Captain Michael Zohab discusses founding the Virginia Recovery Foundation and his hopes for the future of addiction treatment and criminal justice in the Richmond area.
Dr. Linda Hancock, PhD, CFNP, RN, discusses how the current prevention strategies for alcohol and other drugs are actually harmful and ways to improve them.
Andrew Burki explores his experience with collegiate recovery and links it to larger trends in academia and adolescent support systems.
Barbara Burke, LCSW, discusses the disease model of addiction and her experiences as a social worker aiding adolescents and young adults in recovery.
Chris Budnick, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, discusses philosophies on approaching addiction treatment and the importance of humility as a caregiver.
Eric E. Sterling, J.D., traces the history of drug law in America as well as the cultural evolution of drug use and misuse in the context of growing racial, class and other prejudices.
Dr. John F. Kelly presents on language, terminology and conceptualization of addiction, rationale for recovery support systems and science of recovery support services as well as the Recovery Research Institute which he founded at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Marc Fishman, MD, discusses the treatment of opioid addiction for adolescents and young adults.
Daniela Tudor discusses her journey through recovery and the creation of WeConnect, an application that aims to overcome relapse through accountability and peer support.
Kristen Kidd Donovan of The Well at VCU and discuss how the Peace Corps jumpstarted her career in public health and the importance of harm reduction policies at VCU and beyond.
Tom Bannard discusses the importance of research translation, his work with collegiate recovery programs and his personal journey to recovery.