AllBetter

AllBetter

We discuss ideas, concepts, and prior conditions concerning Substance Use Disorder, while exploring means to attain Recovery for individuals. Joe Van Wie is a father, husband, filmmaker, and a reformed media consultant in recovery.

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January 29, 2023 68 min

 Meet Lori Chaffers, M.S.W., is the new Executive Director for Outreach – Center for Community Resources. Previously, Lori served as the Program Director of the Office of Social Service Research & Development at Lackawanna County Office of Youth and Family Services. Lori was one of the founding co-chairs for the Lackawanna County System of Care, and served on a number of community coalitions and task forces addressing needs in ...

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Adam Zbegner (PART 2) is a father, husband, and intellectual in recovery. We became friends over twenty years ago from our involvement in a recovery community. We have spent many hours chatting, reviewing books, music, and playing Risk (The Game of Global Domination). Today we meet to discuss a book we decided to read and review this winter titled "The Case Against Reality" How Evolution hid the truth from our eyes by Donal...

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Adam Zbegner is a father, husband, and intellectual in recovery. We became friends over twenty years ago from our involvement in a recovery community. We have spent many hours chatting, reviewing books, music, and playing Risk (The Game of Global Domination). Today we meet to discuss a book we decided to read and review this winter titled "The Case Against Reality" How Evolution hid the truth from our eyes by Donald D. Hoff...

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Meet Kati Mckendry
Clinical Director, MS, LPC, CCS

Katie’s primary role is to oversee the clinical programming and staff at Little Creek Lodge and Little Creek Outpatient Services. Katie works to constantly improve the treatment offered at LCL and LCOPS, in order to meet with individual and community needs of the clients we serve. She works closely with the staff to ensure clients and their families are getting the best care possible...

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December 14, 2022 79 min


Patrick Sandone (Founder and CEO) of Guide App – Patrick is a successful entrepreneur who built and sold his SaaS startup, Net Driven, after building a 100-person team. Prior to Net Driven, he ran his family business, Sandone Tire, for three years and nearly doubled revenues adding more than $10 million by implementing new technology solutions. He is also a former venture capitalist with Monitor Clipper in Boston and an investment ...

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Michael Arcangeletti, Executive Director of Clearbrook and Banyan Philadelphia has been working in the field of addiction treatment since 2010. He is a licensed social worker that completed his graduate degree at Marywood University, an undergraduate drgree in Philosophy from Miserordia University and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the Pennsylvania Certification Board.
He has held numerous titles throughout his ye...

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Meet Wyoming County District Attorney Joe Peters 

Joe Peters rose from street cop to serving two presidents as a leader in the efforts to
combat drug trafficking and battle international terrorism.

As a Federal Prosecutor, Joe’s accomplishments include the convictions of Philadelphia Mob Boss “Little Nicky” Scarfo, his underboss, and 16 mob soldiers in a 3-month trial before an anonymous and sequestered jury. Conducted by Joe and four...

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Danelle Marushock is a Certified Recovery Specialist Supervisor with six years of experience working in the drug and alcohol field. Danelle is committed to connecting with individuals by meeting them where they are at in their own journey by offering support, compassion and understanding
Sober since December 26 2015, Danelle is active in her recovery community. When not at The Recovery Bank, you can find Danelle spending time with h...

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November 14, 2022 53 min

      About 14 years ago, I found myself in car with my friend Mark Loughney. I picked him up randomly as he was completing a hike through Dunmore, PA, and we decided to hit a meeting. He had a backpack & supplies, but the pack wasn't filled with granola. It was unexpectedly filled with many insects, and foraged beatles collected with great care, and affection. We discuss this today, beatles being a species he puts intense ...

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November 6, 2022 56 min

Sean Egan is the Outreach Coordinator at Excel Treatment Centers in New Jersey
Sean recently became Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS). Being an Excel alumni, Sean brings a level of understanding and compassion to each person he works with by utilizing his own experience of the challenges a person seeking recovery can face. He is passionate about helping each person obtain and achieve a lasting strong recovery mindset. Whethe...

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Jonathan Blake is currently a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania. Jonathan obtained both Bachelor’s  (BSW) and Master’s (MSW) degrees in Social work from Marywood University, graduating with his MSW ins 2014. Jonathan has worked in the substance use field, as a primary counselor in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and currently works as a medical social worker, with main focus on behavioral health.
Blake is also the (LSW)...

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Kristin Macintyre grew up in New York before moving to Pennsylvania to get sober in 2010. After twelve years of sobriety, Kristin has moved to the foothills of the Rockies, earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Colorado State University, and started her own business as a copywriters for online business owners. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Today we discuss how the relationship with recovery communities works in the beginnin...

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PART II :Today's guest is my friend Joe Kane.  Joe Kane is the Clinical Director of Mountain's Edge, partial hospitalization program, near elk mountain, Pennsylvania, Joe holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Penn State University. He also has a Master of Social Work from Marywood University. Joe started in this field in 2006, as a behavioral worker at the Scranton Counseling Center, moving on to be the clinical admi...

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         Today's guest is my friend Joe Kane.  Joe Kane is the Clinical Director of Mountain's Edge, partial hospitalization program, near elk mountain, Pennsylvania, Joe holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Penn State University. He also has a Master of Social Work from Marywood University. Joe started in this field in 2006, as a behavioral worker at the Scranton Counseling Center, moving on to be the clinical admi...

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Kelly Brown has been sober since 2008 after a 30 year drinking career.  Her journey towards recovery was not easy.  In and out of the rooms for 4 years, she struggled to let go of the perceived comfort of alcohol and the idea she would never be happy without it.  Multiple rehabs, detoxes, IOPs and counselors were not piercing through the wall of fear she had created over decades of addiction. That changed once she was out of option...

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September 25, 2022 46 min

September is coming to end, a month to recognize Awareness & Recovery. My friend "Stretch" is here today to discuss the unlikeliness of life putting him on the cover of this closing months "Happenings Magazine". 


“If You Want To See A Miracle, See Someone Who Truly Recovered From A Drug Addiction”

James “Stretch” Johnson has been in recovery for over 26 years. He began his road to recovery on January 27, 1997. He ...

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State Representative Bridget M. Kosierowski was elected to serve the people of the 114th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives following a special election in March 2019, becoming the first woman to represent Lackawanna County in the General Assembly in more than 50 years.

Kosierowski has spent her professional life in the health care sector working as a registered nurse. For more than 25 years, she helpe...

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September 11, 2022 87 min


Do you want to live a happy and productive life? Are you struggling to overcome addiction, anger, hopelessness? Have you searched for someone to blame for your problems? Inspiration with Explanation is a brilliant new synthesis of the best of cognitive therapy, twelve-step programs, and Jeff Brown’s unique message. Written in a frank and engaging style, Inspiration with Explanation isn’t about empty, feel-good, Facebook-style memes...

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September 6, 2022 57 min

Rich Vos is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor. Since 2011, he has been the co-host of the podcast My Wife Hates Me with his wife, comedian Bonnie McFarlane.
Vos began his stand-up career in 1984, choosing to pursue it full-time as he "failed at everything else", and developed his act in local clubs.
After struggling with crack cocaine and alcohol addiction throughout his 20s, Vos completed a one-month rehabilit...

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September 2, 2022 59 min


Dr. Peter Amato is revolutionizing today’s Holistic Healthcare Model and is also a world renouned leader in Addiction Recovery

A revolution is quietly taking hold as patients and recovering addicts become more and more dissatisfied with the mainstream healthcare system that fails them time and again. This dissatisfaction fuels a search for answers and new truths.  And the truth is, we have answers! 

As a pioneer in Integrative Medici...

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