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Ask the Expert: Rochelle Gredvig of Nystrom and Associates

We feature an expert in the mental health and substance use disorder field to answer questions. This issue we talk to Dr. Rochelle Gredvig of Nystrom and Associates about dissociative disorders. What is your current role at Nystrom & Associates? What inspired you to do the work that you’re doing? I’m a clinical diagnostician and …

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Ask the Expert: Katie Richard of Vinland National Center

We feature an expert in the mental health and substance use disorder field to answer questions. This issue we talk to Katie Richard of Vinland National Center about helping those with problem gambling. What is your role at Vinland National Center and what inspired / led you to work with compulsive gamblers? Currently I am Vinland’s …

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Ask the Expert: Nell Hurley of Hurley Health

We feature an expert in the mental health and substance use disorder field to answer questions. This issue we talk to Nell Hurley of Hurley Health on the benefits of fitness and nutrition in recovery. Q: Please tell us a little bit about yourself and how you became involved with fitness and life coaching. Fitness has …

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Ask the Expert: Dr. Derrick Stowell and Horticultural Therapy

We feature an expert in the mental health and substance use disorder field to answer questions. This issue we talk to Dr. Derrick Stowell of University of Tennessee Gardens about horticultural therapy and it’s benefits for those with substance use disorder, mental health issues and traumatic brain injuries. Q: How would you describe the people-plant relationship? …

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Q & A With Treatment Providers in the Twin Cities

We reached out to several providers in the Twin Cities to check in about their successes and challenges. All of them are seeing an increase in utilization of their services. What types of substance use (SUD) / mental health (MH) disorders are you seeing more of? Jeremiah Gardner Hazelden Betty Ford We are seeing more …

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Ask the Expert: Yussuf Shafie of Alliance Wellness Center

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We feature an expert in the mental health and substance use disorder field to answer questions. This issue we talk to Yussuf Shafie of Alliance Wellness Center in Bloomington, Minnesota about providing treatment to the East African population. Q: Please share with our readers a bit about yourself.  I’m Yussuf Shafie, owner and director of Alliance …

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Ask the Expert: Michael Durchslag of P.E.A.S.E. Academy

We feature an expert in the mental health and substance use disorder field to answer questions. This issue we talk to Michael Durchslag of P.E.A.S.E. Academy about recovery high schools. Q: What is a recovery high school, and how is it different from a traditional high school? According to the Association of Recovery Schools, founded in …

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Ask the Expert: Dietitian Nicki Zeidner

We feature an expert in the mental health and substance use disorder field to answer questions. This issue we talk to Dietitian Nicki Zeidner about eating better while in recovery and dealing with mental health disorders. Q: What is nutrition, and why is it important in recovery? Food and beverages provide the body with energy …

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