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.”

Mark Lundholm from Suicide Attempt to Success

Mark Lundholm has performed in all 50 states and 10 foreign countries. From world-renowned musicians, heads of state, Fortune 500 companies to rehabilitation centers and convicted felons, Mark has truly entertained on the world’s stage.  He’s appeared on Comedy Central, Showtime, A&E, CBS, and NBC. Mark wrote and performed his own one-man show off-Broadway in New York City reaching critical acclaim, and in his spare time created the now staple DVD series, Humor in Treatment and the Recovery Board Game.  One thing is clear about Mark Lundholm – he’s not slowing down anytime soon.

How Asking for Help Saved my Life with Shane Ramer

This week we sit down with Shane Ramer, founder of That Sober Guy Radio. He gives us an opportunity to hear his amazing story of recovery and how asking for help led him to his purpose to speak out. Now he is helping to save people’s lives through a message of strong faith.

Blending Healthcare and Consumer Marketing with Austin Harrison

Today’s guest is Austin Harrison, founder of the Mental Health Marketing conference.

Detox Is Just The Beginning: Bill Denihan, ADAMHSCC

Greg interviews Bill Denihan, CEO of ADAMHS, Cuyahoga County. The Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County serves residents who need help in these areas. Bill talks to Greg about the process of detox and what must happen afterward to ensure a successful recovery.

How Teaching Yoga Made Esther Stronger

In Episode 54 of Far From Finished Esther talks about how her yoga training made a significant impact towards achieving her recovery. She found ways to cope with what was going on in her head instead of wanting to drown it out.