The Addiction Podcast - Point of No Return

Health & Wellness Podcasts

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

Dr Michelle Humeidan Pioneer in Alternatives to Pain Management

1/26/2023
Dr. Michelle Humeidan, MD is an Anesthesiology Specialist in Columbus, OH and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY / CHANDLER MEDICAL CENTER in 2011. Dr. Humeidan is providing pain management alternatives with a program for cancer patients. This program sends patients home on a strict and constant 24-hour regimen of ibuprofen and acetaminophen to preempt the onset of pain. "The idea of being proactive with pain control rather than...

Duration:00:32:02

Robert Kanter The Horror of Fentanyl and our Country

1/19/2023
Robert G. Kanter is the world's most respected international media commentator and recovery advocate addressing the fentanyl epidemic. He is an empowering thought leader and public speaker who is recognized as a subject matter expert in the field. His television and radio interviews, podcasts and articles have been featured in media in the United States, Russia, China, Japan, Israel, Turkey, Spain, Australia, Canada and Qatar. Mr. Kanter is interviewed often on topics including fentanyl...

Duration:00:30:27

Jason Yamas. I Controlled the Crystal Meth Market in the SFO Gay Community

1/12/2023
Jason Yamas is a queer fiction and nonfiction writer making his prose debut as author of Tweakerworld: A Memoir (Unnamed Press, 2023). Meet Jason: a college educated documentary film producer, cat parent of two, and was one of San Francisco’s top drug dealers. After Jason’s world fell apart in LA, he moved to Berkeley for a fresh start with his kid brother. Just one problem: his long-closeted Adderall addiction had exploded into an out-of-control crystal meth binge. Within weeks, Jason...

Duration:00:37:26

NY Times Best Selling Author Judy Mandel - Tried to Save My Addicted Niece

1/5/2023
Judy L. Mandel is a former reporter and marketing executive. After the death of her parents, she knew that it was time to write the story of her family; their emotional and physical survival of a devastating plane crash that killed her older sister and left the remaining sister critically burned. Her first book, New York Times Bestseller Replacement Child – a memoir, is that story. Her second book, White Flag, was published in October, 2022. White Flag is related to her first book, exploring...

Duration:00:20:35

Clint Arthur Millionaire Celebrity Entrepreneur and Former Pot Addict

12/29/2022
Clint Arthur is a Wharton Business School graduate & award-winning Speaker & Info-Marketer who appears frequently on The Today Show, ABC NBC CBS Fox TV News & Talk Shows. He’s shared the stage with Martha Stewart, Dr Oz, Suzanne Somers, Caitlyn Jenner, IceT, and 5 Presidents of the United States at Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, London Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, Mercedes, Porsche, Coca Cola, Microsoft, the Royal Society of Medicine, AT&T and Carnegie Hall. He lives in New York City, Los Angeles...

Duration:00:33:16

Cammie Wolf Rice Fighting the Opioid Epidemic Now and for the Future

12/22/2022
Cammie’s a mother, an advocate, an author and an agent for change. She has personal experience dealing with the dangers of opioid misuse through her own son’s battle from childhood through his passing at 32. Cammie has transferred her pain into purpose. She has made it her mission to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic and alternative pain management strategies. Cammie works with multiple nonprofit organizations, including her own, to create positive change in the community by...

Duration:00:30:50

Opioid Stories of Loss and Recovery Kay and Murray Sumner

12/15/2022
Kay Sumner is an Emmy Nominated Producer and Film Director. She has extensive production experience, including three Emmy nominations and two People’s Choice awards as the Co-Creator and Producer for The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan. ​She and her husband, Murray Sumner, established the non-profit foundation, Not One More Time in 2018 for the purposes of creating, packaging, and disseminating film, print, and media educational content. The motivation for its creation was due to the...

Duration:00:35:16

Jackie Siegel Losing a Daughter to Addiction Made My World Fall Apart

12/8/2022
Jackie Siegel is best known for her role in the award-winning documentary feature, Queen of Versailles (Magnolia Pictures), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. A little back story: Jackie earned the "Queen" moniker when a decade ago, she and husband, David Siegel, began an extravagant project to build the largest private residence in the U.S.—named Versailles—and the ambitious construction ground to a halt as the '08 recession dented their fortune. The rise and fall of...

Duration:00:28:00

DeDee Pfeiffer Big Sky Star Clean and Sober

12/1/2022
Dorothy Diane "Dedee" Pfeiffer is an American film and television actress. She is best known for playing Cybill's daughter, Rachel, on the sitcom Cybill (1995-1997), Sheri on the sitcom For Your Love (1998-2002), and her film appearance as Val in The Allnighter (1987). She is also known for guest appearances on several other 90's sitcoms such as Wings, Ellen, Seinfeld, and Friends. Most recently, she is known for playing Denise Brisbane on the ABC drama Big Sky. Since 2020, the “Cybill”...

Duration:00:34:46

Jim Carroll former United States Drug Czar

11/25/2022
Hon. Jim Carroll has substantial experience as a legal advisor to two White House administrations, federal government agencies, and a Fortune 25 company. He counsels clients on complex and sensitive issues involving government and internal investigations, corporate ethics and compliance programs, and white collar defense. In his 30-plus years as an attorney and a Washington insider, Jim has also built a reputation as a go-to choice for strategic business and policy counseling. In addition...

Duration:00:22:48

Dan Karaty If I'm Being Honest

11/17/2022
Dan’s career started as a dancer on Broadway and on award show stages with Britney Spears. After transitioning to a choreographer, he worked with Britney Spears, NSYNC, Jessica Simpson, Kylie Minogue, Justin Timberlake and Usher. Although he quickly became known for his work dancing and choreographing for pop music superstars, Karaty broadened his reach with powerful dancing and cutting-edge choreography in commercials and events for iPod, Best Buy, Mattel, Dance Central 2, Miller, Xbox...

Duration:00:26:01

Marc Berkman Making Social Media Safe for our Kids

11/10/2022
Marc Berkman serves as the CEO of the Organization for Social Media Safety (OFSMS), which he has grown into the world's preeminent consumer protection organization focused on social media. Under Marc's leadership, OFSMS has developed a state-of-the-art social media safety curriculum and has taught essential safety skills to hundreds of thousands of students, parents, and educators across the world. Marc has also guided OFSMS' advocacy efforts leading to the passage of groundbreaking social...

Duration:00:36:56

Roger Smith - From Addict to CEO - The Most Unlikely Leader

11/3/2022
By the time Roger Smith was a teenager he was living on the streets of Santa Monica and addicted to drugs. He dropped out of high school, ran into trouble with the law, had his best friend shot right next to him while running away from a failed robbery attempt and, at one point, was so down and out and desperate for a fix in his early thirties that he walked into the Pacific Ocean expecting never to come back. Being an entrepreneur as a young child selling comic books on the streets of New...

Duration:00:27:57

Diane Stein the Anti Depressant Controversy

10/27/2022
Diane Stein accepted a leadership role at the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) in 2015. CCHR is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health industry watchdog whose mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health. Since that time, she has worked to help restore human rights to the field of mental health and especially in the area of short-term emergency commitment. An experienced speaker who received certification on...

Duration:00:32:47

Beverley Thomson - Antidepressed - Facts you Need to Know about Antidepressants

10/20/2022
Beverley Thomson is a writer, researcher and speaker with a focus on psychiatric medication including antidepressants, benzodiazepines and ADHD drugs; their history, how the drugs work, adverse effects, dependence, withdrawal and development of patient support services. Her aim is to help inform and empower the patient to make informed choices about medication. She has a particular interest in withdrawal management and prescription drug-induced suicide. In the past 10 years, she has worked...

Duration:00:37:46

Leonard Buschel - Confessions of a Cannabis Addict

10/13/2022
Leonard Lee Buschel overcame addiction and has devoted his life to giving back to writers in recovery by creating a safe and supportive outlet. Leonard was born into an idyllic Jewish family in North Philadelphia - - he had loving parents and a three-year-old brother. At just two weeks old, Leonard was dealt a blow that would derail the solid middle-class path that was laid out in front of him. His father suffered a fatal heart attack on his way home from his job as postal clerk. As a boy,...

Duration:00:27:31

Michael Gray - Fentanyl and the Poisoning of America

10/6/2022
Michael Gray is the CEO of Actus Analytical, Inc., which develops spectroscopy solutions for public safety compliance, illicit drug detection, agricultural productivity, and other applications. Michael and his wife Nancy founded The Actus Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, in 2018. The Actus Foundation advocates for solutions to treating the entirety of the overdose epidemic problem in America, including the largely forgotten constituency of intermittent users. He founded,...

Duration:00:44:20

Alex Sirotkin - Author and Father - Lost his Daughter to an Overdose

9/29/2022
My wife and I live in Raleigh NC. I grew up sheltered in a wealthy suburb, Roslyn, on Long Island. Attended UPenn as an undergrad and BC Law 1980. I left the law after 8 years and went into business. My son, 35, is a MD/PhD practicing medicine in Boston. He and his wife have 2 little ones, a boy and girl, awesome grandkids. My daughter is expecting a boy in July. I had another daughter, Stephanie, who was troubled from the age of 3. Both of my daughters were adopted at birth, 3 days apart....

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