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 over 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? And what new treatments are giving people hope that recovery is possible?

Join Call to Mind host Kimberly Adams for Substance Use & New Paths to Recovery, a critical hour-long broadcast special exploring substance use disorders in the United States. Through in-depth interviews and reported stories, we’ll hear firsthand from individuals who have recovered from substance use disorders, clinicians leading research to transform the treatment field, and experts who work to decriminalize substance use disorders.

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: December 16, 2022
Promo spot available: December 16, 2022
Program rundown available: December 30, 2022
Date content will be uploaded: December 30, 2022


Broadcast Window

January 1, 2023 - February 28, 2023

If you'd like to air this special outside of the indicated broadcast window, please contact your Station Relations Representative.

Broadcast Rights

Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before March 1, 2023. 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 their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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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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