Advocates & Activists

Ted McGrath’s Path from Addiction to Successful Entrepreneur

Today’s episode is an interview with Ted McGrath.  Ted is a highly paid consultant, coach, motivational speaker, actor and entrepreneur.  Following his struggle with addiction, Ted created a movement called “The Good Enough Movement” with the mission to help people realize that no matter what their circumstance or dream, they are good enough to achieve…

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Randy’s Story – NFL Player from Addicted to Helping Others

When we think of athletes and drugs, it’s must include performance enhancing drugs like steroids.  However, when you are a professional athlete and your job depends on your performance, it’s easy to depend on pain killers to get through the next game or the next tournament.  That’s what happened to former Tampa Bay Bucs offensive…

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Drug Prevention Summit Part 3 – Dan Zsido and more

This is episode 100 and Jason and I talk about how it’s been and what we are looking forward to with the next 100 episodes. This is also part 3 of the live onsite interviews from the 7th Annual Southeastern US Regional Drug Prevention Summit.  We interviewed recovering addict Eric Burgiss who has found a…

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Drug Prevention Summit Part 2 – “Tall Cop”

This is part 2 of our Drug Prevention Summit interviews, done on-site.  In this episode we interviewed an independent consultant who is an expert on the effects or drugs and how to spot the indicators of addiction; a medical doctor with a slightly different approach to addiction; and Jermaine Galloway, a cop who has educated…

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Drug Prevention Summit – Part 1 -Former WH Drug Czar Robert DuPont

We interview onsite direct from the 7th Annual Drug Prevention Summit, put on by Drug Free America. Part I are interviews with key event speakers including industry leaders Former White House Drug Czar Robert DuPont; then Dr. Ken Finn; and finally Luke Niforatos, Senior Policy Advisor for “Smart Approaches to Marijuana”. Parts II and III…

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Overdosed: The Film Premiere

A few months ago we interviewed the producer and director of the feature documentary “Overdosed” which exposes how McKesson pharmaceutical distributor specifically targeted West Virginia for the distribution of billions of opioids to only a few million citizens.  Recently the film premiered locally and we were able to get some great feedback from audience members…

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Brandon Jordan’s Story-A Rock Star’s Road to Recovery

Brandon Jordan was one of the founders of Kill Radio – a punk rock band.  His family had a history of drug abuse, but Brandon didn’t start abusing alcohol and drugs until his early 20s. Once he started to party, he went from 0 to 60 in a split second. Friends didn’t want to party…

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Author Nate Wilson’s Recovery-“Zero to Hero”

Nate’s story is typical but then not so typical.  Addicted to drugs at an early age, he attempted suicide several times after the death of friends close to him.  In and out of jail but now clean and sober, Nate Wilson has written a book – Zero to Hero: The Tale of My Recovery from…

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Rock Icon Wes Geer of Korn Now Rocks Others to Recovery

Wes Geer is a successful rock star – literally.  He founded the rock band HedPE and toured with the band Korn.  In 2003, Wes was addicted to methamphetamine, alcohol and pot.  He is now in his 11th year of sobriety. In 2012 he founded Rock to Recovery which is a non-profit organization that allows recovering addicts,…

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Michael DeLeon’s “Steered Straight” is Saving Lives

Michael is a former addict, former felon and since leaving prison for the last time he has dedicated his life to educating youth and inmates about drugs and the consequences.  His story is one of the most harrowing stories we’ve featured on the podcast.  He happened to be in Florida so we invited him into…

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