I recently had the opportunity to attend the Innovations In Recovery conference in San Diego California, hosted by Foundations Recovery Network . Foundations invited Sober Guy Radio down to conduct interviews and network with some of the best people and organizations in the recovery community. They also accomodated Jess, Lucy, and Cash for this trip. To have my family there made it even that much better! We had an absolute blast making new friends, recording new content with some awesome guests, and of course hanging out at the amazing Hotel Del Coronado!
Listen to the Sober Guy Innovations In Recovery podcast content below!
During the 4 days we spent there, I ran into both friends and colleagues like NY Times bestselling author Anna David from Recover Girl Podcast (formerly AfterPartyPod) and Dr. John Mendelson from DxRx Medical, a new innovative treatment program to help stop or reduce your drinking. I also got to chat and receive some great advice on the business end from friend and mentor Bill McCormick over at Americlaims Billing.
These are just a few of the great people I got to connect with at Innovations In Recovery. In addition to all of this, I got to see and hang out with our friends from Foundations who work their asses off to make Innovations In Recovery such an amazing event. Great work and much love and respect to you all!
We recorded some great shows with some phenomenal guests from different parts of the recovery community and industry. You can listen in below, or on iTunes and all other major podcast platforms.
I am honored to play a role in the recovery movement with Sober Guy Radio and I appreciate all of our guests who voice their stories and insight. Their brave honesty and out spoken words are helping to end the stigma of alcoholism and addiction across the country.
Peace, love and respect...KEEP YOUR BLOOD CLEAN!
IIR 2017 Sober Guy Radio
ADDICTED TO GAMING
Cam Adair is a Canadian-born speaker, YouTuber and pioneer on video game addiction. He’s the founder of Game Quitters, the world’s largest support community for video game addiction, with members in over 70 countries.
SOBER LIVING FOR WOMEN; THE CHADWICK HOUSE
Jaana Woodbury was one of my favorite people to meet at the Innovations In Recovery Conference. Her own story and struggle with addiction is enough to keep you on the edge of your seat, but to hear what her and her husband are doing today in the recovery community is amazing. Jaana helps operate The Chadwick House. The Chadwick House is a women's sober living home that recently opened in Orange County California, alongside it's big brother in the recovery community The Ohio House.
ACCEPTANCE NOT JUDGEMENT
Adam Marion comes from a long line of alcoholism that ran through his family for decades. Adam is thankful that his father got sober when he was three years old, essentially breaking the vicious cycle and allowing Adam to live a life free from alcoholism. Today, Adam works as CEO of Skywood Recovery and has a passion for helping others break free from the chains of addiction through acceptance rather than judgment.
Bill Hazelton & Oriana Murphy from Sober College chat with us today and share a bit of their own recovery story. We also discuss how Sober College is giving young adults an opportunity to explore a college degree while working a recovery program.
OBAMACARE VS. TRUMPARE
Harry Nelson is an expert in healthcare compliance, business operations and risk management and co-owns one of the premier healthcare law firms on the West Coast Nelson-Hardiman. His knowledge in healthcare and how it relates to addiction treatment is one of the many topics we discuss in the episode, along with some similarities between ObamaCare and other proposed healthcare plans. Harry also has a new book out "From Obamacare to Trumpcare: Why You Should Care"
WHY STRUCTURE IS KEY TO YOUR RECOVERY
Patrick Smith is the Program Director at Orange County Recovery Services in Huntington Beach California. Patrick is also in long term recovery. Through his own experience, Patrick has been able to kraft a balance between compassion and toughness to help others out of a life trapped in the trenches of addiction. In this episode we discuss boundaries and the importance of structure in a recovery program, along with hearing some of Patricks own struggle with addiction.
SOBRIETY VS. RECOVERY & FAITH
Robert Shryoc is Vice President of Business Development at Covenant Hills. Robert was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1990, he went to work with his father in the family business through 2007. In 2009, Robert entered the treatment industry and in 2015 moved his family to Orange County, California to join the Covenant Hills family.
HERE FOR YOUR FAMILY
Jen Angier has worked to help families nationwide restore their families and households. Jen is a certified Youth, Parent, and Family Coach; a certified Bereavement Coach and soon-to-be certified Recovery Specialist with over 20 years of experience as a professional nanny and house manager. Jen and her team of capable caregivers have worked in over 300 homes, offering services from behavior modification and live-out support during times of transition, all the way to live-in support during times of crisis.
CALVARY HEALING CENTER
Born in New York City and raised in Aberdeen, New Jersey, Jim Kreitler earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Dayton. He then pursued a master’s in addiction counseling from Grand Canyon University and is a Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC) in the state of Arizona. Kreitler began his own personal recovery journey in 1998. Ten years later, he retired from a 28-year career to seek his calling to help addicted people. As a person whose life was saved by treatment and subsequent recovery, he knows both sides: the devastation of the disorder and the awesomeness of recovery. Jim currently serves as CEO of Calvary Healing Center.
THERE IS HOPE & THERE IS HELP
Scott Silverman leads others to recovery with empathy. Thirty years ago he was on the edge. Struggling from addiction, considering suicide, and feeling like things were unraveling. He was at rock bottom. The day after trying to kill himself, he lew home and immediately entered treatment. He lived the embarrassment, fear, and helplessness surrounding addiction. And he has come out the other side whole. Scott is a San Diego native and serves as CEO of Confidential Recovery.
HOW TO COPE WITH CHRONIC PAIN
Dr. Louise Stanger has developed and refined her invitational method of mental health and substance abuse interventions using the well-established research methodology of portraiture. She and her teammate have performed thousands of family interventions throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Stanger recently received the Spirit of Recovery Award for her years of dedication to the fields of intervention & recovery.
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