Recovery Out Loud

Recovery Out Loud

Recovery Out Loud is an interdisciplinary interview series covering addiction, addiction recovery, mental health, and related topics. Presented by Niznik Behavioral Health and hosted by Noelle Carmen, Recovery Out Loud is bold in its exploration of addiction and mental health, including both educational interviews with industry experts and inspiring personal recovery stories. Available in both video and podcast form, this resource is a free and easy way to broaden your perspective and learn more about this complex subject. Through the Recovery Out Loud interview series, Niznik Behavioral Health seeks to challenge the misinformation and stigma surrounding substance abuse disorders and related mental health conditions. By expanding social understanding of the disease of addiction, we strive to make recovery more a reality for all those in need.


March 25, 2022 57 min

In this one hour webinar presented by Dr. Everett Lamb, you will: -Learn to recognize the most common co-occurring disorders among people with substance use disorders. -Discuss the ethical issues involved in serving clients with substance abuse disorders. -Explore the ethics choices involved in referring clients to substance abuse treatment. -Identify the different levels of care for substance abuse treatment available. Distinguish...

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This episode of Recovery Out Loud features audio from a recent presentation with Miami-Dade County Schools addressing ways educators and school administers can help address substance abuse among teens. Addiction treatment specialist David Duffy and outreach coordinator Laura Kennedy join Noelle to answer some common questions about teen substance abuse and addiction treatment. 


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In this one-hour webinar, our expert panel discusses how sexuality and/or gender identity can impact eating disorder development, treatment, and recovery. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how oppression related to sexual and gender identity may impact the development and maintenance of eating disorders
  • Increase knowledge of ways to work with eating disorders and when to refer
  • Increase understanding of the importance of multidisciplin...
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    In this one-hour webinar, participants learn to help clients who need intervention for substance abuse. We discuss family dynamics, approaching intervention, and where clinical modalities and intervention intersect. We look forward to connecting with you and feel free to share your own experience with intervention.

    Learning Objectives Include:

  • Overview of interventions
  • Understanding family dynamics throughout the process
  • Gain insight...
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    In this one-hour webinar, participants learn to identify trauma in educational setting and implement trauma-informed tools and skills to best intervene with students. We will be joined by a panel of educational and mental health experts to discuss how trauma can impact a child’s school performance and the ways educators and school officials can support their students’ emotional well-being.

    Learning Objectives Include:

  • Define trauma...
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    November 2, 2021 61 min

    In this one-hour webinar, our panel of experts define somatic therapy and discuss the theory behind it. We’ll explore how the mind, body, spirit, and emotions are all related and connected to each other. The goal of somatic therapy is to help free stress and pain that is preventing our clients from fully engaging in their lives. We also discuss root causes of trauma, addiction, the intersection and treatment options.


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    October 4, 2021 59 min

    In this webinar, our panel of experts discuss the connection between trauma and substance abuse. They’ll offer perspectives on the intersection, including:

  • The definition of trauma and its impact
  • The connection between trauma and substance abuse
  • Challenges faced by addicts and their families
  • Effective assessment and intervention strategies
  • Available support and resources for other professionals
  • Featured panelists:

    Blythe Landry, LCSW, ...

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    In this one-hour webinar, our panel of experts define diversity in psychotherapy. Diversity in counseling involves therapists demonstrating an understanding of their clients and their struggles with cultural issues and other related experiences. Always emphasizing caring and empathy, diversity in counseling enables therapists to better address unique challenges, considering how a client’s experience may be different from their own.


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    October 4, 2021 61 min

    Sex and love addiction is a group of intimacy disorders related to dysfunctional attachment with primary caregivers. Sex addiction has no specific etiology in theory but one potential cause may be lack of physical nurturing from the primary caregiver leads a child to attempt to physically nurture themselves. Other thoughts are that the child is aroused in a sexual manner too early in their life or trauma creates such emotional pain...

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    October 4, 2021 60 min

    In this webinar, our panel of experts define screen addiction and discuss contributing factors, root causes and treatment options.

    Learning objectives include:

  • Formative experiences that lend themselves to screen use problems
  • Identifying and diagnosing screen use problems in clients
  • Treatments and theories relating to problematic screen use
  • Clinical support information on this topic
  • Featured panelists:

    Noelle Carmen, host and moderat...

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    The health and safety of all clients across Niznik Behavioral Health’s network of addiction treatment facilities is and always has been our top priority. As a nationwide provider of behavioral health services, we are continuously evaluating and updating our policies and procedures to ensure our clients receive the highest quality of care. This dedication to excellence includes seeking new techniques and technologies to aid us in cr...

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    September 8, 2021 43 min

    This week host Noelle Carmen speaks with Safe Landing Recovery's lead therapist Megan Bush about vaping, its dangers, and what parents need to know to keep their children and teens safe.


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    Our host Noelle Carmen speaks with Discovery Point Retreat Clinical Director Greg Powers to discuss the importance of human connection, the different ways we learn to connect with others, and the impact connection has on addiction and addiction recovery.

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    Boundaries are vital in addiction recovery -- both for the person in recovery and their family members and friends. But there is a significant difference between setting and enforcing boundaries and punishment, which can have negative effects on someone's recovery journey. Our host Noelle speaks with Andrea Horwitz on the subject of navigating the line between support, enforcing boundaries, and how to avoid falling into punishi...

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    Parenting a teenager is challenging enough without the additional factor of a developing substance abuse disorder. While we often associate the teen years with experimentation and rebellion, but at what point does normal teen curiosity enter dangerous territory? What should parents know about how to navigate the difficult journey of teen addiction recovery? Our host Noelle speaks with teen addiction treatment specialist Andrea Bask...

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    May 24, 2021 30 min

    Addiction and substance abuse disorders are covert diseases that often thrive by convincing us that we have everything under control and there is no problem. For those outside looking in, watching a friend, family member, or loved one struggle with substance abuse is a painful and terrifying experience. What do you do when you know someone needs help but they may not see it for themselves? Interventions are more complicated than wh...

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    Co-occurring substance abuse and eating disorders are a common challenge faced during the recovery process. Just as it is necessary get to the root causes of addiction, understanding disordered eating at its core is also vital to successful recovery. This week we spoke with Dr. Sara Cantu of Eating Disorders Solutions about what eating disorders are, what triggers them in some people, and how to find help.


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    In this week's episode, we discuss grief and loss as it relates to addiction and recovery. Joining us is Blythe Landry, a mental health clinician with over 20 years of experience with expertise in trauma and grief counseling.


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    February 4, 2021 13 min

    Recovery Out Loud is a podcast presented by Niznik Behavioral Health which explores all facets of addiction, mental health, and recovery. This week our host, Noelle Carmen, takes on the subject of stigma and its harmful impact on those both in active addiction and in recovery. Noelle shares her personal experience working in the addiction recovery field to shed light on the realities of this disease and to challenge the stigma asso...

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