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  • TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Gaudenzia........The Ultimate Recovery

    in Self Help

    Show Topic: Gaudenzia is the story of a horse. What happened to this horse? Why did this horse become a symbol in the Recovery community at large, the Daytop community specifically.  Gaudenzia at one time was celebrated in place of Halloween in the Daytop residential treatment facilities.  We'll discuss Gaudenzia and how it relates and connects to those striving to achieve recovery from substance abuse

    Show Segments: Recap, Letters from the President, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time




  • 00:22

    Re-Energizing Your Sales Call

    in Business

    How often have you wished you had that specific brochure, infographic or customer video testimonial, when talking with a prospect, but you did not have access to it real time?

    4DSales has solved your problem. 

    Brian Carpenter, CEO of 4D Sales will share the issue he and his partners were trying to solve for salespeople.

    4DSales provides the ability for sales professionals as well as owners and executives to present their products and services in the best light, and in a very engaging way no matter where they are.  This means they are always ready to present their company and they can do so in an incredibly effective manner.  It also transforms the standard sales calls into more in-depth and persuasive interactions.    According to a study by the Wharton School of Business, 67% of buyers say that salespeople who present information visually are more persusaive.  4DSales is based on visual and interactive presentation.



  • 00:19

    Nutrition and Recovery , part two!!

    in Self Help

    If you are a regular listener to my radio show every Monday 8 PM PST on blogtalkradio.com , then this is the free gift I found and promised you!  ( heck even if you normally don't listen, this information on nutrition in recovery is for you too!)

    substance Abuse ( click on the link, it will open a PDF for you!)

    Also in my book, Building Blocks of Recovery, you will find shopping lists, recipes and foods for each stage of healing.   Other resources on this topic are:

    Liz Scott, Sober Kitchen

    Christina Pirello, Cook for the Life You Want

    Introducing Macrobiotic Cooking by Aveline Kushi

    Join me on the show next week when we will chat more about nutrition!  Mondays, 8 PM PST

    You can join the conversation on the Facebook page, on Twitter and Google Plus!  You can find out more about the work I do on my blogs:




  • 01:16

    TREATMENT & RECOVERY: The Under Graduate

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  It is usually after a 18-24 month treatment and recovery process that an addict who enters treatment, successfully completes treatment and all the necessary phases, is ready to present themselves for Graduation. The potential Under Graduate must submit what can only be called a summarized life story thesis focusing on where they were, where they are, and where they're going. We'll discuss what constitutes an Under Graduate. Though essentially they're all different, they all have had to accomplish similar goals to achieve UnderGraduate status.

    Show Segments:  Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 01:59

    TREATMENT & RECOVERY: THE UNWRITTENS: In The Beginning........

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The path to Treatment and Recovery is guided by what we call "The Unwritten Philosophies".  There are approxiametly 14-17 (depending on who you ask) unwritten philosophies. There is no debate however on which one's are what we call the 'Core Four".  Incorporation of the Core Four is essessential for laying the proper foundation of treatment and establishing a path to recovery.  The Core Four: Honesty; Trust in your Environment; Act as If; Responsible Love and Concern.

    Show Segments:  Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: OCGRadio One Year Annversary.............

    in Self Help

    It's been a year since we went "live" with this idea to do a live podcast, talking about substance abuse treatment, recovery, Daytop, OCG, and all things in between as it relates to recovery.....or not!  Our 1st show (10/24/14) hastily came together to honor Daytop's founder, the Monsignor William B. O'Brien, who passed away on 10/19/2014. Although we didn't officially start our recovery themed podcast until November 18th, 2014, in reflection, it was fitting that our first show was honoring a man who made recovery possible for so many. We will do a little year in review. 

  • 01:09

    What is the Biggest Roadblock to Recovery?

    in Health

    In my decade long research into the factors that cause the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, one factor stands out. Most people do not recognize or acknowledge the profound impact it has on sustaining symptoms day in and day out. What in the world is this mysterious cause? 

    Listen to learn more about the biggest roadblock to recovery from Parkinson's. 

  • 01:54

    RECOVERY ROMANCES: The Attraction Distraction

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The argument against co-ed facilities is buffered by the frequency in which clients in residential treatment facilities are engaging in romantic relationships. The rate of success of these relationships are so low it doesn't even register statisically. These Recovery Romances also initiate in 12 Step support groups, and other recovery formats.  What does register are the recovery processes derailed.  Why do these Recovery Romances get started? Why are the particpants resistant to outside influence against the relationships? Is true individual recovery possible when you are involved in a Recovery Romance? Lets dig down into this dilema.........

    Show Segments: Recap, Show Topics, Recovery Support Time

  • 00:21

    Why top producers may not be good sales managers ( and what to do about it).

    in Management

    We've all seen it. A top producer is promoted and goes from sales superstar to average manager (or worse).  The reason why is that the attributes and skills of a top sales person are not the same as a top sales or branch manager.  In this episode, we discuss what makes a great sales manager and tips to support a new one.

  • 00:10

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The Great Sabotage

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  You're progressing through treatment. You've turned the corner. You see the end of the treatment road on the horizon. The end of the safety of the cocoon is near. Your tool kit is stocked. It's now about repetition, practice, and exercising your new or readjusted attitutude and behaviors. Then BOOM (or BAM), you blow it up. You "engineer" a relapse. You SABOTAGE yourself, and the process. Why do we do this to ourselves?!?

    Show Segments:  Recap, Shpw Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 01:46

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Dealing with Loss & Grief while in Recovery

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The culture of addiction and recovery is rife with experiences of grief and loss for the person struggling with addiction or striving for recovery. The nature of these experiences combined with the stigma, shame and general lack of understanding of addiction can make grief and loss associated with addiction lonely and difficult to heal from. The treatment setting can provide an effective healing environment for dealing with past or current loss and grief. We must also learn to deal with this experience outside of the cocoon of the treatment setting. We'll review the various stages of loss and grief, recount some personal experiences, and how as providers we can better help clients through this experience.

    Show Segments: Recap, Show Topics, Recovery Support Time