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"betty ford" Discussed on Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

05:17 min | 4 months ago

"betty ford" Discussed on Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

"It's 12 stories, and it's meant to be relatable because what I do is I share really Gritty things that happened in our family. Nasty stories, big fights, confrontations, you know, my son disowning me, all of those things, and what's happened is the people who've read it feel connected because the same things are going on. While every story is different, there are a lot of themes that are completely similar across all families, and so it's very conversational writing and it just leads people through things like understanding what the process is. So as you know, the stages have changed is so important. I didn't know about the stages of change. So three years later, it would have been so helpful to know where my son was in the process. Things like detachment and why it's a parent super PAC, right? If you're a parent and you're letting your child, you know, manipulate you or make you feel really bad or get into an argument. You're missing the point. We lost the plot. Your job is to move them forward, and so if you don't understand that it's addiction talking to you and not your child, you have no chance. So all of those things are laid out and, you know, I have to say, look, I'm not bragging, but I have to sit when Tom mcclellan, who is one of the great researchers ever in the space, wrote to me that he, when his sons became addicted, he had no idea what to do and he wished that he had these stories. I couldn't believe it. And so it said to me, if Tom mcclellan didn't know what the hell to do, then nobody does. So where can you find where can our audience find those short stories? Addiction lessons dot com. So that's part of what you're doing, but that's not all you're doing. Tell us about the other things that you're doing to sort of carry the message beyond your own experience. Yeah, so it's been, it has been really interesting. I have to say, there's so much to learn. And I want to be clear to the audience. I'm not a professional. I'm a dad who's gone all in. You know, you're a professional, the people who work at hazel and Betty Ford and professionals. That's a different level. I'm step dad and medium, a translator. You know, for parents. But what have I done?

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"betty ford" Discussed on Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

02:38 min | 8 months ago

"betty ford" Discussed on Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

"You know, it's interesting when I get queries about becoming a student or applying for the graduate school. It's to be a student, but lately I've had several people reach out to me from across the country and say, how do you get to be on the faculty of the graduate school? And I haven't really had a good answer for them except talk to my colleague, Kevin Doyle. How do you recruit faculty? Well, we have two things, I guess I would say. We just hired two new faculty this week. And we did a national search and got a tremendous pool of applicants. For an institution such as ours to be a full-time faculty member in a council training program, you really do have to have a doctorate, particularly in council education, would be the priority. And so we did find candidates who met that. And we're really excited for the two of them to join us. So that will give us 6 full-time faculty members, not counting myself. So 6 folks who are focused on teaching the classes. We do use a fair amount of adjunct professors, though, too. And that's where we can be a little broader. We have some social workers. We have doctor Steve delisi, a medical doctor. We have some psychologists as well as counselors. So we have a multidisciplinary team of adjuncts who teach as few as one class a year as much as maybe one or two classes of semester depending upon what they do. And they bring really good different perspectives, not all of them. Some of them are hazel and Betty Ford employees who work on our treatment unions. But some work at other incidents. We have one person who works for the VA. Brings that nice perspective above veterans. And others who are just in various places around the country. So how would we watch for an ad when we're recruiting or reach out to me? If there's that interest. And then the big question, of course, is do you want to teach in person on campus, the so called old fashioned way, or do you want to teach online? And those are two pretty different things. Yeah. Kevin, we have about two minutes left. I wanted to ask you the future of the graduate school. Where do you see it going in the next two to 5 years? Yeah, higher Ed is in a really interesting time right now with the great resignation and all of the things that are happening. I think what we have going for us is that many people are looking for meaning. Meaning in their career, meaning in their lives. And it's not hard to find that when you're working with people who have life threatening substance use disorder. So I think that bodes well for us. And unfortunately, the opioid crisis, the epidemic crisis that we're facing indicates that we're going to have a tremendous need for counselors and the job outlook for counselors is very solid. So we need people to help in this crisis. But I also think that students are looking for more and more flexibility..

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"betty ford" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:48 min | 10 months ago

"betty ford" Discussed on WTOP

"1111 Pair of dramas may capture your viewing attention in the coming days to talk about what's new We are joined by TV guides Matt rauch Good morning Matt Let's start with showtime Yeah this is a really interesting series and it's a miracle of casting actually is what we have here It's called the First Lady And the first season of what's seen as an anthology drama is going to give you stories of three major first ladies as their stories intertwine and all three of them sort of pushed back against the conventional idea of what a First Lady should be We have Gillian Anderson who was remarkable as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown She now transforms herself into Eleanor Roosevelt We have Michelle Pfeiffer playing Betty Ford and Viola Davis Oscar Tony and Emmy winning actress playing Michelle Obama So three different first ladies of three different eras it's a little awkward sometimes as it jumps between their stories It's kind of like you know they're each worth of worthy in their own series Why are we jumping around like this but still as you see each of them sort of fight the constraints of their roles and sort of become sort of larger than life And the real revelation here for me was Michelle Pfeiffer who I haven't seen in a while playing Betty Ford who was such an outspoken personality battled breast cancer while in The White House and then of course fought addiction publicly founding the Betty Ford clinic There's something about her story that's like I kind of there were times it was like why are you breaking away from her story This is so good but boy all three of them are excellent actresses They're at the top of their game And so I have a feeling that if this is successful in future seasons we'll see other major first lighting stories be told It's kind of like The Crown Not quite that good but if you're looking for the inside story of a political families this is a pretty good stuff Okay good to know And we'll finally get to see the return of a really dramatic series on AMC Yes after two years we're finally getting the final chapter of Better Call Saul the Breaking Bad prequel all about the lawyer who became Saul Goodman play Bob Odenkirk such a revelation here So the first 7 episodes are going to start airing on Monday two episodes back to back and then weekly and you'll get all about how Saul Goodman really is stepping into his sort of sleazy lawyer role doing all these schemes and all this cartel business is happening around them So you see characters from the Breaking Bad universe And then it's going to take a break and in the summer you'll get the final 6 episodes starting in July And at that point I guess we put a pin in Breaking Bad leave that universe forever BitBoy It's great drama while it lasted And Better Call Saul I didn't have a lot of expectation that there would be a whole series built around him Better than I ever thought it would be And I can't wait for these final episodes Yeah I'm looking forward to those two Well thank you Matt enjoy your weekend You bet TV guides Matt rauch 1114 Buying a diamond here in the D.C. area just got a lot easier and a lot less expensive Diamonds directors arrived Now open a crossroad Tyson's corner center This.

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"betty ford" Discussed on Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

04:08 min | 1 year ago

"betty ford" Discussed on Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

"And so that was the humble beginnings on May 1st, 2003, and now they're about to get into a brand new space in the tech center double what we've had before. So the growth and it is possible. But it's being able to have a really talented and dedicated staff who were so focused on doing this work and have the same passion that I have. And then in the history of the children's program and its expansion, another big milestone if you will is in 2014 with the merger of the Betty Ford center and foundation, what did that mean to the children's program that merger, Jerry? How is always one of those things, my goodness? What's going to happen with all of this? Yes. Who knows? And all I knew was I needed to continue to do this work. And I wanted to make sure that we could make this merger as seamless as possible. Now, it really helped. We had a president and CEO, Mark michig, who would come to me and say, Gerry, you know what the biggest question people are asking about the merger? Are we going to get a children's program? So I figured that we were in pretty good shape. But like anything else, you need to hustling into work hard every single day. And I need to keep that why, right in front of me in order to do that. And you have done that. We only have a couple of minutes, Jerry. I'm glad we're going to have an opportunity to do more podcasts. This is one of several that we're going to do. But let me ask you before we close. How do you, what is your legacy? What's your legacy from your perspective? I see it in a different light. I truly do. When I look back on my career, the most defining moment in William I've been blessed there's been a lot of defining moments. But the most defining moment was being chosen to come to the Betty Ford center. Now I must admit I did not completely understand the history. I had never met misses Ford. I had no sense of the love and the spirit that that plays as, and the alumni. And so I got caught up in that and really became part of that family. So the way that I see it is misses Ford blessed me the board of directors, the leadership blessed me, and handed me the keys to something that was precious to misses Ford. Real deeply embedded in her heart. And so for 23 plus years, that's what I've been working on. And we've made a lot of strides. But you know what? It's time for a change. I think for everybody, it's time to let the program grow. And so I am now handing the case. And I'm so confident and so excited in the future of this children's program is incredibly bright. And so now he'll lean and her team are going to take the keys to this precious entity and grow it and build it and have it soar to brand new heights. Well, we're certainly glad Jerry that you had those keys that you opened that door that you made the children's program what it was and what it is and set up this organization to make sure that it continues not only in your spirit, not only in misses Ford spirit, but in the spirit of those children who are still to come for the children's program at the hazel and Betty Ford foundation..

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"betty ford" Discussed on Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

03:07 min | 1 year ago

"betty ford" Discussed on Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

"People don't realize today because misses Ford has been gone for so long, how actively she was involved in every aspect of the center. I think about the building and you've been there the Daniels building where the children's program is. And so that came about in 2002. And misses Ford personally looked at every piece of art that went on the wall. She did the color scheme of the carpets, even some of the frilly things that we had are these architectural digest magazines coming and taking pictures because it was done. She wanted recess, lighting, for little kids, so it's not in their face. So she was just brilliant in terms of being so heavily involved. And I asked her one time. Misses Florrick, why are you so involved? And she looked at me and she smiled and only the way she could, and she says, Jerry, my name's on this place. This is really important. We have an opportunity to transform people's lives. And from her vision, not just that people in treatment, but their family, and their children. And to do that, not just at the center in Rancho mirage, but it also you grew the children's program into other cities. We did that. And the other point, you're right, we'll talk about that in just a minute. The other point was from the beginning because it was a primary question I had when I went there. And misses Ford and the board and the powers that be set, we will have this children's program open to all boys and girls. And they come from a family of addiction because William, think about the Surgeon General's report that came out 2016. It said that 10% of the people who need treatment go get treatment. So if we just had the program for the children of patients, what about all those other boys and girls out there suffering? And so it was always open to other boys and girls. And then we began to expand, and for the history of the Betty Ford center, we were really the first successful expansion programs outside of the confines of our campus. In Rancho mirage. Yes. Yes, and you expanded to Denver and Dallas. Yeah. And so more children could experience that healing. Children's program without having to go to the center in the desert. Absolutely. And back then, Dallas came first. And the idea was that if you looked at the demographics of the center, the second most populous place people were coming was from Texas. And so with a handful of grateful alums and business people who adored president Ford and misses Ford, they raised those initial monies that allowed us to get there in Colorado. It was one of our alums who gave this crazy challenge. And I'm thinking, we can't do this. An alarm, a grateful alarm and a grateful family that just adore the Betty Ford center said, all right, I will give you $250,000. But here's what I want you to do. I want you to bring the program to Colorado without a staff there without a building there. We'll help with the outreach. And we'll do the program in a hotel..

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"betty ford" Discussed on Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

04:14 min | 1 year ago

"betty ford" Discussed on Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

"So combining those and creating a children's program and looking for a treatment center that would just let me try this out as a grand experiment. And so wildly successful, I didn't realize then that there were some programs in other parts of the United States, including right here in Minneapolis, St. Paul, trolled in our people. All the way back in the day. And then it was writing books. And then all of a sudden, it was, hey, there's more programs out there, would you come and consult with our program? You sit in it for a couple of days. Tell us what's missing. How do we make it more child centered? How do we engage the family members? How do we make it fun, so boys and girls want to come back? How did you get to the Betty Ford center? What an incredible blessing that whole story was. I had gone to the Betty Ford center in 1997 to do what I would always do, William, sit in on a program. So sat there for the four days and no one knew who I was, which is good. I'm just a volunteer in the programs. The kids would be asking me for stuff. Hey, where's the marker? Hey, can you open this for me? So it blended in perfectly. But then writing a report. And the Betty Ford center had just received two enormous gifts. So Ronald McDonald children's charities gave the Betty Ford center a $1 million. Wow. And then Joan crock and the family matched it. And so I was thinking honestly, wrote up the report, handed it in. I couldn't take money for it. So I had them donate the money to the national association for children of addiction. And you know that organizations are swinging. We both served on that board together. And I got to admit flying back home to Tucson. I wanted GE that must be nice to have a couple of $1 million in the bank to play with. Oh boy, I do feel like monopoly money. Would we do some things with that? And then just events happen, it's amazing how God works in my life, all these years, higher power. And ended up gaining an invitation to come there and to work there. And when you got there, there was a children's program at the Betty Ford center. Many people think, including me, that one time that you were the founder of the children's program to the contrary. Yeah, well, you know, there's a lot of myths about that..

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"betty ford" Discussed on Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

05:12 min | 1 year ago

"betty ford" Discussed on Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

"You by hazel and Betty Ford. I'm your host William C moyers, and this is a bittersweet moment for me. Sweet, because I'm with Jerry Moe, the national director of the children's program at hazel and Betty Ford, bitter, well, Jerry, I'll let you explain to our audience why I'm a little bit better today. I am too. I'm going to retire, retire. After all these years, yeah, very hard decision. How does it feel? I think a lot of different feelings. I'm certainly going to miss the work. I'm certainly going to miss the people that I work with. That's for certain. And it's been a time for me to reflect which I hate to do willing. I never want to look back. I'm always looking forward. But it really marks the end of a chapter, if you will, and looking back and seeing jeez, okay, this is what we've done. These are some accomplishments. These are some regrets. Yeah, but in a long way. But a long chapter, a good chapter, a chapter that's all about children in the fact that children can recover from a loved one's substance use issue, yes. Oh, absolutely. I couldn't do this for as long as I have had unless I didn't believe that. So great message of hope and the best news of all is this work will continue. The hazel and Betty Ford children's program is probably stronger today than it's ever been since the merger. Helene photius will be the new executive director of children's programs. We've worked together for almost 15 years. And we've been working toward this day for the last couple of years. So she is ready. And the program's ready. Well, we've had helene on some of these let's talk podcasts and she's passionate and competent and a leader. She's not going to step into your shoes, because nobody can step into Jerry moh shoes, but show forge her own path with the children's program. But you know the best news of all, she'll be stepping into her shoes with their real forward looking vision in terms of how do we grow this? William you're right. Boys and girls can and do heal from this insidious disease..

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"betty ford" Discussed on SoberSoul Recovery: Addiction, Sobriety, and Beyond!

SoberSoul Recovery: Addiction, Sobriety, and Beyond!

08:12 min | 1 year ago

"betty ford" Discussed on SoberSoul Recovery: Addiction, Sobriety, and Beyond!

"Onto your seat belts old onto something. This is either going to go. Good were not so good. And i'm hoping for the former these things that i'm gonna talk about. Today are often part of the biggest deepest blocks that we have as humans in trying to move on from things. You've probably heard me use the term umbrella before when i talk about an issue or a thing that has broad resonance all the way down to the deepest parts of us. The umbrella that i'm gonna work under today are two words. Pride and humility. Yeah hang with me here. We're going to go deep. We may go a little woohoo you today so if some of you are in the woohoo you sound by this. I mean i'm gonna talk about some things that are kind of in the ethereal so meaning. They're not easy to explain. And i will tell you from the gecko that. I'm not an expert in existential theory but when i am pretty good at is drilling down to what blocks us from. Changing and pride and humility are two important words on that journey of change. Let's first start with the definition of humility as always there are lots of different definitions of words for what we're doing in this podcast in my world in the world of recovery in the world of psychology humility is offered up in a spirit of deference. Sometimes yes even submission whole nine. I'm not taking down these dark. Roads of quirkiness and weird stuff. It's not the nasty kind of submission it's the deference the respect they yielding the regard. Let me repeat those words respect yielding regard but not to a person or an institution. It's to a force greater than yourself. i am going into the god world here. My god is this. Universal god and pride and humility are often big hurdles in recovery. Because they're in that universe they're hard to nail down their hard to believe in and we humans take pride in humility and turn them into something. I'm gonna say it a little ugly. We all come up against this thing called denial. I had it. He you all have it in some way shape or form. It can be that sticky wicket in recovery. It's the thing that we hold onto. I acknowledged it as my stubbornness it's often hidden almost like a reservation in recovery. If you will deep within us yeah but is where it lives and while this word. Denial is useful in getting after some of these blocks that we have. It doesn't quite encapsulate the condition that keeps you in denial to truly get it that we have to explore. The next word cried now. Pride can have a healthy aspect to it. I am very proud of how. Well i take care of my doggies and for the most part myself you probably are proud of children in your lives. The work that you do the garden you have. That's not what we're talking about here. What i want to identify and help you with. Is that secret pride. The one that keeps you thinking you know better the one. That proclaims I still think i can do this on my own. I don't need help. I don't need a higher power. I don't need a community. I don't need to change what i do in my day. I checked myself in to rehab with the help of my aunt and uncle. Of course because i was drunk in their backseat of their car. I ran screaming into hazelton. Betty ford in center city. No shit help me help me help me. I'm not kidding. But once i got off the unit because they had a detox me the hospital unit. And i got on to the actual floor of the unit where i would spend the next for me. It was twenty three days there. I stayed longer at what they call the lodge. I spent a good two weeks re upping the game on my lack of humility and what they called false pride. So i made sling these words around that are commonly used in lingo of a or any kind of addiction recovery program or programming. But we're really talking about the slippery slope of what is pride in what is our identification of pride deep within us. So i got in my room and i basically said screw you. I said i wanna leave like you can leave. But i'm like i'm going to leave. I'm gonna call. My driver is what i said. I'm going to use all this money. That i have and i'm going to get outta here. What the heck. I didn't go anywhere. I stayed there. Because i wanted to be there. Deep down but my prideful self was screaming things that people day and night in maybe annoying more than a few people day and night for good two weeks. Pride is really hard to detect in ourselves. Especially when we're attached to a substance or behavior that causes other people harm were attached to it because it helps us it it soothes us. It does something that nothing else has done for us in our lifetime. We know it's bad for God bless america is the only thing that seems to be working for me even if i know deep down inside of me. It's not working for me. So i masked all of that hurt inside of me. I'm asked the shame. The fear helplessness the depression. My anxiety my uncertainty with pride because i have money.

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"betty ford" Discussed on 20/20

20/20

01:36 min | 1 year ago

"betty ford" Discussed on 20/20

"I really felt. I saw hell jim. I saw the other side. Oh we all knew. She had some prescription drug problems. I put my hands up like this said in the name of jesus you have no power over me satan i rebuke you. Jesus name turned out that she was addicted to a number of prescription drugs. They rushed her on a flight to palm springs where she entered the betty ford center. The baker's appeared together on the air to an onset tammy was being treated for long-term term drug addiction. We had to face some realities that tammy faye had been.

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"betty ford" Discussed on Cultivating Place

Cultivating Place

06:53 min | 1 year ago

"betty ford" Discussed on Cultivating Place

"Display it. It made it very accessible for everyone to come. But i think for your question with the interns is that yes we do time. Make sure that they have a project each season and we tried to cater to their expertise as they come in adjusts to what we think would do very well but this year we really want to focus on our labeling in the gardens the snow takes a very big toll honor labels which is very Tasking job for for any of us takes a lot of time in energy to always produce them and make them so. That's something that one of the insurance myself will be really focusing on this year so that the public can really understand what these plants are because overtime labels disappear they break just due to the nature But in the long-term yeah we we always try to just make sure that the insurance get the most out of their summer and come away with a really positive experience and hopefully inspire to become future rock garner's or alpine unplanned easiest. Any specific species. You're super excited to be growing this year. That are new to the garden. Chance yes So last year we built a crevice garden dedicated to the caucuses of georgia. Armenia and azerbaijan in it was very successful over winter with We didn't lose many plants so we have many new dramas and edry anthon smother things that Have over wintered done very well and they were actually collected by penny odeon team. That went out to georgia a few years ago and then grown from seeds so these are all wild collected from those countries and now they are living in our collection so that is something that we're very excited about having in our collection ask this year so as you both look to the future with a very solid number of years for both of you in this place in in the heart of this organization and maybe this is you know where You could talk a little bit more about the book as well. But i would love to have each of you share your greatest joys in this work and in being a partner to this garden you know. There's that wonderful quote that we exploit what we value but we protect what we love and I would love to have you. Have you share your own personal joy in this work and maybe there's an anecdote you can share to illustrate tat. And when i go ahead and start with you nick and then we'll move back to nikola so there's nothing greater than seeing something that you've collected in the wild that you watch screw in and then grow through the next winter and baby it through the summer to get up to size and then grow into the gardens and then finally see it flower. I think there's something just something that can explain. That makes me so happy to see it. Takes so much time for just something from seed to bring such joy to me. it's also interacting with the public. I really enjoy that aspect of what we do. Every day i love talking to the public and educating them and meeting people from all around the world and that's what public horticulture is jimmy. And it's brought me to so many places around the world as well and it's so connected it's such a small world. I think that's something that is so different from just maybe landscaping gardening for your stuff for yourself that public horticulture is this much bigger idea that really connects botanic gardens and people from everywhere. Yeah thank you. Thank you and nikola. What about what about for you and your great joys in this work i think for me what's given me. The greatest joy is To be able to take the conservation alpine plants to sort of almost global important level. We attended the international alpine botanical gardens in france a couple of years ago and connected with the alpine gardens in europe which was very exciting for me off focuses mostly on conservation north america. But i feel that for a small garden. We've really really playing the leadership role in this particular ecosystem by deciding that you know this is. This is something that should be focus of a garden named and alpine garden. I think that it. It's been really very exciting to me to see what a small garden can do. By focusing our resources cleverly and strategic clay we have created the first list of alpine's of north america that something as simple as that. You don't realize that it doesn't actually exist in. It's not really until you understand. All those plants are the know whether you're reaching milestones in a in. Conserving them uncertain. I really feel going forward. We you know we. We may not be wait. We have a limited size of our building where we can have staff but we're going to increasingly work with other botanic gardens to be focusing on plants in different regions of north america and playing the leadership role of for me has been the most exciting parts of our evolution as a god. I am so excited about the new book on the roof of the rocky mountains. The botanical legacy of the betty ford alpine gardens veils alpine treasure written by sarah chase. Shaw thank you both for being guests on the program today. It's been an honor to speak with you. Jennifer.

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"betty ford" Discussed on Cultivating Place

Cultivating Place

02:27 min | 1 year ago

"betty ford" Discussed on Cultivating Place

"Going down into the forties and fifties that really lends itself well to growing alpine's at our montaigne conditions and then Rock rock art. Implants can be things that like. Saks tau they like plants that grow like growing in lean soils and rocky conditions and then for perennials we are perennial. Garden is really focused on mountain perennials. That do well at our hardy to zone for conditions so not just our typical dallies and peanuts and whatnot but We we do. Focus on printers. That would do well like delfin. Em's and large large for columbine penson. Those are what we kind of keep in theme for our mountain perennial gardens plant native plants. You would find find there. A lot of which are great standard garden ergasias perennials atkin items and the daisies and the As you say the the columbine in the loop in fantastic buckwheat and so when you think about your collections nick and then we'll move back to to nikola for another sort of related question. But what are your greatest holdings by genus are well. That's a very good question that we have a very large collection of primroses prima janssen's iris and a lot of bulbous plants. As well we've ever expanding on the bulbous gio fights a collection are alpine's of north america. In general we have. We hold the national plant collection of alpine's of colorado from the american public gardens association. So that we're very proud of and we keep a close eye on Keep growing collection every year recess study. That was done Off our plant collection which gets submitted to national databases on an annual basis. They our gentian. Our pence collections are both of national significance. This is cultivating place. Nikola.

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"betty ford" Discussed on Cultivating Place

Cultivating Place

02:17 min | 1 year ago

"betty ford" Discussed on Cultivating Place

"On growing as many alpine's we can find here in colorado in the gardens of self and we've been doing a lot of collecting with their conservation team and then propagating them to grow in the gardens as well So that's a big focus for myself and for nikolai to keep growing north american alpine's because they do so well they. They are adopted our climate. Yeah and so how many I don't know if you can give this to us. In you. know like acres or areas. How big is the actual cultivated space that you are managing at this point. Where about four and a half five acres of cultivated space. It's hard to put that but because these plants are so small with so concentrate so we have over about three thousand species. Different plants and You know you could within about a hundred square foot area. Have about two hundred species. So i want you to repeat that you have three thousand different species there at the betty ford alpine garden. Roughly around two to three thousand species in a relatively small space. You have a remarkable number of species growing and you've used a couple of phrases. Nick that want to unpack a little bit for listeners. You we were talking about trade it you know like a more standard perennial garden and then being different than the rock garden and the alpine plants. Can you can you run down. And and maybe both of you will weigh in on this about some of the characteristics that make an alpine plant an alpine plant because they are perennial. There are annuals but they have these characteristics. That really stand out as alpine conditions have evolved them to survive. Yeah so true. Alpine plant is a plant that would grow all ivan and all the time he's plants are very small.

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"betty ford" Discussed on Cultivating Place

Cultivating Place

07:34 min | 1 year ago

"betty ford" Discussed on Cultivating Place

"Back now to our conversation with nikola ripley. The executive director and nick core tens the curator of plant collections at the betty ford alpine gardens in vail colorado as we come back nikola shares more about the history and early founding of the gardens. And why and how this impacts all of us as gardeners and caring land stewards. So the goddamn was first started by a local nursery owner hugh who met sort of an entrepreneur. Philanthropist helen fritsch in about nineteen eighty five they met together and said that they had divisions four doing a public garden in vail and the primary reason for initiating. The garden was to show people in this new community. What kind of things will grow at eighty. Two hundred thousand people are moving in. The town was very new and people didn't realize that they could garden at eight thousand two hundred feet and they didn't realize what kind of plants they could grow so the initial vision for the gardens with to demonstrate celo local population that there are hundreds and hundreds of plants that not only will grow in that mountain environment. But really thrive in it. We say it's like being in a florus cooler that night. See you know the the plant stave vibrant looking really good for a lot longer than they would. Lower elevations the in the early days. That was the you know. the impetus for the garden in so in nineteen eighty-six. They formed an organization cold the veil alpine garden foundation and they did a garden. They were given a piece of land by the local authority. The town vail in front of the gerald ford amphitheater in ford park and they did a small cotton and showed the town. What kind of things that they would like to do in public garden in vail and it was very much not what the town expected. I don't think it was Rock garden with plants from the himalayas. And you know plants alpine plants from all over the world but it was beautifully put together and the town was very pleased and Offered the group a- lodger area to keep spreading and so in nineteen eight. They were starting on the next phase of the garden which was what we called the mountain perennial garden at that time and It was a decision was made to approach. Betty ford and say you know. This garden is developing in ford park next to the gerald ford amphitheatre. With your you love of gardening. We would very much likes to name the gardens in honor of betty ford and she was absolutely delighted and she joined the team that was starting the gardens and became a great spokeswoman for the gardens she would attend all of fundraising events and turned the first shovel of dirt in cottons and cut the ribbon to open them and it was to to have invitations to join president. Mrs flew in the gardens was was great boost to the group that was getting. The gardens started when president ford was in the white house. He used to come out to veils so often that they began to call vail the western white house. He loved skiing and was a big outdoorsman and They did so many things for this community and really fail on the map. And that's why there are so many things here named in their honor. They had an apartment here where they stayed in the wintertime and then eventually moved to beaver creek and spent their summers here. Once they were you know past enjoying the skiing. And so that i think takes us quite nicely back to you nick to tell us a little bit more about the scope of the gardens now and the collection you are rating And maybe a will start with that so looking back on the before and after pictures is quite dramatic being the trees that were planted only being five feet tall now being thirty to forty five feet tall and how open it was compared to two now and over the years. They have expanded the gardens dramatically. When i came here the rock garden had been built in two thousand but over the last eleven years expanded even more a new visitor's center education centre with an alpine house. we have about four new rock gardens. That were bill in the last couple of years. We're also hoping to expand into further parts of park while down the road but Yeah the collection has grown dramatically since its inception and each year lends itself to a new area. I think to improve on as gardens age so do the soda plants and so do trees get big and we wanna keep them the theme that we are a rock alpine garden but at the same time we want to appeal to all audiences that come here that do wanna see some perennials. And not just the alpine rock garden implant. So there's a fine balance of how many rock garden areas we should do versus kind of some of the more traditional perennial gardens as well but my favorite part is really building the rock gardens and using different types of rock to create a natural landscape fuel for these plants to live. And so it's really figuring out what what type of plants grow better in certain parts of the garden and then in the last couple of years we've really made sure to focus on curing a alpine's of the world collections. So we have several different rock gardens dedicated to regions of the alpine regions of the world. Such as the himalayas central asia alps south africa of course north america which is one of our largest collections specifically alpine's of colorado so the alpine's of colorado collection is really the big focus for me.

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"betty ford" Discussed on Cultivating Place

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01:39 min | 1 year ago

"betty ford" Discussed on Cultivating Place

"Cultivating places made possible in part by listeners. Like you and by generous support from the american horticultural society soon to celebrate. Its one hundred year anniversary. The ahs has been a trusted source of high quality gardening and horticultural information since one thousand nine hundred twenty two. The mission of the society blends education social responsibility and environmental stewardship with the art and practice of horticulture members of ahs receive the award-winning flagship magazine. The american gardener and free admission and other discounts to more than three hundred and forty five gardens with the reciprocal admissions program. Listeners of cultivating place can receive a ten dollar discount on the annual individual membership of the thirty five dollars by visiting. Www dot a. h. s. gardening dot org forward slash c. p. for your annual membership to the american horticultural society for the special cultivating place rate of just twenty five dollars a year head over to. Www dot h. s. gardening dot org forward slash c. p. together. We grow better. Hey it's jennifer and so august is here round and redolent ripe and heavy with the season aging at this time of year..

"betty ford" Discussed on Cultivating Place

Cultivating Place

05:20 min | 1 year ago

"betty ford" Discussed on Cultivating Place

"I realized after about eighteen months. Since i was going to need a high degree to to really move up in the world i chose bangor university which is university college of north wales in just in snowdonia just outside the snowdonia national park I did Spent a couple of years in bangor studying ecology and did my thesis on the alpine plants of snowdonia which leads to doing some quit. The institution of terrestrial ecology based in bangor. Which is a british government research branch for ecology and started to work. More work called the alpine's of snowdonia. During that time. I saw a job advertisement with denver botanic gardens and penalty calamities who was then curator of the alpine collection. I applied for the position but by that time they had filled the job and but instead of throwing my resume away they send to talk to. Betty ford alpine gardens where they were in the early stages of developing the gardens and So i came out from england to work for the nursery that was growing the alpine plants for the gardens. It was a number of years before the gardens was hiring staff. So i continued to work for the nursery for a few years and then i had a job as environmental consultant locally doing environmental impact reports and a wetland delineations and then Was invited to become the director of horticulture with in the gardens. Which was the first time that a position like that In that was about two thousand and then in two thousand eleven. I became the director of the garden. Yeah i want to. Now move. Which i think is a perfect segue from from what you have just told us into a little bit of history of the betty ford alpine gardens. And i i want to have you start. Nikola with giving us some definitions. 'cause we use these terms and i think people have a general concept of them but not a very specific one in in many cases. Can you go ahead and give us a little bit of overview of the general idea of alpine environment or gordon. Both and then maybe give us a little bit of differentiation. Between the alpine environments you were experiencing in In the united kingdom and in snowdonia versus what you are experiencing there in vail colorado. So we define the alpine environments as the land above the trees. The land beyond the trees can grow. And what's very interesting to a lot of people is to realize that that's not just at a certain elevation that elevation changes depending on many different things but particularly on altitude and latitude so areas are very northerly latitude. All very salei in latitude can have alpine plants at much. Lower elevations right and so give listeners a sense of exactly what kind of elevation and geology. You are gardening in there in vail colorado. So we're at eighty two hundred feet here in veils so we're actually not in the alpine environment exactly in vail itself wearing the montaigne environment. The timberline in colorado is at around about eleven thousand feet depending on whether you're on a north facing slope or south facing slope so lots of things effect that exact treeline but generally speaking in colorado. It's about eleven thousand feet so at the gardens were in a beautiful setting and were surrounded by mountains all of which are alpine and rise up to fourteen thousand feet of in colorado mounted the holy cross is our closest fourteen thousand foot peak but we are in a very good position to be able to grow a.

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"betty ford" Discussed on Cultivating Place

Cultivating Place

08:46 min | 1 year ago

"betty ford" Discussed on Cultivating Place

"For lessons on adaptation for us. All nikola ripley is the executive director and nick. Kortan is the curator of the plant collections of the betty ford alpine gardens in vail the gardens team of scientists have authored the north american botanic garden strategy for alpine plant conservation which includes multiple objectives for increasing awareness and understanding about alpine environments to further conservation efforts for these zones and the lives who have co evolved their nikola. Nick join me today to share more about their high elevation enthusiasm and efforts. Welcome to you both. Thanks very much looking forward to talking to you. This morning jennifer. I would love to get started by having both of you describe both your title and your role there at the garden. So nikola ripley. I'm the executive director at the gardens. I've been with the gardens for a long time about twenty years. I rose up through. The ranks came in as the director of horticulture Which i did for about ten years and then became Executive director ten years ago and my role at the gardens is to make sure that we have a good strategic direction. A work with the board of directors very closely. We have a fifteen men aboard. That is the visionary group for the cottons that helps us with fundraising and i work closely with them. To make sure that we keep in the right direction We have an updated strategy going forward on. I oversee the staff at the gardens and work closely. We have a wonderful team of people who enjoy working here and you know we. We work closely as a team gets me up in the morning is conservation work and to me. It's absolutely critical. Best botanical gardens play a role in connecting people with plants getting people to appreciate another stand plants and therefore to be interested in a rolling conserving. Them we focused particularly on the alpine environment. So as beautiful as the gardens are and i you know. I i know that most of the people who comes through the gardens enjoy them because they are beautiful place to be for me It goes much deeper than that. And the the role that we play in leading people to appreciate stand that want to conserve plants is what gets me up in the morning and into the office and nick. Let's move to you. Remind us of your title and your role there at the garden. And i want to ask you that. Same question of a distilled kind of mission statement or can northstar for what you do and why you do it has done for. My role is curator plant collections. And i have been with the gardens for. This is my eleventh year now like nikolai. Roseau rose to the ranks starting as an intern and then becoming a gardener horticulturist to the curator now my overall title is not just what i do. Every day as curator is creating the plans collections and growing. We wear many hats. nikola does to around the gardens. But what gets me up. In the morning to is to come in and and to see the plants blooming and learn something new every single day and to curate and maintain the best possible collection an alpine in rock garden plants in the united states. And if that may be the world so my vision is always striving to be one of the best alpine botanic gardens in the world. The overall idea that i have for my role is that we keep growing in our ever expanding species in the gardens and we aesthetically make it amazing for the public to enjoy every year. So i'd love to go back a little bit before we go forward and dig into the gardens themselves in their history and their future goals and get a little bit of history on both of you and a sense of where you were born in raised and the people and places in plants that grew you into people for whom these would be values and sources of great delight as well. And why don't we just go ahead and start with you nick. And then we'll move back to nikola. Tell us a little bit about your earliest influences. Oh well it begins sexually. Basically when i was born. I grew up a biodynamic farm in upstate. New york where i Was first exposed to vegetables and plants in waldorf education which really exposes kind of the curiosity of nature from early childhood. And from there. I really just kind of love being outside and after that wanted to do something with that when i graduated so then from there i went to school. Matt longwood gardens pennsylvania. And i went to school for their public horticulture professional gardener training program. So i went after high school in two thousand eight graduated in two thousand ten. It's a two year long Intensive program where we get hands on in classroom porticos training In possibly one of the best tanna gardens in the united states and then graduated in two thousand ten in march and came out here in may of two thousand ten where it was still snowing which was a huge surprise to me coming from the east coast and i had absolutely zero knowledge of alpine plants or rock art plants for that matter or west coast plans so it was a whole new world for me when i first moved here and i fell in love instantly. I always have been a big person. The mountains of big skier so this happened to be kind of paradise me a botanic garden in world class ski pound so i was instantly hooked great There's nothing like a may snowstorm in in colorado or june. Want so nikola. Let's move to you and same question. You know who were the the people and places in plants that grew you into a person for whom conservation would get you up in the morning and Maybe start with where you were born and raised and take us through your training that brought you to by ford. So i grew up in the north west of england in garden country relay but actually never was of net. Didn't spend a lot of time visiting botanic gardens growing up. My dad was a mountain climber. And so all of our holidays were spent out in the yorkshire dales and in the pennines of northern england. And i grew really to love mountaineering to love the plants that grew in the mountains. We spent a lot of time in scotland and the lake district climbing. And so got a loss of the british alpine's and that's how i got really interested in the environment and plants in particular. I went to the university of your contented. Degree in biology and my thesis was on plants of limestone pavements in northern england that led me to work with nature conservancy in the uk looking for sites of special scientific interest in the north yorkshire moors national park..

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"betty ford" Discussed on THE EXPLODING HUMAN with Bob Nickman

THE EXPLODING HUMAN with Bob Nickman

07:34 min | 1 year ago

"betty ford" Discussed on THE EXPLODING HUMAN with Bob Nickman

"I could not square power of of god's will god's power with the fact east six people standing underneath one of twenty million trees in the national forest were struck down by on acts of god. I didn't fly for me. So i went from blind faith to know face between the time i was twelve years old and i began my journey and recovery in one thousand nine hundred nine and and and and even then when i was relapsing i was in an hour in and out between eighty nine and ninety four i. I kept saying why are come on man. Why can't i get it. What i learned was that for me. It wasn't about believing in god. It wasn't about believing it got belief is important but from me. This hard headed alcoholic. Who tried to live a perfect life for me. It wasn't about believing in god. It was about trusting god. God could do for me. What i could not do for myself so my fundamental fair when i was at my bottom knocked over the twelve of nineteen ninety four and finally that day. I hope finally found my recovery. I said okay. God i'm done have me and i didn't have moved way. I want you to do it the way i expect have me. I am compliant. i am plato. Do with me whatever you are going to do with me so that i can gain my recovery before i kill myself and it worked so we all have our beliefs. We all have our expectations. We all have our needs The key is to mold them to fit. What works for us. We make that jury a beautiful beautiful idea. I mean that that incident that you just talked about. I mean that that could be very solid justification for. There's there's no such thing as god and there's a lot of things like that those things used to be my certainly be my arguments against any kind of higher power you know. I mean i knew a guy who is a cop who Was adamant that there was. He was adamant atheist and he cited very specific things that he saw in his police career. That were sewer heuristic. I mean absolutely. There can't be god if this you know and in those moments there is none my opinion. i just think when there is none in that particular situation possibly and so i can make an argument for or against so that being said that means. There's a choice. If i can make an argument for it or against. It doesn't exist without dark. The concepts don't can't work without the other one so i kind of look at the. There's a duality to the universe. In that way there's love and hate there's kindness and cruelty you know. There's horror and ecstasy. I mean there's all that stuff. It's a full pallet. So what am. I going to focus on if they both exist. I don't think one can. I don't think you can exclude the other side or deny it. I think there And i i don't i just don't want to. I want to move away from embracing that and focusing on the darker side to choosing choosing what what again what works and That's kind of what we're i've landed as far as that. You know people say well do you believe in god. I got most of the time not always. I can't say that i do. They be underneath underneath underneath. 'cause i 'cause i exist so and life energy than yes but certainly you know mentally no no. I can't say that. I heard somebody say one time that as relates to what we're talking about. Religion is a destination of the mind and spirituality is journey of the heart and the point is is that i do believe him. I don't like that in is a journey. And that's why people have the spiritual awakening and they're sort of like okay had the spiritual aching. I guess it's all done now. No you really only just beginning. I mean the hard work is comes afterwards and by the way in my journey recovery just like everybody else. I've had a lot of is and how lows i think is. The hardest thing in the world has hit bottom with this with addiction and now that was easy. Why because i never felt i was under the influence. When i've discovered it's harder hit bottom sober at because you feel it and i have felt a lot of pain in my sobriety pain that i don't think it's very fair or some of some of its was self inflicted But it's been painful. Because i've been sober and when those things happen to me as they do i don't say why did you let that happen. When i do is to just know that this is one other teachable moments. You wanna Do a little plug for how people can get a hold of you or hazelton or what. What what the next step would be if someone's out there struggling and you want to find out a little more. You're going to tell us. Yeah well first thing. I want to say that people who are going to be watching some of whom are going to be celebrating years of decades of recovering some of who are struggling in this moment trying to understand what is all about whether it's attainable is. Don't give up. Hope there is always hope. Don't let yourself or your loved one hit bottom because the only bottom it's is you'll notice death anything. Sure that is a way out so reaching out for hope for hope and help. I'm easy to reach. I work for an organization as i said hazelton. Betty ford my email addresses w. moyer's mo y. e. r. s. w. warriors at hazelden. Betty ford dot org the best way to find ways to go. Look william seem warriors on face while can send me a message But i can be reached at healing. I'm on the internet. I'm on your program And and and i can help you I'd say probably half the people that reach out to me for help. Coming to a hazel in bay for sylvie together half i make sure get whatever's clinically financially appropriate whether that's a summation army or local treatment center. I help people. Because when i help people as you know bob it helps us right so there is hope. Hang in there. I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to be part of this. This conversation. Thank you so much. I really appreciate your time and certainly the the wonderful work you've been doing for so long so have a wonderful day. Thank you so much. Thank you god. Bless take care. Thank you folks for listening to the exploding human. Please visit the website. The exploding human dot com and you can also listen to the show on youtube. The exploding human with bob nick mun and the exploding human facebook page once again. Big thanks to williams seymour's and his message that he carries and has been carrying across the nation for the last twenty five years. You guys have a wonderful day. Thanks for listening..

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas to Announce Oscar Nominations

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00:50 sec | 2 years ago

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas to Announce Oscar Nominations

"Nick. Jonas and priyanka chopra are dropping. Some names for your consideration. They'll be announcing the oscar nominations together this upcoming monday. All twenty three categories will be livestreamed. Now michael jordan stepping back into the boxing ring only this time as a director michael is set to make his directorial debut with crete three. And he'll be back to reprise his role as donna's crete and shirtless. Michael says directing has always been a dream but the timing had to be right and showtimes new anthology series. The first lady just cast their first daughter. Lexi underwood from little everywhere will star as molina obama alongside viola davis who play michelle the series also features michelle pfeiffer as betty ford plus. Gillian anderson as eleanor roosevelt.

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Michelle Pfeiffer to Play Betty Ford in Showtime Series ‘The First Lady,’ Susanne Bier to Direct

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00:39 sec | 2 years ago

Michelle Pfeiffer to Play Betty Ford in Showtime Series ‘The First Lady,’ Susanne Bier to Direct

"Actress. Michelle pfeiffer is about to step into the role of the former first lady. Michelle pfeiffer is set to take on the raw betty ford and showtime's upcoming anthology series. The first lady the actress joins the previously announced by davis who will portray michelle obama for the show. No word yet on who will play. Eleanor roosevelt the show will focus on the roles. That the first lady's played in shaping impactful and sometimes world changing decisions during their time in the white house for it is the wife of former president. Gerald ford who was president from nineteen seventy four to nineteen seventy seven. She died at the age of three in two thousand eleven.

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Michelle Pfeiffer to Play Betty Ford in Showtime Series The First Lady,

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00:13 sec | 2 years ago

Michelle Pfeiffer to Play Betty Ford in Showtime Series The First Lady,

"Been she's gonna be in a Showtime movie. She will call called the first lady and she's gonna play. Eddie Ford. Really? Okay. This just came in Senator Chuck Schumer.

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Making Treatment a Virtual Reality for More People

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

04:39 min | 2 years ago

Making Treatment a Virtual Reality for More People

"It's a real treat to have Bob Poznanovic with me today because a long time ago before he went to work at Hazel and before he became the vice president of Business Development for this organization, Bob and I met in the Community of recovery in Saint Paul Bobby. It was in about nineteen, eighty, nine, ninety five when you and I would get in the car together and drive to center city I'll certainly a lot has happened in our lives personally and professionally just share with our audience today your personal connection to the Organization Hi William. It was February thirteenth of nineteen ninety five when I had reached my bottom. When I was using cocaine. A really high. Amount. In. CHICAGO. I had just lost my job at the senior executive in a technology company in camp lost my relationships and. Like everybody else and reach that point that I ran out of options and Fortunately found the Hazel and foundation and went to treatment said February and stayed in center city until March and then I went to fellow club where I met you and other members of the community some point in at the end of the march we started volunteering and every Saturday a group of would go to center city and share our strength experience and hope with patients that became a big secret to you know to my recovery is at volunteering and giving back and having some fun. You'll filling that void that drugs and alcohol had that was now being filled. With recovering I think that's one of the one of the promises and one of the gifts is to have really to friendships like yourself and others. Throughout the year. So it's nice to see you and it's nice to be here in the same capacity with you being able to carry, put a face on recovery and carry the message of hope who have ever imagined it right when. You talk about how much you lost but. We're so glad that you've gained so much and we're so glad that you continue to hold onto the expertise that has put you into the role now as vice president of Business Development for this organization at really a critical time, not only in our growth but as we. Address the pandemic of. Corona virus. And you're in charge of a lot of that effort. Can you take us through the process of developing and law launching? He's willing. Betty. Ford's telehealth strategy. Sure so because. My background has always been in technology. I was looking ahead and trying to predict kind of where the industry was going to go is you're looking at technology and healthcare in general I. Think it was pretty clear that technology utilization in behavioral health was really lagging in particularly even more. So in substance use a lot of organizations didn't even have electronic medical records. And you looked at the look at the industry, look at the industry problems, patient problems and care delivery problems back in twenty eighteen. When I HAPPEN TO HAVE A. Demo of some software that one of our pair partners was developing. And it clicked on me that. This technology could be. Used to deliver care differently. So was in two thousand, eighteen we started to talk about how could we use video? In live video between patients, not just in one in one environment which was being done. For telehealth for for years. But how could it be done in a group environment because the problem we are looking to solve Was Access. We're working with a lot of our partners around the country and communities. Academic health centers and other state organizations in healthcare to rural organs. Rural patients is a real challenge. So you know, could it help provide care improve access to roll Marcus would the convenience? Of being able to get care wherever you're at improve engagement. If you live in downtown La Chicago New York you know the catchment area is really small and some big cities because people don't want to fight the traffic after work to get the care. So convenience improve engagement. And the other was would. Stigma. Could we help through overcome some of the stigma. By. Not Making people physically have to show up at a building Kinda put a label on themselves Kenneth come out much more in a sense in Kuwait engaged them earlier by having them. Feel it's safer. As, well as convenient. To start that way. So we it started in two thousand eighteen down the past, and could we accomplished all the goals of of healthcare which is approve access improve outcomes improve. Patient satisfaction and lower costs.

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Providing Addiction Treatment Amid COVID-19

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

05:49 min | 2 years ago

Providing Addiction Treatment Amid COVID-19

"Here, we are another interview and art. Let's talk podcast series. Thanks for joining US I'm your host William seat. MOYER's these podcasts feature experts on the gamut of issues that matter to his Betty Ford. The same issues that matter to you, our audience from substance use prevention to cutting edge research treatment of addiction and recovery from it. These conversations have become quite popular the past two years, and if you're a regular viewer or listener to the podcast particularly if you're viewing them, you'll note that for today things around the set look a little bit different. Of course, they do were in the recording this in the midst of the pandemic has affected all of us. He's four, take seriously the need to do everything possible to prevent the spread of coronavirus among our patients and our employees. Even here in the studio, we are following public health guidelines. As a result I can take off my mask for this interview because the production crew, the executive producer, and yes even my guest Dr Victor Vines are elsewhere in the building good social distancing one. Doctor. Vines was hired as our regional medical director from Minnesota and join our. In January of this year twenty, twenty talk about a baptism of fire in the middle of Minnesota winter. But Dr Vines, you've got to Hazel Betty Ford. Expecting to plunge full bore into addiction and addiction medicine and being part of the vital team in all of a sudden you found yourself part of the Kobe response team with a pandemic on your hands. Yes that was completely unexpected and. Quad surprise. I was I was delighted to be invited to be a part of the Code Command team you know I've. At the time of this recording and we're we're doing this in June of two thousand twenty. I am still not completed. I have still not completed my on boarding process that was going to be about a three month or three and a half month process. With learning. That would be scheduled and continued for for a long period of time but. Less than two months into into the process cova came along and turned everything on its ear, and that has that's it's actually been a real benefit for me because I've gotten to know and work with directly many of the people in leadership positions throughout the Hazelton Betty Ford. Organization. On. Both coasts and in between and ways that I never would have as if I was simply functioning as a medical director. So the CO Vid Task Force the the instant command team that we have has been a real plus for me in terms of getting connected into the organization and what has that response team had to do the last couple of months so To. Give you some time timeframe. We. First met our very first call organization of our command team. We stood that up on Thursday, March the eleventh, and it's important. You know we did that even before the president announced that that this was a national emergency, he did that on on the next day on Friday the thirteenth and we had we had already put our organization on notice that we were going to do something different today before. You know the first thing that we did was to to acknowledge that there were risk factors out in the community and the possibility that the virus could be brought onto one of our sites specifically one of our residential sites, but it also affected our intensive outpatients. Was the recognition that if if the virus got foothold in any of our sites and spread that we would look at the possibility of having to close down one or more of our sites and. We took extremely aggressive measures to make sure that did not happen. How do you balance Dr Vines the the the attention, the energy, the goals. Up treating potentially two fatal illnesses within a system of care, you've got addiction, of course, substance use disorder, and then you've got the pandemic corona virus it's how do you do it? Absolutely in our medical director Dr Mark was the one who I put that out for us to all see and that was that when we are looking at to potentially fatal illnesses, we have to make a risk determination. Do, we close down because we don't want covid or say we will find a way to treat and try to keep covert out for our patients that come into treatment when people's lives have gone so far off the rails that they need residential treatment. The likelihood that they're addiction will be lethal to them is higher than the chance of developing a Ovid illness that would lead to a death. We we recognize that However, we can't completely discount the risk of Kobe because we have employees and we have other staff and we have the the patients who if they were to get an infection with code it could it could potentially be a devastating illness, and so we had from the very outset We put into place steps and measures to try to identify what was who would be at risk try to separate those folks from others who might who might be at. Risk of becoming very ill, and and then tried to keep the doors open and keep everything rolling as best we could

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Providing Addiction Treatment Amid COVID-19

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

04:41 min | 2 years ago

Providing Addiction Treatment Amid COVID-19

"Doctor. Vines was hired as our regional medical director from Minnesota and join our. In January of this year twenty, twenty talk about a baptism of fire in the middle of Minnesota winter. But Dr Vines, you've got to Hazel Betty Ford. Expecting to plunge full bore into addiction and addiction medicine and being part of the vital team in all of a sudden you found yourself part of the Kobe response team with a pandemic on your hands. Yes that was completely unexpected and. Quad surprise. I was I was delighted to be invited to be a part of the Code Command team you know I've. At the time of this recording and we're we're doing this in June of two thousand twenty. I am still not completed. I have still not completed my on boarding process that was going to be about a three month or three and a half month process. With learning. That would be scheduled and continued for for a long period of time but. Less than two months into into the process cova came along and turned everything on its ear, and that has that's it's actually been a real benefit for me because I've gotten to know and work with directly many of the people in leadership positions throughout the Hazelton Betty Ford. Organization. On. Both coasts and in between and ways that I never would have as if I was simply functioning as a medical director. So the CO Vid Task Force the the instant command team that we have has been a real plus for me in terms of getting connected into the organization and what has that response team had to do the last couple of months so To. Give you some time timeframe. We. First met our very first call organization of our command team. We stood that up on Thursday, March the eleventh, and it's important. You know we did that even before the president announced that that this was a national emergency, he did that on on the next day on Friday the thirteenth and we had we had already put our organization on notice that we were going to do something different today before. You know the first thing that we did was to to acknowledge that there were risk factors out in the community and the possibility that the virus could be brought onto one of our sites specifically one of our residential sites, but it also affected our intensive outpatients. Was the recognition that if if the virus got foothold in any of our sites and spread that we would look at the possibility of having to close down one or more of our sites and. We took extremely aggressive measures to make sure that did not happen. How do you balance Dr Vines the the the attention, the energy, the goals. Up treating potentially two fatal illnesses within a system of care, you've got addiction, of course, substance use disorder, and then you've got the pandemic corona virus it's how do you do it? Absolutely in our medical director Dr Mark was the one who I put that out for us to all see and that was that when we are looking at to potentially fatal illnesses, we have to make a risk determination. Do, we close down because we don't want covid or say we will find a way to treat and try to keep covert out for our patients that come into treatment when people's lives have gone so far off the rails that they need residential treatment. The likelihood that they're addiction will be lethal to them is higher than the chance of developing a Ovid illness that would lead to a death. We we recognize that However, we can't completely discount the risk of Kobe because we have employees and we have other staff and we have the the patients who if they were to get an infection with code it could it could potentially be a devastating illness, and so we had from the very outset We put into place steps and measures to try to identify what was who would be at risk try to separate those folks from others who might who might be at. Risk of becoming very ill, and and then tried to keep the doors open and keep everything rolling as best we

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A Conversation with "Blackout Girl"

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

08:00 min | 2 years ago

A Conversation with "Blackout Girl"

"Jennifer store is the author of blackout girl. It is a memoir published by Hazel in twenty eleven and it's about to have its second printing. Read the book and You won't doubt the power of addiction in the day to day life of a young woman, the subtle persuasion of alcohol, the pervasive violent consequences, one drink too many and the sheer luck some my call at grace to survive at all Jennifer Storm. Welcome to let's talk. Thank you so much for having me. You know one of the dynamics of our mission at Hazelton Betty Ford is that we published books and we publish your book in twenty eleven it's done. Very very well in fact, it's about to have its second printing. What does that mean to have a second printing of a book? It's such an honor truly to not have the story come out once and reach an audience but for it to have a whole new audience to touch I, it's it's a wonderful experience. It feels more relevant today than actually when I did publish it unfortunately just because of what we're seeing with sexual violence and addiction, it's still dominating headlines. The headlines more than it ever has. So it feels really timely and on the heels of the metoo movement I know there are a lot of people that are suffering in silence and so my goal is to get to those people and we'll come back to that in a couple of minutes. Cisco back into your own. Life. For people who haven't read your book or no the story Tell us a little bit about your introduction to alcohol and what happened as a result. So. I came from a mother and a father who both came from very abusive alcoholic homes and they of found themselves in high school and really vowed to to get away from that and so they married young my father went off to Vietnam my mother he returned my mother started having US Children's I'm one of three I'm the youngest and they did their best to keep us away from all of those family members that were heavily. Addicted at the time, they had their own demons, and of course, their own traumas that they never dealt with and for the most part though they did a really great job trying to raise us I really was only exposed to alcohol when my parents would have it at family gatherings, and then a friend introduced me to alcohol when I was twelve years old and I had my first beer which literally led to ten beers and I drank. The first time I picked up a drink and I write in the book that I it never felt that thirsty before my life and I blacked out that night and subsequently a came to well being raped, and so I had this horrific introduction to alcohol this very addictive introduction alcohol and yet it was the first thing I turned to to deal with the trauma of that incident. When you were sexually assaulted a home. was that your bottom as it related to alcohol it was the start actually. So it's what really propelled me into continuing to drink because. I had all this shame and this guilt in this anger and rage that I didn't know what to do with it and I was young and my parents coming from their own alcoholic abusive homes didn't have the coping mechanisms to deal with their own stuff. Let alone now watching their daughter go through this horrific trauma. So I started drinking you know and this was in the eighties. So alcohol was in everyone's homes. We all had the you know the liquor cabinet, and so it was really easy for me to access What happened to me led to the breakdown really up my. Parents marriage, and so the supervision and our home started to deteriorate my parents divorced by the time I was fifteen and so I was kind of left to my own devices as where my older brothers and drank alcoholic and that gave way to starting to use pills I would do anything to numb the pain I was having and so if it meant alcohol, it meant pills it meant marijuana that led me to LSD, which then quickly led me to cocaine but everything every single time I drank the result was always the same I drank I drank to excess I blacked out. and. So the introduction of cocaine when I was around fifteen sixteen helped kind of. Sober me up. If you will I always say that parentheses it would keep me from blacking out. It would allow me to retain control because when I was putting myself in situations where I was blocking out of course, then I was vulnerable to more violence and more abuse and I didn't want that. So the cocaine and the alcohol then became this really damaging codependent relationship and. And how long did that codependent relationship work before? You had your bottom. So eventually I turned to crack cocaine at age seventeen and I had my bottom at age twenty two and I it was brutal and I attempted to take my life. I didn't have any hope I was completely destitute. I didn't see a way out of my addiction I couldn't go a day without being high and being. Completely out of my mind and that got to a point where it felt so. That I wanted out and I didn't like I said, I didn't have any hope. So tried to kill myself and By. Some measure of grace I am here today and I woke up in hospital bed the next day and I. I had sliced my wrists pretty severely to the extent that of one was bandaged to to hold it together done so much damage and it was a miracle and the doctor looked at me and said, it's a miracle that you're live and I was in a psych ward because that's that's where they. Put you was nine, hundred, Ninety, seven and an intake officer came in and kind of started going through the questions and she looked at me and said you, you're not. You're a drug addict do you want treatment for that? Because you you shouldn't be here? Do you want to go to Rehab and I said, yes, it was the first time I had made the admission that my solution was actually my problem. And then you got treatment, did I went to a traditional twenty eight day treatment facility in Allenwood Pennsylvania by all accounts a great facility I they didn't they weren't trauma informed which that's the term that I would come later to understand and really appreciate but they didn't take into consideration the underlining trauma that I had dealt with. It was solely twelve steps addiction recovery. We're not going to deal with these outside issues right now you're here to get clean and sober and that worked for me my first night and Rehab came to share her experience strength. And hope much like I do now and she had said something that profoundly impacted me and she said that her secrets kept her sick and that has been my mantra since that day in that Rehab and it told me that all this stuff that I was running from all these bad things that had happened to me and these pains and these traumas these were the causation. These were the reasons and I needed to deal with these if I really wanted to be clean and sober for the rest of my life, and so I did that work on my own. The trauma work did yes. which point you decide that you're story. was worth telling. In a memoir. I started writing that night in Rehab writing has always been a source of of empowerment and healing for me. Even after the rape I have a book of poems that that I wrote I would stay up all night i. now know that that's post traumatic stress disorder I couldn't sleep. I had insomnia had irrational fears so I would right and that would calm me and so because I couldn't talk about my trauma in traditional treatment facility I wrote about it. And I kept writing and then I did my fourth step and I kept writing and kept writing and you know I was an avid reader at the time and that's really when memoir was starting to come into play and I wasn't finding my story anywhere and so I thought well, I have a good story. Maybe I'll maybe I'll submit it and I was a big fan of melody babies and so I just happened to twelve of her books. So I happened to look in the book and see well their published by this amazing place called women, and so I reached out to Hazelden and sure enough they were interested and it was it was an incredible

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Is It Addiction? Questions to Ask Yourself

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

05:09 min | 2 years ago

Is It Addiction? Questions to Ask Yourself

"I'm your host William Moyers and today we're talking about the essentials of addiction we know that addiction affects about one in seven Americans in this country. But of course, our guest Christianity and can tell us addiction is everybody's problem. Chris. Thanks for joining us today my pleasure, William. Thank. You. We're here at the Betty Ford. Center where you are the administrator running the show here in Rancho, Mirage California how's that been for you? I'd spend an incredible honor and a wonderful experience. Obviously, we're encountering people at a very painful intersection of their lives, but it's deeply rewarding because of what recovery offers in terms of people getting their lives back who are struggling with addiction as you just said a moment ago it's everyone's problem. It's hard these days to find someone. Who doesn't know another person impacted by this disease talk more about that addiction discriminate. Absolutely, not we know the facts people from all walks of life and we see it every day. Right? It doesn't You know `economics doesn't protect financial backing doesn't protect someone from addiction it's. Affects, people irrespective of race or ethnicity or gender The, the solutions oftentimes have not always been equally offered to jewels. I think one of the wonderful legacies of the Betty Ford Center is early on the recognition of the way this disease affects women as much as it does men. and So that's a wonderful part of the legacy because it does impact. So many different people and families and children. So it doesn't discriminate at all. Unfortunately what are the signs that somebody might be struggling with a substance use disorder? Yeah. That's a great question The most basic sign is loss of control. a substance use disorder or addiction isn't simply just the misuse of a substance that leads to harm. addiction is really about compulsive use that leads to progressive brain changes. addiction is actually a chronic but treatable medical disease that impacts the brain It involves genetics the environment, a person's life experiences, and the interactions between those areas that leads to compulsive use often also involving harmful consequences That's the more technical. Definition from the American Society of Addiction Medicine but it's fundamental. Characteristic is a loss of control and part of the person, and is that true that drug is a drug is a drug and so if you've lost control over one drug lost control over all drugs I, think that's true of addiction right? The loss of control is addiction but depending on the drugs or the type of substances you're using it can have a different impact on the individual based on their genetics and based on the drug itself. If somebody's watching this right now and feeling a little bit squirrelly because they feel like you're talking about them, what would be the signs? The symptoms? The evidence that you would recommend they look at to determine if they might have a substance use problem. So squirrelly the juice. Yeah. Perhaps, Concern Yeah another great question you. First of all, you could see you could begin to ask yourself We'll take a look at the harmful consequences of us have you attempted to control or stop your US another good sign is to think about the amount of time you spend thinking about the substance or using might say preoccupation. So to what degree do I spend a Lotta time of my day either using or thinking about using or focusing my behavior on using, and that's also Another simple way to begin to think about the potential of having a an addiction or a concern here. What about other consequences? well, there's a whole variety of consequences. One of the older definitions of of addiction as I mentioned a moment ago that's been updated recently to include the concept of it being treatable, which is really important. But one of the older definitions broke it down in terms of biological, psychological, social, and spiritual manifestations of the condition of the disease, and so we can think about how it affects our body right in my experiencing harmful consequences in terms of anxiety, the inability to sleep well Other ways that it might be impacting me physiologically psychologically how is it impacting my perception, my emotions, my experience of the world psychologically socially. That's a real good clear indication socially and behaviorally as well how's it impacting my relationships and that's another key factor. So we could go on but there's lots of different ways that addiction impacts people powerfully,

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Betty Ford's Healing Legacy: A Conversation with Susan Ford Bales

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

05:47 min | 2 years ago

Betty Ford's Healing Legacy: A Conversation with Susan Ford Bales

"Today, we're joined by Susan Ford Welcome. Susan. You are aid author, photo journalist. The youngest of four children to President and Mrs Ford. We are appropriately here at the Betty Ford Center, where you're also on the board of trustees of the Hazel Betty. Ford Foundation. Your mother's legacy. was as a breast cancer survivor and advocate, and as a woman in recovery, and as an advocate for being a woman in recovery. How has the legacy of your mother? Affected your role here at the Betty, Ford? Center. Wow Her shoes were really big to fill your So when she stepped down from the board and I became chairman. I. Think it was harder than living in the White House actually because. We mother and I come from two different parts of recovery. She is a patient and the family member. So we have very different opinions of things than and what's important to us One of the things that she made me do, which was extremely painful with sit on every city every single committee. And participate on my witness finance. Finance. But I learned it. Sure. And so I feel like she did a great job of preparing me to be chairman. So it's it's just we come at it from a different angle in a different perspective family and children's services is extremely important to me because that's how I was affected by this disease. Did you come to the the role of being the chair here at Betty? Ford, did you come to that reluctantly? No because I had been on the board for cheese, probably fifteen years I'm it had just been a long process Mother was gracious and allowed me to raise my children before I came on the board because I was pregnant when the. Betty. Ford. Center open. So. I don't think I came on the board until my youngest was first grade or second grade, and so she gave me some time to get my children raised in at least in school because it required several days travel and all of that in childcare and all the complications that we go through to participate in something like that. Let's go back a little bit and talk about the history of the Betty, Ford Center there's a lot of people who think that when your mother found her own recovery in the late seventy s, she went to the Betty Ford Center. It wasn't even here now was, how did the Betty Ford Center come to be. Johnson from Eisenhower Medical Center decided that. They wanted to have a treatment and it had been in the plan at Eisenhower for some time, they wanted to have an alcoholic treatment center on the campus. and. So Leonard firestone mother's dear, friend was also on the board of Eisenhower. And so Johnson Leonard. Kinda. Tag. Team. Durham. and. She was really in a recovery about four years. But she agreed and I and I thought that was a very courageous step to be so early recovery. So she came to all of us children and she said. When I'm long gone. You're the ones that are going to have to live with the fact that your mother had A. Drug and alcohol treatment. Centre, named after you. How do you feel about that? Wow, and we also we don't care. I mean. It's what a great Lexi you know. She was one of the first to step out and and share her story So once we got past that it was just a matter of mother and Leonard Raising the money. To get this place started and of course. Way? Back, then in the early nineteen, Eighty S. The Hazel and foundation played a role also in the birthplace. Can you share just a little bit about that? Well, mother spent quite a bit a time when to Hazelton, because Hazelton had done it. So well, they were probably the leaders in the in the sense that they had been around the longest And it was successful There's lots of treatment centers that haven't been successful. Some other went back and spent probably close to a week there visiting with counselors visiting with a staff talking, how do you do this? What did you do? Right? What did you do on? Why? What makes Hazelton successful because we basically wanted to copy what they had done, but in a different location sure who would have ever imagined decades later. The two organizations would come together and I WANNA to come back to that in just a minute. But First Susan I want to address an issue that. Always bothers me and then set the the Betty Ford. Center is seen as a place for. The rich and famous for the exclusive for those who can pay out of pocket. But that's not at all what's happening here is no and less than one percent of the patients here are what we would think of as celebrities. Yes. We've had some celebrities, but so was Hazelton I mean. So as other places everybody needs treatment, it doesn't matter what you do that determines you need treatment. So, and they don't get treated any different than. My Mother didn't get treated any different Long Beach. The women, she shared a room with. So it's the same.

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Happy Soberversary! Lessons from 10 Years Sober & 12 Years in Recovery

SoberSoul Recovery: Addiction, Sobriety, and Beyond!

05:50 min | 2 years ago

Happy Soberversary! Lessons from 10 Years Sober & 12 Years in Recovery

"Hi sober souls. It's Lynn from Georgia and I'm really excited for today's episode because. I'm about to turn ten years summer. By the time you'll be listening to this. It will be July twenty seven. Which is my sober bursary? It is the day that I entered Hazelton Betty Ford in center city Minnesota, screaming. Yeah literally screaming for help. I was intoxicated so sometimes. I actually tell folks like I'm going to tell you that. My actual date of not being intoxicated was probably closer to the twenty eight, but I went in pretty early on the twenty seven. So it's just easier for me to remember. However I did spend twenty four hours in detox, which was super. Fun For those of you who have been? been through detox, it was my third detox and Yeah, that one stuck for those of you. Who May Not Know My story? I attempted to get sober like so many of us long before. I actually attained sobriety, so I say that I have been in recovery. 'cause, that's what I fully believe as opposed to one hundred percent sober for two years prior to actually finding sobriety. And they'll talk a little bit more about that once I. Get into what I'm going to share with. And that is my lessons from ten years of Sobriety in twelve years in recovery I've worked really hard to kind of home down to ten lessons. Only because it's fun to do it that way, Ten and ten you know, but there are so many more than ten lessons. Many of which I often talk about here on the PODCAST, so getting back to my story I was really bad off before I went into -ment and by bad off. I mean yeah, in the two years prior I had seven months of sobriety or I guess I would actually call it. Since I was still taking prescription drugs and counter drugs, not as prescribed, but leading up to my final days as an active drinker, I experienced loss, and what we often call in the Biz a precipitating event, which set my final days of drinking into high gear for approximately the final three months for me, and that event was my father died I was estranged from my father at the time. I actually felt like while he was dying, he was somewhat haunting me. And I would go between him haunting me about actually coming to see him before he died, my parents were living in Arizona at the time, and also just the culmination of his mental illness, which was lifelong for me in how that manifested in my waking and sleeping hours as negative self talk, and also I really did feel like he was in my consciousness. So hopefully that is okay for some of you out there indefinitely I know it's okay for those of us like myself. Who are into the Woohoo? So in any case he did pass away and for the next several weeks I was off and on drinking, and then well into the month of June where I had. Had really relapsed. If you will in a hard core way I just gave up, and I just started drinking twenty four seven, I would have days where I would push myself to recover, which meant for me sitting on my sofa until the nausea went away until I had stopped throwing up, and I would push myself into overdrive an exercise I would try and exercise and Excise the alcohol out of me, and it was so painful, and then of course after a day or so of doing this, I would talk myself into drinking again as if I could have some modicum of control, these were the days that I would wake up after only buying one bottle it was. At the time, which was so horrific to me that that's what I was buying, but that's what I was buying and I would go four blocks drive for blocks to the gas station to get it every morning. There were mornings that I was up at you. Know seven, because, of course you don't sleep well and rain for eight o'clock living in Wisconsin at the time for the store to open, so I could get my drug. It was excruciating. I was of course in a deep depression I wasn't thinking straight. I was isolating and there was literally nothing. Nothing, that anyone could do I at one point scheduled. What I know now is my second or third intervention. Call my family to come. Help me somehow, and they did not have any idea what to do. They were not well-versed in addiction at all. All they knew to do is to take me to the hospital. Where they gave me comfort drugs including Atta van and sent me home with Clemson

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Evolving Care and Closing the Access Gap to Addiction Treatment

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

04:21 min | 2 years ago

Evolving Care and Closing the Access Gap to Addiction Treatment

"I'm your host William Moyers today I'm proud to introduce our guest president and CEO mark. MIC welcome mark thank you. You well I'm glad to be glad you're here too hard to believe. You've been the presidency now for twelve years. It's amazing time flies when you're having a good time. And of course we look back on retrospective, but we want to look forward here in the future of of addiction treatment and here we are at the Betty Ford Center in the winter of two, thousand and twenty. And this podcast, hopefully we'll have a nice long shelf life, so we'll have to look out even further than just the next couple of weeks. But what do you see in the years ahead? When when it relates to what we at Hazelton? Betty, Ford, we'll be delivering in terms of treatment. Well it. It's a great question There will be I. think tremendous changes coming in the field. In the clinical model in the way we deliver care and I think we're GONNA. See A lot of change has to do with virtual care and telehealth now virtual care are telehealth spin around for many many years, and it's been delivered in a lot of different settings. What hasn't happened, though is the treatment world the treatment of substance use disorders hasn't. Hasn't really grabbed onto. It the way it's going to happen. In the future the the population that's coming up the young, the young men and women who will be moving into work will be suffering from substance use disorders in the future have a very different way of approaching the world than when I do. They use their phones they. They user devices. They are comfortable on them, and so how we meet them meter patients where they're at in the future part of that has to be that we are very good at and understand what parts of the care that we deliver can be delivered virtually what parts of the care that we deliver can be delivered over a telephone How can our? Our patients access content access lectures on demand. That's going to be really critically important going forward so that so that's one thing that's going to happen the second thing that's going to happen. Is that I really do believe we're in a stage now where we're gonNA, have a real shaking out of the field I think that because of the. Requirements to invest in Electronics Isla chronic health record to invest in virtual care to upgrade your facilities to participate in health insurance. A lot of the treatments centers out. There won't be able to do that. They don't have the capital to do it. They don't have the the expertise to be able to move into the insurance world and so I. Think we're going to see A. A lot of centers that are going to close or merge with that'll do for us is GonNa to put even a heavier demand for our services. We are going to see as we're seeing today. a continued escalation of people coming to us for Karen, service, so this organization going to need to invest in of all things, bricks and mortar. There's no question about it. and And we've got a plan here. For the Betty Ford Center we've got plants throughout the Organization for the next five years, but looking well into the future people attending treatment in person is not going away. It's the preferred modality you know. Addiction is a disease of isolation, so people need whenever possible the Common Person and so there'll be a high demand on our on our sites to be able to provide more and more care, no question about it. One of the things that's happened in the evolution of the way we deliver cares. There has been a surge under your leadership in outpatient. Can you talk more about the role? That outpatient will play in the future? Sure our our chief medical officer Dr Marvin. Sepla told me when I first. First started here that ninety percent of the people who get care for a substance use disorder do it on an outpatient basis. And at that time we really had no outpatient services. So I'm pleased to say. Today's sitting here this morning. About of four patients three of them are getting services on an outpatient basis in the organization in one out of four are getting on A. A residential basis, and that's the way that it should be so outpatient is critically important for access for people to be able to Get Care in their neighborhoods where they live for an affordable price, and that's what outpatient patient allows us to do.

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A Nurse's Healing Story: Admitting Her Truth about Addiction

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

03:43 min | 2 years ago

A Nurse's Healing Story: Admitting Her Truth about Addiction

"Hello and welcome to let's talk. A series of podcast produced by the Hazel and Betty Ford Foundation on the issues that matter to us the issues that we no matter to you to Substance Abuse Prevention Research Treatment for addiction. Recovery Management Education and Advocacy I'm your host William Warriors and today we have a story of hope. brought to us by Nina Pillow Nina. How are you can cut? How are you great good to see you again I know you've done a number of a public events. If you will or stood up spoken out using your own story to help unmask the stigma of addiction and promote the reality of what we look like in the fact, that treatment works in cover is possible, and we're glad that you're with us today on, let's talk. Tell us a little bit about your first experience with substances Yeah thank you for having me So my first. Experience was really the one that. Ultimately brought me here For my own in my life, my dad was an alcoholic growing up for me I had an injury which ultimately ended up I ended up getting prescribe narcotics, opiates, and I enjoyed them. Well beyond using them for pain. There's about seven years ago so. Seven years yeah. And you know kind of before. I knew it I was. Enjoying them you know Kinda like my whole mind, body, Spirit, everything and It ended up becoming. You know full on addiction which I thought I was immune to for whatever reason I was not and I was physically addicted. It got to the point where I couldn't use them. I couldn't not use them without getting sick. And the irony of this is that you were working in the healthcare field at some point along the course of your diction nurse Yep talked to us about being a nurse who is struggling with substances. Yeah, it was It was really hard. I had I knew all of I knew about addiction. I knew about opiates. I knew I knew all of those things. and I continued using them anyways and. I think I think I. particularly felt a lot of shame because of that and I. Had access to them in my workplace and so Being just didn't want to be the nurse with an addiction and I think that was a huge denial piece for me, Until I ended up diverting narcotics from the hospital I worked at. ultimately ending, getting caught and resigning. That diversion was so that you could sustain your own addiction. Yes, very much. How did that make you feel when you were under the influence? When you knew what you were doing was not only wrong, but was actually illegal and yet you couldn't stop. Just the powerlessness of it, but also in active addiction. It wasn't. It wasn't a matter of right or wrong because for me. My morals and values have always included not stealing, but that wasn't. It was a matter of feeling, normal or not or So it, just it. I don't I don't know that it was ever I know I. Felt Guilt I knew. I knew at the end of the day. It was wrong, but in the moment it was just. What I needed to do and you know. That's what I did.

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Help for Children in Families with Addiction

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

04:54 min | 2 years ago

Help for Children in Families with Addiction

"My Name is William Moyers I. Am the host of our program here today joining me Cynthia Galaxies. Leave US welcome. Cynthia, thank you. You are the supervisor of the Children's program here at the Betty Ford Center Tell me about your personal passion for the subject of Children in Addiction. It was actually something that I didn't realize I had a passion foreign to. The first kid who allowed me to be a part of their world and start sharing how addiction had hurt them in their family that I realize the privileged. I was having about being there with them when they shared their story. With the Hazel. He's one Betty Ford Foundation for thirteen years working in the children's program since the beginning No, I've been with the Children's program. Almost seven years prior to that I was working in the admissions department at the Betty Ford Center for six and a half years, so I had to listen to the stories from incoming patients and their families. The opportunity to hear it from a kid's perspective really has made a difference in my life. What is that children's perspective that that that resonates with you? Think. It's just that they know more than what they're giving credit for. They might not know that there's a substance being news, but they know behaviors. Where maybe mom sleeping too much, so they can hang out with her. Dad's missing. You know left a couple of days and hasn't been back and just the impact that it causes them and at all times because they don't have the answers to what's going on, they can start to blame themselves or think that it's something wrong with them and that impact on children is really significant in this country. Right I think it's one in three. Families Suffer from addiction, and so the children do, too. Is that right? That's right that's correct. And I think there's a lot of programs out there for the patients, which is great There's family programs Alanon even teen, but it seems like we're really afraid of asking the younger ones what they know in how they feel, and yet they have just as many feelings as the adults do, and so tell me how the children's program here works. Children come into the program on that first day. So on the first day we have variety of emotions. There's some kids that are really excited to be here whether they're used to. Going to camp or their parents may be explained to them exactly what they were doing here. We have kids that you know. Don't even WANNA. Look at us Because maybe it's during summer break and they wish they were you know at home sleeping playing video games, things like that and within an hour, the magic of the program you can start seeing a difference as to how the kids are starting to feel more comfortable, and this is way before we even introduce each other and talk about how we're here to talk about action, and you use Use props like this I? Don't even want to say this is a prop. This is more of an icon. Tell us about. The Marine is a very special kid. He's here to my heart. special just like every kid that comes through our program he addiction and his family as well so both parents are trapped by addiction, and he has a series of books where he kind of explores along with the reader how he deals with it, so he learns that addiction has been a family secret for very long time. gets better. That doesn't even be more at ten years. old gets offered alcohol by kids, and so the kids get to explore that with him and relate because he is another kid and the kids start to understand that they really aren't alone. What about the children though that are? More significantly or adversely impacted, or who come here and a aren't certain what to do, and they have a nice warm person like you to talk to, and they've got a character like beamer, but they're still not coming out of their show. What do you do to to bring them into the process and bring them into the group I? Think the the magical part of the of the program is because we balanced our program between fun activities whether it's hide and seek tag going to the pool, watching fund movie and what? What we call sharing learning activities, so the kids really to get in tune with that inner kid obviously their kids, sometimes a little easier for them, but then they see grownups get in tune with that as well and so it helps them understand that you know I've had addiction in my family and okay, and I'm helping other kids, and so it Kinda brings comfort to them to know. Here's some adults that are freely talking to us and more importantly, they're listening to my story and not correcting the facts not. Letting US know that our feelings do matter. What are some stories that you hear when you when you talk to these children? Most of the stories revolve truly around just loving their parent regardless of what the parent has gone through whether they've seen the parent or not is just this unconditional love for that person and that hope that you know that they get better soon and so although you know they're. They're sad or sometimes angry about what's happened because of addiction, there's still that underlying love for that

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New Frontiers in Addiction Medicine

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

04:59 min | 2 years ago

New Frontiers in Addiction Medicine

"Hello and welcome to let's talk an award. Winning series of podcast produced and delivered by the Hazelton. Betty Ford Foundation. Each podcast focuses on a topic related to addiction to alcohol and other drugs from prevention, research, treatment, current events, advocacy, and of course recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. I'm your host William Lawyers and today, joining us is Dr. Martin Sepla the chief. Chief medical officer, the Hazel. Betty Ford Foundation Welcome MARV thinks in good to be here. Nice to have you with us again here at the Betty Ford. Center on this podcast, and it's rather appropriate that our topic for today is talking about the collaboration with the Mayo. Clinic on a couple of studies which I want you to talk about, but I think it's interesting that. This collaborations with Mayo Clinic and that's where a lot of your story comes from. It sure does I was I got sober. While was working at the Mayo Clinic after high school actually before I graduated from high school because I dropped out and I was working there. And and able to get my diploma once I got so. They didn't really I told her department. I haven't graduated, but. nobody else, really new in the lab work. So, somehow I, still get a job without a high school diploma while in was. Absolutely influenced to go into medicine while working there and addiction medicine. No. I wanted to be a cardiac surgeon because I worked with cardiovascular research lab, and the primary person who influenced me was a Brazilian cardiac surgeon and. He he? We would be doing surgery on these animals and he'd tell me all these stories of healing. From his work, and this is just want to be like. Was My goal. So. Cardiac surgeon than halfway through medical school back at mail. I still had that plan in doing clinical rotations and all these patients had. And or other type of diction, and I had identify that and bring it up with my attending the physician on staff, the residents and they would listen to me and then tell you we're not gonNA do anything about that Mar.. And we didn't put it in the chart. We didn't refer people for care for consultation. Nothing and it was often the cause of the hospitalization. We're doing nothing about it and I was complaining about this at A. Meeting ended weekly in after a few weeks, these two doctors in the meeting took me aside one night and said. Mark you've got to quit bitching about this and do something about it. Kind opened my eyes defensibility. His actually that discussion the. resulted in me, going into psychiatry and folk. Specializing in addiction, we're. We're glad that you did. Aged now it has. And did you ever think that the day would come? When the Hazel Betty Ford Foundation would be collaborating with male. you know I didn't I'd hoped so all along, but it just didn't have an didn't Evans I kinda lost. Hope about though here. We are doing it to studies. Tell us about him. Yeah, so we're doing. an NIH grant funded study that we partnered with Mayo clinic onto study of Medication for alcohol. Use Disorders, the medicines that camper sate. Hardly gets used because it only works for about ten percent of people, alcohol use disorder. So for me as attack. It's hard to convince myself to prescribe it to somebody and especially hard to convince him to take it because it works so infrequently you know and nine out of ten. It doesn't work for but. There's always this underlying thought that it must be a genetic sub type of alcoholics. So that respond to. So we've decided with. Mayo is to find out if that's true, because one of the main researchers there who I actually knew. Since I worked in that lab as a kid Dick, wind chill bomb, he helped develop technologies for examining genetic and metabolic biomarkers, which are just kind of. The human genome of testing that to see if an individual's going to respond to medicine or not, but also these metabolic biomarkers are just normal metabolic byproducts floating around our blood, so we can take simple blood test. And check it out to see who responsive medicine and who doesn't as a result of determining that. We put it into artificial intelligence computers to to examine the the characteristics of those bio markers, and those who respond versus those who

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Eliminating Stigma: The First Lady of North Dakota Speaks Out

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

05:05 min | 2 years ago

Eliminating Stigma: The First Lady of North Dakota Speaks Out

"Hello and welcome to. Let's talk a series of award winning podcast produced in brought to you by the Hazelton Betty Ford Foundation. Each podcast focuses on a topic related to addiction to alcohol and other drugs from prevention research treatment current events trends advocacy and of course recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. I'm your host William Warriors and today our topic is personal stories public advocacy. I can't think of anyone who best represents this in our guest Catherine Burgum. Welcome Catherine thank you so much for having me here today. Well and as we as we are here at the Ford Center in February of Twenty Twenty. I want just recognize this moment. By giving you a medallion because yesterday was a big day for you. This is so cool. Thank you so much. How many numbers? So this is my eighteen. Sit My year eighteen of sobriety so my eighteenth sobriety birthday today yesterday. Actually so thank you. So much for this amazing medallion. I'm so grateful and that's thoughtful of you. Who team years ago. What what what. What was your bottom eighteen years ago. My bottom was you know not being able to look at myself in the Mirror. Complete loss of of self respect And I you know Decided I needed to make a change and And I was able to do that. Eighteen years ago and walk this path of recovery sobriety. I'm so grateful. How did you know that you have a problem? What what was that moment? That said I'm not doing this the right way. Well I could achieve almost any goal. I'd set for myself in my life but I could not stop drinking. You know no matter how many drunk episodes I would have or struggles or you know mornings Hong over I just. I just not stop drinking. And so that's how I knew. I knew I needed help. And I knew I needed to really make a change in my life And did you seek treatment or just walk into a recovery path? I went down a record both actually I. I did go to treatment but I also Went down the recovery path and found like minded people that I could take this journey with. And you've been on that journey for a long time but one of the fascinating dynamics of your recovery journey which. I'm sure you hadn't really anticipated back when you started at eighteen years ago. Was that Five years ago or so. Your husband was elected. The Governor of North Dakota. That's right that makes you diverse lady of North Dakota the First Lady of North Dakota and so there you are suddenly very public persona in the state of North Dakota and not long after that nationally but very quickly Catherine you recognize the unique opportunity you had to have the public platform and a personal experience and to combine that personal story with public advocacy. Talk about that for our audience. Well early on in my time as first lady Spent time trying to decide you know what would I do? What could I be really passionate about and you know? It didn't take me long like a hot second to decide you. You know because of my own recovery. I you know this was the path I needed to go down especially related to eliminating the stigma of addiction. And you know what I heard you speak a few months before that and you said the best way to eliminate the stigma of addiction is to just talk about very simple solution and I basically took up that idea and made it part of my platform. And that's what I'm doing and so early in my time first lady. I did an interview with the newspaper and You know they just wanted to get to know the first lady and five minutes for the interview. I told my husband. I was going to talk about my recovery which I had not done really publicly for fifteen years at that point. And how did that go that day? When you sat down with the reporter and really revealed the essence of who you are How did that go? It was a huge weight. Lifted off my shoulders. Yes you know because I have a disease you know I figured out. I have a brain disease and I shouldn't have to carry this burden on my shoulders of keeping keeping silent about it. You know but the stigma is what kept me there for most of my recovery and kept me from seeking treatment And getting help for over twenty years so It was such a huge relief to really be able to talk about it and You know my husband was super supportive. Rooney Talk Oh yeah. He's he's very supportive and he believes that the more we talk about it to more. We're able to eliminate the

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A Second Chance at Life: Getting Sober at Age 24

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

09:02 min | 3 years ago

A Second Chance at Life: Getting Sober at Age 24

"Hello and welcome to. Let's talk a series of podcast produced by the Hazel and Betty Ford Foundation on the issues. That matter to us the issues that we no matter to you to substance use prevention research treatment of Addiction Recovery Management Advocacy and education. I'm your host oil moyers and today we have a story of hope brought to us by Holly S. Welcome Holly Thank you. Thanks for being here again. I'm so struck by the fact that as a young person in recovery. You've been so willing to stand up and speak out. You were on the stage at Hazelton BETTY FORD IN CENTER CITY MINNESOTA. When we had the drugs are there yet. You shared your story that they had that feel free to be up on that stage really awesome. I spent fifty six days. He's old and as a patient three times a day. I was sitting. And you know in the seats looking up the stage and so to be on the other side of that And even having the confidence to speak in front of a group of people as astounding. My my teachers would be proud. Come a long way so you tell us just a little bit about your your addiction journey. The first time you used you remember. Yeah I do I was fourteen. Bonfire my brother was four years or is four years older than me And so he had friends in his grade that were siblings of kids in my grade and so We went to von fire a night and drink and it tasted horrible. But it made me feel calm. Addy is and I was like okay. I hear often that this this is what I needed. That's it was. I kept drinking more looking for what you found it right. Exactly and and I never wanted to find that thought. I would have a problem with alcohol because my dad was suffered from substance use disorder. So that wasn't in my plan. So you knew a little bit of history you drank. It felt good even though it tasted lousy and alcohol was the drug that you continue to use correct. Yeah it was Up until I was twenty four years old in college I did use adderall and violence is prescribed that and and abused that after you know few months of having it And then it just any any mind altering substance it was you know zero to one hundred all the time. I didn't have turned off button. And then the day came when new. You couldn't do this anymore. Tell us about that day. Yeah so I actually when I was probably twenty one I knew I mean I had always had a bad gut feeling like my drinking is not normal. It's not that I would drink every single day but it was every single time. Major anchor would block out When someone told me they didn't lack cal. I was genuinely surprised like well it. That's not what you do and you drink And that was scary. Own and the waking up and not remembering But when I started drinking every day and when I started drinking by myself and when I started using it as a coping mechanism fats and I was like okay. This isn't right And that was around. Twenty twenty one to twenty four years old Brit just progressively about so much worse towards totally isolating and just drinking by myself in my room and Stang fire and just before you had your bottom. You had a family tragedy. Yeah so My Dad died from the disease of alcoholism and fat was a long time coming. I mean I grew up watching him drink as a you know as a young kid and and I didn't know what that silver and way read can was but I knew that the more that piled up next to his recliner the more he wasn't going to be my dad. You know he damore beer. He drank or whatever So that was a scary thing as a kid for my brother and I And then after my parents got a divorce when I was in fifth grade just progressively got worse and then it's really hard to ought somebody's slowly and then quickly wither away And a degree the loss of my dad twice The first time when alcoholism totally consumed him where the disease totally consumed to him and then once again when he was actually gone And I honestly think the first time was worse Because the staff that I loved so much wasn't the same and so for me when he passed away. I I was even deeper and might action right like you think that'd be a wake up call And it was to some extent but I did. I had no idea how to cope with and what to do and so I just kept drinking four more months for former months. Yeah said enough. Yeah and then I. I'm GonNa die can get help. And I started really experiencing the physical withdrawals you know not being able to go. X. Amount of hours without the shaking sweating meant I just. I watched my dad for so many years and to be experiencing that myself I was like I don't want to live that way. And My dad dying gave me a second chance at life because that brought me to his old buddy Ford and and that helped me get through sober living and IOP And counseling financially at. That's what money did for me and what that was Was that that you found recovery November for twenty seventeen. So here we come up on. It'll be soon two years in fall. Two Thousand Nineteen Been What's been the toughest part of your last two year journey and recovery? You know. I think it's really figuring out myself and figuring out my feelings and boundaries to to actually sit with discomfort isn't easy you know it takes a while to get to get used to and I would feel a little bit out of control of you know I'm like how am I supposed to handle this and And by just sitting with it I've and reaching out to peers and the sober community and I found that okay this shall pass and I can. I can do it Shortly you will be graduating from college yet. Your degree is in community health education. Where does that come from? What do you want to do with that Yeah so I. At first I wanted to do nursing. I wanted to go on for nursing and actually working IGNATIEVA I. I loved my nurse so much and I was. I WANNA be her but I am really looking forward to exploring the advocacy piece And that's a lot of what community? Health Education is health promotion intervention disease prevention in the arena of addiction. Yeah absolutely yeah So I'm I'm really excited about it. And your internship has been working in a sober for an organization that promotes sober living. Saint Paul's living and it's it's more of a structured sober living. But it's yeah but it's all about finding life in recovery life beyond treatment and and finding meaningful relationships and sober friends. Because that's that's hard. I I believe for me. Had I gone home to South Dakota? It would have been hard because in Saint Paul the twin cities. There's five hundred six hundred meetings a week. I mean recovery. People there are so many young Pe- ray. Yeah and it's I feel normal.

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Youth at Risk: A Convergence of Concerning Trends

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery

08:50 min | 3 years ago

Youth at Risk: A Convergence of Concerning Trends

"Hello and welcome to. Let's talk a series of podcasts produced by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation on the issues. That matter to US issues that we no matter to you to Substance Use Prevention Research Addiction Treatment Recovery Management Education and advocacy. I'm your host William Moyers and today we're joined by my colleague Dr Joseph Dr Lee. Welcome good talking to you again. I couldn't well. It's great to have you on. I always learn something from your every time that we get to sit down to talk. I'm amazed at your depth and breadth of experience as our medical director on youth and family issues across our continuum our mission in this country. There's so many things that we could talk about your so well versed in all of those but I thought I would talk. Start by talking about something serious. Which is the mental health of our youth. Today what are you see is happening given the proliferation of social media? And all the things that you know so well. Where is the mental health of our youth today? Well I see concerning trends across our country. Actually you know in the world of addiction and treating young people with substance use disorders. You see kind of psychology Things are magnified stresses magnified Stresses and conflicts in relationships are magnified loneliness and anger magnified Ucla of young people who have use disorders who become what I call very fatalistic that is significant other. Breaks up with them. If they're met with some adversity they go downhill very fast started become suicidal and we know this is the standard course in the world of Addiction. But the scary thing is in recent years. I'm seeing the same trend in the same kind of psychology in our general social dialogue and I'm seeing it through social media and I'm seeing signs that are concerning with increased mental health issues and suicides. Not just for young people for for older adults. It's almost like there's a part of society I don't WanNa say is become addicted but the psychology of Addiction. The loneliness the anger the magnification. The polarization that comes with addiction is now upon us all. We just don't see it. Do we blame it on social media? I don't think it's fair to just have a smoking gun and pointed at one direction. I think they're all facets of society. What you'll find that is that social media is a lot like substances. A lot of people go on facebook. Instagram snapchat used fine without any difficulties. But there's a certain subset of high risk people that when they get sucked in really hurts them affects their mental health and so social media has way of magnifying things. When you see a pretty picture of a kitten everyone goes on like your picture. It's magnified when you see humane act and someone's helping someone else everyone's tearing up it's magnified but when you see polarize discussions when someone makes a a comment that's politically incorrect. Or maybe discriminatory and young people make mistakes by the way that also gets plastered and it's indelible and there's a magnification in that that I think is very dangerous for high risk people and then of course what exacerbates are some of the substances that you are using today substances that didn't exist in my using days of old. Can you talk to us about what you're seeing at our youth facility in suburban? Minneapolis in terms of the dependencies. That you young people come in with a lot of the convergence between substance use and technology and social media so they're celebrating some of their use finding peers. Who are like minded through social media and instagram posting pictures. It's always pictures before the social event when everyone's happy and they look like they're having a good time using substances. They never posted pictures. After the event when people have vomited and there have been fights. But it's always the before but but there is a convergence in Know vaping cocaine culture other kinds of drug use promoting it through social media giving a false image to other people but you also see the flip side of it so a young person may have made a mistake. Maybe they got too intoxicated on something embarrassed themselves at a social event well that also gets plastered on videos and messages and that is very for those individuals because then they get bullied. They get ostracized. The looking at everybody's feeds and everybody seems to be going on vacation. Everybody else has a new significant other. Everyone else got a new car for their sixteenth birthday and the more friends they have the worst this becomes and by comparison their lives seem lonely and inadequate and so for young people who struggle with mental health and substance related issues sometimes social media and technology can be a bit of a curse. How does it work at our youth facility? You see day in and day out. Because they can't have their phones when the young people come in for treatment do they have withdrawal. They don't have withdrawal. In fact you'd be surprised. With how many people actually liked to unplug a bit even young people? That's right in fact. We'll have conversations. Where like you know you have some friends that are maybe not the healthiest for you? They may be good people. But they're not gonNA encourage you to be in recovery or live a healthy lifestyle and they know that and they actually dread going to the Rolodex of their contact list. They wonder if they should change their cell phone numbers. They actually like the time that they have away from that. Because I think that's a lot of temptation for them and it's a draw. It's almost like Some people describe it as like being on a leash. They feel like they can't get away when they wanna get away so I actually hear more dialogue that they don't know how to navigate being plugged into technology and being in recovery and we have to teach them new skills to do that. What has been the impact that the legalization of marijuana is having across this country with our youth. The important thing to remember about legalization is that the skies not gonNA fall okay. Society is not going to fall apart because the legalization of anyone substance what it does create though is it does create a regressive economy and what that means is that most people drink alcohol. Fine but ten percent of Americans consume half the alcohol in the entire country. So there's a Paredo distribution in eighty twenty rule. Which means if you legalize a substance if you legalized lottery tickets if you legalize gambling at a casino the curve you see for consumption is not a bell curve. It's not that the average Americans going to gamble a couple of times and then only the people on the tip we'll have problems which actually see as a distribution where most Americans do fine and so they have no issue illegals Asian but there's ten to twenty percent of a population that might really struggle and they consume too much. They go to the casino too. Many times they buy too many cigarettes they lie too many vape pens. They drink too much and so we have this debate about are we okay. With simply a utilitarian principle were half of America won't really care and some people are going to make money and maybe we will generate taxes or do we also have a dialogue where we look at the minority population. The people that might be affected who will also try to sing the same tune as everybody else. I can smoke just as much. I can drink just as much. I'm just like everybody else. But they're not and do we have a special dialogue and conversation inclusive of everyone or do we just run amok with capitalism and. I think that's the concern that I see is not necessarily do we legalize or not. But how is it done? And how do we cater for the marginalized? Because if you're a company selling a pen. If you're a company selling marijuana or alcohol you have to make the margin of the people who consume too much you have to and they know that they know their own data and are we okay with that as a democracy so is it just simply majority rules or do we have special conversations to say we also have to protect those people who are vulnerable and that include young people on social media on vaping on the legalization of marijuana. What's your to parents. And how they talk about these issues with their children or grandchildren. Well I think people know their families the best and I ask them to kind of look in their. Mir's look at the the families look what their risk factors are and if there's somebody who There's a lot of addiction in the family. They should message differently. It's definitely not a one size fits all there will be plenty of people in America who smoke marijuana or drink alcohol or use different substances and be okay. They will not develop a use disorder but their children will also try to replicate that but their genes are different. Their environment is different. Maybe they face different adversity. Maybe they have different mental health issues and can we have dialogue in our country that is nuanced and mature enough to be inclusive of those people and right now. We don't have that dialogue. We have a polarization in shutting down of anything that goes against majority rule and there's capitalism that's behind it which I think is a bit sinister and And victimizes certain people so our organization is not against any drug. People are surprised by that. You know when I let them know. We're not anti-marijuana. We're not anti alcohol. We are advocates for the minority. We speak for the minority population a significant minority of people who will not react the same as other people when they use substances because they need to have a voice because other people wander stand

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Viola Davis to play Michelle Obama in Showtime series

Toby and Chilli

00:18 sec | 3 years ago

Viola Davis to play Michelle Obama in Showtime series

"Viola Davis is set to play former First Lady Michelle Obama in a new drama series development on Showtime is called first ladies the show is going to follow the various spouses to American presidents the first season is the highlight of Michelle Obama Eleanor Roosevelt and Betty Ford premiere date for first ladies has not been

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