PODCAST

All Ears on Addiction: An NAATP Podcast

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers

The addiction treatment industry is facing complex issues, including insurance utilization, parity enforcement, ethics violations, outcomes research gaps, social stigma, and barriers to access along racial and socio-economic lines. At NAATP, we believe that addiction, or substance use disorder, is a bio-psycho-social-spiritual disease that develops and deepens in isolation. Progress in our field, as with recovery itself, can only be achieved through community. That is why we have created All Ears on Addiction, a monthly podcast series, to promote communication, collaboration, and resource sharing between industry stakeholders. Together, we can advance treatment and save lives. In season one of All Ears on Addiction, NAATP brings you Colors of Recovery. Join co-hosts, Zina Rodriguez and Tania Bhattacharyya, as they explore topics related to mental health, addiction treatment, and recovery as it intersects with diversity, equity, and inclusivity for LGBTQ+ communities and communities of color.

Colors of Recovery - Dr. Peter Hayden
Dec 3 2021
Colors of Recovery - Dr. Peter Hayden
For the final episode of Colors of Recovery Season 1, Zina has an interview with Dr. Peter Hayden, principal and president of Turning Point, Inc. Turning Point is the inaugural recipient of the NAATP DEI Award, to be presented at the NAATP National 2021 Opening Night Banquet. Resources:Peter Hayden is the principal and president of Turning Point, Inc., a Minnesota-based nonprofit agency devoted to integrated, holistic health services programs.  During the past thirty years, the cultivation of Hayden’s vision has been crucial in developing an extensive complement of services ranging from residential, outreach and community support services.Hayden is a Brisbane-endowed lecturer, which is designated for a person who bridges academic leadership and community service.   He is also a graduate Fellow of the W.K. Kellogg Multicultural Executive Leaders Fellows program and a Vince Bakeman Leadership Trainer.  Hayden is a nationally- and internationally-known speaker and trainer on a variety of topics which fall into four general categories:  1) substance abuse and mental health, 2) co-occurring disorders, 3) end-stage renal disease, and 4) suicide prevention.  He does both speaking and training sessions on all of these topics.  He serves on three task forces:  The Citizens’ Advisory Council, the Medicaid Citizens’ Advisory Council and the Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research Task Force. He is currently serving on the African American Community Response Team.Thank you to our episode sponsor, Webconsuls!Webconsuls is a digital marketing agency that understands addiction treatment. They're effective and ROI-focused. Their mission? To expand your impact by reaching new audiences. Visit webconsuls.com to take advantage of special pricing for NAATP members.Have feedback? Contact us at info@naatp.org
Colors of Recovery - Manuel Garcia
Sep 24 2021
Colors of Recovery - Manuel Garcia
In this episode, Zina interviews Manuel Garcia, Supervisor of Outpatient Programs at the Hazelden Betty Ford Maple Grove and Saint Paul campuses. Manuel, originally from Mexico City, discusses his passion for working with Latinx and other under-represented communities, and describes the comprehensive initiatives and partnerships Hazelden is implementing to integrate DEI at all levels of the organization.Resources:Manuel Garcia, MA, LADC, graduated with a Psychology degree in 2012 out of Anahuac University in Mexico City, Mexico, where he is a Licensed Psychologist. Manuel is also a graduate from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies and has worked for Hazelden Betty Ford since 2014. He has served in the role of Focal Therapist and Supervisor of Outpatient Programs at the Maple Grove and Saint Paul campus since. In his current role Manuel is responsible for Clinical Supervision for Evening Outpatient Services. Additionally, Manuel is a part of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee for Hazelden Betty Ford, as well as a member of the DEI advisory committee for The NAATP (National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers) where he focuses on equitable access to care to those suffering from Substance Use Disorders and Mental Illness, as well as developing culturally responsive, manualized material/practices and curriculum for Outpatient Services. Manuel’s most recent outreach work includes a focus on media interviews related to the topics of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as well as Substance Use Disorders and the impact on our communities. Manuel also helped develop partnership with organizations who serve the Latinx community in MN. Thank you to our episode sponsors, Gloo!Climb, Powered by Gloo is a communication platform created to meet the engagement and outcomes measurement needs of prevention, treatment, and recovery organizations. Most organizations lack a comprehensive, standardized, and long-term outcomes measure. Gloo has partnered with the Recovery Capital Index to bring a scientifically validated outcomes instrument and engagement technology to help organizations measure wellbeing, recovery, and social determinants of health. Visit our website to learn more.Have feedback? Contact us at info@naatp.org
Colors of Recovery - Melanie Heu
Aug 27 2021
Colors of Recovery - Melanie Heu
Colors of Recovery's 8th episode features an interview with Melanie Heu, Clinical Manager for ASHA at Great Lakes Psychological Services. Listen to Heu discuss her family's moving experiences as Hmong refugees that emigrated from Laos to Canada, as well as the financial and workforce challenges she has seen in working with refugee and other ethnically/linguistically diverse communities in treatment settings. Resources:Melanie Heu is a second-generation Hmong refugee immigrant who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor in Minnesota. Heu is the Clinical Manager for ASHA at Great Lakes Psychological Services and is a part time Adjunct Professor at St. Catherine’s University where she teaches a class on Addiction and Recovery. Over the last 12 years of her career, Heu has developed mental health and addiction treatment programs to serve individuals and families from marginalized populations. Heu has trained and supervised several BIPOC, bicultural and bilingual emerging behavioral health professionals. She also trained many organizations on diversity and equity in the context of addiction treatment. Heu is the Midwest trainer for Driving with Care, which is a four-volume evidenced based Guided Change program that reviews cognitive behavioral treatment for addressing impaired driving behavior. Besides her dedication to work, Heu partakes in a variety of regular physical and creative activities to enhance focus and to keep grounded. She absolutely loves hiking, dancing, Jiu Jitsu and learning to speak other languages. Heu is bi-lingual and fluent in English and Hmong.  Dr. Pamela Hays's Addressing ModelCaste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
Colors of Recovery - Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross
Aug 13 2021
Colors of Recovery - Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross
For episode seven of Colors of Recovery, Tania connects with Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross, CEO of The Anchor Program and Co-founder of the Institute for Antiracism and Equity. Dr. Ross shares her personal journey of recognizing her own intergenerational trauma, the need to tell the truth about US history, and her hope that mentorship and reparations may lead to increased BIPOC healing and representation in the mental health and recovery fields.  Resources:Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS is an author, speaker, expert the treatment of eating disorders, trauma and addictions. She is the CEO of The Anchor Program™, a non-diet online (telemedicine) program for individuals with binge eating disorder, emotional eating and food addiction. Dr. Ross is a graduate of The University of Michigan Medical School. She completed a residency in Preventive Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) at Loma Linda University and a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She is board certified in Preventive Medicine and also in Addiction Medicine. For the past 4 years, Dr. Ross has been an international speaker and consultant on issues of cultural competence, antiracism and diversity in healthcare. Dr. Ross presented a TEDxPleasantGrove talk on Historical and Intergenerational Trauma in January 2020. She is co-founder of the Institute for Antiracism and Equity, a consulting group that offers trainings to healthcare professionals and organizations to improve access to culturally competent care to Black, Indigenous and People of Color.  How to Maximize the Gifts of Intergenerational Trauma TEDx TalkThe Food Addiction Recovery Workbook SweepstakesHave feedback? Contact us at info@naatp.org
Colors of Recovery - Erica Woodland
Jun 17 2021
Colors of Recovery - Erica Woodland
In Colors of Recovery episode six, Zina interviews Erica Woodland, Founding Director of the National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network. Hear him discuss the creation & mission of NQTTCN, and explore the complex transformation treatment professionals and institutions must undergo to support and liberate LGBTQ+ patients of color. Resources: Erica Woodland is a black queer/genderqueer facilitator, consultant and healing justice practitioner born and raised in Baltimore, MD. He is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker committed to working at the intersections of movements for racial, gender, economic, trans and queer justice and liberation. For the past 18 years, Erica has worked as a community organizer, case manager, therapist, coach, facilitator, trainer, social worker, program director, researcher and clinical supervisor with youth, people of color and LGBTQ people across the country. He has done extensive work in prisons, jails, group homes, psychiatric facilities, schools, non-profit organizations, community-based clinics and with grassroots groups giving him a wide range of experience to draw from in his practice. Erica is the Founding Director of the National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color. He also has a private practice where he provides psychotherapy and clinical supervision with a focus on harm reduction, intergenerational trauma and resilience, grief, and family therapy.Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brownWhite Supremacy Culture website by Tema OkunWhite Supremacy Culture characteristics PDF by Tema OkunThank you to our episode sponsors, Shari Hampton and Ester Nicholson!Shari Hampton is an anti-racist consultant whose trainings are specific to organizations and treatment centers committed to anti-racism work. Her website is sharihampton.com.Ester Nicholson is the founder and author of Soul Recovery. She is also an anti-racism healer and a SHE RECOVERS Foundation coach. Her website is www.esternicholson.com.Have feedback? Contact us at info@naatp.org
Colors of Recovery - Shari Hampton & Ester Nicholson
Jun 11 2021
Colors of Recovery - Shari Hampton & Ester Nicholson
In episode five of Colors of Recovery, Zina and Tania have a conversation with Shari Hampton, Anti-Racism Trainer, and Ester Nicholson,  Anti-Racism Healer, both trusted advisors with the SHE RECOVERS Foundation. Learn how their complementary training and healing work is a necessary first step in achieving recovery and wellness for both treatment professionals and the patients they serve.  Resources:Shari is a Trusted Advisor for SHE RECOVERS Foundation and an anti-racist consultant who works with recovery and treatment organizations to help them explore their own biases and create pathways to greater diversity, equity and inclusion. She is the founder of Served Up Sober, a non-profit organization devoted to increasing healthy equity in marginalized communities by creating holistic spaces for women of color who are sober or sober curious. As a Certified Recovery Coach, Motivational Speaker, and woman in long-term recovery, Shari combines her years of professional and personal experience to offer a spiritually driven and empowered approach to healing. Ester Nicholson, Founder of Soul Recovery, author of Soul Recovery - 12 Keys to Healing Dependence, and She Recovers coach, turned her incredible journey from addiction to freedom into a practical program that heals the root causes of unworthiness, shame and trauma. Her life-changing program, Soul Recovery - The Roadmap Home, bridges the gap between the 12 Steps of Recovery and universal “spiritual” practices that have assisted thousands in recovering and rediscovering their essential nature of wholeness.  Ester's unique approach reveals the spiritual depth and healing power of the 12 steps and removes the stigma of addiction. Have feedback? Contact us at info@naatp.org
Colors of Recovery - Rick Hubbard
Mar 20 2021
Colors of Recovery - Rick Hubbard
For this episode, Zina interviews Rick Hubbard, Executive Vice President at Origins Behavioral HealthCare and new member of the NAATP Board of Directors. Rick discusses his journey to recovery that led to his long career in SUD treatment, the issues impeding access to treatment for BIPOC communities, and how marketing professionals must examine their outreach and community education practices to move toward an equitable treatment field. Resources: Rick Hubbard began his career in behavioral healthcare in 2002. In 2012, Rick joined Origins Behavioral HealthCare as a Community Relations Representative and enrolled in the Addiction Studies program at Tarrant County College and received a license as a Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern. Rick was promoted to Western Region Director of Business Development at Origins in 2014, and in 2015 he accepted the role of Corporate Director of Business Development. Rick was named Vice President of Professional Relations in 2017, and promoted to Executive Vice President in November of 2018. He is trained in a variety of intervention models and has been instrumental in facilitating hundreds of structured interventions over the years. My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem Thank you to our episode sponsor, Webconsuls!Webconsuls is a digital marketing agency that understands addiction treatment. They're effective and ROI-focused. Their mission? To expand your impact by reaching new audiences. Visit webconsuls.com to take advantage of special pricing for NAATP members.Have feedback? Contact us at info@naatp.org
Colors of Recovery - Philip Rutherford
Feb 26 2021
Colors of Recovery - Philip Rutherford
For the inaugural episode of Colors of Recovery, Zina and Tania interview Philip Rutherford, Chief Operating Officer at Faces & Voices of Recovery and new member of the NAATP Board of Directors. Phil shares his experiences being a Black man in the addiction treatment profession, insights about the obstacles and incentives for implementing DEI practices in recovery organizations, thoughts about Black History Month and recovery legacies, and what gives him hope for the future.Resources:Philip Rutherford is the Chief Operating Officer at Faces & Voices of Recovery. He is a recovery coach, a passionate member of the Recovery Community and possesses a self-described Doctorate from the school of Hard Knocks. As COO, he is responsible for multiple lines of business within the Faces & Voices ecosystem. Phil is credited with a significant role in conception, design, launch and facilitation of the Recovery Data Platform (RDP). This cloud-based platform is the first of its kind and has quickly become a valuable asset in longitudinal data collection for Peer-Based Services.Thank you to our episode sponsor, Webconsuls!Webconsuls is a digital marketing agency that understands addiction treatment. They're effective and ROI-focused. Their mission? To expand your impact by reaching new audiences. Visit webconsuls.com to take advantage of special pricing for NAATP members.Become an NAATP MemberNAATP Addiction Leadership ConferenceHave feedback? Contact us at info@naatp.org