Knockin‘ Doorz Down

Knockin‘ Doorz Down

Knockin‘ Doorz Down Informative, engaging, and humorous conversations to end the stigma around addiction and mental health issues. hosted by Jason Alcoholic/ Addict and Mikey full of anxiety and depression. Real raw and true stories think a long share at a recovery group meeting. Features guest celebrities, everyday people, and experts in the areas of addiction and mental health. Sharing their experiences and how they were able to break through and live a purposeful life with passion, and inspiring others to be their best selves. If you‘re looking for weekly inspiration, some laughs, how our guests climbed out of dark times, and motivation to push through, subscribe now. New episodes Monday‘s!

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May 22, 2022 52 min

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Jason sat down with Alexis Root to discuss the impact of generational trauma and the importance of breaking the cycle. They also dug into harm reduction and thoughts on what policies are failing those seeking r...

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Jason sat down with Joseph Rojas of the rock band Seventh Day Slumber. They discussed how he fell into addiction due to the various traumas that he endured in his youth and the consequences of his addiction and how he turned them into his greatest advantage...

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Jason and Mikey sat down with Dr. Robb Kelly. Last time we talked with Dr. Robb we touched on how he fell into addiction due to the various traumas that he endured in his youth and the consequences of his addiction and...

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Jason sat down with Jesse Iwuji. Jesse is an American professional stock car racing driver and officer in the United States Navy Reserves. He competes in the NASCAR Xfinity Series driving the No. 34 that he co-owns with NFL Hall Of Famer Emmitt Smith.

Iwuji was a letterman twice in football and three times in track. O...

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Jason and Mikey sat down with Travis Miguel, one of the founding members of the heavy metal band Atreyu. They discussed substance abuse and the availability of substances especially alcohol in the Rock Music scene. As often times events that Atreyu plays at are sponsored by alcohol companies.

As well Travis shares ins...

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Jason sat down with the Former Special Forces and Warriors Heart Co-Founder Tom Spooner on the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast. They discussed Tom’s service to our nation in the U.S. Army which spanned nearly 21 years (1990-2011). Tom is in recovery from alcoholism as well he suffered a traumatic brain injury during h...

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Jason and Mikey sat down with the Ryan Phillips on the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast. They discussed how Ryan's journey from a hockey stand out with dreams of becoming the next Wayne Gretzky becomes the King of the Pot trade from Canada to the USA. Now a humanitarian and advocate for mental health, well-being, and addiction recovery.

Ryan grew up with a great childhood and a close-knit family. All he focused on was becoming a...

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Jason and Mikey sat down with the Better Life Guy, Matt Pink on the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast. They discussed why Matt wrote the best-selling book "Better Me, Better You" which not only tells his story of addiction recovery but all works as an interactive guidebook for a better life.

Matt grew up with a great childhood and a close-knit family. However, he would drink and party with friends, but his friends continued t...

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Jason and Mikey sat down with Dereak Messer of the band Messer on the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast. They discussed the challenges of continuing the band through the lockdown period of the pandemic and how the love from them encouraged the band to continue. As well as writing the song "Hope in This World". The creation of Two-Headed Dog Works, making knives with one of his best friends. The possibility of cross blending k...

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Jason and Mikey sat down with John Cronin of John's Crazy Sock and his father Mark Cronin on the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast. They discussed Down Syndrome awareness, World Down Syndrome Day which is March 21st each year.

During the conversation, Mark Cronin shares that mental health and addiction issues have affected their family. Mark's wife has struggled with mental health issues that led her to make some decisions t...

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Growing up Craig Siegel had a stable happy home life but lacked purpose and direction.  He went to college but admittedly didn't learn much.  He was focused on partying and having a good time, instead of his personal development.  He studied finance and eventually made his way to Wall Street.

Craig worked on Wall Street in Manhattan for 11 years, and right before the pandemic happened in 2019, it started to take a toll on him...
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Growing up, Brett had great parents. Nothing crazy or traumatic happened during his youth, but when his parents divorced when he was 20 years old, this was the event that led to his problems. His family dynamic changed, and he started making a lot of bad decisions and lifestyle choices because he didn't have that stability that reinforced that for him before.

He at first tried the traditional way of dealing with relationship t...

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Terrell Green had a tough upbringing. His mom suffered from addiction though, and he lost his father at an early age. He grew up listening to comedians like Richard Pryor, who was a major inspiration for him. He was also a top athlete coming out of Edison High School and went to Fresno City College. This is where it turned bad for him, unfortunately, as he saw his best friend get murdered in front of him.

After that incident, he w...

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Growing up, Toni Becker felt intimidated by her family. They were all so beautiful, and Toni felt the pressure to live up to those standards. She always felt like the black sheep & this led to her body dysmorphia & eating disorders early on in her life.

Things started getting out of control in high school, where she felt pressured by her classmates and the media for encouraging the super-thin supermodel look of the early 2...

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Terrence McKinney aka T. Wrecks sat down with Jason and Mikey to share his near-death story of substance abuse, redemption, and spiritual progress. Growing up, Terrence lived mostly with his Grandmother. His mother was trying to get her life together & gave him to her in hopes that she would raise him better than she was equipped to at the time. His father was never a part of his life. He was hyperactive and would get in lots o...

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Jason and Mikey talk on this bonus episode about Jason's fear of relapse after having to be put under for a procedure that included fentanyl. Mikey shares the story of his first drink. They also touch on creating boundaries to avoid toxic connections, as well as support systems. Plus trust when it comes to building bonds and maintaining one's integrity.

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Early on in his adult life, Dai Manuel started to mask his insecurities and anxieties with alcohol, and this led to dramatic mood swings and personality traits that he didn't like. It went from a socially fun thing to actually try to escape his emotions that he couldn't deal with sober. This started a destructive path that eventually started to get out of hand.

One of the lowest points in his life was coming home after dri...

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Growing up, Steve was shy and bullied. He started to use comedy as a way of being the "funny guy" in class and started getting the attention of a girl he liked. This inspired him to do comedy more, and before he knew it he made a career out of it.

Touring as a comedian definitely had its ups and downs, and Steve talks about how it was tough for him not to drink on the road when you're in a profession where everybody is...

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Sam Lucania talks with Jason and Mikey about his journey to sobriety and what led him down a path of addiction.

Growing up in New Jersey, Sam had a typical upbringing. He was a high-energy kid and had a lot of anxiety. He was also depressed, as a lot of adolescent kids deal with school problems as well as problems at home. To hide all this, he started drinking and using "gateway" drugs like marijuana and alcohol. Eventuall...

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When Sonny Mayo was growing up, he had tendencies of manic depression often. He started using drugs and felt like this released him from the anxieties and problems he had in his life. This led him on the path of addiction, and he hea...

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