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Healthstyles: Changing the conversation about substance abuse

There are millions of families struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. They struggle to find practical tools to get help. Some never do because of the stigma involved. Some never do because of the lack of access to effective care. Too often, the one-size fits all model of treatment fails them, their families and their friends.

Tune in to Healthstyles, Thursday, February 19th starting at 1:00 PM for this 2 hour special segment and learn about a more effective and more respectful treatment for people struggling with substance use, as well as their families.

Healthstyles producers and co-hosts Diana Mason, PhD, RN, and Barbara Glickstein, RN, MPH, MS interview Carrie Wilkens, PhDthe cofounder and clinical director of the Center for Motivation and Change (CMC) and one of the authors of the book, Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change.

The clinical team at CMC say, “Changing a life, not just giving up a habit.”

Hear from Miriam Fridman, RN MSN, is a nurse manager on the inpatient unit at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center’s Stuyvesant Square Chemical Dependency Services. She has worked with persons struggling with substance use for over 30 years 

Click here to hear the interview with Miriam Fridman RN

Tune into Healthstyles on Thursday, February 9, 2015, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM for this 2 hour special on WBAI, 99.5 FM in New York City (


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<p>Diana is a co-director of the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement and founder of HealthCetera. She was previously president of the American Academy of Nursing. She is senior policy professor at George Washington University and the Rudin Professor of Nursing at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. She is a health policy expert and leader. Diana tweets @djmasonrn.</p>

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