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The Quiet Warrior Show

Mar 13, 2024

Host Tom A. Dutta asked Michael Cowl Gordon to write why he should be on The Quiet Warrior Show.  Micha  poured onto his paper a page and a half of writing, and the latter was this:


"I believe that my story illustrates the heroic journey. Joseph Campbell wrote that the purpose of the heroic journey is to redeem the world. While that would be overstating my accomplishments, I believe it is true that I have helped thousands of patients through my direct involvement in their care. I have helped hundreds of people through mutual involvement in twelve-step recovery. And with this book, I can help thousands more. I believe my story will interest your listeners. I hope many will be encouraged to see how their lives can represent a heroic journey as they respond to whatever challenges they encounter."

 I may have written too much, as my instructions were to write a paragraph. If so, I apologize. I hope to be a guest on your podcast, where I can tell the story of recovery as a heroic journey. Thank you. Michael Cowl Gordon, MD

 Join Tom and Michael as he tells the rest of the story and takes your questions or comments via live chat.

 ABOUT:  Michael Cowl Gordon, MD, opened the first detox program in Madison, WI, under the decriminalization of alcoholism statute in 1972. He became Medical Director of the Anderson Alcoholic Rehabilitation Hospital in Janesville, Wisconsin, in 1974 and later joined the Center for Psychiatry and the staff of the Brawner Psychiatric Institute in Atlanta. Gordon is now semi-retired but remains in practice as the Medical Director of the Berman Center, an Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospital Program. From 2 06-2018, he was a speaker for Reckitt-Benckiser, a company that manufactures drugs for treating opioid use disorder. He is a member of International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous and is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Gordon has been interviewed by many media outlets, including CNN, and quoted in numerous articles on addiction-related topics. He liv s in Marietta, Georgia.