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The Addiction Podcast - Point of No Return

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This podcast addresses hope and recovery options for individuals, friends, family, parents and associates who have been or may be addicted to opioids, heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs, fentanyl, and want to overcome the addiction. There are interviews with former addicts, stories of having gone through numerous failed rehabes, parents and loved ones that describe the horrors and ultimate methods they have sought to save lives and help. Issues include the changing world of rehab, from 12 step programs to successful and effective alternative approaches to detox, withdrawal, and education for stable life style changes for former addicts. The benefits and dangers of different types of rehab from those that have experienced it. The "point of no return' is when the individual has come to a realization that they need and want help. This is also for friends and family of addicts who are at their wits end and don't know what to do to help the addict. This podcast gives hope and inspiration for recovery. Some topics include: - Where can I get help? - How do I know if my child or relative or friend is addicted? - How do I get someone up to realizing they need help?

This podcast addresses hope and recovery options for individuals, friends, family, parents and associates who have been or may be addicted to opioids, heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs, fentanyl, and want to overcome the addiction. There are interviews with former addicts, stories of having gone through numerous failed rehabes, parents and loved ones that describe the horrors and ultimate methods they have sought to save lives and help. Issues include the changing world of rehab, from 12 step programs to successful and effective alternative approaches to detox, withdrawal, and education for stable life style changes for former addicts. The benefits and dangers of different types of rehab from those that have experienced it. The "point of no return' is when the individual has come to a realization that they need and want help. This is also for friends and family of addicts who are at their wits end and don't know what to do to help the addict. This podcast gives hope and inspiration for recovery. Some topics include: - Where can I get help? - How do I know if my child or relative or friend is addicted? - How do I get someone up to realizing they need help?

Location:

United States

Description:

This podcast addresses hope and recovery options for individuals, friends, family, parents and associates who have been or may be addicted to opioids, heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs, fentanyl, and want to overcome the addiction. There are interviews with former addicts, stories of having gone through numerous failed rehabes, parents and loved ones that describe the horrors and ultimate methods they have sought to save lives and help. Issues include the changing world of rehab, from 12 step programs to successful and effective alternative approaches to detox, withdrawal, and education for stable life style changes for former addicts. The benefits and dangers of different types of rehab from those that have experienced it. The "point of no return' is when the individual has come to a realization that they need and want help. This is also for friends and family of addicts who are at their wits end and don't know what to do to help the addict. This podcast gives hope and inspiration for recovery. Some topics include: - Where can I get help? - How do I know if my child or relative or friend is addicted? - How do I get someone up to realizing they need help?

Language:

English


Episodes

Hon. Mary Bono - Mother - Advocate - Thought Leader

9/22/2022
A successful businesswoman and well-known political leader, Congresswoman Mary Bono (ret.) was hailed as the "embodiment of powerful American womanhood" by the Washington Times, rising to become Chairman of the influential U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. In April of 2022, Mary was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Merit Award from her alma mater, the University of Southern California. Today, she is widely recognized as a powerful advocate for...

Duration:00:29:20

Nicole Davis Woodruff - Trying to Save My Drug Addicted Sister

9/15/2022
Nicole Woodruff is a Tampa-based occupational therapist and yoga teacher who specializes in treating chronic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. After losing her sister to an opioid overdose in 2019, Nicole dedicated her life to helping others find alternative ways to manage pain through her holistic occupational therapy practice. Through her memoir, Nicole hopes to raise greater awareness around addiction and how it affects family systems, sharing her story to help destigmatize the way...

Duration:00:45:42

Cheryl Canzanella - The Financial Side of Addiction

9/8/2022
After losing her husband to accidental overdose, Cheryl shares his journey through active addiction, road to recovery and his final battle lost to overdose. By exposing the horrific realities of the opioid epidemic, her mission is to raise awareness and educate on how the opioid epidemic is not only ripping families apart emotionally but also financially by diminishing careers and draining financial assets.

Duration:00:35:37

Christy Chavez and Nichole Apedaile - Dealing with a Loved One's Addiction

9/1/2022
Christy is the mother of a 27-year-old 4 year recovering addict – her son. She and her daughter share their story to give hope, share their experience with addiction and end the stigma associated with addiction.

Duration:00:33:18

Ed Ternan Fake Meds Fentanyl Killing Kids

8/31/2022
Ed Ternan is a husband, father and businessman. In May 2020, he lost his son 22-year-old son Charlie, who was poisoned by a counterfeit prescription pill. Since that time, Ed and his wife Mary have dedicated themselves to informing young people about the new risks of self-medication and recreational drug use in the age of synthetic drugs like fentanyl. The Ternans have formed a nonprofit charity called Song for Charlie, where they create and distribute social media campaigns and educational...

Duration:00:40:55

Fawna Asfaw - From Alcoholic Grief to Recovery Powerhouse

8/25/2022
The only child of revolutionary activists and educators; a doting Ethiopian father and a strong-willed African American mother, Fawna Asfaw felt her life shatter when she lost both her parents prematurely to illness. As grief pulled her into a downward spiral of addiction and shame, Fawna had to learn to harness her power and rebuild her life with a new perspective that changed everything. Fawna spent her newly fought for sobriety studying addiction while writing a powerful and emotional...

Duration:00:34:49

Chris Dale and Patty Li - A Marriage Saved in Spite of Addiction

8/18/2022
Christopher Dale is an experienced public relations professional, writer and recovering addict. In addition to being a regular contributor to Addiction Recovery eBulletin, he has been published in a broad array of prominent outlets, including The Daily Beast, Salon, Parents.com, Dogster, New York Daily News and Tribune Syndicate. He writes on a wide range of topics, including addiction, mental health, politics, parenting, travel and rescue dog advocacy. This interview centers on Chris and...

Duration:00:26:18

Ray Banks - Former Addict - Helping to Restore Lives through Restoration Ministries

8/11/2022
Ray entered Restoration Ministries when it became very clear to him that God called him to be here. After graduating from Harvey House in 1989, he worked an outside job while continuing to live at Harvey House. He eventually became the Harvey House Director. In 1997, when the executive director left for another position, Ray was entrusted as Acting Director for months until the board realized he was the best man for the job. He was named Executive Director of Restoration Ministries in 1998....

Duration:00:37:05

John Brownlee - The Prosecutor Who Helped Bring Down Purdue Pharma

8/4/2022
John Brownlee is a former federal prosecutor whose prosecution and conviction of Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of the widely abused opioid, OxyContin, was portrayed in the hit Hulu series Dopesick, starring Michael Keaton, Rosario Dawson, and Jake McDorman. He was appointed United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia in 2001 by President George W. Bush and served in that position with great distinction for nearly 7 years. After his over a decade of service at the U.S....

Duration:00:40:45

Tim Lodgen - My Story of Addiction, Hope and Recovery

7/28/2022
My name is Tim Lodgen I am 45 years old ! After a 27 year addiction to alcohol and drugs, suffering with bi-polar disorder and surviving multiple suicide attempts I am 1 year 2 months clean and sober ! I share my story of hope and recovery as much as possible to those still suffering in hopes to reach them so they know they are not alone . So that they know we can recover and live the lives we have always wanted too!

Duration:00:57:23

Mothers Against Drug Deaths - That says it All

7/25/2022
Gina McDonald grew up in a household with an alcoholic father. While in high school, she experimented with alcohol and marijuana. When she turned 21, she unfortunately followed her father’s footsteps and started drinking heavily, eventually becoming addicted. After having her daughter at age 26, Gina started participating in outpatient treatment for her alcoholism. Gina was clean and sober on and off for years, but after being prescribed opioids following surgery, she became hooked on them...

Duration:00:45:09

Danielle Schaffer - Using Her Influencer Status in Memory of her Brother - City Girl Gone Mom

7/21/2022
Danielle “Dani” Schaffer is a lifestyle blogger, podcast host, educator, activist and mom. Cultivator of kindness, weekend warrior and red-carpet wanderer, Schaffer grew up in New York City, earned a master’s degree in education, and taught digital media for almost a decade before shifting her focus to her true passions - family, fashion, home decor and travel - by creating the lifestyle brand City Girl Gone Mom. Wife to a Navy dentist, and Mom to four, Schaffer is a true city girl turned...

Duration:00:40:02

Laura Stack - Lost My Son to Marijuana- The Myths of Today's Pot

7/14/2022
Johnny Stack was born on February 7, 2000 and died by suicide on November 20, 2019 at the age of 19. He was an incredibly intelligent, funny, charming, handsome young man, which you can see in his tribute video. We are a normal suburban family and did normal family things. He had a happy life, a 4.0 GPA with a scholarship to college, and a family who loved him very much. Unfortunately, we live in Colorado, which was the first state to legalize marijuana in 2014, when Johnny was 14 years...

Duration:00:44:43

American Cartel - Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz - Inside the Battle to Bring Down the Opioid Industry

7/8/2022
In this podcast episode, we interview the courageous authors of “American Cartel-Inside the Battle to Bring Down the Opioid Industry” - Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz. Scott and Sari give behind the scenes detail about their definitive investigation and exposé of how some of the nation's largest corporations created and fueled the opioid crisis. The book is an indictment of the astonishing corporate greed and government complicity; of mercenary lobbyists and lawyers sustained by bought-off...

Duration:00:52:22

Jonny Martin - Opioids in Cupcakes While Running Heavy Machinery - Now clean.

7/7/2022
Name is Jonathan I like to go by Jonny. I am a recovering addict of approximately 4 years. I believe the main reason I was able to become successful with my sobriety is accepting I was an addict and I needed 100% change! That included everything around me! Jonny now is co-owners of a boutique hotel in Medellin South America for cycling enthusiasts - https://lavillamedellin.bike

Duration:00:36:22

Etel Leit - Unaddicted to You-Loving Yourself Through the Darkness

6/30/2022
Etel Leit served as a commander in the Israeli Intelligence. She received her BA in languages from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and her Masters in Leadership and Education from Pepperdine University, Malibu. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in Transformational Psychology. Her transparent therapy style, sincere compassion, direct and raw talent for inspiring those in need of clarity make Etel Leit an empowering leader. Leit is the author of three books, one of them is a 5 books series catered...

Duration:00:37:33

Sharing a Drug Intervention as Told by the Family

6/27/2022
This podcast episode is an interview with Bobby Newman and the family of a young woman (Lexie) who participated in the intervention. The family members include her mother - Tammy; her grandmother - Diane; her great grandmother (deceased); and her Uncle Brian. These family members did what had to be done to save their young Lexie and get her to treatment. After completing the program at Narconon Arrowhead, Lexis is clean and sober and happy to share her story with others.

Duration:00:53:50

Jeffrey B. Simon - Fighting the War Against Drug Addiction in the Courts

6/23/2022
Jeffrey B. Simon is a legal commentator and founding partner of SIMON GREENSTONE PANATIER, PC. Ranked as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney’s within America and Co-Chair of the National Opioid Litigation Conference, Mr. Simon is focused on bringing crucial legal, consumer protection, and public health issues to the forefront for mainstream audiences. Jeffrey currently serves as Chair of the Texas Opioid MDL Plaintiffs Steering Committee, a group that seeks to hold drug manufacturers...

Duration:00:38:23

Jay Lind - Cocaine - Living Between the Lines

6/16/2022
Jay Lind is a 47 year-old addict in recovery. He has lived in and around Chicago for his entire life. He is a father of two, a former high school English teacher, and author of Between the Lines: A Memoir about Addiction, Empathy, and Evolution. For years, Jay Lind lived between the lines of society’s moral and legal boundaries. But his smooth, privileged life was interrupted when his dad died and his drug addiction snowballed out of control. Between the Lines is the moving saga of Jay’s...

Duration:00:26:37

Ashleigh Nowakowski - Living with an Addicted Sibling - Your Choice to Live

6/9/2022
Ashleigh Nowakowski was born in 1984 in southeastern Wisconsin. Growing up with a sibling who struggled with substances created a home environment that was less than ideal. Once her brother found recovery, Ashleigh, along with her parents, created Your Choice to Live Inc., a non-profit organization specializing in drug and alcohol prevention education. For more than a decade, Ashleigh has been speaking in middle and high schools educating parents, teachers, and community members, and...

Duration:00:20:28