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Knockin‘ Doorz Down Informative, engaging, and humorous conversations to end the stigma around addiction and mental health issues. Hosted by Jason LaChance talking with others about their discovery of life and personal growth. Real raw and true stories think a long share at a recovery group meeting. Features guest celebrities, everyday people, and experts in the areas of addiction and mental health. Sharing their experiences and how they were able to break through and live a purposeful life with passion, and inspiring others to be their best selves. If you‘re looking for weekly inspiration, some laughs, how our guests climbed out of dark times, and motivation to push through, subscribe now. New episodes Mondays!

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Knockin‘ Doorz Down Informative, engaging, and humorous conversations to end the stigma around addiction and mental health issues. Hosted by Jason LaChance talking with others about their discovery of life and personal growth. Real raw and true stories think a long share at a recovery group meeting. Features guest celebrities, everyday people, and experts in the areas of addiction and mental health. Sharing their experiences and how they were able to break through and live a purposeful life with passion, and inspiring others to be their best selves. If you‘re looking for weekly inspiration, some laughs, how our guests climbed out of dark times, and motivation to push through, subscribe now. New episodes Mondays!

    Dr. Joshua Lee | A Medical Practitioner Fighting The Addiction Crisis

    Dr. Joshua Lee | A Medical Practitioner Fighting The Addiction Crisis

    Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the @KnockinDoorzDown podcast, certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with Dr. Joshua Lee

    Dr. Lee specializes in medication-assisted treatment of alcohol and opioid use disorders. He conducts clinical trials and treats patients struggling with addiction as a primary care physician. As a Professor at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, he leads the Addiction Medicine Fellowship and conducts research focused on justice and community outcomes. He is ready to explore the intersection of addiction treatment with innovative solutions, and personal and professional growth.

    Dr. Lee and I discuss the following and more.

    I didn’t expect to go into addiction medicine

    What are the challenges of medication-assisted treatment?

    medication-assisted treatment needs an overhaul

    I have my struggles with cell phone over usage

    Opiates are very seductive & the addiction happen to anyone

    This is Dr. Joshua Lee Knockin’ Doorz Down.
    https://www.oarhealth.com/

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    Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook

    For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop

    For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/



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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Anthony Green | Confronting Bipolarism & Addiction, To Thriving Musician & Father

    Anthony Green | Confronting Bipolarism & Addiction, To Thriving Musician & Father

    Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the @KnockinDoorzDown podcast, certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with the beyond-talented Anthony Green.

    Anthony is the vocalist behind many bands, including Saosin, Circa Survive, The Sound of Animals Fighting, and most recently, L.S. Dunes. Anthony has been very open about his struggles with addiction and mental health struggles and his lyrics over the past few decades convey that. Anthony is now in the best space he's been in for many years. He continues to share his struggles while on tour, including his struggles and his emphasis on Narcan (opioid overdose reversal medication) awareness and how to dispense it if ever needed as he's been saved a few times from an overdose death. Anthony and I share in the mission of destigmatizing conversations around addiction and mental health struggles.


    Anthony and I discuss the following and more.

    Intro 0:00

    How has music impacted Anthony and my life for the better? 2:56

    How did Anthony romanticize substance use before actually using any? 12:28

    Anthony and I opened up about the abuse we endured as children. 28:55

    How do Anthony and I view the addiction crisis and actually helping those in need? 1:03:04

    Why do Anthony and I value art as a means to bring people together? 47:00

    This is Anthony Green Knockin’ Doorz Down.
    https://www.anthonygreenmusic.com/

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    Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook

    For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop

    For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/



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    • 1 hr 21 min
    RJ Zimmerman | Sobriety, Silencing The Inner Critic, Exploring Authenticity & Living Your Values

    RJ Zimmerman | Sobriety, Silencing The Inner Critic, Exploring Authenticity & Living Your Values

    Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the  @KnockinDoorzDown  podcast, certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with RJ Zimmerman.
    RJ is a father of two, This Naked Mind Certified Self Discovery After Alcohol coach, and the founder of @UntappedKeg , a podcast about sobriety and mental health. Through his personal experiences and insights on sobriety and mental health, RJ encourages others to break the stigma and start living their best lives beyond alcohol. He wants to help people understand that accepting themselves is the key to feeling free in life and to self-compassion, which is how they can genuinely give compassion to others as well.
    With over 9 years of sobriety under his belt, he can confidently say that quitting drinking took some serious stubbornness. After 10 years as a high voltage line tech foreman, a divorce, and a diagnosis of ADHD at 33, RJ decided to shift gears and make a change. Creating a connection that fosters community and support for those on their journey to sobriety is what I'm all about, and I'm here to work with you to create a customized plan that works for you. Because you don't have to do this alone.

    RJ and I discuss the following and more.

    Why should you do deep work to enhance your life? 3:15

    How can you start to silence the inner critic? 9:15

    How many people attach their identity to their sobriety? 27:50

    Why should you think of moments data points? 37:30

    What does being your authentic self mean? 47:00

    This is RJ Zimmerman Knockin’ Doorz Down.
    https://www.untappedkeg.com/

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    Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook

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    For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/



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    • 1 hr 4 min
    TJ Woodward | Conscious Creation, Unleashing Potential, Being Purpose & Gratitude

    TJ Woodward | Conscious Creation, Unleashing Potential, Being Purpose & Gratitude

    Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the @KnockinDoorzDown podcast, certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with TJ Woodward. TJ is a revolutionary recovery expert, bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and addiction treatment specialist who has helped countless people through his simple, yet powerful teachings. He is also the creator of The Conscious Recovery Method, which is a groundbreaking and effective approach to viewing and treating addiction.
     
    TJ is a featured thought leader on wholehearted.org along with Brené Brown, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Gabor Maté, and Mark Lundholm, as well as a featured thought leader in the upcoming docuseries, Addiction Revealed, which will be released by the end of 2024. He was given the honor of being ordained as an Agape minister by Dr. Michael Beckwith and was also the founding minister of Agape Bay Area in Oakland, which was the first satellite community of The Agape International Spiritual Center in LA. 

    TJ is the author of the bestselling books, Conscious Being: Awakening to your True Nature, Conscious Recovery: A Fresh Perspective on Addiction, and Conscious Creation: 5 Steps to Embracing the Life of Your Dreams, as well as the co-author of their accompanying workbooks.

    TJ and I discuss the following and more.

    Intro 0:00

    Our Purpose is to be who we are, not what we do   4:30

    Our past experiences determine so much of how we interpret situations  17:30

    Our memory of traumatic events isn't always accurate           19:22

    Life is pretty simple when we tap into our true nature        33:49

    It's not only behavior that changes the brain, but consciousness itself 39:00

    This is TJ Woodward Knockin’ Doorz Down. www.tjwoodward.com

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    For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Stephen Piazza | From The Depths Of Addiction To A Spiritual Awakening Restoring Faith And Sobriety

    Stephen Piazza | From The Depths Of Addiction To A Spiritual Awakening Restoring Faith And Sobriety

    Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the @KnockinDoorzDown podcast, certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with Stephen Piazza  @stephenpiazza4424 .

    Born in Northern California (San Jose), Stephen grew up in a strong Christian faith-based family. It was not uncommon for the Piazza family to be at church two and three times a week. In 1989, the Piazza family relocated to the Central Valley (Modesto).

    As a freshman, Stephen realized that music was becoming a passion in his life. In the late 90’s Stephen joined a cover band called Second Avenue which played up and down the Central Valley for 2 years. In 2003, he joined a band called “Five Star Rising” which was signed to a management team, Chris Ricci Presents LLC, in late 2004. Local successes included:
    Winner of Battle of the Bands (opened for Spin Doctors) Opened for national acts who toured the Modesto area, such as Crossfade, Lit, Blue Oyster Cult, Vanilla Ice, Great White, Smile Empty Soul, The Calling, Third Eye Blind, and others.

    In 2009, Stephen was signed to an independent record label called “Big Time Records” with a band called “Dazeafter”. “Dazeafter” opened for other bands and had a hit remake of the song “Turn Up the Radio” which played for 3 months on rock stations throughout the nation. In 2014, Stephen produced a single called “Amanda’s Web” as a solo artist under Steven Robb. “Amanda’s Web” won a video and song contest for a magazine called Coast 2 Coast out of Miami, Florida.

    Stephen had fallen away from his roots as a Christian throughout the years. However, on June 12, 2020, Stephen had a near-death experience that changed his life. He had an encounter with Jesus in a hotel room in Reno and rededicated his life to God. He is now a Christian recording artist, singing for the One who gave him a second chance. His songs like “Washed Away” and “Set Free” share his story with the world of what JESUS did in his life and pray that the lyrics will point those who are battling with addiction or bondage to the One who can truly set them free. The message of his songs is meant to assure those who are seeking deliverance, that they are not ALONE! There is a God that will walk closer than a brother and carry them through their darkest days

    Stephen and I discuss the following and more.

    Intro 0:00

    What was Stephen's upbringing and how did his path to substance abuse begin? 4:50

    I lived the Rock N Roll Life. I could have joined the 27 Club with Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin & Kurt Cobain 11:10

    What does Stephen see, when driving people to the methadone clinic? 26:46

    Stephen respects that so many rockstars got sober and shared their journey 35:00

    How did Stephen's faith lead him back to music & becoming a Christian artist? 44:00

    This is Stephen Piazza Knockin’ Doorz Down.

    Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages.

    Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook

    For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop

    For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/

    For more on Stephen Piazza:
    https://stephenpiazzanow.com/
    Stephen and I converse about his journey of becoming a Christian Music Artist
    https://youtu.be/zPO1PWfTusQ?si=kSLBkzxwPam-dniR

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Martha Vargas | Self-expression & Authenticity, Subconscious Searching Vs Conscious Living

    Martha Vargas | Self-expression & Authenticity, Subconscious Searching Vs Conscious Living

    Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the @KnockinDoorzDown podcast, certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with Martha Vargas.

    Martha Vargas is a beacon of transformation and empowerment, dedicated to guiding individuals on their journey to self-realization and inner peace. As a Certified PSYCH-K® Instructor since 2010, Martha has touched the lives of countless individuals across the globe, helping them reprogram their subconscious minds and break free from limiting beliefs that hinder their personal growth and fulfillment.

    From a young age, Martha embarked on a quest for inner peace, driven by the profound loss of her father. This pivotal event ignited her search for answers and propelled her into a lifelong exploration of personal and spiritual growth. Despite encountering numerous methods and therapies along the way, it wasn't until Martha discovered PSYCH-K® in 2009 that she found true fulfillment and purpose.

    Martha offers a practical and effective tool for self-realization, enabling individuals to transcend their limitations and unlock their inner potential. Unlike traditional approaches where the practitioner takes control, Martha empowers individuals to become the architects of their own transformation, guiding them towards a deeper understanding of themselves and their inherent power.

    Martha and I discuss the following and more.

    Intro 0:00

    We often search unconsciously for what isn't there 2:58

    Self-express is vital to your authenticity 10:45

    what you receive in addiction is subtle and powerful, that is why it is hard to break 124:36

    The moment someone tells you they'll solve your problems run 36:50

    I believe that choice is our superpower 48:10

    This is Martha Vargas Knockin’ Doorz Down.

    Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages.

    Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook

    For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop

    For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/

    For more on Martha Vargas:
    https://beacons.ai/marthavargas
    https://beacons.ai/psychk2.0

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    • 1 hr 2 min

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