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Only sticks and stones?  

I don't think so.

Listen to my interview with St. Jude Retreat's Director, Michelle Dunbar and I talk about the harm of labeling.

Busy recording the

new shows for Season 2!  

Personal Sober/Recovery Coaching with Shira is also available.

Shira Goldberg, BSc., RRW,

Master Sober-Recovery Coach

Michael Pond and Mareen Palmer Co-Authors of 

The Couch of Willingness: An Alcoholic Therapist Battles the Bottle and a Broken Recovery System.

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In his breakout memoir, psychotherapist Michael Pond recounts a riveting battle with alcoholism. He loses his practice, his home, and his family and ends up destitute in a down-and-out recovery home populated by a cast of characters straight out of Dickens. The Couch of Willingness is a real couch in that recovery home, where Pond is forced to sleep until he admits he is powerless over alcohol. And so begins a harrowing two-year journey to sobriety with stops in abandoned sheds, dumpsters, ditches, emergency wards, intensive care and prison. ​ 

Season 2 Begins September 5th.

Linda Lenz lost her second son to a heroin overdose.  She has since become an advocate leading the fight to save lives in the mid-West.

Dr. Glassman's vision is attaining optimal health beyond diagnosis and medical treatment, so people can have more control over their lives than they ever thought possible with mind, body and spirit working as one unit. 
An Addict Within: You Can Break My heart But You Can't Break My This is not another story about an addict. It is the "Other Side of the Story"; that of the family. The mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers of the addict and the damage caused, the chaos caused, and the broken relationships that happen within the family, because of the love and simultaneous hate for the addict. 

Upcoming Shows

Dr. Carl Hart, is my hero, role model, and

author of High Price.  He is also a neuropsychopharmachologist
and an associate professor of psychology

and psychiatry  at Columbia University.
Dr. Hart is known for his research in drug

abuse and drug addiction and was the first tenured African American professor of sciences at Columbia University.  Dr. Hart was recently elected to Fellow status by the American Psychological Association (Division 28) for his outstanding contribution to the field of psychology, specifically psychopharmacology and substance abuse.

Voted by Fast Company as One of the Top 100 most creative people in business 

Check out his videos at drcarlhart.com

Bill Piper, Director of National Affairs, Drug Policy Alliance. Drugs & drug war politics. Less people behind bars. 

Sophia Andrade,

Founder of Reclaim our Dignity

Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CCDC II, SAP, is the Executive Director of NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals.   She has recently served as the Executive Director of Danya Institute and the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center. Prior to this she was the Program Director for Volunteers of America Western Washington, serving homeless populations and dealing with the co-occurrence of poverty and substance abuse issues. In addition, she has been the administrator of multi-county, publicly funded alcohol/drug prevention/ intervention/ treatment centers with services ranging from prenatal care to the serving the elderly for over 20 years.

Cynthia Moreno Tuohy

Sophia Andrade was arrested for domestic violence.  It didn't matter that she was innocent. She went to jail and the infamous mugshot was picked up by those extortionists websites. She says, "Don't Pay!"  She took on the mugshot.com industry and was one of those responsible for the State Senate overwhelmingly passed HB150 by a vote of 53 to 0. Sponsored by Rep. Roger Bruce (D-Atlanta), the bill would force those mug shot websites to take down photos of those who've been cleared without charging them for it. 

"Extortion" is what Bruce calls the common practice of mug shot websites to charge people hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, to remove the embarrassing photos.

Don't Pay Those Extortionists

Mug Shot Websites!