SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "In Your Right Mind," a weekly behavioral health radio program that features in-depth roundtable discussions of today's behavioral health headlines, aired an impactful new show, "Abstinence vs. Harm Reduction." The program, which explored two of the primary addiction recovery strategies — abstinence and harm reduction — aired Sunday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. PST on Talk Radio 790 AM KABC in Los Angeles. "In your Right Mind" is co-hosted by Program Producer Kristina Kuestner and Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign Health, Dr. Tonmoy Sharma, who provides in-depth medical and clinical expertise.
Sunday's panelists included Harry L. Haroutunian, M.D., an author, physician, educator and known lecturer and entrepreneur who developed the "Recovery 101" lecture series on topics of addiction medicine, recovery issues, communication skills and relapse prevention. The other panelist was Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC, co-founder and clinical director at Insight Into Action Therapy.
"There is a premise that in a certain subgroup of individuals, genetically predetermined exposures to alcohol or substance use can trigger changes in the structure and function of the brain," said Dr. Haroutunian. "These patients are treatable, but one day at a time. And though they're treatable, it doesn't necessarily mean reversible."
"The goal of harm reduction is to reduce the consequences of the substance use. We do not take away the primary coping skill of the patient until we give the person a second coping skill," says Ms. Turner. "We look at addiction and substance use disorder at a spectrum of mild, moderate and severe."
One factor that differentiates Sovereign Health from other treatment providers is its ability to offer separate mental health and addiction/dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.
About "In Your Right Mind"
"In Your Right Mind" is a weekly behavioral health radio show that covers various topics each week, including mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and addiction/dual diagnosis disorders. Dr. Tonmoy Sharma and Kristina Kuestner are the hosts of the show. In addition, each program will feature guest speakers throughout the United States participating in a roundtable discussion about headlines in behavioral health. The mission of "In Your Right Mind" is to raise awareness about behavioral health issues that get people talking. The hour-long show airs every Sunday at 5 p.m. PST on Talk Radio 790 KABC Los Angeles. "In Your Right Mind" is produced in conjunction with Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services. For more information, visit www.inyourrightmind.com.
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