70 episodes

Could we cut all crime in half and significantly reduce drug addiction and its harms? We think so. From committed War On Drugs supporters to advocates for a legal, regulated drug market, Christina & Mike explore what changed their minds and invite you to consider changing yours.

End It For Good Christina Dent & Mike Madison

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

Could we cut all crime in half and significantly reduce drug addiction and its harms? We think so. From committed War On Drugs supporters to advocates for a legal, regulated drug market, Christina & Mike explore what changed their minds and invite you to consider changing yours.

    Ep. 69 - Psychedelic Therapy is Helping Our Veterans Heal with Juliana Mercer

    Ep. 69 - Psychedelic Therapy is Helping Our Veterans Heal with Juliana Mercer

    Juliana Mercer is a nonprofit leader with over 20 years of experience serving the veteran population. She’s a Marine Corps veteran who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. She is also a survivor of personal and military trauma who found healing and transformation through psilocybin-assisted therapy, an FDA-designated breakthrough therapy.
    Currently, she is the Director of Veteran Advocacy & Public Policy at Healing Breakthrough, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the research, training, and deployment of system-wide adoption of MDMA-AT in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Juliana is passionate about expanding veteran access to psychedelic therapies and empowering them to thrive in civilian life.
    On the show we talk about her experiences trying to help other veterans transition back into civilian life. She shares the stunning veteran suicide rate and the potential of psychedelic therapy to help more of them find healing before it's too late. 

    • 32 min
    Ep. 68 - From Apache Helicopter Pilot to Psychedelic Therapy Advocate with Adam Marr

    Ep. 68 - From Apache Helicopter Pilot to Psychedelic Therapy Advocate with Adam Marr

    Adam Marr is the Director of Operations and a founding member at Veteran Mental Health Leadership Coalition (VMHLC), a coalition of partner organizations that aims to prevent suicide and deaths of despair among Veterans and Americans through increased access to safe and affordable psychedelic-assisted therapy.
    Adam is also a US Army Veteran, a best-selling author, a former management consultant executive, and a passionate advocate for the safe and responsible use of psychedelic therapies. Adam credits his own ibogaine and 5MeODMT protocol as a life-changing experience that helped him heal.
    On the show he shares his story, his challenges, what he learned about psychedelic therapy, and why he works today to help more veterans have access to it. 
    You can learn more about VMHLC at https://vmhlc.org/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 67 - How Psychedelics Saved My Life after Post-Partum Depression with Melissa Lavasani

    Ep. 67 - How Psychedelics Saved My Life after Post-Partum Depression with Melissa Lavasani

    Melissa Lavasani is the Founder & CEO of Psychedelic Medicine Coalition. She was a healthy, happy wife and mother, pregnant with her second child, when she was overcome with debilitating depression that continued after her son was born. For several years Melissa tried to keep functioning even though she was struggling against suicidal thoughts. 
    Melissa shares her story as someone who had never used a psychedelic in her life and was terrified of them, to finding healing for her depression and a shifted career advocating for others to have access to the treatment that saved her life. 
    To learn more, visit https://www.psychedelicmedicinecoalition.org/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 66 - How to Help Someone You Love Find Recovery - Laurie MacDougall

    Ep. 66 - How to Help Someone You Love Find Recovery - Laurie MacDougall

    If you have a loved one who is struggling with addiction, you should tune in to this week's episode of the EFG Podcast! 
     
    Our guest, Laurie MacDougall, talks with Christina about the CRAFT method for interacting with loved ones who are dealing with an addiction. Laurie works for Allies in Recovery, which provides step-by-step tips on how to apply the CRAFT method in your everyday life.
     
    Laurie talks about her journey walking with her son through his addiction, how she became a supporter of the CRAFT method, and gives many examples of how you can use the CRAFT method.
     
    To learn more about Laurie and Allies in Recovery, you can visit https://alliesinrecovery.net or email Laurie directly at lcmac11 [at] comcast.net.
     
    To learn more about End It For Good, visit https://enditforgood.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep. 65 - How to share your story with no regrets - Meghann Perry

    Ep. 65 - How to share your story with no regrets - Meghann Perry

    Have you ever wanted to share your story of triumph over hardship, but were worried about regretting it later? If so, you need to tune into this insightful episode with guest Meghann Perry. 
     
    Meghann shares her recovery story, and talks about her work helping people share their own stories in a healthy and effective way. Christina and Meghann also emphasize the importance of treating your story with compassion and respect.
     
    You can learn more about Meghann's team and their work at www.meghannperry.com

    • 55 min
    Ep. 64 - A Mother's Journey - Christi Berrong-Barber

    Ep. 64 - A Mother's Journey - Christi Berrong-Barber

    Join us for Episode 64, as Christina chats with Christi Berrong-Barber about her journey with her son, who has struggled with an addiction to drugs for many years. Christi opens up about how she has been able to maintain a relationship with her son through the chaos of addiction, and shares many insightful and encouraging words for those who may be in a similar position. Christi also talks about the work that she does with The Molly Angel Project, which she founded to help make sure that people have access to the life-saving drug Narcan, wound care training, and other resources that can help reduce harm and prevent death from overdose.
     
    You can learn more about The Molly Angel Project on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMollyAngelProject/
     
    More of Christi's story is included in Christina's new book, Curious, which can be purchased here: https://enditforgood.com/curious/

    • 40 min

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This podcast seamlessly fuses facts and evidence with real stories of people’s lives and journeys. You don’t have to agree with the premise - that ending our war on drugs is essential - to delve in and listen and think. Highly recommend.

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Mike was correct about several things regarding informants. however law enforcement, the CIA, the military, industry (especially industry) uses informants on a daily basis and pay them handsomely. Everyone uses informants even persons who actively recruit people of interest for podcasts. It's all about notoriety, money, and personal or professional causes. The reason law enforcement uses informants in drug investigations in many cases that Mike didn't mention are because community members demand that something be done about the drug problem in their respective neighborhood. They are informants in one sense. And they don't want slaps on the violators hands. No, they want them taken away and out of their community, away from their kids. Regarding juvenile informants, I personally didn't use them unless it was absolutely necessary and their parents were notified and agreed or I didn't use them. And another thing, Mike mentioned that being an informant was dangerous. You Think!!! Well just being involved in the drug trade is dangerous. If you stay in it long enough you're going to get addicted, busted or killed and killed by your so called friends who just want to move up the proverbial ladder. It's a rotten business and you'll never make it go away by waving a magic wand, abracadabra, ain't life grand!! Informants are here to stay!!

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