Episodes

May 17, 2022

When It’s Time For the Hard Conversation

It's the front line of tomorrow's America, and being on the front lines can be tiring and messy. It can be lonely yet crowded and…

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May 10, 2022

A Hobby Turned To a Habit

“I just wanted to feel better. I didn’t want to feel bad.” These words from Summit County Domestic Relations Court Magistrate Che…

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May 2, 2022

Rise Up: A Story of An Adult Child of Alcoholics

In childhood, Crissy Youngblood was surrounded by grown-ups who struggled and suffered from alcoholism and drug abuse. She is a s…

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April 26, 2022

Unicorns and Polka-Dots: A Song of Hope

At 24 years of age, most young people have moved in a career direction. Some have even chosen marriage. A few are giving birth an…

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April 18, 2022

Deep-Diving on Dual-Diagnosis

Mental Health Issues. Substance Use-Disorder. Each poses significant challenges for the person afflicted and the person tasked wi…

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April 11, 2022

Never Give Up

Athena Fleming has endured something that most people will never experience: the loss of a child to addiction.   In perhaps the m…

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April 4, 2022

When the Shattered Pieces Come Together

“Trauma is not unusual. What’s unusual is not having somebody to help us move through it”.   April 23rd, 2019, may have been a re…

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April 4, 2022

When the Shattered Pieces Come Together

“Trauma is not unusual. What’s unusual is not having somebody to help us move through it”.   April 23rd, 2019, may have been a re…

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Dec. 28, 2021

Hurt People Hurt People

The ‘well of pain.’ For the person in long-term recovery, ‘pain’ is real. Sometimes unforgiving. What can begin the process towar…

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Dec. 20, 2021

The Road to Redemption

The Road to Redemption – Judge Susan Baker Ross   If Season 3 of ‘Recovery Talks: The Podcast’ has shown us anything, it’s that …

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Dec. 15, 2021

Feeding the Malnourished Brain - Rachel Pollack

Can a person be active in recovery without realizing why they are in recovery? Rachel Pollack is such a person. Stricken with an …

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Dec. 6, 2021

When The Wheels Come Off

When the Wheels Come Off - China Darrington   This is not your average "girl who gets in trouble" recovery story. Let's face it: …

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Nov. 29, 2021

The Master Manipulators

Relationships can be both intensely gratifying and amazingly complex. And they’re made even more challenging if a relationship in…

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Nov. 22, 2021

Helping-Each-Other Magic

Recovery. And ‘creativity’. Are they light-years from each other? Distant cousins? Or soul-mates? The seemingly divergent paths o…

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Nov. 16, 2021

Being OK Where You Are

As a functional addict, Christopher Wimmer made every effort early on to, in his words, ‘get as messed up as possible as often as…

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Nov. 8, 2021

Too Blessed To Be Stressed

What happens when nobody wants you around. When you’re ‘unemployable’. When you’ve burned every bridge.  At an early age, Clyde H…

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Nov. 1, 2021

Grief Brain

‘Grief’ is transformational on a variety of levels.  Helping others through their time of grief within the scope of an occupation…

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Oct. 25, 2021

When the Spinning Stops

It’s a dichotomy and an irony: When Zach Friedhoff’s mother passed away, that event provoked a kind of a mental pirouette, one th…

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Oct. 11, 2021

Navigating Without

In this second installment of a 4-part series on 'grief,' host Marc Lee Shannon introduces us to his close friend, Terry Weaver. …

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Oct. 4, 2021

You Gotta Tell This Story

As a photographer, telling the story of a cancer patient’s journey would be difficult enough. But what if the patient was also yo…

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Sept. 27, 2021

Thank You, COVID

Seasoned touring music-technician Abbey Wright is an anomaly: she has a keen sense of gratitude for COVID-19 and what it brought …

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Sept. 20, 2021

Everyone‘s a Snowflake

Emily Beers didn’t get in to this because she is a recovering addict, and she didn’t learn about it out of a book.  As the Progra…

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Sept. 13, 2021

Hangin‘ with the Winners

“I accepted the fact that I was going to die before I was 40.”   Tower of Power founder and saxophonist Emilio Castillo was divin…

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Sept. 6, 2021

Coins In Our Pockets

Coins in our pockets. What if the years of our life were a representation of those jangles and jingles in our pouches, and each d…

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