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?
Candace Plattor - Former Addict - Now Helping Families Deal with Addiction
Candace Plattor is an Addictions Therapist in private practice. As a former opioid addict with 34 years clean and sober now, Candace has learned that overcoming addiction is a family condition: everyone in the family is affected by addiction and everyone needs to heal. As the developer of the LoveWithBoundaries Family Addiction Counselling and Therapy method, Candace now works to help both the families and their addicts break the devastating cycle of addiction for good.
Admiral Winnefeld and Brandee Izquierdo - Take Great Steps in Ending the Addiction Pandemic
Admiral (ret) Sandy Winnefeld and his wife, Mary, founded SAFE (Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic) after their son died of an accidental fentanyl overdose. They later hired Brandee Izquierdo - herself an addict in recovery - to run the organization. Together they are making a huge difference in tackling the addiction pandemic. Learn more here: https://www.safeproject.us/
Dr. Camille Kraft - Helping Athletes Deal with Addiction
A strong proponent of balancing advocacy and accountability, Dr. Kraft consults at the collegiate and professional levels championing the development of critical thinking skills in relation to mental health. From 2020-2021 she served as the Commissioner for the Women's National Football Conference (WNFC) and most recently has been named to the Board of Directors for Pro Athletes in Recovery (Pro Air).
Pastor Joe Adevai - Former Addict - Now Bringing the Word to All
Joseph Carlucci Adevai is Senior Pastor and Founder of Grace Church of North Brunswick, NJ. He is also the former CEO of Serenity Springs Recovery a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Edgewater, Fla. He worked on Wall St. for 25 Years and retired in 2009 as SVP of a $70 billion-dollar company. He pastors full time and still invests to support his family. He has been married to Alicia Adevai for 34 years and they have 6 children. He wrote the book: “A Reason to Live” available on Amazon.
Paul Casey - Former Addict - In and Out of Prison - Teaching Others to Overcome Obstacles
After spending almost 20 years struggling with addiction Paul finally made the conscious decision change. With 1 year left on his decade long prison stay he began to work on himself from the inside out. Through internal work and a shift in his mindset he has been able to stay clean while building a successful coaching business. Today he is able to help others become their best self though fitness, nutrition, and mindset coaching.
Patricia Love - Rising above Childhood Trauma and Addiction - She is Now Seen and Heard
Patricia Love is a professional life coach, NLP, EFT who motivates and builds confidence in women who struggle with being seen and heard in their personal or business lives. Her book – Seen and Unheard - delves deeply into how she ended up with a drug/alcohol problem due to her childhood upbringing, self-esteem issues, and more trauma that she encountered during her early to mid-adulthood.
Awesome content and great hosts!!
Why does this woman have a podcast???
I have listened to a few episodes and I’m literally stunned. This lady knows nothing about addiction or drugs for that matter. Yet she does a podcast about ADDICTION. She’s always asking them what a drug is or saying she’s never heard of that. And to top it off she rushes the guests to get to the end of the story.
The guests are lame - Nick Bush - waste of time and can barely put thoughts together. Much better addiction podcasts out there. Much.