Airing Addiction

Airing Addiction

Hosted by Lisa Blanchard and Catherine Collins of Spectrum Health Systems, this popular podcast discusses addiction and recovery, featuring personal stories, special guests and professional opinion.

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June 24, 2021

It’s been one great year of Airing Addiction with new hosts Cathy Collins and Lisa Blanchard, featuring some amazing guests and stories! We’ll be looking back at some of the highlights in a special anniversary episode. Come listen in with us here for the show, when Cathy and Lisa will be joined by their producer (who’s usually behind the scenes), James Gangemi!

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Join us for a conversation with Zlatina Kostova, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist who specializes in research and treatment for childhood trauma. We’ll be delving into the relationship between trauma and substance use disorders with Dr. Kostova, and the impact of trauma-informed practices.

Listen to Zlatina Cathy and Lisa on Airing Addiction.

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This week we’re excited to be joined by Miriam Komaromy from the Boston Medical Center and Julie Burns of RIZE Massachusetts. We’ll be speaking with our experts about their experiences in addiction treatment, and how and why the terminology we use in the field is changing. 

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February 9, 2021 44 min

Jesse Chaison is a Family Engagement Specialist at Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. who has himself struggled with addiction and is in long-term recovery. Hear his story, and how he uses his experience to help others like him every single day.

Join Lisa, Cathy and Jesse on Airing Addiction. 

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February 9, 2021 49 min

Beck Gee-Cohen speaks on LGBTQ recovery, the challenges, and how to get the best care with Lisa and Cathy.

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On this continuation of the previous episode, Dr. Baxter highlights more of the changes and achievements Spectrum Health Systems has had to adapt to during the COVID19 pandemic. Lisa and Cathy expand on recent breakthroughs in care delivered by Spectrum Health Systems during this pandemic.

Join Lisa, Cathy and Dr. Baxter on Airing Addiction. 

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Cathy and Dr. Romas describe their experiences early in the pandemic, and what that means for recovery.

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Dr. Romas speaks with Self-Help Author and Veteran Charlie Smith about his struggle with addiction, and how he overcame it with the support he received. Hear his inspiring story on Airing Addiction.

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Dr. Romas speaks with David Nefussy about insurance companies role, and how they may affect your recovery.

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On this episode, Dr. Romas discusses young adult recovery with Norah Lasorsa who is in charge of the Young Adult Program in Spectrum Health Systems Westborough.

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Joining Dr. Romas on this episode is CEO Kurt Isaacson, VP of Clinical Services Lisa Blanchard, and Clinical Supervisor Robin Nagle celebrating 50 years of recovery in Spectrum Health Systems.

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On this episode, Dr. Romas speaks with Clinical Supervisor Yeonjoo Son from Spectrum Health Systems Lincoln Street.

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February 4, 2021 35 min

Dr. Romas Buivydas weighs the potential benefits to the harmful side effects of use of medical marijuana.

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February 4, 2021 42 min

Michael Earielo from Every Day Miracles talks with Dr. Romas about peer recovery, and it's importance on this episode of Airing Addiction.

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February 4, 2021 56 min

Author Donnie Steiger shares his story from his book "Suck Up the Purple Buttermilk" during his recovery at Spectrum House with Dr. Romas

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Dr. Romas speaks with Family Engagement Specialist Ronald Burgess of Spectrum Health Systems on how engaging with family is a crucial step in one's recovery.

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February 2, 2021 34 min

Dr. Baxter and Dr. Romas discuss how drugs affect the brain and how it affects recovery.

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On this episode, Dr. Romas Buivydas speaks with Senior Clinician Thomas Gould.

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February 1, 2021 46 min

Richard J. Dyer. An attorney at law who overcame addiction himself and is a large advocate for those in recovery. Lisa and Cathy will hear and discuss his story with you on Airing Addiction.

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On this episode, Dr. Baxter highlights some of the changes and achievements Spectrum Health Systems has had to adapt to during the COVID19 pandemic. Lisa and Cathy talk about the achievements and challenges faced with a hands-on treatment process in a socially-distant world.

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