Recovery Is… Video Series

This video series features conversations with professionals in the field of Addiction Medicine and people with lived experience in recovery from substance use disorders. These interviews provide insight into the disease of addiction, educate about treatment options, and reduce stigma associated with substance use.

Recovery Is... Everyday Conversations

Posted January 19, 2023

Join us for a candid conversation about substance use, where we discuss the importance of talking openly about addiction, to reduce stigma and promote open dialogue to support those seeking recovery.

Recovery Is... Understanding Mental Health and Substance Use

Posted October 18, 2022

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Claudia Chapa, sharing insights about co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. This interview encourages understanding and compassion, and ways to support individuals who may be struggling with both mental health, and substance use concerns.

Recovery Is... We Do Recover

Posted February 15, 2022

Join us for a discussion with Hillary Palczer, as she shares her lived experience in substance use recovery, and an important reminder that "We DO recover!"

Recovery Is... Relationships

Posted February 15, 2022

Listen in on our conversation with Sandy Soloski from Adagio Health, as we discuss the importance of relationships while navigating recovery from substance use.

Recovery Is...Pregnancy and Substance Use Disorders

Posted December 02, 2021

Cheri Siverling from the Family Birthing Center at UPMC Northwest and Kaleigh Gustafson from the Women’s Recovery Center in Venango County, share information about the impact of substance use during and after pregnancy. They provide details of how to help mothers and their babies, to reduce Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and promote recovery for women of childbearing age.

Recovery Is...Dr. Loflen

Posted November 01, 2021

Dr. Jason Loflen, Emergency Medicine Physician at UPMC Hamot discusses substance use treatment options, and recovery services. He shares valuable information about living a life of recovery, and supporting increased access to services for those struggling with substance use.