62 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

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

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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

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/recoverymachinepodcast/

FACEBOOK Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/httpsrecoverymachine.org

Recovery Machine...

    Dr. Mandy Manak - Meat Grinder - One Year Special Episode!

    Dr. Mandy Manak - Meat Grinder - One Year Special Episode!

    Dr. Mandy Manak, a certified IME, and MRO addiction specialist, joins us for a candid talk about what it's like on the inside of The Machine!
    #recoverymachinepodcast #drugaddiction
    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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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Anniversary Show Update & Guest Info

    Anniversary Show Update & Guest Info

    The Recovery Machine Podcast is ONE year old! We have some thank yous to give out and some info about Friday's guest.
    #gratitude #thankyou #itsourbirthday
    RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST
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    New YouTube Handle: https://youtube.com/@recoverymachine?sub_confirmation=1
    Website: recoverymachine.org
    EMAIL Corey and Nathan:  us@recoverymachine.org
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    • 5 min
    Top 5 Things We Learned This Year

    Top 5 Things We Learned This Year

    Corey and Nathan review their first year as hosts of the Recovery Machine Podcast with a list of the top five things they each learned. PLUS -- Year End Special Guest info is discussed.
    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
    TWITTER:  @rcvrymachine
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    #recoverymachinepodcast
    #top5list
    #addictioninhealthcare
    #drugaddiction
    #britishcolumbia

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Pastor Ward Draper - Okay... But, Can I Buy You A Coffee First?

    Pastor Ward Draper - Okay... But, Can I Buy You A Coffee First?

    Pastor Ward Draper of The 5 and 2 Ministries stops by to shed some light on theology, virtues, connection, and love. We talk 'slacktivism', connection, and moving through life without fear.
    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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    #homelessness
    #the5and2
    #warddraper
    #abbotsfordpreacher
    #bcbiblebelt

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Non Abstinent Recovery

    Non Abstinent Recovery

    A Recovery Machine listener and friend of the show joins us to discuss the balance he's found between living a full life and using opioids recreationally.
    RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST
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    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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    #substanceuse
    #drugpolicy
    #recovery
    #addiction
    #abstinence

    • 54 min
    Access Granted or Supply Denied? #safesupply #safersupply

    Access Granted or Supply Denied? #safesupply #safersupply

    Corey and Nathan go over the details described in the Access to Prescribed Safe Supply in British Colombia Policy Direction document. Is this the first step towards progressive life saving policy or is it wishful thinking? Take a listen and tell us what you think. What's your take on Safe Supply? #toxicdrugcrisis #drugpolicyinbc #fentanyl
    Email Recovery Machine Podcast at us@recoverymachine.org
    RECOVERY MACHINE PODCAST
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    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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    • 40 min

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