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Podcast – RP 43 Affordable Health Care with Merlissa Alfred #HellYes4Recovery

Today on the show we talk with Merlissa Alfred and Jason Howell about the Affordable Care Act an how it could affect the landscape of care in Recovery.  Has the Supreme Court paved the way for a “Texas Way” system instead of Obamacare?  Listen and get involved!  #HellYes4Recovery

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Podcast – RP 42 UT Center for Students in Recovery-Sierra Castedo, Director

Today on Recovery People, we talk about student recovery on college campuses with Sierra Castedo, Director at the Center for Students in Recover at the University of Texas.  The mission of the CSR is to provide a supportive community where students in recovery, and in hope of recovery, can achieve academic success while enjoying a…

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Podcast – RP 41: Grief Recovery with Vicki Hagadorn

Today on RecoverPeople we talk about Grief Recovery with Vicki Hagadorn, a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and life coach.  Vicki offers a unique perspective with 22 years of sobriety and 12 years experience leading people through the Grief Recovery Outreach Program.  In this episode, we talk about the sources, causes and conditions of grief.  Vicki also fills us in on…

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Podcast – RP 40: Texans Respond to the Opiate Epidemic and Heroin Related Deaths

Who knew dope could bring Republicans and Democrats together on an issue!  Today’s guest Mark Kinzly and Charles Thibodeaux of the Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative (TONI) and Robin Peyson of Communities for Recovery discuss several legislative bills that are being introduced into the 84th Texas Legislator in response to the opiate epidemic, which is driving…

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Podcast – RP 39 Cynthia Humphrey Speaks on the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act

This week on RecoveryPeople, Cynthia Humphrey, woman in longterm recovery and the Executive Director of the Association of Substance Abuse Programs (ASAP), educates us on the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act (CARA), a bill currently before the US Congress. A 20 year veteran in advocacy, Cynthia shares her hope for the future and excitement around peers…

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Podcast – RP 38 Recovery Month September 2014

Happy Recovery Month 2014! What are you doing to celebrate recovery? On this episode of Recovery People, Hosts Kirk Zajac and Jason Howell discuss some of Recovery Month events you may want to check out. Recovery Month Events in Texas:  9/12 Austin – Free Anonymous People Screening 9/12 Dallas – Rally for Recovery 9/13 Victoria…

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Podcast – RP: 37 Overdose Awareness with Mark Kinzly

Tonight on RecoveryPeople, Kirk and Jason talk hard facts on the recent rash of overdose deaths in the United States and in Texas.  Mark Kinzly, Overdose Advocate and Steetologist joins Jason and Kirk and highlights key points of the opiate epidemic and how to save lives with one simple medication: Naloxone, also known as Narcan.…

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Podcast – RP 36: In Memory of Robin Williams | A Raw Discussion on Depression and Recovery

A great man suffered in pain while he made so many double over with laughter. Robin Williams, 63, was found deceased in his California home of an apparent suicide on Monday.  With no note written, the world is left to wonder why.  Jason, Sandy and Kirk talk about the suicide, the apparent depression, and the…

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Podcast – RP: 35 Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program

High stakes, long hours, big egos… Does this sound like another day at a law office or a recipe for addiction? Occupational wellness is import for everyone, especially lawyers. On this episode of RecoveryPeople, Bree Buchanan, the Director of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program, talks about why the prevalence of addiction amongst attorneys is about…

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Podcast – RP 34: Cerina J | Smoking “Unplugged”, Why and How She Quit

Stripping away the experts, the research and the awareness campaigns, this episode of RecoveryPeople asks Cerina J, a women in long-term addiction recovery, why she finally decided to quit smoking and how she did it. To varying degrees, people know that smoking is bad for us, yet despite this awareness, the sober community makes a…

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Podcast – RP 33: Lou Detwiler | Acudetox, an Inexpensive and Healthy Way to Bliss and Balance

On this episode of RecoveryPeople, Certified Acudetox Specialist and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Lou Detwiler sends Co-hosts Sandy Hollier, Kirk Zajac and Jason Howell into the land of bliss and relaxation by placing acupuncture needles in their ears at five specific points as per the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol. In the context of…

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Podcast – RP 32: Dress for Success, Recovery and Wellness

Occupational wellness is the personal satisfaction and enrichment derived from one’s work according to SAMHSA’s Eight Dimensions of Wellness, and no one supports that better than today’s guest, Judy Chambers, the Executive Director of Dress for Success Austin. Dress for Success is a nonprofit that provides pre and post-employment educational and support opportunities for disadvantaged…