The Addiction Podcast

Youtube Influencer “CG Kid” Tells His Story of Addiction and Recovery

Philip Markoff is an online influencer and thought leader on addiction education; he is known as his alias “CG Kid” and obtained a large audience primarily on YouTube as a vlogger and journalist. He has his own story of addiction and recovery and uses that to educate others, those in addiction or family and friends…

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Melissa Bond – The Perils of Prescription Benzodiazepines

Melissa Bond is author of an upcoming memoir about her unintentional addiction to the Ativan her doctor prescribed for insomnia. Melissa was prescribed Ativan for pathological insomnia she experienced after the birth of her second child. Her doctor assured her it was safe and within 6 months had tripled her dose to 6 milligrams, all…

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Darren Prince, Celebrity Sports Super-Agent- His Fall and Recovery

Darren Prince is a prominent sports and celebrity agent and global advocate for addiction and recovery. Through his agency, Prince Marketing Group, he represents icons such as Magic Johnson, Hulk Hogan, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Rodman, Chevy Chase, the late Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali to name a few. As a leading authority in this space,…

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Michael DeLeon – Drugs Almost Killed Me – I Won’t Let That Happen to Others

Michael Deleon is an ex-offender and former addict and gang member. After 12 years in prison he finally had his “point of no return”, and he became determined to ensure that no other child in America “turned out like me”.  He has since presented drug education and prevention in all 50 states in over 700…

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NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk on Importance of Drug Education

Marshall Faulk was a record setting running back in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons, both for the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams. In 2011, Marshall was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2017.   Now he is the National Spokesman for “The…

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Dr. Cali Estes- I Married A Junkie- And Here is Our Story Today

Dr. Cali Estes has her own history with addiction involving food.  But dealing with that and studying the whole area of addiction made her much more able to deal with her rock musician husband – Tim – when he became addicted to heroin.  She details this in her book, I Married a Junkie. Tim is…

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Marianne Perez – A Mother Who Never Gave Up

In 2002, Marianne Skolek Perez’s daughter Jill died at the age of 29 after being prescribed OxyContin for back pain. As a nurse employed at a large medical center, Marianne wanted answers. Her research led her to Purdue Pharma and the FDA’s involvement in a growing epidemic. Marianne continues to work with government agencies and…

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Drug Addicted Brothers – Different Paths – One Drug Related Death

An interview with Cannon Bonar, a recovered addict who took one path to sobriety at Narconon Ojai. Unfortunately that is not true for his brother, Adrian.  Adrian was tragically killed in a drug related incident.  He was an Army veteran and deserved better.  Another sad warning to get help now for your friends, family or…

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Kathleen Pooler – Author, Wife and Mother Caught Up in Alcoholic Family- Her Story

Kathleen Pooler, a retired family nurse practitioner, left her husband due to his heavy drinking, believing this would protect her children.  However, the cycle of alcohol abuse was repeated in her family.  Her message is one of hope and recovery. Her new book is now published, “Just the Way He Walked”, and hopefully will provide…

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Narcoland TV Star -Smoking Pot at 7-Thirty+Rehab Recovery Story-Jonathan Goyer

  Jonathan Goyer began his addiction journey with pot at age 7. He, like so many others, worked his way up to pretty much all drugs – heroin, coke, meth – you name it.  He lost his dad to an overdose and then his brother to complications from a drug overdose.  In 2013 he got…

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