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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

Melissa A. Bond - The Dangers of Prescription Benzos

2/13/2020
Melissa's story is different than pretty much any other we've told on this podcast. She was prescribed Ativan when she had her second child and couldn't sleep. As the dosage was upped, she experienced seizures and when she tried to cut down on the medication, she had strokes. After a year of decreasing the dosage, she finally was able to stop taking most of the drug but to this day is on a very low dose of Valium.

Duration:00:36:42

Darren Prince, Major A-List Hollywood Agent's Fall and Recovery

2/6/2020
From selling his first business at age 19 to building a multimillion-dollar A- list talent agency, Darren Prince has experienced what life is like in the celebrity world. He also saw the dark reality of addiction through his own personal struggle. After over 11 years of sobriety, Darren has become a sought-after speaker on addiction recovery and mental health. He specializes in helping high functioning addicts and at-risk executives to identity and avoid the pitfalls of addiction. His book...

Duration:00:33:04

Michael DeLeon - Drugs Almost Killed Me - I Won't Let That Happen to Others

1/30/2020
Michael is an ex-offender and former addict and gang member. After 12 years in prison he finally had his "point of no return", he became determined to ensure that no other child in America "turned out like me". He has since presented drug education and prevention in all 50 states in over 700 schools throughout the US. Michael is on a mission to educate youth and parents on the dangers of drugs. In this interview he takes a deep look into the dangers of vaping.

Duration:00:44:39

NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk on Drug Education

1/23/2020
Marshall Faulk was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons, both for the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams. In 2011, Marshall was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2017. Now he is the National Spokesman for “The Foundation for a Drug Free World”, a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live...

Duration:00:30:04

Dr. Cali Estes- I Married a Junkie- Here's Our Story Today

1/16/2020
Dr. Cali Estes has her own history with addiction involving food. But dealing with that and studying the whole area of addiction made her much more able to deal with her rock musician husband - Tim - when he became addicted to heroin. He's clean and sober with the help of his wife and both are giving back to people in need.

Duration:00:36:13

Marianne Perez - A Mother Who Never Gave Up

1/9/2020
IIn 2002, Marianne Skolek Perez’s daughter Jill died at the age of 29 after being prescribed OxyContin for back pain. As a nurse employed at a large medical center, Marianne wanted answers. Her research led her to Purdue Pharma and the FDA’s involvement in a growing. Marianne has appeared in Federal Court on this matter and continues to work with government agencies and private attorneys in giving a voice for her daughter, as well as the voice for scores of victims of OxyContin.

Duration:00:32:25

Drug Addicted Brothers - Different Paths - One Drug Related Death

1/2/2020
An interview with Cannon Bonar, a recovbered addict who took one path to sobriety at Narconon Ojai. Unfortunately that is not true for his brother, Adrian. Adrian was tragically was killed in a drug related incident. He was an Army veteran and deserved better. Another sad warning to get help now and stick with it, no matter what.

Duration:00:43:40

Kathleen Pooler - Author, Wife and Mother of Alcoholics- Her Story

12/26/2019
Kathleen left her husband due to his heavy drinking, thinking this would protect her children. However, the cycle of alcohol abuse was repeated in her family. Her message is one of hope and recovery. Her book will be published shortly and hopefully will provide insight into addiction and how to deal with it in the family. A mother's perspective.

Duration:00:29:31

Narcoland TV Star - Started Smoking Pot at 7 - Thirty Plus Rehabs -Recovered

12/19/2019
Jonathan Goyer began his addiction journey with pot at age 7. He, like so many others, worked his way up to pretty much all drugs - heroin, coke, meth - you name it. He lost his dad to an overdose and then his brother to complications from a drug overdoes. In 2013 he got clean and now he gives back via his nonprofit - https://www.atrecovery.org/ He recently was featured in the TV show "60 Days in Narcoland"

Duration:00:54:04

Recovered Meth Addict Awarded FBI Community Leadership Award

12/12/2019
Ed Kressy was bullied had many childhood issues. As a teen he became a meth addict for 11 years. Stealing, after being arrested, he was shown compassion by a caring police officer. But his addiction led to losing his job, he stole from his family and ended up rock bottom. Spirituality brought him back. He persevered for years, got sober, and was later awarded the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award for work he did helping people reintegrate into society after being released from prison

Duration:00:35:25

Branislav's Letter to His Addicted Mother

12/5/2019
Branislav Jankic's story is not so much about his addiction as it is about him dealing with his mother's addiction to drugs and alcohol. When his mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he wanted to tell her everything that he had experienced as a result of her addiction but he found that the best way he could do that was through his documentary short film "Letter to My Mother".

Duration:00:34:14

Incredible Recovery After 15 Years Addicted to Nearly Every Drug

11/28/2019
Drew's addiction began before the 7th grade with prescription drugs for "ADHD". Add an abusive father, anger issues and add pot, meth, coke, ecstasy, Atavan, Zoloft and more. Drew's story of recovery leaves no stone unturned. Now stably sober through the Narconon program, his whole family is closer together. He is now staff and knows there is hope for anybody that wants to achieve sobriety.

Duration:01:08:51

Jam Alker - RockStar Uses Music to Help in his Recovery

11/21/2019
Jam Alker is a songwriter who spins his experiences into stories. These stories, told through music, often touch on life’s dark, gritty underbelly, without judgment or condemnation, but often with a message of hope. In his formative years on Chicago’s music scene, Jam played virtually every stage in the city, then toured the country. Though he loved music, he lost his way. In the depths of misery and addiction, on the verge of losing everything, he reached out for help. See also on YouTube.

Duration:00:36:31

Austin's Story - A Wyoming Recovery And Healthy Baby

11/14/2019
Austin is a husband and father living in rural Wyoming. He was raised in a family struggling with addiction and while he swore he wouldn't go down that road, ultimately he did end up addicted to drugs and alcohol. He now has a wife and 4 year old daughter who miraculously survived her mother's addiction. You can watch this also on YouTube Channel

Duration:00:33:56

Tony Denison - Award Winning TV Star's Road to Recovery

11/7/2019
This episode is an interview with award winning actor Tony Denison - co-star of TNT's #1 drama series "The Closer" and "Major Crimes". He describes how he overcame his battle with alcohol and cocaine and how he is now helping others become sober and stay sober. Tony has received a Prism Award by the Entertainment Industry Council for Outstanding Performance in a Drama Series and five SAG nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. As a popular television guest...

Duration:00:34:08

Maureen's Story - Memoir of Delinquent Girlhood

10/31/2019
A prize winning nonfiction writer’s account of a troubled adolescence spent immersed in alcohol, drugs, and crime. She is author of "Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood". Her essays and memoirs have been published in Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, The Florida Review, New England Review, and River Teeth, among others. She has received the Iowa Review Prize, the American Literary Review Prize, Pushcart Prizes, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and Maine...

Duration:00:36:29

Jade Eilers - Miss Teen Ohio is a Strong Advocate for Being Drug Free

10/24/2019
Jade Eilers is title holder of Miss Teen Ohio International 2019, placing top 5 in the world. These titles have given her an International audience for her platform “Start Talking, Building a Drug Free Future.” She has done more than most to help counter the drug problem nationally. Jade talks about how it is OK to not do drugs, smoke, vape or drink and that it should be validated not ostracized. She recently shared her message to Religious Leaders and Political Officials at the United...

Duration:00:27:36

Alexis Johnson's Story - Arrested While in a Hospital Bed. But made it.

10/17/2019
TV co-star in "60 Days in Narcoland", Alexis Johnson is 4 years clean and sober. She has suffered everything imaginable, from 7 overdoses, 2 flatlines, 3 DUI’s, 7 trips to prison, burying 16 of her friends- including her ex-fiancé, and giving her addiction 15 years of her life. Today, she is an international fitness model, making 2 magazine covers and getting published in one of the most prestigious magazines in America. Her memoir, "Beautiful Nightmare" will be released this year.

Duration:00:49:41

Big Pharma Paying Up and More on Vaping

10/10/2019
Jason and Joanie talk about pharmaceutical companies recently being sued and having to fork over millions, if not billions for their part in this whole opioid epidemic plaguing the world. it's a start. And they get into the vaping controversy. The dangers just outweigh the benefits - if there are any.

Duration:00:37:59

Former NFL Player Grant Feasel's Tragic Story as told by his wife Cyndy

10/3/2019
Grant Feasel was a starting center and long snapper for the Seattle Seahawks from 1987 to 1992. During that time he suffered multiple traumas and used alcohol and drugs to dull the pain. This eventually led to his death. This interview with his wife Cyndy tells the battle they went through for years to deal with the trauma and drugs. Cyndy has documented Grant's battles in her book -"After the Cheering Stops".

Duration:00:35:19