Five Tools for Addiction

Dealing with Addiction: 5 Essential Tools

Diet Dealing with addiction isn't easy. Sure it sounds simple, but changing your diet can have a huge impact on your anxiety levels.  Be conscious of consuming more foods high in antioxidants like acai and blueberries. They help raise raise…

Jeanette Ballien: Emily’s Story Pt. II

Jeanette Ballien joins us in this episode to share her story of strength, perseverance, and hope in dealing with her daughter's heroin addiction. In case you missed part one of this series, where I talk Jeanette's daughter Emily, it is…

Taylor & her Dad

Through Taylor’s Eyes

Taylor Lewinski joins me in this Discussion. What made Taylor such an exciting interview was that she offers insight that we hadn't previously spoken with. Someone who grew up with an addicted parent. Usually guests tell me their views on…

Rock Bottom is a Lie

Rock Bottom: Here’s Why it’s Bullshit

Claiming an addict can’t/won’t get help until they hit rock bottom implies that use is not a problem until a person reaches rock bottom. Most everyone has this preconceived notion that a drug addict is some homeless poor miserable soul with no family who lives under a bridge, I know that’s what I thought, it’s a false narrative that’s the byproduct of preaching rock bottom as a necessity to being a drug addict.

Jen Elizabeth

Jen Elizabeth & Shape of a Woman

Feminism is a central theme in this piece of work.  After all, the book is titled Shape of a Woman and it’s the redemption song of a self-proclaimed female misogynist so how could it not be?  Jen Elizabeth’s memoir is so much more than a woman regaining touch with her femininity as the title implies.