Grieving Out Loud with Angela Kennecke

Straight talk with an addiction care doc: Understanding substance use disorder

Addiction is a complex condition, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution during recovery. On this episode of Grieving Out Loud, Angela Kennecke sits down with a highly respected psychiatrist specializing in addiction care. Dr. Hannah Statz DeVries is also a valuable Emily’s Hope board member.

Throughout this episode, Dr. Statz DeVries will be addressing your questions on addiction and substance use disorder. We’ll dive deep into the challenges individuals face seeking help, especially in the face of stigma and the misconception that recovery should be quick and straightforward.

Beyond that, we’ll explore essential topics for family members supporting their loved ones during their battle with substance use disorder. Dr. Statz DeVries will provide valuable insights into the time and support needed for true healing to take place.

In addition, we’ll venture into the most contentious issues surrounding our nation’s drug epidemic and addiction, including harm reduction and the legalization of marijuana.

Be prepared for a conversation that will leave you with profound reflections and a deeper understanding of the complexities surrounding addiction and substance use disorder. This is a discussion that everyone should hear, especially considering the critical challenges posed by our country’s deadliest drug epidemic in history.