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On this episode, we'll be talking to Dr. Chas Gant about the causes and solutions to addiction. Here are his initial thoughts to get us started...
"Over the years, various approaches to solving addictions have been tried with marginal success.
Historically, addiction was first thought to be a moral problem to be addressed by law enforcement. In the early 20th century, a psychological/psychoanalytic model was adopted, based on the poorly substantiated belief that addicts and alcoholics were simply medicating their emotional wounds.
Alcoholics Anonymous then emerged and achieved a modicum of success by promoting the 12-step philosophy, which bypasses immorality or psychological rationales as the cause, focusing instead on spirituality.
The psychopharmacological approach came next. It was based on the assumption that addiction is caused by a or Prozac deficiency in the brain. Substantial education and prevention efforts have also been made for decades.
For the most part, addictions are currently handled by some combination of these models, but with marginal success.
How can we do better? All of these approaches have made contributions, but none of them fully addresses the critical brain/body connection, so let’s explore the little known scientific facts about addiction.
The good news is, we now have the tools to break this hopeless cycle." Dr. Chas
Welcome to another episode the Brain Injury Round Table. I am your host, Constance Miller, brain injury survivor of 32 years; author of the original brain injury owner's manual entitled From The Ashes. This innovative guidebook was featured on Super Bowl XXXIV. Miller is Managing Director of Brain Injury Resource Center, located on the Internet at http://www.headinjury.com. Also joining us is Tai Campbell, my invaluable contributor tireless community activist, and founder of Taken Back Our Community (TBOC) http://www.tbocnow.org. He is the survivor of an incredible history of childhood brain injuries. I'd like to thank: all our listeners for bringing our voices, to your home, or your mobile device wherever you are around the world. Additionally, I’d like to give a big thank you to this show’s sponsors: Martha Marcum, mother of a brain injury survivor and author of MARTHA'S FABLES and
There may be no greater loss than losing one’s ability to make sense of the real world. From Tragedy to Triumph is a tale of an incredible journey. It traces a path of young girl growing up in a humble Irish background to becoming a mother, a wife, and successful businesswomen only to have it all dashed by a terrible brain trauma that left her in the grips of confusion and terror. Against the backdrop of her life across continents; this is a story of one woman’s triumph against the odds. It involves a multiplicity of human dramas with each character playing an integral role. Supported by amazing jazz and theater personalities, her family and dearest friends Taylor tells a story of her terrible ordeal and the suffering of those who loved her. It also tells of her quest for justice in one of Canada's most protracted civil cases that provided little recompense for her years of suffering and losses.
On November 26, 2011, She got a call that Jimmy had been assaulted and left for dead in the street. He lay dying for 4 hours before being rushed to the hospital for treatment of not just multiple facial fractures, but serious and critical injury TBI. That was just the beginning...
Janene Mayberry has faced a series of events that no parent or loved one should have to consider. Good intentions and love, can't always solve the unthinkable. Her son Jimmy sustained a severe brain injury. After living in a rehab facility, Janene wanted to bring him home for care, but Jimmy's needs presented in a way that eventually made that option impossible. The spectrum of feelings that she's had to face behind the difficult choices, would bring anyone to their knees. Listen as she shares her heart wrenching story of love and adaptation.
This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. I introduce topics, and survivor's share their experience, strength and hope. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery.
More will be revealed! Tune in, stop in and call in. This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me."
We focus on the four A's of Recovery: Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation. This is a place for survivor's striving to become thrivers.
The front half of show is a featured guest. to join us in the discussion. The second part of the show is Open Mic and some great Indy Music, sure to inspire!
Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org & "Like" at www.facebook.com/inaflash.org and /braininjuryradio
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Fried, dyed, and laid to the side is a phrase the Fred G Sanford often used on the TV show Sanford and Son but it all To easily could be used to describe the trials and tribulations of traumatic brain injury are other disabilities! so tonight we're going to discuss what it will take for all of us survivors to Dream Big and often!
Emotional Roller Coaster
Finding Your Own Power
Learning to Take Charge of Self
Finding Inner Peace
I have not lived through multiple traumatic Brain Injuries and Aneurysms and several rare neurosurgical procedures to be a weakling, to surrender, to fall apart at the seams, Archie's failure as an option! No, it's time to be a Dream Catcher in 2015. it's time to find your confidence again and come out of the shadows of darkness and into the light! because I was once a week. I am now strong, because of my failures.
I will persevere and because I'm alive. I have a purpose and you do to so join me tonight on Dream Catchers with Les Paul as we strive to make a difference and overcome the fear and darkness that surrounds us!!!
A horrific car crash put Shannon Marie Hilbert into a deep coma for 2 months when she was just 15 years old! Shannon suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of that car accident. With her Mother's "never give up" attitude, Shannon realized that anything is possible with determination and a positive outlook. After rehabilitation learning to walk, talk, chew, swallow, and most importantly, to SMILE; Shannon thrives today. She is also a host on the Brain Injury Network on Saturdays at 9:00 pm Central Time.
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