Scope of Practice

Conversations with subject matter experts, journalists, individuals in recovery, practitioners, educators, and others with a direct connection to the field of addiction recovery.

We talk with Dr. Emily B. Campbell of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA about the incendiary effects of stigma and prohibition on the current opioid overdose crisis. Although unintended, the harm done by misinformation and our current laws have had tremendously dangerous effects on the community.

We talk with Sandra DelSesto (RI), a national leader in the development of the role delineation and training for prevention professionals, and Scott Gagnon, Director of the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (ME) about the roles and focus of the prevention field in today's environment. They provide an outstanding opportunity for treatment and recovery professionals to learn about and have greater appreciation for this important sector of our industry.

In July, Dr. Aaron Weiner, a Chicagoland psychologist and President-Elect of the Society for Addiction Psychology, wrote an article for Newsweek that looked at addressing the overdose epidemic through a lens not often mentioned - prevention. He joins us to talk about the article and how to target prevention efforts for maximum long term effect. You can read his Newsweek article at https://www.newsweek.com/were-losing-battle-opioids-we-need-change-our-approach-opinion-1611191

We talk with former NIAAA Director of Treatment and Recovery Research and Founder/CEO of Alltyr in St. Paul, Minnesota, Dr. Mark Willenbring. He is an outspoken critic of the current SUD treatment system for its lack of evidence base and poor outcomes. Listen and he will tell you why! Whether you agree or disagree, you'll want to listen!

We talk with Patty McCarthy, CEO and David Mineta, President of Faces & Voices of Recovery about their first twenty years, as well as taking a peek into the future. We also discuss the 20th Anniversary Summit in St. Paul, MN this October.

A discussion on spirituality as an important aspect of the recovery process with Rabbi Richard Eisenberg from Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Bridgeport, Connecticut; presented with the support of Mountainside, with locations in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.

These politically charged times have affected all of us, and to assume that those we serve in the treatment and recovery space isn't realistic. Our clients bring their own beliefs and emotional responses to us in session, and to not recognize our own political countertransference can be disastrous to the therapeutic relationship. Join us as we talk to Sarah Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC, AADC as we talk about issues brought up in her PsychologyToday.com blog "Therapists: Are You Having Political Countertransference? (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-high-functioning-alcoholic/202101/therapists-are-you-having-political-countertransference).

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We are lucky to have Dr. Holly Hagle, Co-Director of the ATTC Network Coordinating Office in Kansas City and Dr. Sara Becker, Project Director of the New England ATTC at Brown University, join us to talk about the organizations' role in the professional development of those in our industry. The ATTC Network is an invaluable resource for SUD professionals.

Join us as we have a discussion on the lack of outcome data and real change in the SUD treatment industry - sure to be thought provoking, controversial and will challenge the status quo. Dr. Bob Lynn (Washington state) and Timothy Harrington (Los Angeles, CA) hold nothing back in their unambiguous words.

Challenge your views and opinions, and let your thoughts be provoked...

AMRAP: A common Crossfit acronym that stands for "As Many Reps A Possible", but with the social connection and support, the sense of belonging, the shared goals of the community it could be argued that it can mean something different to the SUD recovery community: "A Modern Recovery Assisting Pathway."

Join us for a lively discussion with Dr. Meg Patterson from the Texas A&M Health and Kinesiology department as she talks about what she has uncovered about the healing power of the Crossfit community.

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