Facemasks are a crucial part of staying safe from COVID-19

Effects of COVID-19 on Recovery

Posted on November 18, 2020 in Podcast

In this episode Zach is joined by Patty McCarthy, the CEO of Faces & Voice of Recovery, a nonprofit organization working to ensure recovery community organizations can sustain and adapt peer recovery support services through and beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic. Patty and Zach talk about the effects of COVID-19 on the recovery community and how


An individual holding their fist in the air because they are breaking through the stigma of addiction

Breaking The Stigma

Posted on November 13, 2020 in Podcast

In this episode Zach is first joined by Dr. Judy Ho, a triple board certified and licensed Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychologist, tenured Associate Professor at Pepperdine, and published author. Dr. Judy maintains a private practice in Manhattan Beach, CA and is a co-host on the TV show “The Doctors.” Zach and Dr. Judy discuss how


A group of men in a group meeting. They are working on recovery together.

Working On Recovery

Posted on November 6, 2020 in Podcast

In this episode Zach is joined by Edward Pinnow, a licensed independent substance abuse counselor for Terros Health in Phoenix, and leader of the Maverick House residential treatment center and maverick Living Sober Living. Edward and Zach talk through Zach’s experiences working in addition recovery and the ways he’s seen addiction affect different people. Following


A young girl playing outside with bubbles. There are many children who experience adverse childhood experiences

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

Posted on October 29, 2020 in Podcast

In this episode Zach is first joined by Dr. Lorry Leigh-Belhumeur, a licensed psychologist, serving as CEO at Western Youth Services for over 19 years. Zach and Dr. Belhumeur discuss Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and their impact on addition later in life, as well as the importance of treating past trauma. Following Dr. Belhumeur, Zach


Flowers growing in a field symbolizing the growth individuals can experience.

Post Traumatic Growth

Posted on October 23, 2020 in Podcast

 In this episode, Zach is joined by Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn. Dr. Mikal-Flynn, works in the field of trauma, focusing on building resilience and growth in the aftermath of trauma. Her research brought forth a unique system guiding survivors of trauma, including addiction and dependence, through recovery and ultimately toward posttraumatic growth (PTG). She and


A woman learning about the treatment of co-occurring disorders

Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Posted on October 14, 2020 in Podcast

In this episode Zach is fist joined by Karl Shallowhorn, a Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor with over 19 years experience. The two discuss how Karl became involved in the field of addiction recovery and his knowledge and personal experience with treating co-occuring disorders. The two also touch on the practice of motivational interviewing and


Two women looking at the sun

Finding Your Right Recovery Method

Posted on October 7, 2020 in Podcast

In this episode of Recovery Radio, Zach is joined by Dr. Adi Jaffe. Dr. Jaffe holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and he teaches courses that directly address addiction in our society. Dr Jaffe is also the founder of IGNTD, a wellness and addiction recovery brand. Dr. Jaffe and


A couple walking by the beach

Gender Differences In Addiction

Posted on September 30, 2020 in Podcast

In this episode Zach is joined first by Kelley Kitley, an LCSW, award-winning author and international women’s mental health expert. Zach and Kelley will be discussing the differences between men and women when it comes to addiction and recovery. Curious to learn how different co-occuring disorders affect men vs women? Tune and to learn more!


A man looking outdoors and thinking about the relationship of psychology and neurology with addiction

Psychology, Neurology, & Addiction

Posted on September 23, 2020 in Podcast

In this episode, Zach is joined by Dr. Amy Serin, an internationally recognized neuropsychologist, founder of the Serin Center, and author of The Stress Switch: The Truth About Stress and How to Short Circuit It. Dr. Serin begins by explaining why she entered the field of psychology, and defines what it means to be a


A plate of food. Food addiction is a real problem that will be discussed on today's episode of Recovery Radio

Diverse Addiction

Posted on September 17, 2020 in Podcast

In this episode Zach is joined by Josh Opatowsky, a licensed clinical social worker who often works with works with clients who struggle with food addiction. Zach and Josh discuss the science behind food addiction and the importance of addressing it with the same mentality that we do with other addictions. Following Josh Zach is