How do we help bridge the gap between the recovery community and the recovery industry? Lee Pepper is an advocate for people in recovery, as well as a leader with Foundations Recovery Network. In this episode we discuss how to help unite people inside and outside of recovery, as well as what drives Lee to be a leader and advocate for those fighting to end the stigma of addiction.
There are hundreds of thousands of people struggling with addiction today. In todays episode, Shane talks about some of those we have lost along the way, and how we can play a role in helping someone just by asking them how they are doing.
After dropping out of high school to sell drugs, hip-hop artist Mike Gambo soon found himself struggling with his own addiction to opiates. After a 6 year battle in and out of detox and methadone clinics, Mike eventually found himself homeless and hopeless. It was there he decided he would need to get clean, or die.
I recently had an opportunity to chat with Jed and Jay from Church & Other Drugs. These 2 dudes are awesome and good examples that you can be real and honest about your recovery, but still have a good time doing it. With all the heavy and serious content we sometimes put out, It was a great reminder for me to practice one of my favorite rules, Rule 62; Don't take yourself so damn serious! Check it out and check out Church and Other Drugs.
Tripp Lanier is not an alcoholic, but he is a dude who enjoys coaching other dudes and top entrepreneurs around the world to get out of the shallow end of the pool, redefine success, and align their work with what they were put on this Earth to do. Tripp is the creator and host of one of my favorite podcasts The New Man Podcast: Beyond the Macho Jerk and the New Age Wimp.
Adam Jasinski was the winner of the popular television series "Big Brother 9" where he earned the $500,000 prize. Adam later admitted to using portions of the money to buy large quantities of drugs to both use and distribute. He was charged in 2009 by the DEA for possessing 2,000 Oxycodone pills with intent to distribute.
Good friend and fellow sober guy Seth Manter joins the show again to discuss the power of thought, navigating through early sobriety, and also shares why he bought a couch that had been pissed on. The guys also read an email from listener Sarah who asks how to deal with a loved one who is addicted and suffers from chronic relapses.
May is mental health awareness month. Jess and Shane chat about this months 1 Million Mowhawk Challenge, mental health, and share thoughts and ideas that sometimes make sense...and sometimes do not...all in good fun.