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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.

January 2, 2015

Is it time to rethink psychiatry and the way we treat mental health in the U.S.? Author Robert Whitaker (“Mad In America”, “Anatomy Of An Epidemic”), writer Laura Delano (RecoveringfromPsychiatry.com), and psychiatrist Dr. Mark Green join us to discuss the state of mental health care in America.

With 1 in 5 American teenagers meeting the medical criteria for addiction, we may need to rethink our approach to educating kids struggling with drugs and alcohol. Three guests join us in the studio: Michelle Lipinski, Director of the North Shore Recovery High School in Beverly, MA, Eli, a student at North Shore Recovery High School, and Jumaane Kendrick, Community Outreach Specialist at ABCD’s William J. Ostiguy High School in Boston. Josh Bennett-Johnson fills in for Abby Dean.

December 31, 2014

We’re talking about managing pain, preventing addiction to pain killers, and the risks and challenges facing people in pain every day. Judy Foreman, author of “A Nation in Pain”, and Janice Kauffmann, Vice-President of Addiction Treatment Services for North Charles Foundation, Inc., and Director of Addictions Consultation for the Dept. of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, join us. Joshua Bennett-Johnson fills in for Jon Cohan.

Award winning ABC News correspondent Dan Harris, co-anchor of“Nightline” and a weekend anchor on”Good Morning America” has covered wars and presidential campaigns, but it was a panic attack live on the air in front of 5 million viewers that forced him to face his biggest challenge yet: taming the voice in his head. Dan is the author of a new book: “10% Happier: How I Tamed The Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help that Actually Works – A True Story”. He’ll talk to us about his journey to reduce stress and anxiety, first by self-medicating with drugs and then ultimately finding the solution in mindfulness and meditation.
We’re also joined by Dr. Mark Albanese, the Medical Director of Addictions at Cambridge Health Alliance and faculty member at Harvard Medical School’s Division on Addictions.

December 30, 2014

We’ve all heard of it, but what exactly is trauma? How does it impact the brain? What the signs and symptoms? And, how it can be treated? Our guests are Megan Ross, the Director of Program Development and Trauma Awareness at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, and Gayle Jaffe from the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.