Addiction and The Deadly Effects of Multiple Crises Photo Representation

Addiction and the Deadly Effects of Multiple Crises

With so many crises happening in the world, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. Stress overload, emotional fatigue, and hopelessness can be huge triggers for substance abuse and relapse to symptoms of dependence. Clare Waismann, RAS/SUDCC  and David Livingston, LMFT discuss the emotional and psychological impact of exposure to crisis-related trauma, and ways to…

Sobriety and Substance Abstinence Illustration

Sobriety: A Complete Abstinence from Any Substance?

Today’s question is an old one in the world of addiction. Does an individual need to abstain from all substances for recovery success? Are addictions to all substances connected, and is there some universal definition for “recovery” and staying “clean”? Clare Waismann, RAS/SUDCC and David Livingston, LMFT discuss these questions, addressing the importance of understanding the dangers of…

Waismann Method Anniversary Seal: Celebrating 23 Years of Helping Thousands of Patients Achieve Freedom from Opioid and Alcohol Dependence

WAISMANN METHOD Celebrates Its 23rd Anniversary

It’s been 23 years since Waismann Method was first introduced. In this podcast, founder Clare Waismann, RAS/SUDCC discusses how she has seen opioid treatment evolve throughout the years, especially rapid detoxification, from its inception as an overnight process to today’s comprehensive, effective and individualized form of medically assisted opioid detoxification. Episode 34: Celebrating 23 Years…

How to Maintain Sobriety through the Holidays

Maintaining Sobriety through the Holidays

Most people think of the holidays as a season of joy and celebration with friends and family.  However, for some, the holidays are a time of stress, precipitated by the prospect of difficult family gatherings, financial pressures, and an array of demands which can bring sadness, loneliness, anxiety, and intense feelings of depression.   In some…

Expectations in Addiction Recovery

How to Manage Your Expectations in Addiction Recovery

In this episode of the Waismann Method® podcast, Clare Waismann, RAS/SUDCC and David Livingston, LMFT share the keys to setting realistic expectations after an addiction treatment program.   Episode 31: Managing Your Expectations after an Addiction Treatment   Dwight Hurst, CMHC: Welcome back to a podcast to answer your questions on addiction recovery and mental…

12 Steps Recovery Program

What if the 12 Step Program Isn’t Working for Me?

In this episode, Clare Waismann, RAS/SUDCC and David Livingston, LMFT address a listener’s question, “What do I do if 12 step groups do not work for me?” The answers to this question involve treatment planning, self-advocacy, goal-setting, and much more. Episode 30: Why 12 Step Programs Don’t Work for Everyone   Dwight Hurst, CMHC: Hi,…

Opioid Drug Overdose

Overdose Epidemic Is Sweeping the Nation: Here Is How We Can Increase Safety and Awareness

As the opioid epidemic rages silently alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, the US is facing a worsening drug-related overdose and death crisis, particularly with drugs laced with Fentanyl. Clare Waismann, RAS/SUDCC and David Livingston, LMFT discuss the substance use disorder crisis and ideas for increasing safety and awareness.   Episode 29: Drug Overdose Epidemic Is Sweeping…

Concept of Using Mental Illness as an Excuse for Bad Behavior

Using Mental Health Issues as an Excuse for Bad Behavior

Do people use mental health issues as an excuse for poor behavior? Clare Waismann, RAS/SUDCC and David Livingston, LMFT address this question on our podcast today and discuss the delicate balance between recognizing mental health issues and labeling people with limiting or destructive stereotypes.   Episode 28: Do People Use Mental Illness as an Excuse…