An Award Winning Podcast Series 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. 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 youth addiction and 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. Reckoning with Your Addict Self Listen in as host William C. Moyers talks with psychologist and recovery author Allen Berger about the dynamics involved when the "addict self" takes charge as addiction takes hold and the importance of self-awareness in sustaining long-term recovery.Read the transcripts. Achieving Emotional Sobriety Listen in as psychologist and author Allen Berger discusses the how-to of emotional sobriety with host William C. Moyers: What emotional sobriety is, why it's so important to "feel your feelings" and how to more fully embrace the ebb and flow of life. Read the transcripts. 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, medical director of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Youth Continuum, 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.