The Beyond Addiction Show

The Beyond Addiction Show

Change is hard, but it doesn’t have to be confusing. Whether you are trying to change your relationship with substances, learn how to cope with trauma or mental illness, help friends and loved ones, or are looking for a little inspiration and hope, The Beyond Addiction Show will get you the information you need to change in a way that you can understand. Over 20 million people in America struggle with their substance use. Hundreds of millions more are trying to change their lives in other ways to be healthier, to feel fulfilled, and to live a life that they really love. With expert interviews and information with the most current research about how to effectively make change, The Beyond Addiction Show will help you make those changes, and start living your best life. If you’re trying to make a meaningful change in your life, The Beyond Addiction Show will help you make it.... Show More

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June 25, 2020 53 min
Our world has evolved much faster than our brains, and our caveman minds are often still controlling our reactions to the world. Today, Dr. Russ Harris joins us to discuss how our minds work, how that impacts our everyday life, and how we can tolerate discomfort to help live a more valued life. BONUS: We talk about COVID, tips on how to tolerate and survive it, and how you can talk to your children about the uncertainty of this per...
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Is sugar addictive? Is BMI a good judge of my overall health and weight? Which diet should I choose? We look at all these questions and other food myths on this episode with Dr. Camilla Mager.
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The murder of George Floyd sparked protests and pushed America into having a long overdue conversation about race, power, and privilege. Today, Dr. Lisa Martin and Cyndi Carnaghi-Collins, both antiracism trainers and therapists, talk to us about how these protests and these conversations can help us to begin to change and heal our broken society.
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Dr. Shannon Caspersen is a triple-board certified psychiatrist who works with adolescents and addiction. Dr. Caspersen talks with me about how to spot a child who might have a problem, how we can help prevent substance use issues from taking hold in adolescence, and what you need to know about hot topics such as e-cigs and vaping, marijuana use, and drinking.
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The current pandemic is leaving scars in every community on the planet. Today we talk to Dr. David Yusko about the trauma we are all experiencing, how we can help protect ourselves from developing PTSD, and what you can do if you're having a strong traumatic response.
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It's hard enough to eat healthy and balanced in our regular life, but in the time of COVID, it can feel downright impossible. Registered Dietician Rebecca Appleman joins us today to talk about what RD's do, how they do it, and how you can be healthy and balanced even while practicing social distancing.
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Shame and Stigma are very difficult emotions that impact functioning and willingness to engage in treatment. Today, we explore Shame and Stigma with Dr. Jason Luoma and find out how to treat it and how to help someone who is struggling with their shame.
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Holly Whitaker is the founder, CEO, and driving force behind Tempest, an online treatment program for substance use disorders and Julia Bernstein is the COO. They join us to talk about Tempest, online treatment, taking a new approach to dealing with substance use disorders, and why now is the time to change your drinking.
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Mental health services are sorely lacking for underprivileged and marginalized communities. Felecia Pullen is working to change that in New York, where she opened Manhattan’s first State-funded Recovery Community & Outreach Center, The Pillars. She joins us today to talk about the work she is doing and how her organization is working to help their community in the face of COVID-19.
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Dr. Richard Velleman has been helping families all over the world who have a loved one struggling with substances for decades. He shares his techniques, and information, with us here today!
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Have you ever been sober curious? Our guest, Ruby Warrington, was so curious she wrote the book and coined the phrase! Now she is going to join us to discuss what it means to be sober curious, what you do with that curiosity, and how the coronavirus social isolation is actually an ideal time to make some changes to your substance use.
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Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, author of two best-selling books, and has one of the most viewed TED Talks of all time, How to Make Stress Your Friend. In this episode, we tap into her amazing brain to help us figure out how to make stress your friend when you're totally immersed in it and how to utilize movement when you're stuck in your apartment.
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We are in a period of time unprecedented in modern humanity. But luckily, we have some knowledge from our ancient past that can help us! Mindfulness guru Sharon Salzberg joins us today to talk about how we are tolerating the social distancing, tolerating the anxiety of the times, and how mindfulness can help us get through it.
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February 27, 2020 54 min
The racial wealth gap and generational wealth are major issues for a majority of Americans. Dr. Lisa Martin comes back on the show to help us understand the racial wealth gap, why it happened, why it's still here, and what we can do about it.
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If you've been in therapy (or know someone who has), it's likely you've at least heard of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT. That's because it's outrageously effective for treating many different issues. And today, we have Dr. Kelly Koerner here to talk to us about DBT and help you decide if it would be helpful for you.
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When you're dealing with mental health issues, especially substance use disorders, it's normal to feel as though your issues set you apart from everyone else. But, what if what you're dealing with is actually the same as what everyone else is dealing with? And what if your problems are actually your strengths? Dr. Kelly Wilson joins us to discuss how we are all connected and how that can help our mental health.
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February 6, 2020 53 min
Brains are truly amazing. Your behaviors can actually change the physiology of your own brain, and hence your life. Dr. Rick Hanson joins us today to talk about your brain, how it impacts your behaviors, and how your behaviors can impact it.
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January 30, 2020 55 min
What does it mean to be compassionate to yourself? How does one cultivate self compassion? Dr. Kristin Neff, a pioneer in the study of self compassion, joins us to talk about how we can build our own capacity for self compassion and how it impacts our lives.
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You may have heard about Harm Reduction therapy. But do you really know what it is? Journalist and Author Maia Szalavitz joins us today to talk about Harm Reduction and how it can be implemented in communities.
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Dr. William Miller is one of the original developers of Motivational Interviewing, the leading treatment for helping someone change their substance use and other behaviors. He joins us to talk about MI and what makes for a good therapist.
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