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?
Josh Torbich - Former Addict - Getting Clean and Sober by Renewing his Faith
He finally reached the point in his life where he was ready to receive new instruction and in 2012 Josh made a decision to seek help for his chemical addiction. After having a genuine encounter with Almighty God, he experienced a call to service. As he began to find freedom for the first time in his life he developed a desire to help others experience this freedom.
Manny Mendez - From Addiction to Prison to Aesthetics in Recovery
Manny Mendez received his school of hard knocks diploma in some of the hardest correctional institutes since he was a youth. After gaining his physical freedom he began a long journey to free his mind from the prison of addiction. Throughout all of this, his comfort came in the form of creating art. His work has been featured in many exhibits and recovery centers throughout the nation. Featured in several films through his national organization FoReel, Manny is a true inspiration.
Brock Bevell - Former Law Enforcement - Former Addict - Now Podcaster offering Hope to Others
The one thing people do not understand is that addiction destroys everything. Well I allowed it to destroy everything. I let it get out of control and I lost my way in the process. I made the decisions to hurt those I loved. I wish I could blame the addiction or the disease or my broken moral compass but ultimately it was me and I had to own it. Ownership is the only way to recover from an addiction. 11 years later, no relapses, no excuses! Thanks for allowing me to post my strength and hope!
John Mabry - Former Addict - Coming back from Horrific Trauma
John Mabry’s story of addiction begins where most people’s end. At 22, he was involved in a horrific SUV accident that claimed his right leg as well as the life of his friend. (The vehicle flipped 10 times in less than 10 seconds.) Mabry's message after going into the depths of addiction after the accident is: "If you need help, ask for it. You don’t have to work through your struggles alone".
Nicholas Bush - Former Heroin Addict - Helping Others by Telling his Story
Behind closed doors, millions of people abuse opioids. In this beautifully raw and refreshingly honest memoir, we see how heroin nearly claimed Nicholas Bush's life on multiple occasions, how it stole the lives of his young siblings and friends, and how it continues to wage a deadly toll on American neighborhoods—claiming thousands of lives and decreasing the average lifespan. Nicholas fights for recovery, claws his way out of a criminal livelihood, and finds his footing with faith and family.
Carrie Bates - from the Olympics to the depths of Alcoholism and Now Helping Others
Carrie Bates - former Olympic gold medalist in swimming - had her first drink at age 14. Little did she know that that drink would end up in full on alcoholism. When Bates speaks about recovery, you can hear the passion in her voice: the electricity in between each syllable; the way she punctuates her sentences with confident periods. She doesn’t hit one inauthentic note.