Film, Authors, Musicians

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 a catastrophically dysfunctional health care system, leading to what has become the largest public health crisis in 100 years. Fortunately, proven…

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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 the mission to help people realize that no matter what their circumstance or dream, they are good enough to achieve…

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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 experiences on the Narconon program.  He suggests that communication is a good first step for anyone addicted.

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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 few million citizens.  Recently the film premiered locally and we were able to get some great feedback from audience members…

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Brandon Jordan’s Story-A Rock Star’s Road to Recovery

Brandon Jordan was one of the founders of Kill Radio – a punk rock band.  His family had a history of drug abuse, but Brandon didn’t start abusing alcohol and drugs until his early 20s. Once he started to party, he went from 0 to 60 in a split second. Friends didn’t want to party…

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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 now clean and sober, Nate Wilson has written a book – Zero to Hero: The Tale of My Recovery from…

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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 introduced to marijuana on set by a fellow cast member, he began experimenting with more and more drugs to become…

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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 Virginia, a rural community tragically impacted by the opioid epidemic in our country.  Why West Virginia?  Because West Virginia was…

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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 Simple Guide to Aid in Lasting Sobriety – she gives 10 simple tips on how to help maintain sobriety and…

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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 how the healthcare system is contributing to the opioid crisis in this country and how some large companies are combatting…

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