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Codeine Addiction — It Crippled Me

Codeine, which is the famous purple syrup that your favorite rap artist sips on, has been around since the wild west. For as long as it has been around, codeine addiction has been a problem that has destroyed countless lives and torn families of those affected by addiction to shreds. The powerful combination of codeine, promethazine, and dextromethorphan all work synergistically together in a way… 

Ep. 9 — God and AA

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Adam and Michael dissect Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), its origin, the 12 steps, and the involvement of God/religion as a part of the process. They chat about some of the issues that can come with including God as part of this program and the challenges that AA can present for people in need of recovery and healing. Listen here.

Struggling with Meaning in Life? Here’s What You Can Do

Struggling with meaning in life? I totally get it. I think most people go through this struggle. The human experience is a beautiful, scary, chaotic, emotional one. We are thrown into this world without always knowing why. While many people may have such a strong purpose in their life — whether that be through their religion/faith, their work, or something else — many of us still struggle… 

The Frontlines of Mental Healthcare w/ Special Guest Jack Lewis

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Samantha, Adam, and Michael chat with Jack Lewis, a student in Northeastern University’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program. Jack has worked as a Recovery Specialist at Northeast Addiction Treatment Center, a Mental Health Specialist at McLean Hospital’s Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Center, and an ABA therapist with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Together they talk about the challenges, barriers, and myths around psychiatric wards, getting… 

13 Side Effects Of Suboxone — Plus My Horrible Personal Experience

The side effects of Suboxone range from not very bad to pretty severe. Unless you are someone who has either been to treatment and/or struggled with opiate addiction, Suboxone is something that you quite possibly have never heard of.  In a nutshell, Suboxone is a drug (buprenorphine, an opioid, and naloxone, a drug that blocks opioid receptors) that is most commonly prescribed for people who… 

Mental Health and Exercise/Nutrition w/ Special Guest Chris Heskett

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Personal trainer, nutrition coach, and friend Chris Heskett dives deep into the science around nutrition and its effects on mental health. We talk about some of the misconceptions around exercise and the fitness industry and simple tools to help boost the benefits of exercising and eating healthy. Listen now Resources: Chris Heskett – @peakwellnesscoaching – chris@protect-and-provide.com – https://linktr.ee/chrisheskett18  Breath by James Nestor Comfort Crisis by… 

Thankful and Grateful — the Awesome Benefits of Gratitude

Today, I’m thankful and grateful for so much in my life. From my own lived experience, being a person who has struggled with drug addiction for half of his life, I can say that gratitude is one of the single most important things that helps keep me sober. Being grateful can literally completely retune your frequency in a matter of seconds. Everything is energy, and… 

What Is Alcoholics Anonymous?

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Adam and Michael give Samantha a rundown of what Alcoholics Anonymous is and answer her questions about the program, its pros and cons, and what it’s like to be a sponsor. Listen Now

Why Is It so Hard to Stay Sober? Here’s Why

If you’re wondering why it’s so hard to stay sober, I feel you. Maybe you’ve heard this before. Surely he’d quit for her and his kids. Surely he doesn’t want to lose everything again. Surely he won’t let himself become a complete slave. Come on bro — where is your willpower?! Let me tell you, as a person in recovery, I have been asked a… 

Social Anxiety, Social Media, Culture, and the Pandemic

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Adam and Samantha talk about their personal struggles with social anxiety in various contexts and how the pandemic, social media, and culture play roles in heightening those anxieties. Listen on Spotify Listen on Apple Podcasts