How to Get Back on Track

January 15, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr discuss the importance of actions. Words are not nearly as important as the action that you take.

 Other topics include:

  • If you broke your resolution, you can take action now
  • Sometimes, loved ones need to step aside and let the professionals take over
  • Can family members be involved in the addict’s recovery?
  • One day at a time is a call to action
  • Talking to the right people can help get on track and stay on track
  • Seek out the people who will help you stay sober
  • Attaining sobriety can be a selfish endeavor
  • It’s beneficial to talk about your problems
  • We are not bad people – we are sick people

If you or a loved one needs help reach out to our panel at Help@FriendsInRecoveryPodcast.com. There are also many ways to help someone that is suffering from addiction. There are professionals here to help you from staging an intervention to getting counseling as a family member. This and every Friends in Recovery Podcast is recorded live at the Studio 21 Podcast Café, is hosted on the United Podcast Network and is brought you by Genesis House.

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Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

January 8, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr discuss resolutions. They talk about how long the resolutions may last.

 Other topics include:

  • Do New Year’s resolutions really work?
  • You need to recognize that you bring things to people’s lives
  • Even if you didn’t keep the New Year’s resolution, you can start today
  • Ed and Mike talk about the benefits of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • You need to ask for help
  • Addiction can lead to despair
  • Willpower alone is not enough to overcome addiction
  • There are many opportunities to get help

If you or a loved one needs help reach out to our panel at Help@FriendsInRecoveryPodcast.com. There are also many ways to help someone that is suffering from addiction. There are professionals here to help you from staging an intervention to getting counseling as a family member. This and every Friends in Recovery Podcast is recorded live at the Studio 21 Podcast Café, is hosted on the United Podcast Network and is brought you by Genesis House.

 

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Danger of Relapse During the Holiday Season

December 4, 2018

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr discuss relapses during the holiday season. They discuss ways to avoid relapsing during the holidays.

 Other topics include:

  • Ed and Mike discuss the book Good Cop, Good Cop available at goodcopgoodcop.com
  • Relapse is part of recovery
  • Ed discusses why it may be beneficial to do rehab in an area away from where you live
  • Relapse can start months before actually using
  • First the insanity of addiction returns and then we drink
  • If you go to holiday parties, it can help to set a time limit for how long you’ll stay
  • There are many options to get help

If you or a loved one needs help reach out to our panel at Help@FriendsInRecoveryPodcast.com. There are also many ways to help someone that is suffering from addiction. There are professionals here to help you from staging an intervention to getting counseling as a family member. This and every Friends in Recovery Podcast is recorded live at the Studio 21 Podcast Café, is hosted on the United Podcast Network and is brought you by Genesis House.

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High Stress Jobs and Addiction

October 30, 2018

Mike Miles welcomes Joe Rizzuti to talk about high stress jobs and addiction. Any job with high stress can cause someone to self-medicate.

Other topics include:

  • Joe is a retired Revere police officer
  • History of recovery in law enforcement
  • Other people often try to convince you that you don’t have a problem
  • Genesis House specializes in helping first responders
  • The average life expectancy has gone down due to the opioid crisis
  • On average police officers die within 5 years of retirement
  • It’s important to find the right therapists for the family

If you or a loved one needs help reach out to our panel at Help@FriendsInRecoveryPodcast.com. There are also many ways to help someone that is suffering from addiction. There are professionals here to help you from staging an intervention to getting counseling as a family member. This and every Friends in Recovery Podcast is recorded live at the Studio 21 Podcast Café, is hosted on the United Podcast Network and is brought you by Genesis House.

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Good Cop, Good Cop

October 16, 2018

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr discuss the book Good Cop, Good Cop by Brian Casey. Other topics include:

  • The book is available at goodcopgoodcop.com
  • Are police officers more reluctant to react to situations?
  • Genesis house has a program for first responders
  • Are addicts and alcoholics only hurting themselves?
  • Mike celebrates 32 years of sobriety

If you or a loved one needs help reach out to our panel at Help@FriendsInRecoveryPodcast.com. There are also many ways to help someone that is suffering from addiction. There are professionals here to help you from staging an intervention to getting counseling as a family member. This and every Friends in Recovery Podcast is recorded live at the Studio 21 Podcast Café, is hosted on the United Podcast Network and is brought you by Genesis House.

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Recovery, Families and the Search for Sponsors

September 11, 2018

Recovery, Families and the Search for Sponsors

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr, sit down to talk about a variety of topics:

  • Helping families understand the challenges
  • There is more to it than just making a phone call to a recovery center
  • Why can’t addicts just stop?
  • Addiction is more life threatening with the new drugs
  • Am I only hurting myself?
  • The suicide rate is up 30%

If you or a loved one needs help reach out to our panel at Help@FriendsInRecoveryPodcast.com. There are also many ways to help someone that is suffering from addiction. There are professionals here to help you from staging an intervention to getting counseling as a family member. This and every Friends in Recovery Podcast is recorded live at the Studio 21 Podcast Café, is hosted on the United Podcast Network and is brought you by Genesis House.

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Step 6 in Recovery

August 14, 2018

Mike Miles and Richie Lombardi discuss Step 6. We also have a Syncere Moment with Shanti Syncere Slade. Today’s topics include:

  • Step 6: were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character
  • In what ways are basic human defects distorted?
  • Turning liabilities into assets
  • Learn how to let go
  • HOW – honesty, openness and willingness

If you or a loved one needs help reach out to our panel at Help@FriendsInRecoveryPodcast.com. There are also many ways to help someone that is suffering from addiction. There are professionals here to help you from staging an intervention to getting counseling as a family member. This and every Friends in Recovery Podcast is recorded live at the Studio 21 Podcast Café, is hosted on the United Podcast Network and is brought you by Genesis House.

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Veterans Assisting Veterans

August 7, 2018

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome John MacDonald candidate for State Senate 1st Middlesex District in MA. We also have a Syncere Moment with Shanti Syncere Slade. Today’s topics include:

  • John is on the board of a group called Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV)
  • 22 Veterans a day commit suicide with the largest percentage being Vietnam Vets
  • Many suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Ironstone Farms in Andover provides programs
  • Not enough resources are being dedicated to mental health
  • Recovery is not limited to drugs and alcohol
  • John is running for State Senate in MA – votejohnmacdonald.com
  • 800 273-8255 is the number for veterans suicide hotline
  • John is passionate about putting people before politics
  • John is for term limits

If you or a loved one needs help reach out to our panel at Help@FriendsInRecoveryPodcast.com. There are also many ways to help someone that is suffering from addiction. There are professionals here to help you from staging an intervention to getting counseling as a family member. This and every Friends in Recovery Podcast is recorded live at the Studio 21 Podcast Café, is hosted on the United Podcast Network and is brought you by Genesis House.

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Breaking the Fear of Recovery

July 31, 2018

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr are joined by Richie Lombardi to discuss fear and recovery. Today’s topics include:

  • Breaking down the wall of fear
  • Biggest excuses are family and work
  • Let someone else do the thinking for you
  • Once you break through the fear, you can begin to make progress
  • External negativity can build the fear
  • Fear that everyone will know you’re an addict
  • What do I tell my employer?
  • Employers don’t want to lose good employees

If you or a loved one needs help reach out to our panel at Help@FriendsInRecoveryPodcast.com. There are also many ways to help someone that is suffering from addiction. There are professionals here to help you from staging an intervention to getting counseling as a family member. This and every Friends in Recovery Podcast is recorded live at the Studio 21 Podcast Café, is hosted on the United Podcast Network and is brought you by Genesis House.

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Circle of Addiction

July 24, 2018

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Joe Rizzuti ( jrizzuti@massfop.org ) and Tom Greenhalgh, ( tgreenhalgh@npssinc.org ) to talk about cops helping cops. In the second segment, they are joined by Pierce VanDunk( pvandunk@sdm.state.ma.us ) who is a chaplain at the Middlesex House of Correction. We also have a Syncere Moment with Shanti Syncere Slade. Today’s topics include:

  • Officer in Weymouth killed in the line of duty
  • Public safety suicide rate
  • Greater Lowell Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team
  • MA was one of the leaders in establishing programs for stress management
  • Discussion of MA State Peer Support Network
  • Families also have access to the program
  • Five year window after retirement
  • Suicide ideation
  • Badge meetings

If you or a loved one needs help reach out to our panel at Help@FriendsInRecoveryPodcast.com. There are also many ways to help someone that is suffering from addiction. There are professionals here to help you from staging an intervention to getting counseling as a family member. This and every Friends in Recovery Podcast is recorded live at the Studio 21 Podcast Café, is hosted on the United Podcast Network and is brought you by Genesis House.

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