substanceabuse

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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Joanne Peterson – Executive Director of Learn to Cope

Joanne Peterson is the Founder and Executive Director of Learn2Cope. Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs. Founded by Joanne in 2004, the organization has grown to include over 10,000…

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Rob Lohman – Alcohol and Drugs Became My Master- Not Anymore

Rob Lohman’s rap sheet includes alcohol and drug addiction, gambling addiction, divorce, bankruptcies, mental health and suicide ideation, prison, recovery and transformation.   Rob’s drinking career started at age 14 which lead to some very dark places.  The climax of Rob’s drinking career happened with a suicide attempt interrupted by the compassion of his dog Jake. …

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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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Wes Geer – KORN Rock Star’s Addiction, Recovery and “Rock to Recovery” To Help Others

Wes Geer is a rock star – literally and figuratively. He is an American guitar player, songwriter and producer, best known as Wesstyle, a founding member of the band Hed PE, formed in 1994 in Huntington Beach, CA. Geer was a guitarist, songwriter and producer in the band until his departure in 2003. Geer was…

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Dan Schneider – The Pharmacist on a Mission Part 2 -True Crime Thriller

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 trying to buy drugs.  Dan found the murderer and saw him convicted.  Dan promised God that if he’d help him find Danny’s murderer, that he would…

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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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Mike Diamond – Reality TV Star Saving Lives with Spirituality and Inspiration

Mike Diamond is a Television Personality, Director, Life Coach, and Interventionist. Known for his work on the hit TV shows NY Ink and Bondi Ink Tattoo Crew, which was nominated for a Logie Award for Best Reality Series.  Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Mike got off to a bit of a rough start. Battling undiagnosed dyslexia, he started…

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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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