Tokyo Olympics

Watch Now! Mental Health Minute: How to Avoid Substance Use When Isolation, Stress Set In

Welcome to episode three of the Mental Health Minute, a new 10-part series created by SVG and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Created to support those who are working hard on the Tokyo Olympics, each episode zeros in on a specific issue facing those who are away from home and are interested in learning how to maintain emotional well being, stay connected with family back home, and much more.

Today’s episode takes a look at how to avoid substance use in response to stress, isolation, and loneliness. Our guest is Dr. Leslie Adair, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, National Executive Director of Mental Health. Dr. Adair provides operational oversight of outpatient mental health services system-wide. Dr. Adair is also responsible for ensuring the delivery of standardized, high-quality and evidence-based mental health treatment services across the continuum of care. Her areas of interest include assessment and treatment of co-occurring disorders, family therapy and quality patient care. She holds a master’s degree in counseling and psychotherapy from the Alfred Adler Institute of Minnesota, and a master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California.

Throughout the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, our Win Back Your Life 12-Step Meetings will be held DAILY! These meetings provide support and community to those in (or seeking) recovery for a substance use disorder. It’s an opportunity to begin (or end) each day just the right way and you can join from anywhere. All are welcome!

WHEN: July 19 – August 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. PST/11:00 pm Tokyo Time
WHERE: CLICK HERE or enter Zoom Meeting ID 850-348-7018


  1. Visit
  2. Click on My Account in upper right
  3. On the profile page, you will see your name and then an “Edit” button to the right
  4. Click on Edit and change your display name to either your initials or AA
  5. If you have a photo, delete that temporarily
  6. If you use the Zoom application (vs. browser window), go into Zoom preferences, then settings,
    then video, and click “Turn off my video when joining a meeting

Password must contain the following:

A lowercase letter

A capital (uppercase) letter

A number

Minimum 8 characters