About Our Podcast
Recently recognized by Feedspot as the “#1 Drug Addiction Podcast You Must Listen and Subscribe to in 2019”, this podcast addresses hope and effective recovery options for individuals, friends, family, parents and associates who have been or may be addicted to opioids, heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs, Fentanyl laced drugs, etc. and want to overcome the addiction. This is not easy for anyone and our goal is to tell stories of recovered addicts, their challenges and triumphs.
We interview a wide range of individuals including educators, activists, support groups, law enforcement, medicos, nurses (who became addicts), legislators, and more.
There are interviews with former addicts, stories of having gone through numerous failed rehabs, parents and loved ones that describe the horrors and ultimately methods they have sought and found to save lives and help.
Issues include the changing world of rehab, from 12 – step programs to successful alternative approaches to detox, withdrawal, and education for stable life style changes for former addicts. The benefits and dangers of different types of rehab from those that have experienced it are told in stark and fascinating detail. The “point of no return’ is when the individual has come to a realization that they need and want help.
Also for friends and family of addicts who are at their wits end and don’t know what to do to help or who have seen others continually revert after several rehabs. Episodes deal with, insurance issues and more. This podcast is intended to bring hope and inspiration for recovery.
Our main sponsor is Narconon Suncoast, and can be reached at 877-339-3324.
Behind The Mic
Joanie has a long history of working on social causes and pushing for reforms, particularly in the areas of drug abuse and literacy. She is an accomplished public speaker and a mother of two boys. She feels that drug addiction can be handled and that her responsibility as a mother pushes her to do everything in her power to ensure that no one has to lose a loved one – especially a child – to addiction. Since starting The Addiction Podcast in 2017 with her husband, Steve, and her co-host Jason Good – she has learned more about the addiction epidemic in this country and world wide and is more committed than ever to do whatever she can to end this scourge on our society.
Jason is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston with a Bachelor of the Arts in Behavioral Health and has worked in the field of addiction for over a decade. Jason has gone through addiction himself and understands substance abuse from a first-person perspective. Drug-Free for over a decade, he inspires hope in families and addicts who need help and solutions and has dedicated his life to drug rehabilitation and prevention. His past work includes creating and teaching a core class curriculum on the neuroanatomy of drug addiction, natural and allopathic mental health care, drug awareness, and relapse prevention. Jason’s prior work includes helping to safely detox patients from Opiates, Benzodiazepines, Alcohol, Cocaine and Crystal Methamphetamine by acting as a liaison between doctors and patients and carrying out the patient’s specific detoxification protocol and medication regimen. He has managed a caseload of 2-5 patients at a time, offer counseling and one on one drug counseling therapy He blogs regularly to educate people on the challenges inherent in drug addiction and gives hope and help to those looking for solutions. He is currently staff at Narconon Suncoast in Florida.
Along with his wife Joanie, Steve is co-founder of The Addiction Podcast. Steve oversees planning, schedules guests for interviews and promotes the podcast. His background is in Marketing Communications. He has over twenty years experience as a senior marketing communications executive and consultant and is Co-founder of SJS Marketing.
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