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On this episode of Airing Addiction:Darryl Buchannan is a published author and host of TV talk show called Real Talk TV.  He uses his life experience to inform and educate the youth population about the perils of substance abuse and the criminal justice system.Join Jesse and Lisa to hear Darryl's story, only on Airing Addiction.
Derek's Story

Derek's Story


On this episode of Airing Addiction:Derek’s family struggled with substance use disorder, and Derek soon found himself going down a similar path. Though he achieved and has maintained sobriety since 2003, Derek ultimately lost both his father and sister to alcoholism in 2020 and 2021. To learn more about Derek’s story and how he was able to sustain recovery despite these challenges, tune in at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the link provided.Join Jesse and Lisa to hear Derek's story on Airing Addiction.
Teddy Labonte's Story

Teddy Labonte's Story


On this episode of Airing Addiction:Teddy Labonte will share his experience with addiction through Alcoholics Anonymous and how he came to experience a "second life" after overcoming his addiction.Join Jesse and Lisa to hear Teddy's story. Only on Airing Addiction!
Mario's Recovery Story

Mario's Recovery Story


On this episode of Airing Addiction:Mario has a broad understanding of harm reduction and the “low-threshold model” that improves access to care for people impacted by addiction. Mario has been involved in starting and opening the Engagement Center, a welcoming, low-threshold daytime space for individuals navigating homelessness and substance use near the intersection of Melnea Cass and Mass Ave.Join Jesse and Lisa to hear Mario's story, only on Airing Addiction!
Michelle Dunn's Story

Michelle Dunn's Story


On this episode of Airing Addiction:Michelle Dunn has both personal and professional experience in addiction and recovery. Michelle currently has been employed with GAAMHA as the Director of Community Engagement- Substance Use Services since July 2017.  Michelle is president and founder of the AED Foundation Inc., as a response to her daughter passing away from a heroin overdose in 2013. She along with the AED board of directors opened a “pop up” Peer Recovery Center to try and fill a large gap in North Central Massachusetts. Additionally, Michelle has been a facilitator for Learn to Cope parent support group, a grief group H.A.L.O. 15 for those who lost a loved one due to SUD, a steering committee member of the Gardner Community Action Team, as well as sitting on various advisory boards and committees.  Michelle is involved in opiate overdose awareness on a local, state and National level with Fed Up Rally in DC since its inception and attended national summits.  On a local level, Michelle has provided education and support for schools, businesses, and is a strong advocate for SUD programming and funding. Please join Jesse, Lisa, and Michelle on this episode of Airing Addiction!
On this episode of Airing Addiction:Jesse and Lisa dive deep and share the importance and significance of Recovery Month with our listeners. We dive in to the impact recovery has in the broader scope of family and one's immediate surroundings. Jesse shares his lived experience with recovery and Lisa provides a clinical perspective on why recovery is worth dedicating an entire month to celebrating.Please join Jesse and Lisa on this episode of Airing Addiction. 
Michelle's Story

Michelle's Story


On this episode: Michelle Simons has been in long term recovery since the year 2000 and has worked in the addiction field for the past 19 years.  She obtained her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Salem State University in 2016. Currently she teaches the Recovery Coach Academy and various addiction counseling courses for North Shore Community College. Michelle also works as a clinical and nonclinical RC supervisor for several agencies. Michelle’s current path of recovery has involved practicing and teaching Sahaja Yoga Meditation and has a large network of fellow meditators and mentors she leans on all over the world.  Michelle’s initial foundation of recovery started in residential treatment and involved 12 step fellowships for which she has the utmost respect for.  Through the various recovery stages Michelle has been through over the years she has since learned to incorporate the understanding that there is no wrong door to recovery and wholeheartedly honors all recovery pathways.Please join Lisa on this episode of Airing Addiction!
Mark's Story

Mark's Story


In honor of Recovery Month, our next episode of Airing Addiction features a special guest. Mark, a former client of Spectrum Health Systems, was born and raised in Haverhill, MA and graduated from Haverhill High School in 2005. Sober since 2015, he joins us Thursday to share more about himself and his journey through addiction and recovery. Please join Jesse and Lisa on this episode of Airing Addiction!
This episode of Airing Addiction focuses on Overdose Awareness Day with our guests:Dr. Christian Williams, Assistant Professor of Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies at Assumption University will be sharing her research and clinical perspective on the impact of overdose loss on clinicians and the treatment community, and joining her will be Lauren and Jimmy McRae, Co-Founders and Director of Macka’s Mission to discuss her own experience as a family member who lost her brother.Join Jesse and Lisa on this episode Airing Addiction!
This episode of Airing Addiction will discuss addiction and recovery in the academic space. Featuring guests Lynn Leblanc-Marrone John Pratico, and James DiReda.Dr. DiReda holds a dual Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Work from Boston University, and a Masters’ degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut who has over thirty years of direct clinical experience and consulting in the field of addictions.Lynn is the Executive Director of Inpatient & Outpatient Clinical Services for Spectrum Health Systems. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with more than 35 years of clinical and supervisory experience. She is also an adjunct faculty member at area colleges providing instruction in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Addiction Treatment, and Culturally Responsive Counseling. Lynn holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College.Dr. John Pratico is the Dean of Behavioral and Mental Health Programs at Anna Maria College. He received his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Anna Maria College, his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Lesley University, and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at MetroWest Neuropsychology in Westborough, MA. He has worked with children, adolescents and adults in community health centers, psychiatric hospitals, schools, and private practice settings across the Commonwealth.Please join Jesse and Lisa on this episode of Airing Addiction!
Beck is originally from the Los Angeles Area and has found his way back to LA after about 20 years of living in various places across the US. Beck has a passion for working with the LGBTQ+ community and has years of experience doing so. He has written articles and papers directly addressing the need for training staff regarding LGBTQ+ communities. Join Jesse and Lisa on this episode of Airing Addiction!
On this episode of Airing Addiction, Jesse and Lisa discuss bothMindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy as well as ways both substance use providers and patients can integrate mindfulness into their lives and recovery with our guest Zlatina Kostova, PhDJoin us live on this episode of Airing Addiction.
Mr. Oliveri is a published third-generation nurse with over forty years of nursing experience. He has worked in world-renowned hospitals in Boston, Shriners Burns, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Ms. French has been dedicated to serving those most-at-need individuals for over a decade. She is currently the Director of Inpatient Nursing and a member of the board of directors for the Montachusett Recovery Foundation.Please join Jesse and Lisa as we celebrate Nurses' Week only on Airing Addiction!
Mike Welsch's Story

Mike Welsch's Story


On this month's Alcohol Awareness episode, former Marine Mike Welsch shares how his addiction to alcohol forever changed his life. His loss of his leg has not stopped him from swimming the entire length of Lake Willoughby, running triathlons, and raising more than $36,000 for Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund during a cycling marathon.Hear Mikes inspiring story only on Airing Addiction.
In this episode, Lisa will be exploring the impact of social work, and why a career in addiction social work is rewarding. Our guests from Spectrum Health Systems Clinical Supervisor Amy Kasik and Assistant Professor Dr. Taylor Hall from Bridgewater State University’s School of Social Work share their wide-ranging experience in their field and why it is so important for success in recovery.Only on Airing Addiction!
On this episode of Airing Addiction, we will dive into the Magnolia FAST family support program that Maureen herself trained Spectrum and NERC in last year and has been running weekly for the past 8 months.Come learn about this support with Jesse and Lisa, why supporting families and loved ones is so critical to recovery, as well as what makes this group different and what families and supports need as they move through addiction and recovery with their loved ones.Only on Airing Addiction.
AJ's Recovery Story

AJ's Recovery Story


Join us as Lisa and Jesse sit down with AJ Frost to hear his moving story of battling addiction. Only on Airing Addiction!
Richard Cassidy began his journey of recovery on December 2 2019. On December 16, 2019 Richard checked himself into rehab and has maintained recovery ever since. Richard is now founder and success coach of NutritiveAfitness and creator of the upcoming Vlog cast A Thousand Roads To Recovery. Richard lives a life of gratitude as he states that his life long journey has prepared him to help others improve their overall lifestyle and wellbeing.Join Jesse and Lisa to hear Richard's inspiring story on this episode of Airing Addiction!Be sure to check out The Key Nutrition Podcast!
Mike has many years of experience in addiction, law enforcement and corrections. He's currently a Director at Therapy Services, a counseling practice in Chelmsford, Massachusetts and Host of the Friends in Recovery podcast. Join Jesse and Lisa on this episode of Airing Addiction where they sit down with Mike to talk about his recovery journey and recovery during the holidays.
Airing Addiction with Dr. James Broadhurst who has been a physician with Spectrum for 20 years, 5 years of which he served as Medical Director (2002-2009). Dr Broadhurst has over 40 years of medical practice experience, 20 years of addiction treatment experience and became board certified in addiction medicine in 2010. In addition to addiction treatment, Dr Broadhurst specializes in primary care and sports medicine.  Join us as we talk with Dr. Broadhurst about the evolution of addiction treatment and reflect on his time at Spectrum!
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