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?
Addiction Rountable - It's Going to Take a Village
There is a saying that it takes a village to raise a child - meaning that there are many different people that play a part. This podcast is a roundtable discussion with several different "experts" - all of whom are playing their part in addressing the addiction pandemic; whether it's treatment; intervention; education or just as a voice for those who often don't have their own voice. Bottom line, if we want to eliminate addiction on this planet, it's going to take each and every one of us.
Cyndy Feasel - A Widow on a Mission
Grant Feasel was a starting center and long snapper for the Seattle Seahawks from 1987 to 1992. However, due to a brain muddled by a history of repetitive trauma and symptomatic concussions, he turned to drugs and alcohol. The combination of CTE and his drinking led to his death 9 years ago. His wife, Cyndy, is on a mission to educate people about this deadly combination - brain injury and addiction.
Interview with Alex Vejar - Recent Narconon Ojai graduate
Alex had a great upbringing, but at age 13, he got drunk and from there his drinking escalated into cocaine and ultimately meth. Homeless, on the streets, living in a tent, he found a friend - Watson (a dog). His wake up call was when he lost Watson. His dad found Narconon Ojai and Alex started the program in February 2020. Now he's giving back by helping new students to the program. And he has Watson back!
Author - Aaron Garcia - From Addiction to Salvation and Giving Back
Aaron Garcia is an evangelist, international speaker, best-selling author of "Coincidence or God?" and his newest book - "Burn Notice". He is the founder of S.O.S. Ministries, Inc., a nonprofit that is dedicated to improving the community and reaching the lost in the streets. Aaron travels all over the globe, specifically to unreached countries where the gospel isn't preached, sharing his story and seeing people come to Christ.
Greg Nance - 3000 Days to 3000 Miles
Greg Nance had it all - a great home, a great family, successful business, successful athletic ability and a scholarship to a great college. This is a story like so many. He suffered a loss and turned to alcohol and drugs to deal with it. When he finally admitted to being an addict, he found help in the form of mentors and his ability to run. Now he's passed 3000 days sober and he's planning a run across North America - 3000 miles to celebrate 3000 days.
Lisa Busby - A Mother's Story of Tragedy and Hope
Not only did Lisa Busby deal with her son, Cannon's addiction for 12 years but now she has to deal with his death due to overdose. This is something that we feel very deeply, being parents to two sons. One of the purposes of this podcast is to ensure that no parent has to lose another child to addiction. Lisa still has hope because Cannon never lost hope and so she is starting a foundation to help addicts get the help they need - even if they have to pay for it.