Thursday, January 20, 2011

Substance Abuse 411 #27-Methadone Treatment & Pregnancy-Jessica Silansky


Substance Abuse 411 #27-Methadone Support and Pregnancy-Jessica Silansky

Methadone treatment programs for opioid addiction have been around since the late 1940's but how much do we know about the drug and how it helps substance abuse recovery?

Substance Abuse 411 finds out the answers to many of our questions from Jessica Silansky, Certified Methadone Advocate, Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and Primary Pregnancy Support Specialist with

We also chat in-depth on women who are pregnant and are involved in a methadone treatment program and hopefully debunk many myths.

Narcotics Anonymous

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

In the Rooms

Sober 24

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Substance Abuse 411 #26-In the Rooms-Ron Tannebaum-Ken Pomerance


Substance Abuse 411-#26-In the Rooms-Ron Tannebaum-Ken Pomerance

We are living in a connected world.  iPhones, iPads, smart phones, the internet and so much more has put the world at our fingertips.  Tapping into that connected world are Ron Tannebaum and Ken Pomerance. The two have created "In the Rooms."

In The Rooms ( is one of the biggest and definitely “the” most complete online social network for the Recovery community on the world-wide-web. Their mantra is H.I.T.C.H. and their mission is to Help, Inform, Touch, Connect, and Heal those already in Recovery, seeking Recovery and the family and friends supporting recovery around the world.

On this Substance Abuse 411, I talk to the the co-founders about the website, how it came into being and the depth of resources available on the site.


Narcotics Anonymous

Families Anonymous


National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Substance Abuse 411-#25-Jewish Recovery-Daniel B. Sobel Friendship House-Rabbi Yisrael Pinson

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Substance Abuse 411-#25-Jewish Recovery-Daniel B. Sobel Friendship House-Rabbi Yisrael Pinson

Thanks to a suggestion by a listener to Substance Abuse 411, we became aware of a Jewish Recovery program at the Daniel B. Sobel Friendship House in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

We sat down with the Director of the facility, Rabbi Yisrael Pinson and discussed the many facets of the program, finding out about other "Recovery Rabbis" around the country, and the growth of similar programs in the Jewish community.

Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Centers

Brighton Hospital

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Substance Abuse 411-#24-CASAStart at work in Kanabec County, MN-Lori Swanson


Substance Abuse 411-#24-CASAStart-Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County Public Health-Lori Swanson

On a previous Substance Abuse 411 we talked with Larry Murray, Vice President and Director of Youth Development-National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.  Larry is primarily responsible for the development and implementation of CASAStart.

On this Substance Abuse 411, we talk with Lori Swanson the Drug Free Communities Coordinator-The Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County Public Health on how the CASAStart program is working in that small Minnesota rural community.  (By the way, Kanabec County's CASAStart program is the first of the over 100 currently in the United State to earn national accreditation.)

CASAStart-Larry Murray

Henry Ford-Maplegrove-Adolesecent Substance Abuse

“Slaying the Addiction Monster”

Families Against Narcotics