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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?
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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?

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Episodes

Overdosed - The Film

11/9/2018
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This episode is an interview with two of the producers of a new feature-length documentary by Award-winning Editor Mary Sue Connolly. The film is an 80-minute documentary set in the small town of Petersburg, West Virginia, a rural community tragically impacted by the opioid epidemic in our country. Why West Virginia? Because West Virginia was specifically targeted by pharmaceutical companies as a dumping ground of pain pills. Hard to believe? Not so much.

Duration:00:47:03

Nurses are Not Immune to Addiction - Kris Waite's Story

11/1/2018
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Even those in the medical field are susceptible to addiction. You might think that because they are more educated in the effects of drugs on the body that this would not be the case but today's episode is the story of a nurse who became addicted to Fentanyl and lost everything. She's regained what she lost and more and has been sober for more than 10 years. Her name is Kris Waite Labott and she wrote about her addiction in her book "An Unlikely Addict" available on Amazon or at...

Duration:00:42:20

An Update on Marijuana with Amy Ronshausen from Drug Free America

10/25/2018
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Recently Canada legalized recreational marijuana countrywide. This is really such a bad idea. States in the US have legalized marijuana because they think they will make money, yet the states where it has been legalized are making less than 1% or their total budget from the taxes on the sale of recreational marijuana. If you then add in the law enforcement and medical costs of people becoming addicted to marijuana, the math doesn't work.

Duration:00:29:44

After Rehab - an Interview with Author Kathy Dion

10/18/2018
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Kathy Dion has worked inside the addiction arena for more than 20 years. She's worked with addicts and rehab facilities. She is a certified specialist in addiction. In her book - After Rehab - A Simple Guide to Aid in Lasting Sobriety - she gives 10 simple tips on how to help maintain sobriety and live a happy life.

Duration:00:45:00

One Man's Mission - Interview with Michael DeLeon

10/12/2018
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Make sure you are sitting down and are prepared for an emotional roller coaster ride with Micheal DeLeon's story. The story of addiction and crime and redemption doesn't get any more astounding than this. Pot, heroin, cocaine, opioids, prison, gangs, rehab, it' all here. And hHere is a man who has not only turned his own life around but who is using his experience to change the lives of thousands of children in 47 states in the U.S.

Duration:00:59:13

A Dad's Story

10/4/2018
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Jason is traveling to visit his folks but recently we had a father reach out on our Facebook page with the story of his son's addiction and treatment. We thought you would like to hear his story. As we've touched on over and over again, addiction affects those around the addict almost more than it does the addict and this story is a true representation of that.

Duration:00:35:37

Experts say...

9/27/2018
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A white paper was published in May wherein over 100 people who had done the New Life Detoxification Program (one of the components of the Narconon program) were examined and surveyed and the results are quite telling. The experts have said it, not just Jason and Joanie. If you have questions, it's worth a read. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0300060518779314

Duration:00:37:44

The Worldwide View of Addiction

9/20/2018
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Jason just came back from LA where he met with people in rehab from Narconons across the world. He also got to see parts of LA that are rife with drug addiction. More on the commentary about the use of methadone and suboxone.

Duration:00:34:26

An Interview with author Dave Chase - A Healthcare Revolutionary

9/13/2018
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Dave Chase is - among other things - the author of a new book - The Opioid Crisis Wake-up Call. This book is available as a free download at healthrosetta.org. In it, he talks about how the healthcare system is contributing to the opioid crisis in this country and how some large companies are combatting this. It's a different perspective on the whole addiction epidemic in this country.

Duration:00:46:43

The Only Regret is Doing Nothing

9/6/2018
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We're heading into the holidays. This is the time of year when some the friends and families of addicts don't want to "rock the boat" because they think that if they and the addict can just get through the holiday, all will be different. The wrong thing to do is nothing. If you know someone who is battling addiction, get help NOW. And more explanation of an intervention.

Duration:00:33:49

Kurt's Story - Not for the Faint Hearted

8/30/2018
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Kurt was an addict for 26 years starting at age 15 in high school, to a 'functioning addict' to homeless. Happily married, two kids, nice house. Starting with pot, acid, alcohol and "I'll never do the needle", to cocaine, ecstasy but it wasn't until he was put on various psychiatric medications that his life took the most unbelievable morbid and sad downturn. Several rehabs, family help then divorce and unhappiness, but now clean and sober with his life back together, seeing his kids again...

Duration:00:54:51

An Interview with Dr. Rohit Adi - A Medical Expert

8/23/2018
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Dr. Rohit Adi has been an emergency room doctor for 26 years and has come face to face for 15 years with treating addiction. A highly certified "Addictionologist", Dr. Adi weighs in on what he sees every day in the ER with methadone, marijuana and synthetic drugs as well as the growing homeless issues that are drug related. Dr. Adi has strong opinions about the "drug for a drug" mentality. He's a man with a passion to take responsibility for the area of addiction and since he has relatives...

Duration:00:44:17

Spice is Nice and Pot is Legal

8/16/2018
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In today's episode Joanie and Jason talk about the K2 (spice) overdoses in Connecticut - 76 at one park all at virtually the same time. One of the dangers of spice is that you never know what you are actually ingesting. Instances of rat poison being part of the formula have occurred and this instance involved fentanyl. And pot is in the air in Florida. Scary.

Duration:00:40:49

Celebrities are People Too

8/9/2018
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We have spoken many times about the tragedy of the death of some of our most beloved musicians, actors, sports figures and other artists due to drug addiction and ultimately overdose. This episode is an interview with Fabian Padro and Sam Hobson who run the Narconon facility in Ojai which is focused on providing the Narconon program to celebrities and other prominent figures. It is set up to cater to their needs in terms of privacy and security and thus fulfills a need in this arena.

Duration:00:43:00

State of the Addiction Union

8/2/2018
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More and more we are hearing of celebrities and artists who are overdosing with the most recent being Demi Lovato. More attention needs to be put on the addiction epidemic across the world but especially in the US. The US is one of the only countries - if not THE ONLY company - that allows drug companies to advertise drugs to the consumer via mass media ads. Sickening.

Duration:00:36:04

More Drug Intervention Stories - Interview with Bobby Newman

7/27/2018
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Professional drug interventionist Bobby Newman tells stories of his experiences in helping families and addicts make the ultimate decision-get treatment. Usually the friends and family don't know what to do or have tried everything, to no avail. That's when an intervention is needed and Bobby has seen it all. He's dealt with it all and can cut through the resistance and at times manipulative tactics of an addicted person, even though down deep they want help. And he's very successful at it.

Duration:00:39:54

Hear Angela's Journey from Addicted Housewife to a Drug-Free Life

7/19/2018
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Angela's journey included Percocet, Oxycodone to handle a sports injury, then alcohol and heavier doses of painkillers. Her downward spiral as a mother of three included a DUI, jail and losing custody of her children. Still in denial, an emotional intervention saved her. Angela is now living a drug-free life with happy children.

Duration:00:38:00

Jillian's Story Will Sound Familiar But Has a Happy Ending

7/12/2018
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Pot and alcohol in high school. Cocaine and heroin in college. School dropout, recluse. Four rehabs and still craving. Sound familiar? Today we interviewed Jillian, a recent graduate of the Narconon program.Her final call for help to her caring mother resulted in a truly happy ending.

Duration:00:35:17

When Rehabs Fail Then What?

7/5/2018
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In this episode Jason recounts the story of a family whose daughter had been through several 12-step programs and once again had disappeared into the dark hole of addiction. Jason was able to give the parents hope and help for the daughter and another chance. The road to being sober is not always easy.

Duration:00:38:44

Kickin' Butt and Takin' Names of Fraudulant Practices in rogue rehabs - Interview with State Attorney Dave Aronberg

6/28/2018
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In the first decade of the 21st century, West Palm Beach State Attorney Dave Aronberg along with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi in shutting down the pill mills in the state of Florida. He helped lead the fight in suing Perdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin. Now once again, unscrupulous people are trying to profit from addicted individuals and families. Dave is now going after fraud and abuse in "sober homes" and rogue rehabs in the state of Florida. He has helped get the...

Duration:00:31:51