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Episodes

March 24, 2021

#39 Jeff Jones: We are changing the conversation about addiction.

Jeff Jones is a licensed therapist, addiction counselor, interventionist and family recovery coach. He has a mission to change the conversation about addiction in the addiction/recovery space with family members and professio...

March 16, 2021

#38 Dr. Rhoberta Shaler gives tips on how to save your sanity

Dr. Rhoberta Shaler, PhD, The Relationship Help Doctor, provides urgent and ongoing care for relationships in crisis. She helps people on the journey from recognizing to recovering and rebuilding after toxic relationships. Ev...

March 09, 2021

#37 James Brown: Steven Spielberg can't even make this stuff up

James Brown, struggled with sobriety his whole life He came from a partying family, he was abused as a child, traveled quite a bit. He had numerous DWIs, lost a home due to a fire, was stabbed by ex wife, which is the story w...

March 02, 2021

#36 Brittany Brown: Recovery is NOT a Straight Line, for the Addicts or Their Families

Recovery is messy, it can be awkward, weird, and totally worth it. It doesn't look the same for everyone and every family will have a different experience. In this episode, Brittany and I discuss, and not in a straight line, ...

February 23, 2021

#35 Jared Diehl is Fighting the Stigma of Mental Health

Jared Diehl is from La Verne, California and has been dealing with mental illness his whole life but has spent the last 15 years managing bipolar depression and anxiety. He also has been a suicide survivor. Out of the sufferi...

February 09, 2021

#34 Sean Loves his Recovery Life

In this next episode I am interviewing a gentleman named Sean Owens. He currently has almost 7 years clean and he loves his recovery lifestyle. In this episode, we discuss how he got to where he is at today. Sean had a rough ...

February 02, 2021

#33 Polly Shares with Us Her Journey into Recovery

Polly Jessen is a person in long term recovery. She was born and raised in Kingsport, TN and currently works in Johnson City, TN at Frontier Health as a Recovery Navigator for Crisis Services. She struggled through active add...

January 26, 2021

#32 Stacy shares with us the wild ride she put her family through

Stacy is a 37 year old person in long term recovery. In this episode we talk about how she was born and raised in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia where she fumbled through life the best way she knew how. Her family was along ...

January 19, 2021

#31 Andrew shares his journey as an adult child of an alcoholic

Andrew found out his mom was an alcoholic when he was around 12. In this episode we talked about how he has been affected by his mom's addiction, and some of the resources he uses to cope. He has some great coping strategie...

January 12, 2021

#30 Bekah Shares With Us Her Journey And What She Is Doing To Give Back

In her late 20’s, Bekah could not stand to look in the mirror. She couldn’t stand to look her loved ones in the eye and see their disappointment. After nearly ten years of being broken with addiction, she had the sudden revel...

January 05, 2021

#29 Dr. Linville Meadows; an award winning physician ends up in rehab; but lives to tell his story

Dr. Meadows is an Honors graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and studied at Duke University. He later held faculty positions at both institutions. He was recognized internationally for his work in ...

December 29, 2020

#28 Kawan; A survivor of three brain surgeries, substance abuse, and suicidal ideations

Kawan Glover is a Survivor because he has lived through a stroke and three brain surgeries. He also dealt with suicidal ideations, one attempt, opioid addiction, depression, and been $1.2 million in medical debt. Despite thes...

December 22, 2020

#27 Alison reminds the families out there how important it is to put yourself first

Alison Jane Ryan spends her days empowering mamas to step into the fullest expression of who they are and who they’re meant to be by creating a Morning Practice. She’s passionate about supporting you through the foggy seasons...

December 15, 2020

#26 Jason's tragic loss sent him spiraling out of control, how did he get his life back?

This one goes out to all the dads out there. Jason Palmer was raising his wife's younger sister alongside his sons as their child, him and his wife watched her as she fought a battle against a nasty disease HLH. When she lost...

December 08, 2020

#25 Helen Hannah shares with us some healthy coping strategies

When families are in the chaos of helping their loved ones, we can often find ourselves in unhealthy patterns such as drinking a little too much ourselves. Not alcoholically but enough to impact our minds, our sleep patterns,...

December 01, 2020

#24 Marcus Shumate tells us about his ideas on who is successful in recovery

In this episode, I discussed with a good friend of mine, Marcus Shumate, what he notices in the recovery community of who "makes it" versus those who don't seem to do so well with the recovery journey. Marcus Shumate did his ...

November 23, 2020

#23: The Early Recovery Series: Sharon tell us about her journey

Parents want to protect their kids and many times they do this by not telling them everything. The parents maybe waiting for the kids to become more emotionally mature to handle certain information. Maybe parents fail to real...

November 18, 2020

#22 The Early Recovery Series: Rhett shares with us his journey

We are whoever we need to be while we are in active addiction. We don't often know how to be anything else other than a chameleon. Rhett shares with us about his journey into finding himself and being comfortable with who he ...

November 11, 2020

#21 The Early Recovery Series: Jamie shares with us her journey

The desire for us to fit in somewhere is so strong that we will almost destroy ourselves to find our place in the world. Jamie shares with us the challenges she faced long before the drug abuse and how she coped with the worl...

November 04, 2020

#20: The Early Recovery Series: Sarah shares with us her journey and how her family supported her

Sarah's journey through recovery is both the same and different than most. She came from a good family, two loving parents, two siblings...it seems like the American Dream, and yet, Sarah battled with her own addiction. What ...

October 28, 2020

#19 The Early Recovery Series: Natasha P. Tells Us What Boundaries Her Family Set Out for Her

Every family is different in what works, what boundaries to lay out, and the experience they have with their loved ones battling addiction. Natasha P. tells us what some of the boundaries her family laid out for her. She also...

October 22, 2020

#18 Bonus Episode: How Bilinda Uncovered Important Patterns

As humans, we all have unconscious patterns that impact our relationships around us. For Bilinda, a mother with two kids with substance abuse issues, the patterns she uncovered will forever change her relationship with her ki...

October 21, 2020

#17 The Early Recovery Series: Mike Fills Us In on his Powerful Journey

Very quickly, Mike begins by telling us about all the different masks he put on. We often do this where we are whoever you need us to be. The challenge is when we are ready to be ourselves, we don't know who that is because w...

October 13, 2020

#16: The Early Recovery Series: Amanda Shares her Journey with Us

Growing up in a good home, how did a person like Amanda find herself hiding her drug use from her parents for so long? A good girl that didn't like to get in trouble turns to using some of the hardest drugs out there. Where d...