Retreat’s Podcast: Recovery Radio

Every week Philadelphia’s own veteran broadcaster, Steve Matorano will focus on a different topics regarding Recovery and Addiction. Four years ago he launched Recovery Radio and began to focus his attention on the addiction industry. Today he continues to draw attention to the misconceptions regarding the disease of addiction.

Safe Schools

Roi Ligon Jr. is a government leader, community development strategist, and youth advocate with over a decade of experience influencing change at the state and local levels through education, advocacy, and programming. Roi joins Recovery Radio to discuss his work as Philadelphia’s Safe Schools Advocate.

Recovery Radio with host Steve Martorano is program dedicated to sharing stories of hope for all of the individuals and families that suffer from addiction. The show is brought to you by Retreat Behavioral Health & WPSN99.com, The Problem Solving Network.

Teach One Feed One

When Darnell Hinton took it upon himself to buy some pizzas for hungry folks in Philadelphia he had no idea that this one simple act of service would ultimately be his way back to sobriety. Darnell is the President of the non- profit “TEACH ONE FEED ONE “(www.teachonefeedone.org )and he shares his story and his work helping others with us on Recovery Radio.

Recovery Radio with host Steve Martorano is program dedicated to sharing stories of hope for all of the individuals and families that suffer from addiction. The show is brought to you by Retreat Behavioral Health & WPSN99.com, The Problem Solving Network.

Criminal Stigma

Dr. Jennifer Murphy joins us on this edition of Recovery Radio. Dr. Murphy is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Penn State Berks. Her work there covers areas regarding drug use, criminal justice, drug courts as well as the changing attitudes with respect to substance abuse as a disease rather than a moral failure.

Recovery Radio with host Steve Martorano is program dedicated to sharing stories of hope for all of the individuals and families that suffer from addiction. The show is brought to you by Retreat Behavioral Health & WPSN99.com, The Problem Solving Network.

The Middle School Years

Andy Mullen has spent nearly 20 years as a middle school guidance counselor. Andy, a published author joins us as our guide through the often bewildering world of middle schoolers as we discuss their challenges, fears and hopes.

Recovery Radio with host Steve Martorano is program dedicated to sharing stories of hope for all of the individuals and families that suffer from addiction. The show is brought to you by Retreat Behavioral Health & WPSN99.com, The Problem Solving Network.

Recovery Month:

September is “Recovery Month” a series of nationwide events intended to shine a light on the issues surrounding substance abuse and treatment.

Our guests are Jennifer King and Hank Owens of The Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Jennifer is the council’s Executive Director, Hank the manager of the Philadelphia office of ProAct. Together, along with their colleagues, they are the driving force behind “Recovery Walks” on September 21 in Philadelphia. The walk, in its 20th year, expects to draw over 30,000 people.

Recovery Radio with host Steve Martorano is a program dedicated to sharing stories of hope for all of the individuals and families that suffer from addiction. The show is brought to you by Retreat Behavioral Health & WPSN99.com, The Problem Solving Network.

In Memory Of Sean:

Jenny Mercandetti met Sean Mehal and fell in love. Jenny will tell you that “Sean was the love of my life.” One year later their dreams of a life together were shattered when Sean died of a drug overdose.

Jenny joins us with her very unfortunate but all too familiar story. She’ll explain how she has taken this terrible loss and turned it into something positive, The Mighty Mehal Foundation in Sean’s memory.

Recovery Radio with host Steve Martorano is a program dedicated to sharing stories of hope for all of the individuals and families that suffer from addiction. The show is brought to you by Retreat Behavioral Health & WPSN99.com, The Problem Solving Network.

The Demons Within:

Ray Newlin, a lifelong resident of Lancaster PA. Ray was born and raised here and Has seen the effects of addiction first hand. His family life was fraught with early hardships, from his mother dying when he was young to a father who struggled with alcoholism. Ray has had his own demons, addictions, and challenges too.

He joins us with his story of recovery and the work he now devotes himself to in helping others battle their demons.

Recovery Radio with host Steve Martorano is program dedicated to sharing stories of hope for all of the individuals and families that suffer from addiction. The show is brought to you by Retreat Behavioral Health & WPSN99.com, The Problem Solving Network.

Overdose Awareness

Overdose awareness is the topic on this edition of Recovery Radio as we welcome Maggie Hunt, Director of Alumni Services/ Business Development Manager for Retreat and Annie R. to the program.

Annie shares with us her experiences overdosing more than twenty times.

Harm Reduction

Over twelve years ago Devin Reaves turned his life around from one of substance abuse to one of advocacy and service. As Executive Director and co- Founder of The Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition, Devin works tirelessly to help educate the public and our elected officials on the need for comprehensive harm reduction programs.

Are Young Adults In Crisis?

Today’s teenagers and young adults are in the midst of what experts are calling a nation mental health crisis. The reasons for this crisis and the measures needed to treatment the problem is the topic of this episode of Recovery Radio.

Joining for the discussion of trauma is Liza Piekarsky, Community Relation Representative with Retreat West Palm Beach is our guest.

The State Of Addiction Treatment

Peter Schorr, Founder and CEO of Retreat Behavioral Health joins us this time on Recovery Radio. Peter brings his unique perspective and four decades experience dealing with the issues regarding behavioral health to our discussion this week.

Free Help

Amy Federer is the Office & Special Projects Coordinator for the Philadelphia branch of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Health.

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots organization providing services, free of charge, for people struggling with substance abuse and/or mental health issues.

Amy joins us to explain NAMI’s programs and to remind people that there is help out there.

From Grim To Triumph

Alan J. West joins us on this edition of Recovery Radio with his remarkable story of starting life in one grim circumstance and triumphing to where he is today; producer, writer, director. Alan’s work has been shaped by his life, struggles and victories.

Alan is also a panelist at Retreat’s W. Palm Beach event on July 24, 2019, entitled “ Mental Health Crisis. Protecting our Youth.”

Catching Suicide?

Suicide is now the second leading cause of death among young people. We explore some of the reasons this may be happening and probe the question of whether someone can “ catch “ suicide.

Dr. Linda Mills, Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice Provost at New York University is our guest on this episode of Recovery Radio. Dr Mills work as an academic and film maker attempts to shed light on the topic of youth suicide.

The 211

211 Helpline, a national phone number which provides crisis resource information to individuals and families in need of support.

Sharon L’ Herrou is 211’s President and CEO and our guest on this episode of Recovery Radio. Sharon will also be a panelist for Retreat Behavioral Health’s discussion “Mental Health Crisis. Protecting our Youth” July 24 in W. Palm Beach.

A Young Mans Mission: The Cameron Kasky Story

Cameron Kasky survived the mass shooting at his high school back in 2018. He went on to become a leading voice in the gun control movement.

Today as his advocacy continuing he has turned his attention to another threat to his generation: social media.

Cameron Kasky, next time on Recovery Radio.

Her Story Inspired A Movie

Marisa Vitali, a Brooklyn based actress, writer and producer joins us on this edition for a frank discussion of her struggle with substance abuse and her eventual road to recovery.

Marisa produced, wrote and acts in a short film, “Grace” based on her battle with heroin addiction.

The Impact Of Social Media

Depending upon who you ask, social media is either a great gift or the destroyer of our culture. The truth, as usual, lies somewhere in between. To help us sort it all out we’re joined by Retreat primary therapist Diane Illington. Diane’s work with adolescents in this area will shed light on what’s going on online. Social Media’s impact on the young. This time on Recovery Radio.

The Holistic Role In Recovery

What’s gardening have to do with mental health? Quite a bit actually. Along with other “holistic “ therapies these often very old techniques are helping people cope with a wide range of behavioral issues. Kate Ramsey, Clinical Director at Retreat Behavioral Health explains it all to us in this episode of Recovery Radio.

Helping Our Veterans

Rodney Throne and Michael French, veterans both, join us this Memorial Weekend with their “war stories.” War in the Middle East as well as their battles with substance abuse and post traumatic stress.The focus is on the nation’s veterans and their care and behavioral health treatment.

“These Kids Today”

Liza Piekarsky joins us on this edition of Recovery Radio. Liza is a licensed Mental Health counselor with a background in work with adolescents and young adults. With estimates as high as 1 in 5 young people suffering from some sort of mental health issue, it’s more important than ever to understand “ these kids today.”

Nursing In Addiction Treatment

There are over 4 million registered nursing working today in the country and the work and care they provide is invaluable to the nation’s overall health and wellness. In recognition of the role of nursing “National Nurses Week” is celebrated yearly during the first week in May. Joining us this week is Melissa Callahan, CRNP and Director of Nursing for Retreat Behavioral Health.

The Power Of Different

In her book “The Power of Different,” psychiatrist and author Gail Saltz makes her case that not all differences are disorders. In fact, Dr. Saltz makes the case that there’s a definite link between disorder and creativity — and shares her insights with our host Steve Martorano on “Recovery Radio.”

Equine Therapy In Recovery

Dogs may be “man’s best friend” but don’t tell that to Liz Olszewski. Liz is an equine specialist joining us to discuss her work with both adults in recovery and children of addiction and the role horses have in their treatment.
Equine therapy, next time on Recovery Radio.

History Of Medicine & Addiction

Thomas Hager, author and historian of medicine and science joins us to discuss his latest book, “Ten Drugs. How Plants, Powders and Pills have shaped the History of Medicine.”

Opioids, which form the core of Hager’s book, will be of particular interest to us as the epidemic of its abuse rages on. According to the author this isn’t the first time this has happened.

The Sobriety App Loosid & More…

A doubleheader on this week’s Recovery Radio as we welcome Retreat Behavioral Health’s COO, Ken Kosza to join us for the first half of the show. Ken brings us up to speed on the intersection of mental health and substance abuse treatment.

MJ Gottlieb is a serial entrepreneur who created an app, “Loosid”. The app is offered to the sober community as a powerful tool enabling them to have a whole social life and stay sober. Sobriety, yes there is an app for that too.

What’s Being Done In Pennsylvania?

From the moment she assumed the office of Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine has made dealing with the Commonwealth ‘s opioid abuse problems a major priority.

Dr.Levine joins us on Recovery Radio to discuss what’s being done and what further needs to happen to stem the tide of this devastating epidemic.

Nutrition & Recovery

March is National Nutrition Month so this week we’re in the kitchen with Retreat’s Chef Manager Quinn Hacker. Quinn joins us with the details on his role in not only feeding folks in recovery but also using nutrition as a tool to aid in the patient in a healthy recovery.

Black Balloon Day

For the fourth year now, March 6th has been set aside by communities everywhere as “ Black Balloon Day”. BBD is intended to remember those lost to substance abuse and raise awareness of the threat we all face.

Co-founder of Black Balloon Day, Diane Hurley joins us to share her family’s story of addiction and loss and what they’re doing now to keep the memory of their loved one alive.

Addiction Treatment For Veterans

Our nation’s veterans are no less likely to suffer from substance abuse than any other group. In fact veterans may be in even greater risk from the disease of addiction. We take a look at veterans, substance abuse and their treatment this time on Recovery Radio with our guest Kasey Creeden, Retreat’s Associate Director of Admissions.

Addiction Psychiatry With Aldo Morales

This week on Recovery Radio, substance abuse and co occurring disorders, what are they, why do they matter and how are they treated. Joining for this discussion is Dr Aldo Morales, Medical Director for Retreat Palm Beach. Dr. Morales specializes in addiction psychiatry.

Avril B Shares Her Story

Avril Baker is a member in good standing of Retreat’s Alumni Group. She’s our guest this week sharing with us her battle with substance abuse and her now successful sobriety. Avril is another reminder that folks can and do overcome this disease.

DV8 The Restaurant & Why All The Staff Is In Recover

Restaurant owners Rob and Diane Perez had a problem ; their employees were dying, 13 in just 10 years. That’s when they decided to do something about it. The result is their latest restaurant DV8. It is staffed completely by folks in active recovery. The food’s good and the plan is working. How they’re giving people a real second chance, this week on Recovery Radio.

Recovery Radio: Guest Craig Rodenberger

The road back from substance abuse takes many turns, financial is one the most important. To take us through the path to regaining one’s financial health while in recovery ,we’re joined this week by Craig Rodenberger and John Stauffer of Ephrata National Bank.

Recovery Radio: Guest Kate Ramsey

Is this the Golden Age of Anxiety? Maybe not but dealing with anxiety and substance abuse is possible. Retreat Clinical Supervisor kate Ramsey joins us this week in a wide ranging discussion on treating and dealing with anxiety.

Recovery Radio: A celebration of community and recovery

This week on Recovery Radio we review this year’s annual Retreat Fall Fest, a celebration of community and recovery.

Recovery Radio: Guest Amanda Kimball

The disease of addiction effects everyone it comes in contact with including the professionals tasked with treating it. Avoiding burnout is the topic of this week’s Recovery Radio with our guests Amanda Kimball, Clinical Supervsior and Terri Labik, nurse of Retreat.

Recovery Radio: Guest Nick joins

In spite of what you may believe, not all the news surrounding substance abuse is grim. In fact there is the good news of recovery. Millions of people are living in long term successful sobriety and Nick Antos is one of those millions. Nick joins us this week with his story of battling the disease of addiction and his now 6 years of sobriety.

Recovery Radio: Guest Melissa Callahan

One of the many tragic effects of substance abuse has been the rise in cases of hepatitis C, a serious but treatable liver disease. Melissa Callahan, nurse practitioner and Director of Nursing at Retreat and Kevin Morales who has been treated successful for hep C, join us this week on Recovery Radio.

Recovery Radio: Guest Yannick Harris

Yannick Harris got sober on the 4th of July, four years ago. He joins us this week with his story of “independence “ from substance abuse and his new sober life.

Recovery Radio: Guest Mary Semple

Continuing our coverage of National Recovery Month we are joined this week by Mary Semple, Retreat’s Intake Team Leader. Mary is often the first person one meets when entering treatment. She knows the experience well. After years of substance abuse herself Mary is now into her third year of sobriety.

Recovery Radio: Guest Patricia Rosen

Patricia Rosen is a mother who among so many others lost a child to substance abuse. From this tragedy Patricia created and publishes the magazine The Sober World. She joins us this week on Recovery Radio with the story of her son’s overdose and the work she now does in his memory helping others facing addiction.

Recovery Radio: Guest Chris Hecker

August 31 makes the beginning of Overdose Awareness Month, an annual event dedicated to remembering overdose victims and educating the public on overdose’s deadly toll. We’re joined this week by Retreat’s transportation manager Chris Hecker and recovering substance abuser Brian Doherty to take an in-depth look at overdose.

Recovery Radio: Guest Stephanie Soukas

There are over 20 million stories of successful recovery in America today. Stephanie Soukas joins us this week on Recovery Radio with hers. Another member of Retreat’s Alumni Group, Stephanie shares with us her journey through substance abuse and her new found sober life.

Recovery Radio: Guest Donna Pellegrino

When addiction strikes where does one turn for answers and help? What does successful treatment actually mean? What causes addiction? And when seeking treatment how best to separate the “good guys” from the “bad”? Donna Pellegrino, V.P. of MapHealth, joins us this with to answer these questions as we look at Addiction and its treatment this week on Recovery Radio. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Michael King

Michael King is raising an army. An army dedicated to fighting the disease of addiction. Michael is Director of Outreach for “Facing Addiction”, a non-profit organization created to provide the public with the tools and information necessary help to stem the tide of substance abuse in American. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Lauren Ackerman has seen more trouble and heartache than most 22 year olds. A victim of childhood sexual abuse, Lauren has also battled substance abuse for most of her young life. Sober now, Lauren joins us to tell her story and share her hopes for a substance free future.

Recovery Radio: Guest Dr Connie Andrejko

The toll taken by opioid abuse is nowhere more heartbreaking than in the infant child, born addicted. Dr Connie Andrejko joins us this week to describe her work in the field of neonatal/pediatric medicine saving the lives of these babies, the most innocent victims of all. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Kaitlin Murphy

Kaitlin Murphy was the “all American girl next door,” and then became another tragic example of substance abuse. Kaitlin’s drug overdose 6 years ago devastated the Murphy clan but it did not destroy them. The Kaitlin Murphy Foundation is now engaged it the fight against addiction. Sean, Kaitlin’s brother, is our guest this week on Recovery Radio to explain the work they do in Kaitlin’s memory.

Recovery Radio: Guest Charlie Stevenson

Charlie Stevenson knows addiction. He also knows recovery. Charlie joins us this week on Recovery Radio to share with us the story of his battle with substance abuse and his now sober and full life. He will also describe the role of Retreat’s Alumni Group in his recovery. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Lt. Eric Wood

Lt. Eric Wood is a cop. His beat is not the mean streets of a big city but the upper middle class town of Westport, Conneticut. And Westport, like so many other American communities, has a drug crisis. This crisis has changed forever when Eric Wood polices his town. He is our guest this week on Recovery Radio to describe police work in the age of opioids. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Courtney Brennan

Courtney Brennan knew she had to deal with her substance abuse problems. Courtney joins us this week to share her story of trauma, addiction and recovery. She describes how her sobriety has changed her life just in time to welcome her baby daughter into the world. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Jillian Bauer-Reese

Substance abuse is very much in the news today and that’s a good thing. Covering the story of addiction is an ever changing challenge for today’s journalists. Preparing them for this task is Jillian Bauer-Reese. Jillian, in her Temple University journalism classes, instructs her students in an effort to produce new and better ways to explain addiction to the public. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Kris Conor

On this Father’s Day weekend Recovery Radio takes a close look at the role of dad’s in recovery. Our guest is Kris Conor. Kris will share his story of substance abuse, multiple treatment attempts and his eventual sobriety. And he’s now a brand new father too boot. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Jason Oliver

Jason Oliver doesn’t actually convince folks to seek substance treatment, he actually drives them there. Jason works in Retreats transportation department and is in many ways the first step on the road to recovery. Join us for his story and the stories he tells of others on the road to recovery. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Kimberly Thorpe

Kimberly Thorpe is a survivor who turned her struggles with substance abuse into successful sobriety and a new career helping others overcome addiction. Kimmy is our guest this week on Recovery Radio to share her encouraging story. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest B.-Stone

The host and creators of “Addiction Unplugged,” a brand new reality- based television program dealing with substance abuse and the people it affects, join us this week to discuss their program, its mission and Retreat’s involvement in their production. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Steve Barndt

Steve Barndt is enjoying over 15 years of personal recovery and he has put his sober life to great use serving others battling substance abuse. As Executive Director of The Just For Today Recovery and Veterans Support Services, Steve has spent the last 15 years deeply involved in local recovery communities and groups helping veterans in need. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Jason Bannon

Jason Bannon joins us this week for a wide ranging discussion on his own battle with substance abuse, his successful recovery and his work as a union assistance professional with The Communication Workers of America. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Matt Reeves

With so much bad news surrounding substance abuse it’s important to remind ourselves that there are success stories too. If fact millions of them. This week Recovery Radio welcomes Matt Reeves, a member of Retreat’s Alumni Group and one of those success stories. Retreat’s Director of Alumni Services, Maggie Hunt joins us as well. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Donna DeLuca

Donna DeLuca knows from personal experience that it often takes a village to fight substance abuse. Donna and her son Matt join us this week with their family’s story of addiction and recovery as well as explaining the work they do showing others how to survive this disease. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Carol Burkett

The opioid epidemic is nothing new to the people of Orange County Florida. In 1990, reacting to a spike in over dose deaths the county created the Orange County Drug Free Coalition. The Coalition reaches out to stakeholders engaged in The fight against drug/alcohol abuse. Carol Burkett from the Coalition is our guest this week on Recovery Radio. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Sean Rogers

Sean Rogers knows what it takes to battle addiction and achieve sobriety and now he works to help others battle this disease .Sean joins us this week to share his story of abuse and recovery, his work as a recovery coach and his involvement with the group Young People in Recovery. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Katie Bean

College is a challenging time for anyone, more so for young people in school and in recovery. Katie Bean at St Joe’s University works with their students through the school’s wellness, alcohol & drug awareness program ( WADE ) to support healthy lifestyle choices. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Caroline Fenkel

Caroline Fenkel, MSS, LCSW is the Executive Director of the Centers for Families in Malvern, Pa. Caroline joins us this week to discuss her work with adolescents and their families as they confront the increasingly stressful teenage years. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Vanina Hochman

Vanina Hochman, Retreat Palm Beach, joins us this week to discuss Retreat’s outreach efforts into the Hispanic community. Vanina will talk about bringing down barriers to treatment for this large and growing minority. She also discusses Retreat’s recent designation as only one of twelve treatment facilities recognized by the Aetna Institute of Quality. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Maggie Hunt

This week’s Recovery Radio offers another “voice in recovery” from Retreat’s Alumni Group. The group’s director Maggie Hunt will introduce us to Laura Mc Common. Laura will share with us her journey to sobriety. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Kelly Efchak

Fighting the disease of addiction has taken on a new, more urgent meaning and in New Jersey where the fight is a very pro-active affair. Kelly Efchak, Retreat’s Community Relations Representative joins us along with Alton Robinson of the Center for Addiction Education and Success, CARE, and Morris County NJ Sheriff James Gannon tell us what’s happening in the Garden State. Content Provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Teresa Best

Millions of people live in long term successful recovery. Teresa Best a member one such person as well as a member of Retreat’s Alumni group. Teresa joins us this week along with Retreat’s Director of Alumni Services for another in our series of voices in recovery. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Jennifer Michalski

Jennifer Michalski is our guest this week on Recovery Radio. Through Retreat and their Community Advisory Partnership, Jennifer works to strengthen the ties between Retreat and the communities they serve. We are also joined by Maggie Hunt. Maggie explains the role of the Retreat alumni group in this process. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Maggie Hunt

Maggie Hunt , Director of Retreat’s alumni services, joins us again this week and introduces us to another member of that group, Katie Newman. Katie is a great example of someone dedicated to the process of long term, successful sobriety. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Amanda Kimball

Retreat Clinical Supervisor Amanda Kimball joins us this week along with her colleague Mark Oleski. Mark is a licensed clinical psychologist at Retreat and will help us understand the role of identity in addiction, relapse and recovery. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Maggie Hunt

You’ve heard the expression; “ There’s an app for that.” As technology plays a growing role in recovery we are joined by Retreat’s Maggie Hunt. Maggie is joined by Colin Polidar who created an application for Retreat’s alumni group. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Deb Beck

Deb Beck is President of the Drug and Alcohol Services Providers, DASPOP. As such Deb works as a strong advocate for not only treatment providers but also the families effected by the disease of addiction and lobbies law makers for the legislation necessary to fight back. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Dr. Joseph Troncale

MAT: Medicine Assisted Treatment for substance abuse. Under proper care and administration using drugs in the treatment of addiction can save lives. Dr. Joseph Troncale, Medical Director for Retreat sorts it all out for us this week on Recovery Radio. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest David Goleski

Addiction is a family affair. No one knows this better than our guest this week David Goleski. David, a member in good standing of Retreat’s alumni group, is working on over three year of sobriety. He joins us to share his family’s struggles with addiction, his own and how he manages his successful recovery. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Adam Warlow

For this year’s final show, Recovery Radio shares another success story. Adam Warlow is a proud member of Retreat’s growing alumni group. Adam relates his struggles with addiction and his path to sobriety. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Amanda Kimball and Chris Hecker

The holidays can be challenging during early recovery. This week Retreat Clinical Supervisor Amanda Kimball and transportation manager Chris Hecker join us to discuss relapse prevention at this time of the year. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Lui Delgado

Lui Delgado, aka “The Dope Doctor,” joins us this week with his story of addiction, recovery and broadcasting his message of hope. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Chera Kowalski

Chera Kowalski is a librarian in the Philadelphia Public Library system. In addition to her library duties, Chera saves the lives of people overdosing on heroin. Join us for her story this week on Recovery Radio. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Nancy Marcus Newman

Nancy Marcus Newman, lawyer, artist and advocate for young people and their families dealing with issues surrounding substance abuse and recovery as well as her involvement with The Haven at Drexel University. Samantha Osterlof, Retreat’s outreach manager will also join in this important discussion. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Louie DiMonaco

Louie DiMonaco is working on 15 years of sobriety. Louie joins us this week with his story of addiction, his search for something larger than himself and the almost impossible act he once considered while under the influence of his disease. Listen to this week’s edition of Recovery Radio. You will not forget it soon. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Garrett Cooper

Garrett Cooper is on the front lines in the battle against opioid addiction which is ravaging the nation. Garrett’s patient base is made up of young people in the twenties, a particularly hard hit group.

Recovery Radio: Guest Brad Peffer

Brad Peffer knows all too well the truth about addiction as a family disease. Brad joins us to share the story of his family’s battle with drug and alcohol abuse and the role of the family in recovery process. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Maggie Hunt

Maggie Hunt, Corporate Alumni Coordinator at Retreat, joins us this week to explain the role of the alumni in the recovery process. With her is David Leis. David shares his story of addiction and recovery and the benefits of a strong support system. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Gina Thorne

Alumni groups serve a much larger role in addiction treatment than might be apparent. Gina Thorne serves as board President for TPAS, Treatment Professionals in Alumni Services, and explains the importance of alumni groups and services they provide. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County

Recovery Radio: Guest David Goleski

David Goleski is one of millions of people who have succeeded in conquering their substance abuse disease. As a proud member of Retreat’s Alumni group, David joins us this week to tell his story of addiction and recovery.

Recovery Radio: Guest Carmen Capozzi

When the Capozzi family lost their 20 year old son to the disease of addiction they fought their way through the grief, pain and confusion to form “Sage’s Army,”a non- profit dedicated to helping individuals and families effected by addiction. Carmen Capozzi joins us this week with the story of one family’s journey through this awful experience. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Recovery Radio at Fall Fest!

Recovery Radio at Fall Fest! Each autumn Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers celebrates their anniversary with clients, alumni and area neighbors. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Jack Sodak

Jack Sodak, Director of outpatient services for Retreat joins us this week to discuss codependency and addiction’s impact on the family. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Tony Luke Jr.

Tony Luke Jr. has spent a lifetime talking about and making some of Philadelphia’s best sandwiches. Now he has something else on his mind; the disease of addiction which claimed his 35 year old son Tony III. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Sarah Naylor

Sarah Naylor joins us this week on Recovery Radio. Sarah is sober and a proud member of Retreat’s alumni group. It’s another in our series of “voices in recovery.

Recovery Radio: Guest Eric Snyder

This week on Recovery Radio; another success story from an alumni of Retreat Premier Addiction Centers. Eric Snyder shares with us his story of substance abuse and his eventually road to sobriety.

Recovery Radio: Guest Karen Reass

You may have seen them on reality television, interventions. Is what they show the truth? Join us this week on Recovery Radio as we welcome certified clinical interventionist Karen Reass. Everything you need to know about interventions, Saturday at 6p.

Recovery Radio: Guest Fran Peffer

Among Retreat’s proudest accomplishments is their growing alumni group. This week on Recovery Radio we heard from member Fran Peffer. Fran joins us with a story of substance abuse, its toll on her and her family as well as her successful recovery.

Recovery Radio: Guest Peter Schorr

Peter Schorr, founder and CEO and Ken Kosza, COO of Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers join us this Saturday for a broad overview of the state of addiction and treatment.

Recovery Radio: Guest Maggie Hunt

Maggie Hunt, Alumni Coordinator joins us to discuss the alumni program at Retreat as well as her 8 years of sobriety. But the thing she’s most proud of is her father’s sobriety.

Recovery Radio: Guest April Hartman

April Hartman is the sort of person who is “goal oriented.” Her goal these days is making music with her friends and staying sober. April shares her story of recovery with us this week on Recovery Radio.

Recovery Radio: Guest Kate Ramsey

If “all the world’s a stage” can the theater help in drug and alcohol recovery? Kate Ramsey, therapist at Retreat at Lancaster County and a Yale University graduate who majored in drama, tells us how she incorporates this training into a new treatment program at Retreat. Join us “backstage” for an interesting look at the many new ways to treat substance abuse. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Sean Neifert

The road to recovery can often be bumpy. Sean Neifert knows all about what it takes to stay sober. Sean shares his story of addiction and recovery and how sometimes the best thing to do is just go fishin’. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Jerry Murphy

Jerry Murphy is a little bit country and a whole lot sober. “Murph”, as he’s know to his Lancaster County radio listeners, joins us this week to discuss his life “spinning the hits”, consulting recovering addicts and maintaining his own sobriety for almost 30 years. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Frank Arena

Frank Arena lost his mother to a drug overdose when he was 13 years old and his kidney to cancer as an adult. In spite of all this Frank managed to get his own addiction under control through it all. He joins us this week with his inspiring story of 28 years sober. Content Provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Paul Kurlancheek

Milllions of people are now living in long term successful recovery but not before learning to deal with stress and anxiety. This Saturday clinical specialist Paul Kurlancheek, Retreat at Palm Beach, joins us to discuss this issue and describe the techniques and coping skills necessary. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Christopher Spositi

Christopher Spositi has spend most of his life helping others. First in the military then in law enforcement. Chris continues his admirable service to others with a career in the field of recovery as Shift Administrator at Retreat Palm Beach. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Sam Quinones

This week: “Dreamland. The True Story of America’s Opiate Epidemic.” Author and journalist Sam Quinones reporting on opiate abuse is an alarming tale of a country in crisis fighting the devastating effects of substance abuse. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Bradley Jaffa

Addiction treatment. What are the real goals of treating the disease of addiction and what incentives work best in order to increase their chances of success? These and other topics feature prominently this week in our discussion with Therapist Bradley Jaffa. Bradley will also take us through the role mental health plays in the treatment of substance abuse. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Therapist Monica Walling

Therapist Monica Walling highlights the toll addiction takes on the entire family as they seek treatment for their loved ones. Addiction. The family disease, this week on Recovery Radio. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Dr. Joseph Troncale

Retreat at Lancaster County’s Medical Director, Dr. Joseph Troncale discusses Medication-Assisted Therapy. Dr. Troncale will delve into the history of opiate addiction and various options for treatment. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Stacey MaGee

Stacey MaGee will discuss his recovery experience this week with our host, Steve Martorano. Stacey goes on to talk about how he got into the field of Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation touching on possible trends seen in this industry such as pain management, therapy, etc. He will also dive into his role as a therapist and what that means to his patients. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Maggie Hunt

Maggie Hunt, Corporate Alumni Coordinator, shares her personal experience in recovery while incorporating the significance of Retreat’s Alumni Association. Maggie brings Dan B, an alumni of Retreat to talk about his battle with addiction and why an alumni association is so critical in early sobriety. The alumni association offers connectedness within peers, camaraderie and fellowship among our alumni. It gives them an opportunity to be invested with Retreat, a safe place that helped begin their process to recovery. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Nick Landry & Amanda Kriberney

Nick Landry & Amanda Kriberney, two therapists from Retreat at Palm Beach, discuss the relationship between trauma and addiction. They also touch on the differences between the Journey track group from other Retreat tracks. On this episode we’ll provide background and education on the guilt and shame relating to trauma as well as types of trauma. Content provided by Retreat at Lancaster County.

Recovery Radio: Guest Tom Garofola

Tom Garofola, Chief Marketing Officer talks about Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers’ history and Peter Schorr, CEO’s vision for the future. Tom will also discuss the current state of the addiction treatment industry, especially in South Florida where Retreat is a leading catalyst for positive change.

Recovery Radio: Guest Tom Connell

Tom Connell, one of Retreat’s top Community Relations Representatives discusses his role at the company, what it means to represent a facility and his own personal story of success.

Recovery Radio: Guest Dr. Joseph Troncale

Retreat at Lancaster County’s Medical Director, Dr. Joseph Troncale discusses Medication-Assisted Therapy. Dr. Troncale will delve into the history of opiate addiction and various options for treatment.

Recovery Radio: Guest Grace Shober

Grace Shober & her father, Phil Shober are guests on this jam-packed show. Grace will discuss what lead to her addiction and how her father’s love for his daughter enabled her through 14 episodes of care. After Grace’s father cut her off, she hit rock bottom and lost everything. During this time, Grace’s parents opened their own Sober House called “Grace House” after their daughter. They decided if they couldn’t save their daughter, maybe they could save someone else. Fortunately Grace found Sobriety and now works for Retreat.

Recovery Radio: Guest Jared Smith

When Jared Smith took his first drink at the age of 11 it seemed innocent enough. However his addiction began while trying to manage sports and school with drugs & drinking. As his dependency progressed he realized he needed help. Jared went to his first treatment center before his senior year. It took 10 rehabilitation facilities, 4 recovery houses not to mention numerous bouts of homlessness before sobriety stuck. After a year of sobriety he became a driver for Retreat before moving into the Outreach Department.

Recovery Radio: Guest Peter Schorr

With the expansion of Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers, CEO & Founder Peter Schorr discusses the effect opening a new facility in Florida will make on the surrounding community. On June 2nd, 2016 Retreat at Palm Beach celebrated their Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting & dinner for esteemed guests as well as an open house to the public. The following Tuesday, they opened their doors to receive patients.

Recovery Radio: Guest Jack Sodak

Jack Sodak, Director of Outpatient Services discusses what shame is and the difference between unhealthy shame and healthy shame. He will also address Guilt & Shame and how they are different as well as reviewing the cyclic process of addictive behaviors fueled by shame. The goal is learning to express pain and caring for ones self. Mr. Sodak will also give clinical case examples of how to address and resolve shame effectively.

Recovery Radio: Guest Amanda Kimball

The holidays are a stressful time for most people, but those recently achieving sobriety can face many hurdles that most of us take for granted. Amanda Kimball, Clinical Supervisor of Outpatient Services and Chris Hecker, will discuss triggers, stress, and finding support. Chris will share how he gets through the holidays successfully and sober. They will also discuss how families can support their loved ones in recovery during this time.

Recovery Radio: Guest Ray Newlin

Another member of our alumni team opens up about his struggles with addiction and his rise to sobriety. Ray Newlin, who now heads the Transportation Department at our Lancaster County, PA facility, talks about how the odds were against him at a young age. With the loss of his mother at age 6 to cancer to growing up with an alcoholic father, his troubled past lead to drinking and druguse starting in highschool. After stints in and out of jail, Ray began the path to sobriety at the age of 28. After the death of his father and a few relapses he finally got his life together and has become a huge asset.

Recovery Radio: Guest Jack Sodak

Jack Sodak, Director of Outpatient Services discusses adolescent substance abuse and the needs of teens when looking for treatment. He’ll discuss the vulnerabilities and key factors in addressing the treatment needs of teens. Jack will also discuss how family members and others can assist teens struggling with substance abuse as well as the needs and developmental traits of teens.

Recovery Radio: Guest Amanda Kimball

Outpatient Clinical Supervisor Amanda Kimball is joined by several alumni who will discuss their heartbreaking stories of life in active addiction. These four recovering alcoholics/addicts will then speak about how grateful they are for their amazing journeys to getting and staying sober and what recovery looks like to them.

Recovery Radio: Guest Bobby Bunyon and Jarel Gallman

Bobby Bunyon and Jarel Gallman will be discussing the relapse process. Alcoholism and drug addiction are chronic and progressive diseases. As such, the recovery process is a life long journey that requires continued work on behalf of the individual and their support system. We will be discussing expectations for the recovery process, the road to relapse and the role of both the individual as well as their family and other supports in both.

Recovery Radio: Guest Shane McFarland

Intake Coordinator, Shane McFarland talks about his journey to recovery, strength in sobriety and his transition from working in finance to helping those struggling with addiction. Shane will discuss what his job entails and how he is helping others receive the help they need.

Recovery Radio: Guest Patti Weisbrod

Retreat at Palm Beach’s Detox Manager, Patti Weisbrod disusses her journey of addiction to pain medication. After attending a rehabilitation center and becoming sober, Patti secured a position in the Admissions Department and quickly worked her way to a Primary Therapist position. A few years later she became the Lead Primary Therapist before moving to Florida to help open our new Palm Beach facility.

Recovery Radio: Guest Lee Fraum

Lee Fraum came to Retreat at Palm Beach after a very eclectic career which had him in radio, TV & acting. Years later he decided to pursue a career in medicine and begin his own private practice. Lee discusses how his own experience with addiction affected each different career path. Six years ago an intervention began his journey to recovery. Lee also discusses how his addiction & sobriety affected his family dynamics and what led him to a career in addiction recovery as a Team Therapist.

Recovery Radio: Guest Ken Kosza

Ken Kosza, Chief Operating Officer of Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers is featured on this weeks edition of Recovery Radio. Ken talks about the continuum of care and Retreat’s vision for treatment of substance abuse. Ken also discusses access to treatment and todays opiate epidemic.

Recovery Radio: Guest Dave Dunkel

Dave Dunkel, a Community Relations Representative for Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers with nearly thirty years in the drug and alcohol field, discusses his professional and personal journey. Dave shares his own recovery story and reflects on how addiction treatment has changed over the years that he has been in the field. Dave’s story will be inspiring to anyone who is impacted either directly or indirectly by the disease of addiction.

Recovery Radio: Guest Brian Hayes

Retreat’s Recreational Specialist, Brian Hayes talks about the importance of Holistic Therapies and how Recreational Therapy offers balance and equilibrium while reinforcing healthy habits during a patients’stay at Retreat. The recreational program educates patients on healthy practices through diet and exercise in hopes of establishing a strong foundation for patients to build upon while in early recovery.

Recovery Radio: Guest Staff Members

Two of Retreat’s alumni (and now staff members) discuss their roles in patient Aftercare and the importance. While there are different levels of care available to patients there are also different hurdles that Outreach Specialists help patients through to ensure they receive the care they need once they complete treatment.

Recovery Radio: Guest Thomas Longenecker

Primary Clinical Therapist, Thomas Longenecker, discusses his work with patients who have dealt with trauma and how it effects their life and addiction. Often times in early recovery, when the substance is all gone, there can be a standard deflation of mood, then the patient will start to experience emotions that they haven’t experienced in a long time. These emotions can be huge, powerful and overwhelming. As a clinician, it’s their job to provide patients an outlet to safely express their emotions with someone who can guide and help them through their processing.

Recovery Radio: Guest Tyler Foster

Tyler Foster, one of Retreat’s Lead LPNs, will discuss the world of addiction and the role nursing and medicine play in it. Psychotropic medications and a mental health diagnosis can go hand in hand with those suffering from the disease of addiction known as dual diagnosis. Also addressed in this segment will be the stigma that surrounds the mental health diagnosis to the different types of medications associated with them.

Recovery Radio: Guest Ryan Osterlof

Ryan Osterlof, one of Retreat’s Senior Marketing Coordinators, discusses his past addiction and how it effected his life and family. Ryan was meant to be successful. He comes from a good family, was athletic and had many friends. When he began experimenting with alcohol and other drugs, he found a love in prescription medication. This started a vicious cycle of going in and out of treatment, being introduced to Heroin while his family relationship started to crumble. His rise to recovery started once his family was able to set boundaries and stop enabling his behavior. Today Ryan gives back by working in the Treatment Field.

Recovery Radio: Guest Jack Sodak

Our Director of Outpatient Services, Jack Sodak will briefly discuss what Outpatient Treatment entails, understanding addiction as a physical and spiritual malady as well as (PAWS) Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome. He will also talk about Retreat at Lancaster County’s new Outpatient Facility and the services we’ll provide such as our Family Education Program, Rediscover at Retreat Workshops & Adolescent Programming.

Recovery Radio: Guest Andrew Beyer

Clinical Specialist, Andrew Beyer discusses his circuitous route to recovery after struggling with addiction. Andrew had two very different experiences with treatment at 15 & 19. Eventually his son’s own struggle with addiction was a catalyst for them both to achieve sobriety. He will also discuss the difference between treatment and recovery and how the first lays the groundwork for a new way of life.

Recovery Radio: Guest Tyler and Terri

LPNs, Tyler and Terri will discuss the growing heroin epidemic and some of the medical interventions available, such as the opiate overdose reversing drug, Naloxone. Naloxone is accessible to the public and can be easily administered. Tyler and Terri will discuss how to administer as well as explore Medication assisted recovery in this segment.

Recovery Radio: Guest Amanda Kimball

Amanda Kimball, Clinical Supervisor of Outpatient Services, and Cathy Geissler, Outpatient Therapist, discuss treating the young opiate addict. As evidenced by the growing heroin epidemic, opiate addiction is specifically difficult to treat due to various factors. Amanda and Cathy discuss barriers to treating the young opiate addict, as they talk about their experience in assisting patients identify and cope with relapse triggers and patterns. Family dynamics and managing the characteristics of a young addict.

Recovery Radio: Guest Terri Labik

Retreat’s weekly Medical Professionals group includes Health Professionals and First Responders suffering from addiction. The group is facilitated by Nursing Team Lead, Terri Labik who will discuss the unique treatment needs of Health Professionals and First Responders.

Recovery Radio: Guest Peter Schorr

With the expansion of Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers, CEO & Founder Peter Schorr discusses the effect opening a new facility in Florida will make on the surrounding community. On June 2nd, 2016 Retreat at Palm Beach celebrated their Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting & dinner for esteemed guests as well as an open house to the public. The following Tuesday, they opened their doors to receive patients.

Recovery Radio: Guest Dr. Kristi Dively

Retreat’s resident OBGYN, Dr. Kristi Dively, will discuss treating pregnant patients who are struggling with addiction. She will discuss the effects of alcohol, opioid, benzos and nicotine on the unborn fetus and as well the patient. Dr. Dively has over 10 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology, attending medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completing her residency at Memorial Hospital in York, PA.

Recovery Radio: Guest Stephanie Taylor

Retreat’s Lead Family Program Facilitator, Stephanie Taylor discusses what has changed about the thinking in family dynamics as well as the importance of family in a patient’s treatment. She will also discuss the different approaches that are used with families depending on the age of the patient.

Recovery Radio: Guest Kayla Kressler and Taylor Maxwell

Kayla Kressler and Taylor Maxwell discuss relapse and the role of the family in the person’s treatment and recovery process. Removing the substance or drug of choice is not the cure, a daily reprieve and vigilant practice as well as a change of thinking and behavior are also important parts of recovery. During the early recovery process the family is not always aware of the role they have played or the ways in which family dynamic has changed.

Recovery Radio: Guest Ryan Carmody

Retreat’s Outreach Specialist, Ryan Carmody will discuss his struggles with addiction. Starting at an early age, Ryan experimented during his youth which resulted in several treatment centers throughout his twenties and eventually becoming institutionalized throughout the process. Ryan will discuss what it means to be instiutilaized as well as his transition into sobriety and his struggle. He will also speak about his current position and what that entails

Recovery Radio: Guest Tyler Foster

Tyler Foster, a Team Lead in Retreat’s nursing department discusses his personal experience with addiction and how having someone close to you fight addiction effects your life. He will discuss the strength he found through Al-Anon and his journey to behavioral healthcare. Tyler will also talk about the role he and his fellow colleagues in the nuring deaprtment play on a day to day basis from assisting patients to working with the Medical Team.

Recovery Radio: Guest Aleza Finver and Bonnie Bair

Clinical Therapists, Aleza Finver and Bonnie Bair of Retreat at Lancaster County discuss what causes offenders behavior and what families can do to help those with a criminal mindset and addictions. They will address substance abuse issues, mental health issues and genetic predispositions. They will also discuss how to help families set boundaries and be aware of how their loved one may be manipulating them.

Recovery Radio: Guest Alumni staff members shares her journey

One of Retreat’s many alumni staff members shares her journey prior to acheiveing sobriety, what led her to Retreat as a patient and her experience in treatment. She will discuss how she made her way back to Retreat as an employee and take us through her role as an Outreach Specialist while quickly climbing up the ranks at Retreat.

Recovery Radio: Guest Alumni staff members shares her journey

One of Retreat’s many alumni staff members shares her journey prior to acheiveing sobriety, what led her to Retreat as a patient and her experience in treatment. She will discuss how she made her way back to Retreat as an employee and take us through her role as an Outreach Specialist while quickly climbing up the ranks at Retreat.

Recovery Radio: Guest Scarlett LeVan-Bunyon

Scarlett LeVan-Bunyon, MA, ATR-BC, LPC and Nick Rowe MA, MT-BC will discuss creative art therapy and how it benefits those struggling with addiction. They will also provide insight on their backgrounds and how they collaborate, adding benefit to traditional treatment.

Recovery Radio: Guest Chrissy Gariano

Chrissy Gariano, Retreat’s Chief Clinical Officer discusses her journey through the Drug and Alcohol Industry, assisting the launch of Retreat’s first inpatient facility and becoming the Chief Clinical Officer for Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers.

Recovery Radio: Guest Billy Dotts Sr

Story Of Recovery. One of Retreat’s more colorful and beloved employees, Billy Dotts Sr, discusses his journey of Recovery and his successful career at Retreat as a transportation specialist. His relationship with his older brother put him into a tailspin of drugs and alcohol including Meth beginning at the age of 14. He later transitioned into heroin before his life took a turn for the worse. Billy will also discuss what he has done to achieve and continue his sobriety.

Recovery Radio: Guest Melissa Callahan

Director of Nursing, Melissa Callahan and Kristi Dively, DO will discuss the pathophysiology of the Hepatits C Virus (HCV), how HCV is transmitted and who is at risk. Patients with addictions especially IV Drug Use (IVDU) are the population at highest risk of contracting and transmitting HCV. The #1 risk factor for infection and transmission is sharing needles . Discussion will include risk factors & newly available treatment options as well as the need for education & access to care.

Recovery Radio: Guest Bernard Sarkissian

Retreat’s Music Therapist, Bernard Sarkissian discusses his own recovery from heroin addiction and the role music played in his life. Bernard also shares a few original songs that he wrote addressing his disease and life events.

Recovery Radio: Guest Alan Trobman

Senior Director of Clinical Services, Alan Trobman discusses steps necessary to attaining treatment and intervention services for both families and individuals. Alan has over 30 years experience in the Substance Abuse industry, working in multiple facets of treatment and managed care.

Recovery Radio: Guest Melissa Callahan and Sonya Syrylo

Director of Nursing, Melissa Callahan and Clinical Supervisor, Sonya Syrylo will discuss the effects of co-dependency and enabling within the family system. The families making the choice to be a part of the solution or a part of the their loved ones active addiction.

Recovery Radio: Guest Ben McCoy

Ben McCoy discusses the application for spiritual principles in the context of recovery. His experience, both personally and professionaly gives insight into the accessibility of one of the most misunderstood components of recovery.

Recovery Radio: Guest Dr. Joe Troncale

Retreat’s Medical Director, Dr. Joe Troncale discusses Addiction as a family disease. He’ll touch on genetics, social environment as well as what family members can do to work with an addicted family member.

Recovery Radio: Guest Tom Connell and Lou Bevilacqua

With over 20 years in the Drug & Alcohol Industry, Tom Connell and Lou Bevilacqua, Psy.D. will tackle the topic of seasonal depression and how it coincides with substance abuse.

Recovery Radio: Guest Jack Sodak

Director of Outpatient Services, Jack Sodak, clarifies the internal and external symptoms of addiction. He will discuss how to access treatment if you or a loved one is struggling with this disease as well as provide helpful tips on how to support your loved on during treatment.