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Thursday, September 22, 2022 Hon. Mary Bono - Mother - Advocate - Thought Leader

Former Congresswoman Mary Bono is currently Chairman of the Board of "Mother's Against Prescription Drug Abuse" (MAPDA) and has a significant history ...

Thursday, September 8, 2022 Cheryl Canzanella - The Financial Challenges of Drug Addiction

After losing her husband to an accidental overdose, Cheryl shares his journey through the active addiction, road to recovery and his final losing batt...

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Ed Ternan- Welcome to "Fentapills" the Fake Painkillers Poisoning Our Kids

Ed Ternan is a husband, father and businessman. In May 2020, he lost his son 22-year-old son Charlie, who was poisoned by a counterfeit prescription ...

Thursday, August 25, 2022 Fawna Asfaw - From Alcoholic Grief to Recovery Powerhouse

The only child of revolutionary activists and educators; a doting Ethiopian father and a strong-willed African American mother, Fawna Asfaw felt her l...

Thursday, August 11, 2022 Ray Banks -Once a Gang Member and Addict-Now Helping Restore Lives through Restoration Ministries

Ray entered Restoration Ministries when it became very clear to him that God called him to be here. After graduating from Harvey House in 1989, he wor...

Thursday, July 28, 2022 Tim Lodgen - My Story of Addiction, Hope and Recovery

My name is Tim Lodgen I am 45 years old ! After a 27 year addiction to alcohol and drugs, suffering with bi-polar disorder and surviving multiple suic...

Monday, July 25, 2022 Mothers Against Drug Deaths - They've Had Enough!

Gina McDonald and Jacqui Berlinn– along with other mothers – founded Mothers Against Drug Deaths.These are moms who want to keep kids from losing thei...

Thursday, July 21, 2022 City Girl Gone Mom Educates About Drugs Through Her Brother's Story

Danielle “Dani” Schaffer is a lifestyle blogger, podcast host, educator, activist and mom. Cultivator of kindness, weekend warrior and red-carpet wand...

Thursday, July 14, 2022 Laura Stack - I Lost My Son to Marijuana- The Myths of Today's Pot

Johnny Stack was born on February 7, 2000 and died by suicide on November 20, 2019 at the age of 19. He was an incredibly intelligent, funny, charming...

Monday, June 27, 2022 Sharing the Life-Saving, Dramatic Drug Intervention as Told by the Family

This episode explores how a drug intervention was done and the aftermath as told by the family and the young woman involved (Lexie) who participated. ...

Thursday, June 16, 2022 Jay Lind - Cocaine - Living Between the Lines

Jay Lind is a 47 year-old addict in recovery. He has lived in and around Chicago for his entire life. He is a father of two, a former high school Engl...

Thursday, June 2, 2022 Liz Olszewski - Raised with Alcholohism in the Home - Now "Healing Hearts with Horses"

In 2009, Liz founded the nonprofit "Horses Healing Hearts". Liz personally experienced the struggles of growing up in a turbulent alcoholic home. At t...

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