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  • 00:31

    Substance Abuse Treatment in the Maricopa County Jail

    in Self Help

    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.


  • 01:23


    in Entertainment

    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

  • 02:20

    Substance Abuse the cause and effects, Crack , Meth, Marijuana, Alcohol Abuse

    in Entertainment

    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


  • 02:00

    SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL HEALTH: The chicken or the egg?

    in Self Help

    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

  • 00:45

    Recovery From Substance Abuse with Medical Expert

    in News

    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. 

  • 00:50

    Top Trends in Youth Substance Abuse

    in Youth

    Although the majority of young people do not use alcohol or other drugs, it continues to be an important issue with today's youth. In this episode, teen hosts Dylan, Cady, and Sarah discuss the latest trends in youth substance abuse, including e-cigarettes, prescription drugs, and marijuana. Our guest is Bob Turner, Choices Director at Central New York Services.

    For more information on Central New York Services and the Choices program, visit their website.

  • 00:27

    Becoming an Overcomer to Substance Abuse! I will have a special guest.

    in Lifestyle

    There are many ways people deal with the problem in life. One way is turning Substance. But there are other ways to deal with your issues. That is through Christ!

  • 01:01

    Substance Abuse From A Strength's Perspective: A Katherine Van Wormer Presents

    in Family

    This Tuesday evening,  17 June 2015, at 7:00 PM CST on a Special Edition of Katherine van Wormer Presents, on The-American-Family.com,  Dr. Katherine van Wormer, Dr. Bruce Friedman, and Dr. D. will discuss Katherine’s nationally used book on Substance Abuse Counseling (3rd edition). All three discussants have  considerable clinical and alcoholism-substance abuse professional experience. Katherine’s book: Substance Abuse Counseling from a Strength’s Perspective, 3rd Edition, covers a wide variety of models used. The three will discuss these models, related treatment issues and take your calls.

  • 02:13

    32. Shadows of the Demons (Mental Health/Substance Abuse)

    in Lifestyle

    Continuing the monthly discussion in relation to mental health and substance abuse, Bill and Will Green look at the after "FX" of dealing with substance abuse. The personal challenges that exist... dealing with labels and stigmas, finding the strength to deal with their own inner-demons while having to cope with other people's "demons" and sterotypes as well.
    Listen online or on your phone: 818-691-7412

  • 01:29

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1231

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Debra Monk from Enfield, New Hampshire, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse from multiple perpetrators over several years throughout her early childhood and into her early teens. She's now become an anti-abuse advocate who's now writing a series of children's books addressing a topic that's close to her heart. "Most of my abusers were direct or close family members," Debra says. She explains the new book series for children touches on the tough but important topic of family violence and abuse, and what that might look like through the eyes and perspective of a child. That's because Debra eventually came to understand that there was a systematic cycle of abuse within her family that had already been going on for many generations. "I'll address family violence, such as domestic and intimate partner violence, sibling abuse, sexual abuse, incest, neglect and physical abuse. Abuse and malnourishment can create patterns and characteristics that when, if not dealt with appropriately may cause repeated cycles or systems of family violence and abuse to occur later on and well into their adulthood lives." Debra's published before. Her work "A Journey of Poetry from an Adult Survivor of Sexual Abuse" is available as an e-book and author Caroline De Chavigny included Debra's missive in her book, "Letter to a Monster." Debra says her mission and goal is to create positive change that reduces the risk for violence in already broken and volatile homes.

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1233

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Barbara Ochoa from San Francisco, a returning NAASCA family member who's Executive Director at Help4Guys.org. Barbara's here once again to talk about the events that are planned in celebration of "Male Abuse Awareness Week" (MAAW) which is held each year during the first week of December. MAAW is an awareness campaign that was started by the P. Luna Foundation in 2008, and the website is an extension of that program. The main focus is to change the negative social stigma that goes along with the topic of males who are victims of sexual or emotional abuse and domestic violence. "Most abused males avoid therapy and treatment because they are too ashamed or afraid of being judged for doing so," according to the web site. "By bringing the subject to light once a year we hope to make this topic more socially acceptable and in return more men will feel comfortable enough to seek the help they desperately need but in many cases avoid." Since the awareness campaign's inception in 2008 we at NAASCA have been pleased to participate hand-in-hand with Barbara Ochoa, and Bill Murray has appeared at several of the live events. We too want to help men who were victims of past abuse break their silence, in order to inspire younger men into getting treatment. Like Barbara, we have seen more and more celebrities come forward and many more news stories reporting on males who are victims of abuse.