About Recovery Unscripted

Recovery Unscripted brings you firsthand stories and exclusive insights from the frontlines of the opioid crisis, mental health care and addiction treatment. Powered by Foundations Recovery Network, this podcast’s mission is to share valuable wisdom and powerful stories.


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    Episode #42 | November 1, 2017

    Today, I’m excited to bring you a roundtable discussion all about interventions. What makes them successful? What are their challenges? How could they be improved? We’ll answer those questions and more during this three-part conversation featuring Louise Stanger, Sara Counes, Phil Plant and Arthur Westinghouse.

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    Episode #41 | October 25, 2017

    For today’s episode, I sat down with Michael Barnes, attorney and managing partner at DCBA Law and Policy in Washington, DC. His firm provides strategic counsel for organizations in the areas of healthcare and drug safety, and he joined me at the Moments of Change conference in Florida. He shares his expert insight about the legislation and litigation that is impacting the treatment field right now and offers his view on how future changes in healthcare and insurance policy could affect this industry in the days to come.

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    Episode #40 | October 18, 2017

    My guest is Kat Cross, who serves as creator of possibilities for Spirit 2 Spirit Healing and The Guest House Ocala with Judy Crane. She joined me at the Moments of Change conference in Florida to discuss how trauma becomes unintentionally stored at the cellular level and how those embedded experiences can be shaken loose and processed.

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    Episode #39 | October 11, 2017

    My guest today is Dan Gemp, president and CEO of Dreamscape Marketing, a creative firm that provides digital marketing solutions for companies in the addiction and mental health treatment field. He sat down with me at the Moments of Change conference in Palm Beach, Florida, to share his expert insight about the massive changes happening right now with paid search engine marketing. He explains the actions that Google is taking to combat unethical marketing practices, gives us his forecast for how this will affect the treatment field and breaks down what these changes mean for all the ethical programs out there trying to do things the right way.

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    Episode #38 | October 5, 2017

    Today’s guest is Steve Ford, the son of President Gerald Ford and addiction awareness pioneer Betty Ford. For this episode, he sat down with Foundations Chief Marketing Officer, Lee Pepper, at the Moments of Change conference in Florida where he shared the personal journey he’s traveled from The White House to Hollywood to addiction and ultimately to new life in recovery.

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    Episode #37 | September 27, 2017

    Today’s guest is Kim Humphrey, who serves as chairman of the board for Parents of Addicted Loved Ones, a non-profit organization offering education, support, and hope at weekly meetings nationwide. Kim joined us via Skype from Phoenix, Arizona, to share how the PAL organization has helped families like his by teaching parents how to radically change themselves and the way they approach their addicted adult children.

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    Episode #36 | September 20, 2017

    For today’s show, I’m excited to discuss the value of using equine therapy to heal trauma and addiction. Dale Phillips serves as equine therapist at Georgia’s Bluff Plantation along with executive director Duke Vinson and they both joined me at the Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare conference in Nashville. Dale shares how he was finally able to face the trauma he experienced as a child and how he discovered the restorative power of horses before he ever heard the term "equine therapy."

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    Episode #35 | September 13, 2017

    Today’s guest, Shane Ramer, is the creator of That Sober Guy, a podcast with over 150 episodes that focus on living a healthy, sober lifestyle. Shane sat down with me at the Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare conference in Nashville to explain how his journey led him from addiction to a renewed connection with God, family and his own true self. He also shares his view on the role that sober podcasting can play within the overarching process of finding and maintaining recovery.

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    Episode #34 | August 23, 2017

    My guest today is Linda Leathers, CEO of The Next Door, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving women in crisis. Based in Nashville, The Next Door offers treatment, affordable housing and re-entry services for thousands of women affected by addiction, mental illness, trauma and incarceration. Linda shares how The Next Door walks with their patients through every step of the recovery journey and explains why the re-entry phase is such a critical part of this process.

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With episodes available in all podcast apps, Recovery Unscripted reaches thousands of listeners each month – in over 60 countries around the world – who are seeking to stay inspired for their mission, further their education about the latest innovations and ultimately learn how to better help those around them.

Each episode explores a different, relevant topic through in-depth conversations with a variety of influential and knowledgeable figures, from expert clinicians and politicians to inspiring authors and grassroots champions of the recovery community. With guests such as Obama administration drug czar Michael Botticelli, journalist Sam Quinones, Governor Chris Christie, author Glennon Doyle and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker, Recovery Unscripted is your source for current, meaningful dialogues about the issues that matter to you.

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