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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

Charlotte Bismuth - Attorney, Author and Activist

1/21/2021
Charlotte Bismuth is a graduate of Columbia University, Columbia Law School, and Sciences-Po Paris. After joining the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, she began investigating Dr. Stan Li, a doctor who spent years supplying more than seventy patients a day with Oxycodone and Xanax, trading prescriptions for cash. After a tireless investigation, Dr. Li was convicted of two counts of murder and over 90 other counts. This is the story of Charlotte and her team's campaign to right a...

Duration:00:42:14

Dr. Kenneth Finn - Marijuana, Just the Facts, sir

1/14/2021
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. Finn used slides during his interview so we suggest you watch the YouTube version of this interview so that you get the truth, nothing but the truth and the whole truth about marijuana....

Duration:00:43:44

Tine Levene - Florida Recovery Schools of Tampa Bay

1/7/2021
After suffering childhood trauma, Tina Levene turned to alcohol and drugs to cope. Until she learned that if she shared her own childhood trauma with others that she might be able to help other children, her life was on a downtown. Now she is helping to set up recovery schools for high school aged kids in recovery. Florida Recovery Schools of Tampa Bay offers teens in recovery a safe environment to learn the life skills that everyone needs.

Duration:00:32:12

Tiffany Jenkins -Talks Openly About her Opioid Addiction and Recovery

12/31/2020
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, openly and honestly about her past and addiction, as well as her struggles with depression and anxiety and has...

Duration:00:35:13

Stephen Donnelly - A Saint and a Sinner - Really

12/24/2020
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 and has chronicled his story in the book - "A Saint and a Sinner", co-authored by Diane O'Bryan.

Duration:00:40:56

Emily O'Brien - former addict, former felon, successful entrepreneur

12/17/2020
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 up in prison. Rather than bemoan her fate, she learned all she could in prison and left with a successful gourmet popcorn business that employs ex offenders and ex addicts.

Duration:00:41:23

Quincy Carter - Rebuilding the Dream

12/10/2020
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 for 15 months, he's running a quarterback school in Texas and instilling the drug free mentality in his students. He's rebuilding his dream by helping others.

Duration:00:29:39

Kelly Hatcher - Living the Mom's Nightmare

12/3/2020
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 other parents let go but not give up.

Duration:00:34:45

Ellen Isaacs - Mom Turns Activist After Losing Son to Opioids

11/26/2020
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 helping to raise awareness of this pandemic and the fact that it does not discriminate according to economic status, education or religion.

Duration:00:31:41

Brandi Winans - The Flip Side of Glory in the NFL

11/19/2020
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 was tested beyond her wildest imagination in dealing with Jeff's addiction, and after Brandi lost everything she had to learn to start over. And she did.

Duration:00:49:14

Don Cummins - An Addict who found Self Respect

11/12/2020
Don Cummins not only is a former addict but he served over 20 years in prison for bank robberies. He was homeless and declared insane by the courts. But he found his self respect in a recovery workshop and completely turned his life around to where he is a high powered executive in a computer software company, husband, father and a man who is giving back to society.

Duration:00:53:01

Duke Rumely - Leading the Sober Movement

11/5/2020
Duke Rumely is a former alcoholic who has been sober since 1989. Since then he realized that what was needed at concerts and sporting events was an area for those who are sober and trying to remain that way. He founded Sober AF Entertainment and is making great strides in leading the sober movement - making sober the popular to be for young and old alike.

Duration:00:49:10

Darren Prince - Aiming High

10/29/2020
Darren Prince is a prominent sports and celebrity agent and global advocate for addiction and recovery. Through his agency, Prince Marketing Group, he represents icons such as Magic Johnson, Hulk Hogan, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Rodman, Chevy Chase and the late Muhammad Ali - to name a few. However, he will tell you that after 12 years of sobriety, it's his mission to help others avoid and break free from addiction that really makes him happy.

Duration:00:47:49

Joanne Peterson - Executive Director of Learn2Cope

10/22/2020
Joanne Peterson is the Founder and Executive Director of Learn to Cope (LTC), a non-profit, peer-led support network established in 2004. Ms. Peterson’s journey started when she was a young girl, as her siblings experienced issues with addiction. Years later, when Ms. Peterson discovered that her own son’s experimentation with prescription drugs had led to an opioid addiction, she was motivated and empowered to use her voice to bring about change. Today, her son is in long term recovery.

Duration:00:42:46

Thomas Hollywood Henderson - NFL Super Star and Recovered Addict

10/15/2020
Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson is probably one of the most flamboyant NFL players in recent history. However, his lifestyle led him into full blown addiction. Now sober for almost 37 years, he's reaching out to help others. He is speaking in prisons, churches, AA meetings and basically, to anyone who might benefit from hearing his story.

Duration:00:48:31

Episode 183 Britt B - Catching the Rise

10/8/2020
Britt Barker had a good upbringing, a stable family. But he wanted to try alcohol and drugs; and so went down the road to addiction. He was arrested a few times and went through several rehabs. Finally sober since July 2015, he is making music and has released his first solo EP - Trust under the stage name Catch the Rise. He's also helping others by counselling at the local ER in Greenville, SC.

Duration:00:53:03

Michelle Weidenbenner - A Mom who Let Go but Never Gave Up

10/1/2020
There is a fine line between enabling a loved one who is an addict and giving up on them. Michelle Weidenbenner is a mom whose son is a recovering addict. She has dealt with all that means including becoming guardian of his two daughters. She did what she had to do and discovered the difference between letting go and giving up. Now she's helping other moms navigate the nightmare of addiction. Her book is Moms Letting Go without Giving up and is available on Amazon. She also has a private...

Duration:00:33:35

Addiction Roundtable - It's Going to Take a Village

9/24/2020
There is a saying that it takes a village to raise a child - meaning that there are many different people that play a part. This podcast is a roundtable discussion with several different "experts" - all of whom are playing their part in addressing the addiction pandemic; whether it's treatment; intervention; education or just as a voice for those who often don't have their own voice. Bottom line, if we want to eliminate addiction on this planet, it's going to take each and every one of us.

Duration:00:44:45

Cyndy Feasel - An NFL Widow on a Mission

9/17/2020
Grant Feasel was a starting center and long snapper for the Seattle Seahawks from 1987 to 1992. However, due to a brain muddled by a history of repetitive trauma and symptomatic concussions, he turned to drugs and alcohol. The combination of CTE and his drinking led to his death 9 years ago. His wife, Cyndy, is on a mission to educate people about this deadly combination - brain injury and addiction.

Duration:00:38:07

From a Homeless Addict to Helping Others

9/10/2020
Alex had a great upbringing, but at age 13, he got drunk and from there his drinking escalated into cocaine and ultimately meth. Homeless, on the streets, living in a tent, he found a friend - Watson (a dog). His wake up call was when he lost Watson. His dad found Narconon Ojai and Alex started the program in February 2020. Now he's giving back by helping new students to the program. And he has Watson back!

Duration:00:49:20