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Thursday, December 2, 2021 Candace Plattor - Former Opioid Addict - Now Helping Families Deal with Addiction

Candace Plattor is an Addictions Therapist in private practice, where she specializes in working with the family and other loved ones of people who ar...

Thursday, November 25, 2021 Admiral James Winnefeld and Brandee Izquierdo - Helping Others Overcome Substance Abuse Challenges

Admiral (ret) Sandy Winnefeld and his wife, Mary, founded SAFE (Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic) after their son died of an accidental fentanyl o...

Thursday, November 18, 2021 Dr. Camille Kraft - Former NFL Substance Abuse Program Admin -Talks About Challenges Drugs Create for Athletes

In the Fall of 2020, Dr. Camille Filardo-Kraft became the next Commissioner for the Women’s National Football Conference (WNFC), which is a Profession...

Thursday, November 11, 2021 Pastor Joe Adevai - Former Addict - Now Bringing the Word to All

Joseph Carlucci Adevai is Senior Pastor and Founder of Grace Church of North Brunswick, NJ. He is also the former CEO of Serenity Springs Recovery a d...

Thursday, November 4, 2021 Paul Casey - Former Addict - In and Out of Prison - Teaching Others to Overcome Obstacles

After spending almost 20 years struggling with addiction Paul finally made the conscious decision to change. With 1 year left on his decade long priso...

Thursday, October 28, 2021 Patricia Love - Rising above Childhood Trauma and Addiction - She is Now Seen and Heard

Patricia Love is a professional life coach, NLP, EFT who motivates and builds confidence in women who struggle with being seen and heard in their pers...

Thursday, October 21, 2021 Danielle Gregorich - former Alcoholic - Talking about the Stroke of Sobriety

Danielle Gregorich is an Arizona native. She is an Air Force wife and a sober Mom of two children. She is a multiple suicide attempt s...

Thursday, October 14, 2021 Alan Charles - Walking out the Other Side

Growing up in a small garden apartment community, Alan and his brother lost their father at a very young age. Trying to manage in the wake of this tr...

Thursday, October 7, 2021 Dr. Stephen Gelfand - a Pioneer in Battling Opioid Addiction

Dr. Gelfand is a board-certified rheumatologist with over 40 years clinical and teaching experience. Over the last three years he was involved with pa...

Thursday, September 30, 2021 John Luppo - Financial Wizard - Drowning in Addiction - Recovered and Now Spreading the Word through Ministry

John Luppo is a Modern Day Miracle. He is a man who has endured much trauma, tragedy, and loss. His life is seriously what Hollywood Movies are made ...

Thursday, September 23, 2021 Josh Torbich - Former Addict - Getting Clean and Sober by Renewing his Faith

Josh Torbich is the Executive Director of Christian Recovery Centers Inc. He also serves as the Director of the Ocean Isle Beach Celebrate Recovery an...

Thursday, September 16, 2021 Manny Mendez - From Addiction to Prison to Aesthetics in Recovery

Manny Mendez received his school of hard knocks diploma in some of the hardest correctional institutes since he was a youth. After gaining his physica...

Thursday, September 9, 2021 Brock Bevell - Former Law Enforcement - Former Addict - Rose Above Intense Challenges

From Brock: I am a family man with 7 children, six daughters and one son. I am a retired Police Officer who was run over on duty and ultimately retire...

Thursday, September 2, 2021 John Mabry - Former Addict - Coming Back from Horrific Trauma

John Mabry’s story of addiction begins where most people’s end. At 22, he was involved in a horrific SUV accident that claimed his right leg as well a...

Thursday, August 26, 2021 Nicholas Bush - Former Heroin Addict - Helping Others by Telling his Story

Behind closed doors, millions of people abuse opioids. Nicholas Bush was one of them. In this beautifully raw and refreshingly honest memoir, Bush bol...

Thursday, August 19, 2021 Carrie Bates - Gold Medals at the Olympics to the depths of Alcoholism and Now Helping Others

While alcoholic falls from grace are as common as they are tragic, there isn’t often an Olympic pedestal involved somewhere in the story. Unfortunatel...

Thursday, August 12, 2021 Kim Bellas - Sober is the New Cool

In 2013, Kim Bellas' 15 -year-old started having seizures. Like most teenagers, he enjoyed going to parties and socializing. A significant aspect of t...

Thursday, August 5, 2021 Emily Souther - Former Addict - Helping Others by Sharing her Story

Emily Souther's story: At 16 years old I dropped out of highschool and got my GED. I moved out of my home and got an apartment with my boyfriend. I...

Thursday, July 29, 2021 Michael DeLeon - #1 Booked Drug Education Presenter in US Schools

Michael R. DeLeon, a successfully acclimated ex-offender who after nearly 8 years of drug addiction and gang involvement, spent 12 years in state pris...

Thursday, July 22, 2021 Dr. Libby Stuyt - The Dangerous Effects of Today's THC

Dr. Stuyt is a board-certified Addiction Psychiatrist and has worked in the addiction/behavioral health field since 1990. She was the Medical Director...

Thursday, July 15, 2021 Michael Blanchard - The "Ansel Adams of the Recovery World"-Using Aesthetics in Recovery and to Give Back

Alcoholism is one of the biggest public health crises in the United States today, and it has been for generations. We know this because of the statist...

Thursday, July 8, 2021 Christine Naman -A Mother's Worst Nightmare About Her Daughter's Addiction

Bestselling author Christine Pisera Naman has been the mother of an addict, and she has an intense story to tell.Her latest book, About Natalie, is th...

Thursday, July 1, 2021 Ryan Leaf - Former NFL Quarterback and Addict- How I Turned My Life Around

Ryan Leaf is an advocate for those struggling with mental, and behavioral health issues and encourages audiences to transform the way we think about m...

Thursday, June 24, 2021 Brandon Jordan - Former Punk Rockstar and Addict Now Helping Save Lives with Rock to Recovery

Brandon Jordan has been a professional musician all of his adult life. He founded the infamous punk band KillRadio (Columbia Records) in 2002 and tour...

Thursday, June 17, 2021 Chris Smith - Incredible Transition From Drug Addict to Sobriety to Living a Healthy Life

Chris' story of addiction is one of the darkest and most harrowing that we have heard. However, it is sometimes in the darkest hour that a person fin...

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Cynthia Munger - Mother Turned Activist in the Fight Against Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers

For the past ten years Cynthia Munger has devoted an extraordinary amount of her time to the issues of substance use disease with special focus on Pur...

Thursday, June 10, 2021 Jeff Nash - Habilitat of Hawaii- Helping People Stay Sober

Once involved in drugs, illegal activities and incarceration, today Jeff Nash is a role model for change as the CEO of Habilitat Hawai`i. A long term ...

Thursday, June 3, 2021 Nick Jarecki - Award Winning Filmmaker, Producer, Director - "Crisis" the Movie

Graduating at age 19 from NYU film school, Nick Jarecki began his career as the author of the best-selling book "Breaking In: How 20 Film Directors Go...

Thursday, May 27, 2021 Adam Vibe Gunton - Former Addict - Author - Entrepreneur - Recovered on Purpose

After overcoming homelessness and drug addiction, Adam Vibe Gunton became passionate about sharing the hope of recovery with those suffering similar e...

Thursday, May 20, 2021 Bobby Newman - Interventionist and Former Addict - Getting the Addict into Treatment can be the Hardest Thing

After going from a strong, moral upbringing in Southern Oklahoma to a drug-related downfall that had him facing federal prison, Bobby Newman understan...

Sunday, May 16, 2021 Grant Cardone - His Intense Journey From Drug Addict to Creating a Billion Dollar Empire

In his early years, Grant Cardone, creator of a billion dollar empire, was close to dying and strung out on multiple drugs. His story is one of streng...

Thursday, May 13, 2021 Eric Protein Moseley - Advocate and Filmmaker for the Homeless

Eric Protein Moseley, along with his daughter, has been homeless from coast to coast for over 16 years, with the Bronx being the place where his advoc...

Thursday, May 6, 2021 David Sanchez - Strike Out Against Drugs - Saving LA Communities

David Sanchez is the founder and director of Los Angeles-based organization STRIKE OUT AGAINST DRUGS.Born in Redondo Beach, California, David Sanchez ...

Thursday, April 29, 2021 Camille Schrier - Miss America 2020 - Pharmacist in Training

Camille Schrier, 24, grew up In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, before moving to Virginia to pursue her undergraduate degrees. In 2018, Camille graduated ...

Thursday, April 22, 2021 Mark Owens - From Addicted and Homeless to Multi Million Dollar Entrepreneur

From the young age of 12 years old, Mark was an active addict, in and out of jail, rehabs, and spent periods of his life living on the street. It wasn...

Thursday, April 15, 2021 Dr. Art Kleinschmidt - Former Deputy Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

Dr. Art Kleinschmidt served as Senior Advisor on Substance Abuse to the Assistant Secretary for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminis...

Thursday, April 8, 2021 Katie Sullivan - Former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs

Katharine (Katie) Sullivan was appointed by Attorney General William Barr as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Justice Prog...

Thursday, April 1, 2021 Jeannie and Marcus Marshall - Keys to Recovery Newspaper

Both Jeannie and Marcus Marshall have their own story of addiction. But both are in recovery - Jeannie for 35 years and Marcus for 9 years - and they ...

Thursday, March 25, 2021 Peter Canning - Saving Lives as a Paramedic and Learning a Lesson About Drug Addiction

When Peter Canning started work as a paramedic on the streets of Hartford, Connecticut, twenty-five years ago, he believed drug users were victims of...

Thursday, March 18, 2021 Dr. Roneet Lev- First Chief Medical Officer, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

Roneet Lev, MD FACEP was the first Chief Medical Officer of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Listen to this "no holds barred" e...

Thursday, March 11, 2021 Julie Weintraub - Addiction and Domestic Abuse - A Deadly Combination

Julie Weintraub is president of one of the most successful family owned jewelry companies in the southeast - Gold & Diamond Source - with her husb...

Thursday, March 4, 2021 Emily Walden - Chair of "The Fed Up! Coalition" on Her Son's Oxy Overdose

Emily Walden's son, TJ, was prescribed opioids throughout his childhood during a series of operations. But he became addicted only once he started usi...

Thursday, February 25, 2021 Laura and Tom Boldt - Alcohol and Drugs - Clean and Sober

It seems more often that we speak to a parent who has lost their child to addiction. This story is a happy one - while mom, Laura, had her history of ...

Thursday, February 18, 2021 Laura Stack - Founder "Johnny's Ambassadors"- Yes Marijuana Killed My Son

Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE is an award-winning keynote speaker and trainer, bestselling author, and noted authority on personal productivity and team...

Thursday, February 11, 2021 Ed Bisch - A Leader in Challenging Big Pharma and the Sacklers

Ed Bisch's son died of an overdose of Oxycontin. Ed didn't sit by. He started researching Oxycontin and it's manufacturer - Purdue Pharma; AND the f...

Thursday, February 4, 2021 Will Grayson - Devoting His Life to Helping Others

Will Grayson has been 30+ years sober. During those 30 years, he has dedicated himself to helping those trapped by addiction. Whether he's talking on ...

Thursday, January 28, 2021 Mary Burns - Saving Eric - Changing the Face of Addiction

Mary Burns is a mother of three, a teacher and has become involved in addiction advocacy since her son’s death. She helped spearhead a walk called, Ch...

Thursday, January 21, 2021 Charlotte Bismuth - She Convicts New York's Most Famous Pill Pusher

Charlotte Bismuth is a graduate of Columbia University, Columbia Law School, and Sciences-Po Paris. After joining the Office of the Special Narcotics ...

Thursday, January 14, 2021 Dr. Kenneth Finn -The Truth And Myths About Marijuana

We've talked about marijuana many times on the podcast and noted that quite a few of the former addicts interviewed started their drug path with marij...

Thursday, January 7, 2021 Tina Levene - Founder, Florida Recovery Schools of Tampa Bay

After suffering childhood trauma, Tina Levene turned to alcohol and drugs to cope. Until she learned that if she shared her own childhood trauma with ...

Thursday, December 31, 2020 Tiffany Jenkins -The Famous Lady Behind "Juggling the Jenkins" - Shares Her Story of Jails, Hope , Recovery and Success

Tiffany Jenkins is the funny lady behind “Juggling the Jenkins”. She has over 4.5 million Facebook followers and counting! Tiffany is a wife, mother, ...

Thursday, December 24, 2020 Stephen Donnelly - Former Catholic Priest Tells His Story of Addiction and Redemption

Stephen Donnelly's drug use started - as with so many - when he was a teenager. However, later in life, when Stephen answered God's call and become an...

Thursday, December 17, 2020 Emily O'Brien - Recovered addict, former felon, successful entrepreneur

Emily O'Brien is a beautiful young woman. But like so many, she was insecure and bullied as a child. This insecurity led to abuse of alcohol and drugs...

Thursday, December 10, 2020 Quincy Carter - Former Dallas Cowboys QB Emerges from Addiction to Rebuild his Dream

Quincy Carter had it all. He was a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. But marijuana and alcohol brought about his downfall and termination from the C...

Thursday, December 3, 2020 Kelly Hatcher - Mother of an Addict - Living the Mom's Worst Nightmare

Kelly Hatcher's 22 year old son is an addict. She's been dealing with his addiction for 13 years - sometimes enabling his addiction. But she is in a p...

Thursday, November 26, 2020 Ellen Isaacs - Founder "Ryan's Opioid Pandemic Coalition -Mom Turns Activist and Advocate After Losing Her Son to Opioids

Ellen Isaacs grew up with addiction in her family, became addicted herself and then lost one of her sons to an overdose. Now she is an advocate for ad...

Thursday, November 19, 2020 Brandi Winans - The Flip Side of Glory - An NFL Wife Tells the Tragic Story of her Husband's Career

Brandi Winans is an inspirational keynote speaker and Life Coach. She was married to former Pro NFL player, Jeff Winans for over 30 years, and she det...

Thursday, November 12, 2020 Don Cummins - A Recovered Addict After 20 Years in Prison, Found Self Respect To Turn his Life Around

Don Cummins not only is a former addict but he served over 20 years in prison for bank robberies. He was homeless and declared insane by the courts. B...

Thursday, November 5, 2020 Duke Rumely - Leading the Sober Movement at Sporting Event, Concerts and Venues With "SoberAF Entertainment"

Duke Rumely is a former alcoholic who has been sober since 1989. Since then he realized that what was needed at concerts and sporting events was an ar...

Thursday, October 29, 2020 Darren Prince - How a Prominent Sports/Celebrity Agent Overcame His Addiction and Became the Best-Selling Author of "Aiming High"

Darren Prince is a prominent sports and celebrity agent and global advocate for addiction and recovery. Through his agency, Prince Marketing Group, he...

Thursday, October 22, 2020 Joanne Peterson - Founder and Executive Director of the Learn2Cope Support Network

Joanne Peterson is the Founder and Executive Director of Learn to Cope (LTC), a non-profit, peer-led support network established in 2004. Ms. Peterson...

Thursday, October 15, 2020 Thomas Hollywood Henderson - NFL Super Star, Recovered Addict Helping Many Others

Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson is probably one of the most flamboyant NFL players in recent history. However, his lifestyle led him into full blown addi...

Thursday, October 8, 2020 Britt B - Recovered Musician now Catching the Rise

Britt Barker had a good upbringing, a stable family. But he wanted to try alcohol and drugs; and so went down the road to addiction. He was arrested a...

Thursday, October 1, 2020 Michelle Weidenbenner - A Mom who Let Go but Never Gave Up

There is a fine line between enabling a loved one who is an addict and giving up on them. Michelle Weidenbenner is a mom whose son is a recovering add...

Thursday, September 24, 2020 Addiction Roundtable - Lots of Moving Parts to Addiction and Recovery, Prevention, Rehab, Intervention and More

This podcast is a round table discussion with several different experts - all of whom are playing their part in addressing the addiction pandemic; whe...

Thursday, September 17, 2020 Cyndy Feasel - An NFL Widow on a Mission - "After The Cheering Stops"

Grant Feasel was a starting center and long snapper for the Seattle Seahawks from 1987 to 1992. However, due to a brain muddled by a history of repeti...

Thursday, September 3, 2020 Aaron Garcia - Drug Dealer Turned Evangelist, Author and Founder of SOS Ministries

Aaron Garcia is an evangelist, international speaker, best-selling author of "Coincidence or God?" and his newest book - "Burn Notice". At one time, h...

Thursday, August 27, 2020 Greg Nance - 3000 Days to 3000 Miles

Greg Nance had it all - a great home, a great family, successful business, successful athletic ability and a scholarship to a great college. This is a...

Thursday, August 20, 2020 Lisa Busby - A Mother's Story of Tragedy and Hope

Not only did Lisa Busby deal with her son, Cannon's addiction for 12 years but now she has to deal with his death due to overdose. This is something t...

Thursday, August 13, 2020 Randy & Lydia Grimes - Former NFL Player, Story of Pain Killer Addiction, Recovery and Saving Lives

Randy Grimes was an NFL player with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He considered taking painkillers to be a "necessary evil"; part of the job description. ...

Thursday, August 6, 2020 Pastor Robby Gallaty - From the Depths of Addiction to Total Redemption

For three years, Robby Gallaty battled a drug addiction that ravaged his life. A $180 a day heroin and cocaine addiction forced him to steal $15,000 ...

Thursday, July 30, 2020 Rob Lohman - My Rapsheet Had It All and Alcohol and Drugs Became My Master- Not Anymore

Rob Lohman's rap sheet includes alcohol and drug addiction, gambling addiction, divorce, bankruptcies, mental health and suicide ideation, prison, rec...

Thursday, July 23, 2020 Ryan Skinner - My Addiction and My Fellow Addicts - "Deadmen on Vacation"

Ryan Skinner is currently the co-owner of the Woburn based Summit Financial Partners. His journey into and slow burn out of a hell of multiple addicti...

Thursday, July 16, 2020 Steve Mason - Actor/Stunt Performer/Author and Motivational Speaker

Steve Mason is a stunt performer, author, actor and speaker who believes in "simply doing the RIGHT thing!" Steve lost his father to suicide when he w...

Thursday, July 9, 2020 Meghan Fialkoff - Executive Director of the Foundation for a Drug Free World of the Americas

Meghan is an advocate for drug education. She is a public speaker, brand ambassador and event producer. Since 2006, she has been the Executive Directo...

Thursday, July 2, 2020 Norman - Recovered Addict - Helping Others

Norman is too young to have experienced all he has. Starting at age 13, smoking weed; his addiction led him down a dark path including a shooting tha...

Thursday, June 25, 2020 KC Armstrong, Former Howard Stern Cast & Producer, Hospitalized 50 Times - Tells His Recovery Story

K.C. Armstrong got his start with Howard Stern — first as an intern then as a cast member and producer. Now he is now a radio personality in his own r...

Thursday, June 18, 2020 Trisha Posner - How meeting The Angel of Death Josef Mengele's Son led Me to Horrors of The Pharmacist of Auschwitz

By all rights, Trisha could have turned to drugs or alcohol. She grew up in a time when it was not pleasant to be Jewish. She survived bullying and ...

Thursday, June 11, 2020 Jennifer Gimenez - From Super Star Maxim Model to Addict to Mentor

Jennifer Gimenez was discovered at age 14 and became a super model and super star in Hollywood. Surrounded by a fast-paced Hollywood lifestyle and un...

Thursday, June 4, 2020 Tim Ryan - Famously Known as A&E TV's "Dope Man" and Founder of "A Man in Recovery"- A Harrowing Story of Recovery and Redemption

Tim has seen and done it all. He's been an addict. He's run million dollar companies. Drugs stole more than half of his life and even his son, but ...

Friday, May 29, 2020 The Addiction Podcast - Point of No Return - Welcome and An Update

This episode is about the podcast. It features the host - Joanie Sigal - and the producer - Steve Sigal - talking about how and why the podcast was st...

Thursday, May 28, 2020 Wes Geer - KORN Rock Star's Addiction, Recovery Story and "Rock to Recovery" for Others

Wes Geer is a rock star - literally and figuratively. He founded the band HedPE and was traveling guitarist for KORN. In 2003, Wes was addicted to met...

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Theo Fleury - Former NHL Superstar- His Story of Trauma, Drugs, Stardom and Success

Theo Fleury is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He twice represented Canada at the Winter Olympics, winning a gold medal in 2002. Aft...

Friday, May 22, 2020 Dan Schneider - The Pharmacist on a Mission Part 2

In the last episode of the podcast, we talked to Dan about the death of his son Danny. Danny didn't die of an overdose but rather was murdered while ...

Thursday, May 21, 2020 Dan Schneider - Star of Netflix Docuseries "The Pharmacist" Part 1- How He Put Away An Infamous Illegal Prescriber of Opioids

In 1999, Dan Schneider - a Louisiana pharmacist - lost his only son to a drug related murder. Unlike, perhaps, what most of us would do, Dan was rele...

Thursday, May 14, 2020 Connor Miller - Former Heroin Addict - Overcoming All Obstacles to Become a Successful Entrepreneur -"Be on the Offense"

This interview is with Connor Miller, 26 years old. He was a heroin addict who got clean from drugs four years ago and since then, he has not looked b...

Thursday, May 7, 2020 Robert Imbeault - Author - "Before I Leave You" Was Meant to be His Final Goodbye But it Wasn't.

Robert is a successful entrepreneur and childhood sexual abuse survivor. Straddling the line between poor and destitute, Robert was raised by a singl...

Thursday, April 30, 2020 Mike Diamond - Saving Lives with Spirituality and Inspiration

Mike Diamond, former reality TV star, motivational speaker/author, and celebrity interventionist. Being 13+ years sober himself, Mike shares his know...

Thursday, April 23, 2020 Dr. Sharif Mohr - Epidemiologist - On Coronavirus and Drug Addiction Relapse

Dr. Mohr strongly supports treatment and sustainable recovery. He is not an advocate for the delegalization of marijuana.In his capacity as epidemiolo...

Thursday, April 16, 2020 Janet Colbert - A Champion for the Newborn - Head of STOPP Now

Janet is not only an activist, she is truly a "champion for newborns". This is because she worked as a neonatal nurse and had to treat newborns born a...

Thursday, April 9, 2020 Shelley Winner - Alcohol at 11, Emerged from Prison to Help Many Others Regain Their Lives

Shelley Winner was introduced to alcohol by her dad at age 11. Her drug and alcohol use grew from there to trafficking in drugs in her 30s. She was ...

Thursday, April 2, 2020 Pamela Seefeld - Pharmacognosy Can Replace Opioids With Natural Solutions

What, you ask, is pharmacognosy? It's the study of medicinal plants. Pamela Seefeld is all about replacing drugs with natural remedies and it's not ...

Thursday, March 26, 2020 Allie Severino - Producer, Star "Dopesick Nation" and "American Relapse" - Works on Front Lines to Save Lives

A tenacious crusader in today’s drug crisis, Allie Severino is no stranger to addiction–or to the stigma that comes with being an addict. Allie has de...

Thursday, March 19, 2020 Nick Ferguson - An NFL Star Rises from the Projects To Educate Youth on Drug Addiction

Nick Ferguson grew up in the inner city of Miami, known as the projects. Within his neighborhood and even his own family, he was aware of the negativ...

Thursday, March 12, 2020 NY Times Bestselling Author Gerald Posner on his Explosive Book "Pharma"

In his just released book "Pharma", a meticulously documented expose of decades of fraud, incompetence, conspiracy and avarice, award-winning journali...

Thursday, March 5, 2020 James Brown Author - a Tragic Addiction Story

James Brown has his own addiction story. It's not dissimilar to stories we've told about children starting on alcohol or marijuana. But James' story h...

Thursday, February 27, 2020 Fabian Padro - Running a Rehab is Challenging But Saving a Life is a Huge Reward

Running a rehab center might not be first and foremost on your list of professions you want to pursue. However, Fabian Padro - with a background of en...

Thursday, February 20, 2020 Major 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 prim...

Thursday, February 13, 2020 Melissa A. Bond - The Dangers of Prescription Benzos

Melissa's story is different than pretty much any other we've told on this podcast. She was prescribed Ativan when she had her second child and could...

Thursday, February 6, 2020 Darren Prince, Major A-List Hollywood Agent's Fall and Recovery

From selling his first business at age 19 to building a multimillion-dollar A- list talent agency, Darren Prince has experienced what life is like in ...

Thursday, January 30, 2020 Michael DeLeon - Drugs Almost Killed Me - I Won't Let That Happen to Others

Michael is an ex-offender and former addict and gang member. After 12 years in prison he finally had his "point of no return", he became determined to...

Thursday, January 23, 2020 NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk on How His Past and Football Led To Being a Leader in Drug Education

Marshall Faulk was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons, both for the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams. In 201...

Thursday, January 16, 2020 Dr. Cali Estes- I Married a Junkie- Here's 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 a...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 Marianne Perez - A Mother Who Never Gave Up

IIn 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 m...

Thursday, December 26, 2019 Kathleen Pooler - Author, Wife and Mother of Alcoholics- Her Story of Healing and Hope

Kathleen left her husband due to his heavy drinking, thinking this would protect her children. However, the cycle of alcohol abuse was repeated in he...

Thursday, December 19, 2019 Jonathan Goyer - 60 Days in Narcoland TV Star - "Not Sure There is Any Drug I Have Not Done" - Thirty Plus Rehabs -Recovered

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, met...

Thursday, December 12, 2019 Ed Kressy - Recovered Meth Addict Awarded FBI Community Leadership Award

Ed Kressy was bullied had many childhood issues. As a teen he became a meth addict for 11 years. Stealing, after being arrested, he was shown compassi...

Thursday, December 5, 2019 Branislav Jankic - His 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 mot...

Thursday, November 28, 2019 Drew Jambon - Incredible Recovery Story After 15 Years Addicted to Nearly Every Drug

Drew's addiction began before the 7th grade with prescription drugs for "ADHD". Add an abusive father, anger issues and add pot, meth, coke, ecstasy,...

Thursday, November 21, 2019 Jam Alker - Rock Star 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, wi...

Thursday, November 14, 2019 Austin's Story - Our Newborn Survived Our Drug Addiction - A Wyoming Recovery And Healthy Baby

Austin is a listener to our podcast and contacted us and said he wanted to tell his story to help others. It was unique and dealt with his wife's addi...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 Tony Denison - Co-star of "The Closer" and "Major Crimes"- his Road to Recovery Story

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 h...

Thursday, October 31, 2019 Maureen Stanton's Story - Prize Winning Writer's Destructive Girlhood - Memoir of Delinquent Girlhood

A prize winning nonfiction writer’s account of a troubled adolescence spent immersed in alcohol, drugs, and crime.She is author of "Body Leaping Backw...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 Jade Eilers - Miss Teen Ohio is a Strong Advocate for Being Drug Free

Jade Eilers is title holder of Miss Teen Ohio International 2019, placing top 5 in the world. These titles have given her an International audience fo...

Thursday, October 17, 2019 Alexis Johnson's Story - Arrested While in a Hospital Bed. But made it.

TV co-star in "60 Days in Narcoland", Alexis Johnson is 4 years clean and sober. She has suffered everything imaginable, from 7 overdoses, 2 flatlines...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 Big Pharma Paying Up and More on Vaping

Jason and Joanie talk about pharmaceutical companies recently being sued and having to fork over millions, if not billions for their part in this whol...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 Paul Fletcher - Former Major League Pitcher and Now Recovered Alcoholic

When Paul Fletcher was a major league baseball player for the the Phillies and Oakland Athletics, many of his teammates drank. Alcohol was readily ava...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 Lee Burns' Emotional Story - Drugs, Dealing, Stripper, Sober. Successful Entrepreneur.

Lee Burns says that with his upbringing there was no real reason to start drugs except that at a young age he started down a road of self doubt and in...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 Kim's Mathis' Story - From Addicted Dope Baby to NFL Wife, to 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 ...

Monday, September 9, 2019 More on Vaping - Fasten Your Seat Belts

We recently published an episode with Dan Zsido (former Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy) about vaping and we have gotten some very passionate feedbac...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 Eric Burgiss - The 108 Challenge

Eric Burgess excelled at baseball. Then, due to a bad car accident, his world and his family fell apart. Starting with marijuana at a young age, he ...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 Barbie Rivera - Pay Me $5K to Drug My Students?

About 29 years ago, a public school teacher told Barbie Rivera that her 6 year old son had a mental disorder and she needed to put him on a mind alter...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 Dan Zsido - Vaping - Not As Safe as You Think With Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Dan Zsido has had 15 years of narcotics investigative experience with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. He established and supervised the the Stra...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 Erin's Story That No Mother Should Endure

Erin's story is horrific for any mom to deal with. Not only did she lose her beloved son to a heroin overdose but when she started a foundation to sp...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 Justin's Struggle -Ten Rehabs and Finally a Happy Life

Justin's struggle with addiction is not so different from other former addicts' stories and yet, it's different. He started on drugs, alcohol and Adde...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 Jennifer Gimenez - From Super Model Movie Star to Addict and Back

Jennifer Gimenez had it all. She was a beautiful Argentinian young lady who became a model and graced the cover of all the top fashion magazines. She ...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 Tim Ryan - From Tragedy to Redemption and Hope

Tim Ryan has been a huge success in business. He's made millions. But drugs and alcohol took everything away from him - his money, his companies, his ...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 Michael Dash - "Chasing the High" - From Addict to Entrepreneur to Philanthropist

There are many kinds of addiction. Our guest on this episode was addicted not only to cocaine and Adderall but also gambling. He has always been a suc...

Thursday, July 4, 2019 Pastor Michael Carter and His Message of Hope

Pastor Michael Carter began his journey into addiction at the tender age of 6 where he saw that those who used drugs had money, power and influence.  ...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 Kids Smoking BedBugs We Don't Think So.

Recently there was some fake news about kids smoking bed bugs. It appeared that the television station reporting same, said that it was a joke and th...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 Pastor Dr. Basha Jordan - Hope Alive Ministries - The Hope Doctor

Dr. Basha Jordan has been a pastor for decades. But more importantly, he is known as The Hope Doctor.  Why? He himself has been challenged and is a fo...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 Landon Korabek's Tragic Story as told by his Mother

An interview with Susan Korabek, mother of Landon Korabek.Landon Korabek was a talented athlete, a bright student, and an extraordinary guitarist. He ...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 Chris' Story - 7 Rehabs -His Story of Sobriety and Success

Chris' story at the outset doesn't sound that different than many of the stories we've told on the podcast. What does it take for someone to reach the...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 Jay Shifman's Story - Psych Drugs Started It

Jay's story is one that we haven't heard before.  Prescribed psychiatric medications at a very young age, he ended up addicted to several of those as ...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 Addiction and Denial

Joanie and Jason back in the studio and talking addiction.  What is denial really?  So often Jason encounters parents and loved ones of addicts who sa...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 Josie and Her Parents - Different Perspectives of Addiction - Their Story

In this episode, we have all three of those involved - Josie (former addict) and her mom (Nadja) and dad (Jim). They each have their own perspective ...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 Dave Chase - the Opioid Crisis Wake-up Call

Today's episode is an interview with author Dave Chase. His latest book focuses on the Opioid Crisis. The opioid crisis is not an anomaly. Instead, ...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 Diane Stein - Dangers of Psychotropic Drugs

Diane Stein is the President of Citizens Commission on Human Rights in Florida.  She adds a unique perspective on the role that psychiatric mind-alter...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 Kelly Beazley - Behind the Scenes Revelation in the West Virginia Drug Epidemic

This is the story of one unbelievably unethical doctor in West Virginia - Dr. Raj Masih - who was not only responsible for at least one death, but for...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 Bobby Newman's New Intervention Approach

Bobby Newman is an interventionist with a 90% success rate of getting people into treatment. He is a former addict, so knows all the whys and wherefor...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 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 hi...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 Benjamin's Story - From DJ Addict to Recovery

Benjamin is from Denmark and started on drugs when he was DJing in Denmark.  He is now clean and sober and wants to help spread the word to others.  H...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 Giles' Story or Recovery

Giles has an amazing story of how he finally got out of his drug addiction and makes a point that anyone can beat it. Something can be done. This is a...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 Randy's Story - NFL Player from Addicted to Helping Others

When we think of athletes and drugs, it's general performance enhancing drugs like steroids. However, when you are a professional athlete and your jo...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 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 th...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 Drug Prevention Summit Part 2 - "Tall Cop"

This is part 2 of our Drug Prevention Summit interviews. In this episode we interviewed an independent consultant who is an expert on the effects or ...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 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 incl...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 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...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 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 alc...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 Devin's ADHD Drug Addiction to a New Life

Devin's story starts similarly to others in that he was prescribed drugs to address ADHD.  Since those drugs are actually stimulants, they caused him ...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 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 clo...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 Angela's Story - Revisited

Angela is a graduate of Narconon and she was on the podcast last year telling her story. Her story is unlike any other and addresses those addicts wh...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 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 methamphe...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 Tyler's Story - Addicted at Age 6

Tyler began his addiction story at age 6 when he was put on psych drugs to combat ADD. From there he moved onto Marijuana and then hardcore drugs. Now...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 Happy New Year 2019

Now is the time to get yourself or your loved one into treatment. There is always the New Year's resolution to get clean and sober and no matter how v...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Illegal Drugs Coming into the Country

Approximately one year ago, we interviewed Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on the podcast and she spoke about action she was taking from her "hat" ...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 Michael DeLeon's Steered Straight is Saving Lives

A few weeks ago we interviewed Michael DeLeon. Michael is a former addict, former felon and since leaving prison for the last time he has dedicated h...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 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 DeN...

Friday, November 16, 2018 Emily: A Mom and Daughter's Harrowing Story of Recovery.

This is Emily's story and that of her mom - Linda. Emily is a recent Narconon graduate. She started on drugs at 12 or 13 - drinking and smoking mari...

Friday, November 9, 2018 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 ...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 Nurses are Not Immune to Addiction - Kris Waite's Story

Even those in the medical field are susceptible to addiction. You might think that because they are more educated in the effects of drugs on the body...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 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...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 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 speciali...

Friday, October 12, 2018 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 an...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 A Dad's Story

Recently we had a father reach out on our Facebook page with the story of his son's addiction and treatment. We thought you would like to hear his st...

Friday, September 21, 2018 The Streets of LA and Other Stuff

Jason just came back from LA where he met with people in rehab from Narconons across the world. He also got to see parts of LA that are rife with dru...

Friday, September 14, 2018 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 healthro...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 The Only Regret is Doing Nothing

We're heading into the holidays. This is the time of year when some the friends and families of addicts don't want to "rock the boat" because they th...

Friday, August 31, 2018 Kurt's Story - Not for the Faint Hearted

Kurt was an addict for 26 years starting at age 15 in high school, to a 'functioning addict' to homeless. Happily married, two kids, nice house. Start...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 Dr. Rohit Adi - An ER Doctors Perspective on Treating Addiction

Dr. Rohit Adi has been an emergency room doctor for 26 years and has come face to face for 15 years with treating addiction. A highly certified "Addic...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 K2 Spice Fake Pot is All Chemicals and Dangerous

In today's episode Joanie and Jason talk about the K2 (spice) overdoses in Connecticut - 76 at one park all at virtually the same time. One of the da...

Friday, August 10, 2018 Celebrities are People Too

We have spoken many times about the tragedy of the death of some of our most beloved musicians, actors, sports figures and other artists due to drug a...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 Some Celebrity Addictions and Drug Commercials

More and more we are hearing of celebrities and artists who are overdosing with the most recent being Demi Lovato. More attention needs to be put on ...

Saturday, July 28, 2018 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 treatme...

Friday, July 20, 2018 Angela's Journey from Addicted Housewife to a Drug-Free Life

Angela's journey included Percocet, Oxycodone to handle a sports injury, then alcohol and heavier doses of painkillers. Her downward spiral as a mothe...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 Jillian's Story Will Sound Familiar But Has a Happy Ending

Pot and alcohol in high school. Cocaine and heroin in college. School dropout, recluse. Four rehabs and still craving. Sound familiar? Today we interv...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 When Rehabs Fail Then What?

In this episode Jason recounts the story of a family whose daughter had been through several 12-step programs and once again had disappeared into the ...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 State Attorney Dave Aronberg - Closing Down Criminal Sober Homes

In the first decade of the 21st century, West Palm Beach State Attorney Dave Aronberg along with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi in shutting down t...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 Lest we Forget Dangerous Psych Meds - 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 ...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 What did I Do Wrong?

When friends and family members find out that a loved one is addicted, often - especially with parents - the first reaction is: What did I do wrong? ...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 Dr. Faye Jamali - No One is Immune to Addiction - Including Doctors

Dr. Faye Jamali was a very successful anesthesiologist until she broke her wrist and was prescribed a large bottle of Vicodin to handle the pain. Unfo...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 Emeritus 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 p...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Suboxone, Methodone as "Medically Assisted Treatment" Controversy - 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 a...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 She Was Fooled and Abused and is Now Helping Others with The Tangled Heart

Nicole 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 e...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 Meth Loses a Victim- This is Austin's Story

Austin's story starts in Georgia at the age of 12, smoking pot. Soon graduated to a life on meth. Burglaries and prison and eventually losing his wife...

Friday, May 4, 2018 Alcohol vs. Marijuana

We have talked about how marijuana is a gateway drug. This podcast discusses a study in Florida about how alcohol may be a worse gateway drug but in ...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 Celebrity and Filmaker Jim Meskimen on his Film "Son to Son" - addict and dealer

Jim Meskimen is an incredibly talented - Hollywood film maker, actor, artist, impressionist and comedian. Jim recently wrote and starred in a short f...

Friday, April 13, 2018 Executive Director Drug Free America Amy Ronshausen - The Growing Dangers of Marijuana Again

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...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 Our Wish for You - a Drug Free Life

We've been getting some heat lately from people who love methadone and suboxone.  What can we say?  We want you to live a drug free life, not dependen...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Craig DeRoche - A Legislator in Michigan - Then Alcohol - Now Helping Others

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 t...

Monday, March 19, 2018 Thom Brown - Be Careful what you Use - You Will Be Shocked at what is Used to Cut Drugs

On-site at the 6th Annual Drug Prevention Summit. Thom Browne spoke about what is added to drugs to make them more potent and lethal. He has a master'...

Monday, March 12, 2018 More on Marijuana - Interview with Lynn Posyton and Bonni Snider

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 av...

Monday, March 5, 2018 Garth's Story - Pot at Age 12 - All Downhill from There

Garth is 26 years old and began his addiction history when he was 12 years old and smoked his first joint. He then moved on to heavier drugs, tried a...

Monday, February 26, 2018 Steve Collins, Dir of HIDTA - Drug Trends and Dismantling in Florida

Joanie was at the 6th Annual Southeastern US Regional Drug Prevention Summit and interviewed several of the attendees. This podcast is an interview w...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Kratom - Part 2 - And What About Suboxone

Obviously we struck a nerve with our outright condemnation of Kratom in our last episode. We don't think Kratom is right or wrong. The point is that...

Monday, February 12, 2018 Kratom - The Newest Wonder Drug for Some - Labeled an Opioid by the FDA

Some people are touting Kratom as the solution to Suboxone addiction, but did you know that Suboxone was touted as the solution to Methadone; Methadon...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Heroin, Benzos and Meth

What's some new trends in the field of substance abuse? Plenty but some addicts are now cooking up meth in their own homes as an alternative to heroi...

Monday, January 22, 2018 Rony's Story - From Miami Gangs to the Military to Helping Others

Rony grew up among the gangs in Miami. Introduced to drugs by his cousin, he rapidly moved from marijuana to heavier drugs. After a stint in the US ...

Monday, January 15, 2018 Who is the Real Victim in Addiction?

When people think of drug or alcohol addiction, often the addict is thought of as the victim. However, the real victim, in mancy cases, are those clo...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Pinellas County Sheriff Robert Gualtieri - "A Finger in the Dike"

This podcast is an interview with Pinellas County Sheriff Robert Gualtieri. Sheriff Gualtieri has been dealing with drugs for decades in this area an...

Monday, January 1, 2018 Zach's Story - From Pot to Psych Drugs to Recovery

Zach started with marijuana at age 15 and eventually moved onto heavier street drugs. He also ended up on various psychiatric medications which cause...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 Ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral James Winnefeld - His Son's Tragic Overdose- And What He's Doing About it

In September of this year, the 19 year old son of Admiral James Winnefeld (ret) died from an overdose of heroin mixed with Fentanyl.  He had just come...

Monday, December 11, 2017 My Dealer Warned Me

We have lost some amazing artists due to drug and alcohol addiction. We hope that any of our listeners who either are artists and addicted or who kno...

Monday, November 27, 2017 Is Your Kid Too Smart to Become a Drug Addict?

Coming into the holidays. Often friends and families of addicts say that they want to wait until after the holidays to get treatment for their addicte...

Monday, November 13, 2017 Give the Gift of Sobriety and a Life without Drugs for the Holiday Season

Often families want to wait until after the New Year to get their loved one into some form of rehab/treatment but that can have a seriously negative o...

Monday, November 6, 2017 Former Florida Drug Czar and State Attorney Dave Aronberg's War on Drugs

Today's podcast is an interview with Dave Aronberg, State Attorney for Palm Beach County in Florida. Dave has worked diligently throughout his career...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Amy Ronshausen - Drug Free America - Marijuana Myths

Drug Free America Foundation is fighting the good fight against drug abuse in this country. DFAF and it's sister organization - Save Our Society from...

Monday, October 23, 2017 Julieta Santagastino - Director Drug Free World - Free Drug Education for All Ages

Drug Free World provides hard hitting, true information about drugs and why to avoid them, especially kids. The booklets, DVDs, and teachers package ...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 A Pharmacist's Take on Addiction and Some Alternatives

This week's podcast is an interview with Pamela Seefeld. Pamela is a practicing pharmacist and pharmacognosy consultant. She offers natural solution...

Monday, October 9, 2017 Christian's Story - Psych Drugs at Age 11 to a Happy Life Now

Started on psychiatric drugs at age 11, Christian moved to marijuana, opiates and heroin and by age 17 was shooting heroin.   Christian just finished ...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Do We Now have a Syndemic vs. an Epidemic and What does That Mean?

A syndemic is defined as "a network of health problems, esp. ones that share common social underpinnings and cause an increased public health burden o...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Legalization vs. Education - which will work?

There is a line of reasoning that legalizing or decriminalizing the use of dangerous drugs might be a solution to addiction. But is this the answer? ...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Are Insurance Companies Feeding our Addiction?

It's sad when insurance companies will pay for addictive drugs but not for drugs which might work as pain killers or sedatives but which are more expe...

Monday, September 11, 2017 Lest we Forget the "Legal" Drug - Alcohol - Cass' Story

This is a true story of alcohol addiction and redemption. This is Cass' story and it's a hard hitting case of alcohol addiction. Cass is clean and s...

Monday, September 4, 2017 Learn2Cope.org - Helping Families in Need

When a family member is addicted to drugs or alcohol, it is devastating on the other members of the family. There is shame, regret, fear, anger - a m...

Sunday, August 20, 2017 A Drug by Any Other Name... - Adderall and Methamphetamine

Because Adderall is prescribed by a doctor, must be OK, right?  Not so.  Adderall is the same chemically as methamphetamine.  So do you want to give y...

Monday, August 14, 2017 Our Son: Mom & Dad's Personal Story

The loved ones of an addict have a very different perspective of what is happening in the life of the addict and living with an addict is a different ...

Friday, August 4, 2017 Opiates - The Pinball Effect of Solving Every Problem With a Pill

This podcast covers opiates again. How pervasive they are and how they lead to other problems. This epidemic is symptomatic of a society that wants ...

Friday, July 28, 2017 The Opioid Epidemic - It's Not Just for the Homeless

Gone are the days were addicts were homeless in cities, dirty and shooting up in alleys. Now they are young and old people in very nice neighborhoods...

Saturday, July 22, 2017 Is the Country Going to Pot? A Beginning of the Addiction Cycle.

We've got no beef with medical marijuana as long as it is regulated to help those that legitimately need it, but legalizing it for recreational use? ...

Friday, July 14, 2017 Aydin's Story

Aydin turned to drugs because of an inability to talk to his parents about his feelings and emotions. Sounds like a simple thing to handle but not wh...

Saturday, July 8, 2017 A Mom's Point of View: "I Knew What I Was Seeing"

This mom's son started with alcohol in high school and moved onto other drugs such that this mom found her son unconscious. Her son is now fully reco...

Saturday, July 1, 2017 Addiction by Any Other Name: Stigma?

It is a disservice to call someone an addict. That, in fact, labels the person and also puts a stigma on the person. What do you think of when someo...

Friday, June 23, 2017 Crystal Meth - Not So Much the Underachiever

There is so much attention on opioids now with the deaths occurring on a regular basis, that crystal meth is being ignored.  The problem is that the u...

Friday, June 16, 2017 Csira's Story - Addicted at 20 and Her Road to Recovery

Csira became an addict at 20.She's not only clean now, but she's trained now in how to help others beat their addiction.This beautiful young woman's s...

Friday, June 9, 2017 Drug Addiction is Not Discriminatory

Drug addicts are stereotyped as poor (and how you could be poor and do drugs is a mystery); illiterate and amoral. While morals may be an issue in tha...

Friday, June 2, 2017 Saying No to Drugs - Are you Educating your Kids?

If there's one conversation you have to have with your children it is about drugs. It is about the prevalence of drugs in our society, and that it's ...

Saturday, May 27, 2017 Enabling or Helping. There is a Difference.

An addict needs help, love and understanding. From family and friends in particular. But sometimes this well intentioned help results in enabling the ...

Friday, May 19, 2017 Derek's Story - A Mother's Persistence Saved His Life

Derek started on pot at age 12. He was an athlete - a wrestler - and a good student. He progressed throughout his high school year to heroin via Perc...

Friday, May 12, 2017 Are Synthetics Really a Solution? A Comment on Meth, Suboxone, and More

One current and growing approach and mentality and methodology for treating drug addiction is to substitute a "less dangerous" drug. Examples may be s...

Saturday, May 6, 2017 When Help Fails

A standard 28 day rehab program often fails. It probably took years of scaling up to full on addiction for most people. However, 28 days is what in...

Friday, April 28, 2017 Can Drug Rehab Cure Pain?

A large percentage of people addicted to drugs started on pain killers for some sort of pain. It is no secret that many drugs suppress and then exace...

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