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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!
On this episode of Airing Addiction, our guest Katie O’Leary of Director of Recovery Support Services at North Suffolk Mental Health Association will be sharing her own road to recovery.Join Cathy, Lisa, and Jesse to hear Katie's story.
Join Cathy and Lisa on Airing Addiction as they hear Jaclyn Carnavale's inspiring story to recovery and how she has helped others do the same.Only on Airing Addiction!
Dianna Fontes is in long term recovery and has eliminated the need for methadone from her life. Join Cathy and Lisa on Airing Addiction to hear Dianna's success story.
It’s been one great year of Airing Addiction with new hosts Cathy Collins and Lisa Blanchard, featuring some amazing guests and stories! We’ll be looking back at some of the highlights in a special anniversary episode. Come listen in with us here for the show, when Cathy and Lisa will be joined by their producer (who’s usually behind the scenes), James Gangemi!
Join us for a conversation with Zlatina Kostova, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist who specializes in research and treatment for childhood trauma. We’ll be delving into the relationship between trauma and substance use disorders with Dr. Kostova, and the impact of trauma-informed practices.Listen to Zlatina Cathy and Lisa on Airing Addiction.
This week we’re excited to be joined by Miriam Komaromy from the Boston Medical Center and Julie Burns of RIZE Massachusetts. We’ll be speaking with our experts about their experiences in addiction treatment, and how and why the terminology we use in the field is changing. Join Cathy and Lisa on Airing Addiction.
Jesse's Recovery Story

Jesse's Recovery Story


Jesse Chaison is a Family Engagement Specialist at Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. who has himself struggled with addiction and is in long-term recovery. Hear his story, and how he uses his experience to help others like him every single day.Join Lisa, Cathy and Jesse on Airing Addiction. 
On this continuation of the previous episode, Dr. Baxter highlights more of the changes and achievements Spectrum Health Systems has had to adapt to during the COVID19 pandemic. Lisa and Cathy expand on recent breakthroughs in care delivered by Spectrum Health Systems during this pandemic.Join Lisa, Cathy and Dr. Baxter on Airing Addiction. 
Beck Gee-Cohen speaks on LGBTQ recovery, the challenges, and how to get the best care with Lisa and Cathy.
Cathy and Dr. Romas describe their experiences early in the pandemic, and what that means for recovery.
Dr. Romas speaks with Self-Help Author and Veteran Charlie Smith about his struggle with addiction, and how he overcame it with the support he received. Hear his inspiring story on Airing Addiction.
Dr. Romas speaks with David Nefussy about insurance companies role, and how they may affect your recovery.
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