Change is Hard, it Doesn’t Have to be Confusing!
Join Dr. Josh King on this weekly live show as he talks with experts in the field of addiction and co-occurring disorders and people who are working to change the conversation about substance abuse. Live shows every Thursday at 4 PM EST on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness channel.
Whether you are trying to change your relationship with substances, learn how to cope with trauma or mental illness, help friends and loved ones, or are looking for a little inspiration and hope, The Beyond Addiction Show will get you the information you need to change in a way that you can understand.
Over 20 million people in America struggle with their substance use. Hundreds of millions more are trying to change their lives in other ways to be healthier, to feel fulfilled, and to live a life that they really love. With expert interviews and information with the most current research about how to effectively make change, The Beyond Addiction Show will help you make those changes, and start living your best life.
If you’re trying to make a meaningful change in your life, The Beyond Addiction Show will help you make it. Tune in Thursdays at 1 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness.
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Leslie Daly is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders and she is a certified Yoga Therapist. She is an expert on integrating yoga and movement into therapy, and she’s going to talk to us about how yoga can be a great way to engage in therapy (and how you can start doing it now!).
Race and Identity ,both gender and sexual identities, have been big in the news lately. And they have a huge impact on people’s lives. Dr. Lisa Martin joins us to discuss the impact of race and identity on individuals and how it may be a root cause of the need for treatment. We will also discuss the concept of White Privilege, and the negative impact that has on both minority AND majority groups.
E-Cigarettes and vaping are ubiquitous, and yet they may be as bad as cigarettes. Have we entered back into the same cycle we were in in the 1950’s with cigarettes, only this time with vaping? Dr. David Fagan will talk to us all about e-cigarettes, what they do to you, and what kinds of policies are being put into place to help protect the public.
Women for Sobriety is a national self help group specifically for women who are looking to change their relationship with substances. Adrienne Miller, the president and CEO of Women for Sobriety, joins us to talk about the group, why having a group that is just for women is so important, and how you can get involved.
Steve Hayes is one of the creators of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, one of the premiere evidence-based treatments available today. He joins us to talk about ACT, how and why it was developed, and about his new ACT book, A Liberated Mind, which talks about how to overcome mental battles, refocus on what truly matters, and build new habits to grow our quality of life.
You’ve probably heard about eating disorders, and maybe even know about the basics of Anorexia and Bulimia, but do you really feel like you understand them? Today, Dr. Camilla Mager joins us to help demystify eating disorders, and learn about the different treatments available. Also, Dr. David Fagan joins us again to discuss the growing public health crisis around e-cigarettes and vaping.
Zachary Siegel is a journalist who covers public health and mental health policy, with a specific focus on substance use treatment and the opioid crisis. And, he has his own journey through the treatment world that informs his writing. In the first of a two-part interview, Zach talks about his own journey into substance use and the treatment world, which brought him to writing about it full time.
David Yusko joins us again to talk about the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. So much that we don’t know, and so much that we need to know about it!
Jonathan Avery joins us this week to discuss his new book on the stigma of addiction.
CMC co-founder Carrie Wilkens joins us this week to talk about the CMC:Foundation for Change and how changing your understanding of substance use disorders can help you help someone change.
This week, we are joined by Dr. Ned Hallowell, psychiatrist, author, and leading expert on ADHD. Perhaps it isn’t the disorder that we all think it is!
This week, Tom Horvath, founder of practical recovery and co-founder of SMART Recovery, guides us through alternative approaches to the traditional 12-step process. We discuss where SMART deviates from the traditional approach, the benefits of these differences, and the overall tenets of SMART Recovery. Tom discusses SMART’s slogan of “discover the power of choice,” and touches on what this means, and why it is becoming such a popular approach. As one of the founders of this movement, Tom has an expert voice on the issue, packing the podcast with lots of valuable information!
Trauma specialist and Director of the Center of Alcohol and Substance Use Studies at Rutgers University Dr. Denise Hien shares her body of expertise on trauma and substance abuse with us this week. We discuss the history of trauma treatment and current, successful, integrated trauma and substance abuse approaches including Cope, Seeking Safety, Target, and Integrated CBT. We also touch upon positive psychology and the continued hope that Dr. Hein sees in ongoing trauma work and research.
This week we were lucky enough to have two special guests. Our first guest was Dr. James MacKillop of McMaster University in Ontario who studies addiction treatments and recently co-authored a paper on CBD medication and its potential use in addressing alcohol use disorders. He discusses his findings, exciting new research, and the mechanisms of CBD that could be helpful for those struggling with substance abuse. Our second guest was Dr. Don Posner, a sleep expert and the founder of Sleep Well Consultants. He teaches us everything we need to know about insomnia, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), and debunks some common myths about sleep. You won’t want to miss this special episode with these two incredible guests!
This week we take a deep dive into the brain and talk about all things dopamine, the limbic system, and the role they play in the learning process. With the help of the incredible Maia Szalavitz, New York Times best-selling author, speaker, and journalist, we go even further and come to understand how addiction can be viewed as a learning disorder. Maia applies her own experiences with addiction, as well as her professional expertise, to the belief that if we shift the addiction narrative we would see less shame and stigma, less unjust prison time, and better, more effective pathways to recovery for both those struggling with addiction and those who love them.
Maia Szalavitz discusses her book Unbroken Brain and how she has found that addiction is really a learning disorder. Hear her talk about addiction, treatment, and why the concept of co-dependency doesn’t make sense.