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Nick Pappas, Ph.D., 8:06 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Website: www.DrNickPappas.com

Book: The Dark Side of Sports

Nick Pappas, Ph.D., is a former collegiate and professional ice hockey player and coach who earned a doctorate degree in Human Development and Family Science/Sociology of Sport from The Ohio State University. This unique background in combination with his experience as a sports researcher, professional counselor/personal-athletic life coach, and college professor have given Dr. Pappas a distinct vantage point into both social and athlete behavioral issues that are highlighted in his one-of-a-kind book. As a dynamic speaker, Dr. Pappas provides presentations on athlete-related topics and concerns including out-of-sport athlete deviancy and aggression in order to promote personal and team excellence to athletes at all levels.

Talking Points:

  • What inspired you to write a book on the sexual culture of elite-level athletes?
  • What were the biggest challenges you faced during the writing of this book?
  • What do your findings have in common with the Penn State scandal?
  • What specific sports and levels were represented and/or discussed in this book?
  • What is athlete sexual deviancy and how does it differ from athlete sexual aggression?
  • What kinds of athlete sexual deviancy were most surprising to you?
  • How common is athlete sexual deviancy based on your findings?
  • What are some of the underlying causes of athlete sexual deviancy and/or aggression?
  • How do you go about addressing and preventing athlete sexual deviancy and/or aggression?
  • Who would benefit from reading the book?
  • How do athletes target young women and sometimes each other?
  • What do parents and coaches need to know about athletes’ sexual behaviors, motives, and consequences?

Related Links re Sex Scandals, etc:

NCAA Sanctions  (wiki article)
Penn State child sex abuse scandal  (wiki article)
List of federal political sex scandals in the United States  (wiki article)
List of state and local political sex scandals in the United States  (Wiki article)
Prison Rape  (wiki article)

Sex and the Law  (wiki article)

Internet Pornography  (wiki article)


Dr. Chris Stewart, 9:06 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.,  Website:  University of Louisville: Addiction Psychiatry Training Program

Dr. Chris Stewart is an addiction psychiatrist who has been in practice in Louisville, KY for several years since completing his medical education and training.  Originally from Russell, a town on the Ohio River in eastern Kentucky, he and his wife live here in Louisville with their two children.  He is the training director of the Addiction Psychiatry Residency Training Program at the University of Louisville, where he holds the rank of Associate Professor.   His entire career has been dedicated to the treatment of addiction, involving teaching, research, clinical work, and social advocacy.    Dr. Stewart is Board certified in addiction psychiatry, addiction medicine, and psychosomatic medicine. He is also a certified group psychotherapist with the International Board of Group Psychotherapy.  His research on addiction primarily involves the use of neurofeedback and neuroelectrophysiology in better understanding the psychophysiology of addiction, in order to develop innovative treatments that break out of the psychopharmacological paradigm which dominates psychiatry and the medical field.  He is largely informed by modern attachment theory and believes that addiction is best treated in the group setting.  Still, he does not support a dogmatic approach to addiction treatment, and considers the modern treatment of addiction as a potential vehicle for social justice.

Talking Points:

  • How the Heroin epidemic presents a different health problem than the previous opioid epidemic.
  • The need for multiple treatment options when trying to deal with Heroin addiction
  • The neurobiological model of addiction, its shortcomings and its advantages
  • Ways that Kentucky has been working to make treatment more of the public policy rather than law enforcement
  • Methadone versus Suboxone versus abstinence/detoxification
  • Recovery and the twelve step community:  issues with addicts and alcoholics.  Which meeting to go to?
  • Smoking cigarettes and addicition treatment
  • Pain management and the risks of addiction and the new diagnositic criteria in the DSM.
  • Where to get help for addiction
  • What can you do if a loved one is addicted
  • The failure of medicine to adequately address its role and the problem of getting a good medical evaluation

Related Links:

Video mentioned on show:  The House I Live In IMDB info

A Timeline of U.S. Drug Policies

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Kentucky:  Addiction Resources

Obama’s “Drug War”

Operation Unite – Casey’s Law


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