Let's Talk About It By USRA Coalition

USRA Coalition

Welcome to USRA Coalition’s Let’s Talk About It Podcast, where we give you insights into mental health and substance abuse issues.

In each episode we’ll have a conversation with a guest who will help educate and create awareness in our communities around these topics. Thanks for listening and enjoy the podcast!

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In this episode of USRA Coalition’s Let’s Talk About It, we have a special guest, Jon Shaw.Jon is a recovering addict who grew up in Suffern, NJ. He started experimenting with drugs and alcohol at a young age. It was all about having fun for a while, but then they became something just to numb the pain.In this episode Jon shares how to tell if you’re drinking or using could be a real problem and how to identify some red flags that someone could be suffering from addiction.If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction or mental health issues, there are resources to help.Visit our website for more information: https://usracoalition.orgUSRA Coalition’s Let’s Talk About It Podcast gives you insight into mental health and substance abuse issues. In each episode, we’ll have a conversation with a guest who will help educate and create awareness in our communities around these topics.Thanks for watching and enjoy the show.

8 feb

30 min 20 seg

In this episode of USRA Coalition’s Let’s Talk About It, we have a special guest, Dr. Jolene Arasz.Dr. Arasz has been a practicing clinical psychologist for the past 20 years. She has been working with adolescents, adults, families, and in school settings. She offers therapeutic services, acts as a public speaker, and is the author of new book, Why On Earth Do I Feel This Way?In this episode, Dr. Arasz shares with us how better understand anxiety and offers solutions to help us cope.If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction or mental health issues, there are resources to help.Visit our website for more information: https://usracoalition.orgUSRA Coalition’s Let’s Talk About It Podcast gives you insight into mental health and substance abuse issues. In each episode, we’ll have a conversation with a guest who will help educate and create awareness in our communities around these topics.Thanks for watching and enjoy the show.

25 ene

26 min 59 seg

In this episode of USRA Coalition’s Let’s Talk About It, we have a special guest, Anthony Pulizzano.Anthony has been a police officer for 18 years, and in the last 16 years, he’s been protecting and serving the town of Upper Saddle River. He’s served as a PBA State Delegate, on the Bergen County Crisis Intervention Team, and as a DARE Officer in the Upper Saddle River Schools.In this episode, Anthiny joins Michael Koth to share his insights. This includes what he’s been working on in the DARE Program, consequences of taking drugs, drinking alcohol, and vaping, and why it’s important to teach our youth to make responsible decisions.He also makes suggestions on how parents can facilitate difficult discussions with their children.If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction or mental health issues, there are resources to help.Visit our website for more information: https://usracoalition.orgUSRA Coalition’s Let’s Talk About It Podcast gives you insight into mental health and substance abuse issues. In each episode, we’ll have a conversation with a guest who will help educate and create awareness in our communities around these topics.Thanks for watching and enjoy the show.

11 ene

19 min 37 seg

In this episode of USRA Coalition's Let's Talk About It, we have a special guest, Melissa Reifman.Melissa is a student of Northern Highlands Regional High School, member of the National Honor Society, co-editor and chief of the school newspaper, and a member of Senior Class Council. She’s also a student activist in the community, drumming up awareness for the opioid crisis and anti-bullying efforts.If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction or mental health issues, there are resources to help.Visit our website for more information: https://usracoalition.orgUSRA Coalition’s Let’s Talk About It Podcast gives you insight into mental health and substance abuse issues. In each episode, we’ll have a conversation with a guest who will help educate and create awareness in our communities around these topics.Thanks for watching and enjoy the show.

nov 2020

17 min 21 seg

In this episode of USRA Coalition's Let's Talk About It, we have a special guest, Dr. Jenn Altman.Dr. Jenn Altman has been both a school psychologist and clinical psychologist for the past 20 years. She also has her own private practice right here in Ho-Ho-Kus. She works closely with schools, college advisors, and other specialists.With everything that's going on in the world right now, we discuss how it's been affecting adolescents in our community.If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction or mental health issues, there are resources to help.Visit our website for more information: https://usracoalition.orgUSRA Coalition’s Let’s Talk About It Podcast gives you insight into mental health and substance abuse issues. In each episode, we’ll have a conversation with a guest who will help educate and create awareness in our communities around these topics.Thanks for watching and enjoy the show.

nov 2020

23 min 17 seg

In this episode of USRA Coalition's Let's Talk About It, we have a special guest, Dr. Jessica Verdicchio.Dr. Verdicchio is a social worker at Northern Highlands Regional High School and the supervisor of the Student Wellness Department. Focused on the needs of our students, she helps connect them to different resources.If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction or mental health issues, there are resources to help.Visit our website for more information: https://usracoalition.orgUSRA Coalition’s Let’s Talk About It Podcast gives you insight into mental health and substance abuse issues. In each episode, we’ll have a conversation with a guest who will help educate and create awareness in our communities around these topics.Thanks for watching and enjoy the show.

nov 2020

20 min 12 seg

In this episode of USRA Coalition's Let's Talk About It, we have a special guest, Lauren Wright. Lauren tells the story of her brother, Carter Stone, a 32-year-old man who fell victim to the heroin epidemic in Bergen County.Carter started taking OxyContin after a car accident in September 2015, when a woman who was texting while driving rear-ended him. He eventually turned to heroin to get high, as it was much cheaper.If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction or mental health issues, there are resources to help. Here are the few that Lauren mentions in the episode:Carrier Clinic800-933-3579https://carrierclinic.orgHackensack Meridian Healthhttps://www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org1-844-464-9355Narcotics Anonymoushttps://na.org818.773.9999 x771Alcoholics Anonymoushttps://aa.org(212) 870-3400USRA Coalition’s Let’s Talk About It Podcast gives you insight into mental health and substance abuse issues. In each episode, we’ll have a conversation with a guest who will help educate and create awareness in our communities around these topics. Thanks for watching and enjoy the show.

oct 2020

24 min 37 seg