Intervention Roundtable with Louise Stanger, Sara Counes, Phil Plant and Arthur Westinghouse

Today, I’m excited to bring you a roundtable discussion all about interventions with Louise Stanger, Sara Counes, Phil Plant and Arthur Westinghouse.

The Importance of Creating Connections

In Episode 66 of Far From Finished Althea talks about the impact community has brought to her life. Its provided a sense of connection and belonging. The relationships she’s made in her recovery have been for her the most rewarding thing.

Fending Off Relapse: Interview with Tom Stuber, LCADA Way

Greg interviews Tom Stuber, president and CEO of LCADA Way Wellness and Recovery. Tom reviews the treatment records of Greg’s son Sam and talks about the process of relapse. Greg clarifies that this review is not for the purpose of blaming anyone, but rather to uncover any information that may help other families with a loved one who is addicted.

Reading the Signs of Addiction: Detective Piatchek, Palm Beach County Sheriff Dept.

Detective Piatchek discusses how to detect the signs of opioid addiction in a family member and how to potentially prevent an overdose. Detective Piatchek works in the Palm Beach County Sheriff Office in the Violent Crimes and Homicide Division.

Break the Stigma of Addiction: Travis Bornstein, Founder of Breaking Barriers

Travis discusses the stigma of addiction and how we can break it through unity and love. He is the founder of Breaking Barriers – Hope is Alive, located in Uniontown, OH. Breaking Barriers – Hope is Alive is a resource for people and families who are struggling with the disease of addiction. Through training, education and bringing awareness both locally and nationally, Breaking Barriers – Hope is Alive helps addicts get the resources and support they deserve.

How Healthcare Policy Impacts Treatment with Michael Barnes

For today’s episode, I sat down with Michael Barnes, attorney and managing partner at DCBA Law and Policy in Washington, DC, a firm that provides strategic counsel for organizations in the areas of healthcare and drug safety.

How Angela Entered Adulthood a Sober Woman

In Episode 65 of Far From Finished Angela talks about working in addiction treatment — encouraging people to not leave until they’ve seen the miracle of recovery happen to them. She’s seen miracles on top of miracles from people who stick around and do the work.

Understanding Google’s New Search Ad Regulations with Dan Gemp

My guest today is Dan Gemp, president and CEO of Dreamscape Marketing, a creative firm that provides digital marketing solutions for companies in the addiction and mental health treatment field.

Treating Addiction Comprehensively: Dr. Brown, Chief Medical Officer Meridian HealthCare

Dr. Brown discusses the options of treatment for opioid addicts at Meridian HealthCare, located in Youngstown, Ohio. Dr. Brown is the Doctor of Osteopathic medicine and the Chief Medical Officer at Meridian HealthCare. The facility is a community based, integrated agency with a goal of serving individuals and families struggling with addiction.

Trial and Error

In Episode 64 of Far From Finished Jace talks about his ever changing relationship with his father. His father was always worried he would get hurt because of his addiction. Thanks to his recovery, they’ve now been able to rebuild their relationship to the point that they now talk a couple times a week.

Going Beyond the Limelight with Steve Ford

Today’s guest is Steve Ford, the son of former President Gerald Ford and addiction awareness pioneer Betty Ford.

Releasing Trauma at the Cellular Level with Kat Cross

My guest is Kat Cross, who serves as creator of possibilities for Spirit 2 Spirit Healing and The Guest House Ocala with Judy Crane.

A Different Kind of Trip

In Episode 63 of Far From Finished Bryce talks about how recovery allowed him to reconnect with his family. He feels that he was able to bring his family together by just making himself better.

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 Ep 3 – 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 Ep 2 – Overdose, Heart Attacks, and Blackouts

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.