Recovery Out Loud

Challenging the stigma and misinformation about addiction, co-occurring mental health conditions, and recovery.

Recovery Out Loud Addiction Podcast

Recovery Out Loud is an interdisciplinary interview series covering addiction, addiction recovery, mental health, and related topics. Presented by Niznik Behavioral Health and hosted by Noelle Carmen, Recovery Out Loud is bold in its exploration of addiction and mental health, including both educational interviews with industry experts and inspiring personal recovery stories. Available in both video and podcast form, this resource is a free and easy way to broaden your perspective and learn more about this complex subject.

Some episodes may feature audio from previously hosted CE webinar events. CE credits are only available for participants of live CE webinars or in-person events.

About Our Host Noelle Carmen

Noelle Carmen is the Social Media & Communications Director and Nationally Certified Intervention Professional with Niznik Behavioral Health. Her goal is to help start the conversation and challenge stigmas surrounding addiction, mental illness, and the recovery process.

Carmen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and pre-medicine. She is passionate about bridging the gap between those in need and the addiction treatment necessary for a healthier, happier life in recovery.

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Human Connection and the Impact of Addiction

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Our host Noelle Carmen speaks with Discovery Point Retreat Clinical Director Greg Powers to discuss the importance of human connection, the different ways we learn to connect with others, and the impact connection has on addiction and addiction recovery.

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Boundaries vs. Punishment

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Boundaries are vital in addiction recovery — both for the person in recovery and their family members and friends. But there is a significant difference between setting and enforcing boundaries and punishment, which can have negative effects on someone’s recovery journey.

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Steering Our Teens Away from Drugs

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Parenting a teenager is challenging enough without the additional factor of a developing substance abuse disorder.

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Interventions 101

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Addiction and substance abuse disorders are covert diseases that often thrive by convincing us that we have everything under control and there is no problem.

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Eating Disorders and What Triggers Them

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Co-occurring substance abuse and eating disorders are a common challenge faced during the recovery process. Just as it is necessary get to the root causes of addiction, understanding disordered eating at its core is also vital to successful recovery.

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Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery

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In this week’s episode, we discuss grief and loss as it relates to addiction and recovery. Joining us is Blythe Landry, a mental health clinician with over 20 years of experience with expertise in trauma and grief counseling.

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Understanding Addiction and Stigma

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This week our host, Noelle Carmen, takes on the subject of stigma and its harmful impact on those both in active addiction and in recovery. Noelle shares her personal experience working in the addiction recovery field to shed light on the realities of this disease and to challenge the stigma associated with substance abuse.

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Problematic Screen Use

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In this one-hour webinar, our panel of experts define screen addiction and discuss contributing factors, root causes and treatment options.

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Our Commitment to Safety: Niznik Behavioral Health and EarlySense

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Niznik Behavioral Health exemplifies our dedication to excellence in care through partnership with EarlySense Continuous Monitoring System. Learn more about what this means and how it is used during addiction treatment.

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Understanding Love and Sex Addiction

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Sex and love addiction is a group of intimacy disorders related to dysfunctional attachment with primary caregivers. In this one-hour webinar, our panel of experts define sex & love addiction and discuss contributing factors, root causes and treatment options.

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Trauma and Substance Abuse

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In this one-hour webinar, our panel of experts discuss the connection between trauma and substance abuse. They’ll offer perspectives on the intersection, including the definition of trauma and its impact, challenges faced by those living with substance abuse disorders and their families, and effective assessment and intervention strategies.

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Approaching Diversity: A Clinical Perspective

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In this one-hour webinar, our panel of experts define diversity in psychotherapy. Diversity in counseling involves therapists demonstrating an understanding of their clients and their struggles with cultural issues and other related experiences. Always emphasizing caring and empathy, diversity in counseling enables therapists to better address unique challenges, considering how a client’s experience may be different from their own.

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Somatic Therapy in Treating Trauma

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In this one-hour webinar, our panel of experts define somatic therapy and discuss the theory behind it. We’ll explore how the mind, body, spirit, and emotions are all related and connected to each other. The goal of somatic therapy is to help free stress and pain that is preventing our clients from fully engaging in their lives. We also discuss root causes of trauma, addiction, the intersection and treatment options.

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Creating an Emotionally Safe Learning Environment

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In this one-hour webinar, participants learn to identify trauma in educational setting and implement trauma-informed tools and skills to best intervene with students. We will be joined by a panel of educational and mental health experts to discuss how trauma can impact a child’s school performance and the ways educators and school officials can support their students’ emotional well-being.

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Interventions: What Every Clinician Should Know

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In this one-hour webinar, participants learn to help clients who need intervention for substance abuse. We discuss family dynamics, approaching intervention, and where clinical modalities and intervention intersect. We look forward to connecting with you and feel free to share your own experience with intervention.  

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