Airing Addiction

Airing Addiction

Hosted by Lisa Blanchard and Jesse Chaison of Spectrum Health Systems, this popular podcast discusses addiction and recovery, featuring personal stories, special guests and professional opinion.

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March 19, 2024 48 mins

On this episode of Airing Addiction:

Craig has been in recovery for 8 months and is originally from the Worcester area. Craig has been working at Perennial Recovery to give the opportunity to help others as an effort to give back to those who helped him on his recovery journey.

Join Jesse and Lisa to hear Craig's story, only on Airing Addiction!

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On this episode of Airing Addiction:

Jarrett J. Krosoczka, known since boyhood as "JJK," is the New York Times bestselling author/illustrator behind more than forty books for young readers, including his wildly popular Lunch Lady graphic novels, select volumes of the Star Wars™: Jedi Academy series, and Hey, Kiddo, which was a National Book Award Finalist. Krosoczka creates books with humor, heart, and deep respect for his...

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On this episode of Airing Addiction:

Dr. Corrie Vilsaint serves as the Associate Director of Recovery Health Equity at the MGH Recovery Research Institute and Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Vilsaint is a community psychologist and an international speaker. Her research endeavors have focused on reducing recovery-related discrimination, building recovery capital, and the effectiveness of recovery support services...

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December 20, 2023 51 mins

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Ken has been a certified Recovery Coach at Signature Healthcare’s OBAT program for the past five years. His primary work involves engaging clients in community-based recovery to complement their MOUD treatment and strengthening his deeply established and new agency partnerships within the greater Brockton community.

Join Jesse and Lisa to hear Ken's story. Only on Airing Addiction!

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Mathieu Miller has been in recovery since 8/31/21. He is the president of the Spectrum Alumni association and has been the events chair for the Massachusetts state convention of young people in Alcoholics Anonymous for the year 2023. Mathieu works as an Operations Manager in the emergency department with people struggling with mental/behavioral/ and addiction issues. Mathieu works his recovery in AA with a sponsor and is a sponsor ...

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On this episode of Airing Addiction:

Program directors from the New England Recovery Center will go in-depth to how they provide inpatient treatment to those seeking a true holistic approach to recovery. Jesse and Lisa will see what sets the program apart from others as they are joined by Executive Director Marybeth Adams, Clinical Supervisor Alexandria Supernor, and Program Director Sarah Stewart.

Marybeth Adams, MS LMHC, is the Exe...

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On this episode of Airing Addiction, Dr. Madden and Dr. Altice explain how System Implementation Impacts those with SUD in the Community.

Dr. Madden’s work is focused on identifying treatment gaps in substance abuse/mental health treatment and improving both access to services and retention in treatment, with an emphasis on inclusion of marginalized persons and integration with primary care/treatment for infectious diseases such as ...

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On this episode of Airing Addiction:

Athena Haddon, Spectrum’s executive director of peer services and recovery support and Billy Parks, assistant director of recovery and peer support at Advocates, Inc. will be sitting down with Lisa and Jesse to discuss the important role peer support plays in recovery.

Home | Moar Recovery (moar-recovery.org) 

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September 14, 2023 45 mins

On this episode of Airing Addiction:

Chris has worked in sports radio in Boston since 2002 and is currently an executive producer at WEEI Boston's Sports Original

Join Lisa Blanchard and Jesse Chaison as they sit down with Chris to discuss his recovery journey this #RecoveryMonth

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Dr. Griffin is a clinical and forensic psychologist with specialties in childhood trauma, resilience, and relationships.

She developed the UMass Child Trauma Training Center (now known as Lifeline For Kids) which has trained over 100,000 professionals in trauma, trauma-informed care, and trauma sensitive practices. She is a co-author of a book by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Childhood Trauma and Resilience, A Practical Guide,...

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July 29, 2023 48 mins

Keriann Caccavaro is a woman in recovery who has struggled with direction and belonging in life. As Keriann began her personal journey away from substance use, she now has found her passion and purpose in helping others do the same. She is now community advocate, and recovery coach. She also owns and operates LIV Recovery Homes which provides sober living for women located in Lowell, Mass.

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Rebecca Capri Durkee founded Gender Identity Support Services for Transgenders (GISST) in Boston, Massachusetts in 1994. Rebecca drew hundreds of community members and providers together for three events calling for a day of remembrance. She is a recipient of the AIDS Action Committee Community Recognition Award, and a member of the Massachusetts Prevention Planning Group.

Join Jesse and Lisa on this episode of Airing Addiction to h...

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May 23, 2023 58 mins

On this episode of Airing Addiction:

Matt Ganem describes himself as an addict in recovery, father, poet and well-known figure in the recovery community. He’s also CEO and owner of @Aftermath Recovery Treatment Center.

https://www.facebook.com/MattGanemPoet/

Join Jesse and Lisa to hear Matt's story, only on Airing Addiction!

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April 27, 2023 45 mins

Rob Demeo is a person in long term recovery who has been working in the field of addiction now supporting others. Rob is currently the Community Outreach Coordinator for Sunrise Detox, Evolve Recovery and the Counseling Center. 

Please join Jesse and Lisa to hear Rob's story. Only on Airing Addiction!

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On  this episode of Airing Addiction:

Jesse and Lisa are reunited on Real Talk TV with Darryl Buchannan. This episode puts the spotlight on Jesse and Lisa as they share what lead them to devote their lives to treating addiction. Darryl Buchannan is a published author and host of Real Talk TV.  He uses his life experience to inform and educate the youth population about the perils of substance use and the criminal justice s...

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February 23, 2023 54 mins

On this episode of Airing Addiction:

Darryl Buchannan is a published author and host of TV talk show called Real Talk TV.  He uses his life experience to inform and educate the youth population about the perils of substance abuse and the criminal justice system.

Join Jesse and Lisa to hear Darryl's story, only on Airing Addiction.

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January 25, 2023 45 mins

On this episode of Airing Addiction:

Derek’s family struggled with substance use disorder, and Derek soon found himself going down a similar path. Though he achieved and has maintained sobriety since 2003, Derek ultimately lost both his father and sister to alcoholism in 2020 and 2021. To learn more about Derek’s story and how he was able to sustain recovery despite these challenges, tune in at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the link provi...

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December 21, 2022 46 mins

On this episode of Airing Addiction:

Teddy Labonte will share his experience with addiction through Alcoholics Anonymous and how he came to experience a "second life" after overcoming his addiction.

Join Jesse and Lisa to hear Teddy's story. Only on Airing Addiction!

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November 22, 2022 59 mins

On this episode of Airing Addiction:

Mario has a broad understanding of harm reduction and the “low-threshold model” that improves access to care for people impacted by addiction. Mario has been involved in starting and opening the Engagement Center, a welcoming, low-threshold daytime space for individuals navigating homelessness and substance use near the intersection of Melnea Cass and Mass Ave.

Join Jesse and Lisa to hear Mario&ap...

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October 26, 2022 48 mins

On this episode of Airing Addiction:

Michelle Dunn has both personal and professional experience in addiction and recovery. Michelle currently has been employed with GAAMHA as the Director of Community Engagement- Substance Use Services since July 2017.  

Michelle is president and founder of the AED Foundation Inc., as a response to her daughter passing away from a heroin overdose in 2013. She along with the AED board of directors op...

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