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She Was Fooled and Abused and is Now Helping Solve the Drug Problem

Nicole Donofrio heard our podcast and wanted to tell her story.She  grew up with an alcoholic father and then later in a relationship with an alcoholic.  She experienced abuse and at first made excuses, but finally realized she had to do something. Now she has a Facebook Group with more than 2400 members and through…

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Meth Loses a Victim-This is Austin’s Story

Austin’s story starts in Georgia at the age of 12, smoking pot. Soon graduated to a life on meth. Burglaries and prison and eventually losing his wife and infant.  His story will move you.

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Alcohol vs. Marijuana

We have talked about how marijuana is a gateway drug.  This podcast discusses a study in Florida about how alcohol may be a worse gateway drug but in the end – does it really matter?  If someone gets onto heavy drugs from either alcohol or marijuana – the problem of addiction results.

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Father and Son- Addict and Dealer-An Interview with filmaker and celebrity actor Jim Meskimen

Jim Meskimen is an incredibly talented – Hollywood film maker, actor, artist, impressionist and comedian.  Jim recently wrote and starred in a short film called “Son to Son” which address the subject of addiction from a very different perspective, a father and son, one an addict and one a dealer. Currently “Son to Son” is…

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Intervention Explained by an expert-Interview with Bobby Newman

One of the hardest things the loved ones of an addict must face is how to get their addicted family member or friend to agree to treatment.  The addict must agree on his/her own choice, but how do you get that to happen?  This is very difficult but can be done. Bobby Newman is a…

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Our Wish for You – a Drug Free Life

We’ve been getting some heat lately from people who love methadone and suboxone.  What can we say?  We want you to live a drug free life, not dependent on any addictive substance – and yes, methadone and suboxone are addictive.  We hope that you will live a drug free life and if you disagree with…

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Be Careful what you Use – You’ll Be Shocked at What is Used to Cut Drugs

On-site at the 6th Annual Drug Prevention Summit. Thom Browne about what is added to drugs to make them more potent and lethal. He has a master’s degree in criminal justice, is the President and CEO of the global criminal justice and demand reduction consulting firm Rubicon Global Enterprises. He created treatment systems and prevention…

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Drug Trends and Dismantling in Florida – Steve Collins, Dir. of HIDTA

An interview with Steve Collins, Director of Central Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Following a tenured career in law enforcement, Steve now leads strategic efforts to identify and dismantle drug trafficking operations in the central Florida area and abroad. He presented at the Drug Prevention Summit about a report about marijuana and legalizing…

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Who is the Real Victim in Addiction?

When people think of drug or alcohol addiction, often the addict is thought of as the victim.  However, the real victims may also be those close to the addict, because they live with the fear that the addict will overdose, or get arrested, or wind up in jail or in the hospital. It’s all a…

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Pinellas County Sheriff Robert Gualtieri speaks- “A Finger in the Dike”

We interview Pinellas County Sheriff Robert Gualtieri.  Sheriff Gualtieri’s office has been dealing with drug addicts and trafficking for decades. He says that expecting law enforcement to be the solution to substance abuse is like putting the proverbial finger in the dike.  It’s way too late on the chain.  What is needed is prevention, education and…

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