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.

Join us as Kathy Moser, founder of Music For Recovery, sits down and discusses how songwriting can help develop recovery skills and provides practical examples of her work. We feature some of Kathy's work and the compelling stories of the group process as each song is created by those individuals in recovery.

We talk with Kathy Moser, founder of Music for Recovery in New Jersey, who talks about how music helps instill a sense of group cohesion and hope for those in recovery from a substance use disorder.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Mountainside Treatment Center, we speak with Tom Baier, MHS, a behavioral health consultant, CARF reviewer, and Drexel University professor with over 30 years experience as a clinician, clinical supervisor and administrator. He joins us to discuss one of his areas of expertise, and most misunderstood topics in the SUD/COD treatment industry, countertransference.

A discussion on the issues with the criminal justice system in America and the work of Dream Corps Justice to make meaningful change. Our guest, Louis Reed, spent 14 years in federal prison and now works as Director of Organizing Partnerships for Dream Corps Justice, founded by journalist Van Jones (formerly of CNN).


We discuss the recently published research article "Financial Capability in Addiction Research and Clinical Practice" with the authors, Dr. Hinckley Jones-Sanpei (University of Denver) and Richard Nance (Utah Valley University), and about its practical application for clinical and non-clinical providers.

Dr. Greg Boris of High Watch Recovery Center in Kent, Connecticut discusses his organization's protocols to maintain the therapeutic environment while protecting against the spread of COVID-19. You can read the associated Quinnipiac University study at

Their success in keeping everyone safe is amazing!

Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly editor Alison Knopf joins us to talk about the publication's annual contributions from national stakeholders reviewing the past year and looking ahead to 2021.

Our guests, Jennifer Valva (CT) and Lane Kennedy (CA) discuss how yoga and mindfulness based exercises can assist those we serve as well as professionals. Learn how these simple interventions can help build the therapeutic alliance.

Paul Alves and Alex Fidalgo, both of who are in long term recovery as well as accomplished recovery coaches, discuss the importance of gratitude in a full life. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

"Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude." - A.A. Milne

A discussion with Hope Payson, LCSW, producer of the documentary "Uprooting Addiction" about the film and trauma's role in substance use disorders. The film is a work of passion for Hope, who has been helping individuals recover from trauma for most of her career. As she is a long-time colleague of mine, I am especially proud of her efforts.

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