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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 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 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, 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...

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, 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, 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 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, 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...

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...

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