Friends In Recovery - Addiction Recovery Podcast
Season 2. Ep. 2. - Discussing FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)

Season 2. Ep. 2. - 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

Season 2. Ep. 1. - Friends in Recovery Podcast - New Studio

Season 2. Ep. 1. - 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.

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