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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 9, 2022 Ashleigh Nowakowski - Living with an Addicted Sibling - Your Choice to Live

Ashleigh Nowakowski was born in 1984 in southeastern Wisconsin. Growing up with a sibling who struggled with substances created a home environment tha...

Thursday, May 19, 2022 Kelli Richardson Lawson - Handling Child Addiction Challenges Through Her "Sonrise Project"

Kelli is the CEO of The SonRise Project, a safe space for parents of children who struggle with mental illness or addiction challenges. Her podcast So...

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, 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, 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, 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, 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...

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