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Ep024: Chanda Lynn – Poet and Activist with a Powerful Message of Recovery

Chanda Lynn is a recovering addict of three years, her addiction lasted a little over six years and included almost every drug imaginable - though her drug of choice was painkillers. Chanda went through one pregnancy in active addiction and spent her first year as a mother strung out. After a miraculous encounter with God, she was able to recover. Now she is a full-time mother of two beautiful children, an activist, recovering addict, poet and public speaker....

Duration: 00:38:40

Ep023: Dr. David Henderson – Teens and Social Media Addiction | My Teenage Zombie

Dr. David Henderson is a board-certified psychiatrist, author, and speaker. He is the founder and president of Four Stones Collaborative, a mental health consulting group in Dallas, Texas. He sees adolescent and adult clients with a wide range of psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, delusional disorders, and substance abuse. Prior to starting Four Stones, Dr. Henderson partnered with an organization called Southwest Clinical...

Duration: 00:42:45

Ep022: Josh Perry – Pro BMX Athlete & 4x Brain Tumor Survivor

BMX saved his life. With his experiences with brain tumors and injuries, Josh became very passionate about learning about food and the correlation between his health and well being, as well as sharing information with others in hopes of helping them become well. In February of 2015, Josh completed the Institute for Integrative Nutrition program to earn a certification as a HOLISTIC HEALTH COACH, furthering his efforts in sharing information with others and helping them achieve their goals...

Duration: 00:24:43

Justin McMillen Founder & CEO of Tree House Recovery

Justin McMillen is a recovery advocate and treatment consultant who specializes in abstinence-based recovery and wellness. After years of battling personal addiction, McMillen muscled his way to a healthy sober life. Set on helping others facing addiction he established Tree House Sober Living in 2008 and in 2013 McMillen founded Tree House Recovery, a male-only recovery partial hospitalization facility with locations in Southern California and Portland, Oregon. McMillen and his team of...

Duration: 00:29:24

Ep020: Matt Bradley of The Deadliest Catch

Matt Bradley's true passion is to help the still suffering addict find their way to a different way of life! Listen to the powerful interview with Matt and hear how he was able to stop the deadly cycle of addiction and spin it into a life he loves, a life helping those who need help to find it. Crew Member Matt Bradley was introduced to crab fishing by Edgar Hansen, his best friend since junior high school. Matt is a deckhand on the Northwestern and has been featured on “Deadliest Catch"...

Duration: 00:34:23

Ep019: Boris Schaak – Sober Fitness and Nutrition, Key to Successful Addiction Recovery

Boris Schaak, ISSA Certifed, Founder of Sober Fitness, and celebrity trainer and sober coach, offers you the very best coaching and training available. Boris truly enjoys being a catalyst for helping people understand their untapped potential and how to access it. He has been working professionally in the world of fitness and holistic wellness for 30 years (although he is such great shape that you would not know his age!). Boris is highly skilled and trained in various disciplines and brings...

Duration: 00:30:46

Ep018: Christopher Poulos – White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

Christopher Poulos 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 United States Senator Angus King (I-Maine) on addiction and justice policy...

Duration: 00:36:18

Ep017: Brandon Novak – Show Me Who You Walk With and I’ll Tell You Who You Are

Brandon Novak is a skateboarder from the renowned Powell-Peralta team, an MTV celebrity (Viva La Bam, Bam’s Unholy Union), an alumnus of the Jackass motion picture series, a star of the legendary CKY skateboard video series, and author of his Best Seller addiction memoir Dreamseller. He has made several appearances on The Howard Stern Show (in which he received recognition for one of Stern’s Top Ten Outrageous Moments. Novak was also a guest host to Bam Margera on Sirius XM’s Radio Bam, and...

Duration: 00:47:51

Ep016: Jean Krisle of 10,000 Beds – Our Mission is Recovery

Jean Krisle is the CEO & Founder of 10,000 Beds, Inc, a 501c3 nonprofit corporation with the mission of awarding 10,000 scholarships for addiction treatment by 2025. Jean’s multifaceted career in the nonprofit world, has taken her to audiences and clients around the world. Known for her candor, resiliency, and leadership, An in-demand speaker, Jean is the CEO/Founder of 3 companies – each with a mission of recovery – from addiction, from failure, from challenges. The grateful mother of a son...

Duration: 00:31:47

Ep015: Wesley Geer of Hed P.E. & Korn – Rock to Recovery

Wesley Geer has been a professional musician for over 20 years. He first found success as the founding member of Jive Records artist Hed P.E. as guitarist, songwriter, and producer. After touring the world for eight years, Wes left the band for a lifestyle change and ultimately landed in rehab. Then in 2010, at almost three years sober, he was approached to play with the legendary band Korn. He joined Korn and worked with them as their touring guitarist for the next several years, traveling...

Duration: 00:41:59

Ep014: Koorosh Rassekh – Addiction Therapist and Founder of Evo Health and Wellness

Koorosh Rassekh, M.M.F.T., is an Addiction Counselor specializing in substance use, recovery, teen addiction, mindfulness, therapy, psychology, and overdose. Rassekh founded Evo, an outpatient treatment program in Venice, California, with the goal to radically transform the field of addiction treatment. Drawing from the latest research and thinking in the field, Evo employs an integrated, no judgment approach that believes you don’t have to stop to start. Rassekh brings over 10 years of...

Duration: 00:36:16

Ep013: Jeffrey Lynne – Patients are Commodities and Help is Motivated by Money

Dr. Cali Estes is joined by Jeffrey Lynne Esq. a law partner in Florida law firm Beighley, Myrick, Udell and Lynne with a Boca Raton based consulting practice focused on zoning, real estate, business structuring, marketing, licensing, regulatory compliance and litigation in the Substance Use Disorder treatment and sober living residence provider space. He was appointed by Palm Beach State attorney Dave Aronberg to serve on the Sober Homes taskforce and is also the editor of the blog Sober...

Duration: 00:51:31

Ep012: Ava Diamond and Kavvy Sonhos – The Revolution of Healing

Ava Diamond and Kavvy Sonhos chat with Dr. Cali Estes today. Ava is an addiction specialist, a success coach, a nutritional psychology coach, pro athlete, author and a speaker. She has many years of pursuing higher levels of competition in her sport, she turned pro at 47 and now at 53 she models for her clients how to live with radiance and power of authenticity in all life’s arenas. Ava has worked with the US Military and taught at the Yale University School of medicine. She works with...

Duration: 00:35:50

Ep011: Todd “Z-Man” Zalkins of Sublime – I Was Fully Owned by This Drug…

"...And I hated myself for a long time." Wow, listen to this powerful episode and hear Todd explain why, "My getting sober was the most tumultuous, the gnarliest, rockiest, most difficult, most painful thing that I've ever walked through in my life." He goes on to explain, "Which is why today I have a very healthy outlook on the dangers of my drug abuse." Todd is more than an interventionist, public speaker, and author, he’s a storyteller and motivator who inspires others as a...

Duration: 00:43:21

Ep010: How Mark Astor of Drug and Alcohol Attorneys Uses Legal Strategies to Save Lives

Mark Astor and his firm, Drug and Alcohol Attorneys, is dedicated to helping people whose lives have been affected by the effects of drugs and alcohol. We realize that when you come to us, it’s not because you have a legal problem, it’s because you have a personal problem. This problem is what’s affecting your ability to hold down a job. It’s why you can’t sleep at night. It’s why your relationships with your loved ones are in turmoil. Utilizing legal strategies, Mark and his team save...

Duration: 00:34:56

Ep009: Tim Ryan – Recovering Heroin Addict, A&E’s “Dope Man,” and National Thought Leader on Opioid Epidemic

A tireless advocate for long-term recovery, Tim Ryan is no stranger to addiction. Despite a successful business career, Tim found himself in the grips of heroin and, ultimately, was sentenced to seven years in prison for drug-related convictions. Tim got clean and sober behind bars. Six months after his release, tragedy struck. His son, Nick – for whom Tim had paved the way to use deadly drugs – died tragically from an overdose. Reaching beyond the devastation and heartbreak, Tim used...

Duration: 00:44:20

Ep008: Katie Donovan – A Mother’s Addiction Journey

Katie is a high-performing Nationally Certified Family Addictions Coach and Instructor who believes there are no right answers to dealing with addiction, but there is a "best route" to take. Katie has spent over the last 20 years in the marketing, events and communications industry. After experiencing the addiction journey with her daughter Brittany, Katie left her marketing career, in order to focus on family recovery. She has now dedicated her life to guiding others through the...

Duration: 00:39:24

Ep007: Mara Shapshay – Award-winning Writer, Mental Health Awareness Activist, Baker and Comedian

"I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that. I'm still surviving it, but bring it on. Better me than you." Carrie Fisher Mara received her BFA in directing from NYU – Tisch School of the Arts. Her short documentary, The Sound of Silence, was showcased in the NYU Film Festival. Mara received her MFA in screenwriting from AFI. Her Script, Brooklyn Beauty, was a finalist in the script of the year contest garnering Mara a manager and development deal. She’s...

Duration: 00:34:15

Ep006: Vance Johnson, former Denver Bronco – Hope Driven Change

Vance Edward Johnson, born March 13th, 1963. Former NFL player selected by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 1985 NFL draft. A 5’11” 185 wide receiver from the University of Arizona, Johnson played his entire NFL career for the Denver Broncos from 1985 to 1995. Johnson was a world-class long jumper. In 1982, Johnson won the NCAA championship, as well as winning the gold medal at the Junior Pan American games. In 1984 Johnson just missed making the Olympic track team, finishing...

Duration: 00:39:50

Ep005: Katrina King of Recovered Purpose and Chasing the Dragon

In 2011, while Katrina was incarcerated pending sentencing for prescription fraud, possession, distribution and other charges related to her addiction, Katrina's 20-year-old daughter began heavily abiding prescription pills. Within months, her beautiful and naive little girl was completely addicted and out of control. Katrina felt panicked and powerless as she was told that the child who was always terrified of needles, was now injecting herself with death regularly. Only a few days after...

Duration: 00:53:42

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