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

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