272: Redefining Addiction Recovery with Ian McLoone

Discover a more empathetic approach to addiction care with Ian McLoone, a therapist whose personal battle with substance use offers a unique and insightful perspective. Throughout this discussion, Ian brings forth the importance of understanding the complex humanity behind addiction, advocating for personalized treatment plans that go beyond the traditional one-size-fits-all mentality.  Ian shares the promise of harm reduction strategies for those not ready to take on full rehabilitation, and the role that therapists like Ian play in guiding individuals towards a healthier, substance-independent existence. By focusing on the individual's journey and the need for connection, this episode promises to reshape your views on the healing process and the resilience of those fighting addiction.  Ian also unpacks the sober-curious movement, addressing the alarming statistic that a mere fraction of those with substance use disorders seek help, and he sheds light on how therapists can offer realistic support. The power and potential of support groups in nurturing recovery cannot be understated, given the innate human need for community and connection. Listen in to hear a heartfelt exchange that underscores the transformative potential of empathy in the realm of addiction treatment. In this episode, you will hear: Exploring harm reduction and addiction therapy Benefits of addiction Psychotherapy The authenticity of personal goal-setting Groups in addiction recovery Follow and Review: We’d love for you to follow us if you haven’t yet. Click that purple '+' in the top right corner of your Apple Podcasts app. We’d love it even more if you could drop a review or 5-star rating over on Apple Podcasts. Simply select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” then a quick line with your favorite part of the episode. It only takes a second and it helps spread the word about the podcast. Supporting Resources: NovusMindfulLife.com Episode Credits If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions. They helped me grow and produce the podcast you are listening to right now. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com Let them know we sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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