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Dr. Howard Wetsman: On Ending Addiction in America

Dr. Howard Wetsman: On Ending Addiction in America

May 4, 2020

Howard Wetsman, MD is an Addiction Psychiatrist who has pioneered the treatment of addiction as a primary complex biological illness regardless of reward involved. He has been using genetics to guide the treatment of patients for over 10 years in various capacities.

He currently blogs at genedsystems.com and medium.com and has a web series on YouTube called Ending Addiction.

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“The drug isn’t the agent that causes addiction”- Dr. Howard Wetsman

Top takeaways:

  • Why addiction should be classified as an illness.
  • The role of dopamine in accelerating and decelerating addiction.
  • Why drugs aren’t the cause of addiction.
  • The genetic components that affect addiction levels.

Key Moments:

  • [1:28] What did Dr. Howard learn in medical school about alcoholism?
  • [4:00] Why he uses the term illness when defining addiction.
  • [6:13] The story of addiction and where it began in America.
  • [8:14] The power of chemical dopamine release, its functions, and how its contribution to addiction.
  • [16:04] Dr. Howard’s mission of making addiction not a problem in America since there’s no sophisticated medicine for the illness.
  • [20:37] How he made a solution for addiction and why he believes nobody cares about it.
  • [23:22] He shares his views on ASAM’s decision of coming up with another definition of addiction.
  • [27:30] Why we need to work on our attachment on drugs and not the drug itself.
  • [32:21] He explains the genetic component that affects dopamine which in turn affects addiction.
  • [39:53] Do drugs really cause addiction?
  • [43:07] Why cocaine in itself doesn’t release dopamine.

 

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Dr. BJ Miller: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death

Dr. BJ Miller: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death

April 8, 2020

Today's Special Guest is Dr. BJ Miller, an end-of-life palliative care physician.

He is the founder of the palliative care company, Mettle Health. You can learn more about it here: https://www.mettlehealth.com/  

Watch his famous TED Talk here.  You can buy his book here. You can watch the YouTube replay here.

Dr. Bruce (BJ) Miller Jr. is a hospice and palliative care specialist who treats hospitalized patients with terminal or life-altering illnesses. His expertise includes symptom management for patients with cancer. In his work in end-of-life care, he seeks to connect art, spirituality and medicine.

A native of Chicago, Miller studied art history as an undergraduate at Princeton University. He worked at nonprofit organizations for the arts and disability rights for several years before coming to UCSF to earn his medical degree. He completed an internal medicine residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, where he was chief resident. He completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at Harvard Medical School, working at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 

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Daily Community Meetup 3/22 with Britt Frank

Daily Community Meetup 3/22 with Britt Frank

March 23, 2020

Today's Special Guest: Britt Frank, psychotherapist and trauma specialist

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Daily Community Meetup 3/20 with Bonnie Clark & Thomas DeSchutter

Daily Community Meetup 3/20 with Bonnie Clark & Thomas DeSchutter

March 20, 2020

Today's Special Guests: Bonnie Clark and former, Same 24 Hours Guest, Thomas DeSchutter. 

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Daily Stoic

Switch on Your Brain, Caroline Leaf

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Daily Community Meetup 3/18 with Jen Elizabeth

Daily Community Meetup 3/18 with Jen Elizabeth

March 18, 2020

Today's Special Guest: Jen Elizabeth 

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Daily Community Meetup 3/16 with Brent Pease of The Kyle Pease Foundation

Daily Community Meetup 3/16 with Brent Pease of The Kyle Pease Foundation

March 16, 2020

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Dr. Kelly Brogan: Own Your Self

Dr. Kelly Brogan: Own Your Self

February 21, 2020

Dr. Kelly Brogan returns to the pod!  She was on the podcast 2 years ago--loved her then, love her now! You can listen to Episode 61 here.

Kelly Brogan, M.D. is a holistic psychiatrist, author of the NY Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your OwnOwn Your Self, the children’s book, A Time For Rain, and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression.

She is the founder of the online healing program Vital Mind Reset, and the membership community, Vital Life Project. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from M.I.T. in Systems Neuroscience. She is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms.

She is on the board of GreenMedInfo, Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, Functional Medicine University, Pathways to Family Wellness, Mindd Foundation, SXSW Wellness, Chickasaw Nation Wellness, and the peer-reviewed, indexed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. She is Medical Director for Fearless Parent and a founding member of Health Freedom Action. She is a certified KRI Kundalini Yoga teacher and a mother of two.

 

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Dr. Will Cole: The Inflammation Spectrum

Dr. Will Cole: The Inflammation Spectrum

October 14, 2019

Dr. Will Cole, leading functional-medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam at www.drwillcole.com and locally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top fifty functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is a health expert for Mind Body Green and Goop.

Dr. Cole is the author of the upcoming book, The Inflammation Spectrum in which he explores how inflammation exists on a spectrum, where it can manifest in the body, and how to discover your food triggers to overcome inflammation and reach optimal health. He is also the author of Ketotarian where he melds the powerful benefits of a ketogenic diet with a plant-based one.

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Notes on Nonsense: Being Stuck is Bullsh*t

Notes on Nonsense: Being Stuck is Bullsh*t

July 6, 2019

Notes on Nonsense: Being Stuck is Bullshit.

A new type of weekly episode with Meredith Atwood: part life-hacks, part truth-telling, and a celebration of the countdown to the new book, Year of No Nonsense

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Rev. Jeff Grant: Prison, Addiction and a Purpose Beyond Ourselves

Rev. Jeff Grant: Prison, Addiction and a Purpose Beyond Ourselves

May 28, 2019

Rev. Jeff Grant, JD., M.Div. is an ordained minister with over three decades of experience in crisis management, business, law, reentry, recovery (clean & sober 16+ years), and executive & religious leadership.

He provides confidential pastoral and spiritual care and support to individuals, families and organizations in the areas of personal crisis management, criminal justice/prisoner reentry, opioid and substance abuse, bipolar disorder/mental illness, and interfaith religion. Sometimes referred to in the press as “The Minister to Hedge Funders,” he regularly uses his experience and background to guide people faithfully forward in their lives, relationships, careers and business opportunities, and to help them from making the kinds of decisions that previously resulted in loss, suffering and shame. As an ordained minister, conversations and communications between Jeff and those he serves fall under clergy privilege laws.

This is one reason that attorneys often allow and encourage their clients to maintain relationships with Jeff while in active prosecution or litigation situations. After an addiction to prescription opioids and serving almost fourteen months in a Federal prison for a white-collar crime he committed when he was a lawyer, Jeff started his own reentry – earning a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, with a focus in Christian Social Ethics. After graduating from divinity school, Jeff was called to serve at an inner city church in Bridgeport, CT as Associate Minister and Director of Prison Ministries.

He, and his wife and partner-in-ministry Lynn Springer, then co-founded Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc. (Greenwich, CT), the first ministry in the United States created to provide confidential support and pastoral care to individuals, families and organizations with white-collar and other nonviolent incarceration issues.

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