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  • 00:58

    Strengths Based Addiction Treatment

    in Self Help

    Our guest this evening is Katherine van Wormer, MSSW, Ph. D., professor of social work at the University of Northern Iowa and author of Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective.

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Conquering our Fears, Insecurities, and Inadequacies

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  In the TC model, but not limited to this model, are five integrated core competencies that must be addressed while going through the treatment experience. Today we're going to to discuss three aspects within the Emotional / Psychological competency that must be identified, examined/validated, addressed, and resolved, PRIOR to leaving the treatment setting. We're talking about ones Fears, Insecurities, and Inadequacies. We'll disucss why this particular competency is integral to overall success in Recovery, and some tools for initiating the process.


    Show Segments:  Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 00:48

    Addiction Treatment; an International Perspective

    in Self Help

    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.

  • 01:00

    Addiction And Recovery Why Treatment is Necessary

    in Health

    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/

  • 00:30

    Ibogaine, 18-MC, and Addiction

    in Self Help

    Our guest this evening is Stanley D. Glick , Ph.D. , M.D., Professor Emeritus at Albany Medical College, who will be talking about his research on ibogaine and the ibogaine congener 18-MC (18-Methoxycoronaridine) and their potential as anti-addiction drugs.

  • 01:59

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Counselor 101 Series: What is our Role?

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  We have covered numerous subjects on the recovery experience for the addict. Today we'll initiate our Counselor 101 Series which will cover The Counselor for the recovering addict. What is our role? What are the do's and dont's? What are some of the most common issues faced by treatment organizations, with The Counselor?


    Show Segments: Happy Recap/News Update, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 00:31

    Optimizing Your Life After Addiction

    in Lifestyle

    This is our final show with Deanne Adamson. It has been such a pleasure and a wealth of information on this much needed topic to bring awareness to the public of what else is available. For the final talk in our addiction recovery series Deanne Adamson of Being True To You Integrative Recovery Coaching brings the conversation to the next height in recovery to help you optimize your life after addiction. There are many ways to optimize your life starting with the principles and practices you use, to the rituals and regimens you put into place, to the flexibility and flow you are able to achieve, to the social network and setting you surround yourself in, and to the enjoyment and contentment you cultivate through your activities. Your experience through recovery is less about your circumstance and more about your perception and response to your circumstance. You can tune in and listen to the show at www.blogtalkradio.com/lindasconscioustalks or you can call in and ask questions at (347) 850-8423.

  • 00:15

    Hope for Sexual Addicton: Outer Circle Treatment Center

    in Health

    Outer Circle is the newest and most innovative Residential Sex Addiction Treatment Center for Men.


    Their focus ~to treat the root causes of addiction!


    Outer Circle is committed to providing comprehensive and personalized treatment, by a team of seasoned addiction and trauma specialists.  You will recieve a hands on and personalized therapeutic experience, in an environment that is private, safe, comfortable and free of judgement.


    Recovery is possible, and the promise of a fulfilling life awaits.


    Join us for the interview that could help someone you love with sex addiction, love addiction or compulsive sexual behaviors.

  • 01:01

    Is There a Role for Ibogaine in Mainstream Addiction Treatment?

    in Self Help

    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.

  • 00:58

    The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease

    in Self Help

    Our guest this Morning is Marc Lewis, Ph. D., author of The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease. This amazing book is chock full of the latest neuroscience, telling not only how brains get addicted to drugs but also how they recover and heal, showing that neuroplasticity is a two-edged sword. A great antidote to the drug war propaganda put forth by NIDA.

  • 01:58

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The Encounter Group

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The encounter group is one of, if not, the, back bone group of the therapeutic community milieu. For participants it is important to understand and know the purpose of the group and your role in it.  For staff it is important to be well trained in the facilitation of the group and to understand your role in it.  it is without a doubt the most challenging group to participate in, and facilitate.  We will discuss the group, it's dynamics, and how it translates to the outside world, post treatment.


    Show segments: Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Tim