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?
Art Kleinschmidt - Former Deputy Drug Czar for the US
Arthur is the former Deputy Drug Czar for the United States during President Trump's period in office. He holds a PhD and is certified in trauma treatment. He is also a licensed professional counselor, licensed addiction counselor and a licensed drug and alcohol counselor. He has a story to tell.
Katie Sullivan - Former Addict - Former Drug Court Judge - Former Department of Justice
Katie Sullivan has her own personal history with alcohol addiction. When she was a drug court judge in Colorado, she headed up a program that helped save hundreds, if not thousands, of lives by holding the addicts accountable and making it clear that they could leave clean and sober lives. More recently, Katie was appointed by Attorney General William Barr as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Justice Programs.
Jeannie and Marcus Marshall - Keys to Recovery Newspaper
Both Jeannie and Marcus Marshall have their own story of addiction. But both are in recovery - Jeannie for 35 years and Marcus for 9 years - and they are giving back to the addiction community with their Keys to Recovery Newspaper. Both have a passion to help.
Peter Canning - Killing Season
When Peter Canning started work as a paramedic on the streets of Hartford, Connecticut, twenty-five years ago, he believed drug users were victims only of their own character flaws. Although he took care of them, he did not care for them. But as the overdoses escalated, Canning began asking his patients how they had gotten started on their journeys. And while no two stories were the same, their heartrending similarities changed Canning's view. Check out "Killing Season" available on Amazon.
On the Front Lines of the Addiction Pandemic - Dr. Roneet Lev
Roneet, Lev, MD FACEP was the first Chief Medical Officer of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Listen to this "no holds barred" episode about drugs, Narcan, fentanyl, marijuana poisoning and much much more. She has the facts, people. She works in an ER every day so she's on the front lines of the addiction pandemic. She has her own podcast - High Truths. Give it a listen if you want to be better educated on this global catastrophe.
Julie Weintraub - Addiction and Abuse - Deadly Combination
Julie Weintraub is president of one of the most successful family owned jewelry companies in the southeast - Gold & Diamond Source - with her husband, Steve. In 2010, Julie founded Hands Across the Bay, a non-profit organization that has quickly become one of the most notable and respected charitable organizations in Tampa Bay helping countless families in need. Julie talks about the connection between domestic abuse and addiction.
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.