Film, Authors, Musicians

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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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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Branislav’s Letter to His Addicted Mother

  Branislav Jankic’s story is not so much about his addiction as it is about him dealing with his mother’s addiction to drugs and alcohol.  When his mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he wanted to tell her everything that he had experienced as a result of her addiction but he found that the best…

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Jam Alker – RockStar Uses Music to Help in his Recovery

Jam Alker is a songwriter who spins his experiences into stories. These stories, told through music, often touch on life’s dark, gritty underbelly, without judgment or condemnation, but often with a message of hope. In his formative years on Chicago’s music scene, Jam played virtually every stage in the city, then toured the country. Though…

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Tony Denison – Award Winning TV Star’s Road to Recovery

This episode is an interview with award winning actor Tony Denison – co-star of TNT’s #1 drama series “The Closer” and “Major Crimes”.  He describes how he overcame his battle with alcohol and cocaine and how he is now helping others become sober and stay sober. Tony has received a Prism Award by the Entertainment…

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Maureen Stanton’s Story – Body Leaping Backward – Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood

Maureen Stanton is a prize winning nonfiction writer whose account of a troubled adolescence spent immersed in alcohol, drugs, and crime is a fascinating story. She is author of “Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood”. Her essays and memoirs have been published in Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, The Florida Review, New England Review,…

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Alexis Johnson’s Story – Arrested While in a Hospital Bed. But made it to Sober. And Success.

TV co-star in the A & E hit series, “60 Days in Narcoland”, Alexis Johnson is 4 years sober. She has suffered everything imaginable, from 7 overdoses, 2 flatlines, 3 DUI’s, 7 trips to prison, burying 16 of her friends- including her ex-fiancé, and giving her addiction 15 years of her life. Today, she is…

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Former NFL Player Grant Feasel’s Tragic Story as told by his wife Cyndy

  Grant Feasel was a starting center and long snapper for the Seattle Seahawks from 1987 to 1992. During that time he suffered multiple traumas and used alcohol and drugs to dull the pain. This eventually led to his death. This interview with his wife Cyndy tells the battle they went through for years to deal…

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Kim’s Mathis’ Story – From “Dope Baby” to NFL Wife, Entrepreneur and Author

There have been several news articles printed about how addicted mothers give birth to addicted babies.  This podcast interview is from the viewpoint of the addicted baby.  Kim Mathis was born addicted and lacked all of the things we count on our mothers for because her mom was an addict.  However, it made her even…

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Jennifer Gimenez – From Super Model & Movie Star to Addict and Back

Jennifer Gimenez had it all. She was a beautiful lady of Argentinian descent who became a model and graced the cover of the top fashion magazines and was the youngest model to grace the cover of American Elle. She also appeared in campaigns for Calvin Klein and Guess. She has appeared in music videos for…

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