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Norman T – Recovered Addict Story – Now 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 that took the life of one of his...

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Trisha Posner – Author 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 religious discrimination.  So at a young...

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Jennifer Gimenez – From Celebrity and 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 unprepared for the trappings of fame, Jenn eventually found herself at...

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Dan Schneider – The Pharmacist Part 1

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 relentless in pursuing his son’s murderer and...

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Connor Miller – Former Heroin Addict – Entrepreneur

This interview is with Connor Miller, an athlete in school, found painkillers. Then graduated to become a heroin addict who got clean from drugs four years ago and since then, he has not looked back....

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Robert Imbeault – Author – “Before I Leave You”; A Reason to Live

Robert is a successful entrepreneur and childhood sexual abuse survivor.  Straddling the line between poor and destitute, Robert was raised by a single mother in a failing steel town.  Robert wrote his book – “Before...

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Mike Diamond – Reality TV Star Saving Lives with Spirituality and Inspiration

Mike Diamond is a Television Personality, Director, Life Coach, and Interventionist. Known for his work on the hit TV shows NY Ink and Bondi Ink Tattoo Crew, which was nominated for a Logie Award for Best Reality Series. ...

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Janet Colbert – Champion for the Newborn – Head of STOPP Now

  We titled this podcast as Janet being a champion for newborns. This is because she worked as a neonatal nurse and had to treat newborns born addicted to drugs in an ever increasing number...

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Pamela Seefeld – Are There Really Natural Substitutes for Painkillers

Substance abuse certainly includes the misuse of opioids, which has led to a massive addiction problem around the globe. Pamela Seefeld is a pharmacognosist dealing with just that. So what, you ask, is pharmacognosy?  It’s...

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NY Times Bestselling Author Gerald Posner on his Explosive New Book “Pharma”

In his just released book “Pharma”, a meticulously documented expose of decades of fraud, incompetence, conspiracy and avarice, award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Gerald Posner traces the heroes and villains of the...

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James Brown Author – Apology to the Young Addict

Living in San Jose, Brown studied creative writing at San Francisco State University and then attended the University of California, Irvine where he received an MFA degree in creative writing. His first novel, Going Fast , published in a limited edition...

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Fabian Padro – Helping Others Live Drug Free Lives

Running a rehab center might not be first and foremost on your list of professions to pursue. However, Fabian Padro – with a background of entrepreneurship and business – became the Executive Director of  Narconon...

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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...

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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...

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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. As a leading authority in this space, his insights have been featured in WSJ, NYT, USA Today, CNN and...

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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...

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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 –...

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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...

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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...

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Recovered Meth Addict Awarded FBI Community Leadership Award

Ed Kressy was bullied and had many childhood issues. As a teen he became a meth addict for 11 years. Caught stealing and more, after being arrested, he was shown compassion by a caring police...

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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...

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Incredible Recovery 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, Atavan, Zoloft and more. Drew’s story of recovery leaves no stone...

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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...

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Austin’s Story – A Wyoming Recovery And Healthy Baby

Austin is a husband and father living in rural Wyoming.  He was raised in a family struggling with addiction and while he swore he wouldn’t go down that road, ultimately he did end up addicted...

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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...

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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 for her platform “Start Talking, Building a Drug Free Future.”...

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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 whole opioid epidemic plaguing the world. It’s a start. And...

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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...

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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 available. But Paul got to the point where he couldn’t stop....

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More on Vaping – Fasten Your Seat Belts

A special podcast. With Vaping all over the news, we’re talking about it again today with Michael DeLeon from Steeredstraight.org. He has presented educational seminars to over 600 schools and thousands of teens and the...

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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 moved on to crack cocaine before he finished...

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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 altering drug – Ritalin.  Barbie...

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Dan Zsido – Vaping – Not As Safe as You Think

Dan Zsido has had 15 years of narcotics investigative experience with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. He established and supervised the the Strategic Diversion Task Force investigating pharmaceutical crimes, doctor shopping, fraud, trafficking and more....

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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 spread his story in the hopes...

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Justin’s Struggle -Ten Rehabs and Finally a Happy Life

Justin’s struggle with addiction is not so different from other former addict’s stories and yet, it has some significant differences. He started on drugs, alcohol and Adderall when he was young and in school, and...

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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 marriage and even his son. How do you...

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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.  He snorted heroin at age 9 and his...

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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 that it really wasn’t true.  We don’t think it’s...

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Pastor Basha Jordan – 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 former addict who has been in recovery...

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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 was full of life and love. His future was bright with possibilities....

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Chris’ Story

Chris’ story is more intense than many we have heard.  What does it take for someone to reach the “point of no return”? In Chris’ case it took 7 rehabs, 3 overdoses and 4 stints...

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Jay Shifman’s Story

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 well as some street drugs.  Finally, he realized he...

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Addiction & 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 say that there’s nothing they can do because the addict...

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Josie and Her Parents – Their Story

In the past, we have interviewed Narconon graduates and related their story of addiction, treatment and sobriety.  We have also interviewed members of the families of former addicts.  In this episode, we have all three...

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Dave Chase – The Opioid Crisis Wake-up Call

Today’s episode is an interview with author Dave Chase.  His latest book, The Opioid Crisis Wake-up Call, focuses on the Opioid Crisis.  The opioid crisis is not an anomaly.Instead, it’s a self-inflicted wound, driven by...

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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-altering drugs play in the addiction epidemic we face today.  It’s not...

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Kelly Beazley-Behind the Scenes in the West Virginia Drug Epidemic

Kelly tells the behind the scenes story of the activities, arrest and activities of Dr. Raj Masih – who Kelly cites as  not only responsible for at least one death, but for 100s if not 1000s...

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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 wherefores that prevent the addict from getting clean and...

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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 his struggle with addiction, Ted created a movement called “The Good Enough Movement” with...

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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.  He goes into depth about his...

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Giles’ Amazing Recovery Story

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 an amazing story.

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Randy’s Story – NFL Player from Addicted to Helping Others

When we think of athletes and drugs, it’s must include performance enhancing drugs like steroids.  However, when you are a professional athlete and your job depends on your performance, it’s easy to depend on pain...

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Drug Prevention Summit Part 2 – “Tall Cop”

This is part 2 of our Drug Prevention Summit interviews, done on-site.  In this episode we interviewed an independent consultant who is an expert on the effects or drugs and how to spot the indicators...

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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 including industry leaders Former White House Drug Czar Robert DuPont;...

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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 specifically targeted West Virginia for the distribution of billions of opioids to only a...

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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 to act out and he countered that with marijuana and other...

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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 close to him.  In and out of jail but...

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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 who maybe just drink every day and take...

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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 methamphetamine, alcohol and pot.  He is now in...

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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 he is clean and sober and...

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Happy New Year 2019

Holiday Time can bring joy but can also bring grief. Now is the time to get yourself or your loved one into treatment if there is an addiction problem. There is always the New Year’s...

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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...

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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...

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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 marijuana.  She gradually moved onto heroin. ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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A Father’s Story

Jason is traveling to visit his folks but 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...

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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...

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The Worldwide View of Addiction

Jason just came back from LA where he met with people in rehab from Narconon’s across the world.  He also got to see parts of Los Angeles that are rife with homeless and drug addiction. ...

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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...

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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 think that if they and the addict can...

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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. Starting with pot, acid, alcohol and “I’ll never do...

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Dr. Rohit Adi – An ER Doctor’s 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 “Addictionologist”, Dr. Adi weighs in on what he...

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Spice is Nice and Pot is Legal

Joanie and Jason talk about the K2 (spice) overdoses in Connecticut – 76 at one park all at virtually the same time. “More than 70 people overdosed in or around a historic Connecticut park near...

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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 addiction and ultimately overdose.  This episode is an...

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State of the Addiction Union

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 the addiction epidemic across the world but especially...

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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...

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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 mother of three included a DUI, jail and losing custody of her children....

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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 interviewed Jillian, a recent graduate of the Narconon program.Her final call for...

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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 dark hole of addiction.  Jason was able to give the...

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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 –...

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Guilt vs. Responsibility – 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?  Parents feel like they somehow failed their...

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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...

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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’...

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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...

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