371 episodes

This podcast addresses hope and recovery options for individuals, friends, family, parents and associates who have been or may be addicted to opioids, heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs, fentanyl, and want to overcome the addiction.

There are interviews with former addicts, stories of having gone through numerous failed rehabes, parents and loved ones that describe the horrors and ultimate methods they have sought to save lives and help.

Issues include the changing world of rehab, from 12 step programs to successful and effective alternative approaches to detox, withdrawal, and education for stable life style changes for former addicts. The benefits and dangers of different types of rehab from those that have experienced it.

The "point of no return' is when the individual has come to a realization that they need and want help.

This is also for friends and family of addicts who are at their wits end and don't know what to do to help the addict. This podcast gives hope and inspiration for recovery.

Some topics include:
- Where can I get help?
- How do I know if my child or relative or friend is addicted?
- How do I get someone up to realizing they need help?

The Addiction Podcast-Point of No Return Joanie Sigal

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.8 • 121 Ratings

This podcast addresses hope and recovery options for individuals, friends, family, parents and associates who have been or may be addicted to opioids, heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs, fentanyl, and want to overcome the addiction.

There are interviews with former addicts, stories of having gone through numerous failed rehabes, parents and loved ones that describe the horrors and ultimate methods they have sought to save lives and help.

Issues include the changing world of rehab, from 12 step programs to successful and effective alternative approaches to detox, withdrawal, and education for stable life style changes for former addicts. The benefits and dangers of different types of rehab from those that have experienced it.

The "point of no return' is when the individual has come to a realization that they need and want help.

This is also for friends and family of addicts who are at their wits end and don't know what to do to help the addict. This podcast gives hope and inspiration for recovery.

Some topics include:
- Where can I get help?
- How do I know if my child or relative or friend is addicted?
- How do I get someone up to realizing they need help?

    Grant Cardone Billionaire Entrepreneur Inspirational Speaker Former Addict

    Grant Cardone Billionaire Entrepreneur Inspirational Speaker Former Addict

    Grant Cardone is an American businessman, Equity Fund Manager ($4B Assets Under Management), Real Estate Investor, Business author and Founder of 10X Growth Conference, 10X Health System, Cardone Ventures & 10X Studios. Also author of seven best selling business books, creator of Cardone U online education and The 10X Growth Conferences (the largest business conference in the USA.)
    Grant Cardone has been a sales training consultant for over 25 years working with a wide range of organizations including Google, Morgan Stanley, Toyota, GM, Nissan, Infiniti, Reinhardt, Carrier, and the U.S. Army. He is also a New York Times best-selling author, executive producer of the reality TV business show, Turnaround King, and the host of The Cardone Zone. In 2012, Cardone was named Number-One Sales Expert and Top 10 Business Coaches to follow on Twitter. He is a regular contributor to a wide variety of publications including The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, and Business Insider. Also the author of Sell or Be Sold, The Closer's Survival Guide, If You're Not First You're Last, and The 10X Rule, he lives in Miami Beach, FL.
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    • 33 min
    Samantha Bushika Progressing not Perfecting

    Samantha Bushika Progressing not Perfecting

    Samantha Bushika is a survivor with a story she finds inspirational, one that has already saved lives. She celebrates eight years of sobriety in March, marking a journey away from a lifelong addiction to using and selling heroin. Her battle with addiction led her into an unjust justice system, where she became a scapegoat in her small Vermont town's first heroin bust. Despite possessing no heroin herself—it was found in her roommate's possession—Samantha was unfairly targeted due to her circumstances as a poor 20-year-old with addict parents.
    Over two decades, Samantha endured what she calls "Life on the Installment Plan," facing repeated incarcerations for non-violent, drug-related offenses, some of which are no longer criminal. Despite completing treatment successfully twice during 14-day rehab stints, she was labeled a treatment failure. Each jail term stripped her of her mental health and maintenance medications, often leaving her isolated in solitary confinement for months.
    In 2016, at the age of 35, a tragedy led to an unexpected turn: Samantha found herself pregnant. Despite never desiring children and doubting her maternal instincts, she saw this as an opportunity for love and redemption. With nothing but a correctional GPS ankle monitor and a 450 credit score, she checked into a homeless shelter, determined to build a better life for her unborn child.
    Driven by a desire to help others, Samantha launched her blog, "Progressing Not Perfecting," aiming to support people on a larger scale. Despite facing stigma within her niche and financial challenges, she remains committed to her mission, tirelessly working 18-hour days to #provethemallwrong and #showthemwhatwecando. With a domain rating of around 65 and 27k followers on Instagram, she has built a platform to share her message of hope and resilience.
    Despite her achievements, Samantha struggles to be taken seriously due to her past as a heroin user in recovery. Yet, she remains undeterred, reaching out to potential collaborators and expressing her willingness to work together for mutual benefit.
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    • 25 min
    Amy Ronshausen Drug Free America

    Amy Ronshausen Drug Free America

    Amy Ronshausen is the Executive Director of both Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. and Save Our Society From Drugs (S.O.S.), national nonprofit organizations that work to defeat drug legalization attempts, promote sound drug policies, and prevent drug use, abuse and addiction.
    Mrs. Ronshausen has dedicated most of her adult life to the work of reducing illegal drug use and drug prevention. In her twelve years with Drug Free America Foundation and S.O.S, she has assisted in coordinating successful grassroots advocacy campaigns to defeat marijuana legalization efforts, organized statewide prevention summits, analyzed and tracked state and federal drug policy legislation, and trained prevention professionals at local, national and international conferences.
    Prior to coming to DFAF, Mrs. Ronshausen spent three years as a program specialist with the Pinellas County Adult Drug Court, working under four judges. While in drug court, Mrs. Ronshausen linked defendants with treatment providers and monitored their progress through the criminal justice system. In 2007, Mrs. Ronshausen was awarded Best Team Practices for her work in Adult Drug Court.
    Mrs. Ronshausen started her work in drug prevention with Operation PAR, where she started off as a call specialist in their access center and then worked as a juvenile certified GAIN assessor. She also worked as a juvenile counselor for PAR’s Adolescent Recovery Intervention Services and the Juvenile Enhancement Treatment Services and is trained in Motivational Enhancement and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
    Mrs. Ronshausen volunteers as the Executive Director for the Florida Coalition Alliance, representing over 30 community anti-drug coalitions. She chairs the Marijuana Task Force as part of the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance, and serves on the Pinellas County Opioid Task Force. Mrs. Ronshausen serves on the board of Informed Families and was recently elected President of the World Federation Against Drugs.
    Mrs. Ronshausen received her Bachelors of Arts Degree from University of South Florida.
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    • 30 min
    Bobby Wiggins Turning Addiction into a Lifetime of Helping Others

    Bobby Wiggins Turning Addiction into a Lifetime of Helping Others

    Bobby Wiggins is a beacon of hope and transformation, rising from the depths of addiction to become a tireless advocate for recovery. Since finding his own path to sobriety through the Narconon Program in 1977, Bobby has dedicated his life to helping others break free from the chains of substance abuse.
    For nearly four decades, Bobby has immersed himself in the field of addiction recovery, working hands-on in rehabilitation settings to guide drug addicts and alcoholics toward a brighter future. His impact is far-reaching and profound, with a remarkable track record of success.
    Bobby's commitment to prevention is equally impressive. His dynamic drug education presentations have reached over 900,000 school children across five continents, igniting conversations and empowering young minds to make informed choices. Through audio-visual mediums, he has touched the lives of over 13 million students in thousands of schools throughout America.
    His expertise has been recognized with accolades, including two Aurora Awards for his educational DVDs, "Ecstasy – The Real Story" (2006) and "Drugs & Emotions" (2015). Bobby's influence extends to digital platforms, where he is featured in the acclaimed series "The 10 Things Your Friends May Not Know About Drugs" on YouTube, garnering over 2 million views.
    Bobby's impact transcends borders and industries. He has trained NFL alumni to deliver drug education in Northern CA, addressed Britain's House of Lords on substance abuse, and conducted programs at top universities in India. Bobby's dedication even led him to train agents for the Drug Enforcement Agency in the Philippines and educate pilots for the FAA in New England airports.
    His commitment to education is underscored by the creation of a groundbreaking curriculum for high school students, validated by independent scientific study and published in a major medical journal. Recognized by the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, the Narconon Drug Education Program stands as an approved and evidence-based solution.
    In recent years, Bobby has focused his efforts on shaping the future by working with youth detention centers and other youth groups in Florida, striving to reshape perceptions and prevent the cycle of addiction before it begins.
    Bobby Wiggins's journey from addiction to advocacy is a testament to the power of resilience, compassion, and unwavering determination. His life's work continues to inspire hope, transform lives, and pave the way for a brighter, drug-free tomorrow.
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    • 52 min
    Michael Gray Fentanyl and the Poisoning of America

    Michael Gray Fentanyl and the Poisoning of America

    Michael Gray is the CEO of Actus Analytical, Inc., which develops spectroscopy solutions for public safety compliance, illicit drug detection, agricultural productivity, and other applications. Michael and his wife Nancy founded The Actus Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, in 2018. The Actus Foundation advocates for solutions to treating the entirety of the overdose epidemic problem in America, including the largely forgotten constituency of intermittent users. He founded, with partner Ed Kobilis in 2019, the Fentanyl Awareness Coalition - a coalition of tens of thousands of advocates in the US. Michael is a popular speaker, offering unique analyses and suggestions for creative solutions to a new problem, i.e., an old problem with a recently altered paradigm. Michael walks participants through the murky world of the drug problem clarifying the threat and dispelling myths. The Actus Foundation also advocates for the mentally ill, striving to deliver the message that mental illness is a disease the entire family suffers, and suffers in isolation; there are no well-worn paths to solutions available to those in chronic states of mental illness. For all our success in medical science – diagnostic practices, treatment/care and patient advocacy – our nation has left behavioral science in the stone age. Our practice of psychiatric care – diagnostic practices, treatment/care and patient advocacy – is the ugly stepchild hidden in the attic as the country proudly displays her medical science wonders to the world. In addition to advocacy, Mr. Gray is offering his 35 years of professional expertise in the world of scientific instrumentation as another element of his work on behalf of the victims of overdose. As the Interdict Law and other legislative activity considers nascent technological advances in the ability to detect illicit drugs at the street level, Michael adds his professional expertise to that debate. With experience in the areas of Infrared Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry, Michael is participating in the development and deployment of portable testing for narcotics, at the field level, as a means of confirming suspected illegal substances and protecting First Responders.
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    • 44 min
    Loretta Boesing Advocate for Safe Medications

    Loretta Boesing Advocate for Safe Medications

    Loretta Boesing is the founder of Unite For Safe Medications. Unite for Safe Medications seeks to save lives and advance patient outcomes by improving the quality, safety, and accessibility of pharmaceutical care. Loretta's advocacy began after her son received a liver transplant after his liver failed after contracting the flu. She uncovered the monopolization of the pharmacy industry and its harsh impact on patients' affordability and accessibility to medications after being forced to an insurance owned mail order pharmacy for her child's life-saving medications. Prior to her advocacy, her childhood struggles and the loss of a loved one to substance abuse disorder inspired her to be a social worker. She was a caseworker and group facilitator for people who were dually diagnosed with substance abuse disorder and a mental health condition. Upon starting Unite For Safe Medications, she connected with advocates such as Ed Bisch and Dan Schnieder and is heavily inspired by their advocacy as she realizes that many components of their advocacy work are intertwined with hers. Her advocacy to ensure the safety and accessibility of pharmaceutical care is as critical as exposing and holding accountable those who fail in their roles to protect patients from harm. Loretta hopes to unite with others across the nation to ensure a safer and more accessible future of pharmaceutical care. She has been interviewed by NBC News, NPR, USA Today, & CNN and has been recorded for an upcoming documentary, Harmacy. This documentary will highlight the many pharmacy issues impacting safe patient care in America.
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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121 Ratings

121 Ratings

Roo the jew ,

Karen

Big facts Karen. It’s one of the few medications available for the disease, to help combat it. One can be on it their entire life. Especially if it keeps them clean. The goal is to eventually step down for lots of people but the main goal for everyone is to stay clean, no matter what. Anyways l, like your post and wanted to comment ….of course…. Wishing you the best!

ClintArthur ,

It’s for YOU

This is a truly important podcast. It could save YOUR LIFE. Sobriety is a choice you make for YOU. This podcast can help YOU

Karen2k15 ,

Medication assisted treatment

Hi. I listened to a few episodes of your show. If you’re open to it, I would love to come on and talk about my experience of being on suboxone for almost 13 years (and counting). For me; suboxone is part of my treatment and you say “you can’t stay on it for the rest of your life.” I beg to differ. I would love to discuss. Many people with diseases are on medications for their whole lives. Diabetics who take insulin. People with thyroid issues taking synthroid. Don’t discourage people from taking something that could save their life. I have handled my issues - and continue to - and I wouldn’t have been able to without the medication. Let’s be open minded - there are many ways to get and stay clean. The bottom line is we don’t want people to die.

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