116 episodes

Knockin‘ Doorz Down Informative, engaging, and humorous conversations to end the stigma around addiction and mental health issues.

Hosted by Jason Alcoholic/ Addict and Mikey full of anxiety and depression. 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 Monday‘s!

Knockin‘ Doorz Down KDD Media Company

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 84 Ratings

Knockin‘ Doorz Down Informative, engaging, and humorous conversations to end the stigma around addiction and mental health issues.

Hosted by Jason Alcoholic/ Addict and Mikey full of anxiety and depression. 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 Monday‘s!

    Joseph Rojas | Seventh Day Slumber Rock Band, Makin Peace With Your Past, Addiction & Sobriety

    Joseph Rojas | Seventh Day Slumber Rock Band, Makin Peace With Your Past, Addiction & Sobriety

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    Jason sat down with Joseph Rojas of the rock band Seventh Day Slumber. They discussed how he fell into addiction due to the various traumas that he endured in his youth and the consequences of his addiction and how he turned them into his greatest advantage being of service to others and building a stable family life.

    Joseph Rojas grew up in the housing projects of Victoria, Texas, where gunfire and sirens echoed through the neighborhood. But, for Joseph, the rough streets became a refuge from the nightmare of his home life. He remembers being about three and a half years old and being ten feet away from my father as he beat my mother bloody, and that was the memory he grew up with, of a father. When Joseph was still a small child, his father left the family.

    Joseph’s mother worked long hours to provide for her two boys. Many times they were left to a babysitter that his mom was unaware was abusing her son. Joseph was hurting, empty, alone, and seeking acceptance. That's when he found the wrong crowd along with drugs and alcohol. At the age of 14, he did his first line of cocaine. Before he knew it, a line became two lines, two lines became three lines, and then by the end of it all, at the age of 21, he had a $400 a-day cocaine addiction.

    Learn how Joseph was able to turn his life around, through faith and support from his mom. How his musical journey saved his life, bringing purpose. Along with his faith, meeting his wife with who he has 3 sons, and how he started the rock band Seventh Day Slumber.

    This is Joseph Rojas in his own words, on Knockin’ Doorz Down.

    For more on Joseph Rojas and Seventh Day Slumber https://seventhdayslumber.com/  https://www.facebook.com/JosephRojasForPresident  https://www.instagram.com/josephslumber/                https://twitter.com/josephrojas

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

     

    • 1 hr
    Dr. Robb Kelly | Trauma Recovery, Positive Self-Talk, Changing Neuropathways & Success For Everyone

    Dr. Robb Kelly | Trauma Recovery, Positive Self-Talk, Changing Neuropathways & Success For Everyone

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    Jason and Mikey sat down with Dr. Robb Kelly. Last time we talked with Dr. Robb we touched on how he fell into addiction due to the various traumas that he endured in his youth and the consequences of his addiction and how he turned them into his greatest advantage.

    Dr. Robb specializes now in taking people out of the trauma, the darkness, and the depression of addiction and alcoholism, to show them that they can have that drive and ambition to follow their dreams. Dr. Robb shared many of the techniques that lead to positive results. Insight into how we all can change our neuropathways, change the way we think about ourselves, and use our traumas as a gift to be of service to others. This includes positive self-talk, and how we can exchange positivity through our body language. As Dr. Robb Kelly says, "Success is for everyone".

    This is Robb Kelly in his own words, on Knockin’ Doorz Down.

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    For more on the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast and to follow us on social media https://www.kddmediacompany.com/

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

    For more on Dr. Robb Kelly

    https://robbkelly.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/robbkellyrecoverygroup 

    https://twitter.com/robbkellygroup 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Jesse Iwuji | NASCAR, NFL Hall Of Famer Emmitt Smith, Discipline, Perseverance, Determination And Navy

    Jesse Iwuji | NASCAR, NFL Hall Of Famer Emmitt Smith, Discipline, Perseverance, Determination And Navy

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    Jason sat down with Jesse Iwuji. Jesse is an American professional stock car racing driver and officer in the United States Navy Reserves. He competes in the NASCAR Xfinity Series driving the No. 34 that he co-owns with NFL Hall Of Famer Emmitt Smith.

    Iwuji was a letterman twice in football and three times in track. On the football team, he was a two-star recruit. During his junior year of high school, Iwuji was contacted by the Naval Academy and was offered a scholarship to the school. After becoming a Naval Officer he was later deployed on the USS Comstock.

    Jesse shares insight on his childhood, which shows the focus that his parents instilled in their children and led by example. Iwuji is of Igbo descent, an ethnic group of people in Nigeria.  His parents, Sebastian and Enderline, immigrated to the United States in the 1980s. He also lends what has worked for him on his pathway to success and what helps him maintain discipline and focus to push through hard times. We also talk about his NASCAR career and how his passion for cars started with the hit TV show Knight Rider starring David Hasselhoff.

    This is Jesse Iwuji in his own words, on the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast.

    For more on Jesse Iwuji and to follow him on social media

    www.jesseiwuji.com

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    • 26 min
    Travis Miguel |The Band Atreyu, The Rock Music Scene & Alcohol, Sobriety, Anxiety and Depression

    Travis Miguel |The Band Atreyu, The Rock Music Scene & Alcohol, Sobriety, Anxiety and Depression

    For more on the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast and to follow us on social media https://linktr.ee/knockindoorzdown

    Jason and Mikey sat down with Travis Miguel, one of the founding members of the heavy metal band Atreyu. They discussed substance abuse and the availability of substances especially alcohol in the Rock Music scene. As often times events that Atreyu plays at are sponsored by alcohol companies.

    As well Travis shares insight into his childhood. He spoke of how music became a huge part of his life and passion, with the support of his family. He also shares how being an introvert may have been part of the reason he began to drink so that he could loosen up in social situations as well as before he went on stage to perform.

    Now 7 years sober, his wife also stopped drinking which has greatly improved their already solid bond. Travis also has some hilarious answers at the end of the interview as we ask him random questions.

    This is Travis Miguel in his own words, on the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast.

    For more on Travis Miguel and Atreyu 

    https://linktr.ee/atreyuofficial 

    https://www.instagram.com/travismiguel/ 

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    For Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/programs/race-2b-drug-free/knockin-doorz-down.html 

      

     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Tom Spooner | Addiction, PTSD, TBI, trauma, depression, Special Forces and Warriors Heart Co-Founder

    Tom Spooner | Addiction, PTSD, TBI, trauma, depression, Special Forces and Warriors Heart Co-Founder

    For more on the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast and to follow us on social media https://linktr.ee/knockindoorzdown

    Jason sat down with the Former Special Forces and Warriors Heart Co-Founder Tom Spooner on the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast. They discussed Tom’s service to our nation in the U.S. Army which spanned nearly 21 years (1990-2011). Tom is in recovery from alcoholism as well he suffered a traumatic brain injury during his time in the service. This led him on the path to not only become an advocate for others suffering from addiction but soldiers and first responders also suffering from addiction and mental health issues. 

    His military career included time in the 82nd Airborne, as a Green Beret in the US Army’s 7th Special Forces Group, and, ultimately, in the US Army’s 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta as an Operator. Since retiring from the military in 2011, Spooner has successfully enabled thousands of warriors to acknowledge their struggles, seek treatment, and understand that they are not alone. Spooner joined forces with successful treatment providers Josh and Lisa Lannon to open Warriors Heart in 2016. Warriors Heart is the first and ONLY private and accredited residential treatment program in the U.S. that is exclusively for warriors (active-duty military, veterans, first responders, and EMTs/paramedics) that helps American Warriors struggling with drug and alcohol addiction and other co-occurring issues (PTSD, mild TBI, trauma, depression and co-occurring issues). Tom speaks from the heart about personally struggling with chemical dependencies, PTSD, mild TBI, and more to help others. 

    For more on Tom Spooner, Warriors Heart and to follow him on Social Media

    Website - Warriors Heart

    Https://warriorsheart.com

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    Facebook @WarriorsHeart - 118k followers

    https://www.facebook.com/warriorsheart

    Twitter @1FactFinder

    https://twitter.com/1factfinder

    Twitter @WarriorsHeart22

    Https://twitter.com/warriorsheart22

    Instagram @1FactFinder

    https://www.instagram.com/1factfinder

    Instagram @WarriorsHeartHealing

    https://www.instagram.com/warriorshearthealing/

    LinkedIn - Thomas Spooner

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-spooner-b988072b/

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    For Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/programs/race-2b-drug-free/knockin-doorz-down.html 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ryan Phillips | From Canadian King of Pot to Sobriety, Humanitarian and Mental Health Advocate

    Ryan Phillips | From Canadian King of Pot to Sobriety, Humanitarian and Mental Health Advocate

    Jason and Mikey sat down with the Ryan Phillips on the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast. They discussed how Ryan's journey from a hockey stand out with dreams of becoming the next Wayne Gretzky becomes the King of the Pot trade from Canada to the USA. Now a humanitarian and advocate for mental health, well-being, and addiction recovery.

    Ryan grew up with a great childhood and a close-knit family. All he focused on was becoming a successful hockey star which his parents fully supported. Ryan left home at the age of 16 to play professional hockey. This is when things began to change. During this time is when the party lifestyle entered his life.

    At height of Ryan Phillips's fame and game prowess when he was arrested for importing a large amount of marijuana into the United States over the Canadian border. Phillips was incarcerated and detained and then, later, upon his release, prohibited from re-entering for life by Homeland Security.

    In 2012 Ryan was granted access as a humanitarian back to the USA. He started to really focus on doing good in the world and his efforts were reciprocated, to say the least. He found happiness finally after twelve long years. It just so happened that he filmed a documentary called Return to Happiness that documents the adversities in life that he overcame with positive energy, and it was the love of his daughter that was a major inspiration for the film. Ryan does struggle with the effects due to concussions, but he doesn't let that stop him from being a positive light in the world.

    This is Ryan Phillips in his own words on the Knockin' Doorz Down Podcast.

    For more on the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast and to follow us on social media https://linktr.ee/knockindoorzdown

    For more on Ryan Phillips and to follow him on Social Media https://www.instagram.com/ryanphillips888/

    For 51FIFTY use the discount code KDD20 for 20% off! https://51fiftyltm.com/

    For Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/programs/race-2b-drug-free/knockin-doorz-down.html 

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Taff 79 ,

Excellent show!!

I love this pod! A blast to listen to!

Kynduvme ,

KNOCKING DOORS RIGHT THE F#%! OFF THE HINGES!

If you like recovery podcasts you’re going to LOVE knocking doors down. Great guests, great production, humor , intelligence and PERSPECTIVE. These guys get some amazing guests and ask all the right questions covering some tough topics but doing it with intelligence, humor and humility. I highly recommend this podcast!
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ScotchJ ,

Very entertaining

This is one of my favorite podcasts to listen to! Jason & Mikey are awesome! Smart, funny, emotional, informing! Keep knocking doors down!

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