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Dec 11, 2019

Dr. Glenn Sterner is a professor and researcher at Penn State Abington, whose recent work studies opiate abuse networks and stigma as a barrier to treatment. He also founded the Share Your Opioid Story initiative.

In the final episode of Season 1, we discuss the creation and expansion of the Independence Blue Cross...

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. 

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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,...