379 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?

    Philip Eil Author Prescription for Pain

    Philip Eil Author Prescription for Pain

    Philip Eil is an award-winning freelance journalist based in his hometown, Providence, Rhode Island. He is the former news editor of the alt-weekly newspaper, The Providence Phoenix. Since the paper’s close in 2014, he has contributed to The Atlantic, Men’s Health, the Boston Globe, Huffington Post, and the Columbia Journalism Review, among other outlets. He has also taught writing and journalism classes at Brown University, Columbia University’s School of the Arts, and the Rhode Island School of Design. He holds an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the Columbia University School of the Arts. This is his first book.
    The book is about addiction and a criminal doctor.  Prescription for Pain by Philip Eil
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    • 30 min
    Michael DeLeon Dangerous Times for Drugging Kids

    Michael DeLeon Dangerous Times for Drugging Kids

    Michael R. DeLeon, a successfully acclimated ex-offender who after nearly 8 years of drug addiction and gang involvement, spent 12 years in state prison and half-way houses for a gang-related homicide. Michael plead guilty in a very emotional and complicated case involving the murder of his own Mother by people tasked to kill him.  Since Michael’s release from prison, he has earned 3 Associates Degrees, a Baccalaureate Degree in Business Management, with a minor in Criminal Justice and a CADC Educational Certificate. Michael is now in the process of obtaining his Tobacco specialist certification from the University of Kentucky School of Nursing, his Masters Degree in Social Work at Liberty University School of Social Work as well as pursuing his LCADC.
    Michael DeLeon is on a mission: A mission to educate the youth to stay on the right path when it comes to serious life issues, especially drugs. He has become the #1 booked school presenter in the country.
    Michael is the founder and powerhouse behind Steered Straight Inc., a non-profit organization formed in 2007 upon his release from prison and designed to carry an important message to youth on the extreme dangers of drugs, gang involvement and associated criminal activity.
    Steered Straight’s program reaches out to children, teens and young adults with a message of reality about life-choices and the importance of consequential thinking so that they understand that there are consequences to their actions. The reality of the message comes from Michael himself, who was entwined in the life of drugs and traveled a troubling road to get to his future.  Throughout the country, Michael now leads a team of talented speakers who present a realistic and powerful prevention message.  His “no holds back” message resonates well with student assemblies, faculty and parents.
    Stay In Your Lane Media, the media arm of Steered Straight, was founded by Michael in 2012, and has produced four award winning documentaries, Kids Are Dying, An American Epidemic, Marijuana X and Road to Recovery. His fifth documentary, “Higher Power is currently in post-production. Michael has also produced multiple public service announcements, as well as educational and instructional videos on prevention and Recovery
    Michael founded a project of Steered Straight, Inc., called “The Recovery Army”. Recovery Army’s mission is to recruit everyone to wage war on this pandemic of addiction. He tours the country in a Recovery Army Tour bus, visiting communities with educational resources, films and books. He visits schools, prisons, jails, treatment centers, Churches and community organizations addressing each group with catered messages and presentations. He captures stories of Hope and Recovery and has produced over one hundred video stories on the Recovery Army Website.
    Every state in America has experienced Michael DeLeon – one of the most passionate prevention speakers you will ever encounter.  He is a member of many associations, committees and boards, but more importantly, he will take the time to answer questions from any youth and talk with anyone in his audience. Why? As Michael says, “I don’t want to just affect one kid; I want to affect them all.”
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    • 33 min
    Navarone Garcia A Difficult Journey to Sobriety

    Navarone Garcia A Difficult Journey to Sobriety

    Navarone Garcia is Priscilla Presley’s son.
    Navarone Garibaldi Garcia (born March 1, 1987) is an American musician who serves as the lead singer of Them Guns. Them Guns is a Los Angeles-based rock band made up of members Garcia (guitar/lead vocals), Kyle Hamood (lead guitar/vocals/keys), Bobby Vega (drums), and Chuck Holiday (bass). Santa Cruz Waves described their sound as "...a rock base, a tinge of surf/ska vocals, and funked out keys, a sound to satisfy the traditional, to alternative, to psychedelic rock music enthusiasts...birthed from the barrels of Them Guns".
    Navarone Garcia was raised in LA.  He was introduced to drugs and started using at a pretty young age.  He became addicted to fentanyl in 2016.  After getting clean in 2020 and a few relapses in 2022, he is now clean and sober for real.  He is now traveling with Michael Deleon from Steered Straight. He is talking to kids mainly about the danger of fentanyl and helping to raise fentanyl/vaping awareness. 
    The main point he wants to get across is that there is fentanyl in everything and it doesn’t seem to be an accident. It’s not like one dealer put fentanyl in their batch and it started killing everybody.. and all the other dealers said GREAT IDEA. It seems planned. And the growing vape industry is very misleading, making people think it is safer than smoking, or a way to quit smoking.
    https://steeredstraight.org
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    • 31 min
    Barbie Rivera Author Educator Mom Freedom Fighter Enough is Enough

    Barbie Rivera Author Educator Mom Freedom Fighter Enough is Enough

    About 29 years ago, a public school teacher told Barbie Rivera that her 6 year old son had a mental disorder and she needed to put him on a mind altering drug - Ritalin.  Barbie thought that was nutty as her son was very bright, normal and already bilingual. She started home schooling him now has her own school - called HELP Miami.  Her story of how the drug companies offered to pay her $5K every year for every student she will recommend for medication is horrific.
    H.E.L.P. Miami is a non-profit, accredited private school and tutoring center whose mission is to empower the individual student to become a competent, independent learner with sound educational skills (without the use of labels and drugs) so that they can master their academics and succeed in life.
    Barbie's book:  https://www.amazon.com/Enough-Exposing-Education-System-Attempt/dp/1957128062
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    • 54 min
    Tim Ryan the Hope Dealer

    Tim Ryan the Hope Dealer

    Tim has seen and done it all. He's been an addict. He's run million dollar companies. Drugs stole more than half of his life but now he's dedicated every waking minute since walking out of prison to dealing hope to addicts and their families. Tim says "where there is life, there is hope." Known as The Hope Dealer, Tim is a successful entrepreneur, grateful recovering heroin addict and alcoholic - and truth-talking convicted felon. Tim and their wife - Jennifer Gimenez - are a power couple, helping others.
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    • 58 min
    Duke Rumely Former Addict now Providing Safe and Sober Events

    Duke Rumely Former Addict now Providing Safe and Sober Events

    Duke Rumely is a former alcoholic who has been sober since 1989. Since then he realized that what was needed at concerts and sporting events was an area for those who are sober and trying to remain that way. He founded Sober AF Entertainment and is making great strides in leading the sober movement - making sober the popular to be for young and old alike.
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

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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!

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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