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Live from Vancouver's Infamous Downtown Eastside, a block away from North America's first safe injection site. Join us live every Thursday for Talk Recovery Radio 100.5 FM. We bring addiction and recovery issues to the airways every Thursday on Vancouver Co-op Radio. We're in our 4th year of production.. THANK YOU to all our listeners, hear past shows @. www.TalkRecoveryRadio.com from consumption sites to abstinence, to personal stories of triumph, we got it all covered.
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Live from Vancouver's Infamous Downtown Eastside, a block away from North America's first safe injection site. Join us live every Thursday for Talk Recovery Radio 100.5 FM. We bring addiction and recovery issues to the airways every Thursday on Vancouver Co-op Radio. We're in our 4th year of production.. THANK YOU to all our listeners, hear past shows @. www.TalkRecoveryRadio.com from consumption sites to abstinence, to personal stories of triumph, we got it all covered.
Talk Recovery is powered by Last Door Recovery Society Community Engagement Initiative Program.
#AddictionRadio #RecoveryRadio #OverdoseCrisis #Recovery #Addiction #NewWestRecovery #LastDoor

    About Face

    About Face

    About Face: Essays on Addictions, Recovery, Therapies, and Controversies.

    Topic: Douglas Gosse is a professor at Nipissing University and an award winning researcher. Dr. Gosse received the Nipissing University Research Achievement Award, and a Gold Volunteer Service Award from the Historica Foundation. The Governor-General of Canada has recognized him for teaching excellence.


    Douglas Gosse was the editor of About Face: Essays on Addictions, Recovery, Therapies, and Controversies. It seeks to broaden the conversation around addiction in Canada. Featuring essays by a diverse group of writers, About Face delves into the major categories of addiction: drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography, video games, gambling, body dysmorphia, and eating disorders. With stories by those suffering from addictions, experts in the field, and service providers, this anthology is a far-reaching intervention into one of our country’s most rapidly expanding social problems.

    Dr. Gosse’s areas of expertise are:

    Curriculum theory and development
    Qualitative research
    Social justice and equity
    Masculinities
    Guest 2

    Followed by personal story, hear Evan’s story of Recovery.

    • 55 min
    Beyond Hello and a Mother and Son Addiction Story

    Beyond Hello and a Mother and Son Addiction Story

    Guest 1

    Author Kristi Blakeway

    Beyond Hello: Rekindling the Human Spirit One Conversation at a Time. Every one of us has a story worth hearing. In 2009, Kristi Blakeway invited her students to give back to the homeless in Canada’s poorest neighborhood—Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Rather than handing out food and clothing, Blakeway and her students invited the homeless to tell their stories. What was meant to be a one-day act of giving spiraled into a decade-long labor of love. Beyond HELLO is a compilation of stories from the streets blended with wisdom gained from those who have lost it all. Blakeway weaves life stories of the homeless community with her personal and unexpected journey into forgiveness. She encourages us all to go Beyond HELLO, to see those who are often invisible, to connect with compassion, and to rekindle the human spirit one conversation at a time. With each book sold, a donation will be made to A Better Life Foundation to buy a meal for someone living on the streets. Kristi’s commitment to listen to people as they share their stories about who they are, where they come from and who they want to be touches upon the humanity of those who have been forgotten.” Selina Robinson BC Minister of Housing Isolation is the single biggest cause of addiction and instability. By connecting with those in need, we deepen our understanding of the issues, create space for healing, and open our hearts to the solutions. I hope that everyone can see themselves through Kristi’s example and help to create better lives for all of us.

    Guest 2

    A Mother's Story

    Kathy joins Talk Recovery to share her 21 year old son's story of addiction, recovery, and his passing.  What does she do now to cope?

    • 55 min
    The Alcohol Experiment

    The Alcohol Experiment

    Guest 1: Author Annie Grace

    Annie Grace is no stranger to success whether it is in business or personal matters. At 26, Annie was the youngest Vice President in a multinational company and her drinking career began in earnest. At 35, in a global C-level marketing role she was responsible for 28 countries and drinking almost two bottles of wine a night.

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    nnie didn’t want to live life in a daily battle for sobriety. To live a life avoiding temptation. She didn’t want her entire existence to revolve around alcohol. She wanted to take the power away from alcohol rather than make it a reward she was depriving herself of. She wanted freedom from alcohol. She wanted change. To find another way. And she did.

    Annie wrote, “The Alcohol Experiment: A 30-Day, Alcohol-Free Challenge to Interrupt Your Habits and Help You Take Control”. In The Alcohol Experiment, Annie offers a judgment-free action plan for anyone who’s ever wondered what life without alcohol is like. The rules are simple: Abstain from drinking for 30 days and just see how you feel. Annie arms her readers with the science-backed information to address the cultural and emotional conditioning we experience around alcohol. The result is a mindful approach that puts you back in control and permanently stops cravings.

    With a chapter and journal prompt devoted to each day of the experiment, Annie presents wisdom, tested strategies, and thought-provoking information to supplement the plan and support your step-by-step success as you learn what feels good for you. It’s your body, your mind, and your choice.

    Annie Grace also authored; “This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness And Change Your Life.” Her book reprograms your unconscious allowing you to break free from alcohol. Countless hours of research went into the writing of the book – it breaks down how alcohol changes us both physically and mentally. Annie no longer drinks and has never been happier. She left her executive role to write the book and share her method with the world.

    Guest 2: Personal Story

    Jon joins Talk Recovery to share his personal story of addiction recovery.

    • 43 min
    Dawn Darlene Personal Story

    Dawn Darlene Personal Story

    Dawn shares her story of recovery, how she has been able to stay sober and overcome her issues with addiction.

    • 46 min
    Shame, Childhood Trauma, & Tourettes Syndrome

    Shame, Childhood Trauma, & Tourettes Syndrome

    Guest 1
    Author Judy Lyon

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    Judy takes you on a journey demonstrating the creation and evolution of shame that resulted from her earliest childhood experiences of trauma and sexual abuse. She candidly shares how she believed she was her experiences, that she was shame. This early imprinting on her identity greatly influenced her beliefs about herself and her place in the world. These beliefs would dictate her experiences throughout much of her life. She then describes her journey of healing from trauma and addictions and the related challenges as she sought help in a fragmented system of care that reduced the impact of childhood trauma to clinical terms and one size fits all treatment. Follow Judy’s inner journey through the ensuing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual challenges as she discovers healing, growth and a new sense of self.

    As a young girl I had a dream of being a nurse or a teacher. Life circumstances didn’t unfold as I had planned resulting in my dropping out of high school at 16 years of age. I held a variety of jobs as a cashier and salesclerk, telephone operator, car rental manager and bank loan collection officer. I was insecure, struggling and miserable on the inside, but always presented a smiling face to others. I felt as though I was just existing and struggling to even do that.

    I was anxious and terrified all the time and I coped by developing a disordered pattern of eating; using alcohol, drugs, and became a workaholic. I used these unhealthy behaviors to feel, to not feel, to have fun, or to provide me with the ability to feel good about myself or the courage I needed to socialize.

    I experienced numerous health issues that seemed to have no specific causes or lasting solutions. I was on a slow, lonely, painful road to death. While I didn’t know it at the time, the day in 1987 when I woke up overwhelmed and no longer able to cope or contain my emotions, was a precious gift. This awakening led me to seek professional counselling and begin a journey of rediscovery.

    I learned through therapy that I had never developed a relationship with myself, which made it almost impossible for me to be in a healthy relationship with anyone else. I discovered how I had let others control or guide my decisions about what was best for me, ignoring my own needs and intuition. Before counselling I had no awareness of the impact earlier experiences of abuse had on my ability to respect or value myself. Nor had I been aware of the influence of intergenerational trauma experienced by my parents and grandparents on my life outlook and expectations.

    Visit Judy’s Website here

    Buy the Book here



    Guest 2
    Tourette syndrome and addiction recovery
    Personal Story of Tourette Syndrome & Overcoming Addiction
    Mike V joins us with his story on the 2nd half of the show, sharing his story of addiction recovery, while suffering with Tourette Syndrome. Mike V faced his challenges of not only addiciton and cravings, but his disorder. Tourette syndrome is a disorder that involves repetitive movements or unwanted sounds (tics) that can’t be easily controlled. For instance, you might repeatedly blink your eyes, shrug your shoulders or blurt out unusual sounds or offensive words

    • 53 min
    Lust, Men and Meth

    Lust, Men and Meth

    Guest 1

    Author David Fawcett
    David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., is a substance abuse expert, certified sex therapist and clinical psychotherapist in private practice in Ft. Lauderdale specializing in gay men’s health. He has worked in the areas of mental health and substance abuse for more than 30 years in numerous settings, including inpatient and outpatient programs. He currently maintains a private psychotherapy practice and consults numerous agencies, including the the Broward County Health Department and Sunserve, an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) social services agency. He frequently presents workshops on issues concerning substance abuse, mental health and chronic illness both nationally and internationally.

    Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery provides the first practical resource for addiction recovery from methamphetamine and the restoration of healthy sex and intimacy. Based on over a decade of clinical experience and research, Dr. Fawcett outlines the seductive appeal of methamphetamine and its impact on high-risk behaviors and sexual desire, resulting in the fusion of meth and sex in the
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    brain. Such patterns of use quickly lead not only to a devastating addiction but in sexual dysfunction as well.

    Illustrated with examples from dozens of cases, this book outlines a path toward healing, describing the phases of physical, emotional, and sexual recovery and provides a broad range for supportive tools from managing triggers to mindfulness. This book:

    Explores the relationship between gay men, meth, and other mood altering chemicals, and high-risk sexual behaviors.
    Provides a sex therapist’s insight into sexual desire, its vulnerability to distortion, and a path toward healing.
    Describes the impact of neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to rewire neural connections, and its role both in hijacking healthy pleasure and restoring it.
    Presents a recovery guide for the physical and emotional impact of meth, including valuable information, relapse-prevention skills, and guidance for the therapeutic work necessary for healthy intimacy.
    Guest 2

    Brian Thomas
    Brian Thomas joins us this Thursday on Talk Recovery. Brian, a person in recovery who worked in the field of harm reduction shares his personal story.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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Cutting edge

Thank you for a refreshing look at solutions to addiction . Never alone is something we say in recovery but sharing experience strength and hope is how we know it’s true . Thank you for shining a light and being a voice and giving voices to people who are relevant in recovery . Let’s do more !

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Always entertaining

These guys always have great guests on the show -- they keep it fresh and entertaining -- always new viewpoints. Keep it up guys!

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