Appreciating Life’s Worth

In Episode 57 of Far From Finished Stephanie talks about the significance her mother has had on her life and how she would not be here if it wasn’t for her. Stephanie is now 3,000 miles away from home and doing things on her own which is a huge step for the both of them.

Let’s Start Talking to Kids about Addiction: Tracy Plouck, Ohio MHAS

Tracy Plouck is the director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction (MHAS) Services and has been a member of Governor John Kasich’s Cabinet since January 2011. As director of MHAS, Tracy has been witness to the effects of the opioid epidemic statewide.

How Nick Learned From His Own Death

In Episode 56 of Far From Finished Nick talks about his early reservations with the 12-Steps. Changing his thinking and working with a sponsor Nick believes 12-step programs are here to make you a better person, and not drinking and not using drugs is just a small part of becoming a better person each day.

Empowering Women to Remake Their Lives with Linda Leathers

My guest today is Linda Leathers, CEO of The Next Door, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving women in crisis.

Dr. Tom Gilson, Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner

In this episode of the Cover2 Podcast, 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.

Rich Stimbra: How to Become a Recovery Comedian and the Worst Audition Tape he’s ever Received

In this episode Jamie talks with recovery comedy booker Rich Stimbra. This ep is very specific to aspiring comics or aspiring recovery comics. Putting on a comedy show. The elements to make a successful comedy show, etc.

Fixing Mistakes Made as a Father in Addiction

In Episode 55 of Far From Finished Chad talks about how sobriety has provided a closer connection with his children. During his addiction his daughter was afraid of him but today she puts her arm around him which brings him joy to his heart. Recovery and the fellowship rooms were able to give him the memories that he has with them today.

Rethinking Your Digital Marketing with Brian Q. Davis

Today’s guest is Brian Q. Davis, Senior Vice President of the Scorpion healthcare marketing organization.

Changing the Way Society Views Mental Illness with Sam Webb

Today, I’m excited to bring you our first international guest, Sam Webb of Australia’s LIVIN.

The Science of Recovery with Cardwell Nuckols

My guest today is Dr. Cardwell Nuckols, an internationally recognized authority in the areas of behavioral medicine and addiction treatment.

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.