Michael A. gives an incredible account of going through 28 rehab programs in South Florida in a six year period. The ineffective system, which values a good medical insurance card over a patient’s wellbeing, could not help him to get clean. Finally, Michael found a program that worked for him. He discovered that he needed a lot more than a short term program that just meets the minimum requirements to operate. He found a place in California that had a better program. Five months of treatment, intense physical activity, team building, multiple forms of therapy are major components of this effective treatment program. You can learn more about the program and Michael’s story in his excellent article on the Recovering Addict Advice website: https://recoveringaddictadvice.com/addicted-to-rehab/. While the program he describes is one location that only serves men, I hope that this philosophy of truly helping people to overcome addiction will spread to more addiction treatment programs.
Frequently, I am asked about free and low cost treatment for opioid addiction. Whenever I write an article about patient assistance programs, I get a flood of calls and emails from people struggling with opioid addiction and also from the loved ones of the opioid addicted. Unfortunately, there are few options available right now. But thanks to the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, there may be hope in the near future. Soon, there will be billions of dollars of funding available for programs that provide MAT, or Medication Assisted Treatment for opioid addiction. What does this mean for the doctor prescribing Suboxone in a small clinic? How can he or she be a part of this program? Applying for grants and running compliant a program can seem overwhelming and intimidating.Yet, many doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants would love to help those who need treatment but cannot afford it. So, what is the next step?
Bob Coates has the solution. When it comes to healthcare law, Mr. Coates has a deep understanding of how things work. He has owned large healthcare systems and he has served as an auditor and a consultant for many large and small medical facilities. Especially, when it comes to healthcare institutions that may come under scrutiny by federal agencies and law enforcement, Mr. Coates can provide the management needed to allow practitioners and owners to sleep well at night, knowing they are in good hands. He has worked with many pain management clinics and addiction treatment programs. He also maintains a large library of compliance manuals that have provided guidance and protection to doctors, especially those who practice in these high risk fields.
Bob Coates is also a family therapist. He currently practices in several states. He is able to provide telemedicine services and he is an expert in addiction therapy. One of the most important aspects of addiction treatment is family involvement. Mr. Coates’ experience as a therapist has given him deep insight into the problems and solutions that involve family and addiction.
In recent years, Mr. Coates has served as a lobbyist in Washington, D.C., working with Lobbyit.com. He has been at the center of the action leading up to the president’s signing of the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018. He is now prepared to assist healthcare practitioners and facility owners who are interested in applying for grants under this important new law.
In this episode of The Rehab, Jennifer Elizabeth Masters joins me for a second time to discuss her book, Orgasm For Life. While it is a book about sex, it is also much, much more. It is also a book about relationships and communication. While you may want to save this one for when the children are not in the room, you should make plans to listen.
An important part of recovering from addiction is maintaining a network of support. This should include family and loved ones who are closest to you and know you best. If you are in a relationship, such as marriage, an important part of overcoming addiction is improving communication in your relationship and finding ways to understand each others needs.
For over a decade Jennifer has empowered thousands of women to find love, passion and happiness in their lives and relationships helping them heal co-dependency, addictions, depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies, fears and suffering.
Jennifer is an International Best-Selling author, Channel, certified love and happiness coach, Hypnotherapist, Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner, reads the Akashic Records is a Master Energy Healer, ordained minister and mother of three spiritually grounded adults.
What her clients like best about her is that she listens without judgment, is completely present and is highly tuned into the Divine and Universal which profoundly assists her clients with their process exactly where they are trying to get clarity.
Visit the Jennifer’s official website: http://www.jenniferelizabethmasters.com/
Hoke Kimball is an author, poet, stone sculptor and a recovering alcoholic. He is the author of Transitions: Collected Poems about Addiction. He has been sober for nearly thirty years. He is proof that it is not only possible to get clean from drugs and sober from alcohol, it is also possible to live a fulfilling life, expressing yourself through art and helping others through service.
The book contains poems about Hoke’s emotional and physical dependence on alcohol and how it affected the way he thought and felt about himself. They reflect the feelings he experienced through times of struggle and times of triumph, chronicling his journey of recovery, sobriety and learning to live a more positive and productive way of life.
Hoke has written Transitions with the hope that these poems will help others discover that it is possible to seek help and it is possible to recover and live a changed life.
Addiction treatment center director Dr. Mark Leeds hosts The Rehab, a podcast dedicated to exploring different approaches to opioid and other drug addiction recovery including medical treatment, therapy, self-help and spiritual recovery groups.
Past show topics include Narcissistic Parental Abuse and Addiction, Overcoming Opioid Addiction and the Science of Spirituality. Past guests include Anna Yusim, M.D. and Karen Newell,Co-Founder of Sacred Acoustics.