“Addiction: The Next Step” is a weekly podcast hosted by former broadcast journalists to highlight addiction and harm reduction services available in New York. We'll discuss all things prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery, and highlight the importance of specialized services. Expert guests will include providers, persons with lived experience, peers and those familiar with the system of care here in New York State.
Episodes are available wherever you listen to podcasts or via Buzzsprout.
Harm reduction is important because it can save lives. In this episode, we speak with James Johnson - the Project Director of Harm Reduction Programs at VIP Community Services.
ASAP can mean different things to different people. For some, it means "as soon as possible." For others, it may mean "always striving for excellence." In the context of the annual ASAP conference, ASAP stands for "Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers" of New York State. OASAS Commissioner Dr. Chinazo Cunningham and ASAP Executive Director John Coppola join us for a special episode of "Addiction: The Next Step."
Beyond the badge lies a personal battle. NYPD officer Mike Balioni shares an experience with opioid addiction that hit very close to home on the latest episode of Addiction: The Next Step.
Patricia Lincourt, Associate Commissioner for Addiction Treatment and Recovery Services joins us to talk about some of the most common myths and misconceptions about treatment and recovery.
Associate Commissioner for the Division of Prevention Pat Zuber-Wilson joins us. We're talking about the importance of staying informed about prevention strategies and making healthy choices.
Dr. Chinazo Cunningham joins us again to discuss her life, career and her vision for the future of the Office of Addiction Services and Supports.