Advocates & Activists

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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Actor Lillo Brancato’s Real “Bronx Tale”

July 5th, 1992 and Lillo Brancato is a young man on Jones Beach.  He is seen by a casting agent and ends up being cast in “A Bronx Tale” as Robert DeNiro’s son.  After being introduced to marijuana on set by a fellow cast member, he began experimenting with more and more drugs to become…

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Overdosed – The Film

This episode is an interview with two of the producers of a new feature-length documentary by Award-winning Editor Mary Sue Connolly.  The film is an 80-minute documentary set in the small town of Petersburg, West Virginia, a rural community tragically impacted by the opioid epidemic in our country.  Why West Virginia?  Because West Virginia was…

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Another Indictment of Marijuana with Amy Ronshausen from Drug Free America

Recently Canada legalized recreational marijuana countrywide.  This is really such a bad idea.  States in the US have legalized marijuana because they think they will make money, yet the states where it has been legalized are making less than 1% or their total budget from the taxes on the sale of recreational marijuana.  If you…

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After Rehab – an Interview with Author Kathy Dion

Kathy Dion has worked inside the addiction arena for more than 20 years.  She’s worked with addicts and rehab facilities.  She is a certified specialist in addiction.  In her book – After Rehab – A Simple Guide to Aid in Lasting Sobriety – she gives 10 simple tips on how to help maintain sobriety and…

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Michael DeLeon – The #1 booked school presenter on Drugs and Vaping

Make sure you are sitting down and are prepared for an emotional roller coaster ride with Micheal DeLeon’s story.  The story of addiction and crime and redemption doesn’t get any more astounding than this.  Pot, heroin, cocaine, opioids, prison, gangs, rehab, it’s all here. And here is a man who has not only turned his…

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Experts say…

A white paper was published in May wherein over 100 people who had done the New Life Detoxification Program (one of the components of the Narconon program) were examined and surveyed and the results are quite telling.  The experts have said it, not just Jason and Joanie.  If you have questions, it’s worth a read.  …

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Author Dave Chase – Our Healthcare System Crisis and Opioids

Dave Chase is – among other things – the author of a new book – The Opioid Crisis Wake-up Call.  This book is available as a free download at healthrosetta.org.  In it, he talks about how the healthcare system is contributing to the opioid crisis in this country and how some large companies are combatting…

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Addict and Family Intervention Stories – with Bobby Newman

Professional drug interventionist Bobby Newman tells stories of his experiences in helping families and addicts make the ultimate decision-get treatment. Usually the friends and family don’t know what to do or have tried everything, to no avail. That’s when an intervention is needed and Bobby has seen it all. He’s dealt with it all and…

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Lest we Forget Psych Meds – Interview with Diane Stein

This week’s podcast is an interview with Diane Stein who is the President of Citizens Commission on Human Rights in Florida.  CCHR is a mental health watchdog organization that pushes – among other things – for informed consent before people are put on psychiatric medications.  This podcast was prompted by the recent suicide of Kate…

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