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Addiction Took My Husband, Recovery Saved My Life with Stephanie Pollak

You can be angry. Or you can be at peace. You can heal. Or you can continue playing the victim. It's up to you to choose the things that make you happy. No one else is going to do that for you. It's up to you to move in the direction of growth and freedom. Only you can save yourself. Stephanie Pollak spent most of her life believing the world was supposed to make her happy. If she did the right things, life would be good for her. She spent most of her time and energy saving others and never considered herself. After her husband became addicted to [...]

Lamar Odom’s Ex Liza Morales talks Addiction, Recovery, and Family

How can spouses deal with a partner who is in active addiction? How can they keep their family intact when everything begins to fall apart? What does a parent do when children are involved? Today's story is about the other side of addiction. Liza Morales is a real estate professional, a mom, and the ex-wife of NBA star, Lamar Odom. Their problems began after moving to Los Angeles, where Lamar was swept away by the celebrity lifestyle and all the vices that come with it. Liza talks frankly about what it was like to be a young mother married to a famous athlete, what lead to their final [...]

By |2019-08-20T13:23:19+00:00August 13th, 2019|Cocaine, Codependency, Drug addiction, Female Speaker, Podcast|0 Comments

A Military Spouse in Sobriety with Jessica Barone

Jessica Barone is celebrating one year of sobriety from alcohol and cocaine. She is a military spouse of 11 years, married for almost 14 years, mother of four, college student, and freelance face painter. Expectations, heartache, and an inability to cope, eventually lead to her downward spiral with drugs and alcohol. When God told her to go to rehab, she listened. Today, she has learned to accept things as they are, and knows that with love, anything is possible. The Myth of Happily Ever After We often believe that one day, when we get that job, or we find that person, or we accomplish that goal that we'll [...]

By |2019-07-15T20:07:09+00:00July 16th, 2019|Alcoholism, Cocaine, Female Speaker, Podcast|0 Comments

From Darkness to Light, Addiction to Recovery with Deborah Yager

  What’s preventing you from reaching your full potential and stepping into who you were meant to become? Often, we try to figure out what’s holding us back before we dare to push the boundaries of our comfort zone. It’s seems like the logical way, but this not only makes growth take longer, it can also be used as a tool for procrastination. It can take years to unpack all the baggage and analyze where our fears and blocks hide. But if you jump before you’re ready, your places of resistance will jump out, allowing you to identify them and challenge them at the same time. “Leap and [...]

By |2019-07-02T14:52:27+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Alcoholism, Female Speaker, Methamphetamines, Podcast|0 Comments