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  • 00:30

    Recovery Radio

    in Prayer

    Addiction is a spiritual disease, each week we will be praying for those who are still in active addiction, or who are in recovery or seeking recovery. We will feature a guest, or a service provider to share their stories and testimoniesof recovery and services and resources available.

  • 00:46

    Suicide and Addiction

    in Parents

    What do you do if your child tells you they don't want to live anymore? This is unfortunately a common occurrence within families who have children using drugs and alcohol. With suicide rates being what they are (the CDC reported in 2015 that suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-34 year olds) how do families respond to a child's feelings of hopelessness and despair that can lead to suicide? In this episode Frank and I will discuss some real-life experience along with hard data about how to best help someone with this mindset.

  • 02:00

    Treatment and Recovery: To Be Aware is to Be Alive (#8 of the elite 8)

    in Self Help

    Show Topic: In wrapping up our series of the Elite 8 Unwritten Philosophies of Recovery, we end with one that spreads it's tentacles far and wide across all aspects of your recovery experience. "To Be Aware is to Be Alive". This is meant both literally and figuratively. It speaks to: Emotional awareness. Mental awareness. Physical awareness. Envirnomental awareness. Spiritual awareness. We will discuss and touch on all of those, in no partcular order.


    Show Segments:  Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support

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  • 01:59

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Two for Tuesday....Rant....

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  1. We're going to dig into the heroin epidemic that is gripping the New England states. These aren't your "regular" dopefiends being affected.  2. Drug treatment in the U.S. is undergoing a significant reform. We'll try and stay out of the weeds, but NOT everyone is cooperating. What's changing? How will it affect those seeking treatment? Is what's new, old, and what's old, new? Re-inventing the drug treatment wheel.....


    Show Segments:  Recap, Show Topics, Recovery Support Time


     

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Guilt Kills!! (#7 of the Elite 8)

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  Guilt!! It means different things to different people. It is often viewed through a religious, and cultural lense. In the Therapeutic Community, when we say: DROP YOUR GUILT!!, what do we mean? When we say GUILT KILLS!! What do we mean? Why do we say, not ridding one's self of GUILT, is a surefire way to step on the road to relapse? We'll discuss and drill down on it......


    Show segments: Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 00:31

    Recovery Radio

    in Prayer

    We seek to have an open discussion and prayers, we will be featuring testimonies of those who have been delivered. We will share info on treatment and offer referrals for those who may need this info.  Join me, your host Minister Rebecca Desormeaux, and my Co-host Ms. La'Rissa P. Weatherspoon this week and every Tuesday @ 12:00 noon.


    Don't spend your life in recovery; Recover your life! With God recovery is possible!

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Mindfulness in Recovery

    in Self Help

    Special Guest:  Odell Johnson - Teacher, Trainer, Facilitator on incorporating Mindfulness into institutional and personal recovery formats. Odell is also certified in what can be viewed currently as "non-traditional" practices geared towards one's personal growth and well being.  We'll talk to Odell about his journey, how Mindfulness works in theory and in practice, and it's application in Recovery. We'll also touch base on the other stratgeies he utilizes to help others achieve optimal growth


    Show segments: Recap, Special Guest Interview, Recovery Support Time

  • 00:31

    Depression, Suicide vs. Recovery

    in Spirituality

    Depression, suicide, relapse and the Third Step are the topics for God Box Mike and dougananda for their March 21, 2015 Blogtalk Radio broadcast. Depression, cross-addictions and suicides are the ugly ugly side of recovery. Depression hammers alcoholics and addicts who slip back into their addictions and even some who despair despite being in recovery. Suicide often looks like a way out.It is hard to "turn it over" to a higher power when you've been living for years in the negativity of addiction. Let's face it, being clean and sober requires a mammoth effort to find a transformation that will bring about serenity in the face of all the problems stacked up against recovering people.

    Suicide is a hot topic these days. National Public Radio reports that suicide was the third largest cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 19. Anyone with time in recovery has known at least a few people who took their own lives, either before or after a relapse. Mike and dougananda have known a few. They as for only one thing: Please don't do it.

     

     

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The Croskey Chronicles & Concept............

    in Self Help

    Moment of Silence for Mark Tintrup


    Show Topic: Special Guest, Daytop Graduate, Original Director of the Daytop California Adult Program, Swan Lake Alumni, Neil Croskey joins the show to discuss a variety of topics. Only the lord knows where this may take us!!


    Show Segments: Remembrances of Mark Tintrup, Recap, NFL Draft Team Picks (round 1 and Round 2) Show Topic, Recovery Support Time.


     

  • 02:00

    Treatment and Recovery: If at First You Don't Succeed...........

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  You have gone through the treatment process. You are, from your perspective, and the external view, succeeding in your recovery experience.  Then out of nowhere, life hits you hard, you experience a relapse. You're unable to arrest the relapse. A treatment intervention seems to be the only alternative. What transpires in the mind of the person at this moment? If there is a treatment intervention, what is that experience like? We'll discuss what happens if at First You Don't Succeed...........


    Show Segments:  Month in review, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time