Latest Episodes

Rise2Recovery with Tammy Reinshagen

Tammy Reinshagen lives in the Pacific Northwest with her partner and best friend of ten years. She has two amazing cats and spends everyday trying to be a caped crusader against the crazy. Mask and costume optional. She counts Brian Bailys among her close friends and was happy to join the Rise2Recovery podcast to share her story.

Rise2Recovery with Gloria Englund, founder of Recovering U

Gloria Englund, founder of Recovering U, breaks new ground in the field of addiction recovery and support. As an ally of the recovery community, she honors all pathways of recovery. She is a psychotherapist, who holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Development. As a certified Recovery Coach, she works with individuals and families dealing with an addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, and relationships. Gloria has personal as well as professional knowledge of addiction and recovery; her oldest son, Aaron, died of a heroin overdose in 2007. As an accomplished public speaker, advocate and published author, Gloria brings a message of hope and recovery to others.

Rise2Recovery with Jenny Reese Clark, Recovery Author and Speaker

In episode ten of the Rise2Recovery podcast, we are joined by recovery author and speaker, Jenny Reese Clark. After completing her first Christian fiction novel only a year and a half after her release, in her own words, she shares why she chooses to exploit her past weaknesses before the world.

Rise2Recovery with Paul Schmitz, Author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up

The Rise2Recovery podcast is back with Episode 9 featuring Paul Schmitz. Paul is the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up. Paul also writes for Huffington Post and has a great recovery story to share with us.

Rise2Recovery with Justin Luke Riley, founder of Young People in Recovery

Episode 8 features Justin Luke Riley from Young People in Recovery. Justin is 28 years old, and has been in long term recovery since 2007. He is President & CEO of Young People in Recovery (YPR), and a founding member. Justin has done organizational development consulting for different industries and we’re excited to hear his story!

Rise2Recovery with Rose McKinney, founder of Our Young Addicts

Episode 7 of the Rise2Recovery podcast features Rose McKinney, aka Midwestern Mama. Rose is the founder of Our Young Addicts, an online community of parents and professionals sharing experiences, resources and hopes on the spectrum of addiction, treatment and recovery.

Rise2Recovery with Erin Bahadur, founder of

Episode 6 of the Rise2Recovery podcast features Erin Bahadur, a recovering addict, NASM certified personal trainer, fitness instructor, and blogger. Her goal is to help everyone realize that true wellness comes from within (and sometimes through desserts).

Rise2Recovery with Crystal Oertle, founder of Erase the Shame

Rise2Recovery podcast host Brian Bailys is joined by Crystal Oertle for episode five. Crystal is a survivor of a 12-year heroin addiction and a recovery advocate working to Erase The Shame™. As her site proclaims, “Erase the shame  is not just a slogan. It’s a way of life. Crystal recently joined Justin Luke Riley, Dr. Gupta and President Obama on the National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit.

Rise2Recovery with Drew Billeter, founder of Plus P Productions

The Rise2Recovery podcast is back with Drew Billeter, founder of Plus P Productions. Drew joins Ascent‘s founder, Brian Bailys, to share his recovery story. They also talk about how he founded his company and what it is up to now.

Rise2Recovery with Shane Ramer, founder of That Sober Guy

Our guest for Episode 3 is Shane Ramer. Shane is nearly 3 years sober and the host and founder of That Sober Guy Podcast.

Rise2Recovery with Justin Phillips, founder of Overdose Lifeline, Inc.

Our guest for Episode 2 is Justin Phillips. Justin is a mother of three children, two boys and a girl. She lost one of her sons, Aaron age 20,  due to an overdose of heroin in October 2013.

Rise2Recovery with Tim Stoddart, founder of Sober Nation

This episode, Brian talks with Sober Nation Co-Founder and owner, Tim Stoddart about his road to recovery, Sober Nation, Stodzy Internet Marketing and more.