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RCA Radio Hour Explores the Hard Realities of Substance Use Disorder

Dillon McClernon

Authored by Dillon McClernon

On the first Tuesday of every month, Tara Rivera, treatment advocate for Recovery Centers of America, representing our Massachusetts facilities RCA at Danvers and RCA at Westminster, co-hosts the Recovery Centers of America Radio Hour on Boston’s WKPZ the K-Zone 105.3FM and 1280AM.

In the first part of the conversation, Rivera observed that many people who suffer from substance use disorder (SUD) also struggle with unresolved trauma they need to work through as well, stressing the importance of treating both addiction and trauma. 

Later Michael Gross, Primary Therapist at RCA at Danvers, joined the discussion. Gross relayed how, while he was still in training at Boston University, he would pass along a street known colloquially as the “methadone mile” and how this helped set him on the path of helping those in the grip of SUD.

As he related, “My natural inclination is to help whenever I see anything—whether it’s a behavioral health crisis or whether it’s someone overdosing.”

Listen to the conversation here.

If you or a loved one is struggling with drugs or alcohol, call Recovery Centers of America now at 1-800-RECOVERY

Authored by

Dillon McClernon

Dillon McClernon

Dillon currently serves as the Senior Director of Sales and Marketing at RCA. After his tenure as Chief Communications Officer and senior advisor to RCA, he opted for a full-time position at RCA where he could build a new team linking sales and marketing to directly impact RCA’s mission of saving 1 million lives.


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