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?
Laura and Tom Boldt - Mother and Son - Alcohol and Drugs - Clean and Sober
It seems more often that we speak to a parent who has lost their child to addiction. This story is a happy one - while mom, Laura, had her history of alcohol addiction and her son, Tom, had his history of drug addiction - both are clean and sober today. Recently they published a book about their story - Unraveled. https://www.amazon.com/Unraveled-Mother-Story-Addiction-Redemption-ebook/dp/B08LW575FV/
Laura Stack - Think Marijuana is Safe? Think again.
Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE is an award-winning keynote speaker and trainer, bestselling author, and noted authority on personal productivity and team performance. When her 19 year old son died from suicide after being addicted to marijuana for years, she became an activist and found of Johnny's Ambassadors. Johnny's Ambassadors educates parent and teens about the risks of today's high-THC marijuana.
Ed Bisch - Grieving Dad Taking on Big Pharma
Ed Bisch's son, Eddie, died of an overdose of oxycontin in 2001. Ed didn't sit by and take it. He started researching oxycontin and it's manufacturer - Purdue Pharma; AND the family behind it - The Sacklers. He has been fighting this battle for years and doesn't see giving up until both the company and the family are made to take responsibility for the countless deaths due to oxycontin addiction and overdose. Don't miss Ed on the MSNBC special - The Forgotten Epidemic.
Will Grayson - Devoting His Life to Helping Others
Will Grayson has been 30+ years sober. During those 30 years, he has dedicated himself to helping those trapped by addiction. Whether he was talking on the radio or meeting addicts one on one, he's changing lives on a daily basis.
Mary Burns - Saving Eric - Changing the Face of Addiction
Mary Burns is a mother of three, a teacher and has become involved in addiction advocacy since her son’s death. She helped spearhead a walk called, Changing the Face of Addiction, to help change the stigma of addiction. She has also brought her advocacy to her local state senator and addressed the New Jersey Senate Budget Appropriations Committee about the need for a change to the addiction treatment protocol. She recently published hers and Eric's story in the book: Saving Eric. On Amazon.
Charlotte Bismuth - Attorney, Author and Activist
Charlotte Bismuth is a graduate of Columbia University, Columbia Law School, and Sciences-Po Paris. After joining the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, she investigated Dr. Li, a doctor who spent years illegally supplying more than seventy patients a day with Oxycodone and Xanax. After a tireless investigation, Dr. Li was convicted of two counts of murder and over 90 other counts. Her book, "Bad Medicine" is the story of New York’s most infamous pill-pushing doctor.
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Awesome content and great hosts!!
So appreciative of Joanie and Steve Sigal for feeling called to host The Addiction Podcast. So much great content and applicable tools for recovery.
Also, grateful to have been a guest on the show! Keep up the good work!
What a beautiful attitude on life. Very inspiring for all.