367 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?

    Ricki Friedman Stepping Away from Adderall

    Ricki Friedman Stepping Away from Adderall

    Ricki Friedman is a motivational speaker, visionary, educator, and podcaster who takes you on the walk with her as she embarks on a life-changing journey of growth, healing, and expansion. Her humor, way with words, wisdom, and vulnerability make you feel seen, heard, and ready to transform your life, live your truth and walk towards your next level - one step forward at a time.  Ricki started a business called Break the Weight. With Ricki’s system, she will help guide you every single step of the way, all while helping you to achieve your healthiest lifestyle possible. She’ll be the first to tell you healthy habits don’t happen overnight nor without putting forth the effort and work, but it can happen, and BTW has a number of success stories to prove it. Ricki teaches us the mindset and tools she used to walk away from weed. Her tools are universal in helping with any change or whatever you want to walk away from in your life.
    Since we interviewed her last year she has quit taking Adderall and any sort of stimulants.  
    In her interview with Newsweek, she said: “One year ago, I was taking 100 milligrams of adderall (and Vyvanse) trying to work up the courage to get off the medication.
    “I don’t think I’ve ever been that terrified of walking away from something in my life.
    “28-years on a VERY dangerous drug that controlled my mind and body was hard for me to wrap my head around. This wasn’t like walking away from weed…I knew that getting off this drug was going to make my life harder at first, not better.
    “However, I also knew that staying on them was dangerous and holding me back from healing, expanding and understanding WHO I truly was and how my brain worked.
    “So, I did what I always do…researched, educated myself and walked right into the most challenging journey I’ve ever been on.
    And today, one year after making the decision to begin taking these steps, I’m 9 months completely off stimulants and sharing my story in Newsweek.” (December 2023)
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    • 40 min
    Ed Bisch Grieving Father Takes On Purdue Pharma and The Sacklers

    Ed Bisch Grieving Father Takes On Purdue Pharma and The Sacklers

    This is a replay of an interview we did with Ed Bisch in 2021.  Ed was the first real activist to come on our podcast and since then, he has introduced us to countless others who are fighting this fight.
    Ed Bisch lost his son, Eddie, to an oxycontin overdose (he took one pill) in 2001. While Ed grieved the loss of his son, he also took notice - never having heard of oxycontin before. He began researching and finding other parents who had lost children to this drug, and he was contacted by Purdue Pharma, who had all sorts of justifications as to why this might happen. Ed has been keeping the pressure on his group - RAPP - Relatives Against Purdue Pharma. The goal is for Purdue and the Sackler family executives to receive jail time for their participation in the many deaths caused by oxycontin. 
    More about Ed and RAPP: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/20/opinion/sunday/oxycontin-purdue-sacklers.html
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    • 53 min
    Sheriff Thaddeus Cleveland Drug Trafficking at the Southern Border

    Sheriff Thaddeus Cleveland Drug Trafficking at the Southern Border

    Thaddeus’ service to this country began its course while proudly serving in the United States Air Force. He served on the Terrell County Independent School District School Board for eight years and as the Board President four of those years. His viewpoint: “Students and our school's educators are at the forefront of our nations foundation. Texas must lead the nation by adapting our approach to doing what is best for the students first and foremost so we as Texans and parents promote the most effective solutions to prepare future leaders of Texas and our nation with what they need to reach their full potential.” Currently Thaddeus C. Cleveland is the Sheriff for Terrell County, Texas. He was appointed as Sheriff on May 17, 2022. Prior to his appointment, Sheriff Cleveland spent just over 26 years in the United States Border Patrol and the last 11 years of his career as the Patrol Agent in Charge of the Sanderson Border Patrol Station. Sheriff Cleveland entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol on February 26, 1996, as a member of Class 300. His first duty assignment as a Border Patrol agent was at the Nogales Border Patrol Station in the Tucson Sector. Since his entry into the U.S. Border Patrol, Sheriff Cleveland served as a Border Patrol Agent at Sierra Blanca, Texas, a Senior Patrol Agent at Eagle Pass, Texas, a Supervisory Border Patrol Agent at Douglas, Arizona and Artesia, New Mexico. He has also served as a Field Operations Supervisor at Naco, Arizona and Alpine, Texas. Sheriff Cleveland served as an Assistant Chief in Washington, D.C. at the Office of Border Patrol as well as Customs and Border Protection’s Commissioner’s Office of Anti-Terrorism and Office of State, Local and Tribal Liaison.
    https://thaddeusfortexas.com/
    Facebook: The Border Project Terrell County Sheriff's Office
     
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    • 38 min
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    Father Joe's Village - Helping the Homeless in Recovery

    Father Joe's Village - Helping the Homeless in Recovery

    Jenni Wilkens, SUDCC assumes the role of Manager of Street Health, as well as a Certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor, with the Father Joe’s Villages Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center which serves the homeless and at-risk of homelessness populations in downtown San Diego. Jenni has worked with Father Joe's Villages since August, 2019. She holds a Certificate in Behavioral Sciences for Alcohol & Other Drug Studies and a Mental Health Work Certificate through San Diego City College. She is continuing in school to pursue her bachelor’s degree in psychology. Jenni is passionate in leading her Street Health outreach team to assist our unsheltered community members take the action needed to improve their lives and in using her skills to build relationships with community members struggling with substance abuse to provide hope, support, encouragement, and intervention which will empower them to reduce harm caused by their use. Jenni provides counseling to those in need, not only within the clinic’s walls, but also out on the streets, meeting her clients, quite literally, where they are at. She also prides herself in her own recovery, which allows her the added edge she believes allows her to successfully connect and empathize with those who still struggle.
     
    Elizabeth Sophy, MD serves as one of the physicians on the Street Health Team. She grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and first moved out West for college at the University of Southern California, where she double majored in biology and American Studies and Ethnicity. It was during her time at USC that she discovered her passion for working with underserved populations and partnering with community advocates while spending time with the homeless and working poor of South Central Los Angeles. After college, she deferred her medical school acceptance to live and work for a health and development non-profit organization in Honduras for two years. This experience only further solidified her goal of providing medical care and social support to those most in need. She attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, a city with a diverse urban underserved population that provided her with many opportunities for community outreach. She completed her residency in family medicine at UC San Diego and completed a palliative care fellowship at UC San Diego and Scripps health. Currently, she works in family medicine at St. Vincent de Paul Village Family Health Center, a federally qualified health center in downtown San Diego that is the largest provider of comprehensive health care to the uninsured in San Diego and serves mostly people experiencing homelessness. She also works doing inpatient palliative care consultations in Chula Vista where she serves mostly underserved communities including our border population. Additionally, she enjoys volunteering with the UC San Diego medical student free clinic as well as teaching residents and fellows in her other jobs.
     
    Father Joe’s Village - Our mission is to prevent and end homelessness, one life at a time.
    Our values are expressed in our CREED. They are the foundation of our work. C - Compassion, Concern for others and a desire to assist; R- Respect, An act of giving particular attention or special regard; E - Empathy, Understanding, an awareness of and sensitivity to the feelings of others; E - Empowerment, Helping others to help themselves; and D - Dignity, Counting all people worthy of our esteem.
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    • 11 min
    David Greer From Alcoholism to Inspiring Others

    David Greer From Alcoholism to Inspiring Others

    David J. Greer is an entrepreneurial coach, author, and facilitator living in Vancouver, Canada with his wife Karalee and their three children. He helps people fully realize their dreams through his coaching, writing, and speaking engagements. Spending just an hour with David, whether through his book, a talk, or personal coaching session, provides concrete action items to accelerate one's business within 90 days. 
    David has been sober for 15 years after struggling with alcoholism earlier in life. He leverages his journey to sobriety and personal growth to help other entrepreneurs challenged with addiction issues. Even while living on a sailboat and homeschooling his children for two years, David drank daily to cope with his inner turmoil. His decision in sobriety to connect with his birth families catalyzed immense personal development, although meeting his birth mother who rejected him and drank until her death was deeply painful. David attributes much of his growth to the 12 Step programs that have supported his sobriety.
    Though David appeared successful externally during his drinking years, internally he struggled greatly before committing to sobriety. Now with over a decade of clarity, he is devoted to his family and helping others fully live their dreams and overcome their challenges with alcohol dependence.
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    • 52 min
    Bobby Newman Interventionist How to Get An Addict to Receive Help

    Bobby Newman Interventionist How to Get An Addict to Receive Help

    After going from a strong, moral upbringing in Southern Oklahoma to a drug-related downfall that had him facing federal prison, Bobby Newman understands what those who are addicted feel and think. That’s what enables him to cut through the resistance and manipulative tactics of an addicted person and help them choose life and recovery.
    In the eighteen years since he completed a long-term drug rehabilitation program, he has educated more than a hundred thousand youth on the dangers of drug abuse and helped thousands of people with drug or alcohol rehabilitation. Many of those he helped with their addictions as a substance abuse counselor, now many more as a drug intervention specialist.
    Now, his focus is on doing interventions that turn situations from tragic to hopeful. When Bobby walks into a room full of family who have asked for help, he knows exactly how to cut through the emotion and confusion and establish ground rules to make the intervention a success. A successful intervention is so much about preparation. He’ll work with the family to ensure they have chosen a good rehab and cut off all avenues of evasion so their loved one has only one choice ahead of them — start rehab right now.
    When Bobby arrives, he has only one intention and that is getting that person in the doors of an effective rehab facility. His clear intention resonates with the family and gives them a boost in confidence and strength. Finally, they feel like this is going to happen, they are going to be able to save this person they love — this person they have feared they were going to lose.
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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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!

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

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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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