Podcasts

Podcast – RP 24: Katie Barr

The new season of RecoveryPeople begins with diving deep into the diverse culture of recovery. Katie Barr is a recovered alcoholic and drug addict. She is also a member of the LGBT community. We examine her journey through recovery, as she struggled with her sexual orientation, to coming to embrace herself and surrender to the…

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Podcast – RP 23: Jason Wilkins

633,782 homeless in the United States. Whether it’s by choice or by circumstance, we see them every day. Have they given up on a better way of life, or is it just part of the social fabric of our era? In this episode, we get a unique perspective from Jason Wilkins. Jason has been on…

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Podcast – RP 22: Ben Levenson

There are new forces at work in the recovery industry, and change, although sometimes painful, is undoubtedly necessary. RecoveryPeople sits down with Ben Levenson, CEO of Origins Recovery Center, and we talk about how the world of addiction treatment has changed in the last several decades, and where it’s headed. We talk about some controversial…

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Podcast – RP 21: Ben Bass and the Big Texas Rally

Dude, let’s go rally! Ben Bass (Executive Director of The Recovery Alliance of El Paso, and Chairman of the Board of Texas Recovers) flies in from El Paso, and we talk about the Big Texas Rally for Recovery this Saturday here in Austin (on the South steps of the Capitol, from 3-5 PM). We also talk a…

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Podcast – RP 20: Jaime Loera

Spirituality: Higher Power, Creative Intelligence, Good Orderly Direction.  Whatever you want to call it, it’s undeniably a necessary part of recovery. Jaime Loera, Director of Alumni Services for Origins Recovery Center comes into the studio with Kirk to discuss spirituality, how it works and all the experiences around it.  Do we have to be totally…

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Podcast – RP 19: Michael Dadashi

Do recovery-oriented workplaces exist? Recovery is a success plan for life, but is it a transferable skill found in the workplace and in the strategic boardroom? “Absolutely!”, according to today’s guest, Michael Dadashi, who’s motto is “re-creating value and rethinking life”. He is the founder and CEO of MHD Enterprises, the 28th fastest growing business…

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Podcast – RP18: Marsha Stone

How profound can we get?  Marsha Stone, CEO of Benchmark Recovery Center sits down to talk about a host of issues in recovery. Is the disease of alcoholism an internal problem, or is it all about external circumstances.  We all know we’ve said, my job causes me to drink, right?  Later on, we have a discussion…

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Podcast – RP 17: R.J. Garcia

Suboxone — is it dope or is it a medically managed pathway to recovery.  Can one really call themselves a sober person,or one who has recovered, while undergoing this Medically Assisted Therapy ?  Today, we get some answers and insights with a counselor, RJ Garcia. Plus, the tables are turned when RJ questions our new…

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Podcast – PR:16 Pat Taylor | Our stories have power

Speak up, RecoveryPeople. Our stories have power! So says Faces and Voices of Recovery, the nation’s leading advocacy organization for people in recovery. Today’s guest, Pat Taylor,the Executive Director of Faces and Voices of Recovery, talks about advocacy (pointing to resources from the Alliance for Justice and their advocacy project Bolder Advocacy), the America Honors…

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