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Podcast #64 — The 5-Actions Program: A Self-Guided Roadmap Out of Addiction

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(1hr05mins) In this new Coming Up for Air episode, Isabel Cooney, Allies writer and senior editor, and Laurie MacDougall, creator of REST and Allies contributor,  interview Dr. John Fitzgerald.

John has worked with Dominique and Allies in Recovery for years, sharing with our members his expertise on addiction and some of its root causes. Throughout his career as a researcher and as a clinician, he has identified a tremendous gap in the treatment world: people are in need of treatment and they're not receiving it. 

5 Actions: Motivate, Evaluate, Resolve, Manage and Create or how to successfully overcome addiction 

With the support of the state of New Mexico,  John recently launched the 5-Actions Program, an educational online program to help people understand and overcome their addiction. We like to think of the 5-Actions Program as Allies in Recovery's sister site,  supporting the person with addiction by providing the much needed knowledge and skills they need to take the reins of recovery.  

The 5-Actions Program is available for free to all residents of New Mexico. John's program is an invaluable resource, both for you, the family member, and your Loved One with SUD.  If you are a resident of New Mexico, head to where you can create an account in 30 seconds.

If you are not a resident of New Mexico but would like to know more about the 5-Actions Program, use our Contact Us Form to express your interest (please provide your zip code in your message).  We're hoping many more states will follow New Mexico's lead and we're collecting requests from all over the country!

You can also head to John's website, and read about the 5 actions and his eye-opening approach for long-lasting change and well-being.  



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