If you like what we’re doing, please consider supporting Recovery Machine on PATREON: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recmachpatreon

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Recovery Machine...

Recovery Machine Podcast Nathan McLean & Corey Williams

    • Health & Fitness

What is the Recovery Machine Podcast?
The Recovery Machine Podcast is a show hosted by two former healthcare workers who have struggled with drug addiction. Full episodes feature interviews with guests who are either experts or individuals with lived experience, or both. Other content focuses on specific drug-related topics of discussion. Recovery Machine is available on all major audio and video platforms.

What is the Recovery Machine Podcast about?
We discuss substance use in healthcare workers along with the following topics:
Substance abuse disorder policies for healthcare workers, including the Independent Medical Evaluation (IME), Relapse Prevention Agreement (RPA), and Return to Practice Agreement.
Drug policy at the provincial and federal levels, and drug policy in general.
The differences between recreational drug use and drug addiction.
The diagnostic criteria of drug addiction.
Human rights related to drug use.
Legal issues and conflicts of interest in the drug addiction treatment industry.
The lack of evidence behind current drug addiction treatment protocols.
Drivers of substance use as a coping mechanism include PTSD and trauma-informed care, individual biochemistry/genetics, concurrent mental health issues, the stigma around substance use, workplace stress and lack of support structures, and the importance of self-care.
The psychology of drug addiction and how drug addiction is a learned behavior.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy’s (CBT) role in treating addiction.
Peer support as a foundation for mental health.
Workplace dangers associated with trauma and burnout.
The current Toxic Drug Crisis.
How stigma surrounding drug use drives policy and how the language we use affects us.
The failed war on drugs.
The media’s role in perpetuating myths about substance use.
The importance of harm reduction and safe supply.

Why did we create the Recovery Machine Podcast?
In short – to help. We’ve been through the drug addiction treatment process for healthcare workers in BC, and there are many things we wish we’d known before starting. So, one of our goals is to provide current, accurate information to other healthcare workers who might be struggling with substance use. We believe that by informing people about their options and the possible outcomes of their decisions, individuals will be better prepared to deal with the obstacles they will face.
We also want to offer authentic, meaningful, factual discourse on substance use. We want to help change how people who use drugs are perceived. Recovery Machine is a tool we hope to use to dispel myths, improve understanding, and fight the countless drug policy injustices taking place right now in our society.
Knowledge is power and when you’re at your lowest, surrounded by the darkness of the unknown, we’d like to offer you a light, a hand, and if you’re interested – a map.

What happens when healthcare workers get addicted to drugs? Two professionals talk about their personal experiences with addiction, as well as what works and what doesn’t when it comes to recovery, back to work, and the challenges faced when dealing with a system that is misaligned with modern knowledge of addiction. Treatment protocols lacking scientific evidence, conflicts of interest, and human rights issues are just a few of the topics discussed on -- Recovery Machine.

RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST

Audio Platforms: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/listen

Website: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recoverymachinehome

EMAIL Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org

If you like what we’re doing, please consider supporting Recovery Machine on PATREON: https://recovery-machine.captivate.fm/recmachpatreon

TWITTER: @rcvrymachine

FACEBOOK Page: https://www.facebook.com/recoverymachine

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    Challenge Your Thoughts OR Lose a Digit: What Do You Finger?

    Challenge Your Thoughts OR Lose a Digit: What Do You Finger?

    Corey describes the mental conflict he experienced when faced with two unattractive options; return to his former workplace OR lose a finger.
    RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST
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    EMAIL: Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org
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    This episode's topics include mental health awareness, negative thoughts, and irrational beliefs.
    #mentalhealthawareness #irrationalbeliefs #challegeyourmind

    • 12 min
    Charity: A New Understanding

    Charity: A New Understanding

    Nathan has an epiphany while exploring the meaning of charity as a virtue.
    #charity #virtueofcharity #epiphany #angst #driversofaddiction
    RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST
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    Mental health awareness.

    • 35 min
    Is Real Safe Supply Politically Possible?

    Is Real Safe Supply Politically Possible?

    Given the state of politics and the impending blue wave, how will even the best-intentioned politician move forward with Safe Supply? Does the average citizen in B.C. care enough or know enough about Harm Reduction and Safe Supply? Corey and Nathan do their best to make a prediction.
    RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST
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    EMAIL: Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org
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    Mental health awareness, substance use, trauma-informed care, substance use disorder, substance use treatment, substance abuse, stop the stigma, addiction treatment protocols, workplace risk, environmental stressors, safe supply, safe consumption sites, harm reduction, human rights, treatment center, addiction treatment, recovery from addiction, decriminalize, legalize, evidence-based treatments.
    #drugpolicy
    #safesupply
    #harmreduction
    #stopthestigma
    #mentalhealthawareness
    #traumainformedcare
    #addictionislearned

    • 16 min
    Autonomy & The Fear Of Death

    Autonomy & The Fear Of Death

    When is it okay to step in and take control of someone else's life? Legal calorie restriction for people who are overweight? Forced feeding for people who are underweight? How do we decide who gets to decide?
    RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST
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    EMAIL: Corey and Nathan: us@recoverymachine.org
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    Mental health awareness, substance use, trauma-informed care, substance use disorder, substance use treatment, substance abuse, stop the stigma, addiction treatment protocols, workplace risk, environmental stressors, safe supply, safe consumption sites, harm reduction, human rights, treatment center, addiction treatment, recovery from addiction, decriminalize, legalize, evidence-based treatments.
    #mandatorytreatment
    #forcedtreatment
    #mentalhealthact
    #toxicdrugcrisis

    • 18 min
    Can you be Addicted to Drugs and Free at the Same Time? A Question of Autonomy

    Can you be Addicted to Drugs and Free at the Same Time? A Question of Autonomy

    If Joe Random is a chronic user of drugs and suffers horrible withdrawal symptoms when
    he runs out of supply, how much personal freedom or autonomy to make decisions
    does Joe really have?
    RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST
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    Mental health awareness, substance use, trauma-informed care, substance use disorder, substance use treatment, substance abuse, stop the stigma, addiction treatment protocols, workplace risk, environmental stressors, safe supply, safe consumption sites, harm reduction, human rights, treatment center, addiction treatment, recovery from addiction, decriminalize, legalize, evidence-based treatments.
    #mandatorytreatment
    #forcedtreatment
    #davideby
    #mentalhealthact
    #toxicdrugcrisis

    • 8 min
    ODX2? How Much Free Will Remains?

    ODX2? How Much Free Will Remains?

    Corey and Nathan look closer at Mandatory Treatment. Does a patient who overdoses twice on the same day have any control over their actions?
    RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST
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    Mental health awareness, substance use, trauma-informed care, substance use disorder, substance use treatment, substance abuse, stop the stigma, addiction treatment protocols, workplace risk, environmental stressors, safe supply, safe consumption sites, harm reduction, human rights, treatment center, addiction treatment, recovery from addiction, decriminalize, legalize, evidence-based treatments.
    #mandatorytreatment
    #forcedtreatment
    #davideby
    #mentalhealthact
    #toxicdrugcrisis

    • 35 min