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Back Porch Chats is dedicated to building a community that helps people understand the connection between childhood abuse and addiction, so they can stop their destructive behavior and embrace freedom from past trauma and shame.

Back Porch Chats: Get Sober Today Vince and Jeanna

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Back Porch Chats is dedicated to building a community that helps people understand the connection between childhood abuse and addiction, so they can stop their destructive behavior and embrace freedom from past trauma and shame.

    Laura Stack: It's Not Your Grandma's Marijuana Anymore

    Laura Stack: It's Not Your Grandma's Marijuana Anymore

    In this Episode:
    On November 20, 2019, Laura Stack's 19-year-old son, Johnny, died by suicide after becoming psychotic from dabbing high-THC marijuana concentrates. Laura responded by forming the nonprofit, Johnny’s Ambassadors, to educate parents and teens about the dangers of today’s high-THC marijuana on adolescent brain development, mental illness, and suicide. 
    In this episode of Back Porch Chats, Laura talks about the dangers of dabbing and her son's experience with it. If you don't know what dabbing is, check out this episode.
     Episode Highlights:
    The dangers of marijuana and dabbing that most people don't know about.The changes in marijuana THC levels since 2015.What dabbing is and how dabs are produced and distributed.The psychosis and mental illness Johnny experienced at the age of 19 after dabbing.Legislation that now regulates marijuana concentrates in Colorado.How you can get involved in "Johnny's Ambassadors."Laura's Bio:
    Laura Stack was best known in the business world for her professional moniker, The Productivity Pro. After her son's death by suicide in 2019, Laura formed the nonprofit, Johnny’s Ambassadors, to educate parents and teens about the dangers of today’s high-THC marijuana on adolescent brain development, mental illness, and suicide to bring education, awareness, and prevention curriculum to parents, drug prevention conferences, community groups, and schools to stop youth marijuana use. She is a powerful speaker who brings Johnny’s personal warning and solid research together in her new book, The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana: Johnny Stack’s Life and Death Story. Described as a force of nature with unstoppable drive and unwavering purpose, Laura is determined to get teens to #StopDabbing.
    To learn more about “Johnny's Ambassadors”, go to:
    https://johnnysambassadors.org/


    Learn about alcohol abuse in this free course:
    No one wants to be alcohol dependent. At the same time, they fear quitting completely. Most importantly, our understanding of alcohol abuse is shrouded in myths. You can clear up some of your confusion by clicking on the link below:
    https://nowsobercoach.com/am-i-drinking-too-much-alcohol/

    Get More from Back Porch Chats:
    Website: www.backporchchats.com

    Contact Vince or Jeanna
    Vince@Backporchchats.com
    Jeanna@nowsobercoach.com
    Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Backporchchats

    Connect with Jeanna Online:
    Now Sober on Facebook: www.facebook.com/jeannafoxcoach
    Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/sobrietycoachfox
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/recoverywithjeanna/
    Now Sober Website: www.nowsobercoach.com

    How You Can Help
    If you enjoy this podcast and would like to offer your support, there are three things you can do.
    1.    Head over to your favorite podcast app and leave a review.
    2.    Share this episode on social media.
    3.    Visit our store and wear your support. Now available: Back Porch Chats Merchandise at http://nowsoberlife.com/.   
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/backporchchats)

    • 43 min
    Art and Recovery with Tamlin Allbritten

    Art and Recovery with Tamlin Allbritten

    In this Episode:
    In this episode of Back Porch Chats, Vince and Jeanna talk to Tamlin Allbritten who has worked for 40 years with families, children, and people in rehab using art to help them understand each other, their feeling, and recovery. 
    During the month of January, Tamlin will be working with the Drug Education Council in Mobile, Alabama to celebrate Art in Recovery. They will have a booth at the art center in Fairhope on January 7th and the following week at the Mobile Art walk in Mobile Alabama. 
     Episode Highlights:
    How art helps with recovery.Specific Art projects and the discoveries that have come from them.How parents can learn about their children's feelings from art.Things (colors, objects, placements, etc.) have meanings.Sparkle in. Sludge out.How you can celebrate Art in Recovery during the month of January.Link to Marcia and David Greyson's episode:
    https://backporchchats.com/mary-catherines-story-of-addiction-and-overdose/
    To contact Tamlin or learn more about her work, go to:
    Website: https://artwithapurposebooks.com/blog/
    Classes: https://artfromhomeclasses.com/
    Forgetting to Fly: http://forgettingtofly.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artwithtamlin
     
    If you find yourself up late at night with a reluctant hint that the drink in your hand might be causing your problems, you may be ready to learn more.
    My FREE course, Back to Ground Zero, answers the question, “Am I drinking too much?” while providing the information you need to know about alcohol use disorder.
     https://nowsobercoach.com/am-i-drinking-too-much-alcohol/
    Get More from Back Porch Chats:
    Visit Back Porch Chats' website
    www.backporchchats.com
    Contact Vince or Jeanna
    Vince@Backporchchats.com
    Jeanna@nowsobercoach.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/Backporchchats
    Connect with Jeanna Online:
    Now Sober Coach's Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/jeannafoxcoach
    Join the Now Sober Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/sobrietycoachfox
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/recoverywithjeanna/
    Now Sober Website: www.nowsobercoach.com
    How You Can Help
    If you enjoy this podcast and would like to offer your support, there are three things you can do.
    1.    Head over to your favorite podcast app and leave a review.
    2.    Share this episode on social media.
    3.    Visit our store and wear your support. Now available: Back Porch Chats Merchandise in the Now Sober Life store. 
    http://nowsoberlife.com/
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/backporchchats)

    • 59 min
    Peter Murphy's Story: Once Apon a Time You Lived in a Castle

    Peter Murphy's Story: Once Apon a Time You Lived in a Castle

    In this Episode:
    Meet Peter Murphy, writer and recovering alcoholic with 50 years of sobriety. In this episode, Peter tells how he was abused as a child by a priest, his descent into alcoholism, waking up drunk in a gutter, and how writing helped inspire his recovery.
    Episode Highlights:
    Burying his mother's suicide in his memory.Traveling through Wales to run from the trouble.Being haunted by his past in drinking dreams and writing through it to heal.Quitting alcohol.Using his expertise in writing to help others.The 28th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, January 14-17, 2022.About Once Upon a Time You Lived in a CastlePeter's Bio:
    In addition to being the founder of Murphy Writing of Stockton University in Atlantic City, Peter has consulted numerous organizations and school districts from coast to coast. He has been an advisor to three PBS television series on poetry with Bill Moyers and was recognized as a Distinguished Teacher by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
    Peter began writing his recently completed memoir, "Once Upon a Time You Lived in a Castle," to better understand how his mother’s suicide when he was seven and ongoing abuse by a priest led to his addiction to alcohol as a teenager.
    Find out more about Peter:
    Personal Website: www.peteremurphy.com
    Professional Website: www.murphywriting.com
    Contact: peteremurphy9@gmail.com
    Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway: wintergetaway.com 
    Learn About Alcoholism:
    My FREE course, Back to Ground Zero, answers the question, “Am I drinking too much?” while providing the information you need to know about alcohol use disorder.
    No one wants to be alcohol dependent. At the same time, they fear quitting completely. Most importantly, our understanding of alcohol abuse is shrouded in myths. You can clear up some of your confusion by clicking on the link below:
    https://nowsobercoach.com/am-i-drinking-too-much-alcohol/
    Get More from Back Porch Chats:
    Website: www.backporchchats.com
    Contact Vince or Jeanna
    Vince@Backporchchats.com
    Jeanna@nowsobercoach.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/Backporchchats
    Connect with Jeanna Online:
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/jeannafoxcoach
    Free Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/sobrietycoachfox
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/recoverywithjeanna/
    Now Sober website: www.nowsobercoach.com
    How You Can Help
    If you enjoy this podcast and would like to offer your support, there are three things you can do.
    1.    Head over to your favorite podcast app and leave a review.
    2.    Share this episode on social media.
    3.    Visit our store and wear your support. Back Porch Chats merchandise along with many other great products is now available at nowsoberlife.com.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/backporchchats)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    A Wassailing with Mary Hadley and Christmas Tips

    A Wassailing with Mary Hadley and Christmas Tips

    In this Episode:
    Are you ready for a sober Christmas? Here at Back Porch Chats, we are. In this episode, Vince and Jeanna talk to Mary Hadley, a volunteer and member of the Board of Directors with the Drug Education Council in Mobile, Alabama. Listen to this lively episode to hear Mary's story and learn some tips you can use to enjoy a sober Christmas. 
     Episode Highlights:
    The illusion of the Norman Rockwell Christmas.Mary's wild experiences in addiction and her path to recovery.Behaviors you can practice to connect during the holidays.Alternatives to alcohol during the holidays.To learn more about the Drug Education Council, go to:
    https://www.drugeducation.org/
    https://www.facebook.com/DrugEducationCouncil/
    My FREE course, Back to Ground Zero, answers the question, “Am I drinking too much?” while providing the information you need to know about alcohol use disorder.
    No one wants to be alcohol dependent. At the same time, they fear quitting completely. Most importantly, our understanding of alcohol abuse is shrouded in myths. You can clear up some of your confusion by clicking on the link below:
     https://nowsobercoach.com/am-i-drinking-too-much-alcohol/
    Get More from Back Porch Chats:
    Visit Back Porch Chats' website
    www.backporchchats.com
    Contact Vince or Jeanna
    Vince@Backporchchats.com
    Jeanna@nowsobercoach.com
    Follow us on Facebook
    www.facebook.com/Backporchchats
    Connect with Jeanna Online:
    Follow Now Sober Coach's Facebook Page
    www.facebook.com/jeannafoxcoach
    Join the FREE Now Sober Coach Facebook group
    www.facebook.com/groups/sobrietycoachfox
    Connect on Instagram
    www.instagram.com/recoverywithjeanna/
    Check out Now Sober's website
    www.nowsobercoach.com
    How You Can Help
    If you enjoy this podcast and would like to offer your support, there are three things you can do.
    1.    Head over to your favorite podcast app and leave a review.
    2.    Share this episode on social media.
    3.    Visit our store and wear your support. Now available: Back Porch Chats Merchandise in the Now Sober Lifestyle store.  
    https://now-sober-life.creator-spring.com/
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/backporchchats)

    • 53 min
    A Kid from the Bronx talks about Trauma and Addiction: John Giordano

    A Kid from the Bronx talks about Trauma and Addiction: John Giordano

    In this Episode:
    In this episode of Back Porch Chats, Vince and Jeanna meet John Giordano, author of several books including, "How to Beat Your Addictions and Live a Quality Life" and most recently, "The Kid From the South Bronx Who Never Gave Up." His experience as a childhood molestation survivor and child of a heroin dealer eventually led him to addiction, recovery, and founder of the highly awarded G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment in Florida.
    Episode Highlights:
    His experience with childhood molestation, guilt, and shame.How he started his treatment facility with $300.His search for the missing element in recovery.Hormone and nutrition's role in addiction and recovery.Plant medicine for recovery.To contact John Giordano, go to:
    https://holisticaddictioninfo.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/john.giordano.3958
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-giordano-45648662/
    https://twitter.com/JohnJGiordano1
    Are You Drinking Too Much?
    My FREE course, Back to Ground Zero, answers this question while providing the information you need to know about alcohol use disorder.
    No one wants to be alcohol dependent. At the same time, we fear quitting. Most importantly, our understanding of alcohol abuse is shrouded in myths. You can clear up some of your confusion by clicking on the link below:
    https://nowsobercoach.com/am-i-drinking-too-much-alcohol/
    Get More from Back Porch Chats:
    Visit Back Porch Chats' website
    www.backporchchats.com
    Contact Vince or Jeanna
    Vince@Backporchchats.com
    Jeanna@nowsobercoach.com
    Follow us on Facebook
    www.facebook.com/Backporchchats
    Connect with Jeanna Online:
    Follow Now Sober Coach's Facebook Page
    www.facebook.com/jeannafoxcoach
    Join the FREE Now Sober Coach Facebook group
    www.facebook.com/groups/sobrietycoachfox
    Connect on Instagram
    www.instagram.com/recoverywithjeanna/
    Check out Now Sober's website
    www.nowsobercoach.com
    How You Can Help
    If you enjoy this podcast and would like to offer your support, there are three things you can do.
    1.    Head over to your favorite podcast app and leave a review.
    2.    Share this episode on social media.
    3.    Visit our store and wear your support. Now available: Back Porch Chats Merchandise in the Now Sober Lifestyle store.  
    https://now-sober-life.creator-spring.com/
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/backporchchats)

    • 52 min
    Out of (Suicide) Darkness with Lydia Barber

    Out of (Suicide) Darkness with Lydia Barber

    In this Episode:
    In this episode of Back Porch Chats, Vince and Jeanna talk to Lydia Barber, organizer of the Out of Darkness Walk in Daphne, Alabama, about what you can do to help with suicide awareness and fight the emotional chaos you may be going through after the loss of a loved one. In 2011, Lydia lost her son to suicide. Listen to this episode to hear Lydia’s story.
    Episode Highlights:
    Lydia’s Story and the loss of her son, Alan.
    The pain of depression.
    Self-blame and guilt for the people left behind.
    Helping other people who struggle and giving meaning to the loss.
    Starting a support group in her community and how you can join.
    What the Out of Darkness Walk is.
    Click the link below to donate to the Out of the Darkness Walk.
    To contact Lydia Barber or learn more about the “Out of the Darkness Walk”, go to:
    Email: lydiabarber1@gmail.com
    The South Alabama Out of the Darkness Walk website: afsp.org/Daphne,
     
    If you find yourself with a reluctant hint that the drink in your hand might be causing your problems, you may be ready to learn more.
    My FREE course, Back to Ground Zero, answers the question, “Am I drinking too much?” while providing information about alcohol use disorder.
     https://nowsobercoach.com/am-i-drinking-too-much-alcohol/
    Get More from Back Porch Chats:
    Visit Back Porch Chats' website
    www.backporchchats.com
    Contact Vince or Jeanna
    Vince@Backporchchats.com
    Jeanna@nowsobercoach.com
    Follow us on Facebook
    www.facebook.com/Backporchchats
    Connect with Jeanna Online:
    Follow Now Sober Coach's Facebook Page
    www.facebook.com/jeannafoxcoach
    Join the FREE Now Sober Coach Facebook group
    www.facebook.com/groups/sobrietycoachfox
    Connect on Instagram
    www.instagram.com/recoverywithjeanna/
    Check out Now Sober's website
    www.nowsobercoach.com
    How You Can Help
    If you enjoy this podcast and would like to offer your support, there are three things you can do.
    1.    Head over to your favorite podcast app and leave a review.
    2.    Share this episode on social media.
    3.    Visit our store and wear your support. Now available: Back Porch Chats Merchandise in the Now Sober Lifestyle store.  
    https://now-sober-life.creator-spring.com/ 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/backporchchats)

    • 58 min

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