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The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. Through powerful stories of recovery, expert interviews and relevant musings, families can learn just how influential love and understanding can be to get their loved ones to stop their addictive behavior and willingly accept help.

Why Intervention Podcast Christopher Doyle

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. Through powerful stories of recovery, expert interviews and relevant musings, families can learn just how influential love and understanding can be to get their loved ones to stop their addictive behavior and willingly accept help.

    Make Your Mess Your Memoir with Anna David

    Make Your Mess Your Memoir with Anna David

    Christopher and Anna talk about addiction and recovery: some general misconceptions about what works and what doesn't, and how to share your message to be of service to others. Anna David is a NY Times bestselling author of 8 books, TEDx speaker, journalist, and podcaster.

    The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. You'll hear how to affect positive change in their life and help your loved one begin a successful recovery. Host Christopher Doyle shares his insights, talks with experts and interviews people who have gone through recovery.
     
    Links and Resources from this Episode
    https://whyintervention.com/ https://twitter.com/whyintervention https://www.facebook.com/whyintervention/?ref=br_rs Connect with Anna David anna@annadavid.com  https://geniusrecovery.org/ https://annadavid.com/ https://www.launchpadpub.com/make-your-mess-your-memoir-1 https://www.instagram.com/annabdavid/ https://twitter.com/annabdavid

     
    Show Notes
    Telling her story - 2:26 Being out of options - 6:48 A journey and description of a recovery - 7:14 Recovering for the first time - 11:13 Calling her mom to ask for help - 14:19 Active addiction is a difficult thing to deal with - 21:15 Talking about her company - 23:38 The addiction diaries - 24:44 The first time she got drunk - 27:19 Getting sober vs. staying sober - 33:30 Talking about her books - 42:52 Get in touch with Anna - 44:09  
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    • 46 min
    Getting Your Son to Say Yes

    Getting Your Son to Say Yes

    George is celebrating a one-year sober following a family intervention. He shares his story with openness and vulnerability to encourage families that intervention works.

    The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. You'll hear how to affect positive change in their life and help your loved one begin a successful recovery. Host Christopher Doyle shares his insights, talks with experts, and interviews people who have gone through recovery.
     
    Links and Resources from this Episode
    https://whyintervention.com/ https://twitter.com/whyintervention https://www.facebook.com/whyintervention/?ref=br_rs Connect with George  gdelgrosso711@gmail.com

     
    Show Notes
    When George realized that “t was time” - 1:08 What happened the first weeks of the intervention - 2:45 When he first started to use substances - 5:56 Identifying who he was - 7:14 Having an addict personality from a young age - 9:05 Starting to do well - 14:33 George’s definition for co-dependence - 16:25 What’s codependency - 16:55 What did drugs to him - 10.39 Losing his apartment - 22:48 The level of his addiction - 23:29 Mothers taking responsibility for an addiction - 26:25 Going into treatment - 27:43 Being so “weak” - 28:40 Trying to kill himself - 31:20 Just wanting to go home - 32:13 Being sick and tired or not - 34:04 What does an Intervention - 40:52 Having the support of his family - 46:09

     
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    • 48 min
    Surviving Prison: Thoughts and Behaviors that Keep a Young Man Returning to Prison—Is Transformation Possible? with Jake Cortez

    Surviving Prison: Thoughts and Behaviors that Keep a Young Man Returning to Prison—Is Transformation Possible? with Jake Cortez

    Jake Cortez shares his story about being in and out of prison with some striking depictions. He gives back to the prison community now, inspiring young men that there is hope for change. Also, Jake Cortez’s first business was the marketing and sales arm of a national relocation company and he has extensive knowledge of sales, guiding the experiential flow of the client, and marketing.
     
    The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. You'll hear how to affect positive change in their life and help your loved one begin a successful recovery. Host Christopher Doyle shares his insights, talks with experts, and interviews people who have gone through recovery.
     
    Links and Resources from this Episode
    https://whyintervention.com/ https://twitter.com/whyintervention https://www.facebook.com/whyintervention/?ref=br_rs Connect with Jake Cortez  thejakecortez@gmail.com  https://www.poweredbygrants.org/programs1590031153611 https://www.mindhackhabits.com/home1588372491116 https://savagepipeline.com/

     
    Show Notes
    Providing salvation and redemption - 1:06 How things are going in Jack’s life today - 1:40 Thinking outside the box - 2:55 Jack’s mindset when he was younger - 5:32 The darker side of things - 9:37 The first time that he committed a crime - 11:49 Jack’s childhood - 18:24 Trying to solve the problem - 25:30 Going back to prison - 33:08 The process of recovery - 35:11 Facing the consequences of his acts - 44:19 Through pain comes knowledge - 46:50 The challenge of many peoples’ lives - 51:36 When he realized that something changed - 52:29 Creating a vision for his future - 53:53 The battle that he chooses to fight - 57:51 Everybody has the chance to have a transformation - 1:00:04  Transformation is possible! - 1:01:10

     
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    An Addictive Personality CAN Change with Dr. Benjamin Hardy

    An Addictive Personality CAN Change with Dr. Benjamin Hardy

    Christopher Doyle and Dr. Benjamin Hardy talk about Ben's new book and the role of future self, future goals, and empathetic witnesses in the change process. Hardy is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work. His blogs have been read by over 100 million people and are featured on Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, and many others. 
     
    The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. You'll hear how to affect positive change in their life and help your loved one begin a successful recovery. Host Christopher Doyle shares his insights, talks with experts, and interviews people who have gone through recovery.
     
    Links and Resources from this Episode
    https://whyintervention.com/ https://twitter.com/whyintervention https://www.facebook.com/whyintervention/?ref=br_rs Connect with Dr. Benjamin Hardy https://benjaminhardy.com/  schedule@benjaminhardy.com

     
    Show Notes
    The addictive personality - 1:34 Your personality is your comfort zone - 2:03 Being stuck in active addiction - 4:25 Having a different perspective - 7:03 The perspective shift of his father - 7:47 Understanding their decision-making process - 9:27 Growing up in an alcoholic home - 10:21 Understanding the term “identity” - 12:07 It is important to have empathetic witnesses - 13:41 Helping an addictive loved one - 15:53 Having hope and a sense of meaning - 21:11 Faith as a superpower - 21:56 The process of intervention - 23:33 Labeling yourself - 28:43 Your description matters - 29:31 Progressing in life - 32:57 Addiction treatments - 34:33 Recovery principles - 38:46
       
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    • 44 min
    Recovery Through a Needed Intervention with Rod Espudo

    Recovery Through a Needed Intervention with Rod Espudo

    Rod tells his personal story of addiction, recovery through intervention, and treatment. Also, he shares his experience of becoming an Interventionist.

    The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. You'll hear how to affect positive change in their life and help your loved one begin a successful recovery. Host Christopher Doyle shares his insights, talks with experts, and interviews people who have gone through recovery.

    Links and Resources from this Episode https://whyintervention.com/ https://twitter.com/whyintervention https://www.facebook.com/whyintervention/?ref=br_rs Connect with Rod Espudo  rmespudo@aol.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/rod-espudo-20653a82


    Show Notes A recovery and intervention story - 0:23 Rod’s background and story - 1:22 Looking at him as an alien - 3:50 When he realized that it was a problem - 5:20 A family intervention - 8:23 His family and the addiction process - 11:39 Not wanting to hurt anybody - 13:19 His relationship with his mom - 14:25 Starting to drink again - 16:06 Talking about the intervention - 17:55 How his mom helped him - 19:18 Rod’s version of reality - 23:13 His intervention process - 27:12 Rod’s nightmare - 29:42 The intervention that he went through - 32:18 Getting people into help - 33:47 The interventions that he has done as an interventionist - 37:18 Scaling the process of interventions - 41:25 Families that struggle with addicts - 41:39 Making a difference - 43:23


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    • 49 min
    My Mom Always Believed In Me with Ryan Hampton

    My Mom Always Believed In Me with Ryan Hampton

    Ryan Hampton shares his experience with his mother's love, compassion, and continued support through 10 years of opioid use. She knew he had an illness. While there were many ups and downs throughout the recovery journey, Ryan is convinced he would not have made it without his mom. Stay tuned and enjoy this episode!

    The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. You'll hear how to affect positive change in their life and help your loved one begin a successful recovery. Host Christopher Doyle shares his insights, talks with experts and interviews people who have gone through recovery.

    Links and Resources from this Episode https://whyintervention.com/ https://twitter.com/whyintervention https://www.facebook.com/whyintervention/?ref=br_rs Connect with Ryan Hampton https://ryanhampton.org/ https://actionnetwork.org/


    Show Notes Ryan's background - 0:14 His story and his mom's help - 1:02 The only person that believed in him - 1:30 His opioid addiction - 2:43 Ryan's childhood - 6:00 All things that were going on with Ryan - 6:55 A situation that created friction in his family - 8:00 When the addiction started - 8:54 Experiencing hard times in his life - 13:15 His mom as a friend and partner during his fight against opioid addiction - 14:25 Recovery is possible - 15:38 His recovery program - 18:43 Making an important decision - 19:17 The source of so much frustration -  20:09 The behavior change - 21:29 Your mindset has to be different - 24:20 Having a purpose to live - 26:36 Finding sustainable wellness - 28:46 The importance of the Intervention Process - 31:20 Choosing the right interventionist - 32:30 Establishing a connection - 36:00


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    • 38 min

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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Informative and helpful

Chris is a total pro. Excellent interviewer and speaker. Provides personal and professional insight in to the world of addiction and intervention.

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