Friends In Recovery - Addiction Recovery Podcast
Sober in Sweden

Sober in Sweden

September 17, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Janique Svedberg to Friends in Recovery. Janique is an author, a motivational speaker, and founder of multiple ventures.

  • Janique is the author of Blood, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll
  • Janique shares a story about her encounter with rock ‘n roll royalty
  • How did Janique become a coconut instead of a cat?
  • She shares the story of her addiction and how she got to the point of seeking help
  • Janique spent a year and a half in rehab
  • How did Janique come to be reunited with God?
  • What does Janique do to help others?
  • Janique can be reached by email at janique@janiquesvedberg.com
  • Her website is at www.janiquesvedberg.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
  • Genesis has a website at 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.

Alumni Giving Back Series – Part 3

Alumni Giving Back Series – Part 3

September 10, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Amanda Marino to Friends in Recovery. Amanda is an alumna of Genesis House. She shares her story on this episode.

  • Amanda is certified in Ashtanga yoga
  • She raises money for women in recovery to attend college
  • How did Amanda make her way to Genesis House?
  • Amanda made a grand entrance when she entered recovery
  • Amanda had a traumatic childhood
  • Amanda has been with Recovery Ways in Utah since 2016
  • She also has podcast called Overcoming Adversity
  • Is it harder for women in recovery?
  • What is an empowerment recovery coach?
  • What’s Amanda’s advice to women in recovery?
  • Amanda can be reached by phone at 561-735-2590
  • Amanda’s email address is amandaempowers@gmail.com
  • Mike Miles can be reached at 978 746-1717
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933
  • To get on the email list, send a message to skylern@genesishouse.net
  • Genesis has a website at genesishouse.net
  • Mike Miles can be reached at 978 459-4884

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.

Don’t Give Up H.O.P.E.

Don’t Give Up H.O.P.E.

September 3, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Corey Clarke to Friends in Recovery. Corey shares his story of recovery and how he reached the point where he knew something had to change.

  • Corey first started using drugs at the age of 14
  • He spent 28 years in active addiction before deciding things had to change
  • He talks about how he tried to control his addiction
  • Corey wears a hat that says H.O.P.E. which means Hold on Pain Ends
  • He discusses his experiences in treatment and what he learned
  • Corey talks about how The Healing Place saved his life
  • He is also a peer recovery specialist
  • His life isn’t perfect, but now he has the tools to handle it
  • Corey’s email address is coreyc325e30@gmail.com
  • Mike Miles can be reached at 978 746-1717
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933
  • To get on the email list, send a message to skylern@genesishouse.net
  • Genesis has a website at genesishouse.net
  • Mike Miles can be reached at 978 459-4884

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.

Responding to First Responders

Responding to First Responders

August 27, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Matt Petlock to Friends in Recovery. Matt works with veterans and first responders.

They cover a lot of topics including:

  • Matt started the first badge meeting in the state of New Hampshire which is a weekly peer support meeting
  • He is the outreach coordinator at Veteran and First Responder Health Care
  • Matt is a police officer and talks with Mike about the problems facing first responders
  • There is a lot of stress associated with fitness evaluations
  • Does the media only focus on negative stories about police officers?
  • Matt shares a story about getting attacked on the job
  • Mike counters with a story about a bat
  • What is the Critical Incident Stress Debrief Team?
  • Veteran and First Responder Healthcare has a website at vfrhealthcare.com
  • Matt can be reached by email at mpetlock@vfrhealthcare.com
  • Mike Miles can be reached at 978 746-1717
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933
  • To get on the email list, send a message to skylern@genesishouse.net
  • Genesis has a website at genesishouse.net
  • Mike Miles can be reached at 978 459-4884

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.

Parenting Through Addiction

Parenting Through Addiction

August 20, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Virginia Mills to Friends in Recovery. Ginny operates Full Life Counseling in Winston-Salem, NC and co-owns parentingthroughaddiction.com.

  • Ginny has been in the field for over 25 years
  • When children have substance abuse problems, parents need to learn how to step away
  • Mike finds that he has a higher success rate with clients who are on probation
  • Parents have to resist the urge to bail their children out of every legal situation
  • Ginny believes that sometimes parents need to ask their children leave the home
  • Addicted children usually find a place to stay
  • Parents need to understand what is driving their children’s manipulative behavior
  • When children enter treatment, the parents need to view that as a vacation
  • Ginny talks about Parenting Through Addiction and how it helps parents
  • What about parents who have their own problems with addiction?
  • To get on the email list, send a message to skylern@genesishouse.net
  • Mike Miles can be reached at 978 746-1717
  • Ginny’s email address is ginny@parentingthroughaddiction.com or ginny@full-life-counseling.com
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933
  • Full Life Counseling can be reached at 336-923-7426
  • The website for Full Life Counseling can be found at full-life-counseling.com

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.

Young People in Recovery and Process Addiction

Young People in Recovery and Process Addiction

August 13, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Kristin Wilson to Friends in Recovery. Kristin is the VP of Clinical Outreach at Newport Academy. They talk about holistic care and process addiction.

 Other topics include:

  • Kristin has been working in the treatment field since 1997
  • She is passionate about the integration of holistic care in treatment
  • Kristin is a certified yoga teacher
  • She originally wanted to be a doctor
  • Kristin is the mother of a teenage daughter
  • What drives people to get into the field of addiction recovery?
  • What warning signs should parents look for?
  • Kristen work with kids and young adults from ages 12-20
  • The panel talks about the challenges with kids, technology and communication
  • What is process addiction and how are they treated?
  • Do they treat process addiction at Newport Academy?
  • To get on the email list, send a message to skylern@genesishouse.net
  • Mike Miles can be reached at 978 746-1717
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933
  • Kristin’s phone number is 856-912-5217
  • Reach Kristin by email at kwilson@newportacademy.com

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.

Life’s Natural High

Life’s Natural High

August 6, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Duncan McEwen to Friends in Recovery. Dr. McEwan works at Wellness First Psychiatric Associates in Durham, NC.

 Other topics include:

  • Duncan McEwan is board certified in Psychiatry and certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • He has been working in the field for over 20 years and specializes in treating mood disorders, ADD, and substance abuse
  • McEwan talks about dual diagnosis and what it is
  • Mike asks Dr. McEwan about the issues people have with getting time with a psychiatrist
  • How does he go about the assessment process?
  • He believes in getting addicted to life
  • Getting clean is a pleasure-seeking enterprise
  • Lasting recovery is achieved by those who discover life’s natural highs
  • To get on the email list, send a message to skylern@genesishouse.net
  • Mike Miles can be reached at 978 746-1717
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933
  • To make an appointment at Wellness First Psychiatric Associates, call (919) 810-3536
  • The website can be found as wfpanc.com

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.

Wellness and Recovery

Wellness and Recovery

July 30, 2019

Mike Miles is unavailable today, so Ed Chionchio Sr welcomes Jeff Zeizel. They cover a variety of topics related to wellness and recovery.

 Other topics include:

  • Jeff talks about the other aspects of recovery beyond attending meetings
  • Self-medication can lead to addiction
  • People also need to address things that are making them unhappy
  • People need to own their own recovery
  • Ed talks about running as part of his recovery
  • You need to be willing to explore what works best for you
  • Jeff talks about what dopamine does to the body
  • Who’s a faster runner – Jeff or Ed?
  • Wellness goes beyond exercise – it also involves being part of a social group.
  • Human beings are not solitary creatures
  • You need to have the 4 f’s - friends, family, fitness and faith
  • To get on the email list, send a message to skylern@genesishouse.net
  • Mike Miles can be reached at 978 746-1717
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933
  • Jeff Zeizel can be reached at 617 733-2842

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.

Alumni Giving Back Series Part 2

Alumni Giving Back Series Part 2

July 23, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Skyler Noon to Friends in Recovery. Skyler is an alumna of Genesis House and now works there as the Alumni Coordinator.

 Other topics include:

  • Skyler is an addict who went to Genesis House in 2008
  • Skyler talks about the issues she had with insurance and how Genesis House helped
  • She talks about why Genesis House worked for her
  • No matter how long you’ve been in recovery, sobriety is a big deal
  • Skyler shares the story of her recovery
  • She talks about her progress in the recovery community and what she does as the Alumni Coordinator for Genesis House
  • Skyler expanded the Alumni events to family members as well
  • Skyler details the plans for expanding alumni events to other states
  • Those interested in alumni events can call Skyler at 856-397-7647 or send an email to her
  • To get on the email list, send a message to skylern@genesishouse.net
  • Mike Miles can be reached at 978 746-1717
  • 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.

Getting Well in the Entertainment Industry

Getting Well in the Entertainment Industry

July 16, 2019

Mike Miles, Ed Chionchio Sr and Mike Wilson welcome Jacob. Jacob shares the story of his recovery.

 Other topics include:

  • Jacob joins the show from Florida to share his story of recovery
  • Jacob started early as a professional actor
  • Jacob talks about addiction in the entertainment industry
  • What led Jacob to recovery?
  • What does Jacob do to maintain sobriety?
  • The panel talks about searching for daily gratitude
  • Jacob started a company and works as a building contractor
  • Jacob talks about how he approached meetings early in his recovery
  • To get on the email list, send a message to skylern@genesishouse.net
  • Mike Miles can be reached at 978 746-1717
  • 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.