Friends In Recovery - Addiction Recovery Podcast
Season 2. Ep. 3. - Adrienne Loker, LCSW Discussing EMDR

Season 2. Ep. 3. - Adrienne Loker, LCSW Discussing EMDR

December 3, 2019
Hosts Jersey Ed & Mike the Podfather welcome Adrienne Loker to the Friends in Recovery Podcast. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for helping individuals in recovery “become unstuck.” In her practice, Adrienne utilizes intensive EMDR techniques to facilitate healing and prevent past trauma from contributing to present-day relapse.
 
For those not familiar with this therapeutic technique, Adrienne provides a review of EMDR (Eye Movement De-Sensitization and Reprocessing) and how touchstone memories can sometimes serve as the root of past trauma that continues to haunt us in present day. For Adrienne and her clients, EMDR serves a conscious effort to “re-program” those painful memories and enable us to become UNSTUCK. 
 
Adrienne’s practice is called Seeking Depth to Recovery and is located in the Richmond, Virginia area. Her services include intensive individual therapy, group therapy, and psychodrama retreats for both clients and clinicians. 
 
More information about Adrienne Loker and her practice can be found here:
 
Reminder! The Friends in Recovery Community of Support currently hosts monthly meetings in Palm Springs, Florida and Voorhees, New Jersey. New events are coming soon in Newtown, Connecticut, Lowell, Massachusetts, and Richmond, Virginia. Follow us on Facebook for updates!
 
This week’s Words of Wisdom: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
 
Jersey Ed’s Podcast Pick of the Week: The Collateral Damage Podcast
Hosted by Maureen Cavanagh and Michael Wilson, the Collateral Damage addresses the impact of addiction in our lives, our families, and within our communities nationwide. https://cdpodcast.com/
 

The Friends in Recovery Podcast is brought to you by Genesis House Recovery (800-737-0933) and produced by Sweets Productions in Beverly, Massachusetts. Inquiries and interested speakers can reach us at help@friendsinrecoverypodcast.com.
 
Reach out to the Podfather - Mike Miles, MSW - at Therapy Services in Chelmsford, Massachusetts at 978-459-4884. 
 
There are 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 and anything in between. If you or a loved one needs help, reach out to our panel at help@friendsinrecoverypodcast.com.
 
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
 
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Discussing FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)

Discussing FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)

November 26, 2019

The guys are getting comfortable in the new studio! This week, the Podfather Mike Miles & Jersey Ed (Ed Chionchio Sr) want to discuss the in’s and out’s of FMLA. What is it? Who can use it? How does it all work?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid job protection for certain types of employees. FMLA covers time off for the birth of a child, the illness or death of a family member, and the illness of an employee. Taking time off to receive treatment for mental health or substance use is covered by FMLA.

Your employer wants you to be healthy! It costs much more to hire and train a new employee than it does to invest in the health and wellness of your experienced staff members. The alternative to taking the time to get treatment NOW is losing that job and employer-sponsored health plan. Short-Term Disability benefits can help to cover your salary while you are in treatment.

Genesis House is one program that does a great job guiding clients through this process. They handle the paperwork and communicate with Human Resources as needed and requested by the client.

The Podfather shares some details about how his friends, colleagues, and loved ones came together to support his treatment and early recovery.

FMLA, Short-term Disability, and Employee Assistance Programs are incredibly valuable resources, but many employees just aren’t sure how to get started. If you are struggling and need help, go to the professionals. Give Jersey Ed or the Podfather a call to ask questions.

Jersey Ed’s Podcast Pick of the Week: The Recovery Elevator Podcast hosted by Paul Church. https://www.recoveryelevator.com/podcasts/
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The Friends in Recovery Podcast is brought to you by Genesis House Recovery (800-737-0933) and produced by Sweets' Podcast Studio in Beverly, Massachusetts. Inquiries and interested speakers can reach us at help@friendsinrecoverypodcast.com.
Reach out to Mike Miles, MSW at Therapy Services in Chelmsford, Massachusetts at 978-459-4884.

There are 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 and anything in between. If you or a loved one needs help, reach out to our panel at help@friendsinrecoverypodcast.com.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Friends in Recovery Podcast - New Studio

Friends in Recovery Podcast - New Studio

November 19, 2019

"The Only Constant in Life is Change"

 
The Podfather Mike Miles & Jersey Ed (Ed Chionchio Sr) introduce the newest season of the Friends in Recovery Podcast in our beautiful new home at Sweets' Podcast Studio in Beverly, Massachusetts.
 
The guys introduce our new producer - the infamous Sweets. Sweets is a person in recovery & professional family interventionist with a passion for cigars & a penchant for podcasting.
 
Jersey Ed gives a shout-out to a member of the Friends in Recovery Community -- Brian C. from Texas. Brian started his recovery journey on August 17, 2017. Keep it up, Brian. Time takes time, but you aren't alone!
 
In the second half of the show, the guys touch on one of our favorite subjects: ENABLING. What is it? How do you know if you are guilty of it? Is it ever helpful for your loved one or your family?
 
The book Loving Lions is a great resource on addiction in the family and the process of enabling. https://www.lovinglions.com/
 
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The Friends in Recovery Podcast is brought to you by Genesis House Recovery (800-737-0933) and produced by Sweets' Podcast Studio in Beverly, Massachusetts. Inquiries and interested speakers can reach us at help@friendsinrecoverypodcast.com.
 

There are 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 and anything in between. If you or a loved one needs help, reach out to our panel at help@friendsinrecoverypodcast.com

Behind the Scenes at Genesis House

Behind the Scenes at Genesis House

November 12, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Arlene Tasman to Friends in Recovery. Tom Burruel joins the team once again.

 Other topics include:

  • Arlene has 24 years of recovery and 9 years working at Genesis House
  • Arlene talks about what goes on behind the scenes at Genesis House
  • Arlene became an administer at a half-way house
  • She worked at other treatment centers before ending up at Genesis House
  • What does a typical day look like at Genesis House?
  • What is a behavioral health tech?
  • Tom points out that the behavioral health techs are an important part of the team
  • Narrative therapy is the most successful form of therapy
  • Mike Miles can be reached at 978 459-4884
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933
  • You can reach us at help@friendsinrecoverypodcast.com
  • To get on the email list, send a message to skylern@genesishouse.net

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.

Coaching Through Recovery

Coaching Through Recovery

November 5, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Alyssa Rocco to Friends in Recovery. Alyssa shares her journey and story.

 Other topics include:

  • Alyssa grew up in Massachusetts
  • Alyssa worked for 3 years as a life coach
  • From the time she could first remember, she was anxious and obsessed over everything
  • She started drinking in high school to quiet her mind
  • Alyssa started coaching before she entered recovery
  • Lying about alcohol caused her life to be out of control
  • Alyssa coaches and helps people struggling with addiction
  • Mike Miles can be reached at 978 459-4884
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933
  • You can reach us at help@friendsinrecoverypodcast.com
  • To get on the email list, send a message to skylern@genesishouse.net

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.

The Role of the Family in Interventions

The Role of the Family in Interventions

October 29, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Tom Burruel to Friends in Recovery. Tom does work as an interventionist.

 Other topics include:

  • Mike talks about his experience doing his first solo intervention
  • Tom is a cofounder at Intervention 180
  • Intervention is a way of raising the bottom
  • Intervention 180 has a website at intervention180.org
  • Intervention is a process
  • A big part of intervention is helping the family
  • Parent of addicts can often be enablers and they need support and education too
  • How do people get the impression that treatment doesn’t work?
  • Intervention 180 also does case management and monitoring
  • Mike Miles can be reached at 978 459-4884
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933
  • To get on the email list, send a message to skylern@genesishouse.net

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.

The Bridge Club

The Bridge Club

October 22, 2019

Mike is solo today and he welcomes Bob Cox to Friends in Recovery. Bob talks about a new venture he is undertaking.

Ed and Bob cover a variety of topics including:

  • Bob credits Genesis House with saving his life
  • He shares some of his story
  • Bob recounts a story about a visit to the EDI (Easy Does It) club and how it inspired him
  • Bob established the Bridge Club of Greater Lowell based on his experience with EDI and the lack of such facilities in Massachusetts
  • He describes the facility and the services they plan to offer
  • Bob talks about the logo design contest to come up with a logo for The Bridge Club
  • The bridge club is partnering with public and private agencies
  • Mike and Bob discuss the opioid epidemic
  • The website is at bridgeclubofgreaterlowell.com where you can connect to the GoFundMe page
  • Mike Miles can be reached at 978 459-4884
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933
  • To get on the email list, send a message to skylern@genesishouse.net

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.

Take Center Stage in Your Own Life

Take Center Stage in Your Own Life

October 15, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Desiree Arney to Friends in Recovery. Desiree is a public speaker, author, director of life and certified family recovery specialist.

Ed, Mike and Desiree cover a variety of topics including:

  • Desiree was a character educator from 2004-2014
  • She has always had a passion to help individuals
  • Desiree is the author of Bound by Love Anchored in Truth
  • Her book is available on Amazon.com
  • Desiree talks about being the Tea Lady
  • What is Desiree up to today?
  • Desiree talks about the books she’s written
  • The panel discusses bullying
  • Contact Desiree at 609-509-2587 or desiree@onlyoneyou.org
  • Her website is at desireearney.com
  • Mike Miles can be reached at 978 459-4884
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933
  • To get on the email list, send a message to skylern@genesishouse.net

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.

Genesis House - Helping Families Heal from Addiction

Genesis House - Helping Families Heal from Addiction

October 8, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Steve Adams to Friends in Recovery. Steve is the Clinical Director at Genesis House.

Ed, Mike and Steve cover a variety of topics including:

  • Steve is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addiction Professional
  • He’s been with Genesis House for over 12 years
  • Steve talks about his recovery journey
  • He’s originally from the southern part of Virginia
  • How does Steve deal with reluctant family members?
  • They discuss Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  • Steve talks about a typical day at Genesis House is like for a client
  • Mike Miles can be reached at 978 459-4884
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933
  • To get on the email list, send a message to skylern@genesishouse.net

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.

The Root Cause of Anxiety

The Root Cause of Anxiety

October 1, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Dr. Stephen Van Schoyck a clinical psychologist and author. Dr. Steve talks about anxiety.

Ed, Mike and Dr. Steve cover a variety of topics including:

  • Steve is a Clinical Psychologist with over 34 years in private practice
  • He is the author of “Letting Go of Anger; How to Get Your Emotions Under Control”
  • The book is available on Amazon.com
  • The panel discusses the problems associated with anxiety
  • Can people be addicted to food or sex?
  • Anxiety is a signal of deeper emotions
  • Dr Steve also wrote a book on obesity
  • Dr Steve can be contacted at 215-504-2155 or info@drvanschoyck.com
  • You can find more information at www.drvanschoyck.com
  • Mike Miles can be reached at 978 459-4884
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933
  • To get on the email list, send a message to skylern@genesishouse.net

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.