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David Poses: Opioid Addiction Treatment And Effective Harm Reduction

It was a pleasure to speak with David Poses on the podcast about his unique and fresh perspective on drug use, opioid addiction, medication-assisted treatment, and harm reduction.

As a writer, speaker, expert and activist, David Poses is focused on evidence-based addiction treatment, drug policy, and harm reduction. His writing has been published by Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and NY Daily News (among others), and he’s appeared on various TV and radio shows and podcasts. He is the author of “The Weight of Air: a memoir of a double life, fueled by addiction and mental illness.”

Depression was David’s gateway to heroin/opioid addiction. He started using at 16 and kept his struggle hidden long after he got sober with Buprenorphine at age 32. Ten years later, in 2018, he realized his silence was working against the changes he wanted to see in the world. How could he expect anyone else to talk openly about their addiction or mental health issues if he denied the existence of his? David set out on a mission to share his experiences with the world through his books, public speaking, and bylined articles for major media.

David lives in New York with his wife and kids, and many instruments he can’t really play.

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Jenny Williamson On The C Three Foundation, The Sinclair Method, And Controlled Drinking

Alcohol addiction is a serious and difficult condition to overcome. There are many different medical services that, when used together, can help treat and prevent addiction. As simple as this seems, many people neglect these solutions until it is too late.

Have you heard about the C Three Foundation?
The C Three foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for The Sinclair Method, or TSM. TSM is a way to reduce alcohol consumption for people who suffer from alcohol addiction and for gray area drinkers.

Jenny Williamson is the Executive Director of the Board of Directors of the C Three Foundation. She works hard to increase awareness of TSM so that more alcohol dependent people will have the opportunity to learn more about this form of pharmacological extinction that essentially erases the alcohol habit from the brain.

Unfortunately, the treatment industry has not participated in promoting this harm reduction protocol for helping people to reduce their drinking. Ms. Williamson is aware that most of that responsibility has fallen on the C Three Foundation.

There are several alcohol addiction treatment options, including TSM. It is reasonable to offer patients choices and it is reasonable to make recomendations based on the individual situations of individual patients.

People deserve equal access to treatment for alcohol misuse. Ms. Williamson and actress Claudia Christian have created the C Three Foundation as a program to act as a bridge between healthcare providers and people interested in medication for alcohol treatment so they can work on overcoming alcoholism.

While naltrexone is the main medication used in The Sinclair Method, the C Three Foundation has no connection to the manufacturers of Naltrexone. While naltrexone, the opiate blocker, plays an important part in treating alcohol abuse, there is more to TSM than just taking a pill every day.

As a tax exempt organization that is structured as a charity, the C Three Foundation provides information on the science of TSM and it provides an advanced treatment locator to help prospective patients to find healthcare providers experienced with TSM.

Please visit Jenny Williamson at https://cthreefoundation.org/
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Dr. Michael Miller: Medication Assisted Treatment For Stimulant Addiction

Dr. Miller has determined that one category of meth user is a person who goes through life without adequate energy to complete tasks related to their activities of daily living. They found that self-treating their lack of energy with meth made it possible to get through the day. He identifies these patients using a line of questioning that proposes hypothetical situations that elicit a particular response.

The other major category of meth user is the person who has attention deficit disorder. He describes these patients as being angry and short-tempered, but often regretful and remorseful of their actions.

Dr. Miller describes these patients as being “dual diagnosed.” The addiction is one diagnosis, and the underlying mental health issue is the other diagnosis. He complains that many addiction specialists only attempt to treat the addiction without giving proper attention to the condition that drives the addiction.

Incredibly, Dr. Miller claims a very high success rate in treating patients for meth addiction. He states that within a short period of time, cravings subside. The meth addict simply no longer needs meth to get through the day. His methods of meth addiction treatment are unique and highly effective.

A Talk with the filmmakers of “Two Cents From a Pariah”

Today we have a special episode of the podcast, where I discuss the film “Two Cents From a Pariah” with the lead actor, Jeffrey Grover, and lead actress Cortney Palm, as well as Chris Carson Emmons, the writer and director of the film. Jeffrey Grover can be seen in such films as “Dark Waters,” “Take Shelter,” “I Feel Pretty,” “Miles Ahead,” and more. Cortney Palm is best known for her role in the horror comedy “Zombeavers,” having also appeared in “Sushi Girl” and “Death House,” among many others.

The film we discuss together here deals with many important and difficult topics, including addiction.

The film is available to rent on Amazon here – https://amzn.to/2SRLf83

These are the film’s social media pages where you can view the trailer and receive updates-

Instagram: @twocentsfilm

Facebook: Two cents Facebook

Adam Bisaga, M.D.: Promising New Research On Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder

Dr. Adam Bisaga is a research psychiatrist and professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University. He is the author of Overcoming Opioid Addiction, the definitive book for patients, family, and healthcare professionals on the subject of effective treatment for opioid dependence.

Dr. Bisaga is currently involved in research on groundbreaking new treatments for opioid use disorder, including a naltrexone implant that can last as long as six months. Additionally, the implant has a special advantage over previous addiction treatment implants that will make it a more attractive alternative to both patients and doctors.

In addition to discussing his research on the naltrexone implant, Dr. Bisaga also discusses other research and upcoming treatments for opioid addiction, as well as other types of addictions. People who are struggling with addiction, and their loved ones, will be happy to hear that doctors and scientists are hard at work, studying many new promising compounds and technologies that will significantly advance the field of opioid addiction treatment.

Tamra Hall PhD, MA, LPC, LMHC, CAADC, CCS, ACS: American Addiction Centers

Tamra Hall PhD, MA, LPC, LMHC, CAADC, CCS, ACS, is the AVP of Clinical Excellence & Quality at American Addiction Centers. AAC is one of the largest healthcare organizations in the US with a focus on the treatment of addiction. In this episode, we discuss what the comprehensive medical treatment of addiction looks like at a major healthcare institution.

Dr. Hall discusses the importance of meeting patients where they are at in order to provide the best treatment experience. All aspects of care are important, from nutrition, to mental healthcare, and appropriate addiction treatment. Medication-assisted treatment can be an important component of care and continuity of care is critical.

Telemedicine services are an important part of the future of healthcare, and especially addiction treatment. Dr. Hall discusses how AAC is at the forefront of providing telehealth programs to their patients.

Learn more about AAC here: https://americanaddictioncenters.org/

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Bruce Rose Director at Alcohol Recovery Scotland

Bruce Rose has worked for many years in the rehab industry, managing drug and alcohol treatment centers. A few years ago, Bruce was researching the topic of medication-assisted alcohol treatment and came across information on The Sinclair Method, or TSM. TSM is simply medication-assisted treatment for alcohol use disorder using the medication, naltrexone.

Bruce decided to dedicate his work to supporting clients interested in using this method of addiction treatment that relies on pharmacological extinction. In these past few years, he has seen incredible success with his clients, watching them recover quickly and without the usual issues of severe alcohol withdrawal and alcohol deprivation syndrome.

In this interview with Bruce Rose, we discuss his approach to helping clients with their prescribed alcohol treatment program. We also talk about the future of medical treatment for alcohol and the possible integration of TSM with traditional residential rehab programs.

You can reach Bruce Rose here: https://www.alcoholrecoveryscotland.co.uk/

Lloyd Sederer, M.D.: A Leader In Public Health Discusses The Future Of Addiction Treatment

Lloyd Sederer, M.D., is currently an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Public Health. He has won many top awards in the field of psychiatry, and he has served as a leader in the field of public health in New York for the past two decades. In the 90s, Dr. Sederer was the chief psychiatrist at McLean hospital, the psychiatric teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. He has published thirteen books, and he has published hundreds of articles in top medical journals and newspapers.

What is the future of the treatment of addiction? According to Dr. Lloyd Sederer, the path to saving more lives from addiction going forward will involve providing better access to the tools that we already have. We already have harm reduction strategies, including the opioid overdose rescue drug, naloxone. And, we have effective medication-assisted treatments for opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder.

Our understanding of the functioning of the brain is more advanced than ever before in history. A wide variety of therapies can be applied to target various regions of the brain that are affected by addiction. In addition to existing medications and therapies, there are also new medical treatments on the horizon, including the drug, psilocybin.

With psilocybin, an existing, ancient form of medical therapy is being brought up to date with current medical science. Safe, synthetic forms of the drug have been studied in major research centers with promising results.

Just as important as therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and contingency management, and medications, such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone, are the forming of relationships to promote abstinence and recovery.

Dr. Sederer believes that, to be successful in helping people to recover from active addiction, we must meet them where they are and understand why they are using drugs or alcohol. Drugs serve a purpose for people who use them and it is important to start from there and work towards helping them find healthy replacements for drugs when they are ready.

In our talk, Dr. Sederer and I discuss two of his recent books. We talk about “Ink-Stained for Life” and “The Addiction Solution.” Both books are fascinating and I highly recommend them to my audience.

“Ink-Stained for Life” is a collection of fourteen stories and essays relating Dr. Sederer’s early life as a child in The Bronx to his adult life and the present, in 2020. The book demonstrates the improbable nature of the path from living as a child, on the streets of New York City, to being a leader in public health in the State of New York.

The book shares Dr. Sederer’s philosophies on life with discussions about topics such as intelligence and genius, wealth and struggling in the middle class, Judaism and being Jewish without living as an observant Jew, living in New York City, being the leader of a world-class psychiatric hospital, working in the world of public health in New York City and New York State, addiction treatment and much more.

Please visit Dr. Sederer here: https://www.askdrlloyd.com/

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Dr. Teralyn Sell: Addressing Brain Chemistry To Help Heal The Addicted Brain

Dr. Teralyn Sell is a brain health expert and psychotherapist who helps clients to develop nutritional plans based on a customized neurochemistry blue print. While many addiction treatment programs focus on treatment with either medication or spiritual-based programs,

Dr. Teralyn is focused on the science of brain chemistry and addressing the issue of filling the empty buckets of precursors that help the brain to heal itself and rebalance necessary neurotransmitters. Rather than interfering with the architecture of brain chemistry, her approach involves helping the brain to help itself restore itself back to health.

Poor nutrition is a contributing factor in many mental health issues. Dr. Teralyn Sell is on the forefront of brain chemistry science. She has also designed a series of nutritional supplements that are specifically tuned to the unique needs of people who are in the process of overcoming addiction to alcohol or drugs.

Please visit her website here: https://drteralyn.com/

Jodi Aman: Anxiety I’m So Done With You

As a psychotherapist for over 20 years, Jodi shows people how to create prac- tical miracles even in the most difficult times. As an inspirational speaker, she teaches Generation Z, their parents, and helpers how to find their Diamond Confidence so they feel worthy, empowered and in control. In her online videos, she gives audiences all over the world usable tools to get clarity, push past fear, and develop their intuition. Because Jodi clawed her way out of her own emotional turmoil, she totally gets it. As a mom of teens, she double-dog gets it. Through her TEDxWilmington talk, “Calm Anxious Kids,” and her bestselling book, You 1, Anxiety 0, Jodi is changing the way we understand the current mental health crisis. She generates her own daily happiness through mindfulness, family time, and walking in the woods with her fur-baby, Winston. Find Jodi Aman at https://jodiaman.com/.

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