Advocates & Activists

Ellen Isaacs – Mom Turns Activist After Losing Son to Opioids

Ellen Isaacs grew up with addiction in her family, became addicted herself and then lost one of her sons to an overdose. Now she is an advocate for addicts and teaches parents and loved ones the value and use of Narcan in order to save lives from overdoses. Through Ryan’s Opioid Pandemic Coalition she is…

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Brandi Winans – The Flip Side of Glory in the NFL

Brandi Winans is an inspirational keynote speaker and Life Coach. She was married to former Pro NFL player, Jeff Winans for over 30 years, and she details their life story in her book, “The Flip Side of Glory”. This was told from the wife’s perspective, in a story of love, acceptance and hope. Her faith…

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Don Cummins – An Addict’s Long Journey to Self Respect

Don Cummins is a former addict who served over 20 years in prison for bank robberies. He was homeless,  declared insane by the courts and labeled a ‘hopeless’ crack addict. But he found his self respect in a recovery workshop and completely turned his life around to where he is now a high powered executive…

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Duke Rumely – Leading the Sober Movement at Concerts and Sporting Events

Duke Rumely is a former alcoholic who has been sober since 1989. Since then he realized that what was needed at concerts and sporting events was an area for those who are sober and trying to remain that way. He founded Sober AF Entertainment and is making great strides in leading the sober movement –…

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Prominent Sports & Celebrity Agent Darren Prince – Aiming High

Darren Prince is a prominent sports and celebrity agent and global advocate for addiction and recovery. Through his agency, Prince Marketing Group, he has represented icons such as Magic Johnson, Hulk Hogan, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Rodman, Chevy Chase and the late Muhammad Ali – to name a few. However, he will tell you that after…

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Joanne Peterson – Executive Director of Learn to Cope

Joanne Peterson is the Founder and Executive Director of Learn2Cope. Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs. Founded by Joanne in 2004, the organization has grown to include over 10,000…

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Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson – NFL Super Star and Recovered Addict

Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson is probably one of the most flamboyant NFL players in recent history. A former star linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys, he was known for delivering jarring hits, manufacturing turnovers (three interceptions), and helping the Cowboys win Super Bowl XII, 27-10 over the Denver Broncos. However, his lifestyle led him into full blown…

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Michelle Weidenbenner – A Mom who Let Go but Never Gave Up

There is a fine line between enabling a loved one who is an addict and giving up on them. Michelle Weidenbenner is a mom whose son is a recovering addict. She has dealt with all that means including becoming guardian of his two daughters. She did what she had to do and discovered the difference…

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Addiction & Recovery Roundtable – Experts on What It Really Takes

There is a saying that it takes a village to raise a child – meaning that there are many different people that play a part.  This podcast is a roundtable discussion with several different experts – all of whom are playing their part in addressing the addiction pandemic; whether it’s treatment; intervention; education or just…

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Cyndy Feasel – An NFL Widow on a Mission

Grant Feasel was a starting center and long snapper for the Seattle Seahawks from 1987 to 1992. However, due to a brain muddled by a history of repetitive trauma and symptomatic concussions, he turned to drugs and alcohol. The combination of CTE and his drinking led to his death 9 years ago. His wife, Cyndy,…

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