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Join us with Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor Edward Bognacki for a frank discussion of issues surrounding substance abuse and addiciton.
Topics will include:
Heroin, does not discriminate by race, age, or socio-economic status
Gateway drugs. What are they?
Treatment vs punishment for non-violent users. Inequities in the justice system by race/economics.
The marijuana legalization movement (medical, recreational)
Workplace drug testing: What does it accomplish?
Alcohol and alcoholism
About Our Guest:
Edward Bognacki is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor with 15 years experience in the field. Throughout his career, he has worked with adolescent and adult addicts at the Intensive Outpatient and Inpatient level of care. He has been with High Focus Centers at several locations in Northern and Central NJ for the past 11 years, and currently works with young adult and adult patients in Freehold NJ in intensive outpatient setting. Prior to High Focus Centers, Ed worked at Endeavor House in Keyport and Kearney, NJ and Comprehensive Recovery Services in Hackensack, NJ.
Ed holds a Master of Divinity from Seton Hall University and a B.A. in Philosophy from Montclair University.
A native of New Milford, NJ, Ed currently resides in Toms River, NJ.
Substance Abuse is an overindulgence in or dependence on an addictive substance, including alcohol or illicit drugs. People abuse substances such as drugs, alcohol, and tobacco for varied and complicated reasons, but it is clear that our society pays a significant cost. The toll for this abuse can be seen in our hospitals, emergency departments, and on the streets thru direct damage to health by substance abuse and its link to physical trauma.
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Subz and Eso Tre stop by to discus a few things, like the crew name and the possible controversy behind it, the origin of some amazing collabos and plans for the future.
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There are many substance abuse treatment programs around the country. However, one program in particular provides innovative modalities intended to jail inmates in Marciopa County, Arizona. Join us for a lively conversation with Akoswa (Pamela) McRae, an Alpha Counselor with the Custody Support Division in the Durango Jail. Ms. McRae will discuss how she and her colleagues treat inmates who are housed in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jail. Sheriff Arpaio is known nationally as the toughest sheriff in the country. Tune in for details on the Alpha program and substance abuse treatment.
Society is like a bad drug. We know that the issues that societies presents is nonprogressive and bad for us but we refuse to give it up. We are content with the undue homelessness, the unnecessary billing, and bullying in the guise of protective services. We must be satisfied, because we have yet to quit. What is holding us back from getting out of the illusionary world wrought with problems? Is it fear of the unknown? Is it comfort and luxury? Or is it something even greater psychologically? Are we ADDICTED TO THE MATRIX? Next 2RAW4TV we talk about how to break the cycle of subconscious addiction and show a different route out of the societal web of destruction.
Master Yao,author and founder of the Grand Trine returns to 2RAW4TV to discuss the power of tantra and how the tantric community is changing the world as we speak.
One of hip hop's most revered groups Substance Abuse joins 2RAW4TV to talk about LA, working with KRS1, and why music seems to lack Substance
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Special Guest Interview: Dr. LaNae Jaimez, Professor of Psychology, Solano Community College
Long gone are the days when a substance abuse treatment program ONLY treats substance use disorders. In todays landscape most if not all programs are Dual Diagnosed or Co-occuring capable. Join us as we discuss the role mental health treatment has played in the successful recovery from substance abuse for many individuals. It wasn't always so. The integration of mental health into mainstream substance abuse treatment was not a smooth one. There were (still are) difficulties with traditional treatment program staff accepting, and understanding mental health treatment. The stigma attached to having a mental health disorder contributes to client reluctance to fully engage in the assessment process. Our guest breaks down the rise of mental health treatment as an integral part of substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Show Segments: Happy Recap, Guest Interview, Recovery Support Time
The Cause and Effect of taking that first hit of any drug and once that happens your life is forever changed. Can anyone say they tried Crack Cocaine or Meth and any other illegal substance and said it only happened one time and I went back to making better decisions after that initial hit.
Toughcookie will have several ex-addicts who will disssect and tell their stories of what it felt like taking their first hit of their choice of becoming addicted to a lifestyle, of homelessness, abuse, pain, hurt, loss of self-esteem, dignity, and falling into a life of shame.
Lisa Debarros (Boston MA) will tell her story of pain and why it took 25 years to no longer want another hit of Crack Cocaine, Robin Johnson (Sacramento, CA) will discuss her life long battle with Crack Cocaine to a Recovering Substance Abuse Counselor.
The cause and effect on the Family, Community and especially the individual who chooses Crack, Meth, Marijuana, Alcohol, and any other drug that can potentially lead to a life of crime, shame, pain and death. How do an addict recover from the use of Substance abuse to self?
Who is profiting from drug use in many communities of color?
Pipeline to prison for mothers and fathers! Why is it important for Churches and The School System and Communities to come together and stop this epidemic of families being torn apart and kids becoming addicted themselves at an early age.
Who is at fault?
Personal Responsibility or a set up by the Powers that be.
There will be a Special guests calling in discussing their experience and testimony's of family members addicted to drugs and how it effected their life.
Check out the movie starring Jennifer Hudson, The Inevitable defeat of Mister and Pete.
One of my guest appeared in this movie and will ditch out secrets of famous Celebrity stars who abused drugs.
Tune in 7:30 PM PST
September is designated as National Recovery Month by many individuals and organizations. According to the National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, Inc., the month is a national observance that educates people on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Let's Talk America with Host Shana Thornton is spotlighting the road to recovery with leading psychiatrist Dr. Tiffany Cooke. She will share vital information for everyone. Tune in with family and friends. #LTA #LTARadio
Please visit www.letstalkamericawithshanathornton.com. Thank you.
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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 4 (and we'll include a bit about TRADITION 4) - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book "Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 4: "Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves."Most survivors, unless they are in a crisis, do not put much thought into what happened; the people, places, things, and reactions to events that have long-shaped their life. But if you have not yet taken a look at what traumata shaped your personality, behaviors, fears, and ways of responding in life, Step Four is a good opportunity to stop and think about it. Perhaps you have reached the day when you realize that you are not living your life as you really want to. Perhaps you feel a deep inner longing for healthy, secure attachment, love and a more kind relationship with yourself. You may experience a longing for life as you were told it was supposed to be but you have no evidence that you are living such a life. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery has been active in the 12 Step community for nearly 20 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 5 & TRADITION 5. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tonight's special guest is Jacque LaFountaine from Spokane, Washington, a long-time personal friend of Bill Murray and a NAASCA volunteer. Jacque's a retired RN with experience, among other things, in critical care, ER, and as a director of assisted living and an Alzheimer's unit. Abused from early childhood, her memories were repressed. She didn't remember much of her home life when she left at 18, depressed and suicidal but not understanding why. Jacque says, "Eventually I lived in Los Angeles and began to get repressed memories back and started therapy. I was glad to get the memories out but always felt like I was sharing into a vast wasteland of nothingness." Her mother had abused her with physical, emotional, psychological, and sexual trauma which started in the crib. "Therapists considered it ritual child abuse and torture." More trauma occurred in Los Angeles. "In the middle of this, I was a victim of attempted murder which just made my PTSD symptoms even worse." She relocated to Santa Barbara and later Spokane, continuing treatment, dealing with major depression, severe PTSD, and serious dissociative disorder with Dissociative Identity Disorder (multiple personalities). "In 2011, things came together for me. My PTSD symptoms were eliminated in 24 hours. I found my core personality (the one that's not an alter) and reconstructed my identity. As my identity strengthened my depression left." Jacque says, "I'm in the best place internally that I've ever been and am truly grateful." She says she's looking forward to the future, concluding, "I believe we all have to help each other which will help bring child abuse out to the general public. There is strength in numbers."
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Tonight's special guest is Linda Dueling from Omaha, Nebraska, a child abuse survivor and active NAASCA volunteer family member. Linda was sexually abused and eventually raped by her Grandpa. This went on until she was about 8 years old. Later, at 12, she would 'fall in love' with a 20 year old who introduced her to IV drugs. At 15 she ended up living on the streets with a boy and they were eventually arrested for 'breaking and entering' when they tried to find shelter. He was sent to Juvenile Hall, but Linda was released to her mother. "Mom slapped and hit me the whole walk home about 12 blocks." She ran away again and experienced a horrible gang rape by a group of 'friends'. Linda says. "I know GOD saved me that night." Linda began using drugs again and meet a boy who would become her husband. "He began hitting me within months," Linda says. "I was beaten daily." It took nearly 2 decades before she joined a church and got clean. For a while things got better. She earned a Certificate in Counseling for Addiction. She built businesses and was seen as a 'success'. "I had over come my addiction and my marriage was now 'healthy' by everyone's standards. Yet I felt dead." In 2008 she tried to take her life. "I was held at the hospital for almost a month. When I left I went into Intensive Outpatient Therapy 5 days a week, four hours a day." In 2010 she'd had enough. "I left for a business trip and never returned home." Her life has improved but she knows she still has a long way to go. She pushes on "Telling this side of my story with out protecting anyone in the process is a new journey."
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Tonight's special guest is Donna Farris from Old Town, Maine, a new NAASCA family member and children's rights advocate. "I haven't had an easy life by any means," she says, "but I look at it this way. I have nothing to fear in whatever life will continue to throw at me .. because I have God on my side." She adds, "I am excited to learn more about NAASCA and become more involved!!" Donna holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work. She is a former State of Maine Guardian ad Litem for almost 9 years in 4 different Counties. She has been a life-long child advocate and activist for children's rights. She fights to end child abuse in every form. She will never stop. Her own children were kidnapped through the Family Courts by their father after their father almost killed their oldest son in front of their youngest son. Their father was forced to buy their lives in our Family Court to save himself from a criminal investigation of attempted murder on a child, and life in prison. After having had her own children kidnapped in these same Courts that she used to work in, she started her business, “Hands On Parenting” to fight this corruption and re-unite children with their loving parents. Donna offered parenting education, parent-child reunification, and support to parents across Maine, including professional supervised visitation when needed. Donna will never stop in her efforts to end child abuse and corruption by government officials, fighting for ALL children caught up in corruption, Domestic Violence and child abuse.
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