Recovery Unscripted

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

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#103: The Realities of Self-Harm and Suicide with Lori Vann

August 14th, 2019


Guest: Lori Vann, counselor 

What can behavioral health providers do to better understand the realities of self-harm and to know how to respond when they spot the signs in their patients?

We’ll discuss this with …

#102: Integrating Buddhism and the 12 Steps with Darren Littlejohn

July 31st, 2019


Guest: Darren Littlejohn, author and yoga teacher

How can ancient principles from Zen and Tibetan Buddhism integrate with modern treatment programs to help more people build lasting recovery?

We’ll discuss this with …

#101: Can LGBT-Affirmative Therapy Help Re-Write Internalized Messages? with Dr. Lauren Costine

July 17th, 2019


#101: Can LGBT-Affirmative Therapy Help Re-Write Internalized Messages? with Dr. Lauren Costine


Guest: Dr. Lauren Costine, psychologist and activist

#100: Embracing Traumatic Grief and Loss with Kathleen Parrish

July 3rd, 2019


When a traumatic loss hits, how can treatment providers and loved ones know what to do to help someone heal without impeding their grieving process?

We’ll discuss this with counselor Kathleen Parrish on this episode of …

#99: Strategizing for the Treatment Industry's Future with Nick Jaworski

June 19th, 2019


What can the addiction treatment industry do to better understand how its marketing reaches the public without getting overwhelmed in an ocean of data?


We’ll answer this with Nick Jaworski, owner of the Circle Social …

#98: The Ethics of Self-Care for Healers with Katie Myers

June 5th, 2019


Guest: Katie Myers, Talbott Recovery CEO


In a non-stop rat race world, how can behavioral healthcare managers create a culture of self-care for the …

#97: Demystifying the DEA's Role in Medication-Assisted Treatment with Dennis Wichern

May 22nd, 2019


Guest: Dennis Wichern, DEA agent


How can healthcare professionals join forces with law enforcement to bring medication-assisted treatment to more …

#96: Addressing the Issues Mothers Face in Recovery with Rosemary O’Connor

May 8th, 2019


Guest: Rosemary O’Connor, addiction coach


With all the daily demands facing mothers, how can treatment providers help moms slow down and prioritize taking care of their own recovery?


We’ll answer this with addiction …

Bonus: LIVE Audience Questions and Answers with Elaine McMillion Sheldon

May 3rd, 2019


Guest: Elaine McMillion Sheldon, filmmaker

Welcome to a bonus episode of Recovery Unscripted. This time, we’ll hear from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon as she responds to questions from members of …

#95: LIVE Podcast with Filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon

May 1st, 2019


Guest: Elaine McMillion Sheldon, filmmaker

In the depths of America’s drug overdose crisis, can a film help change the narrative by showing the complex realities of addiction and the authentic hope of recovery?

We’ll …

Foundations Focus: Shelley Matthews

April 24th, 2019


Guest: Shelley Matthews, admissions coordinator

Welcome to a bonus episode of Recovery Unscripted, where we sit down with some of the people who make up Foundations Recovery Network and explore the different ways that …

#94: Advocating for Change on Capitol Hill

April 17th, 2019


Stigma still prevents honest, open conversations about mental health and addiction issues, both in the community and in the legislative chamber. So, …

#93: Can Texting Positively Alter Brain Chemistry? with Johnny Crowder

April 10th, 2019


Guest: Johnny Crowder, Cope Notes founder

In a world of instant gratification, can our smartphones help us build enduring healthy habits one encouraging text message at a time?

We’ll discuss this with positive …

Foundations Focus: Matt King

April 3rd, 2019


Guest: Matt King, senior systems administrator

Welcome to a bonus episode of Recovery Unscripted, where we sit down with some of the people who make up Foundations Recovery Network and explore the different ways that …

#92: Measuring Music's Therapeutic Impact with Dr. Constance Scharff

March 27th, 2019


Guest: Dr. Constance Scharff, addiction researcher

As health insurers limit access to some aspects of addiction treatment, how can providers still incorporate experiential therapies that can engage and heal the entire …

#91: The Case for Consequences with Ken Seeley

March 20th, 2019


Guest: Ken Seeley, interventionist

Recovery is more than a one-time decision. But can a consistent set of consequences help rewire someone’s brain to say no to the voice of addiction in their head? 

We’ll discuss this …

#90: Why Local Coalitions Matter with Kristina Clark and Alex Windings

March 13th, 2019


Guests: Kristina Clark and Alex Windings, Count It! Lock It! Drop It! Initiative

The best way to serve a community is to be part of it. So, how can healthcare providers, advocates and community members join forces to …

Foundations Focus: Kathy Frossard

March 6th, 2019


Guest: Kathy Frossard, vice president of marketing

Welcome to a bonus episode of Recovery Unscripted, where we sit down with some of the people who make up Foundations Recovery Network and explore the different ways …

#89: Adapting Treatment to a Postmodern World with Christopher Pasquale

February 27th, 2019


Guest: Christopher Pasquale, outpatient treatment director

Postmodernism is changing the way people view absolute truth. So, how should the …

#88: Mental Health in Adult Entertainment and Taboo Subcultures with Samantha Nettleton

February 20th, 2019


Guest: Samantha Nettleton, clinical director and therapist

When society pushes taboo subcultures to the margins, how can clinicians do a better job …

#87: How Software Can Fuel Connection with Steve McCall and Matt Stevens

February 13th, 2019


Guests: Steve McCall and Matt Stevens, software entrepreneurs

In this fast-moving world, collaboration is key. So, how can technologists and …

Foundations Focus: Clayton Martin

February 6th, 2019


Guest: Clayton Martin, content strategy manager

Welcome to a bonus episode of Recovery Unscripted, where we sit down with some of the people who make up Foundations Recovery Network and explore the different ways that …

#86: Pairing Artificial Intelligence and Compassion with Lisa Henderson

January 30th, 2019


Guest: Lisa Henderson, Synchronous Health

As artificial intelligence transforms healthcare, how can we ensure it adds efficiency without hindering the compassion that fuels real healing?

We’ll discuss this with …

#85: The Evolution of Cravings with Doug Paul

January 23rd, 2019


Guest: Doug Paul, director of outpatient services

How can we better understand cravings and how they evolve throughout the recovery journey, instead …

#84: How Social Media Can Build Real Community with Dawn Nickel

January 16th, 2019


Guest: Dawn Nickel, She Recovers founder

In spite of its superficial reputation, does social media have untapped potential for helping people build real connection, both online and off?

We’ll discuss this with She …

Foundations Focus: Kaitlin Pickrel

January 9th, 2019


Guest: Kaitlin Pickrel, public relations specialist

Welcome to a bonus episode of Recovery Unscripted, where we sit down with some of the people who make up Foundations Recovery Network and explore the different ways …

#83: In Search of the Busy Brain Cure with Dr. Romie Mushtaq

January 2nd, 2019


Guest: Dr. Romie Mushtaq, neurologist

What are some tangible steps we can take to prioritize long-term, holistic health, not just for patients, but …

#82: Why Recovery Support Services Matter with Tom Coderre

December 19th, 2018


Guest: Tom Coderre, Rhode Island state senior advisor

How can the recovery community be better prepared to meet someone in their moment of clarity …

Foundations Focus: Kauland Buchanan

December 12th, 2018


Guest: Kauland Buchanan, web designer and developer

Welcome to a bonus episode of Recovery Unscripted, where we sit down with some of the people who …

#81: Can Virtual Reality Help Heal Addiction? with Noah Robinson

December 5th, 2018


Guest: Noah Robinson, Vanderbilt University researcher

Can putting on a virtual reality headset be more than just a game and have a real therapeutic impact on someone’s emotions and behaviors?

We’ll discuss this with …

#80: Changing How Football Players View Pain and Mental Health with Al Smith

November 28th, 2018


Guest: Al Smith, NFL Alumni Chairman

Behind the uniforms, professional athletes are still just regular people. So how do we ensure their health …

Foundations Focus: Carli Stump

November 21st, 2018


Guest: Carli Stump, community outreach specialist

Welcome to a bonus episode of Recovery Unscripted, where we sit down with some of the people who make up Foundations Recovery Network and explore the different ways that …

#79: Fixing the Florida Shuffle with Dave Aronberg

November 14th, 2018


Guest: Dave Aronberg, state attorney

How can advocates make real strides in the opioid crisis when they have to fight against unethical practices in healthcare and bureaucracy in government?

We’ll dive into this with …

#78: The Pressures Facing College Women with Courtney Grimes

November 7th, 2018


Guest: Courtney Grimes, psychotherapist

The social pressures and cultural expectations that college women face are immense. So how can clinicians …

#77: The Power of Healthy Tension with Tim Arnold

October 31st, 2018


Guest: Tim Arnold, author and speaker

How do we make sure we are walking our talk and infusing our big picture vision, mission and values into how we …

Foundations Focus: Will Hart

October 24th, 2018


Guest: Will Hart, Life Challenge motivator

Welcome to a bonus episode of Recovery Unscripted, where we sit down with some of the people who make up Foundations Recovery Network and explore the different ways that …

#76: Fighting Back Against the Opioid Crisis with Chris Christie

October 17th, 2018


Guest: Chris Christie, governor and opioid commission chairman

If the opioid crisis has taught us anything, it’s that addiction doesn’t discriminate. So, what are the next steps we can take at the state, federal and …

#75: Whistling a Wind with Renee Baribeau

October 11th, 2018


Guest: Renee Baribeau, shaman and windworker

Healthcare depends on science – and rightfully so. But if treatment doesn’t offer opportunities for …

#74: Growing Cultural Competence with Vanina Hochman

October 3rd, 2018


Guest: Vanina Hochman, community relations representative

We all know that mental health treatment can’t be one size fits all. So how can providers be better equipped to reach the huge groups of people in need who have …

Foundations Focus: Jacy Bruck

September 26th, 2018


Guest: Jacy Bruck, Foundations Events

Welcome to a bonus episode of Recovery Unscripted, where we sit down with some of the people who make up Foundations Recovery Network and explore the different ways that they’re …

#73: The Healing Power of Music with Rachel Pinter

September 19th, 2018


Guest: Rachel Pinter, music therapist

Music is all around us, a flood of soundwaves, memories and emotions. So how can we harness the power of music to help others connect and heal? I’m David Condos and we’ll answer …

#72: Growing Emotional Fitness with Miles Adcox

September 12th, 2018


Guest: Miles Adcox, personal growth workshop CEO

Being a leader has never been easy. And when vulnerability is viewed as weakness, how can leaders …

#71: How Love Heals with Becca Stevens

September 6th, 2018


Guest: Becca Stevens, Thistle Farms founder

Today’s guest is Becca Stevens, an author, priest and social entrepreneur. She founded Thistle Farms over 20 years ago to welcome and empower women who have experienced …

#70: Building Real Intimacy with Lisa Lackey

August 8th, 2018


Guest: Lisa Lackey, sex addiction therapist

My guest today is Lisa Lackey, therapist and co-founder of Inside Out Living, a practice specializing in the treatment of sexual addiction in Chicago. She sat down with me at …

#69: Neurostimulation, Genomics and the Future of Mental Health Care with Manish Sheth

July 25th, 2018


Guest: Dr. Manish Sheth, TMS practice medical director

For today’s show, I’m joined by Dr. Manish Sheth, psychiatrist and expert in the practice of …

#68: Soothing Souls with Rock 'n' Roll with Wesley Geer

July 18th, 2018


Guest: Wesley Geer, Korn guitarist

Today's guest is Wesley Geer, musician and founder of the music therapy non-profit Rock to Recovery. After getting sober and leaving the band lifestyle behind, he found an outlet for …

#67: Starting the Body Conversation with Robyn Cruze

July 11th, 2018


Guest: Robyn Cruze, eating disorder recovery advocate

Today I’m joined by Robyn Cruze, who serves as national recovery advocate for Eating Recovery Center. Her early career as an actress brought her from her native …

#66: Finding Peace in Nature with Adam Marion

June 27th, 2018


Guest: Adam Marion, treatment CEO

For today’s show, I’m joined by Adam Marion, CEO of Black Bear Lodge, a residential program for substance use and mental health disorders in north Georgia. An avid outdoorsman who …

#65: Taking Hope to the Streets with Carol Rostucher

June 20th, 2018


Guest: Carol Rostucher, grassroots organization founder

My guest today is Carol Rostucher, founder of the organization Angels in Motion, which began …

#64: Building a Sober Brotherhood with Brandon Stump and Ryan Stump

June 6th, 2018


Guests: Brandon Stump and Ryan Stump, sober living community founders

Today’s guests are brothers Brandon and Ryan Stump from The Ohio House, a sober living community in Orange County, California. And even though they …

#63: Analyzing Treatment Data Trends with Dr. Jordan Weisman

May 30th, 2018


Guest: Dr. Jordan Weisman, clinical manager at Michael's House

Today’s guest is Dr. Jordan Weisman, who serves as clinical manager with the Michael’s House treatment program in Palm Springs, California. He sat down with …

#62: Filling Gaps in the Healthcare System for Expectant Mothers with Justin Lanning and Angie Alexander

May 23rd, 2018


Guests: Justin Lanning and Angie Alexander, 180 Health Partners

My guests today are 180 Health Partners’ Justin Lanning and Angie Alexander who serve a critical need: helping pregnant women with addiction by filling the …

#61: Restoring Dreamland with Sam Quinones

May 16th, 2018


Guest: Sam Quinones, journalist and author

As shifting cultural priorities and values leave America vulnerable to the opioid crisis, how can we do …

#60: Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Lori Ryland

May 2nd, 2018


Guest: Lori Ryland, CEO of Skywood Recovery

My guest today is Lori Ryland, who serves as CEO of Skywood Recovery, a residential program for co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders in Michigan. She joined me …

#59: Addressing Ethical Dilemmas with Jay Crosson

April 25th, 2018


Guest: Jay Crosson, CEO of Cumberland Heights

On today’s show, I’m joined by Jay Crosson, CEO of Cumberland Heights recovery program near Nashville, Tennessee. He sat down with me at the Moments of Change conference in …

#58: The Power of Personal Narrative with Michael Botticelli

April 18th, 2018


Guest: Michael Botticelli, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

As director of national drug control policy, Michael …

#57: Navigating Detox, Chronic Pain and Addiction with Melissa Lee Warner

April 4th, 2018


Guest: Dr. Melissa Lee Warner, Medical Director of Black Bear Lodge

Today, my guest is Dr. Melissa Lee Warner from Black Bear Lodge, a residential treatment program in north Georgia, where serves as the medical …

#56: Rehabilitating Recovery Residences with John Lehman

March 28th, 2018


Guest: John Lehman, Florida Association of Recovery Residences

For today’s show, I’m joined by John Lehman of the Florida Association of Recovery Residences or FARR. He has served FARR in a number of capacities over the …

#55: Creating a Safe Place for LGBTQ Individuals with Anna Hagen and Angi Grassley

March 21st, 2018


Guests: Anna Hagen and Angi Grassley, Pride Institute

Today, I’m excited to have a conversation about the unique challenges facing the LGBTQ community and how they meet those needs at Pride Institute, where my guests …

#54: Keeping Love First with Jeff Jay

March 7th, 2018


Guest: Jeff Jay, author and interventionist

Today’s guest is Jeff Jay, interventionist and co-author of the best-selling book Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention. He sat down with me at the Moments of Change …

#53: Exploring Food Addiction with Julie Friedman

February 28th, 2018


Guest: Dr. Julie Friedman, Eating Recovery Center

On today’s show, I’m joined by Dr. Julie Friedman, a health psychologist in the specialties of …

#52: Walking with Patients Through Resistance with Jennifer Angier

February 21st, 2018


Guest: Jennifer Angier, Talbott Recovery CEO

My guest today is Jennifer Angier, a veteran addictions counselor who now serves as CEO of Talbott Recovery in Georgia, which offers specialized programs for professionals, …

#51: Studying Recovery Schools with Andrew Finch

February 14th, 2018


Guest: Dr. Andrew Finch, Vanderbilt University

For today’s show, I’m joined by Dr. Andrew Finch, one of the country’s foremost authorities on integrating education and recovery support in an academic setting. Currently …

#50: Linking Law Enforcement and Recovery Communities with Deputy Samantha Clementi

January 31st, 2018


Guest: Deputy Samantha Clementi, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Today, 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 …

#49: Approaching Outpatient Care with Alex Dorsey and Ashley Buchanan

January 24th, 2018


Guests: Alex Dorsey and Ashley Buchanan

For today’s show, I welcome two guests who can give us an inside look at the role outpatient treatment plays …

#48: Opening the Door to DBT with Eboni Webb

January 16th, 2018


Guest: Dr. Eboni Webb, psychologist and DBT educator

Today, we hear from Dr. Eboni Webb, an internationally renowned trainer in Dialectical Behavior …

Bonus Episode: Maxx the Robot

December 27th, 2017


To watch the video of my talk with Maxx, visit

Today, I'm excited to welcome our inaugural non-human guest to the show. Hailed as the first prototype of his kind, Maxx the …

#47: Pioneering Neuropsychiatric Care with Steven Airhart

December 20th, 2017


Guest: Steven Airhart, behavioral healthcare executive

For 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 …

#46: Bridging the Gap Between Treatment and the Community with Scott Silverman

December 12th, 2017


Guest: Scott Silverman, author and sober coach

When 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 …

#45: Tackling Dissociative Identity Disorder with Herschel Walker

December 7th, 2017


Guest: Herschel Walker, football legend

For today’s show, I’m excited to bring you a conversation with legendary running back Herschel Walker. After winning the Heisman Trophy at the University of Georgia, Herschel went …

#44: Spotlighting Addiction from the Stage with Caty Davis and Emily McLeod

November 15th, 2017


Guests: Miss Tennessee 2017 Caty Davis and Miss Florida contestant Emily McLeod

Today I’m joined by two special guests who use their unique platforms to bring attention to the both the gravity of the addiction crisis …

#43: Building an Ethical Culture with Tom Garofola

November 7th, 2017


Guest: Tom Garofola, treatment CMO

Today, I’m joined by Tom Garofola, Chief Marketing Officer of Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers. He sat …

#42: Intervention Roundtable with Louise Stanger, Sara Counes, Phil Plant and Arthur Westinghouse

November 1st, 2017


Guests: Interventionists Louise Stanger, Sara Counes, Phil Plant and Arthur Westinghouse

Today, I’m excited to bring you a roundtable discussion all …

#41: How Healthcare Policy Impacts Treatment with Michael Barnes

October 25th, 2017


Guest: Michael Barnes, healthcare attorney

For today’s episode, I sat down with Michael Barnes, attorney and managing partner at DCBA Law and Policy …

#40: Releasing Trauma at the Cellular Level with Kat Cross

October 18th, 2017


Guest: Kat Cross, Spirit 2 Spirit Healing

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 …

#39: Understanding Google's Role in Treatment Marketing with Dan Gemp

October 11th, 2017


Guest: Dan Gemp, healthcare marketing CEO

My guest today is Dan Gemp, president and CEO of Dreamscape Marketing, a creative firm that provides …

#38: Going Beyond the Limelight with Steve Ford

October 4th, 2017


Guest: Steve Ford, speaker and actor

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 us at the Moments of Change conference in …

#37: Finding Hope for Parents of Addicted Children with Kim Humphrey

September 27th, 2017


Guest: Kim Humphrey, PAL Group chairman

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 …

#36: Healing Through Horses with Dale Phillips and Duke Vinson

September 20th, 2017


Guests: Dale Phillips, equine therapist, and Duke Vinson, executive director

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 …

#35: Telling the Story of Sobriety with Shane Ramer

September 13th, 2017


Guest: Shane Ramer, podcast host

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 …

#34: Empowering Women to Remake Their Lives with Linda Leathers

August 23rd, 2017


Guest: Linda Leathers, non-profit CEO

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, …

#33: Rethinking Your Digital Marketing with Brian Q. Davis

August 16th, 2017


Guest: Brian Q. Davis, healthcare marketing VP

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 …

#32: Changing the Way Society Views Mental Illness with Sam Webb

August 9th, 2017


Guest: Sam Webb, Australian non-profit founder

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 …

#31: The Science of Recovery with Cardwell Nuckols

August 2nd, 2017


Guest: Cardwell Nuckols, author and educator

My guest today is Dr. Cardwell Nuckols, an internationally recognized authority in the areas of …

#30: Responding to Psychiatric Crises with James Hart

July 26th, 2017


Guest: James Hart, psychiatric medical director

For today’s show, I sat down with Dr. James Hart, who serves as the medical director of Rolling Hills …

#29: Brainspotting for Hidden Trauma with Joanne Mednick and Mike Beychok

July 19th, 2017


Guests: Joanne Mednick and Mike Beychok, trauma therapists

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 …

#28: Blending Healthcare and Consumer Marketing with Austin Harrison

July 12th, 2017


Guest: Austin Harrison, mental health conference founder

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 …

#27: Taking a Closer Look at the Opioid Crisis with Holly Fletcher

July 5th, 2017


Guest: Holly Fletcher, healthcare reporter

My guest today is Holly Fletcher, healthcare reporter for Nashville’s daily newspaper, The Tennessean. She …

#26: Becoming a Love Warrior with Glennon Doyle

June 28th, 2017


Guest: Glennon Doyle, best-selling author and speaker

Today’s guest is Glennon Doyle, author of the #1 New York Times best-selling memoir Love Warrior and creator of the online community Momastery. She sat down with us …

#25: Going Further, Faster with Jillian McCarney

June 21st, 2017


Guest: Jillian McCarney, business development manager

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 …

#24: Redefining the Rites of Passage with Todd Stumbo

June 14th, 2017


Guest: Todd Stumbo, treatment center CEO

My guest today is Todd Stumbo, CEO of Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center in northern Georgia. He sat down with me at the Innovations in Recovery conference in San Diego to share …

#23: Turning Technology into a Lifeline with Peter Loeb

June 7th, 2017


Guest: Peter Loeb, telehealth treatment founder

Today’s guest is Peter Loeb, co-founder and CEO of Lionrock Recovery, which offers remote addiction treatment entirely through secure video conferencing and a mobile app. …

#22: Discovering an Active, Sober Identity with Lauren Slivinski

May 31st, 2017


Guest: Lauren Slivinski, non-profit manager

For today’s show, I’m joined by Lauren Slivinski, manager of the Orange County chapter of Phoenix …

#21: Demystifying Interventions with Brian O'Shea

May 24th, 2017


Guest: Brian O'Shea, interventionist

Today’s guest is Brian O’Shea, experienced interventionist and sober coach. Brian is the co-founder of the independent practice Caring Interventions, is trained in several different …

#20: Exploring Culture Across Generations with Jaime Vinck and Tena Moyer

May 17th, 2017


Guests: Jaime Vinck and Tena Moyer, treatment COO and medical director

My guests today are Jaime Vinck and Dr. Tena Moyer, who serve at the Arizona treatment center Sierra Tucson as the Chief Operations Officer and …

#19: Outplaying Video Game Addiction with Cam Adair

May 10th, 2017


Guest: Cam Adair, video game addiction recovery advocate

For today’s show, my guest is Cam Adair, founder of, the world’s largest support community for video game addiction. Since its formation only two …

#18: Conquering Your Inner Mammal with Loretta Breuning

May 3rd, 2017


Guest: Loretta Breuning, mammalian neurochemistry educator

For this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Loretta Breuning, author and founder of the Inner Mammal Institute. I spoke with her at the Innovations in Recovery …

#17: Being a Recovery Ally with Sarah Zucker

April 26th, 2017


Guest: Sarah Zucker, clinical psychologist Today’s guest is Dr. Sarah Zucker, who serves as clinical psychologist with the ATON Center treatment …

#16: Viewing Addiction Through the Spiritual Lens with TJ Woodward

April 19th, 2017


Guest: TJ Woodward, spiritual care counselor

My guest today is TJ Woodward, an inspirational author and spiritual care counselor with the Foundations San Francisco outpatient program. He joined me at the Innovations in …

#15: Running Toward Community with Christi Beth Adams

April 12th, 2017


Guest: Christi Beth Adams, running community leader

Today, I’m joined by Christi Beth Adams, the owner of Nashville’s Fleet Feet sports stores. She shares her journey from starting out as a 4th grade runner in …

#14: Making Data-Driven Decisions with Philip Hemphill

April 5th, 2017


Guest: Philip Hemphill, treatment CCO

For this episode, I met with Dr. Philip Hemphill, the Chief Clinical Officer at Lakeview Health treatment …

#13: Disrupting the Healthcare Staffing Industry with Matt Tant

March 29th, 2017


Guest: Matt Tant, healthcare recruiting entrepreneur

Today’s guest is Matt Tant, an entrepreneur and former NFL player who is currently the CEO of the Relode, a company he founded to disrupt the healthcare recruiting …

#12: Bringing Sex Addiction Out of the Shadows with Jes Montgomery

March 22nd, 2017


Guest: Jes Montgomery, sex addiction psychiatrist

My guest today is Dr. Jes Montgomery, an expert in treating addictive sexual behavior with nearly 30 years of experience focusing on the family and long-term aspects of …

#11: Inspiring Great Healing with Noah benShea

March 15th, 2017


Guest: Noah benShea, author and speaker On today’s episode, I talk with Noah benShea, international best-selling author and public speaker who currently serves as the poet philosopher for Foundations Recovery Network, …

#10: The Art of Connection with John West

March 8th, 2017


Guest: John West, sober companions entrepreneur

Today’s guest is John West, co-founder of The Guest House Ocala and president of Sober Companions, …

#9: Building Your Brand with Michael Myles

March 1st, 2017


Guest: Michael Myles, treatment marketing CEO

For this episode, I caught up with Michael Myles, CEO of Active Marketing, at the Recovery Results …

#8: Restoring Relationships with Lori Jean Glass

February 22nd, 2017


Guest: Lori Jean Glass, love addiction and relationship coach

Today’s guest is Lori Jean Glass, a relationship coach, educator and well-known expert on love addiction, love avoidance and co-dependency. She joined me at …

#7: Breaking the Stigma with Amy Cooper and Margaret Phillips

February 15th, 2017


Guests: Amy Cooper and Margaret Phillips, Heroes in Recovery lead advocates

Today, I’m joined by two of the lead advocates for Heroes in Recovery, Amy Cooper and Margaret Phillips. They share about the personal journeys …

#6: Transforming the Past with John Southworth

February 8th, 2017


Guest: John Southworth, interventionist

On this episode, John Southworth joins me for a conversation at the Recovery Results conference in Dallas. A …

#5: Reaching Teens Through Kindness and Respect with Johnny Patout

February 1st, 2017


Guest: Johnny Patout, adolescent treatment CEO

Today’s guest is Johnny Patout, a veteran clinician who currently serves as CEO of New Beginnings …

#4: Broadcasting Happiness with Michelle Gielan

January 25th, 2017


Guest: Michelle Gielan, former CBS news anchor and best-selling author

For this special edition of Recovery Unscripted, Foundations Recovery Network CMO Lee Pepper interviews best-selling author Michelle Gielan live …

#3: Making the Call with Maritt Peterson and Nate Hartmann

January 18th, 2017


Guests: Maritt Peterson and Nate Hartmann, admissions coordinators

On this episode, I talk with Maritt Peterson and Nate Hartmann, who help connect people with treatment in the admissions center of Foundations Recovery …

#2: Decoding Success Rate Myths with Siobhan Morse

January 11th, 2017


Guest: Siobhan Morse, clinical researcher

This episode features an interview with Siobhan Morse, Division Director of Clinical Services for Foundations Recovery Network and UHS. She shares her latest research about the …

#1: Challenging Conventional Thinking with Lee Pepper

January 4th, 2017


Guest: Lee Pepper, healthcare marketing influencer

This inaugural episode of Recovery Unscripted features an interview with Lee Pepper, Chief Marketing Officer for Foundations Recovery Network. Lee shares his thoughts …

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  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens