The Opioid Epidemic and Rise of Substance Abuse

Addiction doesn’t just affect the one addicted, but it affects everyone else as well – especially during the holidays, after a season of so much uncertainty and division. This episode comes at a perfect time.

Scott H. Silverman is a substance abuse expert, crisis coach (and former addict) with over with over 35 years of experience working with individuals and families dealing with addiction. Silverman is the CEO and President of Confidential Recovery and Safe Homes Coalition, and the author of several books including his latest, “The Opioid Epidemic: What You Don’t Know Will Destroy Your Family and your Life.”

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Understanding Adolescent Addiction

As mental health issues in teens continue to rise, increased substance abuse can be a side effect.

Richard Capriola spent 11 years working as an addictions counselor for Menninger Clinic, one of the top ten psychiatric hospitals in the US, before retiring in 2019. During his tenure there he worked in the Adolescent Treatment program and the adult Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment and Stabilization program.

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