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Today's Topic is "Addiction And Recovery". My special guest is Executive Vice President / COO Paul Alexander. Paul Alexander has been a crucial leader in the development of Northbound, helping to bring to the forefront the center’s strengths. Paul relies on his experience in the leadership of many treatment facilities over the years, especially implementing and running numerous education-based treatment programs. He served as the co-creator and program director of the first treatment program coupling higher education and treatment. With this experience, Paul designed the Sober Academy College Program at Northbound, now the Northbound Academy, which is widely considered the best program of its kind. Paul cites the consistency and spiritual values of Northbound as its strengths, and he sees his contribution as re-articulating these fundamentals. Paul received his Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist training at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California, and was awarded Outstanding Alumni Service Award in 2002. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Law and Society, summa cum laude, from the School of Social Ecology at University of California, Irvine. While at UCI, Paul co-authored an honors research thesis: An Evaluation of Addiction Treatment Coupled with Higher Education, which he presented at the 2004 University of California Research Symposium. Paul recently received his Juris Doctorate degree at Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. For more information about Northbound please visit http://www.livingsober.com/
Having trouble paying for your fertility treatment? Are you considering borrowing money to pay for treatment? Host Dawn Davenport will be talking with representatives of the leading lending entities that lend specifically for paying for infertility treatment. You must listen to this show if you are considering taking out a loan for fertility treatment.
Addiction costs over 500,000 annually. The cost to families and individuals is incalculable. Why are we, as individuals and as a society, willing to pay this kind of price to continue in the addictive patterns that flourish in our culture? Addiction has nearly become an accepted way of life. Are you willing to continue to pay the price for your addiction, or are you ready to do something different? Listen to the story of Mike Reis, former sex addict and alcoholic, addiction recovery coach, author and speaker who believes that it is NEVER too late to become the person God intended you to be. He knows. He has lived it!
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Tune into our LIVE podcast this Sunday December 21st at 4pm PST for a discussion on ‘Addiction Starts with ADD – Part 4’ with special guests Chris Gewehr and Della Taylor. Join us for a powerful discussion on addiction and how it affects people with ADD/ADHD. We will be discussing all types of addiction; substance abuse, alcoholism, eating disorders, gambling, sex, compulsive lying, co-dependency/enabling, etc. Please call (917) 889-7025 during the LIVE show for Q&A or to share your struggles, tips & suggestions. *All podcasts are also available on iTunes after the broadcast airs*
Speakers: Patrick J. McGrath M.D., Co-Director of the Depression Evaluation Service at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center and Maria Oquendo M.D. Vice Chair for Education & Training and Director of Psychiatric Residency Program at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center
Description: Dr. Patrick J. McGrath and Dr. Maria Oquendo will discuss what we have learned so far in efforts to tailor treatment for depression to the needs of individual patients, and a current research project aiming to enhance this in the future. They will address how the efficacy of current treatments is limited by doctors’ inability to predict in advance which person will respond to which treatment and the necessity of relying on “trial-and-error” in selecting treatments for mood disorders. They will discuss a new study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health using cutting-edge brain imaging and other biologic testing to enable selecting the best treatment for an individual at the outset of treatment.
Contact Information: For more information on obtaining treatment by participating in a research study, please visit the Depression Evaluation Service website at www.depression-nyc.org or call us at 646 774-8000. To listen to any of our previous shows on topics such as substance abuse or child and adolescent mental health go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatynyspi
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The U.S. has been a leader in medicine, the humane treatment of mental health and more recently addiction however we approach treatment from the perspective of our own particular needs. Other countries approach their mental health and addiction issues with their own needs and cultural parameters. Join us this week as we speak to Dr. Elizabeth Nyang Ed.D LCPC about her practice here in the U.S. and her recent experiences with mental health and addiction treatment in India.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome back to the show, Shannon Trainor, Executive Director at Crossroads, a treatment facility that provides gender-responsive addiction treatment to individuals and their families.
To listen to Shannon's interview on Gender-Specific Therapy click here.
Shannon is back with us to discuss the opening of Maine's premier recovery center for women - The Back Cove Treatment Center.
"The Back Cove Residential Program serves as a premier recovery destination for women from all over the country, offering holistic treatment in a beautiful Maine setting. In addition to cutting edge gender-responsive addiction and emotional health treatment, our holistic approach includes yoga, equine therapy, acupuncture and other complementary services."
Here's a little more about Shannon -
Shannon Trainor, LCSW, CCS, Executive Director
Shannon Trainor joined Crossroads in 2009 as clinical director and was promoted to executive director in October of 2013. In this role, Shannon oversees the administrative and programmatic functions of the agency in its entirety. Shannon has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues and has worked as a clinical director in both outpatient and residential facilities prior to joining Crossroads
It's not about Right and Left. It's about Right and Wrong!
Doug Enyart joins us again tonight as very special guest co-host. And we will chat with Jan Farrar from Missouri Center for Self Governance. You don't want to miss this enlightening chat on what the Center for Self Governance can do to help you become an active member of your own government. Join us live by clicking the attached link at 7PM Missouri Time. Jan will take your questions live on the studio line at 347-677-1835. It's the best Saturday night you will spend this week!
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Ibogaine is an extract from an African plant. It produces a number of effects that we’ll find out about tonight but among them is the elimination, for most clients, of cravings and even desire for addictive substances. Ibogaine came into mainstream view in the last decade through its use as an alternative to largely unsuccessful attempts to help heroin addicts. The drug and its use are banned in the US but unscheduled in other countries including Mexico and Canada. We’ll talk tonight to Dr. Martin Polanco the founder of Crossroads Clinic Treatment Center and colleague, Recovery Coach, Deanne Adamson.
Addictions are not just about chemicals and alcohol. You can be addicted to just about anything. Food addiction is a tough one to beat. It’s not like you can just stop eating! Comfort food is flagrantly flashed in front of you in about 50% of commercials. Just about every celebration is accompanied by the smells and sights of high carb, low nutrition selections. How do you learn to say no to this most acceptable of addictions? First, says Dr. Jim Wilder, understand the unmet need behind the drive for food. As we head into the holidays, arm yourself with a new perspective for the great food challenge.
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