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KC Armstrong, Former Howard Stern Cast & Producer Tells His Recovery Story

K.C. Armstrong got his start on the Howard Stern Show — first as an intern then as a cast member and producer. Now he is now a radio personality in his own right as the host and founder at WMAP (World’s Most Amazing People). In between was a dark life from homelessness to alcohol to…

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Trisha Posner – Author of “The Pharmacist of Auschwitz”

By all rights, Trisha could have turned to drugs or alcohol.  She grew up in a time when it was not pleasant to be Jewish.  She survived bullying and religious discrimination.  So at a young age, she got tough.  When her husband – Gerald Posner – was researching his book on Josef Mengele (The Angel…

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Dan Schneider – The Pharmacist Part 1

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 relentless in pursuing his son’s murderer and kept up an investigation for more than a year to bring the perpetrator to justice.  He finally saw the young…

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Dr. Sharif Mohr – An Epidemiologist on Today’s Marijuana and Reports on Coronavirus Effects on Addiction Relapse

Dr. Sharif Mohr is an epidemiologist with Drug Free America Foundation where he collects, analyzes, and interprets epidemiological data on substance abuse trends in order to inform program planning and policy at the local, state, and federal levels. Prior to joining Drug Free America Foundation, he worked on a variety of public health problems both…

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Pamela Seefeld – Are There Really Natural Substitutes for Painkillers

Substance abuse certainly includes the misuse of opioids, which has led to a massive addiction problem around the globe. Pamela Seefeld is a pharmacognosist dealing with just that. So what, you ask, is pharmacognosy?  It’s the study of medicinal plants. Pamela Seefeld is all about replacing drugs with natural remedies and it’s not just her…

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James Brown Author – Apology to the Young Addict

Living in San Jose, Brown studied creative writing at San Francisco State University and then attended the University of California, Irvine where he received an MFA degree in creative writing. His first novel, Going Fast , published in a limited edition by Border Mountain Press, was reviewed by Merritt Clifton in Samisdat: “Going nowhere at bored and frustrated with school, aware of…

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Fabian Padro – Helping Others Live Drug Free Lives

Running a rehab center might not be first and foremost on your list of professions to pursue. However, Fabian Padro – with a background of entrepreneurship and business – became the Executive Director of  Narconon Ojai, the most exclusive Narconon in the world. This unique rehab has a completely drug free withdrawal, supported with large…

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Darren Prince, Celebrity Sports Super-Agent- His Fall and Recovery

Darren Prince is a prominent sports and celebrity agent and global advocate for addiction and recovery. As a leading authority in this space, his insights have been featured in WSJ, NYT, USA Today, CNN and Dr. OZ. After over 11 years of sobriety, Darren has become a sought-after speaker on addiction recovery and mental health….

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Dr. Cali Estes- I Married A Junkie- And Here is Our Story Today

Dr. Cali Estes has her own history with addiction involving food.  But dealing with that and studying the whole area of addiction made her much more able to deal with her rock musician husband – Tim – when he became addicted to heroin.  She details this in her book, I Married a Junkie. Tim is…

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Marianne Perez – A Mother Who Never Gave Up

In 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 medical center, Marianne wanted answers. Her research led her to Purdue Pharma and the FDA’s involvement in a growing epidemic. Marianne continues to work with government agencies and…

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