Encore: Is Addiction a Learning Disorder with Maia Szalavitz
June 13, 2019
Hosted by Josh King, PsyD
There are many ways that people think about substance use disorders. Maia Szalavitz, author, speaker, and journalist who focuses on the treatment of substance use, suggests that addiction is really a learning disorder. She and I discuss her personal story of substance use, her research that led her to her conclusions about addiction, and her upcoming book about harm reduction.
The Beyond Addiction Show
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Change is hard, but it doesn’t have to be confusing.
Whether you are trying to change your relationship with substances, learn how to cope with trauma or mental illness, help friends and loved ones, or are looking for a little inspiration and hope, The Beyond Addiction Show will get you the information you need to change in a way that you can understand.
Over 20 million people in America struggle with their substance use. Hundreds of millions more are trying to change their lives in other ways to be healthier, to feel fulfilled, and to live a life that they really love. With expert interviews and information with the most current research about how to effectively make change, The Beyond Addiction Show will help you make those changes, and start living your best life.
If you’re trying to make a meaningful change in your life, The Beyond Addiction Show will help you make it.
Josh King, PsyD
Dr. Josh King, a clinical psychologist at the Center for Motivation and Change in New York City, talks to experts, researchers, activists, journalists and more about how to actually help someone change their substance use. From addiction to mental health issues to building a life, Dr. King helps you learn how to move Beyond Addiction.
Dr. King specializes in the treatment of substance abuse and coexisting mental health issues. He believes that everyone has the ability to change, and with the right tools and understanding, they can make lasting and meaningful changes in an effort to live a valued life.
Dr. King has run trainings around the country for parents of children who are struggling with substance use to teach skills that they can use to help their children change their substance use. He has also made regular appearances on radio shows and podcasts to discuss the treatment of substance use and how to make and maintain behavior change. Dr. King is a regular blogger on the Center for Motivation and Change’s blog, which has been called one of the top recovery blogs on the internet, and is a regular contributor to Thrive Global.
If you are trying to change your substance use or any other behavior, Dr. Josh King will help you learn tools and cutting-edge research that will help you make and maintain long-lasting change.