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. 100 – Rapid Detox and Recovery Retention: Wendy Komac, Luna Living

2019-01-10T16:42:34-04:00June 2nd, 2017|Podcasts, Prevention, Recovery, Stories, Treatment/Programs|

Greg interviews Wendy Komac, the CEO and Founding Partner of Luna Living, and Justin, who is currently a patient in recovery. Luna Living is an accredited partial hospitalization and outpatient facility for substance abuse disorders and outpatient mental health care. They aim to treat substance abuse disorders by addressing chronic brain diseases in [...]

Ep. 96 – Expanded Medicaid Coverage and Government Funding: Andrew Joseph, STAT

2019-01-10T16:39:09-04:00May 18th, 2017|Harm Reduction, Legal/Legislation, Legislation, Podcasts, Recovery|

Greg interviews Andrew Joseph, a journalist at The Boston Globe affiliated STAT. STAT focuses on finding and telling compelling stories about health, medicine, and scientific discovery. As a general assignment reporter, Andrew has covered a multitude of topics ranging from crime to health policy – including the recent repeal of the ACA and [...]

Ep. 95 – Mending Burnt Bridges and Building Support: Sheriff John Tharp, D.A.R.T.

2019-01-10T16:38:32-04:00May 16th, 2017|Criminal Justice, Harm Reduction, Legal/Legislation, Podcasts, Prevention, Recovery|

Greg interviews John Tharp, a sheriff in Lucas County, Ohio, responsible for launching the Drug Abuse Response Team (D.A.R.T.). Founded in 2014, the D.A.R.T. program aims to make a difference in the opioid epidemic in Western Ohio by aiding in the treatment, education, and support of those suffering from substance abuse, as well [...]

Ep. 94 – Preparing Inmates for Outpatient Treatment after Prison: John Wetzel, PA Corrections

2019-01-10T16:37:51-04:00May 11th, 2017|Criminal Justice, Harm Reduction, Podcasts, Recovery, Treatment/Programs|

Greg interviews John Wetzel, Secretary of Corrections at the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Secretary Wetzel helped found a pilot program that combats substance abuse among inmates through the administration of Vivitrol – a medication that reduces drug cravings and blocks the “high” many users feel while under the influence. Initially implemented at SCI [...]

Ep. 93 – Receiving Treatment Without Leaving Home: Megan Peterson, Telemedicine

2019-01-10T16:36:47-04:00May 9th, 2017|Harm Reduction, Podcasts, Recovery, Treatment/Programs|

Greg interviews Megan Peterson, the Executive Director of 2nd Chance Counseling Service. With over 15 years of counseling experience, Megan overseas telemedicine treatment for those suffering with substance abuse at 2nd Chance. In the podcast, Megan and Greg discuss telemedicine and how it could solve the overwhelming demand for treatment within the opioid [...]

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. 90 – Taking Small Steps Toward Recovery in Emergency Rooms: Michelle Harter, AnchorED

2019-01-10T16:35:27-04:00April 27th, 2017|Podcasts, Recovery, Recovery Stories, Treatment/Programs|

Greg interviews Michelle Harter, the Associate Director of Anchor Recovery Community Centers—a recovery support group, engaged in the building and development of recovery culture in Rhode Island. Michelle was also the primary architect of AnchorED, a special program connecting people admitted to emergency rooms, for opioid related reasons, with trained recovery coaches. Michelle [...]

Ep. 88 – Bridging the Gap in Community Treatment: Chris Hickey, Safe Stations

2019-01-10T16:34:24-04:00April 20th, 2017|Community Outreach, Harm Reduction, Podcasts, Recovery|

Greg is joined by Jessica Nickel, the CEO and founder of the Addiction Policy Forum. Together, they interview Chris Hickey, an EMS Officer from the Manchester Fire Department in New Hampshire. Chris is the creator of the Safe Stations program, a service that’s transforming New Hampshire fire stations into non-judgmental locations where people [...]

Ep. 86 – Why Trauma Issues Need to Be Addressed Early: Joel Mowery, Mental Health & Recovery Board

2019-01-10T16:33:13-04:00April 11th, 2017|Community Outreach, Harm Reduction, Podcasts, Prevention, Recovery, Stories|

Greg interviews Joel Mowrey, the Executive Director of The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Portage County. Kelly Hart, a recovering addict, also joins the duo. Located in Portage County, Ohio, The Mental Health and Recovery Board is primarily a funding, monitoring and planning agency. By contracting with outside agencies, the board provides [...]

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 [...]