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Avoiding the Addiction Affliction

Jan 12, 2022

Dottie and Dick are a married couple who have both been in recovery for a long time. They talk about their relationship and the importance of communicating, sharing feelings, trusting each other, and respecting each other’s recovery journey. What makes the journey worth it, they tell us, are all the “wows”...


Jan 5, 2022

Dr. Dana Ballewske discusses mental health and substance abuse challenges among the LGBTQ+ community. Recent studies have found that sexual minorities have higher rates of substance misuse and substance use disorders (SUDs) than people who identify as heterosexual. The population experiences more social stigma...


Dec 29, 2021

Miriam Falk discusses the devastating and sometimes deadly cycle of violence and substance abuse that victims of human trafficking, sexual assault, and domestic violence must overcome in order to get help. Empowering individuals, having available resources, and building a support network are critical to breaking the...


Dec 22, 2021

Substance abuse creates incredible stress for families. That is never more true than during the holidays. Mike McGowan, the host of this podcast, shares a holiday story from his past that serves as a reminder that the best gifts are the ones we never see coming. In addition to hosting the “Avoiding the Addiction...


Dec 15, 2021

Dr. Shilagh Mirgain discusses the roles that attitude and gratitude play in our mental and emotional health. While holidays and life in general can be stressful, there are ways we can improve our mood and control our emotions. Giving ourselves the gift of positivity is a great place to start. Dr. Mirgain is a Health...