DEBUNKED Episode 7: Myth, 'The Only Legitimate Treatment For Addiction Is Abstinence'

Jul 8, 2020

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In episode seven, we are debunking the myth "The only legitimate treatment for addiction is abstinence."

Our host, Tim Light, welcomes co-host Mindy Vincent, MSW, MPA, LCSW, who is the co-founder and executive director of the Utah Harm Reduction Coalition and owner of Life Changes Counseling in Heber City, Utah; Dr. Erin Fadden Manning, of the University of New Mexico Health Science Center; and Ashanti Moritz, outreach director of the Skull Valley Band of Goshutes' Warrior Spirit Recovery Center; to discuss the myth that there is only one valid way to treat addiction and the science behind methods such as Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs.

Additional resources: 

The Urban/Rural Divide in Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Utah:

Utah Harm Reduction Coalition:

One Voice Recovery:

Utah Naloxone:

Warrior Spirit Recovery:

Project Reality:

Four Corners Behavioral Health:

Medicaid Expansion:

Detox Resources:



Medically Assisted Detox:

New Vision:

Lake View Bountiful: 

Provo Canyon: