Creating a Safe Place for LGBTQ Individuals with Anna Hagen and Angi Grassley

Today, I’m excited to have a conversation about the unique challenges facing the LGBTQ community and how they meet those needs at Pride Institute, where my guests Anna Hagen and Angi Grassley serve as therapist and community relations director.

War and Drugs: Veteran Battles Ep 1 – From Tank to Tanked

For centuries, drugs have been used by soldiers during wartime, often at the encouragement of their leaders. Why was drug use encouraged during war? What drugs are most commonly used during war?

A Struggling Supermom

In Episode 83 of Far From Finished, Michelle talks about the significance of connecting with women of recovery from all over the world and talking about stepping out of their shame to speak their truth.

The Addiction to Fantasy

In Episode 82 of Far From Finished Ilan talks about the stigma and shame surrounding love addiction and pornography as he feels nobody talks about it out in the real world. He acknowledges that to get the help that you need you should find two or three close friends who are walking a similar path as you and have them connect you to resources.

The Way Out Podcast Episode 84 – Eric Part Two

I’m Charlie and I’ll be your host for part two of my interview with Eric, a loyal listener of The Way Out Podcast whom bravely shares his story with us. In part two, Eric shares how his alcoholism comes to a breaking point and his realization that he can’t stop drinking comes crashing down upon him; he knows of Alcoholics Anonymous by now and is finally willing to do whatever it takes to recover. Listen Up.

Changing Your Legacy

In Episode 81 of Far From Finished Dustin talks about the importance of having a daily process and taking his recovery one day at a time. This process has taken a lot of the pressure and fear away from Dustin. He knows if he can just make it through today he has a chance. Dustin recently celebrated seven years of recovery.

Getting Honest

In Episode 80 of Far From Finished Dave talks about how his addiction overtook him and changed his overall thinking. He believes that he got so deep into his own con that it actually changed because he now looks forward to helping people and doing the right thing.

Sex & Drugs: The Full Story Ep 2 – Compromised Consent

Drugs and alcohol are distinctly involved in sexual assault because they can undermine a person’s ability to give full consent. What is the fallout for survivors of drug-fueled rape, and how can we work together to protect each other from these experiences?

The Way Out Podcast Episode 82 – Smile Now & Cry Later with Freddy Negrete (Part Two)

Freddy’s heart condition resulting from his addictions begins to rear it’s ugly head and threatens to cut his life abruptly short. Listen as Freddy shares how frighteningly close he was to death and what it took to finally surrender to the God of his understanding providing the fertile ground from which his amazing recovery began to grow.

Studying Recovery Schools with Andrew Finch

For today’s show, I’m joined by Vanderbilt University professor Dr. Andrew Finch, one of the country’s foremost authorities on integrating education and recovery support in an academic setting.

Linking Law Enforcement and Recovery Communities with Deputy Samantha Clementi

Today, I’m excited to bring you our first viewpoint from the law enforcement side of the opioid crisis with Deputy Samantha Clementi of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in South Florida.

Sex & Drugs: The Full Story Ep 1 – Getting High While Getting Down

Poppers, ecstasy, cocaine, oh my! Lots of people use drugs to enhance sex. But, what could this mean for your health? We sat down with sex-pert Amy Baldwin to get to the bottom of it.

Approaching Outpatient Care with Alex Dorsey and Ashley Buchanan

For today’s show, I welcome two guests who can give us an inside look at the role outpatient treatment plays in the overall recovery journey: Alex Dorsey, who leads the admissions team for 13 outpatient facilities, and Ashley Buchanan, who serves as a patient care coordinator for Georgia treatment program Black Bear Lodge.