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Heroin and opiate prescription pain medication addiction is a massive health problem that is pandemic and now threatens an entire generation of young people, aged 21-35, their families and their friends. From 2009 to 2013, Arizona deaths from heroin and prescription opiates (Percocet, Oxycodone, hydrocodone, etc) overdose have doubled and now claim the life of almost two young people per day. Nationally, more deaths now occur as a result of drug overdose than from automobile accidents.

Dr. William Nelson has an ambitious goal of turning the tide of this horrible problem by cutting overdose deaths nationally by 50% in the next five years. There are a myriad of challenges that need to be accomplished in order to making such a huge impact on this overwhelming societal health problem. These challenges will be covered in a monthly show entitled, “Your Personal Road to Addiction Recovery.” The topics included in the program will include: education and prevention, public drug policy and drug laws, economics of drug industry and detox and rehab centers, latest advances in heroin and opiate addiction treatment, in-patient versus out-patient withdrawal and treatment, counseling and inner personal work for improved long term sobriety, impact of addiction on family dynamics, and other pertinent topics as they arise.

Please tune in to this program and invite everyone you know that is personally affected by this overwhelming problem. Chances are, everyone you know has been personally affected or knows a friend, co-worker, or neighbor that has lost a loved one due to death by overdose.

Dr. William Nelson is a nationally known expert, achieving great success in the treatment of heroin, opiate, and alcohol addiction, especially in cases where patients have failed with previous conventional treatment approaches. Dr. Nelson is a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor and has 20 years of experience combining the latest advances in medical science with time-honored natural therapies for optimal patient outcomes. He is the Medical Director of National Addiction Services treatment center in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information see www.naltrexpellet.com or facebook www.facebook.com/strength2overcome

Your Road to Personal Addiction Recovery Dr. William Nelson

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Heroin and opiate prescription pain medication addiction is a massive health problem that is pandemic and now threatens an entire generation of young people, aged 21-35, their families and their friends. From 2009 to 2013, Arizona deaths from heroin and prescription opiates (Percocet, Oxycodone, hydrocodone, etc) overdose have doubled and now claim the life of almost two young people per day. Nationally, more deaths now occur as a result of drug overdose than from automobile accidents.

Dr. William Nelson has an ambitious goal of turning the tide of this horrible problem by cutting overdose deaths nationally by 50% in the next five years. There are a myriad of challenges that need to be accomplished in order to making such a huge impact on this overwhelming societal health problem. These challenges will be covered in a monthly show entitled, “Your Personal Road to Addiction Recovery.” The topics included in the program will include: education and prevention, public drug policy and drug laws, economics of drug industry and detox and rehab centers, latest advances in heroin and opiate addiction treatment, in-patient versus out-patient withdrawal and treatment, counseling and inner personal work for improved long term sobriety, impact of addiction on family dynamics, and other pertinent topics as they arise.

Please tune in to this program and invite everyone you know that is personally affected by this overwhelming problem. Chances are, everyone you know has been personally affected or knows a friend, co-worker, or neighbor that has lost a loved one due to death by overdose.

Dr. William Nelson is a nationally known expert, achieving great success in the treatment of heroin, opiate, and alcohol addiction, especially in cases where patients have failed with previous conventional treatment approaches. Dr. Nelson is a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor and has 20 years of experience combining the latest advances in medical science with time-honored natural therapies for optimal patient outcomes. He is the Medical Director of National Addiction Services treatment center in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information see www.naltrexpellet.com or facebook www.facebook.com/strength2overcome

    Edwige Gilbert, Transformation Guide and Founder of New Life Directions

    Edwige Gilbert, Transformation Guide and Founder of New Life Directions

    Edwige Gilbert, Transformation Guide and Founder of New Life Directions, reinvents lives and creates fresh starts driven by a purposeful vision. As an international speaker and author of The Fresh Start Promise and Victim to Victorious, Edwige turns stress into success by clearing unwanted habits and behaviors, creating self confidence and exuberant enjoyment of life, or as she calls it in French, “Joie de Vivre.” Her proven process includes breakthrough mindfulness techniques of meditation, mantra, and self-hypnosis, guiding her clients back to emotional balance at all times through tapping into the subconscious and helping them achieve their ideal version of themselves. Edwige's secrets to living, loving and aging with grace and style are the keys to recapturing vitality, embracing your sensuality and living life to the fullest, at any age. With over 30 years in the self growth industry, Edwige has gained ultimate clarity, as well as certifications in yoga, hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming, Qigong, weight management, substance abuse and alcoholism counseling, aerobic exercise, and behavior change. She uses a combination of these modalities to go far beneath the surface with her clients, identifying how they’ve been victimized and then reprogramming false beliefs. Renowned businesswoman, Barbara Corcoran, hired Edwige as a stress management officer for her real estate brokerage, The Corcoran Group, before joining Shark Tank. With a degree in humanities, Edwige connects with people at the soul level grasping the essence of who they are and volunteers on the advisory board of MoviesMakingADifference, a 501c3 nonprofit, helping people with serious challenges such as sex trafficking, child labor, child marriage, and religious cults. In her free time, Edwige also models for Deco Models in Miami. A native of Cannes, France, Edwige now lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.

    Dr. Robb Kelly

    Dr. Robb Kelly

    Dr. Robb Kelly is a renowned Addiction Expert. Born and raised in Manchester, UK, who is eccentric, no holds bar, successful, and places his patients first kind of man. Robb has overcome homelessness, alcohol dependency, trauma, PTSD, and MDD and a whirlwind of events to be the "Gordon Ramsay" of the addiction treatment world. Before Robb succumbed to addiction and mental health issues, he played bass guitar at Abbey Studio with Queen, David Bowie, and Elton John. He is an accomplished musician, and the money he made helped him attend Oxford University to pursue a Ph.D. in Psychology. Robb experienced a spiritual awakening on the cold streets of Manchester while homeless and in dire straights. Robb's work ethic is defined by helping the addict step out of their disease and into a solution. We work with everyday people, professionals, and celebrities who want to reach sobriety and live in sustained recovery through evidence-based modalities and a genuine therapeutic alliance. Robb believes in helping marginalized communities because he understands that everyone has different worldviews when addiction is rearing its ugly head.

    Austin Pollard

    Austin Pollard

    Austin Pollard is a recovering addict with a commitment to helping others. He became addicted to opioids while in the military and has gone through a long road to recovery. Austin is currently a state housing program manager for a managed healthcare and insurance provider and a practicum therapist intern for a mental health practice. Austin has also served in various capacities for non-profit organizations in Reno such as the Downtown Reno Partnership and Volunteers of America for Northern California and Northern Nevada. He is earning his master’s degree in social work from the University of Nevada, Reno.

    Milton Cohen

    Milton Cohen

    Milton Cohen is the president and CEO of Safe Rx, a company on a mission to fight America’s opioid epidemic with its award-winning locking prescription vial (LPV®). Milton is a seasoned operator and prior private equity executive with experience in specialty manufacturing and business and healthcare services. Mr. Cohen holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Vassar College and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, which he attended under full scholarship as a Robert Woodruff Fellow. Mr. Cohen was elected to the Young Presidents Organization in 2011.

    Only The Strong Survive

    Only The Strong Survive

    The journey of corporate professional and former CEO Roger Smith is an impactful tale of survival. As a youth, the tough-as-nails and inspiring young man overcame a life of homelessness and severe substance abuse to triumph in becoming one of the country's leading lights in the business world.

    His story is now shared in the critically acclaimed new book, THE MOST UNLIKELY LEADER, which powerfully and eloquently recounts his life story for the first time.


    Roger Smith says of the book, "With an estimated 30 million Americans suffering from some sort of an addiction on the heels of the pandemic, I hope my story of redemption is something people can use right now to know their own comeback is possible".


    ,p> Roger Smith is the past CEO of American Income Life Insurance Co., National Income Life Insurance Co., and Liberty National Life Insurance Co. He is also the recipient of the Yitzhak Rabin Legacy Award, Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, Healthcare For All Champion Award, Sol Stein Award, as well as numerous other awards and publications. He is the father of 5 adult children (Nicole, Conrad, Emily, Adam, and Amiah) and proud grandfather of Maggie Mae. He resides in Florida with his wife Demi and his two dogs, Penelope and Chrome.

    Confessions of a Cannabis Addict

    Confessions of a Cannabis Addict

    Leonard Lee Buschel marvels that he survived the first 44 years of his life… He still can’t believe that he didn’t get knocked off by drug dealers, thieves or the copious amounts of drugs he himself ingested. Or locked up for life in a U.S. or international prison. And then again, there were the near-death asthma attacks, open-heart surgery and the brain tumor. Yes, it’s a whale of tale—all true—that he writes in his acclaimed autobiography HIGH: Confessions of a Cannabis Addict. Listen in to hear more!

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

galflorida ,

Very useful interviews great guests

The range of topics is amazing and really helpful covering the range of ways an addicted person or one just wanting to change can move forward. In Episode 100 "abuse" vs "dependence" August 2018 pod, however , they talk about "dry drunk" as continuing to crave but that is not right. Here is how the term (which is a bad one) is normally used: “dry drunk syndrome,” us a slang term that originated in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). It refers to traits and behaviors often seen with alcohol use that persist into recovery. In other words, someone who’s sober might still “act drunk” or deal with the same issues that led them to quit drinking in the first place.
It often occurs as part of a broader condition known as post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). Dr. Nelson and his partner on the pod correctlyl say that all labels are limiting and should be abandoned in favor of more descriptive terms. Pink Cloud would be another one. This pod is fantastic! Pick and chose the episodes you need! The descriptions and info section on itunes really helps. Thanks Dr. N!

LeilaniZocco ,

Insightful and Compassionate

Dr. Nelson’s podcast is a collection of interesting, helpful information and insight for those struggling with addiction. His heart to help this epidemic is evident and I’ve learned a lot about the recovery path from him and his guest’s stories. If you or a family member have a loved one with an addiction this podcast is a must listen!

Hoss719 ,

Truly inspiring

Dr. Nelson is one of the most inspiring people I have ever listened to. From his personal life experiences with his daughter Lauren, to experiences with other patients and guests. Dr Nelson brings all of your burning questions about addiction recovery to the table. He discusses everything from the habits of starting addiction to full recovery. Overall this podcast is an EXTREMELY helpful tool to any addict, parent or any person supporting a loved one who struggles with addiction. Dr. Nelson's passion, knowledge and care for addiction recovery is truly inspiring. If you want to learn about anything regarding addiction recovery, this podcast is for you. -Sammy

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