An Award Winning Podcast Series 2021 Healthcare Advertising GOLD Award 2019 Modern Healthcare Marketing Impact GOLD Award 2019 eHealthcare Leadership Award Hear what leading addiction and recovery experts are talking about—addiction trends, topics and challenges as well as research, practices and advances that point the most promising way forward. Author and recovery advocate William C. Moyers serves as host of this thought-provoking interview series, brought to you by the renowned Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Listen in on Moyers' conversations with his colleagues who work at the forefront of addiction treatment, recovery and prevention, including noted clinicians, researchers, academics and other thought leaders. With equal parts information and inspiration, Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery opens the door to help, healing and hope. Pregnancy and Substance Use: What to Know and How to Find Help Can pregnant women safely consume a small amount of alcohol or marijuana? How will different prescription medicines affect the baby? Chief Medical Officer Alta DeRoo, MD, answers those questions and more. Read the transcript. What to Make of Ketamine: Dangerous Drug or Miracle Medicine? Ketamine is the source of some controversy: it works wonders for depression, and fast. But it’s also addictive and potentially triggering for people in recovery. Tune in to get the takeaway. Read the transcript. Life After Birth: What to Do About Postpartum Depression and How to Find Help Some moms experience postpartum depression after giving birth, making it hard to get out of bed or care for themselves and their newborns. How can they feel better without self-medicating? Tune in to find out. Read the transcript. Opioid Prevention: How to Help Teens Flourish and Make Healthier Decisions How do we prevent teen opioid and drug use? We hold an ongoing conversation that dispels the myths around substances. We show them we care, and we teach them to make the smart decision. Tune in. Read the transcript. Youth Mental Health: How to Help Young People through the Lingering Pandemic The pandemic has severely impacted teen mental health. They've been trapped at home and isolated from friends, they’ve lost all sense of normalcy, and there might be lingering effects. How can adults help out? Read the transcript. What Can You Expect to Happen during the Treatment Process? The prospect of entering into addiction treatment can be wildly intimidating, and people might delay or avoid seeking help if they can’t picture what the process looks like. Tune in to get a closer look and dispel any fears or myths. Read the transcript. How to Choose the Right Treatment Program for You and Your Family Searching for the right treatment program can be overwhelming. It’s unfamiliar territory, and it's hard to know who to trust or which information to attend to. Looking for guidance? Start here. Read the transcript. How to Keep Kids Healthy: Honest Conversations and Modern Prevention Plans Much has changed in the world of prevention since the days of "Just Say No." Now the conversation is nuanced and fact-based, and kids are empowered to make the healthy choice. Tune in to hear how. Read the transcript. Champions for Children: Jerry Moe's Legacy and Alliance with First Lady Betty Ford Jerry Moe revisits those transformative early years of the Children’s Program, including Mrs. Betty Ford's vision and involvement with the program. She told him "We have an opportunity to transform people's lives." And indeed they did. Tune in to hear the full story. Read the transcript. The Chance to Be a Kid Again, and an Era of Wonderment, Healing and Love From main street to Sesame Street, Jerry Moe has been a dear friend and guiding light to countless children and families. Now he shares some of his fondest memories from the Children's Program, and makes room for the next generation of healing. Tune in. Read the transcript. The Family Grieving Process: How to Heal and Find Meaning within the Madness Sara Polley, MD, speaks about the family grieving process: it’s a storm of emotions, but it’s also an opportunity to find empathy, meaning and grace. Read the transcript. Stress Relief or Something More? When Casual Drinking Becomes Problematic People often prefer to unwind with a drink, and the depressant effects of alcohol smooth out the rough edges of the day. But when does a small or moderate drinking habit become something dangerous? Read the transcript. The Science and Spirit of Recovery: A Farewell Conversation with Marvin Seppala, MD Before he retired as Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marvin Seppala shared a few lessons and memories about recovery: Our pressing need to belong and be loved. The timeless wisdom behind the Twelve Steps. And the opportunity now for science to further their legacy. Read the transcript. Jeff Goldring Speaks about His Ongoing Recovery Jeff Goldring's family has a storied history all about distilled spirits and he himself works for Sazerac, one of the world's most recognized alcohol products. Jeff joins host William C. Moyers to talk about the convergence of those two worlds and the pillars to his long-term recovery. Tune in. Read the transcript. The Moment Everything Changed: Edgar's Story of Asking for Help Edgar had hidden his addiction from both his parents. But now he was sick, sleepless and withdrawing from drugs at 5 a.m., and something compelled him to ask his dad for help. One moment of courage, and everything changed from there. Tune in to hear his story. Read the transcript. The Healing Power of Love, Communication and Acceptance After attending the Children's Program twice, the precocious 10-year-old Miaveya is teaching her mom Reyna—and everyone else, for that matter—how to communicate about addiction within the family. Tune in to hear their inspiring story. Read the transcript. Hope in Every Language: A Family's Combined Efforts to Heal Family program participants José, Juanita and their son Edgar share their invaluable perspectives on the importance of family, the lifelong journey of recovery and practicing self-care to best support one another. Read the transcript. Improving the Human Condition, and Grace as a Conduit for Change Newly appointed president and CEO of Hazelden Betty Ford, Dr. Joseph Lee shares much of his origin story, the watershed moments that define his “True North,” the power of a hopeful story to change thousands of lives, and much, much more. Read the transcript. A Candid Conversation about Race, Recovery and Personal Transformation With nearly 50 years of sobriety, Turning Point founder Peter Hayden, PhD, reflects on his own journey: the hardest lessons, the biggest difference makers and the undeniable truths that connect us to a higher purpose. Read the transcript. Never Too Famous: Andrew Zimmern's Story and His Principles for Humble Recovery Before the Emmy and James Beard awards, and before he became a famous TV personality, Andrew Zimmern was living for months in an abandoned New York City apartment, nearly drinking himself to death. Tune in to hear how he transformed from a hopeless soul into a hopeful citizen. Read the transcript. A Closer Look: The Mental Health Realities for Military Veterans Civilian life comes with new mental health challenges for returning service members and military veterans. What do they experience when they return home, and how can they find help? Army veteran and psychologist Dustin Brockberg, PhD, answers. Read the transcript. How Faith Leaders Are Planning to Disrupt the Opioid Epidemic Alongside Chris Thrasher from the Clinton Foundation, Rabbi Schusterman sits down with host William C. Moyers to discuss: How can faith leaders interrupt the opioid epidemic, where does hope come in and what does "hope" really mean? Read the transcript. Everything You Need to Know about Gender-Responsive Care Listen in as Stephanie Covington, author and advocate, talks about the latest developments in gender-responsive care. Read the transcript. The Other 90 Percent: Saving People Who Can't Access Treatment Only 10 percent of the addicted population will ever receive treatment. How can we bridge that gap, and how can we help the other 90 percent? Read the transcript. A Support System to Heal the Family Expert interventionist Debra Jay explains the principles and practices behind Structured Family Recovery—a family support system that focuses on mutual healing, progress and recovery. Read the transcript. The Populated Intersection between Trauma and Addiction Trauma expert Dr. Stephanie Covington discusses the intersections between trauma and addiction, the high frequency of their combination and the best approaches for treating both. Read the transcript. The Opportunity and Aftermath of Distanced-Learning Angela Jerabek highlights the biggest pandemic-related lessons for education systems across the country and, as we reframe our ideas of school and learning, considers where we should go from here. Read the transcript. Compelling Interventions That Motivate the Entire Family Best-selling authors Jeff and Debra Jay discuss the fundamentals of intervention and how to create a loving nucleus of change within a family. Read the transcript. Building Trust and Recovery within Communities of Color Dr. Peter Hayden talks about the importance of trust between patients and providers, and the importance of healing and recovery within communities of color. Read the transcript. Breakaway to Recovery: NHL Icon Grant Fuhr's Story Grant Fuhr talks about the soul-searching work of addiction rehab and what it took to get himself back in the game. Read the transcript. Legal Marijuana: Higher Potency Brings Higher Risks Vic Vines, MD, discusses the health implications of high-potency marijuana and the mental health issues and cognitive impairment that can develop. Read the transcript. Parenting in Recovery: Accentuate the Positive Kate Gliske, PhD, talks about parenting while in addiction recovery and encourages skills that foster positive interactions, teaching through encouragement and setting boundaries. Read the transcript. Person-Centered Addiction Care for LGBTQ+ People Dr. Princess Drake discusses the importance of person-centered, culturally competent addiction treatment and inclusive peer recovery support for the LGBTQ+ community. Read the transcript. How Person-First Language Reduces Stigma Psychiatrist Stephen Delisi talks about the power of choosing person-first language to reduce bias, stigma and shame around the disease of addiction. Read the transcript. Emerging Adults and Mental Health Issues Tim Portinga, PsyD, talks about the influence of peers, technology, school and substance use—and the importance of family time. Read the transcript. What If Your Teen's in Trouble with Drugs? Tim Portinga talks about substance use, family issues, and how addiction treatment can work. Families can rebuild trust. Read the transcript. Together, We Will Overcome Addiction William C. Moyers talks with president and CEO Mark G. Mishek about parity, partnerships and public awareness—progress that helps more families and communities find freedom from addiction. Read the transcript. Recovery Parity: From Coverage to Integration William C. Moyers talks with attorney Emily Piper about the biggest challenges and opportunities involved in our efforts to fully integrate addiction treatment and recovery support within all aspects of health care. Read the transcript. How's Your Mental Health? Self-Care and Support Resources Clinician Princess Drake, PsyD, talks about self-care strategies and resources, and urges you to pay attention to your mental health needs and reach out if you're struggling. Read the transcript. Why Virtual Rehab Is Here to Stay Jennifer Nelson talks about the acceleration of Hazelden Betty Ford's telehealth addiction treatment services and how our client's safety and confidentiality is protected. Read the transcript. A Tour of the Betty Ford Center with Susan Ford Bales Susan Ford Bales guides you on a walking tour of the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California. Read the transcript. How a Car Accident Sent Her to Prison—and Saved Her Life Listen in as Jessica tells us why "everything is better" in recovery, so much so that she now devotes her life to helping others find freedom from addiction. Read the transcript. Telehealth: Making Treatment a Virtual Reality for More People William C. Moyers talks with Hazelden Betty Ford's Bob Poznanovich about promising new telehealth solutions for addiction. Read the transcript. Precautionary Measures: Providing Addiction Treatment Amid COVID-19 Dr. Vic Vines talks about the precautionary measures taken to ensure patient and staff safety—and to keep the doors to lifesaving addiction treatment open amid the pandemic. Read the transcript. Healing from Trauma and Addiction: A Conversation with "Blackout Girl" Jennifer Storm talks about her book and how it can serve as a survivor's guide to healing from addiction and trauma. Read the transcript. Is It Addiction? Questions to Ask Yourself Christopher Yadron talks about the physical, behavioral and social signs of addiction. Read the transcript. Betty Ford's Healing Legacy: A Conversation with Susan Ford Bales Former First Lady Betty Ford's daughter, Susan Ford Bales, talks about her mother's healing work in addiction treatment, and the Betty Ford Center's services for children and medical students. Read the transcript. Addiction Treatment: Evolving Care and Closing the Access Gap Virtual addiction services, outpatient care, medicines and health care partnerships offer new paths forward in addiction treatment delivery and access. Read the transcript. A Nurse's Healing Story: Admitting Her Truth about Addiction Nina recognized addiction as a chronic disease, even as she diverted narcotics from work to sustain her drug addiction. Listen in as she tells us how shame and stigma kept her from admitting her truth. Read the transcript. Help for Children in Families with Addiction Listen in as children's counselor Cynthia Galaviz-Olivas talks about the self-care skills she teaches children who grow up with addiction in the family. Read the transcript. New Frontiers in Addiction Medicine: Genetic Research and Biomarkers Marvin D. Seppala talks about how scientific investigations at the genetic and cellular level will inform addiction treatment and lead to the development of new addiction medications. Read the transcript. Eliminating Stigma: The First Lady of North Dakota Speaks Out Kathryn Burgum explains why she's on a mission to eliminate stigma: every recovery story shared creates a pathway for others to find the help and support they need and deserve. Read the transcript. Precision Treatment: Addiction Medicine Gets Personal Learn how technology, genetics and predictive analytics can be used to help shape an individual's addiction treatment course, from specific medicines to therapeutic approaches. Read the transcript. What Kids Need to Know about the Grown-Up Problem of Addiction William C. Moyers asks children's therapist Jerry Moe about his work with Sesame Street in Communities to create developmentally appropriate messaging and resources to help kids everywhere who are impacted by parental addiction. Read the transcript. An Exclusive Interview with Susan Ford Bales: The Story behind the Betty Ford Center Susan Ford Bales recounts the 1978 family intervention that led to her mother's treatment for addiction. Read the transcript. A Second Chance at Life: Getting Sober at Age 24 Listen in as Holly talks with host William C. Moyers about drinking away her college years while knowing, deep inside, she had a serious problem. Read the transcript. Hope Gets Real: Finding Recovery at Age 22 Listen in as Tucker talks with host William C. Moyers about what it's like to be a young man in recovery from alcohol and heroin addiction. Read the transcript. Youth at Risk: A Convergence of Concerning Trends William C. Moyers talks with Dr. Joe Lee about family stressors, technology and other influences on the health and well-being of youth, specifically in relation to mental health and substance use. Read the transcript. How Sesame Street Is Helping Kids Hurt by Parental Addiction William Moyers talks with Jerry Moe about Sesame Street's newest Muppet, Karli, and other resources to help kids heal from the hurt of addiction. Read the transcript. Why Medical Students Need to Learn about Addiction William C. Moyers talks with three medical students who shadowed clinicians and patients during weeklong educational "residencies" at Hazelden Betty Ford treatment centers. Read the transcript. Addiction Recovery Tools, Technology and Apps Janelle Wesloh, addiction clinician, talks about the most promising innovations in recovery support—coaching, apps, tools and activities—and why daily encouragement is a powerful motivator. Read the transcript. Overcoming Addiction: Why It's Different for Women Kristen Schmidt, MD, discusses why women who seek addiction treatment are far more medically compromised by the time they enter rehab than men. Read the transcript. Trauma-Informed Care in Addiction Treatment Kristen Schmidt, MD, talks about the use of trauma-informed practices in addiction treatment and the approaches that take into account the different ways patients experience the symptoms of trauma. Read the transcript. Finding the Right Treatment Program Christopher Yadron discusses today's most-effective addiction treatment programs including mental health considerations, group therapy and other therapeutic approaches, relapse prevention and long-term recovery support. Read the transcript. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Addiction Stephen Delisi talks about long-term effects of childhood trauma on health and resilience. He explains why many clinicians survey with patients to identify childhood risk factors including neglect, abuse and growing up in a family with addiction. Read the transcript. Preventing Burnout in Health Care Educator and recovery advocate Joseph Skrajewski talks about the prevalence of burnout syndrome in the health care field, including the increased risk of developing addiction. Read the transcript. Is It Time for an Intervention? Listen in as addiction clinician and intervention specialist Drew Horowitz talks about the intervention process , how to prepare, and when the appropriate time is to take action. Read the transcript. Wealth, Fame and Power(lessness): The Secret to Purposeful Living Paul Hokemeyer, PhD, shares that empathy is the true super power because it fosters mutual understanding, connection and authenticity. Read the transcript. Warning Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism Psychiatrist Stephen Delisi talks about the warning signs of alcohol use disorder, including the physical and mental health symptoms, and treatment options. Read the transcript. Reimagining Life after Addiction William C. Moyers talks with three young adults about the process of rebuilding their lives after struggling with the disease of addiction. Read the transcript. How Indie-Rocker Johnny Solomon Got Clean and Sober Johnny Solomon opens up about the mix of self-doubt, addiction and undiagnosed bipolar disorder that led him further and further away from the person he wanted to be, and the healing he found. Read the transcript. This Is What Long-Term Recovery Feels Like Listen in as three people in long-term recovery talk about reclaiming their lives from addiction and the challenges they navigate one day at a time. Read the transcript. Making Inroads against Addiction through Professional Education Listen in as the program director, Joseph Skrajewski talks with host William C. Moyers about the need to educate health and human services professionals about the signs, symptoms and challenges of substance use addiction. Read the transcript. How and When Outpatient Rehab Works Best Recovery expert and clinician Matthew Polacheck, PsyD, joins host William C. Moyers to discuss the growth of outpatient addiction treatment programs. Read the transcript. What's the Difference between Sobriety and Recovery? Listen in as Joseph Skrajewski talks with host William C. Moyers about the difference between being sober and being in addiction recovery. Read the transcript. Alcoholism: A Doctor Discusses Alcohol Withdrawal, Detox and Treatment Listen in as host William C. Moyers asks addiction recovery expert Marvin D. Seppala, MD, about the symptoms and complications of alcohol withdrawal, the process for safely detoxing from alcohol and the most effective ways to treat mild, moderate or severe alcohol use disorder. Read the transcript. Why Is Meth So Addictive? William C. Moyers talks with addiction expert Christopher Yadron, PhD, about the health risks and side effects of using methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth, speed, crank, ice and glass. Read the transcript. When a Child Grows Up with Addiction Children's counselors Jerry Moe and Helene Photias join William C. Moyers to discuss why addiction is a family disease and how to involve children in the recovery process. Read the transcript. Health Risks of Marijuana Use Listen in as psychiatrist Marvin D. Seppala, MD, discusses the health risks of marijuana and how to find help if you're concerned about yourself or a loved one. Read the transcript. Shedding the Shame and Blame: A Mom's Story of Love for Her Addicted Child and Her Healing Journey Listen in as Sandy Swenson—author, advocate and mom of an addicted child—shares her story and lived experiences with host William C. Moyers. Sandy talks about how understanding the distinction between her son and the disease enabled her to love her child and help him fight the disease of addiction. Read the transcript. Quality Standards in Addiction Treatment Joe Lee, MD, recovery expert, talks about what consumers need to know—and should expect—when considering treatment providers and programs. Read the transcript. Addiction Recovery and Support for Families Julia Edelman and Sarah Schwalbach discuss the importance of addiction recovery support for families, whether or not their loved one seeks help. They also have advice on the recovery process, how to rebuild relationships, as well as preventing relapse. Read the transcript. Addiction and Your Spirit: Recovering Hope Listen in as noted psychiatrist and addiction recovery expert Marvin D. Seppala, MD, talks with host William C. Moyers about spirituality and healing: practicing honesty, humility and compassion; leaning on others for help; experiencing positive emotions (joy, love, awe); and living with greater purpose and meaning. Read the transcript. How Addiction Affects Your Body and Mind Learn how addiction to alcohol or other drugs hijacks the brain and why people in active addiction continue drinking or using substances despite devastating effects. Recovery expert Marvin D. Seppala, MD, joins host William C. Moyers to discuss the disease of addiction in easily understandable terms: the role of dopamine in the brain's reward center; effects of alcohol and other drugs on the brain, liver, heart and mental health; genetic and other risk factors for addiction. Read the transcript. What's the Harm in Vaping? Listen in as host William C. Moyers talks with recovery expert Joseph Lee, MD, about the difference between vaping and smoking, types of vaping devices used for nicotine and other drugs, and the harmful health effects of vaping—especially for teens. Read the transcript. Family Roles When Addiction Takes Hold Listen in as host William C. Moyers talks with therapists Sarah Schwalbach and Julia Edelman about how addiction affects the family system, what it means to "detach with love" and why helping a loved one who has addiction starts with getting help for yourself. Read the transcript. Cross Addiction: Substance Use Disorders and Compulsive Behaviors Host William C. Moyers talks with recovery expert Brenda Iliff about cross addiction (addiction interaction disorder), the condition of replacing one problematic substance or behavior with another. Read the transcript. Addiction and Recovery for Older Adults America's older generations are increasingly at risk of developing substance use disorders. Listen in as Brenda Iliff, executive director of the Hazelden Betty Ford treatment center in Naples, Florida, joins host William C. Moyers to discuss the growing prevalence of addiction among older adults. Read the transcript. Mobilizing Against Addiction: Local Efforts Address the Opioid Crisis Jordan Hansen, former manager of clinical strategies and programming for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, joins host William C. Moyers to report on several successful efforts at the local level to effect change, advance addiction recovery and build a healthier tomorrow. Read the transcript. Rehab Evolution: Following the Science to Help More People John Driscoll, senior vice president of recovery services for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, joins host William C. Moyers to discuss evidence-based rehab advancements and core elements of effective treatment designed to help patients learn how to successfully manage the symptoms of their disease. Read the transcript. Getting Sober and Staying Sober: How to Make Recovery Stick Psychologist Michael Tkach, former director of recovery management for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, joins host William C. Moyers to discuss the latest research and science on what it takes to stay sober. Read the transcript. Overcoming Opioids: How Josh C. Got His Life Back from Heroin A car accident left Josh C. paralyzed at age 18, crushing his plans to play college football along with his sense of self and purpose. Listen in as Josh shares his story of opioid addiction, treatment and recovery with host William C. Moyers. Read the transcript. Addiction Prevention: What's a Parent to Do? Psychiatrist and author Joseph Lee, MD, joins host William C. Moyers to discuss what puts young people at risk for substance use and what parents can do to minimize the probability of addiction. Read the transcript. Teens, Technology and Overuse, Part 1 Prevention expert Jessica Wong joins host William C. Moyers to look at emerging research around risks associated with too much tech use and to discuss practical ways parents can foster healthier behaviors. Read the transcript. Teens, Technology and Overuse, Part 2 Prevention expert Jessica Wong joins host William C. Moyers to discuss the potential consequences of overuse and overreliance, including feelings of isolation, anxiety or depression. Read the transcript. Consumer Beware: Not All Addiction Treatment Is the Same Mark Mishek, JD, president and CEO of the nonprofit Hazelden Betty Ford treatment centers, and Marvin D. Seppala, MD, chief medical officer, join host William C. Moyers to discuss the need for industry reforms, professional standards and consumer protections. Read the transcript. Combining What Works: Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction Psychiatrist Marvin D. Seppala, MD, joins host William C. Moyers to explain why medication alone isn't an effective solution in treating such a complex, chronic condition. Read the transcript. Opioid Addiction and Treatment Psychiatrist Marvin D. Seppala, MD, joins host William C. Moyers to discuss the role of science and compassion in responding to the opioid addiction crisis. Read the transcript. Addiction Treatment Outcomes Psychiatrist Marvin D. Seppala, MD, and addiction researcher Audrey Klein, PhD, join host William C. Moyers armed with key questions consumers should ask treatment providers about their results. Read the transcript. Women, Alcohol and Addiction Addiction researcher Audrey Klein, PhD, joins host William C. Moyers to take a closer look at what's behind the increased rates of binge and heavy drinking among women. Read the transcript.