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.

Bedlam

Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, MD joins us on this episode of Recovery Radio. Dr. Rosenberg is a psychiatrist, lecturer and award winning film maker. His new book “Bedlam” makes the case that mental illness is the “greatest social crisis of our time.”

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.

A Soldiers Story

Andrew Henderson grew up in something like a “Norman Rockwell” painting. Supportive parents and a perfect New England community were unfortunately not enough to protect him from the substance abuse and mental health issues that derailed both his private life and his military career. Andrew joins us with his inspiring story of the road back to sobriety.

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.

Helping Those Who Serve

Tom Murphy is our guest on this episode of Recovery Radio. In his career as a mental health clinician Tom has treated many different types of patients dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues. As a former U.S. Marine Tom is also in a unique position when dealing with military veterans.

Mental health treatment for our nation’s vets is the subject of this 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.

Self Harm

Why are some many young people hurting themselves? “Self harm” is an increasingly common mental health issue for adolescents today. What causes self harm and how it is treated is the subject of this episode of Recovery Radio. Our guest Tom Longenecker, mental health clinician at Retreat Lancaster County, joins us to shed light on this growing mental health problem.

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.

Home For The Holidays

“Tis the season” as they say. The holidays, under any circumstances ,can be stressful. For people in recovery or active addiction, they can be particularly difficult. This time on Recovery Radio we tackle handling the holidays with our guests Maggie Hunt and Grace Shober of Retreat at Lancaster County. They will share their stories of managing “home for the holidays “ while in recovery.

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.

Creative Writing Is Self Therapy

Ronavia Williams believes that “the pen is mightier than the sword.” She is our guest joining us to discuss how creative writing and journaling changed her life and how she now teachers others those benefits through her group “Come Forth.”

Creative writing and journaling, this time 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.

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.