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Straight stuff on addictions

Straight stuff on addictions


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a creative and open minded talk show format featuring, guests, advice, stories from the real world, recovery topics and a connection for recovering people

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He came out of the gate angry and drinking heavily. The environmental and genetic ingredients were all certainly present. Fending largely for himself he was out-drinking his buddies at age 12. Drinking, drugging and ?supplementing his... more

Pete was a kid torn from one parent and then torn again. He was moved from place to place with little supervision. Angry and hurt he acted out and was seemingly arbitrarily institutionalized at an early age. He would tell you that the... more

Jerry, his brother and Mom spent a good deal of their life on the run from a violent Father; moving from city to city, changing names, schools, friends and keeping secrets. He desperately needed a sense of belonging and found drugs, alcohol... more

Jeff started his journey after his parents' divorce at age 13 with alcohol, weed and of all things, screwdrivers. By high school he was living a double life, bi-sexual but hanging with the gangbangers. Unable to manage high school behaviorally,... more

She never felt like she belonged. Gawky, pale and thin she never felt like she could compete with the ?popular? girls. By the end of high school she was a tall, shapely blonde with big blue eyes…the boys couldn't get enough but... more

He was a lost child…on his own in many respects. He felt alienated and not a part of anything. It was a perfect set-up for addiction. He was always searching for meaning…for something bigger but the bottle became his higher... more

Within months of his first go around with Vikes he knew he needed more. Later a shady Doc gave him a prescription for 240 Norco a month and he managed to use that in two weeks. He knew he was out of control and it went on for... more

She finally got sober in her home area of South Bay. She went to somewhere around 700 meetings in the two years that she slipped, slid and hid her drinking before she found solid ground. Weathering the shame and embarrassment she... more

We've had a couple years now to allow the drug court process to mature. We've had several ?graduating classes? and a very good track record. We talked to the initial sitting drug court judge to get the framework of the court's operations so... more

More than a few years ago a small group of parents began to meet in a therapists office. They talked about their struggles to stay sane while living with the insanity of their behaviorally or addictively challenged kids. They shared their fears,... more
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