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May 2022

Episode - 103 A Year Working at a Treatment Center-Thoughts

I spent the last year working at an Inpatient Treatment Center as part of an internship. What a learning experience! In this episode I share some of my experiences with you and discuss some of the trends I noticed with the patients and the recovery world.

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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5
May 2022

Episode 102 - The Battle Against Trauma-Michael Sugrue

Michael Sugrue just released his book "Relentless Courage: Winning the Battle Against Frontline Trauma". In this episode Michael discusses why he wrote the book and how trauma not only affects First Responders, but all of us. More importantly, Michael discusses what we can do to help overcome the scars of trauma and why it is important for all of us to understand this very important issue. Michael wrote the book with Shauna 'Doc' Springer, Ph.D. and the forward was written by Lt. Colonol Dave Grossman.

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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15
Apr 2022

Episode 101 - Find Your Why

Addie Betancourt discusses the reasons for becoming sober. "Find your why" is her mantra, and she discusses how coming to this realization changed her life. You can find your why, and you will change your life forever. Addie is the co-host of the podcast "Over a Cup of Coffee" with Jamie Church, and you are going to be inspired by her infectious personality and compelling story.

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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10
Apr 2022

Episode 100 - Our 100th Episode! Reflections on recovery

This is an amazing milestone for us, our 100th episode discussing recovery. I am joined by Lillie, who was in our very first episode, and she reflects on the first 100 episodes and the key takeaways from all that was covered. There were so many topics discussed and guests that have their unique perspectives on recovery. I also discuss my thoughts as well as what I learned while interning for the last year at a 28 Day In-patient addiction recovery center. This is an exciting time, and I am looking forward to the next 100 episodes!

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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6
Apr 2022

Episode 99 - The Effects of Trauma

In this episode I am being interviewed by Dr. Robb Kelly regarding the effects of trauma in Law Enforcement. The fact is, we all experience trauma, and it has an incredible impact on our well-being on so many levels. This is certainly true for First Responders, but it is also true everyone. I have never met anyone that in recovery, or anyone struggling with getting into recovery that did not experience some form of trauma. Dr. Kelly describes how trauma and addiction are related, and most importantly, what we can do about it.

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

Website: robbkelly.com

Phone: 214-600-0210

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25
Mar 2022

Episode 98 - Lies People Tell with Frank Runles

Have you ever wondered about all of the lies people tell you? Would you like to know how to detect when people are lying to you? Frank Runles just published a book called Lies People Tell: An FBI Agent's toolkit for catching liars and cheats. It is an excellent book, and I have known Frank for years beginning when we were both instructors at the FBI National Academy. This book is useful in so many ways, but in this episode, we discuss how his tools can be applied to the recovery world as we try to help others, and we also discuss how we sometimes lie to ourselves.

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

Here are links you can use for Frank's book:

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Lies-People-Tell

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09R2BSPQZ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

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18
Mar 2022

Episode 97 - Patrick Fitzgibbons: Dealing with Your Demons

Dealing with the demons you face is the beginning of recovery, and Patrick Fitzgibbons knows this as well as anyone. Patrick tells his story of how he was able to get well with the help of others, and how you can do the same if you are willing and open to suggestions. Patrick was able to get the help he needed, and his story is an inspiration to everyone who thinks that life will not or cannot get better. After years of serving in the military and law enforcement, Patrick serves as a National Outreach Liaison for FHE Health, has his own podcast, is an author, and is a coach and educator.

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7
Mar 2022

Episode 96 - Mindfulness: A Discussion with Richard Goerling

Mindfulness, yoga, and breathe work are tools that can help all of us but is often overlooked. This is especially true for first responders and the military but is also true for everyone. Richard Goerling talks about these practices and how they can be used to help you improve your overall function and vitality. Richard has a long career in law enforcement and as a Health, Humanity, and Performance Coach, he teaches his concepts all over the country to include SWAT Teams, military personnel, and FBI Tactical Teams. There is a lot to learn in this conversation, and you will not want to miss it!

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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richard@mindfulbadge.com

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21
Feb 2022

Episode 95 - Helen Bratton Discusses Recovery and Physical Challenges

Helen Bratton joins me in this episode to discuss the challenges she faces with recovery after suffering a severe stroke. Helen is passionate about helping people in recovery that face this challenge, and she is an inspiration to all of us. Helen joins us from Southwest England, and I really enjoyed and learned a lot from this conversation, and I know you will too!

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

helen@helenbrattonrecovery.coach

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15
Feb 2022

Episode 94 - John Kelly: Sometimes Heroes Need Help

John Kelly has a long and honorable career with the Broward County Sheriff's Office in Florida. This kind of career is not without its risks, and the risks are not always the physical danger. A career as a First Responder takes a cumulative toll on a person that has devastating effects on every aspect of your being, and it has to be dealt with for a long career and healthy life. John shares his powerful story with us, and his pain is being used to help others through a difficult career.

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

Website: lawenforcmentlifecoach.com

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4
Feb 2022

Episode 93 - Dr. Robb Kelly: You are Born with a Million Dollar Mind

Dr. Robb Kelly, PhD, also known as "The Recovery Expert," was born in Manchester, England, and during his early twenties worked at the elite and influential Abbey Roads Studio as a session musician with the likes of Queen, David Bowie, and Elton John.

Dr. Kelly shares with us his own story of addiction, and how he found sobriety. Most importantly, Dr. Kelly discusses how we should treat the problem, not the symptoms. He has worked for many years helping addicts and alcoholics to recover their lives from the disease of addiction. His theories are based on extensive research and behavior studies that he conducted over the last 20 years. He pulls the disease out of his clients and empowers them to fight their disease head on. His personal slogan is "Step out of the disease, and into the Solution". I know you will find this podcast both interesting and educational at the same time!

Website: robbkelly.com

Phone: 214-600-0210

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31
Jan 2022

Episode 92 - Disease of the Mind and Body

Many people question the statement that addiction is a disease. However, addiction is a disease of both the mind and the body. Alcohol is not processed the same way in the body of the alcoholic as it is for the non-alcoholic. In this episode I explain the difference, and how the genetic mis-wiring of the alcoholic is at the root of this difference.

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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18
Jan 2022

Episode 91 - A Conversation About Suicide with Paul Bertrand

Paul Bertrand is a retired FBI Agent and former instructor at the FBI National Academy. Paul currently works as a trainer for LivingWorks working to provide suicide training prevention solutions. This is a fascinating discussion centered around how to have a conversation with someone who is struggling, the stigma associated with mental health issues, and what we can do to help everyone around us.

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

Website: livingworks.net

Email: Paul.Bertrand@livingworks.net

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14
Jan 2022

Episode 90 - Substance Abuse, PTSD, Suicide, and What We Can Do About It

Chaplain Ron Perkins is someone who is in the front lines of confronting the issues of substance abuse, PTSD and suicide in the First Responder Community. Ron is a Senior Chaplain for Public Safety Chaplaincy, Inc. and describes what he is seeing in the First Responder Community at large and the resources available to help those that are committed to helping others. This is a conversation you will not want to miss and may be life changing for someone struggling through a profession that can be damaging to the mind, body, and soul.

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

Phone: 954-494-5104

Email: ron@psc.com

Website: firestrong.org

3
Jan 2022

Episode 89 - Michael Sugrue: Post Traumatic Stress Injury

Michael Sugrue is a national speaker, veteran, and retired sergeant from the Walnut Creek Police Department in California. He is a peer volunteer at the West Coast Post Trauma Retreat and is an ambassador for Save a Warrior. Michael is a dedicated advocate for awareness, prevention, education, and training on Post Traumatic Stress Injury and First Responder Suicide Prevention. Michael continues to speak at Law Enforcement agencies all over the United States and you will not want to miss his message of hope and healing.

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

If you are suffering from a drug or alcohol problem, call this number for help: 1-800-210-7907

Book: Relentless Courage-Winning the Battle Against Front Line Trauma

27
Dec 2021

Episode 88 - Condemnation Prior to Thorough Investigation

The concept of a Higher Power is something many people struggle with. As a result, many people will not pursue a path of recovery because they think they will be asked to believe in something they do not want. In this episode, I discuss this issue and give you the perspective I have developed over the years.

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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26
Dec 2021

Episode 87 - Sharpening Your Ax

It is believed that Abraham Lincoln once said, "If I had an hour to chop down a tree, then I would spend the first 45 minutes sharpening my ax." Recovery is the same way; we spend a lot of time getting ready for the day when our sobriety is tested. It is the preparation leading into that day that is going to count. We need to "sharpen our ax" and today's discussion reminds us of the importance of preparing ourselves.

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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22
Dec 2021

Episode 86 - Charlie Engle: Running Man

Join me for this fascinating discussion with Charlie Engle, Ultramarathon runner and author of Running Man: A Memoir. Charlie was also highlighted in the 2007 documentary "Running the Sahara" which was narrated by Matt Damon, where he, Ray Zahab, and Kevin Lin attempted to run across the entire Sahara Desert. In this episode we cover topics that include Charlie's recovery from drugs and alcohol, as well as the importance of fitness in recovery, and some of Charlie's upcoming projects.

Instagram: @charlieengle

Book: Running Man: A Memoir of Ultra-Endurance

Website: http://www.charlieengle.com

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11
Dec 2021

Episode 85 - Powerlessness and Unmanageability: Part II of an FBI National Academy Retrainer

In this episode we discuss powerlessness, unmanageability, and how we want to "fix our back problem" by getting others off of our back. We also discuss how addiction is isolation, and how recovery is community. This is Part II of a presentation I conducted on 9/30/2021 titled "Addiction, Prevention, and Treatment" for the New Mexico Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates. I want to thank Mark Pfetzer and the San Juan County Sheriff's Office for all of their support in making this event possible.

Website: guardianinitiatives.org

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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30
Nov 2021

Episode 84 - Getting Through the Holidays Sober

One of the biggest challenges of early recovery is getting through the Holiday Season and staying sober. The good news is it can be done! In this podcast I discuss some simple concepts to think about as we enter this season.

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14
Nov 2021

Episode 83 - Life Balance: Interview with Heidi Ramsey

In this episode we discuss life balance, pushing yourself to the point of injury, process addictions, and more. Heidi previously appeared in Episode 20 of this podcast, and she wanted to let us know what has happened since then. Heidi has married and gained a whole new perspective on life and balance. Please check out this tremendous interview, and don't forget to listen to Heidi's previous interview to hear the transformation yourself!

Heidi Ramsey's e-mail: hamarshall222@yahoo.com

This episode is brought to you by fhehealth.com

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5
Nov 2021

Episode 82 - Lt. Molly Harris of Ohio ASSIST

In this episode Lieutenant Molly Harris of the Ohio Highway Patrol and I discuss Ohio ASSIST and the origin and purpose of Post Critical Incident Seminars (PCIS). The Ohio ASSIST Post Critical Incident Seminar (PCIS) is a three-day program that provides counseling, peer support, and education for Ohio’s safety services personnel, their families, retirees and coworkers. This interview has lots of information in it for everyone, so you will not want to miss it!

https://www.dpsohioassist.ohio.gov/

Lt. Molly Harris: ph. 937-645-0540

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30
Oct 2021

Episode 81 - How Our Trauma Can Be Used to Help Others

My good friend Steve Miranda discusses how our trauma can be used to help others and their families. Steve spent a career as a Corrections Officer and has seen firsthand the devastating effects of trauma on himself, his family, and those around him. Steve has also seen how this same trauma can be used to benefit others in their struggles. You will not want to miss Steve's compelling story.

Email: smiranda@fhehealth.com

Phone: 508-951-3685

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28
Oct 2021

Episode 80 - What is Reiki? Art Nieves Explains

My good friend and fellow FBI Academy instructor now retired Art Nieves explains what Reiki is and how it can be used to reduce stress and promote healing. We are always looking for tools to help us in recovery and life. Art gives us an outstanding explanation of this tool!

Find Art Nieves on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/art-nieves-6533606

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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18
Oct 2021

Episode 79 - David Nassef: Senior Advisor and Envoy for Ashley Treatment Center

David Nassef is the Senior Advisor and Envoy for Ashley Treatment Center. In this interview David not only gives us tremendous insight into the founding of Ashley, but a first hand account of how Father Joseph Martin came to be associated with Ashley and the creation of the now classic "Chalk Talk" series on alcoholism. You will certainly not want to miss this episode!

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4
Oct 2021

Episode 78 - Addiction, Prevention and Treatment: FBI National Academy Retrainer, New Mexico

On 9/30/2021, I conducted a presentation titled "Addiction, Prevention, and Treatment" for the New Mexico Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates. This is part I of the four hour presentation I did. In this presentation you will hear about the development of a course titled "Leading At-Risk Employees", the disease and progression of addiction, and why our society still stigmatizes those that are afflicted with addiction. Thank you to Mark Pfetzer and the San Juan County Sheriffs Office for all of their support. 

Website: guardianinitiatives.org

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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19
Sep 2021

Episode 77 - First Responders Peer Support Network: Interview with Eric Stephenson

In this episode Eric Stephenson discusses the First Responders Peer Support Network which is doing great work helping First Responders get the help they need in a career that can be toxic to the mind, body, and spirit. You will not want to miss Eric talk about this tremendous resource and how they can help you or someone you know.

Website: www.frpsn.org

Hotline: 833-377-7648

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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8
Sep 2021

Episode 76 - Parents of Addicted Loved Ones

We spend a lot of time talking about the addict and the destruction caused by addiction. But what about the family? In this episode I speak with Kim Humphrey, Executive Director of Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL). Join me in this fascinating discussion and learn how you can take care of yourself during this difficult time.

Website: https://palgroup.org

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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31
Aug 2021

Episode 75 - Let‘s Talk About Fear

Fear is a double-edged sword. It is often what drives people towards recovery and often it is also what keeps some people in recovery. However, fear can also prevent us from living a full and meaningful live. In today's episode, we discuss the ups and downs of fear and a simple way of managing it.

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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30
Aug 2021

Episode 74 - Misperceptions That Get In The Way Of Pursuing Recovery

Many people have misperceptions about recovery that get in the way of pursuing a life of freedom and joy. Join me as I discuss this issue with Don Thiry, a fellow student at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Graduate School. Don describes the many facets of recovery and how you can find a path that works for you.

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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Aug 2021

Episode 73 - Resolving Spiritual Skepticism In Recovery-Interview with Andrew Pierce

Andrew Pierce has a new book called "Resolving Spiritual Skepticism In Recovery" and discusses his views on the podcast. Spirituality is an issue that nearly everyone will need to address in recovery, and this is a fascinating interview that you will not want to miss.

Website: www.andrewgpierce.com

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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7
Aug 2021

Episode 72 - ”Your Body Keeps The Score”

In this episode I talk with A.K. Dozanti, founder and creator of Life Saver Wellness. A.K. discusses "beating the burnout" and shares her experience as a former Deputy Sheriff and Criminal Court Victim Advocate who ultimately became a Yoga instructor, Life Coach and educator who combined all of her skills to build Life Saver Wellness.

Website: lifesaverwellness.com

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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31
Jul 2021

Episode 71 - Getting Right Sized in Recovery

In this episode I discuss "Getting Right Sized in Recovery" with retired firefighter Ric Jorge of Palm Beach County Fire/Rescue. Ric discusses his amazing story of experience, strength, and hope and gives us some great insight into what successful recovery looks like, and which pitfalls to avoid.

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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30
Jul 2021

Episode 70 - Using Imagery in Recovery

In this episode I discuss the use of imagery in recovery. Coming from a military and police background, I always found the use of symbols during milestones and celebrations helpful. Learn how I used this concept as a tool to help me, and maybe you will find it will help you too.

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

23
Jul 2021

Episode 69 - Avoiding HALT: Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired

In this episode I discuss one of the many tools you can use to help your recovery. The acronym HALT has long been used to remind ourselves of things to avoid in order to increase the chances of preventing relapse.

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

3
Jul 2021

Episode 68 - KL Wells and VoicesInCourage

In this episode I interview KL Wells of VoicesInCourage. KL's mission for helping families and parents of addicted loved ones inspired her to launch VoicesInCourage, a community that provides instrumental resources for individuals who need to heal, connect and grow during the most challenging times.

Website: https://voicesincourage.com

This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

27
Jun 2021

Episode 67 - The Yeah Buts…

People come to recovery looking for solutions to their problems. After they arrive, they often hear "pearls of wisdom" and solutions that are tried and true for millions of people. Often, after being presented the solution, clients will say "Yeah, but...and then go on to explain how their plan is better. In this episode we discuss how your plan got you into treatment in the first place, and offer some suggestions on how listening, and willingness are the true solutions to recovery.

This episode is sponsored by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

19
Jun 2021

Episode 66 - Dr. Sachi Ananda of FHE Health discusses Recovery and First Responders

As Director of "Shatterproof," Dr. Sachi Ananda, Ph.D., LMHC, MCAP, is responsible for providing clinical direction to FHE Health's specialized treatment program for first responders. In this interview we discuss some of the innovative work FHE Health is doing such as neurorehabilitation and EMDR and how these modalities help in the recovery process.

This episode is sponsored by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

6
Jun 2021

Episode 65 - Can You Be Too Smart For Recovery?

People who are well educated and outwardly successful sometimes struggle with recovery because of their success. In this episode I discuss why this is a problem, and I offer a solution for those that are willing to put their egos aside.

This episode is sponsored by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

1
Jun 2021

Episode 64 - Willingness is the Key

Many people just do not have the willingness to listen to others and learn how they achieved sobriety. Ego, our perceived intellect, and stubbornness get in the way. In this episode we discuss this topic, as well as the importance of getting active and committed to meetings.

This episode is sponsored by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

20
May 2021

Episode 63 - Interview with Julie Yocca of Movement Forward, Inc.

In this episode I discuss how we can build a bridge between Law Enforcement and our Communities to help heal wounds with Julie Yocca of Movement Forward, Inc. Recovery from addiction is in everyone's best interest, and we talk about how we can work to address this common goal by recognizing the humanity in one another, and learn where we can work together to heal and move forward. We can recover from addiction as individuals, but we can recover as communities as well. Go to: movementforward.org

This episode is sponsored by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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May 2021

Episode 62 - Capt. Renee’ Peterson: Broward County Sheriff’s Office

In this episode I speak with Capt. Renee' Peterson of the Broward County Sheriff's Office. I had the pleasure of meeting Capt. Peterson while in Florida visiting FHE. Capt. Peterson oversees the Neighborhood Support Team where she works with community stakeholders, unifying efforts to meet their needs. Capt. Peterson is also working to improve wellness programs for officers to help them become the best public servants they can be. We also discuss the issue of addiction and mental health both in Law Enforcement and the community and the steps that can be taken to improve how these issues are addressed.

Email: Renee_Peterson@sheriff.org

This episode is sponsored by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

6
May 2021

Episode 61 - Progress Rather Than Perfection

In this episode I discuss questions I received from people who are in treatment. There is a lot of work people must do early in recovery, but people need to be patient as well. Progress rather than perfection is this week's concept.

This episode is sponsored by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

1
May 2021

Episode 60 - Family Support for the Addict/Alcoholic

My guest describes what she went through during her husband's active addiction, how she came to accept that addiction is a disease, and what she did to better care for herself and her family.

This episode is sponsored by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

22
Apr 2021

Episode 59 - Interview with Dustin Hawkins, Indian River County, Florida Fire/Rescue

Suicide is a very difficult topic, but today's episode addresses the issue head on. This powerful interview gives you the thought process and solution from someone who has been there. Dustin Hawkins is a Chaplain and Fireman with the Indian River County, Florida Fire and Rescue. He gives us a front row seat to this issue, and shares with us his powerful story.

This episode is sponsored by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

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Apr 2021

Episode 58 - People, Places, Things, and Situations

Early sobriety can be negatively affected by people, places, things, and situations. A listener asked what was meant by this because they hear this phrase quite a bit at recovery meetings. In this episode I explain what this phrase means and give practical ideas to help one stay sober.

This episode is sponsored by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

14
Apr 2021

Episode 57 - Brendan McDonough, Member of the “Granite Mountain Hotshots” and CEO of Holdfast Recovery

Brendan McDonough is the lone survivor of the Yarnell Hill fire tragedy in 2013. Today he is a public speaker and works with numerous non-profits for veterans, police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical services. Brendan joined the “Granite Mountain Hotshots” in Prescott, AZ after being a hopeless heroin addict when Superintendent Eric Marsh decided to take a chance on him. Ultimately, Brendan became the lone survivor of a freak fire on June 30, 2013 in Yarnell, AZ that killed 19 of his fellow firemen.

The story of Brendan and these brave firefighters was made into the feature film “Only The Brave” which was released by Sony Pictures in 2017 and features a cast that includes Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, and Jennifer Connelly. Brendan is currently the CEO of Holdfast Recovery located in Prescott, AZ. Find out more at: holdfastrecovery.com

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Apr 2021

Episode 56 - What Do You Do When A Friend Suggests Not Taking Medication?

Some people feel that taking medication is cheating in a recovery program. In this episode I answer this question from a listener.

This episode is sponsored by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com

6
Apr 2021

Episode 55 - Getting to the Heart of Getting Sober

The steps to sobriety differ for each person. In this episode, I answer several questions from a listener and walk through what worked for me: What was your turning point to get sober? What was your thought process prior to a relapse? What motivates you to keep trying and to not pick up the first drink?

30
Mar 2021

Episode 54 - The Spiritual Side of Wellness: Chaplain Dan Vickey, Ohio ASSIST

We must take care of all aspects of our life when it comes to wellness. This includes our spiritual development. This is certainly true for people in recovery, but is true for everyone no matter what their profession. Chaplain Dan Vickey discusses the importance of spirituality in a wellness program with me, and the importance of programs like the Post Critical Incident Seminars.

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