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Dr. Kenneth Finn – The Latest Science and Stats on Marijuana

We’ve talked about marijuana many times on the podcast and noted that quite a few of the former addicts started their drug path with marijuana. In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Finn from Colorado gives us the facts about the use of marijuana as pain medication as well as it’s adverse effects on young adults. Dr….

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Tine Levene – President of Florida Recovery Schools of Tampa Bay

After suffering childhood trauma, Tina Levene turned to alcohol and drugs to cope. That was until she learned that if she shared her own childhood trauma with others, she might be able to help other children. She turned her life around and she is helping to set up recovery schools for high school aged kids…

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Tiffany Jenkins -Talks Candidly About her Opioid Addiction and Recovery

Tiffany Jenkins is the funny lady behind “Juggling the Jenkins”. She has over 4.5 million Facebook followers and counting! Tiffany is a wife, mother, best-selling author, content creator and recovering addict. Although best known for her funny viral Facebook and YouTube videos, Tiffany is incredibly passionate about bringing awareness to mental illness. She speaks shamelessly,…

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Stephen Donnelly – A Saint and a Sinner – A Catholic Priest’s Story of Devotion, Addiction, and Redemption

Stephen Donnelly’s drug use started – as with so many – when he was a teenager. However, later in life, when Stephen answered God’s call and become an ordained priest in the Roman Catholic church, his drug use continued. Fueled by guilt, it took years to confront his addiction. He’s been sober for 18 years…

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Emily O’Brien – former addict, former felon, now a successful entrepreneur

Emily O’Brien is a beautiful young woman. But like so many, she was insecure and bullied as a child. This insecurity led to abuse of alcohol and drugs. When someone she thought was a friend took her on a trip to St. Lucia, she ended up bringing back drugs to Canada and from there ended…

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Quincy Carter – Former Cowboys Quarterback is Rebuilding the Dream

Quincy Carter had it all. He was a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. But marijuana and alcohol brought about his downfall and termination from the Cowboys. He tried getting picked up by other teams but drugs and alcohol kept most teams from hiring him and if they did, he managed to bring himself down. Sober…

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Kelly Hatcher – Living the Mom’s Nightmare

This is the story of a mom living the nightmare. Her 22 year old son is addicted despite several rehabs and the 24/7 work of his mom – Kelly Hatcher. What she’s going through is why we do this podcast. We don’t want other moms and dads to live this nightmare. Now Kelly is helping…

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Ellen Isaacs – Mom Turns Activist After Losing Son to Opioids

Ellen Isaacs grew up with addiction in her family, became addicted herself and then lost one of her sons to an overdose. Now she is an advocate for addicts and teaches parents and loved ones the value and use of Narcan in order to save lives from overdoses. Through Ryan’s Opioid Pandemic Coalition she is…

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Brandi Winans – The Flip Side of Glory in the NFL

Brandi Winans is an inspirational keynote speaker and Life Coach. She was married to former Pro NFL player, Jeff Winans for over 30 years, and she details their life story in her book, “The Flip Side of Glory”. This was told from the wife’s perspective, in a story of love, acceptance and hope. Her faith…

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Don Cummins – An Addict’s Long Journey to Self Respect

Don Cummins is a former addict who served over 20 years in prison for bank robberies. He was homeless,  declared insane by the courts and labeled a ‘hopeless’ crack addict. But he found his self respect in a recovery workshop and completely turned his life around to where he is now a high powered executive…

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