Aired Wednesday, 3 October 2018 at 4:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM PST
Joe Schrank: A Path of Overcoming Addiction
(UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative to Study Marijuana for Reducing Opioid Use)
Joining Cynthia Rose on the show this week Joe Schrank. Joe speaks from his life experience.
Totally abstinent from all intoxicating substances for nearly 20 years, Joe Schrank is a clinical social worker, journalist, public speaker, and policy advocate. As a young man at the University of Southern California, Joe medicated his depression with alcohol and avoidance. His road to stable mental health led to a social work program at Iona College, then a master’s degree program at the University of Illinois. From there, Joe worked as a residential therapist at Promises in Malibu, California.
In 2004, Joe returned to New York City where he opened the first transitional living facility. Frustrated with the lack of media coverage about addiction and mental health, he founded thefix.com in 2010. Joe is a founding member of “Sobriety, Learning and Motivation” which established the first recovery program in a New York City public school. He has facilitated countless interventions, managed innumerable crises, and successfully navigated many court entanglements. Joe has had many positive outcomes with his “1:1 in vivo” treatment protocol. He is a frequent contributor to Salon, the Daily Beast, the Huffington Post, and Fox News. He believes addiction is the health crisis of the modern age. Joe lives in Brooklyn with his two boys who have never seen him drink.
With more than 20 years experience as a social worker in the addiction and mental health space, Joe can help with any situation that arises.