Right Turn Radio

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Two-time Recipient of the National Media Award by The National Association of Social Workers, Right Turn Radio is the country's foremost program on addiction and mental health. It is just one more way that Right Turn reaches out to those suffering from substance abuse, and their loved ones, offering hope and help for addiction. Right Turn Radio is available by podcast through iTunes, and through our website: www.right-turn.org. For information regarding sponsorship or guest appearances, contact Producer Jill Ruby at: info@right-turn.org.

Nationally acclaimed photojournalist Peter Simon joins us to talk about his art, addiction, and recovery. The brother of Carly Simon, and son of Richard Simon, co-founder of publishing house Simon and Schuster, Peter has led an extraordinary life documenting everything from the free love and protest-filled ’60′s, to the greatest names in rock ‘n’ roll and reggae. Peter shares an open and honest account of his role in the drug culture of the 60′s and 70′s, alcoholism, and ultimately, his recovery. Woody Giessmann and Abby Dean host.

Dr. Sharon Levy, Director of Adolescent Substance Abuse Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, joins us to talk about how, when, and why we need to talk to our teens about drugs and alcohol. Josh Bennett-Johnson fills in for Jon Cohan.

Michael Moss, NYT investigative reporter and Pulizer Prize winning author of “SALT SUGAR FAT”, and Lisa Johnson, nationally renowned fitness and health expert, join us to talk about how we get hooked on certain kinds of foods – similar to how we could get hooked on alcohol and drugs – and how the food industry engineers food to make us crave it.

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin joins us to talk about what he recently described as “a full-blown heroin crisis” in his state. And filmmaker Bess O’Brien talks about her documentary “The Hungry Heart”, a film that takes an “intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the world of Vermont Pediatrician Fred Holmes who works with patients struggling with this disease.”

Allison Moore was a young vice cop in Hawaii who became addicted to methamphetamine – the very drug she was working to get off the streets. Allison joins us to share her story, her recovery, and talk about her new book “SHARDS: A Young Vice Cop Investigates Her Darkest Case of Meth Addiction-Her Own”.