Rich Stimbra: How to Become a Recovery Comedian and the Worst Audition Tape he’s ever Received

In this episode Jamie talks with recovery comedy booker Rich Stimbra. This ep is very specific to aspiring comics or aspiring recovery comics. Putting on a comedy show. The elements to make a successful comedy show, etc.

Fixing Mistakes Made as a Father in Addiction

In Episode 55 of Far From Finished Chad talks about how sobriety has provided a closer connection with his children. During his addiction his daughter was afraid of him but today she puts her arm around him which brings him joy to his heart. Recovery and the fellowship rooms were able to give him the memories that he has with them today.

Attracting Patients Online in Their Time of Need with Brian Q. Davis

Today’s guest is Brian Q. Davis, Senior Vice President of the Scorpion healthcare marketing organization.

Changing the Way Society Views Mental Illness with Sam Webb

Today, I’m excited to bring you our first international guest, Sam Webb of Australia’s LIVIN.

The Science of Recovery with Cardwell Nuckols

My guest today is Dr. Cardwell Nuckols, an internationally recognized authority in the areas of behavioral medicine and addiction treatment.

Responding to Psychiatric Crises with James Hart

For today’s show, I sat down with Dr. James Hart, who serves as the medical director of Rolling Hills Hospital.

Brainspotting for Hidden Trauma with Joanne Mednick and Mike Beychok

My guests today are Joanne Mednick and Mike Beychok from the Serenity Trauma Center and the Serenity Trauma Foundation.

Bringing the Treatment to the People: Ricardo Tull, Street Teams

Greg interviews Ricardo Tull, who works for Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and leads the CRAFT (Coordinated Response to Addiction Facilitating Treatment) Program.

Chico Lewis & Roger Lowe, Needle Exchange, Part One

In this episode of the Cover2 Podcast, Greg interviews Chico Lewis and Roger Lowe on-site at the Free Clinic Needle Exchange in Cleveland. They discuss the program, which allows drug users to trade their needles for clean ones. This helps prevent the spread of HIV and hepatitis C.

Putting Naloxone in Every Medicine Cabinet: Mark O’Brien, Staying Alive

Greg interviews Mark O’Brien, the Director of Opioid Overdose Prevention and Treatment for the city of Baltimore. Many U.S. cities have first responders carrying the heroin-antidote naloxone, but in Baltimore they have a loftier goal of getting the lifesaving drug into the medicine cabinet of every resident.

Out of the Dark

In Episode 46 of Far From Finished, Andrea talks about the importance of acceptance when it comes to her addiction and recovery. She understands that she’s made a lot of mistakes and she’s evaluating them because she knows she doesn’t want that anymore as it led her to a lot of pain and to some very dark places.

Thinking Clearly Again

In Episode 51 of Far From Finished, Tyler talks about the impact a sponsor has made on her life especially as it pertains to having sober fun during active recovery. She wants the glow and the strength that her sponsor has and Tyler knows that she’s only going to achieve it if she follows the same methods.

Recovery Through Poems

In Episode 50 of Far From Finished Joseph talks about how his poetry, particularly his poem “Talk Ugly” (which is about talking to people when they need to hear it most), has taken him down a path where he has become an advocate for recovery. Active in the recovery industry (working with adults in the industry and treatment centers) Joseph’s words have served as inspiration for others to share their story, create a community and bring light to issues that they are all touched by.

Understanding Alcoholism with Dr. Mendelson

This week we sit down with Dr. John Mendelson, founder of DxRx.  He is an addiction specialist who has been studying and treating addiction for over 30 years. The mission of his company is to provide treatment options for early problem drinkers and high functioning alcoholics. DxRx, an SF start-up, is working to provide simple, private, access to addiction treatment through an iPhone app. Listen to this episode to learn more about addiction, alcoholism, and DxRx!

Dr. Tom Gilson, Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner

Greg interviews Dr. Tom Gilson, Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner. Dr. Gilson has worked as a medical examiner for 22 years, the last 5 in Cuyahoga County. In that short span of time, he has seen an opioid epidemic emerge in Northeast Ohio.

12 Steps and Beyond – The Power of Asking for Help

“Johnnie Calloway grew up in a small town in Kentucky. His mother passed away when he was 5, leaving him to grow up with his father who he describes as a sexually-confused, angry alcoholic. Johnnie Calloway fell into drug addiction, alcoholism and battles with mental illness before finding healing through forgiveness. Calloway hopes to expose the darkness of child abuse and give “a voice to those kept silent by fear, guilt and shame.”