Landmark Recovery Radio

Landmark Recovery Radio

Recovery Radio is the premiere radio show and podcast on addiction treatment and recovery. Over the course of each season, we will discuss facts and dispel myths surrounding what addiction is and isn’t. You’ll hear from experts in a wide range of subjects, including addiction specialists, mental health professionals, recovering addicts, and rehab facility administrators. You’ll learn about the factors that predispose someone to develop an addiction, understand the role that genetics and environment play, and hear about the history of illicit substances and their devastating effects on our communities. If you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one’s substance dependency, Recovery Radio will be your source for finding the information, tools, and inspiration to navigate the road to recovery. New podcast content will be available every Tuesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the Voice America Health and Wellness Channel, our website, and syndicated to podcast partners worldwide.

Episodes

April 22, 2021 30 min
In this episode Zach is joined by Archie Messersmith-Bunting, M.S., a wellness coach, consultant, and professional speaker who helps people navigate their feelings to improve their quality of life. The two discuss how he was trademarked, The Feelings Guy and how support communities can help navigate feelings related to addiction and mental illness.
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In this episode, Zach is joined by Jami Leslie, who works within an Employee Assistance Program to help staff members with drug and alcohol addictions, as well as mental health. The two discuss her day in the life working with the program and how the pandemic has affected her role.
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April 8, 2021 30 min
In this episode Zach is joined by Chief Thomas Synan Jr., a United States Marine Corps veteran, 10-year SWAT veteran, and 26-year police veteran. He is currently the Police Chief of Newton Police Department in Ohio. The two discuss Chief Synan's family history of addiction which led him to create the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition.
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April 1, 2021 27 min
In this episode Zach is joined by Joan Newcomb, the Manager of Employee Assistance for Norfolk Southern Railway Company. She is the head of Norfolk Southern Railroad's Employee Assistance Program to support employees with everything mental health, substance, abuse, and overall wellness. The two discuss the Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation program through Norfolk Southern and how it helps employees in recovery.
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March 25, 2021 26 min
In this episode, Zach is joined by Dr. Chris Kerrigan, a double board certified physician in internal medicine and addiction medicine. He is the Director of Addiction Medicine at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, California. The two discuss the changes in how addiction is being taught in hospitals and effects of the pandemic on addiction hospital visits.
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March 18, 2021 21 min
In this episode, Zach is joined by Debi Nadler, the Managing Director of the Drug Epidemic Awareness Walk Across America. The two discuss why she started the Drug Epidemic Walk Across America and how they have pivoted during the pandemic.
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March 11, 2021 30 min
In this episode, Zach is joined by Dr. Angela Huskey, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at Millennium Health. Her work has been featured in JAMA and the US Department of Health and Human Services utilizes her work on the Emerging Threat Intelligence Program to prevent drug overdoses. The two discuss her work with Emerging Threat Intelligence Program and substance abuse trends throughout the pandemic.
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March 4, 2021 32 min
In this episode, Zach is joined by Monty Ghosh, an Internist and Addiction Specialist at the University of Alberta Hospital. The two discuss harm reduction in Canada, as well as problems with tainted drug supplies.
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February 25, 2021 28 min
In this episode, Zach is joined by Renata Castro, an award-winning immigration attorney representing individuals and corporations nationwide in their pursuit of immigration benefits. The two discuss how she has seen immigration and addiction play out together in the court system.
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February 18, 2021 25 min
In this episode Zach is joined by Stephanie Medley, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Kentucky. In her current role she serves as Employee Assistance Counselor for GE Appliances. Stephanie is also the creator of Killinitlife.com, a blog she authors to support the importance of self-care, self-expression and self-acceptance. In this episode the two discuss stigma in the workplace and how coworkers, supervisors, or ...
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February 11, 2021 22 min
In this episode Zach is joined by Carey Wong, who currently serves as Chief Counsel at Child Advocates. She is the co-founder of the Child Advocacy Clinic at IU McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis and currently serves as adjunct professor in the clinic. The two discuss her work with children of addicts, and what is the best timeline for recovering from the trauma of a parent using drugs or alcohol.
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In this episode Zach is joined by Dr. Kenneth Yeager, the director of Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) program at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center. The two discuss the STAR program and what types of success Dr. Yeager has seen in the program. Dr. Yeager also discusses the differences between hospitals and addiction treatment centers.
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January 28, 2021 24 min
In this episode Zach is joined by Drew Hanthorn, a local Indianapolis business owner who runs the Steel House Indy and is in recovery himself. The two discuss how Drew balances recovery and owning a business, and his advice to those managing employees struggling with addiction.
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January 21, 2021 71 min
In this episode Zach is first joined by Justin Eisele, a lawyer at Seddiq Law in Rockville, Maryland. He has been practicing for 15 years and is passionate about criminal justice reform, and more specifically meaningful reform for those who suffer from addiction and or mental health challenges. The two discuss how addiction and mental health are faced in the criminal justice system, and what we could change to do better in the hand...
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January 14, 2021 57 min
In this episode Zach is joined by Cathy Cooke and Mary Jo Jennison-Stelzer. Cathy is a CDCA and Certified Interventionalist Professional who works for Sober Escorts. Mary Jo is a CDCA and is finishing her last few classes to become a Certified Intervention Specialist who works for The Ridge Ohio Treatment Center. The three discuss misconceptions of interventions and how to know when it is time to stage an intervention for a loved o...
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January 8, 2021 41 min
In this episode, Zach is joined by Dr. Mario San Bartolome, a clinically active addiction medicine specialist, triple board certified in family medicine, addiction medicine, and preventative medicine. As the medical director of substance use disorders for Molina Healthcare, Dr. Mario guides medication policy, education, utilization management, and fraud/ waste/abuse initiatives involving substance use across the enterprise. The two...
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In this episode Zach is first joined by Dr. Daniel Amen, one of America's leading psychiatrists and brain health experts. He changes people's brains and lives through his health clinics, best-selling books, and television programs. Zach and Dr. Amen discuss his experience in the neuroscience and recovery fields, and how brain imaging changed the way he helps his patients. Following Dr. Amen, Zach is joined by Brandon Driema...
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In this episode Zach is first joined by Michael Lohan, father to Lindsay Lohan, who has dedicated his life to raising awareness about the opioid epidemic. He is 12 years sober and started a recovery center in Florida after spending 2 years researching evidence-based therapies for addiction that have long-term success. The two discuss Michael's research on addiction recovery and his idea of the missing component to treatment. Fo...
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December 15, 2020 53 min
In this episode Zach is joined by Dr. Anton Bizzell, who has over 20 years of combined clinical, research, health services, policy, and management experiences. He has served as a medical officer for the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism within the NIH. Zach and Dr. Bizzell discuss his experience working with state and local chambers on the opioid epidemic, and wha...
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December 11, 2020 18 min
In this episode, Zach is joined by Mike Eiden a social worker, drug/alcohol counselor, and certified sex addiction therapist. He currently works full-time in his private practice focusing on cases involving complex trauma, chemical addiction, sex addiction & sexual health, and traumatic bonding. The two discuss the difference between addiction lapse and relapse, as well as if it is possible to prevent them. Mike also shares the...
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