[Podcast] Finding the Diamond in the Rough

Dave Jansa is a SMART Facilitator in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and someone with lived experience with the Family & Friends program.  He also serves on the board of Face it Together (FIT), whose mission is to solve the nation’s greatest health challenge drug and alcohol addiction. 

In the podcast, Dave talks about:

  • Resolving his struggles with addictive behaviors on his own and by observing what others were going through as guidance  
  • Being curious and confused about his addiction experience and recovery transformation
  • Face it Together being disturbing innovators
  • The similarities between SMART and FIT and implementing SMART into their recovery options
  • How using the Family & Friends program transformed the way he interacted with his son
  • The needs of teens and young adults differs from adults in recovery
  • The Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) method
  • FIT’s Recovery Capital Index
  • How addiction affects everyone in the family
  • Being part of the solution in people’s recovery
  • Finding the diamond in the rough

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