Recovery Radio: Substance Abuse Legislation in Virginia: an interview with John O’Bannon and John Shinholser

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On today’s show, John O’Bannon, Delegate from Henrico County and John Shinholser from the McShin Foundation talk about upcoming bills for substance abuse services and Naloxone in the Virginia general assembly. You can listen to… Continue reading Recovery Radio: Substance Abuse Legislation in Virginia: an interview with John O’Bannon and John Shinholser

Inspire Indeed: Dr. James May – RBHA

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This month is Recovery Month and today’s focus is on a local service that provides comprehensive services for addictive disorders, The Richmond Behavioral Health Authority. Our guest today is Dr. James May, Director of Planning and Development and Director of Substance Abuse Services. On today’s episode Dr. May will talk about what addiction looks like today in Virginia and treatment options. Tune in to listen about several innovative programs that Dr. May developed or introduced including Drug Court, Adolescent Services, HIV Early Intervention programs, and Women’s specific Services. Richmond Behavioral Health Authority developed creative services… Continue reading Inspire Indeed: Dr. James May – RBHA

The V Word: Trauma and Substance Abuse

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  Welcome to today’s edition of The V Word.   You can listen to today’s episode  here  Have you used drugs or alcohol to cope with sexual assault or domestic violence? Recently, I taught a class on substance abuse education. A question came up about using alcohol and other drugs to cope with violence. The relationship between sexual violence and domestic abuse and addiction is complex and reciprocal. Many addictions may form in response to being a victim of violence. The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape in consultation with the CARON Treatment Centers has published… Continue reading The V Word: Trauma and Substance Abuse