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21
Sep 2022

Episode 117 - Never Quit-Recovery Is Possible-Sean MacMillen

Sean MacMillen has a powerful story of resilience and is an example of someone who kept persisting until the miracle of sobriety happened. Sean went through five inpatient treatment facilities, and nine or ten detox stays, but he never gave up. Sean says, "your life is on the line" and you can't give up. Today, Sean spends his time helping others and is an accomplished ultra-runner. Sean lives his life of service because "there are a lot of people out there hiding that could be helping others." This is so true, and Sean has remained sober through tremendous loss, and shows that sobriety is possible no matter what happens in life.

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

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Instagram: Sober_Sean_MacMillen

 

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15
Sep 2022

Episode 116 - Buddy C.-What are You Putting Your Effort In?

Buddy C. has a powerful story of recovery and loss. Buddy discovered his faith was lacking something, then he began a study of Tao Te Ching that has helped him live a life free from alcohol. Buddy has suffered serious loss in recovery yet has remained sober through it all. He even wrote a book called "Powerless but Not Helpless" which is a meditation book of 81 verses from Tao Te Ching that can help live an alcohol-free life and have freedom from any addictive behavior. You will certainly not want to miss this fascinating conversation!

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

Book: Powerless but Not Helpless

e-mail: buddycauthor@gmail.com

Web: http://www.buddyc.org

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3
Sep 2022

Episode 115 - High Bottom, You Don’t Need to Wait-Susanne Navas

It has been said "you don't need to ride the elevator to the bottom, you can get off on any floor." Susanne Navas had this experience, finding sobriety before her drinking created the damage in her life that many people experience. You do not have to wait until it is too late. If you think your drinking is a problem, then it probably is. Susanne shares with us her experience, strength, and hope with her powerful story. 

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

Susanne's website: http://www.therebootcoach.net/

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29
Aug 2022

Episode 114 - Pete Sousa-What Do You Want to Be Remembered For?

Pete Sousa describes his battle with addiction and how it took everything, then allowed him to rise to become the Morning Anchor at KWTX in Waco, TX, a CBS affiliate. Pete is also a Play-by-Play Anchor with ESPN, and hosts his own podcast called "The Payoff with Pete." While in active addiction he could have never guessed that life could be this good. Pete shares his experience, strength, and hope with us and says, "all we have is our experiences." This is so true, and this is how we help one another. You will not want to miss Pete's powerful story of recovery.

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

Podcast: The Payoff with Pete

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24
Aug 2022

Episode 113 - Just Keep Going - Kelly Thrush

Just keep going, get through what is in front of you. This sums up recovery! Recovery is tough, but you get through it one day at a time, one hour at a time, sometimes even one minute at a time...but you never give up, just keep going. In this episode Kelly shares with us his experience, strength, and hope, and discusses how he was able to overcome the shame and guilt of how his drinking caused significant health issues. This is a powerful story, and Kelly demonstrates the amazing things you can do with your life once you commit to recovery.

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

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4
Aug 2022

Episode 112 - Addiction Rescue with Dana Golden

In this episode we discuss the effects of addiction on the family and the resources that are available. My guest is Dana Golden the author of Addiction Rescue; The NO-BS Guide of Recovery. Dana is also a blogger for Psychology Today, a Recovery Coach, Family Addiction Coach, and an Interventionist. Her focus and passion is working with families struggling with a loved one's Substance Use Disorder. This episode is a wealth of information for family members as well as those that know someone struggling with addiction. 

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

DanaGolden.com

LifeRecoveryCoach.com

DanaGolden.com/quiz

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27
Jul 2022

Episode 111 - ”The Payoff with Pete” Interview

I recently appeared on "The Payoff with Pete" podcast hosted by Pete Sousa. In this episode you learn a little bit about my story and background as well as how the disease of addiction progresses. This is an interview full of all kinds of useful information that will equip you with information you can use to not only help yourself, but others as well.

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

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17
Jul 2022

Episode 110 - Melissa Hinton from Loudon Serenity House

Melissa Hinton started Loudon Serenity House after the death of her sister in 2019. In an effort to help those that are suffering from addiction, Melissa made sure that that Loudoun Serenity House followed the mission of providing supportive and affordable residential services to women and men striving for their best life, a sober life, free from dependency on alcohol, opioids, and other narcotics. Melissa and I discuss the need for follow-on care after treatment, and how facilities like this increase the likelihood of long-term sobriety. There is a lot of great information in this episode that will prove useful for those searching for recovery, or for those looking to help others.

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

website: loudonserenity.org

e-mail: info@loudonserenity.org

Phone: 571-207-9000

Also on Facebook and Instagram

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27
Jun 2022

Episode 109 - Hilary Phelps - ”Are You Living or Just Existing?”

Our guest today is Hilary Phelps, and she shares her experience, strength, and hope. Hilary is an amazing woman originally from Baltimore, Maryland, who was the first of the Phelps' children to jump into the water and become a competitive swimmer. Hilary attended the University of Richmond where she studied Criminal Justice and Sociology, while competing on a swimming scholarship. Today, Hilary is involved in numerous endeavors including fashion to food to fitness to geo-cultural issues. She is demonstrating what can be accomplished with a life of sobriety.

In this episode Hilary discusses success, happiness, and how to live life to the fullest. She also discusses how success, fame, and the pursuit of perfection is not an antidote for depression or addiction. Everyone has the potential to suffer from these issues, but the good news is there is a solution, and Hilary explains what that solution is.

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

website: http://www.hilaryphelps.com

Twitter: @HilaryPhelps

Instagram: @Hilary_Phelps

Snapchat: @Hilary_Phelps

Facebook: GenuineJoy

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20
Jun 2022

Episode 108 - Charlie Engle - The Penguin - Movement for Recovery

Charlie Engle is a fascinating individual who is celebrating 30 years of continuous sobriety in July. As part of his celebration, Charlie will be running for 30 continuous hours to honor sobriety and to raise funds for scholarships and research in an event called "The Penguin." This event will be taking place at Ashley Addiction Treatment Center in Havre De Grace, Maryland on July 23-24, 2022, and you can participate and contribute to the cause if you wish. Charlie discusses this event as well as how we can help our citizens and First Responders overcome addiction and Mental Health issues as well as things we can do to incorporate treatment into the Criminal Justice system. 

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

website: charlieengle.com

Book: Running Man: A Memoir of Ultra-Endurance

Documentary: Running the Sahara (Narrated by Matt Damon)

Instagram: @charlieengle

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16
Jun 2022

Episode 107 - Irish Angel: Interview with Amanda Coleman

Irish Angel is a support network for Law Enforcement, EMS, Fire Fighters, and military. They provide education, awareness, and resources about addictions, PTSD, PTSI, TBI, depression and anxiety. They offer opportunities to inform, heal and promote a healthy lifestyle for First Responders. In this episode I speak with Amanda Coleman, Executive Director and Founder of "Irish Angel", who provides a wealth of information on what we need to do to care for those that care for us. I caught up with Amanda at "Police Week" this past May 2022, and she graciously agreed to come on to the show to speak with us.

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

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amanda.irishangel@gmail.com

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6
Jun 2022

Episode 106 - Turning It Around with Brian Granneman

Turning it around no matter what. Brian and I met as students at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School for Addiction Studies, and we connected through our shared background as Police Officers. Brian discusses the progression of the disease of addiction, how it controls your life, and how you are ultimately forced to make a decision. Brian's story demonstrates how you can overcome addiction despite enormous pressure to continue using...no matter what. Brian's story is an inspiration for others and his continued service by training to become a counselor is a testament to how we give back in gratitude.

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

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31
May 2022

Episode 105 - Jeff Thompson: Hardcore Resiliency

We are all a work in progress and need to adapt to whatever life throws at us. This is especially true for First Responders, but everyone can benefit from this idea. Jeff Thompson joins me today to talk about how you can be "the hammer, not the nail" as well as the need for self-compassion. Jeff is a New York Police Department Detective serving as the Mental Health and Wellness Coordinator. In today's episode he is speaking as a Research Scientist with Columbia Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry.

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

Twitter: @JeffTPhd

Website: 5daysofawe.com

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29
May 2022

Episode 104 - Advantages and Disadvantages of Online and In-Person Meetings

The era of COVID brought us online video Recovery Meetings. This was something new, and in-person meeting have never been shut down before. Was this a good thing? It was certainly a great departure from how meetings were conducted before. In this episode I discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both, and you can decide.

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

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24
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.

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Music-John Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Planets III, Mercury, The Winged Messenger

 

 

 

24
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

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Music-John Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Planets III, Mercury, The Winged Messenger

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

Music-John Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, The Planets III, Mercury, The Winged Messenger

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.

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Music-John Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, The Planets III, Mercury, The Winged Messenger

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.

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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.

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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

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