Episode - 124 Ashley Addiction Treatment Center-Interview with the Co-CEOs
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by Michael Van Meter
5d ago
Ashley Addiction Treatment Center is a special place for many people in recovery. The founding influence was Father Joseph Martin who famously produced the "Chalk Talk" series in the 1970's and is still used extensively today. In the present-day, Ashley has evolved into a center that prides itself on utilizing the recent advancements in recovery research to help patients navigate the difficult path towards recovery. In this episode I interview the Co-CEO's, Alex Dentsman and Dr. Gregory Hobelmann about the great work they are doing and what they believe the future of addiction treatment is.&nb ..read more
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Episode - 123 Recovery and Spirituality with Ray Houk
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by Michael Van Meter
1w ago
Ray Houk is a recently retired Chaplain from the United States Navy. Ray has extensive experience working with service members who have suffered trauma as well as addiction. In this episode, Ray shares with us some of those experiences as well as the role that spirituality plays in helping those who are suffering navigate these experiences. Music-John Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Planets III, Mercury, The Winged Messenger ..read more
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Episode - 122 Sue Gilroy-Women-Self-Worth, Shame, and Trauma
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by Michael Van Meter
2M ago
Today's episode takes a little different direction where Sue Gilroy and I discuss the trauma and conditioning of women regarding their self-worth, shame, and trauma. Sue is from Australia and is a professional Life Coach, Registered Nurse, and has worked with management of Medical Centers in Singleton and Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Australia. This is an important topic that relates to recovery and women struggling in so many ways.  Music-John Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Planets III, Mercury, The Winged Messenger   ..read more
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Inspiration or Desperation-Bev Perez, ShieldUs
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by Michael Van Meter
2M ago
More First Responders die from their own hand than from conflict from a suspect. This is a real problem, and Bev Perez, CEO and founder of ShieldUs helps First Responders deal with trauma, especially suicide. If you are in the First Responder profession, or have a loved one that is, this episode is a must listen. Bev spent ten years in the Prince George's County, Maryland Police Department and experienced a traumatic incident herself. After healing herself, Bev created ShieldUs which utilizes holistic practices. Bev also conducts training, engages in motivational speaking, and is planning retr ..read more
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Episode 120 - Former NFL Player Ken Harvey on Setting Goals
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by Michael Van Meter
3M ago
Ken Harvey was an Outside Linebacker for both the Phoenix Cardinals and the Washington Redskins. He was the First Round, Twelfth Overall Pick in the 1988 NFL Draft, four-time Pro Bowler, played 164 NFL games and had 89 sacks. He played professionally from 1988-1998 and he has had an incredible journey. Ken's story is special in that he never thought he would make it to where he did, but through perseverance, determination, and above all setting goals for himself he was able to accomplish things few people ever will. I met Ken at a luncheon for the Loudon Serenity House, which provides affordab ..read more
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Episode 119 - Tom Farley Interview
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by Michael Van Meter
3M ago
Tom Farley is comedian Chris Farley's brother, who tragically died from his addiction in 1997. I met Tom at a fundraising event for a recovery center and was deeply touched by his story of recovery and the work he is doing not only for his own sobriety, but for the community. Tom discusses his own struggles with addiction, and describes what life was like growing up in an environment where people were so focused on Chris' addiction, that they failed to address their own. Tom has a powerful message of hope and strength that will surely help those who are struggling. tfarley@rosecrance.org rosec ..read more
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Episode 118 - Radio Broadcast ”Can You Be Too Smart for Recovery?”
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by Michael Van Meter
4M ago
Our material is now being broadcast weekly on 96.7 FM WERA here in Arlington, Virginia. This episode is titled "Can You Be Too Smart for Recovery" and explores the reasons why people discount recovery programs to their own detriment. I also discuss why it is important to trust those that have experience, and more importantly have had success with recovery. This is a very important message for people looking to improve their lives through recovery and is also helpful for those who have loved ones that are still suffering. Music-John Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Planets II ..read more
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Episode 116 - Buddy C.-What are You Putting Your Effort In?
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by Michael Van Meter
5M ago
Buddy C. has a powerful story of recovery and loss. Buddy discovered his faith was lacking something, then he began a study of Tao Te Ching that has helped him live a life free from alcohol. Buddy has suffered serious loss in recovery yet has remained sober through it all. He even wrote a book called "Powerless but Not Helpless" which is a meditation book of 81 verses from Tao Te Ching that can help live an alcohol-free life and have freedom from any addictive behavior. You will certainly not want to miss this fascinating conversation! This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out mor ..read more
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Episode 115 - High Bottom, You Don’t Need to Wait-Susanne Navas
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by Michael Van Meter
5M ago
It has been said "you don't need to ride the elevator to the bottom, you can get off on any floor." Susanne Navas had this experience, finding sobriety before her drinking created the damage in her life that many people experience. You do not have to wait until it is too late. If you think your drinking is a problem, then it probably is. Susanne shares with us her experience, strength, and hope with her powerful story.  This episode is brought to you by FHE Health. Find out more at fhehealth.com Susanne's website: http://www.therebootcoach.net/ Music-John Williams and the Vienna Philharmo ..read more
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Episode 114 - Pete Sousa-What Do You Want to Be Remembered For?
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by Michael Van Meter
5M ago
Pete Sousa describes his battle with addiction and how it took everything, then allowed him to rise to become the Morning Anchor at KWTX in Waco, TX, a CBS affiliate. Pete is also a Play-by-Play Anchor with ESPN, and hosts his own podcast called "The Payoff with Pete." While in active addiction he could have never guessed that life could be this good. Pete shares his experience, strength, and hope with us and says, "all we have is our experiences." This is so true, and this is how we help one another. You will not want to miss Pete's powerful story of recovery. This episode is brought to you b ..read more
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