275 episodes

This podcast addresses hope and recovery options for individuals, friends, family, parents and associates who have been or may be addicted to opioids, heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs, fentanyl, and want to overcome the addiction.

There are interviews with former addicts, stories of having gone through numerous failed rehabes, parents and loved ones that describe the horrors and ultimate methods they have sought to save lives and help.

Issues include the changing world of rehab, from 12 step programs to successful and effective alternative approaches to detox, withdrawal, and education for stable life style changes for former addicts. The benefits and dangers of different types of rehab from those that have experienced it.

The "point of no return' is when the individual has come to a realization that they need and want help.

This is also for friends and family of addicts who are at their wits end and don't know what to do to help the addict. This podcast gives hope and inspiration for recovery.

Some topics include:
- Where can I get help?
- How do I know if my child or relative or friend is addicted?
- How do I get someone up to realizing they need help?

The Addiction Podcast - Point of No Return Joanie Sigal

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.2 • 9 Ratings

This podcast addresses hope and recovery options for individuals, friends, family, parents and associates who have been or may be addicted to opioids, heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs, fentanyl, and want to overcome the addiction.

There are interviews with former addicts, stories of having gone through numerous failed rehabes, parents and loved ones that describe the horrors and ultimate methods they have sought to save lives and help.

Issues include the changing world of rehab, from 12 step programs to successful and effective alternative approaches to detox, withdrawal, and education for stable life style changes for former addicts. The benefits and dangers of different types of rehab from those that have experienced it.

The "point of no return' is when the individual has come to a realization that they need and want help.

This is also for friends and family of addicts who are at their wits end and don't know what to do to help the addict. This podcast gives hope and inspiration for recovery.

Some topics include:
- Where can I get help?
- How do I know if my child or relative or friend is addicted?
- How do I get someone up to realizing they need help?

    Etel Leit - Unaddicted to You-Loving Yourself Through the Darkness

    Etel Leit - Unaddicted to You-Loving Yourself Through the Darkness

    Etel Leit served as a commander in the Israeli Intelligence. She received her BA in languages from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and her Masters in Leadership and Education from Pepperdine University, Malibu. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in Transformational Psychology. Her transparent therapy style, sincere compassion, direct  and raw talent for inspiring those in need of clarity make Etel Leit an empowering leader.   Leit is the author of three books, one of them is a 5 books series catered to different styles of families (single parents and gay parents). Her third and best-selling book “UnAddicted To You – Loving Yourself Through the Darkness” is a combination of a woman's powerful coming of age memoir and a potentially life-changing addiction self-help book, inspiring an interactive quest that seeks to help readers to find their true light, grounded spirituality, and sobriety.
    Etel’s television appearances include features at NBC Brian Williams Evening News, KTLA Morning Show, Fox 11 Morning News, WEtv Growing Up Hip Hop, Style Channel Tia and Tamera, and more.

    • 37 min
    Sharing a Drug Intervention as Told by the Family

    Sharing a Drug Intervention as Told by the Family

    This podcast episode is an interview with Bobby Newman and the family of a young woman (Lexie) who participated in the intervention.  The family members include her mother - Tammy; her grandmother - Diane; her great grandmother (deceased); and her Uncle Brian.  These family members did what had to be done to save their young Lexie and get her to treatment.  After completing the program at Narconon Arrowhead, Lexis is clean and sober and happy to share her story with others.

    • 53 min
    Jeffrey B. Simon - Fighting the War Against Drug Addiction in the Courts

    Jeffrey B. Simon - Fighting the War Against Drug Addiction in the Courts

    Jeffrey B. Simon is a legal commentator and founding partner of SIMON GREENSTONE PANATIER, PC.  Ranked as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney’s within America and Co-Chair of the National Opioid Litigation Conference, Mr. Simon is focused on bringing crucial legal, consumer protection, and public health issues to the forefront for mainstream audiences.  
    Jeffrey currently serves as Chair of the Texas Opioid MDL Plaintiffs Steering Committee, a group that seeks to hold drug manufacturers and other supply chain corporations responsible for their role in creating and prolonging the opioid epidemic in Texas.  In 2017, he filed the state’s first opioid-related lawsuit against drug manufacturers and supply chain corporations on behalf of a governmental body.  Jeffrey was one of the lead attorneys for Dallas County within the state’s first opioid trial. Jeffrey is a frequent speaker on the scope of the opioid epidemic. For the past three years Jeffrey has served as co-chair of the national Opioid Litigation Conference, bringing together medical, legal, and law enforcement experts to discuss how to reduce the social and economic harms of opioid overuse.

    • 38 min
    Jay Lind - Cocaine - Living Between the Lines

    Jay Lind - Cocaine - Living Between the Lines

    Jay Lind is a 47 year-old addict in recovery. He has lived in and around Chicago for his entire life. He is a father of two, a former high school English teacher, and author of Between the Lines: A Memoir about Addiction, Empathy, and Evolution. For years, Jay Lind lived between the lines of society’s moral and legal boundaries. But his smooth, privileged life was interrupted when his dad died and his drug addiction snowballed out of control. Between the Lines is the moving saga of Jay’s descent into addiction, his darkest choices, and his struggles in recovery, as told through short vignettes about the many people who touched his life at some of the most critical times. Jay gained perspective and strength through the guiding words of his father, the unexpected strength of his brother’s love, the heartfelt wisdom of his therapist, and the resilience of the addicts he met along the way. But he also learned from people he never thought he would know: a polygraph administrator, a humble celebrity, a veteran with PTSD, and the Assistant State's Attorney in charge of prosecuting him. If you’ve ever wondered whether the small interactions of our everyday lives truly matter, or whether a few kind words can really make a difference, Between the Lines reminds us that they do—and that they can. Bio: Jay Lind grew up in Oak Park, Illinois. After traveling the world, he came home to become an English teacher. He married a wonderful woman and they started a family. But when his father was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, his occasional drug use exploded into full-blown cocaine addiction, culminating in terrible choices that threatened everyone he loved. As an addict in recovery, Jay found the strength to bounce back from his collision with rock bottom. He continues to make progress today.

    • 26 min
    Ashleigh Nowakowski - Living with an Addicted Sibling - Your Choice to Live

    Ashleigh Nowakowski - Living with an Addicted Sibling - Your Choice to Live

    Ashleigh Nowakowski was born in 1984 in southeastern Wisconsin. Growing up with a sibling who struggled with substances created a home environment that was less than ideal.
    Once her brother found recovery, Ashleigh, along with her parents, created Your Choice to Live Inc., a non-profit organization specializing in drug and alcohol prevention education.
    For more than a decade, Ashleigh has been speaking in middle and high schools educating parents, teachers, and community members, and working with high-risk youth. Ashleigh is the voice of many who are silently living through their siblings’ addiction.
    Ashleigh has a Master of Public Administration, a prevention specialist certification, and is working towards her substance abuse counselor certificate.

    • 20 min
    Liz Olszewski - Raised with Alcholohism in the Home - Now "Healing Hearts with Horses"

    Liz Olszewski - Raised with Alcholohism in the Home - Now "Healing Hearts with Horses"

    In 2009, Liz founded the nonprofit Horses Healing Hearts. Liz personally experienced the struggles of growing up in a turbulent alcoholic home. At the age of 24, Liz lost her mother to liver disease. During the last ten years of her mother’s life, it was the support of mentors and horses that gave her the strength and inspiration to survive. Motivated to “pay it forward” Liz created HHH to help the children standing where she once stood. In her Executive Director role, she oversees the daily operation of the charity in close collaboration with and under the guidance of the HHH Board of Directors. In May 2016, Liz was invited to testify before the Bipartisan Task force to combat the Heroin epidemic. In support of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, she shared the detrimental effect of severe trauma these children may survive but then carry into adulthood. A prevention advocate, Liz urged lawmakers to create a more strategic approach providing services to ALL family members impacted by the family disease. Liz is a national subject matter expert and sought-after presenter on topics such as Children of Alcoholics/Addiction, Equine Assisted Therapy, and turning adversity into empowerment. Some of her presentations include: The ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experience ) Youth Eastern Summit 2017 (the same lecture forum as renowned experts as Dr. Vincent Felitti); Drug Endangered Children’s Conference (Reno, NV 2016) and EAGALA National Conference (Kentucky 2016) (evidence based model).
    Since 2009, Liz has been published in Palm Beach Post and The Sun Sentinel almost a dozen times, as well as other periodicals such as Equestrian Living Magazine, Paradigm, Sidelines, Sober World, Are Bodega, and Wellington Magazine. Liz earned her Bachelor of Arts – Communications degree from University of Dayton in 1992. She is also certified in the EAGALA Model (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) as an Equine Specialist.

    • 34 min

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