149 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

    • Alternative Health

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?

    Melissa A. Bond - The Dangers of Prescription Benzos

    Melissa A. Bond - The Dangers of Prescription Benzos

    Melissa's story is different than pretty much any other we've told on this podcast.  She was prescribed Atavan when she had her second child and couldn't sleep.  As the dosage was upped, she experienced seizures and when she tried to cut down on the medication, she had strokes.  After a year of decreasing the dosage, she finally was able to stop taking most of the drug but to this day is on a very low dose of Valium.  

    • 36 min
    Darren Prince, Major A-List Hollywood Agent's Fall and Recovery

    Darren Prince, Major A-List Hollywood Agent's Fall and Recovery

    From selling his first business at age 19 to building a multimillion-dollar A- list talent agency, Darren Prince has experienced what life is like in the celebrity world. He's seen the dark reality of addiction through his personal struggle. After 11 years of sobriety, Darren has become a sought-after speaker on addiction recovery. He specializes in helping high functioning addicts and at-risk executives to identity and avoid the pitfalls of addiction. His book "Aiming High" details his story.

    • 33 min
    Michael DeLeon - Drugs Almost Killed Me - I Won't Let That Happen to Others

    Michael DeLeon - Drugs Almost Killed Me - I Won't Let That Happen to Others

    Michael is an ex-offender and former addict and gang member. After 12 years in prison he finally had his "point of no return", he became determined to ensure that no other child in America "turned out like me".  He has since presented drug education and prevention in all 50 states in over 700 schools throughout the US. Michael is on a mission to educate youth and parents on the dangers of drugs. In this interview he takes a deep look into the dangers of vaping.

    • 44 min
    NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk on Drug Education

    NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk on Drug Education

    Marshall Faulk was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons, both for the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams. In 2011, Marshall was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2017. Now he is the National Spokesman for “The Foundation for a Drug Free World”, a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live Drug-Free.

    • 30 min
    Dr. Cali Estes- I Married a Junkie- Here's Our Story Today

    Dr. Cali Estes- I Married a Junkie- Here's Our Story Today

    Dr. Cali Estes has her own history with addiction involving food.  But dealing with that and studying the whole area of addiction made her much more able to deal with her rock musician husband - Tim - when he became addicted to heroin.  He's clean and sober with the help of his wife and both are giving back to people in need.

    • 36 min
    Marianne Perez - A Mother Who Never Gave Up

    Marianne Perez - A Mother Who Never Gave Up

    IIn 2002, Marianne Skolek Perez’s daughter Jill died at the age of 29 after being prescribed OxyContin for back pain.  As a nurse employed at a large medical center, Marianne wanted answers. Her research led her to Purdue Pharma and the FDA’s involvement in a growing. Marianne has appeared in Federal Court on this matter and continues to work with government agencies and private attorneys in giving a voice for her daughter, as well as the voice for scores of victims of OxyContin.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

Grateful in Recovery ,

Inspiring Personal Stories

Thanks to Joanie and Jason for this podcast. The format is straightforward: personal stories of hope and redemption. I learn something from each episode (I am entering my 12th year of recovery). I’ve found the show features people from many walks of life, given rein to discuss what have been their greatest sources of strength and inspiration. The more stories I hear, the more ideas I get for transforming my own life. Whether a person is an advocate of Narconon, the 12 steps, or another form of recovery, I’m sure there is something I can learn from his/her story…if I listen. The Addiction Podcast gives me that opportunity.

ADSPACE4cheap ,

"Can I Speak to the Manager" Lady, in podcast form

I try to be open-minded to many perspectives, unfortunately this woman parrots some pretty bad ideas. As someone with my feet planted in two ostensibly conflicting worlds, drug enforcement and harm reduction, I see it all. Authoritarian nobody's like this woman are a dime a dozen, and should be kept on the outside of complex issues like this. Hard pass.

Melanie Tolbert ,

Helping other humans

This podcast is an incredible tool to help with addiction. It's great that we can listen and learn from eachother.
Keep them coming!

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