Friends In Recovery - Addiction Recovery Podcast
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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Christmas Special Bonus Epsode

Christmas Special Bonus Epsode

December 21, 2019

Seasons greetings from the Friends in Recovery and The Genesis House!

Season 2 Episode 5. Jason Snook from AWARE Recovery Care

Season 2 Episode 5. Jason Snook from AWARE Recovery Care

December 17, 2019
Our guest today is Jason Snook, MSW, LICSW. He shares his very personal story of recovery and relapse as a professional in the field. 
 
Jersey Ed’s Podcast Pick of the Week:
SoberPod hosted by Carl, Ellen, and Steve. A weekly podcast on recovery from three different perspectives. Carl is an agnostic, Ellen is a believer, and Steve is an atheist.
 
Jason Snook is our guest, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker from New Hampshire and Clinical Outreach Manager for Aware Recovery Care. They deliver year-long in-home addiction treatment services. Aware Recovery Care works with people referred through probation, parole, diversion programs, or with physical limitations, mental health concerns, etc.
 
The longer someone is in treatment, the better their chances for success in recovery. 
 
Jason says his group will collaborate with anyone in the field, including interventionists, detox and inpatient level of care. They provide the full continuum of care, AND an individual can be simultaneously enrolled in their care program as well as PHP, IOP, outpatient therapy, etc.
 
His advice? We aren’t all sick on the same day. We aren’t expecting the twists that are presented in our lives. Stick with it, learn your triggers. The slip can be a setback, but it made me stronger in my recovery. It brought me closer to my community, my higher power, the purpose and the value of my life. Relapse leads us back to treatment to figure out what we missed!
 
Additional mentions in the show: 
ExtraCare Health Services, LLC in Matawan, NJ
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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. Ep. 4. - Virtual AA Meeting

Season 2. Ep. 4. - Virtual AA Meeting

December 10, 2019

This week, hosts Jersey Ed & Mike the Podfather invite you to join them for a virtual AA meeting! The guys frequently reference the Alcoholics Anonymous & Narcotics Anonymous programs in the show and how they both personally benefit from participation. For this show, we thought it would be valuable to host a virtual meeting to share what it’s all about.

Reminder! The Friends in Recovery Community of Support currently hosts monthly meetings in Palm Springs, Florida and Voorhees, New Jersey. New events are coming soon in Newtown, Connecticut, Lowell, Massachusetts, and Richmond, Virginia. Follow us on Facebook for updates!

Jersey Ed’s Podcast Pick of the Week: Coaching through Chaos
Host Dr. Colleen Mullen offers inspiring and motivating stories about relationships, finance, stress, conflict resolution, healthy living, addiction recovery, health and fitness, money management, success coaching and veteran projects.

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/coaching-through-chaos-podcast

Let’s start with the AA Preamble:

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are selfs supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

AA’s 12-Step approach follows a set of guidelines designed as “steps” toward recovery, and members can revisit these steps at any time. The 12 Steps are:9

1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Your Higher Power does not need to be “God,” as defined by someone else. It works if you work it. The program is not based on intelligence, it’s based on heart. The benefits you reap will come from the effort you put in. In a meeting, it’s okay to be yourself. It’s okay not to be okay - and you don’t need to feel guilt or shame because of it.

Serenity Prayer:
God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

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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. Ep. 3. - Adrienne Loker, LCSW Discussing EMDR

Season 2. Ep. 3. - Adrienne Loker, LCSW Discussing EMDR

December 3, 2019
Hosts Jersey Ed & Mike the Podfather welcome Adrienne Loker to the Friends in Recovery Podcast. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for helping individuals in recovery “become unstuck.” In her practice, Adrienne utilizes intensive EMDR techniques to facilitate healing and prevent past trauma from contributing to present-day relapse.
 
For those not familiar with this therapeutic technique, Adrienne provides a review of EMDR (Eye Movement De-Sensitization and Reprocessing) and how touchstone memories can sometimes serve as the root of past trauma that continues to haunt us in present day. For Adrienne and her clients, EMDR serves a conscious effort to “re-program” those painful memories and enable us to become UNSTUCK. 
 
Adrienne’s practice is called Seeking Depth to Recovery and is located in the Richmond, Virginia area. Her services include intensive individual therapy, group therapy, and psychodrama retreats for both clients and clinicians. 
 
More information about Adrienne Loker and her practice can be found here:
 
Reminder! The Friends in Recovery Community of Support currently hosts monthly meetings in Palm Springs, Florida and Voorhees, New Jersey. New events are coming soon in Newtown, Connecticut, Lowell, Massachusetts, and Richmond, Virginia. Follow us on Facebook for updates!
 
This week’s Words of Wisdom: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
 
Jersey Ed’s Podcast Pick of the Week: The Collateral Damage Podcast
Hosted by Maureen Cavanagh and Michael Wilson, the Collateral Damage addresses the impact of addiction in our lives, our families, and within our communities nationwide. https://cdpodcast.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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