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Flourishing After Addiction with Carl Erik Fisher

Carl Erik Fisher

Addiction psychiatrist and bioethicist Carl Erik Fisher explores addiction and recovery from the widest possible diversity of perspectives: from science to spirituality, from philosophy to politics, and everything in between. He interviews leading experts in areas such as psychology, neurobiology, history, sociology, and more--as well as policy makers, advocates, and people with lived experience.

A core commitment of the show is we need more than medicine to truly understand addiction and recovery. The challenges and mysteries of this field run up against some of the central challenges of human life, like: what makes a life worth living, what are the limits of self control, and how can people and societies change for the better? These are enormous questions, and they need to be approached with humility, but there are also promising ways forward offered by refreshingly unexpected sources.

There are many paths to recovery, and there is tremendous hope for changing the narrative, injecting more nuance into these discussions, and making flourishing in recovery possible for all.

Please check out https://www.carlerikfisher.com to join the newsletter and stay in touch.

Episodes
What's Wrong? Personal Histories of Chronic Pain and Bad Medicine, with Erin WilliamsFebruary 15, 2024
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Taking Ownership of Your Recovery Journey, with Dr. Ray BakerFebruary 01, 2024
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Brutalities: Exercise, Extremity, and Love , with Margo SteinesJanuary 11, 2024
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Shame and Self-Stigma: Strategies for Change, with Dr. Jason LuomaDecember 20, 2023
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Navigating the Complexities of Addiction Treatment and Recovery, with Dr. Brian HurleyDecember 06, 2023
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A Buddhist Approach to Compulsive Eating, Food Addiction, and Emotional Sobriety, with Valerie Mason-JohnNovember 15, 2023
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How Not to Kill Yourself, with Prof Clancy MartinMarch 28, 2023
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Understanding addiction through contemplative science, with Dr. Jud BrewerFebruary 17, 2023
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Brain surgery for addiction, and finding your own path in recovery, with Zachary Siegel December 15, 2022
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On Psychological Flexibility and Reclaiming a Life Worth Living, with Dr. Steven HayesOctober 28, 2022
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Heroin-Assisted Treatment, and Making Sense of Addiction, with Prof Sir John StrangOctober 13, 2022
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Hope, Justice, and the Future of America's Overdose Crisis, with Beth MacySeptember 22, 2022
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Spirituality and justice in addiction treatment, with Dr. Ayana JordanSeptember 08, 2022
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From Psychoanalysis to Psychedelics: Therapy for Addiction, with Dr. Jeffrey GussJuly 28, 2022
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Crafting a Life in Recovery, with Prof. Melissa FebosJuly 14, 2022
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Transforming Addiction and Suffering with Philosophy, with Prof. Peg O'ConnorJune 16, 2022
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Many Pathways to Holistic Recovery, with Holly WhitakerJune 02, 2022
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Healthy relationships in recovery, with Dr. Bevin CampbellMay 05, 2022
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Our addiction to the self, with Dr. Mark EpsteinMarch 17, 2022
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Why history? With Prof. Benjamin BreenFebruary 18, 2022
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Recovery research: Beyond abstinence, with Dr. John KellyFebruary 01, 2022
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How to Be Loved—Writing about Addiction and Recovery, with Author Eva HagbergJanuary 06, 2022
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Buddhist recovery, lovingkindness, and feeling comfortable in your own skin, with Buddhist teacher Gary SandersDecember 22, 2021
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Self-control, the science of social psychology, and “The Power of Us,” with Dr. Jay Van BavelDecember 07, 2021
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Working with the Shame of Addiction: a Philosopher's Perspective, with Prof. Owen Flanagan Jr.November 24, 2021
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