The Addicted Mind Podcast is about understanding addiction from a research and treatment perspective. We will dive into what drives the addictive process, explore the latest research on addiction, and talk about the latest addiction treatment options. We will also explore what recovery from addiction looks like from a variety of different people. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction then The Addicted Mind Podcast can help.
147: How to Sit in Your Adult Chair to Become the Most Authentic Version of Yourself with Michelle Chalfant
On today’s episode, Duane speaks with Michelle Chalfant, host of The Adult Chair Podcast, about being our best selves by sitting in the adult chair and how our adult self can help us navigate all parts of our trauma, inner child, and ego.
146: Understanding Behavioral Addiction with Amanda Giordano
There are a lot of negative consequences that can come from behavioral addictions. They include everything from financial problems to legal repercussions to health issues. Whether it’s gambling, gaming, sex, or pornography, it’s important to understand why some people are susceptible to certain behaviors. In fact, the same mechanism that influences chemical addiction could be responsible for behavioral addiction as well.
145: Achieving Recovery Through The Wolf You Feed with Sophie Aghdami
Sophie Aghdami is an addiction recovery coach in Australia. Today, she shares her own story of recovery from alcoholism as well as how a particular parable helped change her whole perspective on recovery, find success in healing, and create a thriving life.
144: The Journey Through Alcoholism and Recovery with Charlie Gray
On today’s episode, Duane talks with Charlie Gray about his journey of hope and resiliency through his toxic relationship with vodka and the one thing that allowed him to stay sober.
143: A Hope to Put an End to the Opioid Epidemic with Robert Kanter
On this episode, Duane speaks with Robert Kanter, an international recovery advocate addressing the opioid epidemic. Today, he talks about his advocacy work with the opioid epidemic. He also tells his own story of recovery from alcohol and substance use disorders and how his daughter's struggles became the genesis of his advocacy work.
142: Healing Early Trauma Through Somatic Experiencing and Brainspotting with Andrew Susskind
We have to work and deal with our internal and early trauma. This can be more difficult to see and process without a reliable, trustworthy “other” in our lives. Sometimes it even takes an expert who can walk us through that journey in order for us to get to that safe space for healing and recovery.
I learn so much from this podcast—- thank you for the variety of topics and depth of conversation!
As a recovering alcoholic, I greatly appreciate the content Duane and his team provide for our recovery community! His approach is all-inclusive, a welcome and fresh addition to our recovery tools. I grateful for the knowledge and stories he shares!
Let’s be fair
I am a Christian. I appreciate all that this podcast brings to the world of recovery. It’s excellent. The host is thoughtful The guests are interesting.
One observation I have made is this: May I humbly submit that it seems all diverse viewpoints are considered, discussed, and given good coverage, EXCEPT the Judeo-Christian perspective. If we tout an “acceptance of diversity”, please let’s be fair to represent my perspective as well. I do not demand that you change your perspective, no matter what it is. I value diversity. With all due respect, please value mine, discuss mine (fairly), allow for mine. It sure would help me embrace this podcast with enthusiasm, instead of an asterisk. It would help me not feel even more “hidden” in my desire to recover.