Voices special edition:
The news can sound dire. Opioid addiction is ruining families and taking lives at an ever increasing rate. In this roundtable discussion, Dr. Gottlieb brings together a clinician, researcher, family members and individuals in recovery to go beyond the headlines and look at what is working to bring addicts into treatment. They discuss some interventions and evaluation of treatment as well as dealing with the grief of losing a loved one to the disease. Plus, a conversation with individuals who are in recovery and working to offer hope and help to others.
Listen to Dr. Dan’s conversation with Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen discussing the life-saving drug, Naloxone, and myths surrounding medical treatment of opiod addiction:
Programs mentioned on this show:
- TRI tools for families
- TRI parent training
- Cadence Online
- Brotherly Love House
Music for this episode by Hyson
Weekly conversation with behavioral health reporter Maiken Scott:
It seems like everybody is singing the praises of mindfulness meditation these days – it’s used as a way to decrease stress, increase focus, manage chronic pain or anxiety. “Breathe. Be in the moment” is the mantra. But, what if the moment you’re in is terrible?
In their weekly conversation, psychologist Dan Gottlieb tells WHYY’s Maiken Scott about such a moment – but he still thinks mindfulness could have helped him.