Ep. 137 – Inspiration through Experience: Dawn Scherma & Tammy Laurer, Dawn’s Early Light

2019-01-11T09:48:45-04:00October 20th, 2017|Family Stories, Podcasts|

Greg interviews Dawn Scherma and Tammy Laurer, the founder and the president of Dawn’s Early Light. Dawn’s Early Light is an assistance program that aims to provide financial help and guidance to those suffering from substance abuse disorder. Greg asks both Dawn and Tammy how they moved from a place of frustration [...]

Ep. 104 – How to Be a Respectable Junkie: Greg Vovos, Dobama Theatre

2019-01-10T16:44:08-04:00June 13th, 2017|Community Outreach, Family Stories, Podcasts, Prevention, Recovery Stories, Stories|

Greg interviews Greg Vovos, a playwright and director who has worked in Cleveland theater since 1998. While Greg has written a myriad of plays, he’s also worked consistently for the Theatre of Healthy Living at the Fine Arts Association; crafting plays for high schools, detention centers, and youth prisons about issues like [...]

Ep. 102 – Simplifying the Search for Providers: Tim Elliott, The Dalton Foundation

2019-01-10T16:43:17-04:00June 12th, 2017|Community Outreach, Family Stories, Podcasts, Recovery, Recovery Stories|

Greg interviews Tim Elliott, the Executive Director of Re-Entry & Addiction Recovery at The Dalton Foundation, which has worked to provide assistance to organizations meeting the medical needs of the less fortunate since 2001. Though he first began his career in cars, Tim has spent the past thirty years as an advocate [...]

Ep. 101 – Bringing the Church into the Fray: Pastor Greg Delaney, Faith Collaborator

2019-01-10T16:42:53-04:00June 6th, 2017|Community Outreach, Family Stories, Podcasts, Recovery, Recovery Stories|

Greg interviews Pastor Greg Delaney, the faith collaborator for Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Heroin/Outreach Unit. As the faith collaborator, Pastor Delaney travels with Attorney General DeWine and speaks to church communities and other faith leaders on how they can better address the heroin epidemic. Greg asks Pastor Delaney about recovery churches, their set [...]

Ep. 99 – Digital Support on Demand: Brian Bailys, Ascent

2019-01-10T16:41:49-04:00May 30th, 2017|Community Outreach, Family Stories, Podcasts, Prevention, Recovery Stories, Treatment/Programs|

Greg interviews Brian Bailys, the founder of Ascent, which specializes in connecting peer recovery coaches with those in recovery through a smart phone app. Together they speak with David, one of Brian’s client’s that’s currently in recovery and using the Ascent mobile app. Greg asks David about his experience with the app and [...]

Ep. 97 – Utilizing Personal Motivators to Overcome Addiction: Chris Wilkins, ACHESS Mobile Health

2019-01-10T16:39:30-04:00May 23rd, 2017|Family Stories, Harm Reduction, Podcasts, Prevention, Recovery Stories|

Greg interviews Chris Wilkins, the CEO of CHESS Mobile Health. CHESS aims to propagate mobile health resources that increase health service delivery system efficiency, provide users with a sense of control, and inspire others to inform and evolve new health tools. One such tool is CHESS’ recovery app, ACHESS, which provides ongoing support [...]

Ep. 92 – Reclaiming Life Through Athletic Recovery: Scott Strode, Phoenix Multisport

2019-01-10T16:36:15-04:00May 4th, 2017|Community Outreach, Family Stories, Podcasts, Recovery, Recovery Stories, Treatment/Programs|

Greg is joined by Jessica Nickel, the CEO and founder of the Addiction Policy Forum. Together, they interview Scott Strode, the CEO and founder of Phoenix Multisport—a unique recovery community teaching those struggling with substance abuse the skills and disciplines to stay sober via athletic training. Greg asks Scott about how Phoenix Multisport [...]

Ep. 91 – Why Hair Drug Tests are the Best Option: Dr. George Elder, Psychemedics

2019-01-10T16:35:48-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Education, Family Stories, Podcasts, Prevention, Recovery|

Greg interviews Dr. George Elder, the Vice President of Schools and Colleges for Psychemedics Corporation--the world leader in drug testing using hair follicles. After utilizing Psychemedics’ drug testing services as a school Headmaster back in 2005, Dr. Elder became a leader in the advocacy of school drug testing. Greg asks Dr. Elder why, [...]

Ep. 85 – How a Phone Service Acts Fast to Help Those in Need: Nick Bianco, WRC

2019-01-10T16:30:14-04:00April 7th, 2017|Family Stories, Harm Reduction, Podcasts, Recovery, Recovery Stories|

Greg interviews Nick Bianco, the champion of Wadsworth Recovery Connection (WRC) in the City of Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio. As a recovering addict, Nick is deeply committed to helping others suffering from substance abuse regain their lives. He is responsible for bringing WRC to Summit County. WRC is a phone-based service within the [...]

Ep. 84 – Sticking with Christ for Total Transformation: Ken Hawkins, Really Recovered

2019-01-10T16:29:51-04:00April 4th, 2017|Family Stories, Podcasts, Recovery, Recovery Stories, Stories, Treatment/Programs|

Greg interviews Ken Hawkins, the Founder of Really Recovered and a recovering alcoholic and addict. Really Recovered is a recovery church rooted in Christian faith and the firm belief that total transformation is gained through a relationship with Christ. Ken himself has struggled with substance abuse since the age of 11. He shares [...]

Ep. 83 – How A Bottle of Water Became the Tipping Point: Rob Brandt, Robby’s Voice

2019-01-10T16:29:02-04:00March 30th, 2017|Community Outreach, Family Stories, Harm Reduction, Podcasts, Stories|

Greg interviews Rob Brandt, the Founder of Robby’s Voice. Rob lost his son Robby to opioids in 2011. In the wake of Robby’s death, a notebook of his was found containing plans to help those suffering from substance abuse. Robby’s Voice was created to bring life to that vision. Rob discusses his son’s [...]