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Dopey Podcast is the world’s greatest podcast on drugs, addiction and dumb shit. Chris and I were two IV heroin addicts who loved to talk about all the coke we smoked, snorted and shot, all the pills we ate, smoked, all the weed we smoked and ate, all the booze we consumed and all the consequences we suffered. After making the show for 2 and a half years, Chris tragically relapsed and died from a fentanyl overdose. Dopey continued on, at first to mourn the horrible loss of Chris, but then to continue our mission - which was at its core, to keep addicts and alcoholics company. Whether to laugh at our time in rehab, or cry at the worst missteps we made, Dopey tells the truth about drugs, addiction and recovery. We continually mine the universe for stories rife with debauchery and highlight serious drug taking and alcoholism. We also examine different paths toward addiction recovery. We shine a light on harm reduction and medication assisted treatment. We talk with celebrities and nobodies and stockpile stories to be the greatest one stop shop podcast on all things drugs, addiction, recovery and comedy pathfinding the route to the heart of the opioid epidemic.
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This is the Patreon Teaser! Moshe is one of our favorite guests - he is super funny and long time sober! If you want to hear the whole talk with Moshe please join us at: https://www.patreon.com/dopeypodcast    Here is what AI said: David Manheim and Moshe Kosher discuss addiction, recovery, and their experiences in the comedy world. They touch on topics such as drug use, blurbs for books, the challenges of being in the entertainment industry, and the importance of service in recovery. The conversation is filled with humor and personal anecdotes, providing insights into their lives and perspectives. Keywordsaddiction, recovery, comedy, drug use, entertainment industry, service, humor, personal anecdotes   Takeaways: Addiction and recovery are recurring themes in the conversation. The challenges of being in the entertainment industry and dealing with fame are discussed. The importance of service in recovery is highlighted. Humor and personal anecdotes are used to convey messages and connect with the audience. Titles: The Power of Service in Recovery Using Humor and Personal Anecdotes to Connect Sound Bites "You're obviously a drug addict." "Welcome to Dopey, the podcast on drugs, addiction, and dumb shit." "Moshe Koshar is back."
This Week on Dopey! We are joined by Christian from the beach! Christian delivers the serious Dopey with a side order of the power of LOVE. Christian tells all from weed to ecstacy to oxys to heroin. PLUS kicking suboxone  - using in jail and much more! PLUS THE RETURN OF JT aka Whitey Tighties! Sugar Bear Bukaty! Dopey notes and much more!    Here is AI on christian talk:    SummaryIn this conversation, David Manheim interviews Christian Carbone about his experience with addiction. Christian shares his journey from smoking weed as a teenager to becoming a drug dealer and developing a dependence on opiates. He discusses the culture of selling and using pills, as well as the progression from eating to sniffing them. Christian also talks about his relationship with his wife and how his addiction affected their life together. The conversation highlights the allure and destructive nature of addiction. In this part of the conversation, David Manheim shares his journey of addiction and recovery. He talks about how his life changed after getting sober and starting the Dopey podcast. He also discusses the impact of the opioid crisis and the role of prescription drugs in his addiction. David reflects on the moments that led him to see himself as a drug addict and the challenges he faced during his addiction. He emphasizes the importance of finding a higher power and the power of love in his recovery. David Manheim shares his experiences during his relapse and the consequences he faced. He talks about his involvement in the shoe business and the success he achieved. However, he also reveals his increasing use of drugs and alcohol, including weed, ecstasy, and cocaine. He describes how he ignored the signs of his addiction and continued to justify his behavior. The chapter ends with his realization that he had a drinking problem after a series of incidents, including a car accident. In this final part of the conversation, David Manheim shares his experiences of relapse and the turning point that led him to take his sobriety seriously. He talks about the importance of sponsorship and service in his recovery journey. He emphasizes the need to help others and stay connected to the program to maintain sobriety. David also reflects on the fallibility of humans and the importance of staying vigilant in recovery.   Keywordsaddiction, drugs, weed, pills, opiates, drug dealer, culture, progression, sniffing, relationship, addiction, recovery, sobriety, Dopey podcast, opioid crisis, prescription drugs, drug addict, higher power, love, relapse, consequences, shoe business, drugs, alcohol, addiction, weed, ecstasy, cocaine, drinking problem, car accident, relapse, turning point, sobriety, sponsorship, service, recovery journey, help others, staying connected, fallibility, vigilance Takeaways Christian's addiction started with smoking weed as a teenager and quickly progressed to using and selling pills. The culture of selling and using pills was prevalent during Christian's addiction, with corrupt pharmacies and various sources for obtaining drugs. Christian's addiction led to destructive behavior and strained relationships, including his marriage. The allure of opiates, particularly the feeling of going from sick to well, was a driving force in Christian's addiction. Christian's story highlights the destructive nature of addiction and the need for support and recovery. Addiction can have a profound impact on a person's life, but recovery is possible with the right support and resources. The opioid crisis has had devastating effects on individuals and communities, highlighting the need for better education and prevention strategies. Recognizing oneself as a drug addict is a crucial step towards recovery, and it often comes after experiencing negative consequences and hitting rock bottom. Finding a higher power and tapping into the power of love can be transformative in the recovery process. Support from family, friends, and a sponsor is essential in maintaining sobriety and navigating the challenges of addiction. The power of addiction can lead to relapse, even after a period of sobriety. Justifying and ignoring the signs of addiction can prevent individuals from seeking help. Engaging in other activities, such as starting a business, may provide temporary distractions but can also enable addictive behaviors. Consequences, such as car accidents, can serve as wake-up calls and highlight the severity of addiction. Recognizing and accepting the presence of a drinking problem is a crucial step towards recovery. Relapse can happen even after a period of sobriety, and it is important to recognize the signs and take action. Sponsorship and service play a crucial role in recovery, providing support and guidance to others. Helping others and staying connected to the program are essential for maintaining sobriety. Humans are fallible, and it is important to stay vigilant and committed to recovery. Sharing one's story and experiences can inspire and help others in their own recovery journeys. Titles The Culture of Selling and Using Pills The Allure of Opiates: Going from Sick to Well Recognizing and Accepting Addiction The Power of a Higher Power and Love in Recovery The Illusion of Control The Consequences of Denial The Turning Point: A Wake-Up Call to Sobriety Helping Others: A Key to Maintaining Sobriety Sound Bites "I remember thinking, yeah, I like smoking weed. But that opiate feeling was the feeling that I just felt everything I wanted to feel in life." "For about a four year period, I was picking up one to 240 80s a day." "I remember just, like, just wow, like holy shit, like, within five minutes, I was more rocked than eating too, and I just loved it." "I heard how it works and my life totally changed." "At what point do you start to see yourself as a drug addict?" "I never came across anything that was any good." "I had so much love and support. This is a kid." "I let my foot off the gas and I stopped giving God the credit" "I put myself down instead of put God up" "I just want to be helpful." "I got married October 1st, 100% because of this program." "If I can help someone have a day, I made a difference in this world."
On a very special Dopey Patreon Tuesday Teaser we finally hear from my dear friend Doug from the beach! Doug tells all about my surprise 50th birthday party, my weight gain and his development as a horrible alcoholic! PLUS we hear from Australian Dopey OG Gabbie! For the first time in 6 years!!!! Go to Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/dopeypodcast
This week on Dopey! Dove and Thuann are back! Dove relapses in sober living and shares her experience of what went wrong! We deep delve into Dove's relapse and what her plans are now to stay on the right path! PLUS Thuonn from Mountainside is back with a great talk on 'How to Cultivate Hope!'   Plus a crazy voicemail about attempted sex wearing a diaper, emails aplenty and the return of my dad! PLUS much more on this brand new jam packed episode of the good old Dopey show!   Here's a bunch of AI Notes:   They talk about the factors that led to their relapse, including seeking validation from others and engaging in risky behavior. Dove discusses their mindset during this time and the rationalizations they made to justify their actions. They also talk about the effects of misusing medication and the allure of substances. Eventually, Dove realizes the need for a structured program and enters inpatient treatment again. David and Dove discuss their experiences with spirituality and sobriety. They talk about the resistance to spirituality, the importance of being all in, and the gift of desperation. They also touch on the application of principles to drug use, the similarities between eating disorders and addiction, and the challenges of living in a sober living house. Dove shares her aspirations to go to law school and work on the criminalization of addiction. Keywords: relapse, inpatient treatment, sober living, validation, risky behavior, mindset, rationalization, medication misuse, structured program.  Keywords: spirituality, sobriety, resistance, all in, gift of desperation, principles, drug use, eating disorders, addiction, sober living, law school, criminalization of addiction Takeaways Seeking validation from others can lead to risky behavior and relapse. Misusing medication can be a red flag and a slippery slope towards relapse. Having a structured program and working the steps can help in maintaining recovery. Honesty and rigorous self-reflection are crucial in the recovery process. Resistance to spirituality can hinder progress in sobriety, but being all in and embracing spirituality can be beneficial. Applying principles to drug use can help in recovery, but it's important to address other destructive behaviors as well. Eating disorders and addiction share similar compulsive patterns and can be equally destructive. Living in a sober living house can have its challenges, including dealing with difficult roommates. Dove aspires to go to law school and work on the criminalization of addiction.   Titles The Importance of a Structured Program The Slippery Slope of Seeking Validation Sound Bites "I fucked it up. Literally, you said, right as I went, don't fuck it up, and then I fucked it up." "I started crushing up my well-being trend. That was like the beginning of my relapse." "I'm just desperate to feel okay in my own skin. And there's only so long I can sit in it." "I've been pretty resistant to spirituality." "I feel like I was taking that a little too far." "I was still doing all this other fucked up shit." AI THUANN NOTES:  Summary: In this conversation, David and Thuan discuss the concept of cultivating hope and finding purpose in life. Thuan shares his perspective on how hope is always present, but our negative thoughts and beliefs can block us from accessing it. They also explore the idea of hitting rock bottom and the role of surrender and asking for help in recovery. Thuan emphasizes the importance of taking small, attainable steps and finding support in community. They discuss the Dopey Zoom meetings and the power of vulnerability and rawness in sharing experiences. Thuan shares his belief that sobriety is not the end goal, but rather living one's life purpose and helping others. They touch on the role of spirituality in finding solutions to life's challenges and the importance of staying humble and open-minded. The conversation concludes with a reflection on the meaning of a life well-lived and the value of doing good and avoiding harm. Keywords: hope, purpose, rock bottom, surrender, asking for help, small goals, community, vulnerability, Dopey Zoom, sobriety, spirituality, solutions, humility, doing good, avoiding harm Takeaways Hope is always present, but our negative thoughts and beliefs can block us from accessing it. Hitting rock bottom can be a catalyst for change and surrendering to the need for help. Taking small, attainable steps and finding support in community can help in the recovery process. Sobriety is not the end goal, but rather living one's life purpose and helping others. Spirituality can provide solutions to life's challenges and bring a sense of peace and fulfillment. Staying humble, open-minded, and focused on doing good and avoiding harm can lead to a meaningful and fulfilling life. Titles Rock Bottom and the Power of Surrender Small Steps and Community Support in Recovery Sound Bites "The hope is always there. It's just my mind that's telling me that I'm worthless, that I can't get out of this." "When we're at our worst, where does the hope go? The hope doesn't go anywhere. It's just that my mind has checked out of the hope." "Hope is getting to the meeting. It's the energy of hope. Like maybe there's something here that can help me in this moment when I just don't feel like I can do it on my own."
This week on Dopey! In a stupid teaser move we give away a free Cormac's Chemical Corner! Rejoice! As Cormac and I? take a semi deep dive into psychedelicas and the idiosyncrasies of the dopey nation!  SummaryThe conversation covers a deep dive into the world of Dopey Reddit, chemical experiences, and the history of LSD. It also delves into personal experiences with psychedelics, addiction, and the impact of Dopey on listeners. The discussion includes references to influential figures in the drug culture and the impact of addiction on individuals and families.   Keywords: Dopey, Reddit, chemical experiences, LSD, psychedelics, addiction, drug culture, influential figures, personal experiences, impact of Dopey Takeaways Insights into the world of Dopey Reddit and the impact of the podcast on listeners. Personal experiences with psychedelics and the impact of addiction on individuals and families. Exploration of the history of LSD and influential figures in the drug culture. Titles Diving into Dopey Reddit and Chemical Experiences Personal Journeys with Psychedelics and Addiction Sound Bites "We just recorded a fun, serious deep dive into the world of Dopey Reddit and I revealed some things about Dopey that I probably shouldn't have revealed to Cormac and Selby." "The orange sunshine was busted out of a trusted friend's vault and taken during the days at Jazz Fest about five years ago. It was exactly what it was named. Just pure sunshine for about 12 hours." "Nicholas Sand, creator of Orange Sunshine LSD dies at age 75. He launched tens of millions of acid trips across generations by producing arguably the most pure LSD known as orange sunshine." Chapters 00:00Diving into Dopey Reddit and Chemical Experiences 02:14Personal Journeys with Psychedelics and Addiction 06:31Uncovering the History of LSD and Influential Figures
This week on Dopey! In a wicked fire doozy of a Dopey story - David Riggins comes to the show and tells his insane story. David did it all from weed to fentanyl and every drug under the sun in between!Starting as a drug dealer, joining the military and descending down a path to total insanity. David did it all from weed to fentanyl and every drug under the sun in between! David's mission is to now help as many people as possible! PLUS a Novak Song, Emails, Stories, more, more, more!!!!   Check out David Riggin's Movement: www.heal-family.com   notes: - kingpin aspirations, preteen thugging - dealing pills and weed for a pedo at 9-10 years old - joining the military after 9/11, breaks his legs - prescribed morphine and oxycodone - brick of mexican coke - led into heroin by new pharmaceutical opiate restrictions - estranged relationship with his kids - effects of fent vs. other opiates vs. xylazine - homelessness - scamming the VA - burn accident - ketamine drip, opiate smorgasbord in the hospital - amputation - spiritual experience that removed social anxiety at a meeting - depression, making videos as an escape, living with disability
This teaser is a classic moment where my childhood friend Robbie and I are recording at our friend Greg's house out East when trouble strikes! Plus my dad makes fun of Robbie for being too woo woo and more in this tiny teaser! For the full show join Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/dopeypodcast   Help me get out of the Deli and sign up for Patreon! Boat loads of Dopey on tap!
This Week on Dopey! We are joined byt author, true crime journalist, crime fighter and recovering alcoholic Billy Jensen! We hear all about the deaths of opiate addicted sex workers in Ohio and how Billy Jensen tried to help solve the crimes! Plus Billy's own recovery from alcoholism, and how he dealt with being 'cancelled'. PLUS my dad returns and we listen to multiple Dopey emails and Dopey Voicemails! PLUS  Chris Paulson returns for the new Dopey Segment 'ASK A THERAPIST'! ALL THAT AND MUCH MORE ON THE BRAND NEW EPISODE OF THAT GOOD OLD DOPEY SHOW!   notes : - the "perfect victim," true crime stories often centering "normal" white women - apathy of cops; crowd-sourced crime solving - parents were addicts/alcoholics - late bloomer - alcoholism began age 34 - weirdly responsible about his alcoholism - journalism and media conglomerates - writing and drinking (write sober, edit drunk) - Michelle McNamara - true crime cultural fascination - murders in the drug/sex work world - reporting factually vs. producing a good show - corrupt cops - the ohio story - drunken misconduct - suicidal ideation - infantalization in treatment - childhood sexual assault - apology - recovery
The Big Dopey Tease! Reggae Superstar Matisyahu is the first guest to drink and smoke weed on the show! We hear all about his transformation from mild mannered suburban hippie kid into Reggae Legend Matisyahu! Hear about his love of Phish, the Grateful Dead and hippie culture! But this is only a short teaser! The full 2 plus hour episode is available only on Dopey Patreon! Join Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/dopeypodcast Plus a crazy Meth Story from Ivy! Support Dopey and join Patreon!!!!!  
This Week on Dopey! We are super excited to be joined by legendary Geoff Rickly the lead singer of THURSDAY! Geoff takes us on his incredible rise to meteoric fame as the front man for Thursday and then the horrible decent into oxy and ultimately heroin addiction. And the unlikely turn of events when Geoff decided to take a chance at recovery through the incredible process of treatment via the ancient psychedelic substances of ibogaine and DMT! It is world class Dopey! PLUS! Dopey emails and voicemails!   geoff notes: - emo - sudden rise to fame - codeine from the vocal doctor - fentanyl lollipop - cold water extraction - doctor coming to shows with a briefcase of drugs - electrocuting himself jumping off a stage at reading - boofing heroin - morning glory and poppy seeds - martin shkreli - quotes from his book - heroin "investments" - ibogaine and the black panthers - ibogaine retreat in mexico - dmt - early recovery - selling guitars and banksys for heroin - jedd's questions
RAYTREON TEASER with Special guest! PLUS SUPER DOPEY VOICE MAIL FROM MIKE 'MICK' 'MR.'  POHAM!  Go to https://www.patreon.com/dopeypodcast for the super dopey special with a super special guest!!!!! 
This week on Dopey! In a radical new twist we do a show all about overcoming depression with Mountainside Director of Mind, Body and Spirit, Thuann Nguyen. Thuann tells us all about a shaky period he recently went through and how he got out of it! Plus Dopey emails and much more on this super inspirational episode of your favorite podcast all about drugs, addiction and dumb shit! notes: - imposter syndrome - both working in treatment and needing to utilize treatment - isolating - emotional/spiritual relapse - thuann's depression checklist - meditation If you want TONS of more Dopey then join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dopeypodcast  
This Week on Dopey! We are joined by Comedian, Podcaster and Satirist, Matt Lieb! Matt comes on and brings the serious Dopey - starting with his first opiate experience at 8! His complex trauma and how his addiction blossomed into full blown opiate dependency! PLUS interning at the needle exchange and so much more! PLUS super Dopey voicemails and emails and much much more on a brand new episode of Dopey!   Check out Matt at: https://www.instagram.com/mattliebjokes/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bad-hasbara-the-worlds-most-moral-podcast/id1721813926 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pod-yourself-a-gun-a-rewatch-podcast/id1449785792   Notes for the Show: - zionist propaganda learned in hebrew school - dilaudid in nantucket at 8 - suspicious naming of pharmaceutical opiates (di-LAUDED) - complex trauma - trying to cop at NA, then needle exchange, then doctors office - "they don't know i'm a functioning heroin addict" meme - elaborate cheating in school - stolen prescription pad - tramadol overdose + opiate withdrawal = grand mal seizure - homemade rig - boofing dilaudid - intervention actually leading to getting clean eventually
This week on Dopey Tuesday! THIS IS A TEASER -  The real thing is up on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dopeypodcast However I play one of the most emotional voicemail's i've ever heard on this TEASER! Erin Khar is Back!!! Someone has a crush on someone else in the Dopey Nation and writes an Ask Erin question about it! Plus a look inside our families Passover this year! A Deep Dive into Baby Reindeer and tons of other dumb shit! And an email too! Please join Patreon!       It's a teaser! The real thing is up on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dopeypodcast
This week on Dopey! In a super special new Dopey! We are joined by one of the greatest Dopey storytellers in the history of the show! Louie Mandrapillias - the gay weed kingpin of Houston tells a Dopey story unlike all Dopey stories which starts innocently enough in Shreveport Louisiana and winds up in India smuggling heroin back to New York City up his butt in a dildo shaped  condom. There are too many incredible Dopey stories to ruin in this description! PLUS voicemails from Australia, a letter from prison and so much more in a super extra special new episode of the good old Dopey Show! CONTACT MONTANA HERE: Montana Ruckman, #2483174 P.O. Box 660400, Dallas, TX 75266 NOTES! - MDA and studio 54 - speedballs - trafficking drugs from india - opium den - bhagwan compound - smuggling heroin in a condom - DEA search at the airport - projecting drug use onto random people when you're high - bolivian cocaine, getting caught - avoids jail time with nepotism - heroin from bangkok smuggling tek - HIV positive - spontaneous recovery awakening - LA AA scene
This week on Dopey Tuesday! Amy Dresner is Back!!!! And fills us in on her experiences with loss, medical problems, and mental health challenges while maintaining her recovery. She shares her journey with epilepsy, including the triggers and treatments she has encountered. Amy also opens up about her struggles with depression and suicidal ideation, emphasizing the importance of seeking professional help and using coping skills! Despite the hardships she has faced, Amy remains committed to her recovery and offers support to others who may be going through similar challenges. In this part of the conversation, Amy and David discuss their experiences with sober dating and the benefits of dating someone in recovery.   https://loosiddating.onelink.me/CAgW/ftg17xhz   Dopey Podcast is the world’s greatest podcast on drugs, addiction and dumb shit. Chris and I were two IV heroin addicts who loved to talk about all the coke we smoked, snorted and shot, all the pills we ate, smoked, all the weed we smoked and ate, all the booze we consumed and all the consequences we suffered. After making the show for 2 and a half years, Chris tragically relapsed and died from a fentanyl overdose. Dopey continued on, at first to mourn the horrible loss of Chris, but then to continue our mission - which was at its core, to keep addicts and alcoholics company. Whether to laugh at our time in rehab, or cry at the worst missteps we made, Dopey tells the truth about drugs, addiction and recovery. We continually mine the universe for stories rife with debauchery and highlight serious drug taking and alcoholism. We also examine different paths toward addiction recovery. We shine a light on harm reduction and medication assisted treatment. We talk with celebrities and nobodies and stockpile stories to be the greatest one stop shop podcast on all things drugs, addiction, recovery and comedy pathfinding the route to the heart of the opioid epidemic.
This week on Dopey! We are joined by content creator and recovery advocate - Brittany Jade and hear a super crazy Dopey story of debauchery, recovery and redemption! It's all here! From punching walls and going to the drunk tank! To suboxone, meth and heroin! Plus how Brittany recovered her family and the crazy supernatural revelation on the way! Plus so much more! PLUS! Voice mails, emails and looking back at what would have been Todd's 50th birthday by revisiting the one time he actually came in to record with Chris and I in Person!  Serious debauchery, comedy, recovery and tenderness in this extra long, extra dopey episode of the good old Dopey Show! More About Dopey: Dopey Podcast is the world’s greatest podcast on drugs, addiction and dumb shit. Chris and I were two IV heroin addicts who loved to talk about all the coke we smoked, snorted and shot, all the pills we ate, smoked, all the weed we smoked and ate, all the booze we consumed and all the consequences we suffered. After making the show for 2 and a half years, Chris tragically relapsed and died from a fentanyl overdose. Dopey continued on, at first to mourn the horrible loss of Chris, but then to continue our mission - which was at its core, to keep addicts and alcoholics company. Whether to laugh at our time in rehab, or cry at the worst missteps we made, Dopey tells the truth about drugs, addiction and recovery. We continually mine the universe for stories rife with debauchery and highlight serious drug taking and alcoholism. We also examine different paths toward addiction recovery. We shine a light on harm reduction and medication assisted treatment. We talk with celebrities and nobodies and stockpile stories to be the greatest one stop shop podcast on all things drugs, addiction, recovery and comedy     notes - evicted bc she punched a hole through a wall while drunk - getting roofied - intervention - stealing boyfriends' suboxone - drinking mouthwash - sent home from treatment with a stockpile of benzos - miraculously got sober on her own and had a few years of solidity before relapsing - "demons" - parenting while drinking - hotel minibar relapse - psychosis - ^ husband thinking it was a christian awakening - valium - boyfriend smuggling from mexico - boofing heroin - overdosing at the casino - restraining order - custody drama - parasocial relationships - getting cancelled - mental health around social media
FIRST PATREON TEASER! Me and Jeremy talk 420! Remembering Todd! PLUS a brand new Voicemail! If you wanna hear the whole thing listen here (it gets better:)): https://www.patreon.com/dopeypodcast
This week on an extra Special new Dopey! We are reunited with 'The Call's' Kimber King! Kimber brings the Dopey like very few guests have brought the Dopey. Kimber has been through the mill and now she is here to represent for all the serious Dopes out there in Dopeyland! PLUS! 2 NEW VOICEMAILS! Candyflipping, 2 shitting in pants stories and much much more on a brand new classic episode of that good old Dopey Show! More About Dopey: Dopey Podcast is the world’s greatest podcast on drugs, addiction and dumb shit. Chris and I were two IV heroin addicts who loved to talk about all the coke we smoked, snorted and shot, all the pills we ate, smoked, all the weed we smoked and ate, all the booze we consumed and all the consequences we suffered. After making the show for 2 and a half years, Chris tragically relapsed and died from a fentanyl overdose. Dopey continued on, at first to mourn the horrible loss of Chris, but then to continue our mission - which was at its core, to keep addicts and alcoholics company. Whether to laugh at our time in rehab, or cry at the worst missteps we made, Dopey tells the truth about drugs, addiction and recovery. We continually mine the universe for stories rife with debauchery and highlight serious drug taking and alcoholism. We also examine different paths toward addiction recovery. We shine a light on harm reduction and medication assisted treatment. We talk with celebrities and nobodies and stockpile stories to be the greatest one stop shop podcast on all things drugs, addiction, recovery and comedy pathfinding the route to the heart of the opioid epidemic. - how her mom's addiction fed into hers (literally), mom on percocet catching her smoking weed and giving her a brownie sundae - coke at family christmas - trauma bonding, generational trauma - brother's murder, mom unjustly charged for "withholding information" - adderall and ritalin - bulimia - shooting up routine - nitrous - pinching from garbage bags of bundles - vivitrol - shitting in a bush - meth vape - friend using meth to lose weight for bonnaroo - punched in the face by nazi - aryan meth compound (have you seen the movie Green Room? this is the image i'm getting, terrifying) - "farm to table meth" - ending up random places on benzos - xanax/fent/coke/ketamine nasal spray - overdoses - high speed car chase - homelessness
 This week on a brand new episode of Dopey Tuesday we are joined by our friend, and brilliant painter, and budding author John 'Sugar Bear' Bukaty! We hear all about his weed smuggling days with Van Halen. His love for sugar and 'booger sugar' how he learned to sleep getting sober and so much more! Plus my favorite new bit in years! All that and more on a brand new edition of Dopey Tuesday! Highlights include: -new texting persistence lol - mis en place - "booger sugar" - drug courier for van halen - how to sleep after getting sober - wooks vs. hippies - wellbutrin - "calm" - pocky - grateful dead on red meat - stoicism - controlling impulses More About Dopey: Dopey Podcast is the world’s greatest podcast on drugs, addiction and dumb shit. Chris and I were two IV heroin addicts who loved to talk about all the coke we smoked, snorted and shot, all the pills we ate, smoked, all the weed we smoked and ate, all the booze we consumed and all the consequences we suffered. After making the show for 2 and a half years, Chris tragically relapsed and died from a fentanyl overdose. Dopey continued on, at first to mourn the horrible loss of Chris, but then to continue our mission - which was at its core, to keep addicts and alcoholics company. Whether to laugh at our time in rehab, or cry at the worst missteps we made, Dopey tells the truth about drugs, addiction and recovery. We continually mine the universe for stories rife with debauchery and highlight serious drug taking and alcoholism. We also examine different paths toward addiction recovery. We shine a light on harm reduction and medication assisted treatment. We talk with celebrities and nobodies and stockpile stories to be the greatest one stop shop podcast on all things drugs, addiction, recovery and comedy pathfinding the route to the heart of the opioid epidemic.
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Melissa Frederick

what a fun way of doing recovery!

Jul 24th
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Ethan

decent cast. thanks

Jan 18th
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Emily Grace

💖 her!!!!

Nov 12th
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Mark Probasco

Legend John Joseph. Anyone that can survive his life and turn it into a movement for the better good is a real man. Had the pleasure of spending time with him a couple times and was inspired to change my life. ✌😊

Oct 12th
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Linda McKinley

Have you ever heard back from Jacob? The kid who played "Good so bad" on his banjo.

Aug 21st
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SusieQ

This episode 🤣👌

Aug 7th
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Ivanna Star Sannebrink

Really don't agree with the fact that when people say 12 steps don't work for them it means they haven't tried. some people just aren't into that shit. for me what worked was leaving my hometown and that toxic environment.

Aug 7th
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GulfWarVet71

This episode is a perfect example of why Dopie should have died with Chris. It’s ABSOLUTE SHIT without Chris. The wrong half of Dopey died #wishdavediedinsteadofChris

Jul 24th
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eric basora

worst dopey story ever!! your neighbor dentist covered for u..?!?! weren't no dentist in my hood.

Jun 3rd
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Mr Jube

Oh my God, I am sitting in my car waiting for my turn to get dosed at the methadone clinic, and laughing so hard at the Methadone sponsor bit at the start of the show. goes perfect with what's in front of me now! Dave, keep making great podcasts like this because you are a real talent. I liked the previous podcast where you interviewed Alaska Thunderfuck. You can tell that you did your research before talking with her and you knew about her story. I can tell she appreciates that you did that beforehand.

May 3rd
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Ben

Was that just episode 295?

Apr 20th
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Mr Jube

the banjo bad so good is so good

Mar 17th
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Lisa Howe

I think Andy's girlfriend is his right hand...

Mar 11th
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Johnny socket

I thought the guest was lying a lot

Mar 8th
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Johnny socket

dopey!

Mar 6th
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Jason White

happy Friday heads

Mar 5th
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Lisa Howe

why does Brian almost doing like Chris at times? great episode Dave, good to hear like back in your voice again!

Mar 4th
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Lisa Howe

linda was great but the voice mail sucks..

Mar 3rd
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Lisa Howe

staying strong DP . love Alan, love the banjo good so bad. good job Dave!

Mar 2nd
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Lisa Howe

wow.. just wow. great but sad episode. chris was special and it shows through his friends. thanks Dave and friends. toddles and stay strong

Mar 2nd
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