Suriving Opioids - Beyond an Epidemic is a show about life beyond opioid addiction. You'll hear from guests who have lived through, researched, experienced, or been working along side folks at the ground level. These lived experiences are raw, honest, and you're going to get incredible perspectives and conversations from a diverse group of people. This show is for anyone interested in opioid addiction and interested to hear that although we have lost hundreds of thousands of people this past decade, we also do recover. Jeff Simone is a Doctor of Pharmacy, Advanced Dietary Supplements Adviser, Certified Life Coach and person in long-term recovery from opioid addiction. Dr. Simone works one on one as a behavior modification coach with Reaction Recovery and hosts group coaching sessions with the Reframe Thrive community. His focus is on identifying behavioral changes and lifestyle adjustments that integrate safely and appropriately with any current pharmaceutical or nutritional approach to treatment. He believes that recovery happens in the trenches of every day life. Inch by inch, day by day, and with a little accountability and encouragement, we do recover!
Jen Elizabeth: Childhood Trauma | Social Activism | Harm Reduction
Episode 2 of Surviving Opioids is packed full of incredible perspectives from one of the realest, rawest, and honest voices in the addiction recovery community.
Jen Elizabeth is a writer, speaker, trauma educator, Harm Reduction Specialist with The Sidewalk Project, and the founder of Resurrektion of Me, a community for people healing from trauma and addiction. She is the author of the book, “Shape of a Woman.” And host of the “Sober Mom Squad.” As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, familial abuse, addiction, the prison system, and spending the majority of her adult life experiencing houselessness, she has taken her power back and dedicated herself to supporting others as they heal from trauma.
Her incredible story and triumphant recovery has been shared worldwide in publications including The Mirror, LAD Bible, The Sun, and The Daily Mail. She is a mother to two incredible children and lives in beautiful Southern California.
Jen is active on Instagram @resurrektion_of_me.
Follow Jeff Simone @reactionrecovery
Yeshaia Blakeney: Addiction Treatment in the Age of Covid and Beyond
Welcome to Episode 1 of Surviving Opioids - Beyond an Epidemic Podcast. Here we talk about the opioid crisis as it looks at the ground level. We talk with folks who research opioid addiction, work in the therapeutic setting, have personal experience with loved ones, or who are themselves thriving on the other side of the chaos.
On today's first episode I talk with Yeshaia Blakeney.
Yeshaia is co-founder and co-CEO of Recover Integrity. He's an addiction expert with 17 years experience working in substance abuse and mental health. Sober since age 21, Yeshaia has a deep understanding of the youth addiction and recovery process, and works well with people for whom 12-step programs have been ineffective or are looking for an unorthodox approach. Aware that lasting recovery has a spiritual dimension, Yeshaia helps addicted people build a customized path toward healing that best fits their personal senses of identity.
You can follow Yeshaia on Instagram or check out Recover Integrity online.
Surviving Opioids - Introduction - Episode 0
Welcome to Surviving Opioids - Beyond an Epidemic. On this show, you'll hear real and honest testimony from folks who have lived through, researched, or worked alongside individuals recovering from opioid addictions. We hope you like the show and please leave a review!!
Everybody in recovery from opioids must listen to this
Such a great podcast, covers topics we all discuss or want to discuss with others. Can’t wait to see what’s next!