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[Podcast] Words Matter: Addiction Terminology, Accuracy, and Stigma - SMART Recovery Blog Digest

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[Podcast] Words Matter: Addiction Terminology, Accuracy, and Stigma
[Podcast] Words Matter: Addiction Terminology, Accuracy, and Stigma
Words matter to Richard Saitz, M.D., who edits medical journals and publications for accuracy surrounding addiction terminology. In this talk, borrowed from our collection of 2019 SMART Recovery National Conference presentations, Dr. Saitz discusses substance use disorders as health conditions; how language can promote stigma and affects policy and care; and the emergence of accurate, […]
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Overcoming an Addictive Experience: The Importance of a Secure Base
Overcoming an Addictive Experience: The Importance of a Secure Base
People become addicted to experiences. Substances create experiences and behaviors create experiences. This is why we observe the move in the DSM to include diagnoses beyond mere substance use. Alcohol creates a different experience than meth. Opiates create different experiences than sexually acting out. Gambling creates a different experience than binge eating, and so on and so […]
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Professional and Community News from The River Source

Dear colleague,
"The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection."
At The River Source, we believe in a community-based approach to recovery from substance abuse and addiction. We cover the complete continuum of care for our clients, from detox and residential to several levels of outpatient treatment and onto our tight-knit alumni program, but we understand it takes more than just us. True recovery takes support from a network of people who understand the disease of addiction and are familiar with the best practices for reversing the damage it has caused.
The River Source aims to be a fixture in the community and a treatment center you can trust to provide positive outcomes for clients. That’s why we’re excited to announce the launch of our professional newsletter. Every month, you can expect to learn about new developments at our facilities, but even more than that, we want to give you a look into what we do on a daily basis and how we do it. The clinicians, therapists, and other leaders on our team are passionate about the treatment industry and we think it’s important to let you get to know them and see that passion for yourself.
We’ll be sending out our first newsletter in a few weeks, featuring the head of our specialized First Responders Treatment Program, Natalie Summit. In the meantime, I wanted to announce this exciting development and encourage you to add us to your "safe sender" list so you can receive future updates.
If you have any questions about who we are or what we do at The River Source, or if you would like to further explore the ways in which we can support each other’s clients, you can reach out by calling 855-549-3576.
All the Best,
Anthony Marengo
Executive Director at The River Source

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In the News: Philadelphia Group Plans to Open Nation's First Supervised Injection Site Next Week

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philadelphia group plans to open nation's first supervised injection site next week
Philadelphia Group Plans to Open Nation’s First Supervised Injection Site Next Week
A nonprofit group in Philadelphia says it plans to open the nation’s first supervised injection site next week, The Associated Press reports. Read More
most patients treated for opioid addiction in residential centers don't get medication
Most Patients Treated for Opioid Addiction in Residential Centers Don’t Get Medication
Just 15% of patients being treated for opioid use disorder in residential treatment centers receive medication-assisted treatment, a new study finds.
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Medication-Assisted Treatment Greatly Reduces Risk of Dying From Opioid Overdose
Medication-Assisted Treatment Greatly Reduces Risk of Dying From Opioid Overdose
People with opioid use disorder who receive treatment with medications such as buprenorphine or methadone are 80% less likely to die from an opioid overdose compared with patients treated without these medications, according to a new study. Read More
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Dental Patients Often Prescribed Opioids in the Emergency Room
People who go to the emergency room for dental problems are often prescribed opioids and antibiotics, HealthDay reports. The findings show the need to combat overuse of opioids and antibiotics, the researchers said. Read More
OxyContin Maker Launches Ad Campaign About Filing Claims Against Company
Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, launched a $23.8 million ad campaign this week to inform people harmed by their drug where they can file claims against the company, The Associated Press reports. Read More
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Robyn's podcast with Shadoe Davis

Robyn and Shadoe Davis Talk Mental Health

Recently Robyn sat down with Shadoe Davis to chat about mental health. Shadoe is a well known radio personality in Canada who launched a mental health podcast just over a year ago. It has been a huge success in Canada and he is gaining followers daily.

The Shadoe Davis Mental Wellness Show is designed to help people reach out for help in their struggles with mental health. In each episode you'll hear somebody's story. They're all different and yet remarkably similar. It's Shadoe's hope you'll find comfort in the realization that you are not alone and it doesn't have to be this way. 

As Shadoe says (and I 100% agree), "Robyn Priest is one the most interesting, open, caring and colourful people I've ever met. She tells us all about peer support and why it's so important."

I hope you enjoy listening to this podcast and please share with anyone who would benefit from hearing Shadoe's podcasts.

Shadoe has chatted with some amazing individuals in his podcast. I hope you check out some of his guests. I also had the pleasure of being on Shadoe's podcast and so did my daughter, Shelby.

I spoke about being a parent and the realization of how important my own mental health is in supporting my daughters. I also talk about my experience raising both my daughters and why peer support matters so much to me. Shelby talks about her mental health journey. Please check them out.

Please reach out, I look forward to hearing what you think of the podcasts.

Charlotte Sytnyk
Co-creator and Mental Health Momager
Robyn Priest LIVE YOUR TRUTH, is a mental health and peer support education and strategy firm. All programs are designed and delivered by people with their own experience of living with a mental health issue, or a family member of someone living with a mental health issue.


To demystify the many misconceptions of mental health issues from a perspective of someone who has lived it, so we can educate people to go after, and live the life of their dreams. Their “REAL” truth.
Robyn Priest Live Your Truth | 7 Castle Ridge Drive Winnipeg, Manitoba R3Y 1W1 Canada
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