Advocates & Activists

Professor Nick Heather-An Expert Weighs in on “Addiction as a Disease”

After much research, some experts now disagree that addiction should be labeled as an actual “disease”, but rather is a false assertion prompted and pushed by pharmaceutical companies to sell more product. Mostly resulting in substitution one drug for another in rehab. This episode is an interview with Nick Heather, Emeritus Professor of Alcohol and other…

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Suboxone, Methodone as “Medically Assisted Treatment” Controversy-An Interview with David Aden

Morphine was supposed to handle opium. Heroin was supposed to handle morphine. Meth was supposed to handle heroin. Each ‘cure’ turned into their own addiction.There is a 150 year history including marketing heroin for ‘fussy’ babies. We interview David Aden, the managing editor of Center for the Study of Drug Addiction Policy who addresses some misconceptions…

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She Was Fooled and Abused and is Now Helping Solve the Drug Problem

Nicole Donofrio heard our podcast and wanted to tell her story.She  grew up with an alcoholic father and then later in a relationship with an alcoholic.  She experienced abuse and at first made excuses, but finally realized she had to do something. Now she has a Facebook Group with more than 2400 members and through…

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Father and Son- Addict and Dealer-An Interview with filmaker and celebrity actor Jim Meskimen

Jim Meskimen is an incredibly talented – Hollywood film maker, actor, artist, impressionist and comedian.  Jim recently wrote and starred in a short film called “Son to Son” which address the subject of addiction from a very different perspective, a father and son, one an addict and one a dealer. Currently “Son to Son” is…

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Intervention Explained by an expert-Interview with Bobby Newman

One of the hardest things the loved ones of an addict must face is how to get their addicted family member or friend to agree to treatment.  The addict must agree on his/her own choice, but how do you get that to happen?  This is very difficult but can be done. Bobby Newman is a…

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More from Amy Ronshausen – Drug Free America

This is the second time we’ve had Amy on the podcast.  She is the Deputy Director of Drug Free America and Save our Society from Drugs.  She is one of the foremost experts on marijuana and the legalization thereof.  She has a very educated perspective of what it is like now in Florida – now…

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A Legislator in Michigan-Then Alcohol- Now Helping Others-Interview with Craig DeRoche

Craig DeRoche was the youngest Speaker of the House in the state of Michigan.  When his alcohol addiction became public and out of control, his life totally fell apart. Now fully recovered, he has his life and family back and is making huge strides in helping people with addiction and in the criminal justice system. …

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Be Careful what you Use – You’ll Be Shocked at What is Used to Cut Drugs

On-site at the 6th Annual Drug Prevention Summit. Thom Browne about what is added to drugs to make them more potent and lethal. He has a master’s degree in criminal justice, is the President and CEO of the global criminal justice and demand reduction consulting firm Rubicon Global Enterprises. He created treatment systems and prevention…

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More on Marijuana – Interview with Lynn Posyton and Bonni Snider

Today we spoke more about marijuana.  Lynn Posyton works for a company and her main job description is to educate children and other groups on the truth about drugs.  She uses materials available for free from http://www.drugfreeworld.org.  The point is that her employer is a businessman helping to fight the drug addiction epidemic.  Bonni Snider…

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Drug Trends and Dismantling in Florida – Steve Collins, Dir. of HIDTA

An interview with Steve Collins, Director of Central Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Following a tenured career in law enforcement, Steve now leads strategic efforts to identify and dismantle drug trafficking operations in the central Florida area and abroad. He presented at the Drug Prevention Summit about a report about marijuana and legalizing…

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