• 01:01

    Addiction Treatment Options

    in Self Help

    What kind of resources are available for individuals seeking help with alcohol or drug addiction. We'll talk about the treatment model, types of treatment programs, and what your resources make available to you.
    www.midwestinstituteforaddiction.org
     

  • 00:12

    Recovery Talk: Addiction Gambling Drugs Alcohol and Smart Recovery

    in Self Help

    Billy H. reaches into his toolbox for another tool that maybe you've never heard of before....and it's not a hammer.  Although depending on the addiction hammers are sometimes useful in recovery:)

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT & RECOVERY: The 1st Trimester

    in Self Help

    Show Topic: What kind of treatment services and or modality do i need? What are some of the universal goals and objectives i should be focusd on, in the first three months? What are some of experiences that occur during the first three months of treatment and recovery?  How can i ensure that i successfully make it to the three month mark?


    Show Segments: Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 00:33

    The Intimate Relationship Between Women & Alcohol – Author Ann Dowsett Johnston

    in Self Help

    Sister Jenna welcomes Ann Dowsett Johnston to the America Meditating Radio Show!


    Ann Dowsett Johnston is an award-winning writer and editor, respected for her expertise in journalism, higher education, alcohol addiction and public policy issues. A recipient of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy and a Southam Fellowship in Journalism, she spent most of her professional career at Maclean's magazine, where she was best known as the chief architect of the university-rankings issue. Ann later spent a year researching the issue of Women and Alcohol as part of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy.


    Beyond her focus on education and addiction, Ann has written on a wide variety of subjects, from the arts to mental health. In 2013, she released a book entitled, "Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol."


    In 2014 she was named the CEO of the Pine River Foundation, an organization that champions and supports Pine River Institute (PRI), a residential treatment program for youth 13-19 struggling with addictive behaviors and often co-occurring mental health issues. Visit www.anndowsettjohnston.com. Watch Ann’s TEDx Talk on Drinking and How it Changed My Life. 


    Get the OFF TO WORK CD & Off the Grid Into the Heart CD by Sister Jenna.  Like America Meditating on FB & follow us on Twitter.

  • 00:41

    Addiction and Relationships

    in Self Help

    Have you ever dated an Addict? Can you spot the signs on an Addict? ?How does sexual abuse play in addiction? On this podcast, I talk about signs and symptoms of opioid and alcohol addiction and how that impacts relationships.

  • 00:59

    Recovery after Intensive Treatment with Carol the Coach

    in Self Help

    Do you think that you might need intensive treatment? Carol the Coach interviews "Joey" who went through intensive treatment and wants to share his hope-strength and recovery with our listeners. He talks about the his realization that he needed Intensive Residential Treatment and then he talks about the extra steps that he took to get and stay healthy. It is a big decision to invest in intensive programing so listen to how he made the decision and what he is doing back in his community to stay healthy!

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT & RECOVERY: The 2nd Trimester (If, you survived the 1st!)

    in Self Help

    Personal Story Segment: The success story that is Horace Barnes.


    Show Topic:  You've made it through the 1st trimester. (Looking Good Billy Ray; Feeling Good Lewis!). Don't pull a rib cage muscle patting yourself on the back!  Now comes the WORK! The 2nd trimester is where the bulk of treatment work takes place. What work? What am I working on? Your attention must be undivided.  Your focus must be laser. What? Why?  The Michigan Proving Grounds (We'll explain that).


    Show Segments:  Personal Story Segment, Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time
     

  • 00:57

    Living Through Drug Addiction

    in Relationships

    Therapist and Author Lorelie Rozanno joins me to discuss her life in drug addiction and her successful recovery. 


    Author of Jagged Little Edges, Jagged Little Lies, Gracie's 


     

  • 01:27

    Sex Addiction.....and You.

    in Lifestyle

    Are you a sex addict? Is sex addiction controlling your life? This broadcast of Diggin Deep with Dontá will feature special guest AD Burks, author of 'Sex and Surrender: An Addicts Journey.' 


    Sexual indiscretion is front page news. From sports stars to entertainers to politicians and religious leaders, story after story chronicles risky sexual behavior and addiction that shatters a multitude of promising lives. Do we know what motivates this kind of destructive behavior and can it be cured? More importantly can it be prevented? A.D. Burks is going to offer listeners a fresh four-step approach to solving one of today's most misunderstood and troubling compulsions. Also, he will be discussing his ITSOK2W8 campaign which promotes abstinence and self-worth. 


    For more more info about A.D. Burks visit his website http://www.sexsurrender.com  

  • 01:06

    "This is Your Chance" Helping Teens say NO to Alcohol/Substances

    in Family

    This is an early using  intervention, educational program for adolescents, teens and young adults. It's a collaborative community effort that includes school administrators, the juvenile justice system, courts, the police, and mental health professionals. I have named it "This is Your Chance" Grades 6-12th are eligible to participate and it will be used as a diversion from the juvenile justice system or in lieu of school suspension. Parents must attend family nights and booster sessions. It will be a two-week program and it will be referral based. A certificate of completion will be given at the end of progress. It will consist of our young ones being educated on the dangers of these substances and the genetic dispositions, such as the disease concepts, binge drinking, physical and pyschological symptoms substance use effects an individual. Family practices, school policies on substance use and what the legal consequences can be if violated. Normative behaviors, self-reflection, defense mechanisms, stress and coping skills, refusal skills, anger management, protective and risk factors as well as resiliencey for substance use, present and future impact, healthy alternatives, dating skills, cool to stay in school, job skills.  So, please, this is a campaign to help Teens say NO to drugs/alcohol.
    I lost my husband to a drug overdose on May 5th, 2009 and for almost 6 years I have been clean and sober and I have dedicated myself to helping others, especially teens. I have raised two very accomplished, well educated, intelligent young men. God gave me a calling to help others and this program is a workable solution.Go to http://www.gofundme.com/positiveenergy. Join me and special guest speaker Gigi Bisong as we introduce this new program and motivate America live Fri 3/13/15 9pm CT

  • 01:33

    Alcoholism/Drug Addiction: Is it a Brain Disease?

    in Family

    The DSM-5, which is the Diagnostic of Statistical Manual that Health Professionals use to diagnose patients with mental disorders, including addictions, and let me mention all of man kinds addictions fall into this category, from coffee, to tobacco, to alcohol and any kind of drug named that can prove a psychoactive result within that substance. If it changes the way you feel, it names it. It explains the activation of the brains rewards system and how it is the central point of creating problematic situations in an individuals life, that the feeling created by such use from alcohol or drugs, feelings of pleasue and euphoria, which is so profound to them that an individual will bypass normal activity just to partake in once again creating this feeling. Now DSM-5 has two groups, which one, are substance use disorders, which creates patterns of smyptoms that result from using which the individual takes despite of the problems they may experience.The other is substance induced disorders which is important to be aware of because alcoholism/drug addiction is closely related to several mental illnesses. They mention induced bipolar, anxiety, depressive, sleep, delirium, which is alcoholism, sexual dysfunctions, and neurocognitive disorders. I mention this because so many doctors will diagnose an alcoholic/addict with a particular mental illness, like slapping a label on them. Then they drug them, then clean and sober and working a program after a year, their symptoms have disappeared. Alcoholic/addicts were housed in mental institutions up into the 80's until they closed them down, now they are housed in jails with violent offenders. We have the largest, over populated jail system in the world and the majority of them are there due to alcohol and drug offenses. Join me Fri nite at 9pm CT as we discuss recovery at www.blogtalkradio.com/ritahodges Sign up for free BTR acct. Fill out top part only, then go follow show. You can also call in live at 646-929-0421

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