Afflicted and Addicted: Lusting to Feel Good and the Global Public Health Crisis of Substance Abuse with Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman MD, Mike Long and Travis Lupick
Original Air Date Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Drug overdose is the number one cause of death among people under the age of 50 in the US and Canada.
Effective treatment options for those afflicted with substance abuse issues are limited and there is a lack of government participation. But, why? All of us want to feel good and many people who become addicted are just trying to combat their depression and pain. Lisa’s guests, Dr. Daniel Lieberman, and Mike Long describe the upside of dopamine and its role in human existence. Then, Travis Lupick unpacks the story of how the city of Vancouver, Canada, defies the stigma of drug consumption and helps substance abusers get clean.
Does something in this conversation resonate with you? Are you in need of a professional speaker who can elevate your tribe & enliven your culture? Lisa Cypers Kamen is an award-winning speaker, author & happiness expert who facilitates life-changing presentations for organizations of any size. The science is clear, happier people thrive in life. If you are ready to inject joy into your organization, find out which program is best for you at Lisa’s Live Events.
Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman & Mike Long — The Molecule of More
Dr. Daniel Z Lieberman is a professor and Vice Chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University. He has provided insight on psychiatric issues for the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, the US Dept of Commerce and the office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and has discussed mental health interviews on CNN, C-Span, and PBS
Michael E. Long is an award-winning speechwriter, screenwriter, and playwright. A popular speaker and educator, Mr. Long has addressed audiences around the world including a keynote at Oxford University. He teaches writing at Georgetown University where he is a former Director of Writing. Mr. Long pursued undergraduate studies at Murray State University and graduate studies at Vanderbilt University. Book: The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity— And Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race
Travis Lupick — Is it Time to Decriminalize Drug Addiction?:
Travis Lupick is an award-winning journalist based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. He works as a staff reporter for the Georgia Straight newspaper and has also written about drug addiction, harm reduction, and mental health for the Toronto Star and Al Jazeera English, among other outlets. For his reporting on Canada’s opioid crisis, Lupick received the Canadian Association of Journalists’ prestigious Don McGillivray award for best overall investigative report of 2016 and two 2017 Jack Webster awards for excellence in B.C. journalism. Book: Fighting for Space: How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City’s Struggle with Addiction.
This episode is generously sponsored by:
Ritual — Ritual Essentials for Women has reimagined multivitamins to fill the gap in women’s diets. Like me, you can streamline your vitamin routine by taking just two digestible and easy to swallow capsules for a well-balanced nutritional boost. Ritual products are vegan-friendly, sugar-free, non-GMO, gluten-free and allergen-free. Health and happiness delivered right to your door for less than $1 a day. Harvesting Happiness listeners can find out more at Ritual.com/happiness.
BrookLinen — It’s been scientifically proven that getting a good night’s sleep will absolutely contribute towards happiness and well-being. One of the ways we can achieve this is by creating a sleep sanctuary using the 5-star hotel quality sheets made by BrookLinen. *Exclusive deal for Harvesting Happiness listeners ― Get $20 off and free shipping when you use the code ‘Harvesting’ at BrookLinen.com.
“The bigger burst of dopamine you get the more important something seems.” @MoleculeofMore on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Drugs are like a guided missile that outweighs anything nature is capable of giving us.” @MoleculeofMore on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“70% of the clients I see in my addiction recovery practice have ADD or ADHD. Click To Tweet“Instead of forcing people to use drugs in an alley, they can use drugs in an environment where they feel safe. Where they establish connections.” @TLupick on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Too often our approach to drug use and our policies around drug users are based on morals as opposed to science.” @TLupick on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet
CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY
Digital Dalliances and Interpersonal Civility: Socializing in the 21st Century with Luvvie Ajayi & Professor Russell Golman
Digital Dalliances and Interpersonal Civility: Socializing in the 21st Century with Luvvie Ajayi & Professor Russell Golman Original Air Date Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Socializing with friends can bring happiness and fulfillment to our lives. But when a large...read more
Clearing the Chaos to “Yes!” – How to Clean Up Your Parenting Style with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson & Julie Morgenstern
Clearing the Chaos to “Yes!" - How to Clean Up Your Parenting Style with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson and Julie Morgenstern Original Air Date Wednesday, November 21, 2018 How do you instill good values in your children? What do you do to help them to build a strong,...read more
Our Smartphones, Our Selves: How to Be a Happy Human in the Digital Era with Dr. Ravi Chandra & Amy Blankson
Our Smartphones, Our Selves: How to Be a Happy Human in the Digital Era with Dr. Ravi Chandra and Amy Blankson Original Air Date Wednesday, October 17, 2018 If you have ever looked up from your smartphone and were surprised at how much time had passed, you are not...read more