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Discussions on addiction and recovery. We interview clinicians/researchers, legislators, and individuals that include a variety of means to recovery. Joe Van Wie is a father, husband, filmmaker, and reformed media consultant in recovery.

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Discussions on addiction and recovery. We interview clinicians/researchers, legislators, and individuals that include a variety of means to recovery. Joe Van Wie is a father, husband, filmmaker, and reformed media consultant in recovery.

    Exploring the Intersection of Music, Addiction, and Recovery with Mike Miz

    Exploring the Intersection of Music, Addiction, and Recovery with Mike Miz

    Experience the magic of music and its profound role in the addiction recovery process, as we embrace a heartfelt conversation with gifted musician and songwriter Mike Miz Mizwinski. His soul-stirring melodies have not only mesmerized fans but have played a pivotal role in his own recovery journey. Tune in to hear how Miz's sensitivity, shaped by his journey of recovery, is reflected in his music, and how a song he wrote in response to the political climate in 2018 brought people together. 

    This episode also delves deeply into the significant correlation between music and addiction. Our guest shares how his musical family background and early experiences with music, including unforgettable moments like playing on stage at a young age and attending a Grateful Dead concert, played a role in his addiction and later became a positive outlet for his recovery. We also explore the darker side of addiction, its roots in unresolved emotional pain, and its connection to childhood trauma.

    Finally, we venture into the vibrant music culture of Nashville, and how it has proven to be both a challenge and a blessing for Mike and many musicians alike in their recovery journey. Hear how this city full of opportunities impacted their lives, their music, and their path to sobriety. From the Granola Opera to major label records, we navigate the thrilling and daunting world of Music City. So, let's hit play and immerse ourselves in this exploration of music, addiction, and recovery.

    Check Out More about Mike and his work at;
    https://www.mikemizmusic.com/



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     Discussions on addiction and recovery. We interview clinicians/researchers, legislators, and individuals that include a variety of means to recovery. Joe Van Wie is a father, husband, filmmaker, and reformed media consultant in recovery. 
    Fellowship House As a treatment center, Fellowship House offers both residential and outpatient treatment services toallbetter.fm Discussions on addiction and recovery. We interview clinicians/researchers, legislators, and individDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Transforming Adversity into Entrepreneurial Success: with Tony Mattioli

    Transforming Adversity into Entrepreneurial Success: with Tony Mattioli

    How often do you come across a story where business, addiction recovery, and personal growth intertwine so seamlessly? Our guest, Tony Mattioli, president and owner of Trademark Industrial, is a living testament to overcoming adversity and transforming life struggles into a thriving business. Tony's story is not just about overcoming addiction; it's about perseverance, resilience, and the courage to take a leap of faith in the business world.

    Our chat with Tony takes us on a journey from his earliest encounters with opiates to his courageous path towards recovery. We delve into societal attitudes towards addiction and explore the critical role of acceptance, honesty, and a support system in overcoming addiction. Tony's story paints a vivid picture of the transformative effects of a comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment program. What's more, he speaks candidly about the humbling moments and failures that ultimately fueled his personal growth and shaped him into the entrepreneur he is today.

    As we navigate the intricate connection between recovery and entrepreneurship, Tony generously shares how he used his sales skills and newfound perspective to build a successful business. He stresses the importance of surrounding oneself with positive, trustworthy people, a key principle that has guided his business and personal growth. By the end of our conversation, you'll understand the power of self-reflection, the potential dangers of achieving success without a deeper purpose, and the transformative impact of setting boundaries. Our conversation with Tony is not just inspiring, but also a testament to the strength and resilience inherent in us all. So join us, and hear firsthand the extraordinary journey of a man who turned adversity into opportunity.
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     Discussions on addiction and recovery. We interview clinicians/researchers, legislators, and individuals that include a variety of means to recovery. Joe Van Wie is a father, husband, filmmaker, and reformed media consultant in recovery. 
    Fellowship House As a treatment center, Fellowship House offers both residential and outpatient treatment services toallbetter.fm Discussions on addiction and recovery. We interview clinicians/researchers, legislators, and individDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    From Woodstock to Recovery: "Coming Down the Mountain"

    From Woodstock to Recovery: "Coming Down the Mountain"

    What if you could recapture the essence of a bygone era, feel the pulse of its music, and relive its cultural significance, all while seated comfortably in your present? Tune into a riot of colors as our good friend Leo takes us on a voyage into his exhilarating experiences from the psychedelic age. From the rush of hallucinogens to the rhythms of Woodstock, Leo narrates his extraordinary journey of exploration and self-discovery. You might expect tales of mind expansion, but Leo's narrative is one of escape and adrenaline, and how a negative trip became a life-altering experience.

    Ever wondered what it was like to be a part of the radical cultural shift in the 1960s and 70s? We, your hosts Joe, Erin, and Russell, along with Leo, traverse those music-filled decades, recapturing the soulful rhythm and blues, the infectious rock and roll, and the vibrant hippie culture. Our first-time guest, Erin, adds her perspective on Leo's hidden hippie heart, setting the stage for an engaging and informative conversation. Leo's passion for astrology and his encounters with black opium-mated hash add a unique layer to his narrative, painting a vivid picture of that electrifying period.

    Finally, we navigate the healing power of music and cooking in addiction recovery. The evolution of recording techniques, their impact on bands, and collaboration form the crux of this conversation. Our nutritional director at Fellowship House, Russell, highlights the value of healthy eating habits and offers a glimpse into recovery cooking classes at Fellowship House. This episode is not just a trip down memory lane, but a testament to the transformative power of music, food, and personal narratives in the journey towards recovery. So, buckle up, turn the volume up and get set for an unforgettable ride!
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    Leaders Of Long Term Recovery in Pennsylvania 
    We combine proven recovery principles with new, innovative techniques to provide one of the most effective programs for young men in the country.
     Discussions on addiction and recovery. We interview clinicians/researchers, legislators, and individuals that include a variety of means to recovery. Joe Van Wie is a father, husband, filmmaker, and reformed media consultant in recovery. 
    Fellowship House As a treatment center, Fellowship House offers both residential and outpatient treatment services toallbetter.fm Discussions on addiction and recovery. We interview clinicians/researchers, legislators, and individDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show

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    • 52 min
    Bridging Divides: with Pennsylvania Senator John Kane

    Bridging Divides: with Pennsylvania Senator John Kane

    What does it truly mean to overcome personal trials and advocate for those who are struggling? Join us for an exploration of resilience, recovery, and advocacy, as we share conversations that shed light on these significant aspects of life. Our guest, Senator John Kane, reveals his life journey from his humble beginnings as a plumber and labor leader to becoming a beacon of hope for working families. Going through his own battles with addiction and cancer, he articulates how he journeyed through recovery, highlighting the crucial role affordable healthcare and union benefits played in his survival and ultimate victory.

    A captivating story of addiction and recovery follows as we host a brave guest whose personal struggle and eventual sobriety shines a spotlight on the challenging reality of addiction. The conversation underscores the importance of seeking help and finding support in overcoming addiction. It's a profound exploration of the humanity behind the statistics, a testament to strength and the possibility of recovery. 

    Rounding off our episode, we engage in a candid chat with a Pennsylvania state senator, focusing on unity during crises and the necessity of bridging political divides. As an advocate for recovery programs, he's committed to helping those on their recovery journey and even shares his personal contact for those seeking help. As we close the episode, we extend our deepest gratitude to our guests for their raw honesty, candor, and their commitment to inspiring change. Stay tuned for more insightful discussions on recovery, resilience, and advocacy in our forthcoming episodes. Follow us on our social media for updates!
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    Leaders Of Long Term Recovery in Pennsylvania 
    We combine proven recovery principles with new, innovative techniques to provide one of the most effective programs for young men in the country.
     Discussions on addiction and recovery. We interview clinicians/researchers, legislators, and individuals that include a variety of means to recovery. Joe Van Wie is a father, husband, filmmaker, and reformed media consultant in recovery. 
    Fellowship House As a treatment center, Fellowship House offers both residential and outpatient treatment services toallbetter.fm Discussions on addiction and recovery. We interview clinicians/researchers, legislators, and individDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show

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    • 56 min
    "SHEILDS Program" with Pat DeSarno

    "SHEILDS Program" with Pat DeSarno

    Get ready to discover the hidden struggles and triumphs of our first responders and veterans as they face the challenge of addiction. Welcoming our guest, Pat DeSarno, Shields Service Specialist at Brookdale Premier Addiction Recovery Center and former fire chief, we delve into a candid and enlightening discussion. Unraveling decades of civil service, Pat shares his personal journey of recovery, providing a unique perspective on the often overlooked issue of addiction among those who serve our communities.

    Deep diving into the complex nexus of PTSD, addiction, and the fire services, we engage in a critical conversation on the unique challenges facing this tight-knit community. We discuss how ego and fear often perpetuate a cycle of silence, as these brave men and women grapple with being perceived as weak. Our conversation underscores the importance of incorporating clinical therapy into recovery programs and the life-changing impact of programs like Shields, designed specifically for first responders at Brookdale.

    In our final segment, we discover the transformative power of fellowship and awareness in recovery. With Pat sharing his experiences with the Shields program and the 12-step routine, we highlight the essential role of these tools in the recovery journey. We further delve into the significance of book workshops and fellowship programs that can greatly influence an individual's recovery path. Let's embark on this journey of resilience, recovery, and hope together. Join us for this powerful episode that's not just about overcoming addiction, but about recognizing the strength and courage of our everyday heroes.

    SHEILDS PROGRAM: https://brookdalerecovery.com/shields-program/
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    Leaders Of Long Term Recovery in Pennsylvania 
    We combine proven recovery principles with new, innovative techniques to provide one of the most effective programs for young men in the country.
     Discussions on addiction and recovery. We interview clinicians/researchers, legislators, and individuals that include a variety of means to recovery. Joe Van Wie is a father, husband, filmmaker, and reformed media consultant in recovery. 
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    • 55 min
    "Fellowship House" with Larry Moran Esq.

    "Fellowship House" with Larry Moran Esq.

    Join us for an exclusive conversation with our esteemed partner, Larry Moran, as we delve into the heart of Fellowship House PHP/IOP/OP. Larry and I have been passionately crafting a program that resonates with authenticity and proves effective for individuals battling addiction and their families. Our journey together has been both fulfilling and enlightening, and we can't wait to share the insights we've gained.
    In this special episode, Larry opens up about his incredible advocacy for veterans, his relentless efforts in addressing substance abuse, and his commitment to fostering crucial discussions around mental health. Prepare to be moved as Larry shares his inspiring story of vulnerability and transformation on a public platform.
    Shifting gears, we explore the evolving perspectives on recovery and therapy. Larry reflects on his personal experiences with recovery, illustrating how it became a fundamental aspect of his identity. Dive into gripping tales from his time in law school and encounters with Lawyers Concern for Lawyers (LCL), a lifeline for legal professionals grappling with addiction. Experience the raw revelation of Larry's initial feelings of shame surrounding recovery and his empowering transition, viewing recovery as his superpower.
    Our discussion then propels forward to envision the future of recovery. Larry vividly describes his vision for a wellness factory dedicated to addressing the increasing challenges faced by those battling alcohol and drug addictions. We unravel the pivotal role of long-term treatment in Larry's personal recovery journey and explore the diverse programs offered by our treatment center.
    Get ready to be inspired as Larry expresses his joy in being an integral part of the recovery program and his ongoing mission to transform it into a lifestyle. This stimulating conversation is a must-listen for anyone intrigued by the realms of recovery and addiction.

    Visit: www.fellowshiphouses.com for more information on our PHP/IOP/OP programs 
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    Leaders Of Long Term Recovery in Pennsylvania 
    We combine proven recovery principles with new, innovative techniques to provide one of the most effective programs for young men in the country.
     Discussions on addiction and recovery. We interview clinicians/researchers, legislators, and individuals that include a variety of means to recovery. Joe Van Wie is a father, husband, filmmaker, and reformed media consultant in recovery. 
    Fellowship House As a treatment center, Fellowship House offers both residential and outpatient treatment services toallbetter.fm Discussions on addiction and recovery. We interview clinicians/researchers, legislators, and individDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Amy Belcher ,

Amazing

This podcast is such a wonderful and beautiful resource for those people in recover and anyone wishing to learn more about what recovery looks like. Just listened to the episode about Karl Wegforth, and I found it so touching on so many levels. This podcast contains so much insight for anyone on self improvement journey - not just people with addiction

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Excellent , Informative, and Heartfelt

The AllBetter Podcast is a great tool for anyone in recovery or for those who desire recovery . The interviews give the readers insight into the world of recovery .

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Winner winner chicken dinner

JVW is a master communicator which makes these episodes so fascinating. He tastefully and naturally highlights the progression of SUD and ultimately the path to recovery.

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