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Brian Casey Discusses Recovery

Brian Casey Discusses Recovery

May 14, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Brian Casey author of the book Good Cop Good Cop. His book is available on Amazon.

 Other topics include:

  • Mike and Ed talk about the services available at Genesis House
  • Each person has to find the right recovery center for their needs
  • How does successful treatment and transformation look?
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are a great resource for referral to treatment programs
  • What’s the agency’s role in the recovery process?
  • The disease does not discriminate
  • Mike talks about lessons he learned from his sponsor
  • Brian talks about the insidious nature of addiction
  • They discuss the importance of support from the agency and families
  • The book is also available at goodcopgoodcop.com
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933

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.

Good Cop Good Cop Live with Brian Casey

Good Cop Good Cop Live with Brian Casey

April 30, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Brian Casey to discuss his book Good Cop Good Cop. His book is available on Amazon.

 Other topics include:

  • Brian is a Sergeant at the Saint Paul Police department and director of their Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • The book is good for all public safety workers and others as well
  • Are cops more comfortable talking to other cops about their substance abuse problems?
  • Why is the suicide rate so high amongst police officers?
  • Mike shares his experiences working on in an EAP
  • What’s going on with corrections officers?
  • Mike talks about his transition from corrections officer to police officer
  • Police are always on guard for sudden violence
  • Anxiety and depression can be a normal response to traumatic events
  • The book is also available at goodcopgoodcop.com
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933

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.

Drunk Dreams and Step 3

Drunk Dreams and Step 3

April 2, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Brendan to discuss different aspects of recovery. He talks about some of his experiences in recovery.

 Other topics include:

  • Brendan points out that if you can’t make it to a meeting, podcasts about recovery can help
  • Is it normal to have drinking dreams?
  • Ed recently celebrated 25 years
  • It important to celebrate milestones
  • The panel talks about the steps and how they relate to The Big Book
  • Brendan shares a story about Step 3
  • Mike talks about rereading Steps 1, 2 and 3
  • The panel talks about the benefits of going to newcomers’ meetings
  • They discuss how recovery is changing with the times
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933

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.

Jesse C Shares His Story

Jesse C Shares His Story

February 19, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Jesse C to discuss his journey to recovery. He talks about how he got to where he is today.

 Other topics include:

  • Ed details the Genesis House Alumni Night schedule
  • Mike and Ed catch up on what’s been going on
  • Mike discusses how he and Jesse first met
  • Jesse didn’t see his parents for 7 years
  • They discuss how families are affected by the behavior
  • Jesse talks about the events that made him realize that he needed help
  • He also gives the details of his recovery
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933

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.

Dave Cavalier Shares His Story

Dave Cavalier Shares His Story

January 22, 2019

Mike Miles welcomes Dave Cavalier. They cover a lot of topics including Dave’s lung transplant.

 Other topics include:

  • Dave had a double lung transplant in 2018
  • They talk about Dave’s diagnosis and treatment
  • Dave needed to lose weight before being accepted as a transplant candidate
  • Dave had to give up smoking cigars and drinking to qualify
  • He was required to attend AA three times a week
  • Dave has been sober since August 2017
  • Dave shares a story about Jack Lemon
  • He tells some stories about the Congressional Club
  • 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.

How to Get Back on Track

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.

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

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.

 

Danger of Relapse During the Holiday Season

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.

High Stress Jobs and Addiction

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.

Good Cop, Good Cop

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.