Season 2, Episode 2
Host(s): Dr. Larry Force, Andrew O’Grady, Elisa Gwilliam
Guest(s): Clint Crawford: author, Executive Director of Journey Pure in Knoxville, Tennessee, psychology PhD candidate
The INTERSECTIONS Exchange team is joined by Clint Crawford, the Executive Director of Journey Pure, to discuss the connections between mental health and addiction. Crawford shares his personal journey into the recovery field and his innovative approaches to mental health and addiction therapy.
- Equine therapy
- Clint Crawford’s journey to the mental health and addiction fields
- Historic lack of mental health resources in the southern U.S.
- Importance of continuity of care for patients on Medicaid
- Community-based care and solution-based therapy
- Intersections of addiction and mental health
- Crawford’s journey as an author
- The role of the family in addiction
- Equine and canine therapy
- Journey Pure
- The Prison With No Bars: A Book for Families Dealing With Addicted Loved Ones by Clint Crawford
- The Essence of Gratitude: How Gratitude Brings Happiness and Grows Overall Character by Clint Crawford
- A Penny’s Worth of Compassion by Clint Crawford
- How do I quit drinking or using drugs?
- “The most important intervention in the whole mental health system…is community-based care management—working with somebody in their place.” – Andrew O’Grady
- “Everyone looks at the world differently based on their lens of training…I had been trained in one paradigm, but [solution-based] therapy was like a breath of fresh air because it wasn’t about problems.” – Dr. Larry Force
- “Mental health and addiction are like the carburetor and the engine in a car…if you only fix the carburetor you’ve still got an engine that isn’t going to run right and it’s probably going to tear up the rest of the engine before it’s over with…mental health and addiction feed each other” – Clint Crawford
- “Your love is not a sociopath, this is just what happens in addiction…when an addict is sick in active addiction, every person that loves that person is sick as well in different ways.” – Clint Crawford