Understanding the Mind of an Addict with Teresa Whitney

    Jun 23, 2023

    Get ready to venture deep into the rabbit hole and emerge with a newfound perspective on the battle against addiction.  Host Michael Brown welcomes Teresa Whitney, a drug counselor with a powerful personal story.  From battling heroin addiction to becoming a beacon of hope, Teresa's years of experience bring a dynamic perspective on addiction and recovery from someone who has been through the trenches herself.

    With an unwavering commitment to marginalized communities, Teresa sheds light on the unrelenting grip of addiction.  Her life story of resilience, as she survived addiction and relapse before rediscovering herself in a long-term recovery in her forties.

    Join us as we discuss:

    • Relapse on the road to recovery

    • Holistic rehabilitation treatment

    • Working through trauma for sustainable recovery



    Views expressed in this material are opinions of the host and the guest, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Rigaku Analytical Devices.

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    Michael W. Brown is the global director of counter-narcotics technology at Rigaku Analytical Devices. He has a distinguished career spanning more than 32 years as a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Most recently he was the DEA Headquarters staff coordinator for the Office of Foreign Operations for the Middle East-Europe-Afghanistan-India. Prior to that he served as the country attaché in India and Myanmar providing foreign advisory support for counter narcotic enforcement. He also spent 10 years in Pakistan as a special advisor to the US Embassy on various law enforcement issues. Michael is a graduate of the United States Ranger Training Battalion and has a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Technology and Management from the University of Eastern Michigan.

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