Recovery Talk

Recovery Talk

Welcome to Recovery Talk, a podcast from the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence. Our goal in sharing stories and information is to provide hope and resources to the field of Peer Recovery.

Episodes

September 29, 2021 50 min

In honor of Recovery Month, we spoke with Tom Hill about his recovery journey and how it has intertwined with the recovery movement. Earlier this year, the Biden-Harris administration appointed Tom to the position of senior policy advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Tom’s life has been dedicated to the advocacy for and with people who have been marginalized. In his current role, he is working to promo...

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Today, we have a very special guest joining us, Cindy Christy. Cindy is a woman in long-term recovery and works as the Project Manager for the CoE’s Coordinating Center. If you have attended any of our events or trainings, you probably already know her. She is passionate about her own recovery and dedicated to serving others on their journey. Cindy wears many hats in both her professional and personal life, but there is always one ...

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July 30, 2021 62 min

In this episode, we have the honor of speaking with Haner Hernandez, a member of our Peer-Led Steering Committee. Haner is a person in long-term recovery from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by working at the national, state, and local levels.  He is currently a Senior Consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, with a focus on disparities, building health equity, addiction treatment, r...

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June 26, 2021 39 min

Today, we speak with Nell Hurley, a member of our Peer-Led Steering Committee, about her recovery journey. Nell has worked in the peer recovery space for over a decade and is an expert in developing vibrant recovery community organizations. She is passionate about recovery from addiction, fitness, and helping people meet their goals.

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May 28, 2021 37 min

Today, we speak with Michael King about his recovery journey. In addition to serving on our Peer-Led Steering Committee and leading our organizational engagement, Michael is the director and creator of The Communities Project, a national initiative with the mission of saving a million lives from substance use related deaths over the next two decades. Michael is passionate about empowering individuals to find their full potential an...

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April 30, 2021 38 min

Today, we speak with Sharon Hesseltine about her recovery journey. In addition to chairing our Peer-Led Steering Committee, Sharon is the President and CEO of Intentional Development Consulting & Training, an organization focused on promoting recovery from addiction. Sharon is passionate about reducing stigma associated with addiction and developing the capacity of communities, organizations, and individuals to better meet the ...

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