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Podcast – RP 27: Dr. Kerby Stewart | Recovery, a Journey from Head to Heart

If “recovery is a journey from head to heart”, today’s guest maps out the science and philosophy of addiction recovery and of cardiovascular health and wellness. And, he is especially qualified to do so. Dr. Kerby Stewart is a former ER physician who is currently the Clinical Coordinator for Substance Abuse Programs at the Texas Department of State Health Services and who is a person in long-term recovery.

Dr. Stewart is the state staff lead for the Texas Recovery Initiative (TRI), a statewide movement away from the acute care model of addiction treatment to a chronic care approach often referred to as a recovery oriented system of care (ROSC). Click here to get connected to your local ROSC initiative in Texas. From the inter workings and dysfunction of the brain (not to mention our medical system) to the risk factors driving people in recovery’s cardiovascular disease, Dr. Stewart’s interview is refreshingly honest, very informative and wonderfully thought provoking. This is one of those episodes you will likely listen to over and over again.

Texas DSHS Heart Health Resources:

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This episode of RecoveryPeople is a part of our Million Hearts series on heart health and wellness aimed at helping prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. This series is supported through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminstration.]]>