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Welcome to The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast. We are a community of recovering people who have overcome the odds and made monumental life changes. We don't shy away from the nitty gritty - we like to laugh give inspiration and remind you there is hope. Come join us no matter where you are on your recovery journey. Together, we have the courage to change! Subscribe and join our podcast community to hear amazing stories of courage and transformation!

Welcome to The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast. We are a community of recovering people who have overcome the odds and made monumental life changes. We don't shy away from the nitty gritty - we like to laugh give inspiration and remind you there is hope. Come join us no matter where you are on your recovery journey. Together, we have the courage to change! Subscribe and join our podcast community to hear amazing stories of courage and transformation!
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Welcome to The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast. We are a community of recovering people who have overcome the odds and made monumental life changes. We don't shy away from the nitty gritty - we like to laugh give inspiration and remind you there is hope. Come join us no matter where you are on your recovery journey. Together, we have the courage to change! Subscribe and join our podcast community to hear amazing stories of courage and transformation!

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English

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760-994-4990 x43


Episodes

20.5 & 21.5 | After the Episode: Different Types of Recovery, Finding Relief and The Courage to Share Your Own Story

9/19/2019
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Ashley and Christiana sit down to recap Episode 20 with Sarah Scheper and Episode 21 with Melinda Dixon. Tune in to hear more about different types of recovery, finding relief and what it actually takes in having the courage to share your own story! **Our Sponsor:** Lionrock Recovery (http://www.lionrockrecovery.com) **Follow us here:** Podcast Website: (http://www.lionrockrecovery.com/podcast) Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/LionrockRecovery/) Twitter:...

Duration:00:56:07

22 | Having A&E's Show "Intervention" Document the Beginnings of Your Sobriety Journey and Overcoming Other Obstacles in Recovery

9/17/2019
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Zeinah has been working in the substance abuse field since 2011, and she shared her own recovery journey on the A&E show "Intervention". The transformation that she has made from the girl in 2011 to the woman she is today is incredible. Zeinah shares her recovery journey from losing her first husband to growing up with parents from different religious backgrounds. We are so excited that Zeinah is here with us, and we hope you enjoy this episode! **Our Sponsor:** Lionrock Recovery...

Duration:01:40:24

19.5 | After the Episode: Recapping Episode 19 - Stigma, Loss, Grief and Honoring Pat Bresnahan

9/12/2019
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Episode 19 with Melissa Bresnahan was such an incredibly special episode. Ashley and Christiana decided to recap Episode 19 by itself, and Melissa wrote in with some additional thoughts highlighting some deeper topics from what she originally shared. Join Ashley & Christiana in this deep dive into Melissa's episode where they uncover insights into the stigma of addiction, loss, grief and as they also honor the memory of Pat Bresnahan, Melissa's beloved son. **Our Sponsor:** Lionrock...

Duration:00:48:43

21 | Being the Child of an Alcoholic Parent and Finding Healing and Recovery Through ACA - with Melinda Dixon

9/10/2019
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Melinda has 9 years experience working in recovery programs. She has been in admissions in both large facility dual diagnosis rehabilitation centers and addiction rehabilitation programs. She recently completed her college courses and earned her certification as an Addictions Counselor. Melinda is currently studying for the state certification test, and will continue her studies to earn her masters and become a LMHC. Melinda is also one of our esteemed colleagues at Lionrock Recovery, and...

Duration:01:26:51

18.5 | After the Episode: Having Success in Recovery and the Awesome Power of Community

9/5/2019
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Host Ashley and Producer Christiana rehash the amazing content in Tank Sinatra's hilarious episode (Episode 18) and talk about the secret to his success in media along with the healing power of community in recovery and beyond! Our Sponsor: Lionrock Recovery (http://www.lionrockrecovery.com) Follow us here: Podcast Website: (http://www.lionrockrecovery.com/podcast) Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/LionrockRecovery/) Twitter: (https://twitter.com/lionrockrecovry) Instagram:...

Duration:00:40:10

20 | VH1’s 'Love & Listings' Star Shares What It’s Like to Be In Hollywood and Have 9 Years of Recovery - with Sarah Scheper

9/3/2019
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Sarah Scheper is a real estate agent in Southern California, and recently got picked up as one of the stars of the hit reality series "Love & Listings" on VH1. Along with telling her amazing story of recovering from bulimia and alcoholism at a young age, Sarah brings a hilarious sense of humor along with her wit and willingness to dig deep and talk about the pressures of being in the Hollywood limelight and maintain her recovery in the midst of it all. Follow Sarah: Instagram:...

Duration:01:00:55

16.5 & 17.5 | After the Episode: Codependency, Sexual Assault Against Males, Struggles with Weight and Taking Helpful Advice in Recovery

8/29/2019
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Ashley and Christiana deep dive into big topics covered in Episodes 16 & 17 with Leo Martinez and Nicole Ory. Tune in to hear more insight into the episodes and some interesting statistics that they learned while prepping for the episode. Our Sponsor: Lionrock Recovery (http://www.lionrockrecovery.com) Follow us here: Podcast Website: (http://www.lionrockrecovery.com/podcast) Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/LionrockRecovery/) Twitter:...

Duration:00:58:28

19 | A Mother's Perspective on Tragically Losing A Child to an Overdose - with Melissa Bresnahan

8/27/2019
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Melissa grew up in Long Beach, California where she earned a BA in Speech Communications/English and a MA in Educational Administration along with several California State Teaching credentials. She met her amazing husband, Dan, when she was in college and they have been married almost 40 wonderful years. They have three grown children and are the grandparents to the most adorable three year old little girl. Melissa and her family live in the beautiful central coast of California, and Melissa...

Duration:02:26:53

18 | Instagram Celebrity & Meme Creator Talks Substance Abuse, Sobriety and the Power of Good News - with Tank Sinatra

8/20/2019
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We are so excited to introduce a very special guest! Tank Sinatra (George Resch) is a prolific content creator who gained millions of followers on Instagram through meme creation and reposting hilarious content. He most recently created the website "Tank's Good News" where he only focuses on re-sharing positive, uplifting media to the general public. From selling fences in Long Island to standup comedy and a move across the country briefly to Los Angeles, Tank Sinatra shares openly about his...

Duration:01:31:53

Bonus Episode: Bloopers Edition!

8/15/2019
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Making a podcast is a complicated process that yields a ton of bloopers! Here is a 6 minute collection of some of Ashley and Christiana's funniest (and weirdest) moments. Enjoy! :)

Duration:00:05:58

17 | ADHD, Codependency and Surviving the Death of a Child - An Inspiring Story of Staying Sober No Matter What - with Nicole Ory

8/13/2019
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We are so pleased to have interviewed another one of Lionrock's talented employees for this week's episode! Nicole has over 12 years experience working in the alcohol addiction arena. Her background ranges from offering treatment options to exemplary customer service, and an acumen for sales and connecting with others. Nicole attended the University of Phoenix and completed a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, and a Master of Science in Psychology. She has also has earned certificates in...

Duration:01:07:48

16 | Choosing Recovery Above All: Taking Back the Life That Addiction Stole - with Leo Martinez

8/6/2019
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We are so very excited to introduce one of our amazing Lionrock Clinical Supervisors as our esteemed guest for Episode 16! Leo Martinez has 7 years experience working as a Substance Abuse Counselor and Social Worker working with very diverse populations. He has delivered counseling services internationally with specializations in Gorski Relapse Prevention, CBT, Dual Disorders, ACT, and Multicultural Interventions. Leo earned a Masters in Social Work from California State University, East...

Duration:01:34:39

14.5 & 15.5 | After the Episode: Bless It Bag, Childhood Attachment & Christiana Interviews Ashley About Episode 15

8/1/2019
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It's another "After the Episode" combo! In this episode, the ladies discuss Bless It Bag (Bella Baskin's charitably-driven company), childhood attachment and the issues that come from the lack thereof, and Christiana interviews Ashley about her and Dac's discussions in Episode 15. Tune in for a good laugh and to learn something new! Our Sponsor: Lionrock Recovery (http://www.lionrockrecovery.com) Follow us here: Podcast Website: (http://www.lionrockrecovery.com/podcast) Facebook:...

Duration:00:58:41

15 | Dac & Ashley Bare It All: An In-Depth Look at Life and Marriage in Recovery - with Dac Blassingame & Ashley Loeb Blassingame

7/30/2019
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You are going to LOVE this very special episode! Ashley hosts her husband, Dac Blassingame, and they go in-depth about life and marriage in recovery and everything that comes along with it. Tune in to hear them speak about their lives from dating to marriage and kids, and their struggles and triumphs both in short-term and now their long-term sobriety. Our Sponsor: Lionrock Recovery (http://www.lionrockrecovery.com) Follow us here: Podcast Website:...

Duration:01:13:45

12.5 & 13.5 | After the Episode: Expanders, Breaking Barriers and Stigma & Taking Your Mind Back

7/25/2019
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Ashley and Christiana discuss topics from Episodes 12 (Chris Poulos) and 13 (Flor Edwards) while drawing on personal examples and a few laughs along the way! Our Sponsor: Lionrock Recovery (http://www.lionrockrecovery.com) Follow us here: Podcast Website: (http://www.lionrockrecovery.com/podcast) Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/LionrockRecovery/) Twitter: (https://twitter.com/lionrockrecovry) Instagram: (https://www.instagram.com/lionrockrecovery/) Questions, comments or...

Duration:01:17:22

14 | Bless It Bag CEO talks about her Addiction and Recovery - with Bella Baskin

7/23/2019
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Bella Baskin is the 29-year-old founder & CEO of Bless it Bag. While working at WBTV as a photo consultant, she would drive by the same homeless people every day, and although she desperately wanted to help them, she feared if she gave them cash it would just be used for drugs or alcohol. As someone with a history of addiction (who is now 10 years sober) Bella did not want to contribute to the vicious cycle she personally knew could be so toxic. After going to Los Angeles’ Skid Row, talking...

Duration:01:20:43

Bonus Episode: An Interview with Harry Nelson of Nelson Hardiman

7/18/2019
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We are so pleased to introduce our very first bonus episode with an incredible guest! Harry Nelson is the founder of Nelson Hardiman, LLP, the largest healthcare and life sciences specialty law firm in Los Angeles. Harry is the author of The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain, published by Forbes in March 2019, which received critical praise for changing the crisis-related conversation from spectacle to solutions. The book grew out of Harry’s work in...

Duration:00:47:48

13 | Growing Up In A Cult and Finding Healing & Recovery in Adulthood - with Flor Edwards

7/16/2019
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Flor Edwards is an author and lives in Los Angeles, California. By age twelve, Flor had lived in 24 different locations across three continents. Always on the move to escape the Antichrist and in preparation for the Apocalypse in 1993, her nomadic childhood prompted her to pen her memoir Apocalypse Child: A Life in End Times. In her debut memoir, Flor movingly describes her early life growing up with her family and 11 siblings as a member of The Children of God, a controversial religious...

Duration:01:13:52

12 | From Federal Prison to the White House - with Christopher Poulos

7/9/2019
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We are so excited to introduce Christopher Poulos as this week's incredible guest! Christopher is an attorney and the Executive Director of the Washington Statewide Reentry Council. Prior to his appointment, he served as Executive Director of Life of Purpose Treatment at the University of North Texas, where he was also an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice. During law school, he served at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and The Sentencing Project. Poulos has advised...

Duration:01:07:39

10.5 & 11.5 | After the Episode Combo: EMDR, Trauma Work and What Human Trafficking Actually Looks Like

7/4/2019
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Welcome to another combo "After the Episode"! Ashley and Christiana discuss topics from Episodes 10 & 11 (Charise & Amy's stories), including EMDR, doing trauma work and they dive into what human trafficking actually looks like. After the Episodes come out every other Thursday! While we always recommend listening to our guest interviews, you do not need to listen to each interview before these discussion episodes. Our Sponsor: Lionrock Recovery (http://www.lionrockrecovery.com) Follow us...

Duration:00:59:48