Your Brain on Drugs Ep 1 – How Do They Work?

What really happens when someone takes a drug? What’s going on in their brain to produce such wild effects? We sat down with Dr. Scott Salomone, a resident in psychiatry, to talk about how drugs work in the brain and how these effects could lead to addiction.

Reaching the Recovery Community Through Music: Garrett Hart, Rock and Recovery

Greg interviews Garrett Hart, the Creative Content Director for Summit Radio Station and the Host of Rock and Recovery. Behind the music, Rock and Recovery enables the community to heal together through the therapeutic power of music.

From Prison to Purpose

In Episode 60 of Far From Finished Darlene talks about the importance of going back to her treatment facility after achieving sobriety. By coming back to the same place that saved her life she was able to learn how to do a 90 in 90 and get a sponsor. Now she’s able to pay it forward and help those who are in a similar situation she previously faced.

 

9 Popular Drug Myths Ep 3 – Ecstasy Brain Holes, Sobering Coffee, and Marijuana Medicine

Will ecstasy really cause holes in your brain? Does drinking coffee help sober you up after a night of drinking? If marijuana is considered medical, does that mean it’s completely safe? We’ve all heard these rumors, but what does the research say? Listen in to find out!

Getting Sober in Prison and Staying Sober: Nicole Argenio, Recovery Coach

Greg interviews Nicole Argenio, a former opioid addict. Nicole is an addiction recovery coach at the Oriana House in Akron, OH. The Oriana House is dedicated to assisting people in overcoming their substance dependencies and providing multi-step rehabilitation.

Voicing the Silent Epidemic: Dr. Gary Martin, Former Detective and Founder of NOPE

Dr. Gary Martin discusses the opioid epidemic in Palm Beach County-Florida. He is a Former Detective for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in the Department of Violent Crimes. He is the Dean of Students at Lynn University and one of the founders of the NOPE Task Force, the Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education, headquartered Palm Beach County. Dr. Martin has over 28 years of experience investigating narcotics related cases.

When They’re Ready To Get Help: Lori Criss, OH Council of Behavioral Health & Family Svcs

Greg interviews Lori Criss, Associate Director of the Ohio Council of Behavioral, Health, and Family Service Providers. Lori discusses the path which families should take in helping an addicted loved one who is ready to get treatment.

Alcohol & Pop Culture Ep 4 – Why D.A.R.E. Failed and How We Can Help

Okay, we have a better idea of how our culture has impacted our drinking, but what can we all do about it? Education alone has been proven not to work, so what actually does work, and how can we carry that into our everyday lives?

9 Popular Drug Myths Ep 2 – LSD, Prescription Pills, and The Stereotypical Addict

Does LSD stay in your body forever? If a pill comes from a doctor, does that mean it’s safe? What does an addict look like? It’s important to know the facts when it comes to drugs, so we searched the studies to see if any of these myths had evidence behind them.

Healing Through Horses with Dale Phillips and Duke Vinson

For today’s show, I’m excited to discuss the value of using equine therapy to heal trauma and addiction with equine therapist Dale Phillips and Bluff Plantation executive director Duke Vinson.

Painful Yet Fantastic

In Episode 58 of Far From Finished Caitlin talks about her experience in sober living and how she doesn’t want to leave because her roommate and the other women she lives with are her absolute best friends in the entire world. She would do anything for them and has found real happiness rather than just synthetic euphoria. There was a time she didn’t think that was possible.

9 Popular Drug Myths Ep 1 – Heroin, Alcohol, and The Addiction “Cure”

Can you get addicted to heroin the first time you use it? Isn’t alcohol only dangerous if you’re addicted to it? Aren’t addicts cured after rehab? We’ve heard these myths many times, but is there any truth to them? Tune in to find out!

Treating Addiction as a Neurological Disease: Dr. Nicole Labor, Summa Healthcare

Dr. Nicole Labor, Addiction Medicine Specialist at Summa Healthcare in Akron, Ohio, once struggled with a heroin addiction that pushed her to pursue a career in addiction treatment. “At the end of school you choose the field you hate the least… [Addiction Medicine] is a field that requires you to be honest and set boundaries. Since those were things I was working on in my own recovery, I thought it would be good for me,” says Dr. Labor.

Alcohol & Pop Culture Ep 3 – Are You Being Brainwashed?

Can your favorite music brainwash you into drinking? We look deeper into the many ways that our everyday world is shaping our drinking habits. From TV and movies to sports and social media, you’ll be surprised how many things may be influencing how much you drink.

Good Samaritan Overdose Law: Robert Sprague, Ohio State Representative

Greg interviews Ohio State Representative Robert Sprague, 83rd House District. As chairman of the Finance Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, Representative Sprague brings an important perspective to the fight against the opioid epidemic: since taking office, he has sponsored or endorsed 14 pieces of opioid-related legislation.

Telling the Story of Sobriety with Shane Ramer

Today’s guest, Shane Ramer, is the creator of That Sober Guy, a podcast with over 150 episodes that focus on living a healthy, sober lifestyle.

Alcohol & Pop Culture Ep 2 – Whiskey Dick & Party Culture

Why do people drink alcohol? Is being a weekend warrior as dangerous as being a regular heavy drinker? And what’s the deal with whiskey dick? Dr. Olivier George explains all the important things you need to know before you head out for a weekend binge.

Alcohol & Pop Culture Ep 1 – The Dangers of Drinking

These days, we can find almost any reason to drink. But, what kind of consequences are our bodies suffering because of this culture of drinking? I sat down with Dr. Olivier George, a neuroscientist specializing in drugs and addiction, to find out.

Your Brain on Drugs Ep 4 – Can Your Brain Ever Truly Recover?

Can your brain ever fully recover after drug abuse or addiction? We’ve learned that drugs change your brain, but are these changes permanent? We circle back with Dr. Scott Salomone to discuss what addiction means for the brain and how you can heal.