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Welcome to Rubber Bands, an Avenues Recovery podcast hosted by Shlomo Hoffman. Join us for conversations about the push and pull of addiction and recovery.

Welcome to Rubber Bands, an Avenues Recovery podcast hosted by Shlomo Hoffman. Join us for conversations about the push and pull of addiction and recovery.

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United States

Description:

Welcome to Rubber Bands, an Avenues Recovery podcast hosted by Shlomo Hoffman. Join us for conversations about the push and pull of addiction and recovery.

Language:

English


Episodes

Matt Engler: A Marine Stationed in Paradise and Locked in a Personal Hell | Episode 11 Part 2

1/24/2022
Part 2 of a heart stopping tale of addiction and crime funded by a DOD credit card. An inside look at how one man found his way back from a prison barracks in Hawaii to redemption and recovery. In recovery? Helping others find recovery? Looking to learn about recovery? Another can't miss episode of Rubber Bands from Avenues Recovery.

Duration:01:12:09

Matt Engler: A Marine Stationed in Paradise and Locked in a Personal Hell | Episode 11 Part 1

1/12/2022
A heart stopping tale of addiction and crime funded by a DOD credit card. An inside look at how one man found his way back from a prison barracks in Hawaii to redemption and recovery. In recovery? Helping others find recovery? Looking to learn about recovery? Another can't miss episode of Rubber Bands from Avenues Recovery. Music by: “Strength of the Titans” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:01:01:54

Tim Ryan: From behind bars to raising the bar of substance abuse treatment and recovery | Episode 10

10/27/2021
Listen in to the man for whom a cellmate in prison was the springboard to sobriety. Follow his journey back from the depths to true love and a decorated career as an advocate for the recovery community. Hear his thoughts on how to reform current attitudes, how to reach our youth, and how we all can make a difference. In recovery? Helping others find recovery? Looking to learn about recovery? Another can't miss episode of Rubber Bands from Avenues Recovery. Music by: “Strength of the...

Duration:00:44:56

Dr. Susan Julius: A life giving career in medicine nearly lost to addiction, regained through the power of recovery | Episode 9

10/5/2021
Hear the story of our beloved Louisiana Medical Director, Dr. Susan Julius. Her experiences with substance abuse has made her an indefatigable force in the Louisiana recovery community. She has dragged so many to sobriety and her endless devotion and singular passion has changed hundreds of lives. In recovery? Helping others find recovery? Looking to learn about recovery? Another can't miss episode of Rubber Bands from Avenues Recovery. Music by: “Strength of the Titans” Kevin MacLeod...

Duration:00:45:30

Joe Van Wie: From PA to Hollywood and Washington and how I found my way back | Episode 8

9/1/2021
Chasing all that glitters but only finding meaning in authenticity. A drug and alcohol fueled journey to movie-making and political success, on the way to discovering the 12 steps, recovery and what really matters. In recovery? Helping others find recovery? Looking to learn about recovery? Another can't miss episode of Rubber Bands from Avenues Recovery. Music by: “Strength of the Titans” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution...

Duration:00:57:30

Shane Walker: Broadcasting Under the Influence | Episode 7

7/22/2021
A recognizable radio voice in his home town, Shane found himself balancing his family and career with his overwhelming addiction to alcohol. Inspired by his wife and son he set out on a journey to sobriety and found satisfaction in recovery helping the homeless in his position with the Salvation Army. This is the story of a human being, giving himself to others, to his family, and to anyone who needs his help. Selflessly, and alcohol free. In recovery? Helping others find recovery?...

Duration:00:36:05

Brian Cuban: From Addicted Lawyer to Noted Author, and the Story of What Happened in Between | Episode 6

6/15/2021
Brian Cuban , noted author, shares his personal odyssey of recovery. Listen to the saga of a troubled youth, the delusions of escape through cocaine and alcohol, and how a family who never stopped believing helped Brian find his way back. A raw look at a career in law destroyed by addiction giving way to a career in spreading hope built by recovery. Every person has his own path to finding meaning and self-worth and Brian gives us a window into what it looked like for him. In recovery?...

Duration:00:56:20

Ryan Hockensmith - Pain, Sports, and Humor in Recovery | Episode 5

4/26/2021
Ryan Hockensmith, Deputy Editor for ESPN, joins Rubber Bands and Avenues Recovery for a joyful discussion about recovery, comedy, and sports. Ryan has found a way to tell his own personal story of recovery through the prism of athletes who have battled addiction. Listen to how sobriety empowered him to cry, to laugh, and to rediscover a life worth living. Music by: “Strength of the Titans” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution...

Duration:00:54:17

Jacob Goldberg - Substance Abuse on College Campuses, an Old Problem With New Solutions | Episode 4

3/19/2021
Jacob Goldberg, LCSW, LAC, CCS, Recovery Community manager for Tulane University, joins Rubber Bands and Avenues Recovery to discuss the evolving understanding of addiction on college campuses. Follow Jacob's path through addiction and recovery, to finding his place helping others find their recovery. We discuss substance abuse on campus and how to employ non-punitive encouragement to students suffering from substance use disorder. What can everyone do to help solve this enduring problem?...

Duration:00:36:56

Captain Kevin Hunter: A law enforcement veteran's perspective on reaching hearts by changing attitudes | Episode 3

2/11/2021
Fort Wayne police department veteran and narcotic chief Captain Kevin Hunter joins Rubber Bands and Avenues Recovery for a frank discussion on the evolution of his views on addiction and people suffering from it. Follow his path through his eyes as he goes from making arrests, to finding real ways to help. Learn about the HART team and the amazing work they're doing in Fort Wayne. Hear his thoughts about Measure 110, the new Oregon drug decriminalization law. Join a frank discussion about...

Duration:00:37:54

Russ Francome: From Saving Goals to Saving Lives, a Star Goalie's Detour into Addiction Treatment | Episode 2

1/4/2021
Russ Francome, the National Director of Clinical Engagement for Avenues Recovery Centers, laughs through the twists and turns of life that brought him to addiction treatment. Feel the pain of a young man once called "leche caliente" as his dream of becoming a professional soccer player is crushed in an instant. Look through the lens of his experience at the lack of opportunities and unique struggles of underprivileged inner city youth, and read along with him the touching email he...

Duration:00:38:32

Emily Cukier: Giving and Growing... In the Trenches of Addiction Treatment | Episode 1

11/9/2020
Talented drug and alcohol rehab industry veteran Emily Cukier lays out her treatment philosophy and history with Rubber Bands host Shlomo Hoffman. Hear how Emily fell into the substance abuse treatment field almost by accident. Be inspired by the people in recovery that motivate her every day. And cry along with the story of Stacy and the necklace Emily never takes off. As the National Director of Clinical Operations for Avenues Recovery, Emily has years of experience developing the unique...

Duration:00:46:08