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

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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: digitalcommons.usu.edu/extension_curall/2098

Utah Harm Reduction Coalition: www.utahharmreduction.org

One Voice Recovery: onevoicerecovery.com

Utah Naloxone: www.utahnaloxone.org

Warrior Spirit Recovery: www.warriorspirit-recovery.com

Project Reality: projectreality.net

Four Corners Behavioral Health: www.fourcorners.ws

Medicaid Expansion: medicaid.utah.gov/expansion

Detox Resources:

UNI: healthcare.utah.edu/uni/programs/hospital-inpatient-program

VOA: www.voaut.org

Medically Assisted Detox:

New Vision: www.specialcarecorp.com

Lake View Bountiful: lakeviewhospital.com/service/medical-stabilization 

Provo Canyon: pcbh.com