More Responsive Care for Women With Addiction

April 9, 2014
Hosted by Dr. Joe Terhaar, PhD

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Some of our audience may assume that since a drug, is a drug, is a drug, and addiction is addiction, that we really do not need to go to the trouble of fine-tuning or adapting addiction treatment for women. Yet, we know from research that the more responsive addition treatment programs are toward increasing engagement and retention, the better the treatment outcome; in the life saving process of addiction recovery. Our very special guest today is Becky Flood, CEO of the New Directions for Women in Calif. She and her staff have been national leaders in providing addiction treatment that is responsive to the needs of women.

Overcoming Addiction: Hope with Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment

Overcoming Addiction: Hope with Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment

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On our show we will share facts, research, experiences, and feelings to better understand how to save lives from addiction. No prevention, intervention, nor treatment approach is 100% effective, and many people die every day. By sharing our knowledge, experience, and hope we can move further forward in overcoming addiction. There are gaps between traditional addiction recovery concepts like the disease model, new technologies that many consumers are unaware of like family-centered addiction recovery, new research findings about brain chemistry of addiction and genetic vulnerabilities of addiction, and prevention technologies. Amidst all of these technologies, concepts, and emotions, there is insufficient dialogue between researchers, addicts and families, and practitioners. With Dr. Joe’s breadth of background, passion, and ability, he will facilitate an ongoing dialogue between his guests and a diversity of listeners like you, moving toward greater hope for overcoming addiction.

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Dr. Joe Terhaar, PhD

Dr. Joe Terhaar, PhD

Dr. Joe Terhaar is a practicing licensed mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, and certified chemical dependency counselor with over 30 years experience in drug prevention, intervention, and treatment. He has served as an expert witness for courts litigating issues of diagnosis and family treatment practices, is a Full Member of the Association of Intervention Specialists and a Board Registered Interventionist using eight strategies in helping families. He was awarded a rare dissertation research grant to study family intervention by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in 2001 contributing to the science of family intervention, is an educator and trainer of addiction professionals since 1983, and NAADAC Education Provider since 2006. He is a Washington state-approved marriage and family licensure supervisor since 2008, and author of research-grounded concepts, skills, and objectives for the articulation of family intervention granted a provisional patent in 2005. He received a Graduate Fellowship Award at Eastern Washington University in 1979, and is listed in Who's Who Among Students In American Colleges and Universities, 1976-77. He is the author of training curricula for school teachers, social workers, and drug counselors used across the U.S. from Seattle to Georgia, and trains intervention specialists from Alaska to Florida. Most importantly, Dr. Joe cares a great deal about those affected by addiction.

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