Substance Use & New Paths to Recovery

About the Program

Addiction is at an all-time high in the United States and the results are deadly. During the COVID-19 pandemic, binge drinking increased by 21 percent and drug overdoses claimed more than 100,000 lives in just a 12-month period.

What causes a person to develop an addiction? Why are substance use disorders so complicated to treat? What new treatments are giving people hope that recovery is possible?

This program shares the experiences of people who are managing substance use disorders, and leading experts working to transform the substance use disorder treatment field while decriminalizing the conversation about addiction disorders.

Encore from January 2023

Call to Mind’s specials explore an emerging area of understanding in mental health and aim to illustrate new knowledge to empower people to engage with in their well-being. All Call to Mind programs are produced with a focus on identity representation.


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Preview audio available: September 15, 2023
Promo spot available: September 15, 2023
Program rundown available: September 29, 2023
Date content will be uploaded: September 29, 2023


Broadcast Window

October 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023

If you'd like to air this special outside of the indicated broadcast window, please contact Marge Ostroushko.

Broadcast Rights

Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before January 1, 2024. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact Marge Ostroushko.

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Kimberly Adams

Kimberly Adams is the host of Call to Mind’s national broadcast programs, and a host and senior correspondent for APM's Marketplace. She covers mental health, politics, business and the economy from Washington, DC, where she also serves as Chair for the Board of Governors at the National Press Club. Before moving to DC, Kimberly was a Cairo-based journalist reporting on the political, social, and economic upheaval in Egypt following the Arab Spring. Her award-winning work aired on multiple networks in the United States, Canada, the UK, Germany, Hong Kong, and elsewhere.

Kimberly identifies as a Black woman (she/her).

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