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Recovery Soapbox is a podcast about all things related to recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Brought to you by Brighton Recovery Center, this podcast is a source of knowledge from the best in the field. Therapists, recovering addicts, and many other experts come together to share open dialogue and insider views. Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and anywhere you get your podcasts. See more at http://brightonrecoverycenter.com/podcast
 
The Addicted Mind Podcast is about understanding addiction from a research and treatment perspective. We will dive into what drives the addictive process, explore the latest research on addiction, and talk about the latest addiction treatment options. We will also explore what recovery from addiction looks like from a variety of different people. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction then The Addicted Mind Podcast can help.
 
Welcome to the Purpose Chasers ® Podcast I’m your host Mark Crandall. In 2015 I left my career as a therapist to use my drug-addicted criminal past coupled with a traumatic childhood to help 1000s of individuals just like you reinvent themselves. I was tired of dreading my day-to-day life. I was working unfulfilling jobs, wasting time playing video games, binging on tv, just trying to get my mind off of the fact that I had a calling to do more, to be more. For years I wanted to write a book, ...
 
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You could be raised by parents who are very nice people and they may not have any drinking or drug use issues. They could be super religious. But that doesn’t guarantee it’s going to save you from drug addiction or alcoholism. It's perfectly acceptable to ask for prayers if somebody is sick. But what happens when you do a repeated bad behavior that…
 
Recovery is not one size fits all. It is also not a one-and-done situation. Rather, recovery is a process and a journey. When someone gets sober and begins recovery, they are just starting to walk down the path of healing. Many of their previous feelings and temptations may continue to come up. However, they are gradually learning the tools they ne…
 
Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. That cliche is true even (and sometimes especially) when dealing with addiction. Today’s guest is a prime example. David Poses is the author of The Weight of Air: A Story About the Lies of Addiction and the Truth of Recovery. In this memoir, David covers his heroin addiction and how he used buprenorphine …
 
Lisa's story begins in a remote Hawaiian paradise, but her life takes many unexpected turns. As an alumna of Brighton, Lisa has found community and belonging away from her Hawaiian home. Her consistent participation in the alumni program provides her with many friends and ways to help newcomers. Watch Lisa's inspiring story here on Recovery Soapbox…
 
When we’ve had trauma in our life, we can get really disconnected from our emotions. We don’t know how to express them or how to use them. Often, we turn to the only thing that we think will work: a substance or behavior that helps us escape or avoid those emotions. However, what if we tried something different? Journaling has grown in popularity o…
 
Addiction is often the result of pain in our early years of life. Whether it’s passed down through genetics or an attempt to escape the pain, many addicts can point to a hard childhood as the source of their addiction. This is why it’s so important to recognize our family patterns and root out the disease of addiction while we still can. Today’s gu…
 
When we go through extreme pain, it’s easy to feel like we’re all alone. We doubt that anybody has felt the level of pain that we are currently experiencing. Life begins to feel hopeless and we start believing that there is just no reason to carry on. However, there is always some good ahead. Think of the countless stories of those who have survive…
 
Ever seen or heard of people who would come in for addiction treatment over and over again – like they almost always come in for the same problem with the same sense of empowerment? You could throw as many drugs at them or do all kinds of physical interventions but nothing changes. If you're just living in your physical body, doctors can help you j…
 
Children who grow up in an addictive home internalize a lot of toxic shame where they lose the ability to believe in their own worth and value. For some people, it has never been instilled in them, to begin with. But there is an emotional connection between the addict and their family. Regardless of how old you are – if you were raised with addicti…
 
A lot of times, parents out there have kids struggling with addiction and they don’t know what to do or how to notice it. Unfortunately, adolescent addiction is oftentimes written off by a lot of parents because they think what they see as some crazy teenage behavior is just a normal developmental issue – but that may not be the case. Let’s add the…
 
Substance abuse disorder is something that people don't always discuss, and what you don't know, is where you can go awry. On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane talks to Cathy Ferree, the CEO of the Indiana State Museum, about their exhibit called FIX: Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis. It's an amazing exhibit that reall…
 
Opium has been around but what many people don't realize is how much it has shaped society and culture. The United States has spent over $1 trillion on drug enforcement since President Nixon declared a war on drugs. And by any measure, that crisis has become worse. Could we ever imagine a time where humanity is finally free of these substances? On …
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane speaks with mother and son, Laura and Tom Boldt, authors of Unraveled, A Mother and Son Story of Addiction and Redemption. They talk about their story of recovery and how they worked together to get recovery. They each share how their recovery impacts each other, and how they were able to do it…
 
On this episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane sits down with Jeff Nash to talk about addiction, recovery, and the importance of finding and engaging in a recovery community. Jeff is the executive director at Habilitat in Hawaii. Raised in Dallas, Jeff struggled with drug addiction for most of his adult life. By the time he was sixteen, Jeff w…
 
On this episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane talks to Dylan Beynon, founder, and CEO of Mindbloom, a health and well-being company that provides physician-prescribed psychedelics and guided ketamine therapy. Dylan describes the time he first experienced MDMA at the suggestion of a friend who thought he needed to break out of his shell. Havin…
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane speaks with author, teacher, and mother Mary Burns. During their discussion, Mary meditates on grief, loss, and her son’s struggle with addiction and mental illness. As early as seven, Mary’s son, Eric, started to have something like screaming fits. She believed it was a phase that would pass. …
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane talks with author, speaker, and teacher Jenna Riemersma about internal family systems, or IFS. Jenna describes how IFS can help to transform your feelings about addictions and past trauma. Jenna talks about how IFS argues that all of our parts are good. And as counterintuitive as that is, it’s …
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane talks to hip-hop artist Chris Hamilton (aka “ILL TONE”) about the struggle of addiction and the joy of recovery. He struggled with social anxiety and wrestling with his sexual identity while amongst conservatives on Vancouver Island. He found hip hop after getting expelled from school and ident…
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane talks to author Marques Marchand about addiction, dual diagnoses, and understanding your past. Christmas 2009, Marques was working at a restaurant and woke up with flu-like symptoms. He hit rock bottom a year later, and decided to quit everything cold, right after Thanksgiving. He struggled to …
 
Some days you’ve just gotta rip the e-brake and take time for evaluation and self-reflection. Taking time to pause, sit back, and think about your current circumstances can be one of the most humbling experiences. When we recognize where we are, how far we have come, and where we are headed, we begin to see our own personal growth. This week, I am …
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane sits down with Tracy Kenela about “calming the chaos” and creating peace and calm in our lives. Therapist and podcast host, Tracy discusses how she came to start studying “overwhelm” as a psychological concept. An expert in chaos, Tracy explains how chaotic factors contribute to our being overw…
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane sits down with Dr. Robb Kelly to discuss alcohol and opioid addiction. Educated at Oxford, he drank through most of school. He was fired from his job as a police officer, which made him realize that his drinking was problematic. Unfortunately for Robb, it would take him losing everything to fin…
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane talks with Daniel Snyder about decriminalizing drugs, the opioid crisis, and dealing with addiction. Based in Vancouver, Daniel describes working through the opioid epidemic in British Columbia. He shares some stories that demonstrate that addiction is a hidden thing for many people; that is, i…
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane talks Georgia-based counselor Eddie Capparucci about his personal experience with addiction and how to fight off sex and porn addiction. He also talks about the impact of fears of abandonment and how that drives sexually destructive behavior. Calming The Addicted Mind - 6 Day Mindfulness Email …
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane talks with author Benjamin Hardy about his personal experience with addiction and the chaos that comes along with it. Benjamin describes the process overcoming his own addictions involved going through a “redemptive process,” which involved forgiving his father and rebuilding the relationship t…
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane talks with Andrew P. about the concept of cognitive bias and how this process works in the middle of addiction. Andrew also talks about his own journey with addiction in light cognitive bias. Calming The Addicted Mind - 6 Day Mindfulness Email Series theaddictedmind.com/mindfulness Alongside hi…
 
Are you in an undergrad or graduate program for social work, and looking to complete a practicum? In this episode of recovery soapbox, Clinical Director Garrett Cimino interviews two former interns at Brighton Recovery Center. Bri and Molly share their practicum experiences and provide some great advice for those also looking to complete their prog…
 
In today’s episode, I am sharing with you the tremendous amount of gratitude that I have endured in the last few weeks. As we have entered the fourth month since the rise in COVID-19, I have decided to go inward and tap into my deeper calling. With that, I have gained an incredible insight into the future of Purpose Chasers and what it looks like m…
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane sits down with father, husband, sales executive, speaker, and author Kyle Dean Houston. They speak about being in the throes of addiction, despairing for hope, staring down your own doom, and ultimately persevering through recovery. Calming The Addicted Mind - 6 Day Mindfulness Email Series the…
 
Hustle is a phenomenal tool to use when working towards our goals and chasing after our purpose. But, hustle isn’t the only tool that we should have readily available. In some seasons of life, hustle isn’t sustainable for our transformative growth. In fact, hustle can’t actually stunt our potential growth if we aren’t careful. Our guest this week s…
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane interviews Erika Flint about hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and how the two can help you to overcome mental blocks in your life. Formerly a software engineer, Erika loves the idea of reprogramming, even your mind. Her recent book, Can You Be a Hypnotist? shows how virtually anyone who wants to be a hy…
 
What can hardships teach us about our values? While many of us are currently walking through adversity, it can be difficult to see our own potential growth. But what if hardships were the key to unlocking our destiny? Maybe you’re currently asking yourself what you can learn through this season you’re in. Our guest this week shares his incredible i…
 
Have you ever wondered how masculinity and femininity play a role in our lives? Have you ever wondered how self-awareness, discipline, and self-discovery impact how we show up in our lives? The truth is, in order to have a massive transformation, we need to learn how to go within and truly evaluate ourselves. Our guest this week walks us through ho…
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane talks to author and counselor Rabbi Simon Jacobson about making meaning out of suffering, and understanding your own purpose. Calming The Addicted Mind - 6 Day Mindfulness Email Series theaddictedmind.com/mindfulness Rabbi Jacobson talks about how surrendering to a higher power, and relinquishi…
 
Sometimes trials can lead to our greatest triumphs. What may seem like a holding pattern may just be the road to your success. After weeks of feeling stressed out and pulled into different directions, I have finally found an inner peace that has led to making some powerful decisions in my business. If you feel a huge shift coming to your business a…
 
One of my core beliefs is that you can’t have true transformation if you don’t focus on your spiritual transformation. While an intellectual transformation is important in growth and maturation, going to hype conferences and surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals can only get you so far. So, what does this look like for you? In today’s e…
 
Have you ever needed to make a decision but just weren’t entirely sure when to go after it? Maybe you’ve been toying with the idea of coaching but aren’t sure if it’s the right fit for you. Or maybe you want to level up in how you show up in the world but need to go at your own pace. Well, have I got news for you! In today’s episode, I am sharing m…
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane sits down with author Robert Imbeault to talk about his book Before I Leave You. Robert also speaks to his own battle with addiction, his suicide attempts, and his eventual recovery. Calming The Addicted Mind - 6 Day Mindfulness Email Series theaddictedmind.com/mindfulness Based in Ottawa, Cana…
 
When you hear the word “sales”, where does your mind automatically go? Maybe you’ve been thrown sales pitch after sales pitch only to feel bombarded with having to oblige someone else’s dream. Or maybe you’ve been burned by sales calls that didn’t fully deliver what was promised to you. For many of us, the term sounds icky and dirty and can carry a…
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane speaks to Tyler Farnham about his skydiving accident and his subsequent journey through addiction and recovery. Tyler says that having goals and making active decisions about who is in your circle can change your life. Originally from Cocoa Beach, Tyler now lives in Bali. Even before his accide…
 
Have you ever felt resistant to making money? Maybe you have self-limiting beliefs around the idea of money and how to receive it. But what if we were able to develop a healthy relationship around money while simultaneously claiming and owning our self worth? Today’s guest helps walk us through how to overcome these self-limiting beliefs and how to…
 
Each month, we are highlighting different members from our community as well as the Purpose Chasers Academy to reflect on each member’s growth and how they are achieving their greatest goals and dreams. Each of these community highlights is a direct conversation from our Facebook lives. This week, I am sitting with Russell Beebe, Therapist, Addicti…
 
Why do we struggle with the yearning of feeling like we always need to look good? Why can't we get authentic and really share where we're at? If our friends, family, and communities want to see our most authentic selves, then why do we constantly feel the need to always look like we have everything together? These are just a couple of the questions…
 
What if there was more to life than just fancy clothes and nice sports cars? What if you get to your destination only to find that there is something missing. For most of us, we have often felt the desire for something deeper within ourselves. The truth is, we begin to discover that what it is that we have been chasing for so long can’t be bought w…
 
Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing mothers out there. In this special episode, I am sitting here with little Mark as we want to recognize all of the incredible mothers out there. I especially want to give a major shoutout to my wife, Megan. Thank you for all that you do for little Mark and our family. You are a real superhero and I wanted to ack…
 
Building a community based on the philosophy of giving creates an atmosphere in which everyone receives. Most Masterminds are founded and operating from a mindset of scarcity. Each member’s ego is fighting for praise, striving to look better than other members, and gain recognition from the Mastermind facilitators. The Purpose & Movement Mastermind…
 
Every human wants to live their life at their maximum potential. However, the resistance comes from the stories that they have created in their heads surrounding the idea of how difficult that will actually be. As a result, they never end up completing their maximum potential because they often talk themselves out of chasing their greatest potentia…
 
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