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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 ...

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