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Recovery Unscripted brings you unique perspectives from inside the world of addiction and mental health recovery. Powered by Foundations Recovery Network and hosted by David Condos, this podcast’s mission is to provide both education and inspiration by sharing valuable insights and powerful stories.

Our Format

Each episode explores a different relevant topic through fresh conversations with a variety of influential and knowledgeable figures, from authors and clinicians to executives and leaders within the recovery community. As these individuals share their personal journeys and firsthand experience, listeners are welcomed in to join the discussion, discover new truths and be encouraged by the compelling stories of hope that always accompany recovery.

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You can listen to the Recovery Unscripted podcast on a variety of platforms.

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Featured Episodes

EPISODE 46: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN TREATMENT AND THE COMMUNITY
Featured Guest: Scott Silverman, author and sober coach

Podcast on iTunesWhen he saw the great need in his community, Scott Silverman founded a non-profit that helps disrupt the cycle of incarceration and poverty by helping people find their own path to self-sufficiency. After devoting two decades of his life to that mission and being named a CNN hero in the process, Scott is now leading a charge to help connect people with addiction treatment through confidential care and sober coaching. He sat down with me at the Innovations in Recovery conference in California to share his own journey to sobriety and explain how he helps bridge the gap between treatment and the community.

EPISODE 47: PIONEERING NEUROPSYCHIATRIC CARE
Featured Guest: Steven Airhart, Hartgrove Hospital

Podcast on iTunesFor today’s show, I’m happy to welcome Steven Airhart, CEO of Hartgrove Behavioral Health System in Chicago. He joined me via Skype to share some of the innovative ways they are improving care for patients with trauma and other psychiatric conditions. Specifically, we discuss Hartgrove’s neuropsychiatric center and how they use quantitative EEG testing to get an objective, detailed picture of the brain’s activity and tailor the evaluation and treatment to each person’s unique condition.

EPISODE 48: OPENING THE DOOR TO DBT
Featured Guest: Eboni Webb, Dialectical Behavior Therapy trainer

Podcast on iTunesToday, we hear from Dr. Eboni Webb, an internationally renowned trainer in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In addition to developing two specialized DBT programs for clients with developmental disabilities and borderline-intellectual functioning, she has also opened a private practice offering diverse DBT specializations. She sat down with Foundations Chief Marketing Officer Lee Pepper at the Recovery Results conference in Dallas to discuss the role that mindfulness plays in overall mental health and how therapists can help make DBT more accessible to everyone.

EPISODE 49: APPROACHING OUTPATIENT CARE
Featured GuestS: Alex Dorsey and Ashley Buchanan, Foundations Outpatient

Podcast on iTunesFor today’s show, I welcome two guests who can give us an inside look at the role outpatient treatment plays in the overall recovery journey. Alex Dorsey leads the admissions team for Foundations’ 13 outpatient facilities nationwide and Ashley Buchanan serves as a patient care coordinator for Georgia treatment program Black Bear Lodge. They joined me to share how they approach helping people safely and effectively step down from residential treatment to outpatient to aftercare to a sustainable life in recovery.

EPISODE 50: LINKING LAW ENFORCEMENT AND RECOVERY COMMUNITIES
Featured Guest: Deputy Samantha Clementi, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

Podcast on iTunesToday, I’m excited to bring you our first viewpoint from the law enforcement side of the opioid crisis. Deputy Samantha Clementi serves with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in South Florida, where she’s made it her mission to build a bridge between the police force and the individuals dealing with addiction and recovery in her district. But with limited regulatory support and new, counterfeit sober homes popping up without warning, it can be a challenge to stay ahead of the curve. She sat down with me at the Moments of Change conference to share how she works together with the state attorney’s office, code enforcement, trustworthy treatment providers and her community at large to protect her neighborhood and make sure that real recovery is available to everyone.