Rosemary O’Connor is a leading expert and spokesperson on women, children, and addiction. As an author, speaker, and outreach manager for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation,
Todd Crandell is widely recognized as a leading expert on substance abuse. He has overcome a thirteen-year addiction to drugs and alcohol and is the founder of Racing for Recovery, an organization dedicated to preventing all forms of substance abuse and providing positive alternatives for those battling addiction.
My guest today is Lori Ryland, who serves as CEO of Skywood Recovery, a residential program for co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders in Michigan.
What does the future look like for veterans recovering after wartime? We investigate promising new approaches to veteran care, including MDMA-assisted therapy, and how these may impact the future for struggling veterans. There is always hope for recovery.
In Episode 86 (Pt. 1) of Far from Finished, Jordan talks about the feelings he had of being lost, even at meetings. He knew that the excessive drinking and drugs were a problem, but had no idea he was sick – physically, mentally, and spiritually. As bad as Jordan’s external circumstances got, it was never enough to throw him into sobriety.
In Episode 85 of Far From Finished Mason talks about his “a-ha moment” in treatment — sticking up for himself and being open (through talking and sharing) especially about being transgender. Now he is open with his recovery with the people around him which has helped him a lot.
Today, my guest is Dr. Melissa Lee Warner from Black Bear Lodge, a residential treatment program in north Georgia, where she serves as the medical director.
For today’s show, I’m joined by John Lehman of the Florida Association of Recovery Residences for a conversation about the current landscape of sober homes
In Episode 84 of Far From Finished, Max talks about working a lot on meditation while in treatment — something he lacked while he was in the rooms. Sitting by himself in morning meditation he noticed a Bird of Paradise plant — just a bulb barely blooming. After 30 days right before his coin out he saw that the bulb was in full bloom — a sign to move on to his next phase in life.
I’m Charlie and I’ll be your host this week as I bring you part one with my dear friend Raven, who shares her story of addiction, alcoholism and recovery in only the way she can. Raven’s matter of fact, tell it like it is style makes listening to her share on her story ultra listenable as she starts her story as a girl coming of age in Southern California. A child of divorce, Raven experienced the yin and yang of the wealth on one side and the meager one the other. Raven struggles with self-image, self-esteem, self-harm, sexual abuse and a progressive drug and alcohol addiction that completely enveloped her life. Listen Up.
I’m Charlie and I’ll be your host this week as we bring you part 2 of my discussion with John C Mabry. We pick up right where we left off last week as John describes how he rose to success in film and TV as his disease was taking him to unimaginable lows. John suffers another unimaginable and traumatic tragedy which takes him from the fame of Hollywood to near penniless living in a trailer before finding meaningful and lasting Recovery.
John Clint Mabry’s journey to living in recovery & living in his self-described “truth” is a powerful lesson on the toll addiction and alcoholism takes on us – packed with spiritual truth from beginning to end!
My guest today is Jennifer Angier, a veteran addictions counselor who now serves as CEO of Talbott Recovery in Georgia.