Jeanette Ballien: The OD Movement

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…

Step Seven of AA: Humility

Step Seven of AA: Humility

Society sees the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as the Bible for anyone looking to recover from an addiction.  The program has an estimated success rate of between 8% and 12% according to addiction specialists, and AA has approximately 2…

Addiction: Hypothesizing the Cause

Addiction: Hypothesizing the Cause

Let's hypothesize the cause of addiction, after all what causes a person to become an addict. Estimations blame genetics for between 40% and 60% of a person's vulnerability to addiction. OD hypothesizes one predominating factor behind why a person gets hooked on drugs. In our opinion addiction is the result of internalizing a false narrative as a personal truth or norm.

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.

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