PTSD & Trauma in Recovery – Mike’s Story of Acid & Delinquency with the Grateful Dead

RMA-Episode 77 Show Notes:

 

This week Mike and Nat continue their mini-series on mental health in recovery by tackling the multi-headed beast that is PTSD. What is it? How does it manifest?  Most importantly,  what can we do about it? 

Traditional treatment of substance abuse in America often focuses on the symptoms (alcohol or drug use), rather than the underlying problems, (trauma and underlying mental health issues). Much like giving someone an Advil when they have a brain aneurysm, treating the symptom may bring temporary relief, but it doesn’t address the underlying problem. Is it time for a paradigm shift in the way we look at addiction and recovery? The guys break it down.

PLUS, Mike drops a story of acid and delinquency at a Dead show in the not too distant past,  The Monksters share what they’ve been thinking about lately,  Recovery in the News looks at the latest research on the health benefits of alcohol (there are none),  and the week in weird wonders whether that thing on the sidewalk is an alien or an embryo, on a psychedelic, empathetic, copacetic episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.

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