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Getting yourself or someone you love into addiction treatment can be a daunting task. After losing a friend to addiction, Greg Silva dedicated himself to helping people into treatment. Today, he is the Director of Operations for the Gravity Treatment Center in Encino, California, and he shares his experience and wisdom with our listeners.…
 
Why are so many of us depressed? Dr. Anna Lembke, professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Stanford University, discusses the ground-breaking findings and recommendations contained in her bestselling book "Dopamine Nation."…
 
Ever feel like you are blundering your way through life, making it up as you go along, rather than moving purposefully in a meaningful direction? Career coach Becca Ribbing, author of The Clarity Journal, helps people find their way out of the fog and into clarity. Listen to her enlightening conversation with David and Nate.…
 
Addiction is a painful experience for plenty of people -- not just addicts. Parents, siblings, partners, and colleagues of addicts are affected by the disease as well. In this inspiring conversation with KL Wells, founder of Voices InCourage, we talk about the growth that loved ones can experience when they share experience, strength, and hope in a…
 
Wouldn't it be great if you could find new sober friends anywhere you happen to be? And even if you didn't want to meet them face-to-face, how nice would it be nice to chat by phone with other sober people whenever you needed a little support or encouragement? In this episode we interview Beau Mann, whose dream of a mobile sober community led to th…
 
Internationally renowned Harvard neuroscientist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor offers unique evidence-based insight into how anyone battling an addiction makes choices -- and how we can make better ones. (Dr. Jill is the author of the perennial bestseller My Stroke of Insight: a Brain Scientist's Personal Journey, and the groundbreaking book Whole Brain Liv…
 
The expression goes, “Sometimes you gotta fight fire with fire.” In the realm of the opioid crisis in America, that can be a suggestion to start an inferno. A pill for a pill? Does it even make sense? We commonly make the association with illegal drugs such as heroin when the topic is brought up, but many opioids are regulated by the FDA for the us…
 
Have you ever felt awkward or sidelined at a social event just because you weren't drinking? Do you sometimes miss the taste of your favorite beer, wine, or cocktail? Ever heard of nonalcoholic wine? Or nonalcoholic whiskey? How about virgin cocktails that taste as good as the high-test classics -- or better? Marcos Salazar, founder of For All Drin…
 
Nate and David talk about recent books that have been most helpful and read letters from listeners. Nate's Recommended Books: Atomic Habits by James Clear The Practicing Mind by Thomas M. Sterner The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander David's Recommended Books: The Way of Gratitude by Galen Guengerich Recovery—The Sacre…
 
Filmmaker Stuart "Skip" Stokes believes we need to have a conversation. Could it be that our society's long-established pattern of stigmatizing addicts is actually promoting addiction, preventing recovery, and isolating anyone who loves an addict? The Kickstarter address for the Stigma film is http://kck.st/3dTlidi To partner with the Second Chance…
 
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