Tackling Addiction And Helping Those In Crisis With Arden O’Connor (Ep. 3)

Tackling Addiction And Helping Those In Crisis With Arden O’Connor (Ep. 3)

Did you know that out of the staggering 140 million individuals aged 12 and above who consume alcohol, a startling 20% grapple with the harsh realities of alcohol abuse or addiction?

In this episode, Tim Volk engages in a profound conversation with Arden O’Connor, the founder, and CEO of O’Connor Professional Group. Together, they delve into the intricate world of addiction, exploring Arden’s remarkable efforts in guiding individuals through their most challenging crises.  Arden sheds light on the limitations of conventional 30-day rehabilitation programs, raises awareness about the heightened vulnerability to addiction within the LGBTQ+ community, and underscores the alarming risks associated with laced drugs. Furthermore, she touches upon the progress made in mental health awareness across America.

Arden discusses: 

  • What addiction is and why she’s passionate about her work in helping people through addiction-related crises
  • Why the standard 30-day rehabilitation program treats the issue instead of solving it
  • Why the LGBTQ+ community is increasingly susceptible to addiction
  • Why laced drugs are one of the worst risks out there for those who suffer from addiction
  • The improvements in increased awareness for mental health in America
  • Her top 3 takeaway points for those who are struggling or know someone who is struggling with addiction
  • ….And much more

Prepare to be captivated as Arden shares her key takeaways, offering invaluable insights for those grappling with addiction or seeking to support someone on their journey to recovery. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of addiction and the transformative power of compassionate support.


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About our Guest: 

Arden O’Connor founded the O’Connor Professional Group to address the needs of families and individuals struggling with various behavioral health issues, including addiction, mental health disorders, eating disorders, learning, and other developmental challenges. With several relatives in recovery, Arden is passionate about helping families and individuals navigate the highly fragmented treatment system in a way that creates positive outcomes and allows families to heal. Arden is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. She remains heavily involved in community activities, as a board member of Winsor School Corporation, Collaboration for Family Flourishing, and Massachusetts Association of Mental Health. Previously, she served as a board member for the Justice Resource Institute (former chair), C4 Recovery Solutions, Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises, Harvard Club of Boston, Victory Programs, and Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Boston.

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