How Lew Learned to Cope

In Episode 62 of Far From Finished, Lew talks about working with a counselor and following his advice to help get through the treatment process. In treatment Lew was open-minded towards change and he listened to people who were sober.

More than Just a Fantasy – Listen to Justin’s Story

In Episode 61 of Far From Finished Justin talks about the importance of making a plan while in recovery. He wants control and knows that darkness wants the control back and doesn’t like seeing him successful. He knows he will achieve happiness as long as he doesn’t remain stagnant in his program and practices his steps.

Your Brain on Drugs – Let’s Get Weird

Alright, let’s dive into the weird drugs: marijuana and psychedelics (mushrooms, acid, and ecstasy). These drugs have stumped researchers, but why? Dr. Ben Romoli explains how these drugs work and why they are so strange.

Finding Hope for Parents of Addicted Children with Kim Humphrey

Today’s guest is Kim Humphrey, who serves as chairman of the board for Parents of Addicted Loved Ones, a non-profit organization offering education, support and hope at weekly meetings nationwide.

The Joy of Paying It Forward

In Episode 59 of Far From Finished Michele talks about the biggest thing she learned in recovery — you don’t have to be drunk or take pills to have fun. She acknowledges that she finally has joy which she didn’t have before. For her happiness is based on one’s circumstances and joy comes from within. Today Michele has joy.

How Overprescribing Can Lead to Addiction: Troy Gahm, Gahm’s Pharmacy

Greg interviews Troy Gahm, the Owner and Operator of Gahm’s Pharmacy in Lucasville Ohio. As a licensed pharmacist, Troy was quoted in Dreamland, a novel about the opioid epidemic in America. After founding the pharmacy in 1996, Troy has encountered problems with the opioid epidemic. He talks about what he has witnessed in his community and overprescribing.

Your Brain on Drugs, Episode 2

Dr. Ben Romoli, a neuroscientist studying drug addiction, explains why opioids like heroin and painkillers cause so many overdose deaths; why stimulants like Adderall, cocaine, or meth put your heart at risk; and why depressants like alcohol and benzodiazepines can cause blackouts when you’re using and seizures when you quit.

Your Brain on Drugs, Episode 1

What really happens when someone takes a drug? What’s going on in their brain to produce such wild effects? We sat down with Dr. Scott Salomone, a resident in psychiatry, to talk about how drugs work in the brain and how these effects could lead to addiction.

Reaching the Recovery Community Through Music: Garrett Hart, Rock and Recovery

Greg interviews Garrett Hart, the Creative Content Director for Summit Radio Station and the Host of Rock and Recovery. Behind the music, Rock and Recovery enables the community to heal together through the therapeutic power of music.

From Prison to Purpose

In Episode 60 of Far From Finished Darlene talks about the importance of going back to her treatment facility after achieving sobriety. By coming back to the same place that saved her life she was able to learn how to do a 90 in 90 and get a sponsor. Now she’s able to pay it forward and help those who are in a similar situation she previously faced.

 

9 Popular Drug Myths, Episode 3

Will ecstasy really cause holes in your brain? Does drinking coffee help sober you up after a night of drinking? If marijuana is considered medical, does that mean it’s completely safe? We’ve all heard these rumors, but what does the research say? Listen in to find out!

Getting Sober in Prison and Staying Sober: Nicole Argenio, Recovery Coach

Greg interviews Nicole Argenio, a former opioid addict. Nicole is an addiction recovery coach at the Oriana House in Akron, OH. The Oriana House is dedicated to assisting people in overcoming their substance dependencies and providing multi-step rehabilitation.

Voicing the Silent Epidemic: Dr. Gary Martin, Former Detective and Founder of NOPE

Dr. Gary Martin discusses the opioid epidemic in Palm Beach County-Florida. He is a Former Detective for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in the Department of Violent Crimes. He is the Dean of Students at Lynn University and one of the founders of the NOPE Task Force, the Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education, headquartered Palm Beach County. Dr. Martin has over 28 years of experience investigating narcotics related cases.

When They’re Ready To Get Help: Lori Criss, OH Council of Behavioral Health & Family Svcs

Greg interviews Lori Criss, Associate Director of the Ohio Council of Behavioral, Health, and Family Service Providers. Lori discusses the path which families should take in helping an addicted loved one who is ready to get treatment.

Alcohol & Pop Culture, Episode 4

Okay, we have a better idea of how our culture has impacted our drinking, but what can we all do about it? Education alone has been proven not to work, so what actually does work, and how can we carry that into our everyday lives?

9 Popular Drug Myths, Episode 2

Does LSD stay in your body forever? If a pill comes from a doctor, does that mean it’s safe? What does an addict look like? It’s important to know the facts when it comes to drugs, so we searched the studies to see if any of these myths had evidence behind them.

Healing Through Horses with Dale Phillips and Duke Vinson

For today’s show, I’m excited to discuss the value of using equine therapy to heal trauma and addiction with equine therapist Dale Phillips and Bluff Plantation executive director Duke Vinson.

Painful Yet Fantastic

In Episode 58 of Far From Finished Caitlin talks about her experience in sober living and how she doesn’t want to leave because her roommate and the other women she lives with are her absolute best friends in the entire world. She would do anything for them and has found real happiness rather than just synthetic euphoria. There was a time she didn’t think that was possible.

9 Popular Drug Myths, Episode 1

Can you get addicted to heroin the first time you use it? Isn’t alcohol only dangerous if you’re addicted to it? Aren’t addicts cured after rehab? We’ve heard these myths many times, but is there any truth to them? Tune in to find out!

Treating Addiction as a Neurological Disease: Dr. Nicole Labor, Summa Healthcare

Dr. Nicole Labor, Addiction Medicine Specialist at Summa Healthcare in Akron, Ohio, once struggled with a heroin addiction that pushed her to pursue a career in addiction treatment. “At the end of school you choose the field you hate the least… [Addiction Medicine] is a field that requires you to be honest and set boundaries. Since those were things I was working on in my own recovery, I thought it would be good for me,” says Dr. Labor.