About Us

The Story Behind Our Podcast

Recently recognized by Feedspot online as the “#1 Drug Addiction Podcast You Must Listen and Subscribe to in 2019 and 2020”, this podcast shares stories of hope and education for individuals, friends, family, parents and associates who have been or may be addicted to opioids, heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs, fentanyl, etc., and want to overcome the addiction. This is not easy for anyone and our goal is to provide a wide ranging forum for people to tell stories of recovery, challenges and triumphs.

We interview a wide range of individuals including educators, activists, support groups, law enforcement, medicos, nurses (who became addicts), musicians, artists, legislators, and those that have their own person stories. As of May 2020 we have over 200,000 downloads in 117 countries.

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 drug education, prevention, addiction and rehab, from 12 – step programs to successful alternative approaches to detox, withdrawal, holistic approaches and education for stable life style changes for former addicts. The “point of no return” is when the individual has come to a realization that they need and want help and must change their life.

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. This podcast is intended to bring hope and inspiration for recovery.

Our main sponsor is Narconon Ojai, and can be reached at 866-231-5924 and ask for Fabian.


Behind The Mic

Joanie Sigal – Show Host

Joanie has a long history of working on social causes, 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. She is more committed than ever to do whatever she can to end this scourge on our society.





Steve Sigal – Producer

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. Steve has over twenty years experience as a senior marketing communications executive and consultant and is Co-founder of SJS Marketing.




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