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Beverly Prima's Story

Beverly Prima's Story

2022-11-1435:56

This month we interview the honoree of our 4th annual gala- Beverly Prima. Bev shares her story of recovery and talks about the 10 year anniversary of Hope Sheds Light. Support the show
Stefanie's Story

Stefanie's Story

2022-10-1033:05

In this episode of Recovery Speaks, we hear Stefanie's story. Stefanie has 22 years in recovery, leading her to a fulfilling career as a school psychologist. Stefanie shares the impact her fellowship and her family's fellowship had on her journey to where she is today. Support the show
In this episode of Recovery Speaks, Pam passes the torch to the new host Mike and gets her chance to sit in the hot seat. Tune in as Pam explains where she's from and how recovery found its way into her life. Support the show
Robert G. shares how he found help with his addiction in untraditional ways and explains how he gives back to the recovery community. Support the show
Addressing the stigma

Addressing the stigma

2022-03-1635:37

Members of the Ocean County Health Department and HOPE Sheds Light come together to discuss how society has placed a stigma on substance use disorder and how they are working together through discussions and community events celebrating recovery, to change the dialogue regarding addiction in an effort to reduce stigma.Support the show
Diera Mendez, minister and counselor at America’s KESWICK (a faith-based addiction recovery program) shares her recovery journey.Growing up with a father who struggled with drugs and alcohol misuse, Diera turned to drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism as a teenager. In her early twenties, Mendez was invited to church and her life changed. She heard a message of hope and found her calling. Currently, she ministers at America’s KESWICK, a faith-based addiction recovery program. She works as a one-on-one mentor to women whose partners are struggling with substance abuse and is committed to living her life in faith and sharing a message of hope to others. Support the show
Breaking the stigma

Breaking the stigma

2022-02-1033:42

Nikki Tierney shares how her experience with addiction and recovery prompted her to be a counselor.Nikki Tierney did not have the “typical” upbringing of a person who struggled with addiction. She came from a loving home and was always a stellar student and a star athlete. Her athletic and academic abilities landed her a full scholarship to high school and later to law school.However, as a teen, Tierney began experimenting with alcohol and cocaine. By the time she graduated high school, she was arrested three times. In 2007, Tierney hit a breaking point and knew she had to find a way to turn her life around. Learn how she found the strength to succeed in her recovery and is now committed to breaking the stigma surrounding substance use disorder by listening to her transformative story. Support the show
Allison O’Brien and her husband were faced with an extremely difficult situation when their youngest daughter became addicted to alcohol in her late 20’s.After a few unsuccessful attempts at rehab, she reverted to her old ways. Allison and her husband would receive phone calls from the ER saying their daughter may not make it – it was their worst nightmare.Eventually, the O’Brien’s learned about HOPE Sheds Light through their church. They began going to support group sessions and started seeing a therapist. The nonprofit helped them find the strength they needed, as well as navigate the situation with their daughter in a way that would not enable her behavior.Helping guide their daughter to recovery was a long and difficult journey. Allison turned to faith and is grateful for the support of family and friends during that time.Support the show
Following the call

Following the call

2022-01-2727:43

Katie Hueth shares how a deep-rooted desire to support individuals struggling with substance use disorder helped inspire her current career path.In her adolescent years, Katie witnessed those around her battle substance use disorder.A global addiction endemic seemed to surround her, and the people she loved came to her for support during their most pivotal moments.After realizing she had both the ability and desire to comfort those dealing with substance use disorder, she decided to pursue a psychology degree and develop the proper skillset to help those suffering from addictive disorders and abusive relationships.Today, Katie is the Prevention Education Coordinator at Ocean County College where she counsels and aids students in the prevention of substance use disorder, suicide and domestic/sexual violence. She also works to address the stigma surrounding recovery while implementing prevention education on campus.Katie is dedicated to helping others transform their lives for the better. And, with each new day, Katie’s story continues to inspire us – and we are sure it will inspire you. Support the show
The cycle of addiction

The cycle of addiction

2020-09-1619:36

Nicole Federici, Co-founder of Recovery Advocates for the Shore (Rafts) and mother of three, talks about her family’s struggle with the disease of addiction and how she is navigating the journey toward recovery.Support the show (http://donate.hopeshedslight.org)
Pause. Pray. Proceed.

Pause. Pray. Proceed.

2020-09-0919:52

Heather Price, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator for HOPE Sheds Light, shares her experience as a single parent in long-term recovery.Support the show (http://donate.hopeshedslight.org)
Finding the spark

Finding the spark

2020-08-0525:04

Dory Rachel celebrates 35 years of long-term, sustained recovery.Support the show (http://donate.hopeshedslight.org)
Real inspiration

Real inspiration

2020-07-2835:22

Ron Rosetto, Co-founder of HOPE Sheds Light and President of Rosetto Realty Group, shares his inspiration for starting HOPE Sheds Light.Support the show
Finding HOPE.

Finding HOPE.

2020-07-2135:52

Arvo Prima, Co-founder of HOPE Sheds Light and President of Pr1ma Corporation, talks about his journey to self-discovery.Support the show (http://donate.hopeshedslight.org)
It takes courage

It takes courage

2020-07-1433:33

Steve Willis, Co-founder of HOPE Sheds Light and attorney at Willis & Gresek Counsellors at Law, offers experience, strength and hope through the recovery process.Support the show
You were listening.

You were listening.

2020-06-1706:20

Pamela Capaci, HOPE Sheds Light CEO, launches Rise with HOPE.Support the show (http://donate.hopeshedslight.org)
A different approach

A different approach

2022-01-2033:06

Sgt. James “Jim” Kelly of the Brick Township Police Department shares what his role entails as a community policing supervisor, working with community members who struggle with substance use disorder.Sgt. Kelly has dedicated the past 15 years to serving the Brick Township Police Department. Three years ago, he took on a role as the community policing supervisor. Sgt. Kelly’s roles include identifying at-risk members of the community, collecting unused or expired medication, and interviewing those who suffer from substance use disorders and their families.His passion to help people is fueled by personal experience, as he watched two of his loved ones struggle with substance use disorder. In turn, this deepened his empathy toward community members dealing with substance use disorder while on the job.Sgt. Kelly talks about the importance of using a “harm reduction” approach in his work. This focuses on positive change and working with people without judgment. Committed to teaching other officers this approach, Sgt. Kelly helped put together a program at the Ocean County Police Academy. The course teaches students the best ways to approach substance use disorder within the community. Support the show (http://donate.hopeshedslight.org)
Shift of perspective

Shift of perspective

2021-12-2222:11

Sgt. Melissa Rose, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office talks about her role at the Prosecutor’s Office within the Operation Helping Hand Program funded by the Office of the Attorney General and how her life experience has shaped her perspective on recovery and community outreach. Operation Helping Hand funding focuses on the education and prevention of substance use disorder.Support the show (http://donate.hopeshedslight.org)
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