High Truths on Drugs and Addiction

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May 16, 2022 01:02:59
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Episode # 74 High Truths on Drugs and Addiction with Dr. Sharon Levy on Cannabis and Youth

Cannabis use is associated with alarming increase in mental health crisis, especially in youth. High potency THC products are the driving this problem. Dr. Levy sees this in her clinic treating kids with cannabis use disorder. Sharon Levy, MD, MPH Sharon Levy, MD, MPH is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Addiction Medicine specialist, Director of the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.  Over the past 20 years she has evaluated and treated thousands of adolescents with substance use disorders, and she has written extensively on the topic.  In 2016 she established the nation’s first accredited Pediatric Addiction Medicine Fellowship training program.  She has expertise in the integration of substance use treatment services into pediatric primary care. ...

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May 16, 2022 01:19:01
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Episode #73 High Truths on Drugs and Addiction with Dominique McDowell and Peer Support

Peer  support is a blessing for many individuals with substance use disorder. Listen to Dominique's inspiring journey and how he gives back to the community in San Francisco. Dominique McDowell Mr. McDowell joined the leadership team to create an innovative Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program to serve those struggling with opioid or alcohol addictions and also Contingency Management Program (CM) for patients struggling with Methamphetamine use . His program has received statewide and national acclaim, and allowed MCHWC to bring important substance use and homelessness services to southern Marin. He is trained as a Relapse Prevention Specialist (RLPS), Gorski-CENAPS, Housing Active Users, is certified by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP), CASIII-Clinical Supervisor, Substance Abuse Certified Counselor (SUDCCII) and teaches anger management and conflict resolution. Mr. McDowell brings tremendous knowledge, expertise and empathy to this role, as a service provider and recovering individual. Previously, Mr. McDowell was Program Manager of the Marin County Safety Net at Ritter Center, Substance Abuse Counselor at Marin Outpatient Recovery Services, and HIV Counselor with the SF Department of Public Health. Throughout his career, he has worked with high-risk clients in chronic disease management, including HIV and Hepatitis C, and has assisted individuals and families with disparities, such as post-incarceration referrals to treatment. He is committed to a harm reduction model around addiction, I.V. drug use, safe sex and health awareness, and is actively owner of the JustUs sober living home in Marin County (Justussle.com). Mr. McDowell graduated from SF State with a degree in Public Health, specializing in Addiction Studies. ...

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May 09, 2022 01:04:38
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Episode #72 High Truths on Drugs and Addiction with Drs. Reb Close and Casey Grover on Emergency Department and Community Addiction Collaboration

Collaboration yields better results. Breaking silos between public heath and public safety while integrating prevention is key in decrease addiction and the harms from drugs. San Diego CReDO Task Force, Community Response to Drug Overdose is an example of such collaboration Drs. Close and Grover have similar solutions in Monetary, California. Reb Close, MD Dr. Close is an Attending Emergency Physician, currently in the process of becoming board-certified in addiction medicine in addition to Emergency Medicine and the lead clinical physician for the Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative. The Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative is a collaborative effort in Monterey County to promote the safe use of prescription drugs, promote safe pain management, reduce overdoses, and address substance use through preventative efforts and treatment. She has been a Regional Director for the California Bridge to Treatment Program since 2019. Dr. Close attended medical school at UCLA, and completed residency in Emergency Medicine at UCLA-Olive View Medical Center in Los Angeles. She has been on staff at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula since 2003.  Prescribe Safe website: https://www.montagehealth.org/about/prescribe-safe/ Casey Grover MD Dr. Grover is an Emergency Physician at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. He attended medical school at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Stanford University. He is currently the physician champion of the Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative and is currently in the process of becoming board-certified in addiction medicine in addition to Emergency Medicine. He also serves as Vice Chief of Staff at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. Link to Dr. Grover Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/casey-grover/ ...

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May 02, 2022 01:06:35
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Episode #71 High Truths on Drugs and Addiction with Dr. Marc Azoulay on Addiction Treatment without Medications

Thank you High Truth Listeners for making High Truths on Drugs and Addiction #11 in the Top 60 Addiction Podcasts in 2022 according to FeedSpot. What are ways of treating addiction without medications? Is addiction treatment different for men vs women? What is toxic masculinity? Marc Azoulay Marc is a psychotherapist in private practice in Boulder, CO and the past President of the Four Corners Group Psychotherapy Society. He helps clients that have a harmful relationship to their inherent aggression or who are stuck in the pain of their repetition compulsions. Many of his clients struggle with addiction, anxiety, and self-sabotage. Marc helps people uncover and destroy the unconscious barriers that cripple them by using a blend of Modern Psychoanalytic and Contemplative Psychotherapy. His therapeutic style can best be described as irreverent with surprising moments of profound depth. Listen to Marc's podcast, From The Ashes.  marc-azoulay.com ...

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April 25, 2022 01:14:11
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Episode #70 High Truths on Drugs and Addiction with Dr. Stuart Reese on Genotoxicity of Cannabis Products

Cannabis can Weed-Whack your DNA. Genotoxicity describes the property of chemical agents that damages genetic information or causes mutations. These mutations can lead to cancer. Listen to Dr. Reece talk about his genetic research. Thank you High Truth Listeners for making us #11 in 60 Best Addiction Podcast to Follow in 2022 Stuart Reece, MD Dr. Stuart Reece is a family physician working in Brisbane with a special interest in the medical treatment of drug addiction.  He is interested both in the underlying pathophysiology of drug addiction – how drugs work on the body and becomes so destructive to long term health – and also in the treatment of drug addiction including its radical cure.  He is one of the Australian pioneers of the use of both implant naltrexone and flumazenil infusions and implants for drug addictive disorders.  Dr Reece has written many papers on the pathophysiology of opioid addiction.  Dr Reece has a long-standing interest in cannabis dependency particularly as it relates to its neurotoxicity in both the adult and developing human organism, and cannabis genotoxicity, epigenotoxicity and chromosomal toxicity which has downstream effects lasting for multiple generations.  For these reasons, Dr Reece has done research on cellular and organismal aging in multiple addictions, and cannabis induced neurotoxicity and genotoxicity as reflected in the incidence of both birth defects and cancer development both in exposed adults, and in the offspring of exposed individuals and subsequent generations.  Dr Reece extensively uses advanced space-time statistical analytical techniques and the formal techniques of causal inference to analyze not just associations across space and time simultaneously but also to quantitatively evaluate the evidence for truly causal relationships.  Dr. Reece ...

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April 18, 2022 01:17:27
Episode #69 High Truths on Drugs and Addiction with Luis Chaparro and Drug Cartels

Episode #69 High Truths on Drugs and Addiction with Luis Chaparro and Drug Cartels

Drug Cartels vs Criminal Organizations - who is responsible for fentanyl flooding and killing Americans? Join Luis Chaparro, investigative journalist for an inside scoop of drug labs in Mexico. Luis Chaparro Luis Chaparro is a freelance journalist working at the border between Texas and Mexico. He specializes in investigative journalism in Latin America criminal organizations, drugs and immigration. Instagram: @LuisKuryaki Twitter: LuisKuryaki YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LuisChaparro Website: https://www.lchaparro.com ...

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