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Spirituality & Health Podcast

Oct 21, 2022

Carrie Wilkens, PhD is co-founder and clinical director of the CMC in New York City, NY; Long Island, NY; and Washington, DC. She is cofounder of CMC: Berkshires, a private inpatient/residential program employing the same treatment approaches in Western Massachusetts, and cofounder and president of the CMC: Foundation for Change, a nonprofit organization with the mission of improving the dissemination of evidence-based ideas and strategies to professionals and loved ones of persons struggling with substance use through the Invitation to Change approach.

Wilkens is co-author of the award-winning books, Beyond Addiction, and The Beyond Addiction Workbook for Family and Friends: Evidence-Based Skills to Help a Loved-One Make Positive Change (New Harbinger), which was featured in Spirituality & Health's Sept/Oct 2022 feature "Books We Love." She is also contributor to a user-friendly workbook, The Parent’s 20 Minute Guide.

In this episode, Carrie and Rabbi Rami discuss addiction and recovery, caring for loved ones in addiction, and using curiosity to encourage change.