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#25 Addiction Treatment with Jessica Masters

10/10/2018
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Choosing Addiction Treatment Treatment placement and choosing the right treatment center is a huge topic in the world of Professional Interventionists. It is imperative we provide enough information to a family so they can make the best possible choice for their loved one. Jessica Masters works for a large behavioral health group, and her specialty is treatment placement. In this episode we talk about the inside details of treatment centers, how they treat, how they are different, how...

Duration:00:36:24

#24 Getting Sober Young with Geffen Liberman

10/3/2018
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As the years go by, and the opiate epidemic continues to claim lives, we see more and more people in recovery at younger ages. When I got sober I was 33. And I felt like I was the youngest person in the room by 20 years. Imagine being twenty-something and walking into recovery. The challenges to face and overcome, and the level of commitment necessary to stay sober. I am so grateful I had this opportunity to talk to Geffen about all of these challenges and where his sobriety has taken him....

Duration:00:56:32

#23 Anorexia, Bulimia, and Eating Disorder Treatment with Kirsten Oelklaus

9/19/2018
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Kirsten Oelklaus specializes in treatment for teens and adults with eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and emotional eating. In the field for more than 23 years, she offers insight to disordered eating, some of the challenges people face with anorexia and/or bulimia, and how to recover. Just like everything in life, recovery is a process. I have been very open throughout my sobriety about other issues I have struggled with, and food is definitely one of them...

Duration:01:01:50

#22 Dr. Louise Stanger | Educator, Speaker, Professional Interventionist

9/12/2018
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Dr. Louise Stanger is passionate about helping families whose loved ones experience substance abuse, mental health, process addictions and chronic pain. She is committed to showing up for her clients and facilitating lasting change. Her passion for intervention success has led her around the world, performing family interventions, delivering keynote speeches, and developing family programs for some of the top treatment centers in the US. (allaboutinterventions.com) Dr. Louise Stanger is the...

Duration:00:44:03

#21 Sans Bar Austin, TX | A Bar for Sober People with Creator Chris Marshall

9/5/2018
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I can’t tell you how impressed I am with Chris Marshall. I came across Sans Bar in Austin, TX and was immediately intrigued. A sober bar. I thought it was a bar for sober people. But what Chris has brought to the table is so much more! This is a person who is passionate about the product and service he provides, and he is mindful how he does it. Hear his fascinating take on the ‘Sobriety Spectrum’, who is showing up at Sans Bar, and what they are serving. It is definitely more than I...

Duration:00:47:31

#20 Wes Geer | Music Heals in Addiction Treatment | Rock to Recovery

8/29/2018
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Wes Geer | Rock to Recovery Find Rock to Recovery here: https://www.facebook.com/rocktorecovery/ Former (hed) P.E. and Korn guitarist Wes Geer founded Rock to Recovery on 12-12-2012 in an effort to bring a new and unique type of music expression group into treatment centers -by forming a band! Together the band writes and performs a song, finally recording it at the end of each session. The program is designed so that ‘non-musicians’ can access the magic, healing, uplifting powers of writing...

Duration:00:30:22

#19 Freddy Negrete: Guns, Gangs, & Tattoos

8/22/2018
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Freddy Negrete Bio Legendary tattoo artist Freddy Negrete is best known for his pioneering black-and-gray tattoo style, honed while serving time in the California State Prison system during a youth mired in abuse, gang life, and drug addiction. His “prison-style” designs eventually found their way out onto the streets of East LA and, in 1980, he created a piece that earned him a Tattoo Artist of the Year award. Freddy has been featured in the History Channel’s Marked series, in the...

Duration:00:19:06

#18 Vance Johnson: Believing In Recovery

8/8/2018
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A former professional football player with the Denver Broncos, three Super Bowl appearances, a world class athlete, and a recovering alcoholic/addict. Vance's Mission (vanceinspires.com): Reclaiming my faith and redeemed, It is my purpose and passion to Inspire those who like me, found themselves powerless broken and looking for a breakthrough. After growing up around addiction and domestic violence as an adolescent, I struggled with substance abuse throughout and after my NFL career. After...

Duration:01:30:44

#17 Monica Phillips | Friendly House | Los Angeles

8/2/2018
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When you think about a non-profit organization to help women with addiction, your first thoughts aren't typically Robert Shapiro and Katey Segal. But you never know who will show up to support Friendly House LA. The Peggy Albrecht Friendly House has been helping women find recovery from drug and alcohol addiction since 1951. Monica Phillips, Executive Director, proudly speaks about the services Friendly House provides to treat women in addiction. Friendly House, the first residential...

Duration:00:19:29

#16 Manny Rodriguez | Hollywood Rehab | La Fuente

7/25/2018
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La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center is an inpatient drug rehab dedicated to the LGBT community. An intimate program that provides hands-on care, community-driven, with a clear mission. Manny Rodriguez, Co-Founder and CEO, talks about his personal recovery, how he landed in the LGBT treatment industry, and the importance of being grounded in your community and giving back. For more information on La Fuente, follow the link here: http://lafuentehollywood.com/

Duration:00:17:47

#15 The Cigarette Whisperer Rocky Rosen

7/14/2018
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Do you wish you didn't smoke? Have you tried a million ways to quit and haven't been successful? This may be your answer. Rocky Rosen, dubbed The Cigarette Whisperer, has been featured on The Doctors and is easy to find with a simple Google search. Welcome Rocky Rosen to the Addiction Unlimited Podcast. See Rocky on The Doctors: http://thecigarettewhisperer.com/ http://www.rockyrosen.com/ https://www.thefix.com/how-to-quit-smoking-with-cigarette-whisperer

Duration:00:19:00

#14 Sonny Mayo Rock to Recovery

7/6/2018
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Imagine a world where drug addicts and alcoholics work side-by-side with the Department of Defense... sounds like the beginning of a bad joke. Meet Sonny Mayo. A rock star, sober person, and incredible human being. Working with the Unites States Department of Defense and the Wounded Warriors Project, rock stars travel the country doing songwriting workshops and healing people with music. Sonny Mayo talks about his personal recovery, being on tour as a sober person, his love of dogs, and a...

Duration:00:39:59

#13 Stephen Watts Futures Palm Beach

7/1/2018
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Several weeks ago, a piece came out about the addiction treatment industry on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. The piece is really funny in parts, if you can have a laugh at the ridiculous-ness of it, and at the same time, it sheds light on the less appealing side of big business and how money and greed have changed the landscape of treatment. On this episode, Wattsy and I sit down to have a chat about the addiction treatment industry from our point of view. We talk about recent news...

Duration:00:32:38

#12 Amy Dresner

6/24/2018
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Growing up in Beverly Hills, Amy Dresner had it all: a top-notch private school education, the most expensive summer camps, and even a weekly clothing allowance. But at 24, she started dabbling in meth in San Francisco and unleashed a fiendish addiction monster. Soon, if you could snort it, smoke it, or have sex with, she did. www.amydresner.com Twitter: @AmyDresner Insta: @amydresner FB: @amydresnerofficial The Fix: https://www.thefix.com/bio/amy-dresner BUY THE BOOK!!! (click on the cover)

Duration:00:51:42

#11 Gary Coffman Chapter House Dallas

6/13/2018
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A great episode with Gary Coffman from Dallas, TX. 30+ years sober, and 3-ish years in the addiction business, Gary is best known for his role doing outreach and business development for sober living Dallas, Chapter House. Learn more about Chapter House here: https://www.chapterhouserecovery.com/ And Gary here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-coffman-36584394/

Duration:00:40:19

#10 Gary Henson and Shatterproof

5/30/2018
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Shatterproof is the only organization with a national event series dedicated to uniting the community to shatter the stigma of addiction. Gary Henson is not alone as a parent who has lost a child to addiction. But his strength and willingness to stand up and be vocal will help change lives around the globe. Learn more about Shatterproof here: https://www.shatterproof5k.org/ And join our team and donate your time and energy to support a great cause- Kansas City Recovery team is happy to have...

Duration:00:50:09

#9 Ronnie M

5/22/2018
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Ronnie traveled as a musician from a young age, even gracing the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. But, as we know, addiction knows no bounds. Regardless of talent, potential, money, or success- it takes whoever it wants. Ronnie shares with us his experience in early sobriety and how much he has changed, and how different his life looks today as a sober person.

Duration:00:57:07

Parents and Addiction

5/10/2018
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I always like to share stories from a parent perspective whenever possible. This is a mom who reached out for help with an Intervention for her son, as she describes what she went through then, and what it's like now. I always respect people's desire to remain anonymous when they share the details of their stories and the tragedy of addiction. To survive addiction and get to feel the rewards of recovery is a true blessing. I so appreciate parents doing this show with me and opening up. And I...

Duration:00:56:34

#7 – Early 20s, Late Stage Addiction

5/2/2018
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Addiction continues to get younger and younger. Young people with MIPs (Minor in Possession) and DUIs long before they are of drinking age- and the opiate epidemic is in news headlines everyday claiming the lives of our younger generations. Tom L. shares a bit of his story with us in new sobriety and taking advantage of the safety of sober living.

Duration:00:37:19

E06 -A Young Alcoholic, Drug & Food Addict Shares Her Story

4/24/2018
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Sometimes addicts and alcoholics don't take a direct path to sobriety. Listen to this incredible story of addiction, that began in an unlikely place, and landed in Alcoholics Anonymous. So grateful to get to share this story.

Duration:00:39:18