THE OTHER SIDE WITH RICHIE H.
Each episode, our CEO, Richard Hession, is joined by a special guest for a no-holds-barred conversation about concerns, challenges, and opportunities within addiction and substance abuse treatment. We hope you’ll find these discussions as fun and rewarding as we do.
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The addiction epidemic was already a massive problem throughout the United States. Unfortunately, 2020 has only made the problem worse. COVID-19 swept across the globe sending people into a panic and forcing them into their homes. The effects of the coronavirus were far more than physical, though. High levels of stress often lead people to seek relief through alcohol and substance use. Battling against the widespread addiction epidemic on its own is difficult enough. It’s only gotten worse with the ongoing spread of coronavirus. We decided to invite a couple of professionals that work in the field of addiction treatment to share their experience with fighting two epidemics at once. […]
So today we’re going to have a cool one, I think. I love it. And we’ve all just been having a very brief chat because we didn’t want to get too much into it before we started, but we are going to be talking about what it is to live a life of recovery, get into a life of recovery and then to go into the treatment industry to work in this field, which is for some people, and I think we would all agree that it’s a blessing beyond blessings to be able to do something we have a normal passion for, to earn a living doing something you’re passionate about it, I think is rare in this world. […]
One new aspect of addiction treatment that has become popular in recent years is the use of medically assisted treatment (also known as MAT). It is used to treat many substance use disorders as well as to prevent overdose. Due to the recent opioid epidemic, MAT is being used as an alternative to abstinence based recovery. MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates. In this episode BlueCrest CEO Rich Hession, Mark Bonnani, Dr. Nicholas Coangelo and Dr. Muhammad Farhan Ijaz discuss this polarizing topic. Is medically assisted treatment effective when treating substance use disorder?
One aspect of addiction treatment that is sometimes misunderstood by family members, patients and the general public is the relationship between substance abuse disorder and mental illness and the importance of co-occurring disorder treatment. In this episode, we’ll explore the different opinions that the general public has about the relationship between mental illness and substance abuse disorder, as well as the role that co-occurring disorder treatment plays in the addiction treatment industry.
For many people who finally decide to seek addiction treatment, their physical and mental well-being comes first. But what happens when you feel like something deeper is missing? In this candid and revealing conversation, BlueCrest CEO Richie Hession and BlueCrest VPs of Business Development Mark Bonanni and Stas Botsaris discuss their own spiritual journeys during recovery and how trying to get sober without including spirituality is like “switching seats on the spiritual Titanic.”
Richard Hession, CEO of New Jersey-based BlueCrest Recovery Center, joins Stas Botsaris and Mark Bonanni, Co-Directors of Business Development at BlueCrest, for a candid, far-ranging discussion about ethical best practices in the addiction treatment industry. Each in active recovery themselves, Richard, Stas, and Mark explore the most exemplary and most cringeworthy behavior they have seen in the industry, as well as the ways that BlueCrest prioritizes responsible, client-centered relationships. Join us for a no-holds-barred conversation about professional ethics in an industry that sets out to change peoples’ lives for the better. […]