The Road to Recovery - Language Matters - Talking About Addiction and Recovery

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How we communicate about addiction, treatment and recovery to people seeking and receiving help and individuals living in long-term recovery makes a difference.  Words have the power to help and heal, but also to discriminate and stigmatize.  Some terms have a negative connotation ("abuse" or "addict") that stigmatize people with an illness as well as those who provide the treatment and recovery services.  Other terms ("person in long-term recovery" or "substance abuse disorder") identify individuals and their illness with dignity and respect.  This episode will address the language that w

The Road to Recovery - Embracing Diversity - Crossing Barriers to Deliver Treatment to Everyone

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Addiction is not limited to any one race, religion, creed, or lifestyle.  Fortunately, neither are treatment and recovery services.  Achieving long-term recovery is often dependent on finding personalized treatment and recovery services that meet the specic individual's cultural, religious, or lifestyle needs.

The Lucky Man

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When you have everything to live for, but time runs out? An Emmy-winning film maker dying from ALS documents the last two year of his life.