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The Addiction Podcast - Point of No Return
44 minutes | 7 days ago
Dr. Kenneth Finn - Marijuana, Just the Facts, sir
We've talked about marijuana many times on the podcast and noted that quite a few of the former addicts started their drug path with marijuana. In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Finn from Colorado gives us the facts about the use of marijuana as pain medication as well as it's adverse effects on young adults. Dr. Finn used slides during his interview so we suggest you watch the YouTube version of this interview so that you get the truth, nothing but the truth and the whole truth about marijuana. He's got the credentials and the science to back it up.
32 minutes | 14 days ago
Tine Levene - Florida Recovery Schools of Tampa Bay
After suffering childhood trauma, Tina Levene turned to alcohol and drugs to cope. Until she learned that if she shared her own childhood trauma with others that she might be able to help other children, her life was on a downtown. Now she is helping to set up recovery schools for high school aged kids in recovery. Florida Recovery Schools of Tampa Bay offers teens in recovery a safe environment to learn the life skills that everyone needs.
35 minutes | 21 days ago
Tiffany Jenkins -Talks Openly About her Opioid Addiction and Recovery
Tiffany Jenkins is the funny lady behind “Juggling the Jenkins”. She has over 4.5 million Facebook followers and counting! Tiffany is a wife, mother, best-selling author, content creator and recovering addict. Although best known for her funny viral Facebook and YouTube videos, Tiffany is incredibly passionate about bringing awareness to mental illness. She speaks shamelessly, openly and honestly about her past and addiction, as well as her struggles with depression and anxiety and has been featured on national television shows like The Today Show and The Doctors. Tiffany shares her story of hope in jails, rehabs and high schools, and has traveled across the country headlining her own tour and helping others.
41 minutes | a month ago
Stephen Donnelly - A Saint and a Sinner - Really
Stephen Donnelly's drug use started - as with so many - when he was a teenager. However, later in life, when Stephen answered God's call and become an ordained priest in the Roman Catholic church, his drug use continued. Fueled by guilt, it took years to confront his addiction. He's been sober for 18 years and has chronicled his story in the book - "A Saint and a Sinner", co-authored by Diane O'Bryan.
41 minutes | a month ago
Emily O'Brien - former addict, former felon, successful entrepreneur
Emily O'Brien is a beautiful young woman. But like so many, she was insecure and bullied as a child. This insecurity led to abuse of alcohol and drugs. When someone she thought was a friend took her on a trip to St. Lucia, she ended up bringing back drugs to Canada and from there ended up in prison. Rather than bemoan her fate, she learned all she could in prison and left with a successful gourmet popcorn business that employs ex offenders and ex addicts.
30 minutes | a month ago
Quincy Carter - Rebuilding the Dream
Quincy Carter had it all. He was a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. But marijuana and alcohol brought about his downfall and termination from the Cowboys. He tried getting picked up by other teams but drugs and alcohol kept most teams from hiring him and if they did, he managed to bring himself down. Sober for 15 months, he's running a quarterback school in Texas and instilling the drug free mentality in his students. He's rebuilding his dream by helping others.
35 minutes | 2 months ago
Kelly Hatcher - Living the Mom's Nightmare
This is the story of a mom living the nightmare. Her 22 year old son is addicted despite several rehabs and the 24/7 work of his mom - Kelly Hatcher. What she's going through is why we do this podcast. We don't want other moms and dads to live this nightmare. Now Kelly is helping other parents let go but not give up.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
Ellen Isaacs - Mom Turns Activist After Losing Son to Opioids
Ellen Isaacs grew up with addiction in her family, became addicted herself and then lost one of her sons to an overdose. Now she is an advocate for addicts and teaches parents and loved ones the value and use of Narcan in order to save lives from overdoses. Through Ryan's Opioid Pandemic Coalition she is helping to raise awareness of this pandemic and the fact that it does not discriminate according to economic status, education or religion.
49 minutes | 2 months ago
Brandi Winans - The Flip Side of Glory in the NFL
Brandi Winans is an inspirational keynote speaker and Life Coach. She was married to former Pro NFL player, Jeff Winans for over 30 years, and she details their life story in her book, "The Flip Side of Glory". This was told from the wife's perspective, in a story of love, acceptance and hope. Her faith was tested beyond her wildest imagination in dealing with Jeff's addiction, and after Brandi lost everything she had to learn to start over. And she did.
53 minutes | 2 months ago
Don Cummins - An Addict who found Self Respect
Don Cummins not only is a former addict but he served over 20 years in prison for bank robberies. He was homeless and declared insane by the courts. But he found his self respect in a recovery workshop and completely turned his life around to where he is a high powered executive in a computer software company, husband, father and a man who is giving back to society.
49 minutes | 3 months ago
Duke Rumely - Leading the Sober Movement
Duke Rumely is a former alcoholic who has been sober since 1989. Since then he realized that what was needed at concerts and sporting events was an area for those who are sober and trying to remain that way. He founded Sober AF Entertainment and is making great strides in leading the sober movement - making sober the popular to be for young and old alike.
48 minutes | 3 months ago
Darren Prince - Aiming High
Darren Prince is a prominent sports and celebrity agent and global advocate for addiction and recovery. Through his agency, Prince Marketing Group, he represents icons such as Magic Johnson, Hulk Hogan, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Rodman, Chevy Chase and the late Muhammad Ali - to name a few. However, he will tell you that after 12 years of sobriety, it's his mission to help others avoid and break free from addiction that really makes him happy.
43 minutes | 3 months ago
Joanne Peterson - Executive Director of Learn2Cope
Joanne Peterson is the Founder and Executive Director of Learn to Cope (LTC), a non-profit, peer-led support network established in 2004. Ms. Peterson’s journey started when she was a young girl, as her siblings experienced issues with addiction. Years later, when Ms. Peterson discovered that her own son’s experimentation with prescription drugs had led to an opioid addiction, she was motivated and empowered to use her voice to bring about change. Today, her son is in long term recovery.
48 minutes | 3 months ago
Thomas Hollywood Henderson - NFL Super Star and Recovered Addict
Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson is probably one of the most flamboyant NFL players in recent history. However, his lifestyle led him into full blown addiction. Now sober for almost 37 years, he's reaching out to help others. He is speaking in prisons, churches, AA meetings and basically, to anyone who might benefit from hearing his story.
53 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 183 Britt B - Catching the Rise
Britt Barker had a good upbringing, a stable family. But he wanted to try alcohol and drugs; and so went down the road to addiction. He was arrested a few times and went through several rehabs. Finally sober since July 2015, he is making music and has released his first solo EP - Trust under the stage name Catch the Rise. He's also helping others by counselling at the local ER in Greenville, SC.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
Michelle Weidenbenner - A Mom who Let Go but Never Gave Up
There is a fine line between enabling a loved one who is an addict and giving up on them. Michelle Weidenbenner is a mom whose son is a recovering addict. She has dealt with all that means including becoming guardian of his two daughters. She did what she had to do and discovered the difference between letting go and giving up. Now she's helping other moms navigate the nightmare of addiction. Her book is Moms Letting Go without Giving up and is available on Amazon. She also has a private Facebook group for moms in this situation - momslettinggo.
45 minutes | 4 months ago
Addiction Roundtable - It's Going to Take a Village
There is a saying that it takes a village to raise a child - meaning that there are many different people that play a part. This podcast is a roundtable discussion with several different "experts" - all of whom are playing their part in addressing the addiction pandemic; whether it's treatment; intervention; education or just as a voice for those who often don't have their own voice. Bottom line, if we want to eliminate addiction on this planet, it's going to take each and every one of us.
38 minutes | 4 months ago
Cyndy Feasel - An NFL Widow on a Mission
Grant Feasel was a starting center and long snapper for the Seattle Seahawks from 1987 to 1992. However, due to a brain muddled by a history of repetitive trauma and symptomatic concussions, he turned to drugs and alcohol. The combination of CTE and his drinking led to his death 9 years ago. His wife, Cyndy, is on a mission to educate people about this deadly combination - brain injury and addiction.
54 minutes | 5 months ago
Aaron Garcia - Founder of SOS Ministries
Aaron Garcia is an evangelist, international speaker, best-selling author of "Coincidence or God?" and his newest book - "Burn Notice". At one time, he was the biggest drug dealing in Joplin Missouri and living on the streets. He is the founder of S.O.S. Ministries, Inc., a nonprofit that is dedicated to improving the community and reaching the lost in the streets. Aaron travels all over the globe, specifically to unreached countries where the gospel isn't preached, sharing his story and seeing people come to Christ. Aaron, his wife and three children, all reside in Neosho, Missouri.
38 minutes | 5 months ago
Greg Nance - 3000 Days to 3000 Miles
Greg Nance had it all - a great home, a great family, successful business, successful athletic ability and a scholarship to a great college. This is a story like so many. He suffered a loss and turned to alcohol and drugs to deal with it. When he finally admitted to being an addict, he found help in the form of mentors and his ability to run. Now he's passed 3000 days sober and he's planning a run across North America - 3000 miles to celebrate 3000 days. His positive outlook makes his story truly one of redemption and hope. http://www.gregrunsfar.com/
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