55 episodes

Don't Die Wisconsin is a podcast focusing on the Heroin and Opioid epidemic facing our state and the country. Join Counselor Kevin Schaefer, Counselor Patrick Reilly and resident junkie Ryan Gorman as they tackle a range of issues in regards to active use, recovery, despair, and hope.
This podcast is in no way intended for diagnosing addiction or to be used as a program of recovery. Please consult a professional when you are ready for help.
Also, Kevin, Patrick and Ryan want to warn you of the sometimes graphic content surrounding drug use. If you are easily triggered by discussions about drug use this isn't the podcast for you.
The Don't Die name is used with permission from Bob Forrest's Don't Die Podcast. We do not represent any treatment facility or 12 step recovery program.

Don't Die Wisconsin DON'T DIE Wisconsin

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Don't Die Wisconsin is a podcast focusing on the Heroin and Opioid epidemic facing our state and the country. Join Counselor Kevin Schaefer, Counselor Patrick Reilly and resident junkie Ryan Gorman as they tackle a range of issues in regards to active use, recovery, despair, and hope.
This podcast is in no way intended for diagnosing addiction or to be used as a program of recovery. Please consult a professional when you are ready for help.
Also, Kevin, Patrick and Ryan want to warn you of the sometimes graphic content surrounding drug use. If you are easily triggered by discussions about drug use this isn't the podcast for you.
The Don't Die name is used with permission from Bob Forrest's Don't Die Podcast. We do not represent any treatment facility or 12 step recovery program.

    Billy Holiday is the Michael Jordan of Heroin

    Billy Holiday is the Michael Jordan of Heroin

    The boys are on a roll. 2 episodes in a row! The boys discuss harm reduction models, safe consumption sites, decriminalization, and so so much more. Patrick gets his harm reduction card back just minutes after it being taken away as he sloughs off the last of his more conservative views on the war on drugs. Yes. That's the correct spelling of "slough."

    • 52 min
    I would like a huck-funeral, please

    I would like a huck-funeral, please

    It's season 2 of DDW! No, really. 2021 has been a jumble of job changes, babies, COVID, depression, and general too-busy-for-this-podcast-BS for the boys...but they're back in action. Season 2 starts out with a bang: talking about addiction, drugs, death/dying, ideal funerals, death awareness meditation, Ryan's new mental health diagnoses, and some other super joyful shit. 

    • 42 min
    Moldy old episode about COVID

    Moldy old episode about COVID

    We cleaned out the Don't Die Wisconsin refrigerator and found, wayyyy in the back, this mold-covered plate of leftovers. We brushed it off and are making it available for your listening pleasure. Don't judge us

    • 42 min
    Vampire Procreation and Kevin gives a masterclass

    Vampire Procreation and Kevin gives a masterclass

    How do vampires bone non-vampires? Will Kevin get a bionic foot at some point and will it accidentally start a nuclear war? And how do people in recovery deal with surgeries and pain meds? Kevin gets honest. 

    • 43 min
    Inside the addicts studio

    Inside the addicts studio

    Impulse Control Disorder. Wtf is that? Does anyone care? Ryan has a bad trip. Patrick may be wanted for attempted murder. How to properly buy Whippets from a porn store in the 90s. And Patrick wants to get know the boys better with "behind the actors studio" questions and it goes as well as you might think.

    • 49 min
    A few of our favorite things

    A few of our favorite things

    This one is about morphine...and codeine...and Ketamine...and propofol...These are a few of our favorite things.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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59 Ratings

59 Ratings

AJS (TalkAR) ,

We Need This Perspective

We need the perspective of these individuals in the addiction and recovery community. They do not hold back, and at the same time provide a wealth of knowledge you won't hear among professionals. When you listen again you realize how intelligent these conversations are about issues to help address the opioid epidemic. It's holarious and dead serious within the same episodes. Keep them coming!

M.C. Confuz ,

Hey dudes!

Love the Cast! 13 eps in and still dont know which voice goes with which name, but I can fell it, I'm about to have a breakthrough. So far agreed with everything I've heard. With the exception of one tiny thing: Somewher in the early eps, the doc who employs one of you came in and there was one thing...He said that naloxone is included in Sub because of the awful reaction the user will get from insufflating or injecting it. In fact it does nothing in my experience and makes me question the Sub manufacturers and has led to me losing faith in what is taken to be fact about various meds. Could you touch on that if you have a minute? I grew up across the 94 bridge from Hudson on the MN side. Thanks, listening in Northern California!

J.Laray ,

Great show

I just started this podcast, been hearing about from bob forest and dopey! Good information and real talk. Let be you guys already

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