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Education

Simple, direct, informational content and tools.

Stress Management

Reducing Stress for Increased Resilience and Productivity

  • 1) “Why Bother?” – Rich shares the real talk on the importance of stress management

  • 2) “Introduction” – Rich gives overview on the youturn stress management series

  • 3) “Understanding the Process” – Rich gives overview of the self-assessment process

  • 4) “Action Plan” – WE describe the action plan. Execution on personal stress mgt plan

  • 5) “Character Strengths” – We lay out the importance of knowing your personal character strengths

  • 6) “Capitalizing on Strengths” – We discuss ways to use your character strengths to improve mood/reduce stress

  • 7) “Gratitude” – Practical ways to practice gratitude and increase optimism

  • 8) “Grit” – Develop more grit and loose the stress

  • 9) “P.E.R.M.A Works” – Pleasure, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Attitude (PERMA)

  • 10) “Life Transitions” – Dealing with crisis and disruptions

  • 11) “Meaning and Purpose” – Finding meaning and purpose in your life

  • 12) “Savoring Positive Experiences” – Learn to savour the good things

Sample Video: “Why Bother”

Sample Video
“Why Bother?”
Mindfulness

Creating Awareness To Be Mindful of Our Emotions

  • 1) “Mindfulness Overview and Introduction” – What is Mindfulness

  • 2) “What is a “mindfulness practice”” – Cultivating a Mindfulness Practice

  • 3) “Mindfulness Practical Advice and Insights” – Methods to incorporate Mindfulness

  • 4) “How do you get started? ” – Getting Started on the Mindfulness Journey

  • 5) “Gratitude and Compassion” – Gratitude and Compassion leads to Peace and Clarity

  • 6) “Gratitude, Meditation: Examples” – How to Practice Gratitude in your Daily Life

Mental Health – Anxiety
  • 1) “How did I get so messed up”

  • 2) “Mental Health Overview”

  • 3) “What is Anxiety”

  • 4) “Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Most Common Diagnosis”

  • 5) “Panic Disorder/Panic Attack”

  • 6) “Phobias (Agoraphobia-example)”

  • 7) “PTSD is technically an Anxiety Disorder”

  • 8) “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Completely Misunderstood”

  • 9) “Life Style and Self Management tips Anxiety in general”

Mental Health – Depression
  • 1) “How did I get so messed up”

  • 2) “Mental Health Overview”

  • 3) “What is Depression”

  • 4) “Major Depressive Disorder (very deep most intense & episodic in nature)”

  • 5) “Persistent Depressive Disorder”

  • 6) “Bipolar Disorder”

  • 7) “Trauma and Depression”

  • 8) “Self Management tip for Depression”

Recovery First Aid

By becoming better educated about substance misuse, you can help build a happier, healthier, and more productive life.

  • 1) “What is substance misuse” – Rich Jones, CEO of FAVOR Greenville, and founding member of youturn, shares the most common signs of substance misuse

  • 2) “Impact of substance misuse in the workforce” – Substance misuse issues affect your business in many ways. In this video, Rich shares some eye-opening stats

  • 3) “Impact on families” – Family members of those suffering from substance abuse are deeply affected. Here’s how you can help them

  • 4) “Recognizing Substance Use Disorder” – There are many signs, some subtle, some not, of someone who may have an issue. Learn what to look for in this video

  • 5) “Recognizing family situations” – Rich shares the signs that a family memeber may be struggling with a loved one, and a personal story from his own past

  • 6) “How to talk to someone in need” – Learning the proper mindset to approach someone who you think might have a substance misuse issue can make all the difference

  • 7) “How to approach a family member in need” – Family members of loved ones struggling are often waiting for you to ask about them. Here’s how to do it

  • 8) “The most misused substances” – Did you know that 80% of all worker’s comp claims are related to Opioids? Learn more about substances in the work place here

  • 9) “Tobacco use in the workplace” – Tobacco use costs companies a lot of money. Here, Rich shares some new ideas on how to decrease usage in your organization

  • 10) “Summary” – Thank you for watching our Recovery First Aid series. Take the assessment, and you’ll receive a certificate of completion. Congratulation!

Individual Support

This series was designed to allow you to learn about substance misuse and give you the tools you need to make an accurate self-assessment.

  • 1) “Meet Rich Jones” – Meet your new coach, Rich Jones, CEO of FAVOR Greenville and founding member of youturn

  • 2) “Welcome to Employee Support” – Welcome to our employee support series, where you’ll learn how to have a healthier relationship with drugs and alcohol

  • 3) “What is addiction?” – There are 9 criteria that indicate a substance misuse issue. If you meet 6 or more, you may need to think about a plan to get healthier

  • 4) “The stages of change” – There are five stages of change in the recovery process. What stage do you think you are in right now?

  • 5) “Establishing your goal” – Try this simple exercise to help you decide whether you want to change your choices around drug and alcohol use

  • 6) “Changing habits” – Repetitive behavior and habits are created when the brain forms pathways. Learn to replace old habits with new healthier ones

  • 7) “Environmental and Emotional Triggers” – Learn how minimizing stress and avoiding places that trigger the desire to use will help you stay on the right track

  • 8) “Don’t give up” – The Abstinence Violation Effect can derail the recovery process. Here’s how to recognize it, and overcome it

  • 9) “Additional help” – People tend to do better when we have others in our corner to help. Learn about different ways to get the support that’s right for you

  • 10) “Find your purpose” – Rich shares how finding his purpose helped him on his road to recovery, and how it can help you too

  • 11) “Completing the evaluation” – If you were mandated to take this class, watch this video for information on how to take the required quiz and complete your training

Youturn 101

Substance use issues affect all aspects of family life. Watch this series to learn how to help yourself, or your loved one, make the turn.

  • 1) “An introduction to addiction and recovery” – An introduction to this series by Rich Jones, CEO of Favor Greenville and founding member of youturn

  • 2) “What is Substance Use Disorder?” – Learn about the 11 criteria that define Substance Use Disorder

  • 3) “What are the risk factors?” – Rich explains the 6 primary risk factors that lead to Substance Use Disorder

  • 4) “The stigma around Substance Use Disorder?” – Understanding and accepting that Substance Miuse Disorder is a disease will help you help your loved one more effectively

  • 5) “Ways to help” – Traditional thinking tells us that we need to wait for our loved one to hit “rock bottom” We think there are better options

  • 6) “Ways to help , A deeper understanding” – Rich digs deeper and shares strategies on the different ways to help your loved one on his or her path to recovery

  • 7) “Setting boundaries” – Setting boundaries is about defining how you wanted to be treated. Here are the different types of boundaries, and the reasons for each

  • 8) “How to implement boundaries” – In this video, Rich shares invaluable information on how to effectively set your boundary and actually keep it

  • 9) “Dealing with toxic people” – People will offer you all kinds of advice. Sometimes it’s judgemental. Many times it’s misinformed. Leave it behind

  • 10) “How to take care of yourself” – Learn valuable tips from Rich on where to go for support, how to manage your stress levels and the power of Positive Psychology

Common Family Q&A

Rich answers some of the most common questions he receives about addiction.

  • 1) “QA from family and friends: Part 1 ” – Rich answers some of the most common questions he receives about addiction

  • 2) “QA from family and friends: Part 2 ” – Rich answers some of the most common questions he receives about addiction

  • 3) “QA: Relapse Prevention ” – Rich answers common questions about relapse

Young Adult Alcohol Use

Understanding the use of alcohol.

  • 1) “Welcome An Introduction to the Course” – Meet Rich, the CEO of FAVOR Greenville, as he reviews the reasons why we’re here and our goals for this course.

  • 2) “Alcohol Use Disorder Basic Facts about Alcohol ” – As we get started, Rich provides some insight and research about alcohol us and the dangers of binge drinking.

  • 3) “Identifying the Problem Signs of a Drinking Issue” – There are several signs — some subtle, some severe — that may point to an issue with drinking. Here are some ways to determine if there is a problem.

  • 4) “Understanding the Process The Stages of Addressing Alcohol Use” – Learn the different stages of addressing alcohol use and how individuals can determine where they stand in the process.

  • 5) “Making a Decision Motivations for Addressing Alcohol Use” – Many external and internal factors can influence the decision to adjust drinking habits. Here are some exercises to determine the different motivations for making a change.

  • 6) “Reviewing Options Moderation vs. Abstinence” – Rich dives into the different options for addressing alcohol use and reviews ways to help manage drinking habits moving forward.

  • 7) “Finding New Activities Restructuring Life After Alcohol Use” – Finding new activities that don’t involve alcohol can be difficult for individuals who are adjusting their drinking habits. Here are some ideas that can help.

  • 8) “Alcohol, Anxiety, and Depression Mentally Preparing for Change” – Individuals suffering from anxiety and depression may experience a different set of obstacles when addressing their alcohol use. Learn what to expect and how to prepare for those challenges.

  • 9) “Course Completion The Next Steps” – Congratulations on completing the video series! Rich shares next steps for the course assessment survey and tips on moving forward.

Young Adult Marijuana Use

Understanding the use of Marijuana.

  • 1) “Understanding Marijuana, Facts About Marijuana Use Understanding Marijuana ” – Meet Rich, the CEO of FAVOR Greevnville, as he shares some background, research, and data about marijuana use.

  • 2) “The Legalization of Marijuana, Recreational and Medicinal Marijuana Use” – Rich reviews the legalization of medicinal and recreational marijuana use and its impact in the U.S.

  • 3) “Why people quit, reasons for addressing Marijuana use ” – Learn the different reasons people decide to stop using marijuana and the process of making a change.

  • 4) “Examining Marajuana use, a decision-making exercise” – Break down the pros and cons of marijuana use with this decisional balance exercise.

  • 5) “Cognitive Dissonance, Marijuana Use vs. Personal Values” – Marijuana use can impact behavior in a way that doesn’t match an individual’s personal values. Rich examines that disconnect with a cognative dissonance exercise.

  • 6) “Trigger Warning, The Challenges of Quitting ” – Rich explores the challenges and emotional triggers one may face while quitting marijuana and how to overcome them.

  • 7) “Coping with Change, The Power of Positive Psychology” – Using positive psychology and PERMA, Rich shares different tactics for adjusting to life without marijuana.

  • 8) “Social Media and FOMO, Managing Anxiety and Depression” – Rich dives into the issues of anxiety and depression and gives perspective on the role of social media plays in psychological stress.

  • 9) “Course Completion, Moving On to Next Steps” – Congratulations on completing the video series! Rich reviews next steps and shares words of wisdom for moving forward.

Medically Assisted Treatment

Dr. Jim Harber discusses the role of medically assisted treatment (MAT) both what it is and what it is not.

  • 1) “Introduction to MAT” – Dr. Jim Harber introduces MAT, how it works, and its importance in treatment.

  • 2) “Office-Based Treatment ” – Dr Harber discusses Office-based Treatment and why that approach to dispensing MAT is important.

  • 3) “Comprehensive Recovery” – Dr. Harber outlines how MAT is one part of a comprehensive recovery.

  • 4) “Vivitrol” – Dr. Harber discusses the role of Vivitrol in MAT.

  • 5) “Recovery Barriers ” – Dr. Harber explains how MAT treats physical dependence and not addiction and why this distinction is vital to a successful recovery.

  • 6) “Final Thoughts ” – Final thoughts on MAT and the complexity of substance use disorder and treatment.

COVID19 – Mental Health

How to Approach Mental Health in the Face of COVID19

  • 1) “COVID19 Stress Intro”

  • 2) “Follow the facts, beware of clickbait media “

  • 3) “Stress Management in general “

  • 4) “Positive Psychology and Stress management COVID19 “

  • 5) “Anxiety versus Anxiety Disorder “

  • 6) “The biological psychology and social aspects of anxiety “

  • 7) “3 Good things, The Free three (do this daily) “

  • 8) “P.E.R.M.A Works (guaranteed to improve your mood) “

  • 9) “Thinking Errors (The A B C D) Model”

  • 10) “Isolation and Loneliness “

  • 11) “Meaning and Purpose (why is this happening) “

  • 12) “Savoring Positive Experience (smell the roses)”

  • 13) “Substance Misuse and COVID19 Stress “

Employee discussions – Role play

This series provides several role play scenarios to share insights and considerations for approaching employees who may be struggling themselves or with loved ones.

  • 1) “Introduction to Role Play ” – Rich Jones explains the intricacies of approaching employees with concerns and considerations for those discussions

  • 2) “Reluctant but understanding: Part 1 ” – Opening the door – Rich leads a role-play situation: Top-notch employee who responds with overall compliance and understanding with a touch of defensiveness

  • 3) “Reluctant but understanding: Part 2” – Sharing the options – Rich leads a role-play situation: Top-notch employee who responds with overall compliance and understanding with a touch of defensiveness

  • 4) “Reluctant but understanding: Part 3” – Next Steps – Rich leads a role-play situation: Top-notch employee who responds with overall compliance and understanding with a touch of defensiveness

  • 5) “Reluctant but understanding: Debrief” – Rich and Liz recap the conversation, how it felt, and how youturn can help with these discussions. The power of empathy and approach is talked about.

  • 6) “Defensive and Confrontational: Part 1 ” – Opening the door – Rich leads a role play situation: top-performing sales person who uses socializing and party culture in job. The employee response is more aggressive and defensive

  • 7) “Defensive and Confrontational: Part 2 ” – Sharing the options – Rich leads a role play situation: top-performing sales person who uses socializing and party culture in job. The employee response is more aggressive and defensive

  • 8) “Defensive and Confrontational: Part 3 ” – Next Steps – Rich leads a role play situation: top-performing sales person who uses socializing and party culture in job. The employee response is more aggressive and defensive

  • 9) “Defensive and Confrontational: Debrief” – Rich and Edwin talk through the conversation, what worked and didn’t, and how conversations like this in real life actually go

  • 10) “Accepting and Appreciative: Part 1” – Opening the door – Rich leads a role play situation: employee who responds with acceptance and opens up about the issue

  • 11) “Accepting and Appreciative: Part 2” – Sharing the options – Rich leads a role play situation: employee who responds with acceptance and opens up about the issue

  • 12) “Accepting and Appreciative: Part 3” – Next steps – Rich leads a role play situation: employee who responds with acceptance and opens up about the issue

  • 13) “Accepting and Appreciative: Debrief” – Rich and Amanda recap the conversation and how youturn can help

For the Family

  • 1) “Introductions and overview ” – Jennifer Angier is person in long term recovery and 30 year veteran of the treatment industry. A wealth of knowledge and experience. Perfect for family members who want to understand treatment and recovery.

  • 2) “The basics: What you need to know!” – Jennifer and Edwin provide valuable insight into substance misuse, treatment and recovery

  • 3) “The treatment continuum” – Jennifer provides details and insight into the treatment process

  • 4) “Common pitfalls in treatment” – Jennifer walks us through the importance of a unified front. Edwin shares his experience in treatment. Focus on leaving against medical advice and the importance of follow through

  • 5) “The reality of “rehab”” – Jennifer and Edwin dispel some rehab myths. Real talk on rehab

  • 6) “Transitions and after-care” – Jennifer and Edwin discuss the importance of a solid after-care plan. Recovery is a long term process

  • 7) “Families: TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF” – JENNIFER EXPLORES SELF-CARE FOR THE FAMILY; VERY IMPORTANT

  • 8) “Why do families resist help” – Jennifer and Edwin explore stigma and other reasons families resist self-care.

  • 9) “Final Thoughts” – Jennifer wraps it up with some great advice and final thoughts for family members.


Stories

Stories from those who have been there to inspire.

Ben’s Story

Ben Williams tells his story.

  • 1) “Intro-Early Years”

  • 2) “Age of 1st Use”

  • 3) “Progression and Consequences”

  • 4) “The Legal System Gets Involved”

  • 5) “Addiction Takes Over”

  • 6) “Crack Fueled Criminal Lifestyle”

  • 7) “Controlled By The Drug”

  • 8) “The Threat of Jail Didn’t Stop Me”

  • 9) “Attitude Starts to Change”

  • 10) “The Lost Backpack Story”

  • 11) “Moment of Change/Recovery”

  • 12) “Recommendations”

  • 13) “Rewards of Recovery”

Tom’s Story

Retired military vet Tom discusses his struggles with addiction, how he coped, and his emergence as a recovery coach.

  • 1) “The early years” – Tom describes the emergence of this struggles with alcohol.

  • 2) “Hitting a new plateau” – Tom’s alcohol issues continue to escalate

  • 3) “At war” – Tom describes the impact of 9/11 and how this impacted his addiction.

  • 4) “In and after Afghanistan” – Active service in the military and then reserves doesn’t stop his alcohol use.

  • 5) “The lowest point and turning the corner” – Tom hit the lowest point in his struggle and finally turns for help.

  • 6) “Insight into the unique struggles of veterans” – Tom shares some of the struggles unique to veterans relative to addiction, mental health, and civilian life.

Solomon’s Story

Solomon and Rich discuss Solomon’s journey through addiction, recovery, and relapse.

  • 1) “Solomon’s story: How addiction takes hold and relapse occurs ” – Solomon shares his story of addiction, recovery, and relapse.

  • 2) “How addiction takes hold and relapse occurs ” – Solomon shares his story of addiction, recovery, and relapse.

  • 3) “How addiction takes hold and relapse occurs ” – Solomon shares his story of addiction, recovery, and relapse.

  • 4) “How addiction takes hold and relapse occurs ” – Solomon shares his story of addiction, recovery, and relapse.

  • 5) “How addiction takes hold and relapse occurs ” – Solomon shares his story of addiction, recovery, and relapse.

  • 6) “Diving deeper: Relapse Review ” – Rich shares more about recurrence and relapse and dives into that process more deeply with Solomon.

Lisa’s Story

Lisa shares the story of her oldest son Andrew and how a sports injury led him down a dangerous and deadly path

  • 1) “Andrew’s Story: childhood” – Lisa describes her oldest son Andrew and sets the stage for what’s to come.

  • 2) “Parents can trust their instincts ” – Andrew’s recovery from a knee injury causes a loss in identity as an athlete, leading him down a different path and bringing great concern to his parents.

  • 3) “setting boundaries” – Lisa and Mark set boundaries with their son and hold firm, however difficult.

  • 4) “Putting on a front” – Andrew gets into trouble and agrees to a short-lived stint in rehab but goes back to his life of partying and using.

  • 5) “parents offers for help rejected.” – Lisa encourages Andrew to change his ways but it falls on deaf ears; his parents feel helpless and find connection with other parents to keep them strong.

  • 6) “Worst nightmare” – Lisa and Mark find out through Facebook that their son has died as a result of fentanyl-laced Xanax.

  • 7) “Dangerous times” – Rich explains how deadly fake pills laced with fentanyl and carfentanyl are.

  • 8) “the aftermath” – Three years later, Lisa shares how life is today after Andrew’s death – the bad and the good – and how she has survived by helping others.

  • 9) “Healing In Helping Other” – Lisa’s healing is grounded in her ability to help others who have lost loved ones to substance misuse. She shares advice for kids and families.

  • 10) “Stigma” – Rich and Lisa remind us that there is no shame in dealing with SUD. Talking and sharing can change or save a life.

Tina’s Story

Early exposure to drugs and alcohol led Tina to an epic, two decade struggle with substance misuse. Learn how she finally made it through

  • 1) “It began with bubbly” – Tina got her first taste of alcohol and marijuana at a young age. She immediately knew she liked them

  • 2) “Experimenting in high school” – Tina’s early to exposure to alcohol and marijuana quickly lead to experimentation with other substances

  • 3) “Cocaine and Heroin entered the picture” – After leaving college, Tina’s substance use progressed to Cocaine, Heroin and Meth

  • 4) “Crack took over” – From her first hit of Crack, Tina began a 20-year struggle with the substance

  • 5) “Serious consequences” – As Crack became an all-consuming obsession for Tina, her life begins to fall apart

  • 6) “Prison” – Going to prison doesn’t stop Tina from using, but the threat of losing her begins to open her eyes

  • 7) “Homelessness” – Tina once again relapses into serious substance misuse, and finds herself homeless. Fortunately, soon after, she finds hope

  • 8) “The joy of recovery” – Church was instrumental in Tina’s recovery, it led her to Narcotic’s Anonymous and the desire to help others

  • 9) “Helping others” – Tina finds a sense of purpose in re-engaging with her education helping other people on their journey towards recovery

  • 10) “Don’t give up” – Tina and Rich share their insights on how to go about beginning to get better. It all starts with information

  • 11) “Impact on families” – Tina’s substance misuse affected her children in many ways. Taking responsibility for her actions, while letting go of guilt, is key to her recovery

  • 12) “Her relationship with her kids today” – Tina’s road to recovery has led to a healthier relationship with her kids as well

Marc’s Story

Marc’s substance use took him through 13 attempts at treatment before he finally found recovery – and a new life through MAT

  • 1) “Progression of Substance Use” – Early experimentation leads to progressive substance use and impacts to social circle.

  • 2) “Despite better judgement” – As Marc’s substance use increases, he is introduced to opioids.

  • 3) “Opioid Use Disorder Severe” – Marc’s use of opioids quickly escalates to daily use and he enters treatment for the first of many times.

  • 4) “Medically Assisted Treatment” – After being in and out of treatment 13 times, Marc learns of medication assisted treatment and the game changes.

  • 5) “Recovery as a Process” – Marc’s MAT is one part of multiple pathways of recovery.

  • 6) “Pillars of recovery ” – Marc’s life in recovery is full and far from where he was in the middle of his struggle with addiction.

  • 7) “Recovery Support ” – Marc and Rich discuss MAT and how that plays in recovery support groups

Nicole’s Story

Nicole has lived with, and loved, a substance misuser for 25 years. For her, knowledge has been the key to making it work

  • 1) “Living with, and loving, a substance misuser” – Even before Nicole and her husband were married, his family warned her that she was in for a bumpy ride

  • 2) “Enabling” – Nicole always did whatever she needed to do to keep the family functioning. Until she learned there was a better way

  • 3) “Learning how to love and detach” – As her husband’s substance misuse spiraled out of control, Nicole found help for herself

  • 4) “Inside the mind of a substance misuser” – Learning the science behind how substance misuse affects the brain helped Nicole better deal with her situation

  • 5) “The intervention” – The family bonded together to get Nicole’s husband the help he needed

  • 6) “Approaching her kids” – Nicole has learned the best way to guide her kids through this situation is to arm them with information

  • 7) “Words of wisdom for other families in crisis” – Knowledge is power. Learning that substance misuse is a disease is key to helping loved ones recover

  • 8) “Why stay with a spouse who is misusing substances?” – There is no correlation between “tough love” and success in recovery. The more you know about what your loved one needs, the more you can help

  • 9) “Misinformed advice” – Families of substance abusers will hear a lot of advice from a lot of places. Most of it is based on emotion, not knowledge

Keaton, Davis, Sophie

Three children of a dad with SUD share their stories and the impact addiction has had on their lives.

  • 1) “Impact on kids: Keaton’s story ” – Keaton describes when she first understood that her dad had an issue with substance misuse.

  • 2) “Impact on kids: Davis story” – Davis was young when he first saw his dad go to rehab but that wouldn’t be the last time the family would experience this.

  • 3) “Impact on kids: Sophie’s Story” – Sophie describes her feelings of confusion and loss when her dad first went to rehab.

  • 4) “Progression, Davis-Keaton’s perspective ” – As their dad’s SUD continues to progress, Keaton and Davis learn about detachment and triggers.  

  • 5) “Progression, Sophie’s perspective  ” – Sophie’s frustration and anger rise to the top as her dad’s SUD progresses, but more understanding and education help give her perspective. 

  • 6) “Real Deal Stuff ” – Keaton’s emotions well up as she talks about her dad and his struggles, revealing real and raw emotions after the camera cuts. 

  • 7) “Family Navigates Early Recovery ” – Now that their dad is in recovery, the kids talk about how he – and life – has changed.

  • 8) “Common challenges for the family” – The kids talk about the daily challenges of having a dad in recovery and learning that his wellfare is not their responsibility

  • 9) “Pushing boundaries” – The kids share an experience of a family trip and how their dad’s drinking has them on edge.

  • 10) “Family Systems and common roles” – Sophie assumes the role of caretaker; Rich talks about family systems and dynamics

  • 11) “Take care of yourself” – The kids share how recovery is all in the family, the impact therapy, and how substance misuse is impacting their friends.

  • 12) “Risk Factors” – Sophie, Davis, and Keaton talk about awareness of their risk for SUD given their dad’s own struggles.  

  • 13) “Final Thoughts” – Closing thoughts from the kids about communication, importance of understanding, and a willingness to learn.

Joey’s Story

Journey with Joey, from childhood to today, as he shares his struggles with, and ultimately triumph over, substance misuse

  • 1) “How it started” – Joey was a typical 11-year old from a typical family. But soon after discovering marijuana, he found himself living a double life

  • 2) “Progression of use” – By 8th grade, Joey’s marijuana use turned into an everyday habit, and he begins to experiment with pills

  • 3) “When use becomes misuse” – By the time Joey is in college he begins to realize that, even in a party scene, his relationship with substances is different than others

  • 4) “First trip to treatment” – Joey’s first trip to treatment begins his road to recovery. But the idea that he couldn’t use ever again was still too much to accept

  • 5) “Progression to Opioids” – In his early 20s, Joey’s drug misuse moves to Opioids. He shares his insights about the highs of drug use, and the lows of withdrawal

  • 6) “Adderall Misuse” – It wasn’t long after Joey got to college that he was introduced to, and began to misuse, Adderall

  • 7) “Making the turn” – After several trips to recovery, Joey was finally ready to begin to make real changes

  • 8) “The road to recovery” – For most people, changing the places and people around them helps with recovery. Joey took it one step further

  • 9) “It can get better” – Joey learns that, by embracing recovery, both he and his family can get better and healthier

  • 10) “How to communicate with family” – Joey and Rich share their insights on how families can more effectively communicate about Substance Miuse

  • 11) “Breaking the stigma” – Most people think that drug misuse is a choice. Joey and Rich another perspective on the subject

  • 12) “Talking to kids about Substance Misuse” – Today’s kids are smart. Joey and Rich share some tips on how to best inform them about the risks associated with drug use

Elizabeth’s Story

Elizabeth shares her journey to recovery, and her passion for helping young people avoid the dangers of today’s substances

  • 1) “How it started” – Elizabeth grew up in a family where drinking was “just the thing to do” Even to excess

  • 2) “The high school years” – Elizabeth drank throughout high school without any significant consequences, so by the time college rolled around it was “game on”

  • 3) “Drinking progresses to drug use in college” – By the time Elizabeth gets to college she prides herself on drinking the boys under the table. But inside, she knows something’s not right

  • 4) “How her family could’ve helped” – Elizabeth shares her thought on how, if properly educated on recovery, her family could’ve helped her a lot sooner

  • 5) “Being a new mom” – Motherhood is stressful. A few glasses of wine is fine to take the edge off. Until it’s not anymore

  • 6) “Progression into other substances” – At 34, Elizabeth finds that drinking alone isn’t enough anymore

  • 7) “The wake up call” – A near-death experience convinces Elizabeth that it’s time for recovery

  • 8) Rich shares some insights on how to encourage loved ones to have a healthier relationship with substances

  • 9) “The road to recovery” – When Elizabeth first entered rehab, she thought, “I’ll just quit drugs, but keep drinking” She soon learned that wasn’t right for her

  • 10) “Learning to let go” – Elizabeth learns how to not only say goodbye to substances, but to shame, fear and judgement as well

  • 11) “Sharing what she’s learned” – Elizabeth shares how you can save years of suffering being open to getting educated about substance misuse

  • 12) “Talking to kids about substance misuse” – Rich and Elizabeth share valuable tips on how to talk to your kids about substance misuse

  • 13) “Risks for kids” – With the emergence of fake pills and fentanyl, one wrong choice can be fatal

Tricia’s Story

Tricia was always a social drinker. But a change from a professional career to full-time mom triggered her struggle with alcohol misuse

  • 1) “The pressures of motherhood” – Tricia left her career as an ICU nurse behind to be a full-time mom. Soon after, alcohol misuse became a problem for her

  • 2) “Early warning signs” – Tricia begins to notice fairly early on that her desire to drink didn’t line up with her desire to be a great mom

  • 3) “A pivotal moment” – For Tricia, a day that involved a fight, a blackout and a potential DUI triggered a wake-up call

  • 4) “A daughter’s concern” – Tricia recalls the day her daughter began to question if mom had a problem with alcohol

  • 5) “The recovery process” – Tricia recalls the day that she went to her first recovery meeting

  • 6) “Helping others find their way” – Rich and Tricia discuss the multiple pathways to recovery, and the value in allowing the right people to help you along the way

  • 7) “Impact on families” – Learn how Tricia’s alcohol misuse impacted her family negatively, but her recovery has become a positive force in their lives

  • 8) “How families can help” – Gaining knowledge on how substance misuse works is key to learning how to best help your loved one

  • 9) “Substance use in work situations” – In many professional fields, alcohol is an accepted, or even encouraged, part of doing business. It’s time to change the culture.

  • 10) “Her work as a recovery coach” – Tricia currently works with hospitals as a recovery coach. Hear her insights on the serious health problems that alcohol misuse can cause.

  • 11) “Breaking the stigma around substance misuse” – Many people look at substance misuse with scorn or judgment. Here’s another approach that proves to be more effective.

Mary Harris’s Story

Mary grew up in a “party house” with lots of love, but even more dysfunction around substance misuse. Here is her story

  • 1) “An introduction from Rich Jones” – Meet Rich Jones, your host and youturn’s resident recovery expert

  • 2) “Growing up in a party house” – Mary Harris talks about how growing up in a home where there was always a party, and as a result, always dysfunction.

  • 3) “Her role in a dysfunctional family structure” – Mary Harris discusses growing up in household struggling with substance misuse, and the role she took on to try to manage it.

  • 4) “The disease progresses” – Mary Harris begins to replicate the caretaker role that she took on with her mother in her other relationships. A therapist intervenes.

  • 5) “What is an intervention?” – Effective interventions are not like the ones you see on TV. And recovery is not just for the person with the substance issue.

  • 6) “How recovery programs help her grow” – At first, Mary Harris was skeptical about Alcoholic’s Anonymous, but once she embraced the process, everything changed.

  • 7) “Overcoming the stigma” – Rich and Mary Harris talk about the need for society to get past the stigmas surrounding substance use and recovery

  • 8) “Family recovery” – Mary Harris talks about how overcoming her fears about engaging with family recovery was critical to her healing process.

  • 9) “Looking back” – Mary Harris reflects on her childhood and wishes there was something like youturn back then

  • 10) “What life is like today” – When Mary Harris looks back, she doesn’t recognize the person she used to be. And for her, that’s a very good thing.

Hubert’s Story

This series takes us on Hubert’s two-decade long decline into alcohol misuse, and his path to recovery

  • 1) “Growing up in a “Work Hard, Play Hard” family” – Hubert grew up fast in a family environment that made it seem cool to drink.

  • 2) “Early peer pressure” – Peer pressure plus curiosity about alcohol leads to early consequences for Hubert

  • 3) “His parent’s attitude about drinking” – When Hubert’s drinking began to escalate in his high school years, no one warned him about the dangers that could lie ahead.

  • 4) “The college years” – Hubert’s drinking progresses throughout college, and he begins to experiment with other substances.

  • 5) “Building a career around drinking” – Rich and Hubert discuss how substance misuse can affect a person’s value system.

  • 6) “Drinking begins to take over” – A move to Jackson Hole triggers a significant advancement in Hubert’s substance misuse issues.

  • 7) “The first big wake up call” – Hubert suffers a series of consequences around drinking, and begins to contemplate whether he has a problem.

  • 8) “A first step towards recovery” – Hubert attempts to control his drinking to prove to his family that he can handle it.

  • 9) “The final consequence” – A fateful road trip to best friend’s mother’s funeral becomes a catalyst for real change.

  • 10) “I am done” – In the aftermath of the road trip, Hubert finally finds the road to recovery

  • 11) “It’s okay to get help” – Many people don’t get help because they feel ashamed. We think that’s a shame, and we aim to change that.

  • 12) “Things are looking up” – Rich and Hubert recap his journey towards recovery, and share their thoughts on how you can too.

  • 13) “Progression of substance misuse” – For most people, the progression from casual use to misuse follows a fairly predictable path. Here’s how it went down for Hubert.

  • 14) “Work-related issues” – Hubert and Rich share insights on how, in many cases, working environments inadvertently enable substance misuse.

  • 15) “Impact on families” – It’s our mission at YouTurn to help educate families on how substance misuse can damage the fabric of family life, and how to avoid it.

  • 16) “How YouTurn can help” – Hubert reflects on his journey towards recovery and shares his thoughts on how YouTurn could’ve helped him get there sooner.

Maria’s Story

Maria isn’t a substance misuser. But growing up around alcohol misuse had a significant impact on her adult life. This is her story

  • 1) “Growing up in a family of alcohol misusers” – From the time she was five, Maria was aware that excessive drinking was a significant issue in her family.

  • 2) “They were the life of the party” – As a shy kid, Maria saw her uncles having fun drinking, and wanted to be a part of it.

  • 3) “Marrying an alcoholic” – When Maria became a young adult, she continued to be drawn to “the life of the party.” Eventually she married one.

  • 4) “Trying to manage the situation” – With very little information or support about substance misuse, Maria attempts to manage an increasingly volatile situation.

  • 5) “The point of no return” – Despite her efforts, Maria’s husband’s drinking continues to escalate, until one night it reached the point of no return.

  • 6) “Repeating the pattern” – Maria moves on with her life and remarries, but soon realizes that she hasn’t really moved forward.

  • 7) “Finally getting help” – When Maria finally engages in her own recovery, things begin to change.

  • 8) “A fresh start” – Through recovery, Maria has learned that her own happiness doesn’t have to be tied to what other people are doing.

  • 9) “Advice for others” – Maria and Rich encourage people in need to speak up, and seek out help.


Critical Conversations

Conversation exploring related current events and more, from different sides of the table.

Critical Conversations
  • 1) “Framing the Issues of Recovery” – Rich and Elizabeth, two of youturn’s founders, and guest Edwin McCain discuss the journey of recovery.

  • 2) “Numbers Tell a Terrible Truth” – Rich, Shay, and Edwin discuss a recent article that outlines the opioid epidemic along with their perspectives of how we have gotten to this point.

  • 3) “The Debate Over Legalization of Marijuana” – Rich, Elizabeth, and Edwin debate the legalization of marijuana for both recreational and medical purposes.

  • 4) “The Right Approach” – Rich and Edwin debate the idea of tough love, its purpose, and whether that approach works in today’s world.

  • 5) “How Did We Get Here?” – Rich and Edwin discuss opioids, their role, and how we moved from appropriate use to abuse.

  • 6) “A Mom’s Perspective: Part 1” – A mom shares the pain of losing her son to a heroin overdose.

  • 7) “A Mom’s Perspective: Part 2” – A mom shares the pain of losing her son to a heroin overdose.

  • 8) “Stigma of Addiction” – Rich, Shay, and Edwin discuss the stigma of addiction and what it’s like discussing their recovery.

  • 9) “Business and Addiction” – The youturn team chats with an insurance specialist about addiction impacts in the workplace and implication to employee benefits.

  • 10) “Prescription Drug Misuse” – Rich and Edwin talk about prescription drugs, proper use, and addiction potential.