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Pathways to Recovery - Dr. John F. Kelly

(32 minutes)
Dr. John F. Kelly presents on language, terminology and conceptualization of addiction, rationale for recovery support systems and science of recovery support services as well as the Recovery Research Institute which he founded at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kelly is the Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School – the first endowed professor in addiction medicine at Harvard.
What is Fentanyl? Why does it matter? What can we do? 
Addiction || The Hijacker || Episode 4 
- Don't Wait for "rock bottom"

(3 minute video)

The concept of “rock bottom” can help people describe their experience of recovery from addiction by turning it into a narrative with a clear event that helped turn their life around. But the idea that we should wait for the disease to get worse before seeking treatment is dangerous.

Retired Police Officer's Take on the War on Drugs
(16 minutes)
The Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) co-founder, Peter Christ, appears on WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, NY and takes on all aspects of our disastrous War on Drugs.

Co-Occurring Disorders: Substance use and mental health

Approximately 8.1 million adults in the U.S. have co-occurring disorders. This constitutes more than 40% of those with substance use disorder (2015 NSDUH)

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Local Resources Spotlight 

Colorado's network of accessible, outpatient, medication assisted treatment facilities.



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