Adam Hill;A Physician's Story of Addiction, Depression, Hope, and Recovery

January 20, 2020
Hosted by Patricia Raskin

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While in recovery from active addiction, Dr. Hill reflects on his history of depression, suicidal ideation, alcoholism, and the important lessons it has for the medical community about self-care, stereotyping, stigma, vulnerability, professionalism, patient safety, and support. He uses this wisdom to provide a prescriptive model for best practices to avoid burnout. Dr. Hill suffered despair and disillusionment with the culture of medicine, culminating in a spiral of depression, alcoholism, and an active suicidal plan. Then while in recovery from active addiction, he lost a colleague to suicide, further revealing the extent of the secrecy and broken systems contributing to an epidemic of professional distress within the medical field. By sharing his harrowing story, Dr. Hill helps identify the barriers and obstacles standing in the way of mental health recovery, while pleading for a revolutionary new approach to how we treat individuals in substance use recovery.

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Patricia Raskin

Patricia Raskin

Patricia Raskin, president and founder of Raskin Resources, is an award winning media producer/host, media coach, speaker and author who interviews nationally acclaimed experts and authors in the areas of self-help, personal growth and inspiration. As a pioneer in the earliest days of cable television, Patricia created “Patricia Raskin Positive People” talk shows. Since then she has gone on to produce and host television talk shows and documentaries that have aired on Fox and PBS affiliates. She moved to radio in 1997 where her "Patricia Raskin Positive Living" show had an eleven year run on WTKF- 107.3FM in Eastern North Carolina. She recently expanded her audience and her programs are currently broadcast on NewsTalk 630 WPRO and WPRV AM790, the Citadel affiliates in Rhode Island. Patricia's weekly call-in "Patricia Raskin Positive Living" radio show on the VoiceAmerica™ Network is in it's eighth year. Patricia is the author of Pathfinding: Seven Principles for Positive Living and Success, Your Dream and You.

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