Addictionology (ADDICTION) with Erin Parisi

Licensed mental health counselor, Masters level certified addictions professional & addictionologist, Erin Parisi.

Licensed mental health counselor, Masters level certified addictions professional & addictionologist, Erin Parisi.

"Addiction doesn't have to be a bummer!," quoth addictionologist Erin Parisi, who has some uplifting and hopeful tales from her professional life. But content warning: it's definitely not a day in the park. Tune in for some info on how addiction can futz with your reward systems, some sobering statistics, what we can learn from rat parties, how childhood experiences can set the stage for substance dependence later, how many people are in recovery, what to do if a friend or loved one seems to have a problem, how to tell if you might have a problem, enjoying your grandpa's casserole, cuddling babies and more.

To find publicly-funded treatment centers in your state, call 1-800-622-HELP.

You can also go to www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov

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Alie Ward