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My mission with the Courageous Recovery podcast is to save lives and allow the person to Reveal the Lifestyle Champion within them.There are many different types of recovery programs, they all are aimed at helping those battling substance use disorders to transition from being harmed to being clean and sober. Anyone who’s battling a compulsive or destructive behavior wants to be healthy and they desire to live a happy and productive life. Sadly, only 1 in 10 Americans with a substance use disorder receives treatment. Why?Because it’s not safe to come forward and admit your challenges. The stigma is fueling an American public health crisis and we need to “Crush the Stigma!”Substance use disorders are associated with discrimination and social disapproval – more than any medical condition. These same people are often isolated, outcast, and even imprisoned. Stigma isolates people, it discourages them from seeking help, and even leads some medical providers to resist delivering evidence-based treatment services.

My mission with the Courageous Recovery podcast is to save lives and allow the person to Reveal the Lifestyle Champion within them.There are many different types of recovery programs, they all are aimed at helping those battling substance use disorders to transition from being harmed to being clean and sober. Anyone who’s battling a compulsive or destructive behavior wants to be healthy and they desire to live a happy and productive life. Sadly, only 1 in 10 Americans with a substance use disorder receives treatment. Why?Because it’s not safe to come forward and admit your challenges. The stigma is fueling an American public health crisis and we need to “Crush the Stigma!”Substance use disorders are associated with discrimination and social disapproval – more than any medical condition. These same people are often isolated, outcast, and even imprisoned. Stigma isolates people, it discourages them from seeking help, and even leads some medical providers to resist delivering evidence-based treatment services.

Location:

United States

Description:

My mission with the Courageous Recovery podcast is to save lives and allow the person to Reveal the Lifestyle Champion within them.There are many different types of recovery programs, they all are aimed at helping those battling substance use disorders to transition from being harmed to being clean and sober. Anyone who’s battling a compulsive or destructive behavior wants to be healthy and they desire to live a happy and productive life. Sadly, only 1 in 10 Americans with a substance use disorder receives treatment. Why?Because it’s not safe to come forward and admit your challenges. The stigma is fueling an American public health crisis and we need to “Crush the Stigma!”Substance use disorders are associated with discrimination and social disapproval – more than any medical condition. These same people are often isolated, outcast, and even imprisoned. Stigma isolates people, it discourages them from seeking help, and even leads some medical providers to resist delivering evidence-based treatment services.

Language:

English

Contact:

321.757.HOPE


Episodes

Episode 58 - Interview with Craig Lewis

5/11/2021
After surviving several mental health challenges, he became a provider. He developed a healing workshop, based on a book he authored, and he has traveled the world promoting his programs. Craig reached out to me via LinkedIn, sometime in the last half of 2020 – we chatted for a while via WhatsApp and decided he would be a great guest for this podcast. However, at that time accessing a decent internet connection was quite challenging for him, so we agreed to wait a few months. He now...

Duration:00:26:48

Episode 57 - Interview with Jim Shoopack

5/4/2021
Just over twenty years ago Jim Shoopack battled and suffered, in silence – clinical depression. He was suicidal but through his faith in God, and assistance from friends and family, he overcame the depression. Shortly thereafter, he set a goal of completing 100 marathons. To-date he has finished 21 marathons, including four in four months and three in three months. Since overcoming his battle with depression Jim has gone on to earn his Doctorate in Education, further demonstrating how far...

Duration:00:32:36

Episode 56 – Interview with Angel Ribo

4/27/2021
Angel uses the tagline “The CEO Confidant” and after listening to him for a few minutes you will know why. He is the pre-eminent advisor to CEO’s who deeply care about their legacy when it comes to their family, their business endeavors, and for humanity. He is originally from Spain, moved at 18-years old to Barcelona, and married his college sweetheart but within 6-months they were divorced. This crushed him emotionally. The next stop was London, and then he attended a sales bootcamp in...

Duration:00:31:39

Episode 55 - The 5 Common Mistakes When Pursuing Recovery

4/20/2021
In this episode you will hear about the 5 Common Mistakes that are made when pursuing recovery. Too often we are constrained from caring for others because of our own attitudes, but just know that a few words of encouragement may be all the other person needs to hear today. God gave us His words as encouragement and for us to share with others. He delights in seeing you use the gifts, skills, and talents he has provided to fulfill the plan He has for your life. The five mistakes most often...

Duration:00:28:34

Episode 54 - Rick Indridason

4/6/2021
My guest on Episode 54 is my friend, Rick Indridason, who has a powerful testimony and an amazing story of redemption, faith, and hope. Today, Rick is a remarkable husband (he and Alissa will celebrate 7-years of marriage in June). He is an outstanding Dad to a young son and two teenagers, as well as a hard-working and committed professional in the construction industry. As the youngest of five children, with two older brothers and two sisters, Rick has experienced some challenging and...

Duration:00:31:51

Episode 53 – John Farrell’s Testimony

3/30/2021
This week, the broadcast is an amazing testimony by John Farrell at the Quest180 meeting in Viera, Florida. John has been blessed to be sober for more than thirty years and shares in this testimony how he was desperate to hear guidance from God and shortly thereafter heard from God that “prayer is the answer”. John is a strong advocate for 12-step programs and is a true leader, coming alongside others who are battling to get clean and sober and then remain that way. He touts his life as a...

Duration:00:26:24

Episode 52 – Dusty Grounds Testimony

3/23/2021
The broadcast this week is from a powerful testimony that was shared by Dusty at the Quest180 meeting in Viera, Florida. She is one of the leaders of the recently launched faith-based recovery programs. Dusty has a demonstration of God’s love, His forgiveness, redemption, and restoration. Dusty shares her challenges, and the punishments she has endured over the past few decades. But today, she is leading an outreach program that’s intended to serve those who are struggling with substance...

Duration:00:15:12

Episode 51 - Step 9

3/9/2021
In this episode I'm going to cover Step 9 - focusing on forgiveness, grace and amends. Step 8 and Step 9 are critical in the healing and restoration in our lives and those we love. The verse I really want to highlight is from Luke 6:31 - from the Life Recovery Bible - "Do to others as you would like them to do to you". So simple, yet so tough some days, right? Who's the most difficult person to forgive? Yourself! If you're still struggling with this step, please reach out to me by leaving...

Duration:00:26:18

Episode 50 - Step 5

2/2/2021
On this episode we’re going to be covering Step 5 – focused on confessing or admitting our sins, all the dark and secrets of our past, to another person. Step 5 is often difficult for people. I have often been asked, “why do I have to admit my wrongs to another?” Many of us have been keeping secrets almost all of our lives. Every day those secrets take a toll on us. God's forgiveness, provides us a safe, protected passage down the path of ongoing recovery. For us to disclose to God, to...

Duration:00:27:30

Episode 49 - Interview with John Giordano CAP, MAC, Certified EMDR Practitioner

1/26/2021
It was by no accident that John Giordano chose addiction and mental health treatment as his life’s work. Growing up the son of a heroin dealer and trying to cope with the trauma of being molested as a young boy, he fell hard into drugs and alcohol. Over thirty-five years ago, at the urging of his family, John entered rehab. He emerged a changed man – committed to helping others afflicted by this terrible disease. His new path required new knowledge. He has since earned many degrees and...

Duration:00:32:46

Episode 48 - Interview with Raymond Campbell

1/19/2021
Raymond Campbell is a long-time friend and Christian brother. We’ve known each other for more than twenty-five years and have been in numerous business ventures together. Ray has been sober for almost forty years. He refers to himself as a “re-vert” to the Catholic faith for over 33-years. Ray and his wife, Kathy, the mother of their four beautiful daughters, have been married for more than 40-years. They reside in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, having recently relocated there from Yankton, SD....

Duration:00:28:07

Episode 47 - Step 1

1/12/2021
Step 1 is the beginning of your recovery journey. At the very outset is the realization there are three issues to be dealt with via this step: (1) being powerless (2) denial, and (3) admitting powerlessness. The journey begins where we admit that we are powerless to control our tendency to do the wrong things and our lives have become unmanageable, out of control. Two questions need to be asked: (1) Am I going to let my past failures prevent me from taking this journey, and (2) Am I afraid...

Duration:00:37:59

Episode 46 - Interview with Pat (my wife) and Joanne (my mother) Mortensen

1/5/2021
I've had some incredible and amazing guests on the first forty-five episodes. But this episode is extra special - God blessed me with two amazing ladies in my life and they are on this broadcast. My beautiful wife Pat and my awesome mother Joanne are my guests. If you're a spouse struggling with an addicted husband - please hear what my wife of 31-years has to say about patience and support. My Mom recalls, wondering why her son was behaving the way he was. And, over the years, has even...

Duration:00:25:29

Episode 45 - Interview with Kellie J. Wright

12/29/2020
Author Kellie J. Wright is a writer, speaker, and Self-Love Transformation Guide. She’s also the host of Conscious Speaks Podcast, a board member of National Harmony Water Center in Eureka Springs Arkansas, and business owner of Internal Journeys. Her first book, Internal Journeys: A Spiritual Transformation is a book of awakening sent forward in time. She lives in the Pacific Northwest. Kellie, a self-proclaimed Internal Narcissus, is on a passionate mission to help individuals discover...

Duration:00:27:25

Episode 44 - Interview with Joel Sheagren

12/22/2020
Joel Sheagren is a veteran photographer, director, and producer, who served the advertising industry for nearly 30-years. In 2015 he started directing and producing films. His first independent film was called CRACKED ICE which ran on the Hulu network. Cracked Ice was on the history of racing cars on frozen lakes in Minnesota. He is also the co-founder of a nonprofit called Hope & Rescue Foundation—a nonprofit addressing Human Trafficking and the issues driving the insidious practice....

Duration:00:35:35

Episode 43 - Overcoming the Fear of Failure

12/15/2020
Episode 43 - Overcoming the Fear of Failure On this broadcast we will tackle some challenging aspects of fear. As Zig Ziglar wrote many years ago, "when it comes to F-E-A-R, you can choose to fight or flight. F-E-A-R really has two meanings: "Forget Everything and Run" or "Face Everything and Rise". On this episode I want to give you four questions to consider when you're facing fear: (1) Is there a fear of failure in your life? (2) Is it possible that you might actually fear...

Duration:00:26:00

Episode 42 - Interview with Luke Dillenburger

12/8/2020
My guest is Luke Dillenburger, a native of Cincinnati, now residing on the Space Coast of Florida. He has battled opiates since first being prescribed pain pills following sports injuries. Luke has performed as a highly motivated realtor with a demonstrated history of also working in the staffing and recruiting industry. He is strong at coaching and time management, and strives to build great teams. Luke is a strong community advocate and a professional with a heart for community social...

Duration:00:25:46

Episode 41 - Interview with Mike Jaffe

12/1/2020
My guest on Episode 41 is Mike Jaffe, a native Floridian, who has a reputation in the construction industry of having an honest work ethic, broad experience, and a drive to help anyone in the construction field. He has been with DFI General Contractors in Palm Bay, Florida for four years and was recently promoted to Vice President of Business Development. Mike is driven by the idea that the best work is born from integrity, character, diligence, craftsmanship, and fun. He prides himself on...

Duration:00:31:32

Episode 40 - Interview with Dr. Linville Meadows

11/24/2020
Dr. Lin is an author, a speaker, and is passionate about sharing his experiences with the problems of addiction to drugs and alcohol. Lin is an Honors grad of the UNC School of Medicine and studied at Duke University Medical Center. He later held faculty positions at both institutions. He was recognized internationally for his work in cancer research, receiving both grants and awards. He authored numerous scientific articles. His recovery from drugs and alcohol began on May 7, 1997. Since...

Duration:00:30:44

Episode 39 - Interview with Brian Alston

11/18/2020
My guest on Episode #39 is Brian Alston, who resides on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. Brian is a pioneer in providing education and training for individual persons and communities who are seeking multi-generational economic results via greater dimensions in growth and change. The primary focus on this podcast episode is to create awareness for the Kauai Men’s Conference 2020 Virtual Event that’s taking place November 21, starting at 10am and concluding at 1pm Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time....

Duration:00:22:34