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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 27: TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE OPIOID CRISIS
Featured Guest: Holly Fletcher, Healthcare Reporter, The Tennessean

Podcast on iTunesMy guest today is Holly Fletcher, healthcare reporter for Nashville’s daily newspaper, The Tennessean. She joins me for an in-depth conversation about the origin of the current opioid crisis and the actions being taken by everyone from the federal government to local health agencies as they try to get a grasp on the situation. She also shares some of the first-hand knowledge she’s gained by listening to a wide array of people who have been affected by this epidemic’s medical, economic and social repercussions.

EPISODE 28: BLENDING HEALTHCARE AND CONSUMER MARKETING
Featured Guest: Austin Harrison, Founder, Mental Health Marketing conference

Podcast on iTunesToday’s guest is Austin Harrison, founder of the Mental Health Marketing conference, which takes place next week in Nashville, Tennessee. He explains why he was inspired to bring together the worlds of consumer and healthcare marketing, describes how he has used both word of mouth and search engine optimization (SEO) to promote the conference and reveals a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to put on this type of event. And in the closing segment, Jordan Young and Chip Henslee from Foundations Events stop by to share their tips for getting the most out of your experience as a conference attendee or exhibitor.

EPISODE 29: BRAINSPOTTING FOR HIDDEN TRAUMA
Featured Guests: Joanne Mednick and Mike Beychok, Serenity Trauma Center and Serenity Trauma Foundation

Podcast on iTunesMy guests today are Joanne Mednick and Mike Beychok from the Serenity Trauma Center and the Serenity Trauma Foundation, which offers free care for veterans suffering from military sexual trauma and PTSD and victims of trafficking. They sat down with me at the Innovations in Recovery conference in San Diego to share how they use psychotherapeutic techniques such as brainspotting and Somatic Experiencing to gently uncover and heal hidden aspects of the brain without re-traumatizing patients.

EPISODE 30: RESPONDING TO PSYCHIATRIC CRISES
Featured Guest: James Hart, Medical Director, Rolling Hills Hospital

Podcast on iTunesFor today’s show, I sat down with Dr. James Hart, who serves as the medical director of Rolling Hills Hospital. Located south of Nashville, Tennessee, Rolling Hills is an acute care psychiatric hospital that provides short-term interventions for individuals experiencing mental health crises. Dr. Hart shares how his team stays prepared for responding to the wide array of time-sensitive psychiatric emergencies that present at their doorstep and explains how electroconvulsive therapy has evolved to become a safe, effective treatment option that can often work faster than medication.

EPISODE 31: THE SCIENCE OF RECOVERY
Featured Guest: Cardwell Nuckols, Addiction Author and Educator

Podcast on iTunesMy guest today is Dr. Cardwell Nuckols, an internationally recognized authority in the areas of behavioral medicine and addiction treatment. He sat down with me at the Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare conference in Nashville to share some of his expertise about the science of addiction and the role that brain chemistry has played in the current opioid crisis.