Matt Finch and Chris Scott discuss the concept of ‘leverage’ in the treatment of substance use disorders or behavioral addictions and why it radically boosts success rates when it’s used well.
Here are the main topics discussed in this episode:
- Department of Justice Announces More Than $341 Million in Grants to Combat America’s Addiction Crisis
- Where the money is going
- What the money is for
- Unpicking the newest DOJ grant for expanding and improving addiction treatment
- How it appears the stigma of mental health and addiction are lessening
- How pilots have much higher rates of addiction recovery and why the treatment they go through works so well
- Various traditional rehabs starting to add ‘biochemical repair’ to their marketing although most not actually knowing much about it
- The relationship between motivation and leverage in regards to overcoming an addiction
- Dr. Kevin McCauley’s addiction documentary called Pleasure Unwoven
- How addiction and mental health statistics might not be as accurate as some people think
- Recovering so fully that years later you look back on your addiction as a past life or a dream
- Computer science students at a university developing augmented reality technology for addiction treatment
- The double-edged sword aspect of augmented reality and virtual reality; how these will advance so fast that many people will become addicted to these
- Predictions about the progression of technology, drug treatment, and mental health treatment in the future
- Realizing just how complex the human Body-Mind System is and how western medicine doesn’t use holistic strategies
- Why plant medicine (herbal medicine) is actually ‘traditional medicine’ and pharmaceuticals are not actually ‘traditional medicine’
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New show re: virtual reality. Freaky!
Yep! Big pharma creates synthetic versions of plants.
Is escaping into a book an addiction? Is reading an addiction? Is the desire to learn an addiction? I HOPE NOT!
Matt & Chris says
haha! Freaky stuff indeed. And as long as the continued use of a substance or behavior doesn’t cause significant negative consequences in your life it’s not an addiction so you’re good!