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 #33 | August 16, 2017

    Today’s guest is Brian Q. Davis, Senior Vice President of the Scorpion healthcare marketing organization. Brian sat down with me at the Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare conference in Nashville to describe how his team helps addiction treatment centers reach more people through smarter digital marketing. He also explains why it’s so important to create a positive user experience with your website and to understand and learn from the real-time results of each campaign.

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    Episode #32 | August 9, 2017

    Today, I’m excited to bring you our first international guest, Sam Webb. Based in Sydney, Australia, he serves as the co-founder of Livin, a non-profit organization changing the way society looks at mental illness. Sam joined us via Skype to share why Livin was founded, explain how Livin inspires others to speak up, and discuss some cultural differences and similarities between Australia and America when it comes to mental health.

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    Episode #31 | August 2, 2017

    My 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.

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    Episode #30 | July 26, 2017

    For 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.

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    Episode #29 | July 19, 2017

    My 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.

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    Episode #28 | July 12, 2017

    Today’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.

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    Episode #27 | July 5, 2017

    My 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.

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    Episode #26 | June 28, 2017

    Today’s guest is Glennon Doyle, author of the Oprah's Book Club selection and #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Love Warrior and creator of the online community Momastery. She sat down with Foundations Chief Marketing Officer, Lee Pepper, at the Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare conference in Nashville, where she also gave the keynote presentation. In this open conversation, Glennon shares her views on the all-encompassing significance of sobriety in her life and how we can break through the social constructs of masculinity and femininity to become more fully human.

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    Episode #25 | June 21, 2017

    For today’s show, I caught up with Jillian McCarney, Foundations Recovery Network’s regional manager of business development for the West Coast. She joined me at the Innovations in Recovery conference in San Diego, where she also gave a presentation about growing a sales team that goes further to offer solutions for clients, while doing it faster than the rest of the marketplace. She explains how she learned the keys to teambuilding from her football coach father and shares how having the mindset of a go-giver, instead of a go-getter, can help you form relationships that last.

Our Format

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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