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Why Only 10% of People with Addiction Seek Treatment?


In this episode of The Executive Innovation Show Podcast, Carrie Chitsey speaks with Brad Christensen. Brad is the Executive Director of Corner Canyon Recovery in Draper Utah. He has over 10 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse industry.


Listen in as we discuss topics such as: 


  • With over 20M Americans experiencing substance abuse problems, why do only 10-18% of Americans seek treatment? Brad talks about what constraints are stopping those with a substance abuse disorder to get help?

  • As the opioid crisis grows, find out how this is affecting insurance companies and how they cover treatment, detox guidelines. 

  • There are many mental health and deep-rooted issues that lead to substance abuse? Listen as Brad explains how LGBTQ patients can experience a certain desire to fit in that lead to substance abuse and relapse rates.  

  • Experiencing childhood trauma can have a significant increase in abusing substances in teen and adult years. Can trauma from youth and not addressing mental health issues lead to substance abuse?

  • Learn more about the critical components that help patients find success in recovery. This includes aftercare programs, halfway houses etc. 

  • Carrie and Brad speak about the use of video telehealth in aftercare to improve after care outcomes, reducing relapse rates. They discuss how to provide on-going video telehealth counseling with treatment facility to not have to start over in “telling their story”. 


Keep up with Brad Christensen and Corner Canyon Recovery.


To find out what Humans Helping Humans is doing to raise awareness and reduce relapse rates.


Releasing on all podcast platforms on April 4th!