Dr. Bender is a seasoned leader in managing dual diagnosis treatment centers with a focus on substance use disorders. His work in mental and behavioral health is rooted in his experience as a suicide researcher with one of the world’s leading experts on the topic. Today, we discuss this epidemic of Shooter Survivor Suicides, the growing number of individuals that have lived through shooting, and kill themselves. Dr.Bender delves into this and how, as parents, we can protect our kids.
Note: This episode includes discussion of drug use, self-harm, and overdose deaths.
We invited Dr. Ted Bender, the CEO of Turning Point at Addiction Campuses, to talk to us about his expertise in the treatment of substance use disorders. The episode included an overview of the risk factors and consequences associated with addiction. We discussed the opioid epidemic and the types of actions necessary to fight it effectively. We also talked about topics that are regularly in the news, such as fentanyl (a pain medication with high risk for addiction), Narcan (a nasal spray that reverses opioid overdoses) and Suboxone (used for medication-assisted therapy in harm reduction treatment models). We discussed the challenges faced by people struggling with addiction and how treatment is individually-tailored for patients at Turning Point at Addiction Campuses. Dr. Bender concluded with a message of hope and encouragement to view addiction through a non-stigmatizing lens. If you like what you hear, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or telling a friend about us. Thank you so much for listening!
For more information about topics discussed in this episode:
You can follow Dr. Ted Bender on Twitter and learn more about Turning Point at Addiction Campuses here.
You can read the full obituary for Madelyn Linsenmeir here.
You can learn more about Dialectical Behavior Therapy here.
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