Treating Co-Occurring Disorders
October 14, 2020
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 it’s benefits as part of a recovery program. Following Karl, Zach is joined by Andrew Spiers, a licensed social worker and the Director of Training & Technical Assistance at Pathways to Housing, a non-profit working to end chronic homelessness for individuals with co-occurring disorders in Pennsylvania. The two discuss Andrew’s journey into working in the field of addiction recovery, and more specifically his work as Lead Therapist at RHD’s Morris Home, the only residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in the U.S. exclusively serving members of the transgender and gender non-conforming community.