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Jason Scwartz Interview - Recovered 782

Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 01/27/2017

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Studies have shown that addicts who help others can significantly improve their chances of staying sober and avoiding relapse.

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Despite these challenges, we can all improve our self-awareness and reap the benefits in addiction recovery and in life.

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The first key to persistence is to create for yourself a compelling vision for your recovery. Too often, people focus on what they don’t want to happen.

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Self-discipline is the willingness to put some limitations on behavior in order to gain something or make life better.

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Ultimately, when we are humble we are willing to seek and receive help, support, guidance and direction with our lives. The result is that we are not alone anymore.

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Your life belongs to you, right? Sure it does, but look at where your actions got you. Your life became unmanageable because of your addiction. You need to be willing for a lot of things, especially accepting help.

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Sobriety helps us reconnect with our true selves and become reacquainted with our inner light, our life’s mission, and our purpose.

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Any challenges life throws your way, you now know how it feels to look fear in the face and remember how capable you are of walking through it.

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In order to keep going and develop sobriety the individual needs to have faith that things are going to keep improving.

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Hope is the elevating feeling we experience when we see a path to a better future

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Jason has been with the addiction treatment facility called
Dawn Farm since 1994 and
has served as the Clinical Director since 1999.
Jason is also an adjunct faculty at
Eastern Michigan University’s School of Social Work.

Jason is principle author of a very popular recovery blog.
Jason blogs at addiction recovery news.com and
has been published in Addiction Professional magazine and
in an Addiction Technology Transfer Center monograph.

Jason, welcome back to the Recovered Podcast studio

Jason, you are very active on the internet regarding addiction and recovery.
How has the internet changed Dawn Farm?

Tell us about the history of Dawn Farm
What sets Dawn Farm apart from other local treatment facilities?
How do you measure success?
What has changed in the treatment process?
What are some of the obstacles to recovery for your clients?
Tell us a success story.
What is the future of the recovery in general and Dawn Farm in particular?

Many in our audience are dealing with a teen or young adult with addiction issues.
I wanted to explore some of the questions that should be asked when looking for treatment

1. Questions to ask about assessment
What is an assessment?
What tools should someone look for?
Are there different levels of care?
What is eligibility criteria?

2. Questions to Ask About Attention to Mental Health and Medical Care
How does mental health issues affect treatment?
How are symptoms diagnosed?
Are mental health professionals typically on site?
What about medications?

What is Comprehensive integrated treatment?

How does someone get this information?


A significant number of our listeners have not yet been to a meeting, what would you like to say to this person