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A New Path to Addiction and Recovery: An Interview with Kristen Smith

Kristen Smith is Director of Marketing for A New Path. She has always been passionate and enthusiastic about helping people. Kristen earned a degree in Business Marketing in 2000 from Texas Christian University to create a platform for blending her business and people skills. After working for an advertising agency in Houston for two years she recognized her disease of alcoholism and checked herself into treatment. As she created a new life rooted in recovery, Kristen realized she could bring both her marketing background and personal experience to a position with a treatment center. This began a career in an industry that helps not only the individuals they treat but everyone around them. Kristen has brought her expertise in marketing and outreach to the recovery industry since 2003, a year after she began her own journey in recovery. Originally from Texas, Kristen moved to Southern California in March of 2014 – she loves it! When she is not creating, planning or building relationships for A New Path you can find her at the beach, on her road bike or on a yoga mat. Kristen also consults for various addiction treatment centers regarding marketing, culture and leadership.

Kristen is one of the presenters at The National Conference on Addiction Disorders in Denver, CO.

www.anewpath.com

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Gender Matters: An Interview with Beck Gee-Cohen, MA LADC

Live interviews from The National Conference on Addiction Disorders in Denver, CO are high volocity. Join one of the speakers Beck Gee-Cohen discussing Gender Matters. Serious talk with some great laughter and witty reparte make for a interview with some “meat on the bones”.

Beck is originally from Los Angeles, CA. Beck completed undergraduate work in the field of Sociology with a focus on Gender, Sexuality, and Addiction from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Beck’s undergraduate thesis was a study on addiction in LGBTQ rural communities. Beck’s master’s degree is in Addiction Studies from Hazelden. Beck received an Excellence in Writing Award from Hazelden graduate program; the paper focused on training addiction counselors to give better treatment to LGBTQ clients. Beck has facilitated trainings and given lectures around the country at conferences, to prisons, to schools, to treatment centers and everywhere in between focusing on LGBTQ communities and addiction. Beck is very passionate about the Transgender community and the effects of addiction and stigma within the TransLGBQ populations. Beck continues to train clinicians and facility staff on LGBTQ issues, help facilities establish LGBT inclusive policies, and provide program development for facilities that want to expand their services to LGBTQ populations. Beck is currently the NorthEast Professional Outreach Representative for The Refuge-A Healing Place in Ocklawaha, Florida.

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Recovery and Trauma Expert Dr. Arthur Trotzky on Mental Health News Radio

Dr. Arthur Trotzky is an internationally known treatment specialist with many years of professional work in varied therapeutic settings. From 2005-2011, He was case manager in the Recovering Professionals Program at Ridgeview Institute in Smyrna, Georgia. Prior to his work at Ridgeview, he was a senior staff therapist for the Kibbutz Child and Family Clinic in Israel for 27 years and Clinical Director of Israel’s first twelve-step rehabilitation centers. He served in the IDF Medical Corps in a mobile trauma unit treating combat reactions and victims of terrorism.

Arthur discusses his passion for the field, his high praise for Safety Net Recovery, and his upcoming presentation at this years National Conference on Addiction Disorders in Denver Colorado.

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Weed, Addiction, UA Screenings, Ethics, Narcissism: Ben Cort No Holds Barred!

Ben Cort is one of the multi-session presenters and speakers at this years National Conference on Addiction Disorders in Denver, CO.  He is the business development manager for the Center for Addiction Recovery and Rehabilitation (CeDAR), part of the University of Colorado Health system. Sober since 1996, Cort is a junior fellow at the University of Florida’s Drug Policy Institute and serves on the boards of Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) and the Stout Street Foundation. From 2007 to 2012, he helped start, sat on the board of, and was the first full-time employee of Phoenix Multisport, a nonprofit that builds sober communities around sport and healthy activities. Until 2007, Cort was a director at an S&P 500 firm.

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Operation Unite: An Interview with CEO Nancy Hale

Following 34 years as a teacher, career counselor, and administrative coordinator, Nancy Hale retired from public education in 2012 and joined Operation UNITE (Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment and Education) as Co-Program Director for the UNITE Service Corps (AmeriCorps) Program.  In February 2015, she was named UNITE’s third President & CEO.

Very involved in her community, Ms. Hale has served as an Executive Board Member and volunteer with the Rockcastle County (KY) UNITE Coalition for the last 11 years, with the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association for 26 years, as well as a current Board Member and twice-elected President of the Kentucky Association of Professional Educators.

Nancy joins hosts Kristin Walker and Melissa Richards to discuss their work and their presentations at The National Conference on Addiction Disorders in Denver, CO.

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Music for Recovery: An Interview with Award Winning Songwriter Kathy Moser

We met up with award winning songwriter Kathy Moser at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders. Kathy stepped into the media room to share the gifts of process of songwriting for people in recovery.

She has given performances and workshops at Gosnold on Cape Cod, Spring Hill Recovery, Daytop NJ and more!

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Mindfulness and Recovery: An Interview with John Bruna

From addict, homelessness, and estrangement from family to teacher, Buddhist monk, author, and speaker. John Bruna was the one interview done live at The National Conference on Addiction Disorders where our host Kristin Sunanta Walker had to mute the mic and hold back some tears to get through this show. An empowering interview with a man on the path of true recovery.

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