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When author Denise Krochta began her search for “answers” to help herself and the addicts in her life, she found the process daunting. There were plenty of opinions – and bits and pieces of information scattered everywhere. The search was as stressful as the addicts in her life. Hear all the important, and sometimes difficult, questions related to living with and around addicts and loving them. Denise and her expert guests offer information, possibilities, relief, and hope. Sometimes knowledge is scary, but always knowledge is power.

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Denise Krochta Web Talk Radio

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When author Denise Krochta began her search for “answers” to help herself and the addicts in her life, she found the process daunting. There were plenty of opinions – and bits and pieces of information scattered everywhere. The search was as stressful as the addicts in her life. Hear all the important, and sometimes difficult, questions related to living with and around addicts and loving them. Denise and her expert guests offer information, possibilities, relief, and hope. Sometimes knowledge is scary, but always knowledge is power.

    Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Heroin Addiction Vaccine. Fantasy or Reality?

    Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Heroin Addiction Vaccine. Fantasy or Reality?

    The number one topic at the New Hampshire Caucus is heroin addiction.  All candidates for President are talking about it.  The President of the United States is talking about it.  Heroin Addiction is considered an epidemic.  Deaths and overdose statistics are staggering.  Do you know someone whose family is touched by heroin addiction?  It can happen to anyone.

    So, what would you say if you knew there was a vaccine for heroin addiction in the "wings"?

    This week Denise interviews Dr. Kim Janda, a scientist at Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA about the vaccine he has created and what it can mean.  What will it take to get this on the market?  Who will be able to use it?  How will it work? How was it developed?

    Listen and learn.  If you have questions, ask them.  Feel free to contact  Dr. Janda .  Here is some more information regarding this vaccine and funding (http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/nov/19/heroin-vaccine-janda-tsri/).

     

    • 46 min
    Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Transforming Youth Recovery

    Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Transforming Youth Recovery

    Happy New Year!

    This is the first new show for the New Year and it is a show of hope and transformation.

    Denise interviews Ivana Grahovac, the executive director of Transforming Youth Recovery, which is an organization that supports the national collegiate recovery movement and provides oversight for five different strategic areas of focus for youth recovery, which she discusses in the interview.
    You will hear Ivana's personal story and transformation which offers hope to parents and young people everywhere.

    Go to the website for Transforming Youth Recovery to read more about their projects, get resources for yourselves and loved ones, and see what we all can do to help with Youth Recovery.

     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Where There’s a Will

    Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Where There’s a Will

    This week's guest is Bill Williams, a director, theater teacher/acting coach, leader of creativity workshops, and freelance writer.  Bill is also devoted to fighting addiction in every way possible.  Listen to his interview to find out why.

    Check out Bill's Blog
     

    • 53 min
    Addicted to Addicts – Are You Planning a Family Gathering?

    Addicted to Addicts – Are You Planning a Family Gathering?

    This show is all about planning a family gathering, gifting, celebrating the holidays all while trying to cope with loving an addict.

    Please listen and learn.

    Check out these resources to help with your plans.

    "Sudar", Denise's book in Spanish

    "Surviving Family Gatherings (http://ktochka.wix.com/surviving)"

    Denise's book "Sweat: A Practical Plan for Keeping Your Heart Intact While Loving an Addict" (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1608443469/sr=1-1/qid=1265948976/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1265948976&sr=1-1&seller=)

    Denise's book "Sudar" (http://www.amazon.com/Sudar-pr%C3%A1ctico-mantener-intacto-coraz%C3%B3n/dp/1939180007/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449519683&sr=1-1&keywords=sudar+krochta)("Sweat" translated into Spanish)

    • 25 min
    Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Death by prescription drug overdose. It can happen to anyone!

    Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Death by prescription drug overdose. It can happen to anyone!

    This week is an interview with Natalie Costa, the executive producer of the documentary “Behind the Orange Curtain (http://behindtheorangecurtain.net/)“. The documentary takes up the issue of just who is dying of prescription overdoses and why saying “My kid would never do that” just doesn’t ring true these days. Listen to her story and that of parents, educators, law enforcement and friends all taking place in the much talked about and filmed (The O.C., the Housewives of Orange County, etc on tv) quiet and privilege of Orange County California.

    • 55 min
    Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Opioid Overdoses and Advocacy

    Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Opioid Overdoses and Advocacy

    In the last month Denise has traveled across the country to listen and be heard regarding the opiate epidemic in this country. From the Fed Up Rally at the White House and Washington Monument and the Unite to Face Addiction Rally (celebrating recovery), to the California Prescription Drug Overdose Summit in San Diego, it is important to know that there is beginning to be more talk and even some positive action. In this interview Denise discusses this problem with a Dad who, like Denise, has dealt with this problem in his own family. Brad DeHaven is Denise’s guest this week. He is a dad of an addict, the author of the book “Defining Moments: A Suburban Father’s Journey Into His Son’s Oxy Addiction (http://www.amazon.com/Defining-Moments-Suburban-Fathers-Addiction/dp/1456589083)”, and developer of a resource for loved ones, rxdrugaddict.com (http://rxdrugaddict.com/). Listen to the discussion, it will sound familiar.

    • 45 min

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