Friends In Recovery - Addiction Recovery Podcast
Season 3, Episode 8: Special Guest - Beating Sugar Addiction with Michael Collins

Season 3, Episode 8: Special Guest - Beating Sugar Addiction with Michael Collins

February 18, 2020
This week on the Friends in Recovery Podcast, Jersey Ed & the Podfather Mike Miles are thrilled to welcome Michael Collins to the studio to talk about a topic near and dear to their hearts - sugar addiction!
 
Michael Collins is the Founder of sugaraddiction.com, Author of The Last Resort Sugar Detox Guide, and Board Chair of the Food Addiction Institute. 
 
www.sugaraddiction.com
 
Jersey Ed’s Podcast Pick of the Week
The SHAIR Podcast is a project by the SHAIR Recovery Community. A lot of great resources on their website, be sure to check it out!
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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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Bonus: Friends in Recovery Events with Melissa from Genesis House

Bonus: Friends in Recovery Events with Melissa from Genesis House

February 16, 2020
Here’s a quick BONUS clip with Jersey Ed & Melissa discussing the Friends in Recovery Community Events & the opportunity to start an event near you!
 
 
Our Friends in Recovery Community continues to grow! Add your pin to the map to show your support for recovery! http://bit.ly/friendsinrecoverymap
 
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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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Season 3, Episode 7: Special Guest - Chris Cuddihy (Incorporating Buddhist Principles in Recovery)

Season 3, Episode 7: Special Guest - Chris Cuddihy (Incorporating Buddhist Principles in Recovery)

February 11, 2020
Jersey Ed and the Podfather Mike Miles are joined by Miss Meg and Chris Cuddihy of the Suffolk county AME Association of Municipal Employees. The crew explores the Buddhist principles of recovery, Refuge Recovery, and the use of meditation in personal recovery. 
 
Jersey Ed’s Podcast Pick of the Week:
Soberful the Podcast with Veronica Valli & Chip Somers
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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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Season 3, Episode 6: Healing the Healer - with new cohost Maegan Kenney

Season 3, Episode 6: Healing the Healer - with new cohost Maegan Kenney

February 9, 2020
Jersey Ed & the Podfather Mike Miles are once again joined by fan favorite Maegan Kenney. The team discusses the concept of “training the trainer,” or as Maegan suggests “healing the wounded healer.” How can we help others without losing sight of ourselves in the process?
 
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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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Season 3, Episode 5: Riding the Waves of Recovery - with guest Jeff Zeizel

Season 3, Episode 5: Riding the Waves of Recovery - with guest Jeff Zeizel

February 4, 2020
Today on the Friends in Recovery Podcast, Jersey Ed & the Podfather Mike Miles are joined by old friend Jeff Zeizel, LICSW and new friend Maegan Kenney, host of the Addictionary Podcast. The crew shares some meaningful discussion about riding the waves of recovery, self-worth, and (not) worrying about what others think. In recovery, we learn that everything is temporary. We can make it through the best days and the worst days. 
 
Jersey Ed’s Podcast Pick of the Week: Dopey Podcast with Chris and Dave is “a typical no-holds-barred smoking pit conversation: dialogue rife with using stories, open-ended drug discussion, and debate over addiction philosophy.” This is a great show with over 3 million downloads. Give it a listen today!
www.dopeypodcast.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 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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Season 3, Episode 4: Jersey Ed & the Podfather Welcome Maegan Kenney of the Addictionary Podcast

Season 3, Episode 4: Jersey Ed & the Podfather Welcome Maegan Kenney of the Addictionary Podcast

January 28, 2020
Today on Friends in Recovery - The Addiction Recovery Podcast, hosts Jersey Ed & the Podfather Mike Miles are joined by Maegan Kenney. Maegan hosts The Addictionary Podcast, along with her dad. Our show today is a brilliant meeting of the minds, as the three discuss the multiple pathways to recovery, the opioid epidemic, and societal attitudes toward addiction. 
 

 
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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Season 3, Episode 3: Spirituality vs. Religion

Season 3, Episode 3: Spirituality vs. Religion

January 21, 2020

Spirituality vs. Religion

Today on Friends in Recovery - The Addiction Recovery Podcast, hosts Jersey Ed & the Podfather Mike Miles are joined by behind-the-scenes maven Melissa Howard. You may have heard the guys mention Melissa on our show. She works hard to push our message out across social media and lines up our incredible guest speakers. In addition to helping produce Friends in Recovery & Answering the Call podcasts, Melissa also represents Genesis House in her home state of Virginia. Today she is the Friends in Recovery Podcast (and the Boston Area) for the very first time!
 
The topic today is a common one in the world of AA & NA: Spirituality vs. Religion. Are they the same or different? Can they co-exist. No right or wrong answers here - just an exploratory conversation about how the two intermingle. We would love to hear your thoughts!
 

 
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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Season 3 Episode 2. Special Guest (Scott McBean - Northstar Community)

Season 3 Episode 2. Special Guest (Scott McBean - Northstar Community)

January 14, 2020

Find YOUR Community with Pastor Scott McBean of Northstar Community

Today on Friends in Recovery - The Addiction Recovery Podcast, hosts Jersey Ed & Mike the Podfather enjoy the unique perspective of Scott McBean, pastor of Northstar Community in Richmond, VA. Northstar Community is a unique recovery ministry and community of individuals who have have experienced addiction, abuse, trauma, mental illness, divorce, loss, and more.  
 
Scott grew up attending NSC, and so it has (almost) always been a part of his life.  After earning a BS in Business Management at VA Tech, Scott earned his Master’s of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.  He is currently working on his Master’s in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University.  
 
Learn More about the Northstar Community!
www.northstarcommunity.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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Season 3 Episode 1. Special Guest (Bill Farrell - Rock Botom 2 Recovery)

Season 3 Episode 1. Special Guest (Bill Farrell - Rock Botom 2 Recovery)

January 7, 2020
Great podcasts are all about great collaborations! On today’s show, Friends in Recovery Hosts Jersey Ed & the Podfather Mike Miles are joined by Bill Farrell, a person in long-term recovery and host of the podcast Rock Bottom 2 Recovery.
 
Rock Bottom 2 Recovery is a podcast in support of open discussion and respectfully sharing of ideas and inspiration about all forms of recovery from addiction.
 
 
Our guest Bill shares a powerful statistic to consider:
“Prevention’s Provisional data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and National Center for Health Statistics, 2016 United States lost 64,000 Americans to overdose deaths.
Oxford Mississippi Stadium holds 64,038.
 
In 2017, 72,00 Americans to overdose deaths. 
Orchard Park, NY Stadium holds 71,608 people.
 
2018, 68,500 ( 5% reduction from 2017) Americans to O.D.'s, Cocaine and psychostimulants like methamphetamine and MDMA actually rose slightly from 2017 to 2018.
Gillette Stadium, MA. holds 68,756.
 
Total 204,500 Americans in 3 years.”
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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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Season 2 Episode 6. Special Guest (Maureen Cavanagh)

Season 2 Episode 6. Special Guest (Maureen Cavanagh)

December 24, 2019
Today on the Friends in Recovery Podcast, hosts Jersey Ed & the Podfather Mike Miles welcome the incomparable Maureen Cavanagh -Family Addiction Recovery Coach, Educator, Author.
 
Maureen shares the agony her family went through while trying to help her daughter through the struggles of addiction. Her daughter Katie overdosed 13 times, was resuscitated by Narcan countless times, and went through over 40 recovery programs before finding freedom from active addiction.
 
Maureen Cavanagh is the founder of Magnolia New Beginnings, a nonprofit peer-support group for those living with or affected by substance use disorder. She has been recognized by The New York Times, CNN, and other outlets for her work fighting the opioid crisis and the stigma that surrounds it. She is also the author of “If You Love Me: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction,” the memoir of her personal experience that resulted in the creation of the nonprofit organization that currently has over 20,000 members and assists many people, newly in recovery, each year with safe, structured, sober housing.
 
magnolianewbeginnings.org
maureencavanagh.net
Purchase a copy of the book, If You Love Me: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction, on Amazon.com
 
Jersey Ed’s Podcast Pick of the Week -
Recovered Podcast hosted by Mark S. Life is seen through an AA point of view. This show has been on since 2007, and they have over 1000 episodes! @recoveredpodcast

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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