Friends In Recovery - Addiction Recovery Podcast
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.

Loving Lions:  A Guide for Families Struggling with Addiction

Loving Lions: A Guide for Families Struggling with Addiction

July 9, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Mike Wilson. Mike is the founder of Baystate Recovery Services.

 Other topics include:

  • How did Mike get into recovery?
  • Mike Wilson talks about his Renewed Hope Project
  • Addiction is a family disease
  • Mike Wilson enjoys working with the families of addicts
  • The panel discusses the important aspects of interventions
  • What can families do to help loved ones?
  • Baystate Recovery Services will do a free consultation
  • Mike Wilson gives some of the background on his book and what inspired him to write his book
  • The panel gives their points of view on relapse
  • Mike Wilson’s phone number is 800-270-2302
  • You can reach Mike Wilson by email at mw@baystaterecovery.com
  • The website for Bay State Recovery is at baystaterecovery.com
  • Mike Wilson’s book Loving Lions is available on Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and lovinglions.com
  • Mike’s podcasts are Collateral Damage and The Other Stuff. They can be found of Apple Podcast or wherever you listen.
  • 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.

Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real

July 2, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Tim Roberto. Tim works with Ed Chiochio at Genesis House and is in recovery.

 Other topics include:

  • How did Tim get into recovery?
  • Tim’s dad was a well-known doctor in Manhattan
  • Tim details his path to addiction starting at age 11
  • He moved from marijuana to cocaine
  • Drugs help mask the fears, doubts and insecurities
  • Tim was homeless at age 44
  • Tim got into recovery when his pain outgrew his fear
  • Tim talks about how he’s involved with recovery today
  • Tim’s phone number is 561-876-8637
  • You can reach Tim by email at timrobertoaddictioncounselor@gmail.com
  • 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.

Drug Court Success Story

Drug Court Success Story

June 25, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Tim Alexander. Tim shares his story and talks a little bit about what he’s doing today.

 Other topics include:

  • Tim talks about the stigma still attached to recovery
  • He details the progression of his addiction
  • He talks about how he came to the realization that he needed to get sober
  • Tim talks about how he reached out for help
  • He talks about the pathways to his recovery
  • He works at CleanSlate Centers in Richmond, VA
  • Do some people choose jail over recovery?
  • Tim’s email is talexander@cleanslatecenters.com
  • His phone number is 804-246-9814
  • 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.

 

Alumni Giving Back Series Part 1

Alumni Giving Back Series Part 1

June 18, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr welcome Jeff Zeizel back to the podcast. In addition, Bob Cox is joining in the discussion to talk about his recovery.

 Other topics include:

  • Ed talks about a meeting he recently attended
  • The panel talks about the trends in those seeking recovery
  • Jeff shares some statistics on the number of opioid deaths.
  • Bob shares his story of how he got to the point where he entered recovery
  • Bob talks about his experience at Genesis House
  • Recovery is a journey, not a destination
  • Contributing and helping others helps to maintain sobriety
  • What is Bob doing to continue his recovery
  • Bob talks about the Easy Does It (EDI) club
  • 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.

Time and Recovery

Time and Recovery

June 11, 2019

Mike Miles is solo today. He discusses the concept of time. What does it mean in the context of recovery.

 Other topics include:

  • Mike discusses the early days of his recovery and how he got to the decision
  • Mike went to Seminal Point and spent 31 days there
  • What tools are available for the recovering person?
  • Addiction can cause a lot of financial problems
  • Is there a difference between opioid addiction and alcohol addiction?
  • Do I need to be in a 12-step program in order to recover?
  • Mike talks about his past problems with panic attacks
  • 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.

Maintaining Recovery

Maintaining Recovery

June 4, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr discuss different challenges facing people who want to go into recovery. They give some insight on getting past making excuses.

 Other topics include:

  • What strategies work for maintaining sobriety?
  • 90 days is a good timetable to restructure your life for sobriety
  • Once you leave rehab, you need to be able to maintain your sobriety
  • Rehab and detox are the foundation for maintaining your sobriety
  • AA meetings are very helpful in maintaining sobriety
  • The 12 steps provide a framework for continued recovery
  • Addiction is a 3-fold disease – physical, spiritual and mental
  • How can I cope with anxiety in recovery?
  • To get on the email list, send a message to skylern@genesishouse.net
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933
  • Mike’s cell phone is 978 746-1717

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.

 

Enabling vs. Loving

Enabling vs. Loving

May 28, 2019

Mike Miles and Ed Chionchio Sr discuss different challenges facing people who want to go into recovery. They give some insight on getting past making excuses.

 Other topics include:

  • Mike got out for some golf today
  • How do I get started getting help?
  • What if I have no insurance?
  • Enabling does not help people get the help I need
  • This disease is a slow killer, but it’s important to get help right away
  • Mike talks about the good results he’s had at Genesis House
  • Ed and Mike talk about interventions
  • How can I tell if I’m an enabler and how do I get out of the way?
  • Help is available when you are ready to ask for it
  • To get on the email list, send a message to skylern@genesishouse.net
  • The number for Genesis House is 1 800-737-0933
  • Mike’s cell phone is 978 746-1717

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.

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.