Nov 18, 2019
Jenny Wagner is a former investigative health reporter for the Bucks County Courier Times who dedicated much of her time as a journalist to covering the opioid epidemic.
In this episode, we discuss the media’s role in reporting on the crisis, and the profound impact language and messaging have on stigma.
Nov 4, 2019
Patrick is a mental health counselor and doctoral student, and Ramon is a behavioral health specialist. Both are in long-term recovery.
In this episode, Patrick and Ramon discuss the intersection of substance use disorder and mental health, what it means to have a dual diagnosis or co-occurring conditions, and the...
Oct 21, 2019
In this episode, we speak with employees of Esperanza Health Center, which provides affordable, bilingual health care services in North Philadelphia. Rosa, Janneza and Executive Director Susan Post discuss stigma surrounding the Kensington community and the need for culturally competent care when providing substance...
Oct 7, 2019
Erin is a college student and advocate, and Luke is the founder of The Flock, a collegiate recovery program at Saint Joe’s University.
Both Erin and Luke experienced life in active substance misuse and life in recovery while attending college. In this episode, the two discuss the impact of stigma on college campuses,...
Aug 23, 2019
Bill is a husband, father, medical professional, and person in long-term recovery from opioid use disorder.
In this episode, Bill discusses his perspective on the opioid epidemic, including the impact of compassion fatigue, stigma within the medical community, and how his family supported his journey to recovery.