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This episode Lui & Trinity discuss regulations and the effect they have on curving drug use and the problems associated with it. This following the new regulations on vaping and vape devices.

Business Leader, National Speaker, & Author Randy Mortensen on The Couch Live. His book is called God Took Me To Las Vegas To Get Sober. Hear his very moving story and how he is now fueled to help others still suffering from addiction.

This episode Lui goes On Tour to Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers Alumni Picnic in honor of Recovery Month. Chats with the CEO Peter Schorr to discuss the inspiration behind Retreat an his mission, as well as talking with Maggie Hunt who is the Corporate Alumni Coordinator. She explains the importance of staying connected and how Retreat takes that very seriously.

This episode Lui is left alone to man the ship so he brings in Kito, the new CEO from Serenity Springs Recovery Center, to discuss that you should Never Ever Give Up.

This episode the guys discuss National Overdose Awareness Day with Peter School from Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers. It’s important to keep the public aware that we are still losing loved ones daily from a very treatable disease.

This episode the guys discuss how one of the barriers to treatment is money. How it from one perspective the system including legal, insurance, and treatment world appear to be all about the money. So the guys offer another perspective.

This episode the guys discuss how if you’re addicted and want to live then just Do The Damn Thing. We use the story of our intern, The Grasshopper Robbie Barrett to inspire.

This episode the guys discuss how people allow their philosophy about substances dictate their use, rather than their reality. They also discuss the Demi Lovato overdose and what we can learn about that.

This episode the guys are On Tour and visit JourneyPure at Bowling Green in Kentucky. They test the team on how it operates and communicates from the top down and learn more about the JourneyPure way and how they are an excellent resource for anyone suffering from a substance use disorder. Do they pass the test?

This episode the guys speak with Molly May from Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers to discuss PTSD & Veterans. They also speak with Austin Cooper from Sober Evolution.

This episode the guys discuss the difference between a Lapse and a Relapse.

This episode the guys discuss counseling and its role in the recovery process from substance use disorders.

This episode the guys talk about how the road to addiction is promoted as sexy and inviting while recovery looks boring. How can we make recovery sexy? Any ideas?

This episode the guys speak with The President of ASAM, Dr. Kelly Clark about what is working in Opioid Addiction Treatment. She is also the Chief Medical Officer of Cleanslate and has some very strong opinions on how Opioid Use Disorders should be treated differently than other use disorders.

This episode we discuss Marijuana & The Opioid Crisis with special guests, candidate for Orange County Commissioner Pete Crotty & concerned citizen and Medical Marijuana Advocate Tricia Dennis. Some say Marijuana is the answer to the crisis so see how we break it down. Btw, Sanjay Gupta & CNN Lui was serious about what he said.

This episode the guys discuss if a mental health diagnosis on an active addict is valid. They call a couple of other experts and talk about the poll they shared on social media platforms.

This episode the guys answer the question if only a person in recovery can help an addict/alcoholic.

The Dope Doctor & The Dharma Guy discuss this question. If we are in an opioid crisis and overdose pandemic then why are there so many empty beds at private rehabs and detox facilities?

This episode the guys answer the question if you are on legal heroin. They also discuss if there is difference between addiction & dependence.

This episode the guys have internet sensation, actor, & author Jessica Landon as a guest to share her story and discuss words, stigma, laughter, and recovery.

This episode the guys discuss Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and it's role in the treatment and recovery process.

This episode the guys have Attorney Matthews Bark in the studio to talk about the laws, the addict, and punishment vs. treatment. They also discuss the poll they put out on social media asking if people arrested for use related crimes should be mandated into treatment.

This episode the guys talk about recovery after treatment, meetings, & living life.  They also speak to Maggie Hunt who manages the Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers Alumni Program.  They speak their opinion & you are free to speak yours.   

These are the highlights from The Couch Live 2/16/18 Episode where we talk about Norway decriminalizing all drug use & supervised consumption facilities.

This episode the guys talk about Norway decriminalizing all drug use & supervised consumption facilities.  They speak their opinion & you are free to speak yours.

This episode the guys talk to Peter Schorr about the Opioid Pandemic.  Peter is the CEO of Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers with programs in Pennsylvania & Florida.  His passion for those suffering is evident and he is definitely a strong advocate for healthy, effective, & evidenced based treatment approaches.    

This episode the guys talk about failure being a part of life & how success requires you to keep moving forward.  They also talk about a new packet that Walmart is giving out from their pharmacy to help combat the availability of unused pain medication. 

This episode the guys talk about how to keep those New Years Resolutions going and continue the goal setting.  Adjust if you have to but whatever you do, keep it going.  Quitting is the only failure.  

These are the highlights from The Couch Live 12/22/17 Episode where they speak to our good friend & 2 Time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Pinklon Thomas about his recovery & book Back From The Edge Of Hell. 

This episode we speak with our good friend & 2 Time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Pinklon Thomas.  He shares about his recovery and his new book Back From The Edge of Hell available now on Amazon.  

These are the highlights from The Couch Live 12/15/17 Episode where we discuss being the present for your loved ones this holiday season by being fully present. 

This episode we discuss how you can be the present for your loved ones this holiday season by being fully present.

 

Highlights of The Couch Live 12-8-17.  For the full video and breakdown of all 10 tips use this link https://youtu.be/Rcw5v8ovcPg and please remember to subscribe and share.

This episode we discuss our Top Ten List of Staying Drug Free & Sober during the holiday season. 

This episode we discuss the stress of the holidays and how many are celebrating their first holiday season sober and others will be giving the gift of sobriety to themselves, friends, and loved ones.  Either way many choices have to be made this holiday season and thankfully today you have a choice.

This episode we are going GREEN, as we discuss all things people are calling “natural” like Kratom and marijuana.  Highly controversial and there is much more to know on how these plants are used, for what purpose, and the efficacy.  Wait, is there research to back the claims up?  Street propaganda and government propaganda, everyone has an opinion.  We just want to help those suffering from addiction get some help and live a long successful life in recovery.

This episode we discuss God with our friend and author Jack Levine.  Yup, some get mad & offended when God is brought up, some want to shout out from the rooftops and get preachy, while others have their private little thoughts about the whole thing.  Whatever your ideas or relationship with God are, its undeniable how much of an impact there is in all forms of recovery, including that from addiction.

This episode we discuss the outing of many individuals in Hollywood as sexual predators.  Since sexual trauma issues can lead to self medication, substance abuse, nutritional problems, at-risk behaviors, addiction, and suicide, this topic is most definitely important.  Keep coming out people and stand strong together against the predators.  However, keep in mind that all of those accused must be presumed innocent until they are convicted in a court of law.

This episode we discuss President Trump declaring the Opioid Crisis as a Public Health Emergency.  We break down the bullet points and what we can expect from this declaration. 

This episode we discuss medical marijuana, the doctors, the dispensaries, and what Florida can learn from other states that have already travelled down this path.  Lui talks about his visit to Los Angeles, California and his conversations with several people in the business.

This episode we discuss heroin injection sites, harm reduction, & some addiction related statistics that may shock you.

This episode we had Graham Barrett from JourneyPure with us and discussed HB 807, how this effects outpatient programs in Florida, how this may effect those looking for help, and how at least their program has implemented an app to help reduce recidivism by helping clients stay connected and held accountable post discharge.

This episode we had John Chuter from Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers with us and discussed our survival of Hurricane Irma and how the recovery community is alive and well in Florida. We also talked about the single payor system in England since John is our relocated Britt. Would that type of healthcare system be a good thing for those seeking addiction treatment here in the USA?

This episode our great friend & Major League Baseball Legend, Darryl Strawberry, joins our very first live broadcast on The Problem Solving Network WPSN99.com. Darryl shares his path, his ministry, and his passion for helping others. We also kick off Recovery Month and discuss Stigma as it relates to our college campuses with Chris Burns, MSW from the University of Central Florida Collegiate Recovery Community.

This episode we once again broadcast from the new Surf Monkey Media Studio which is the new home for The Couch Live & The Problem Solving Network. We discuss how the opioid crisis is being used politically and how some groups need to stand up and make more of a noise.

This episode we discuss some of the new regulations and sanctions that substance abuse treatment centers in Florida will be required to follow. Special guest Tom Garafola from Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers offers his opinions and insight.

This episode we discuss another rehab raid & big pharma getting a wake up call. Somebody wake up the FDA.

This episode we discuss Evzio, a life saving medication used for the treatment of an opioid emergency, with a co-founder of Kaleo Pharmaceuticals Dr. Eric Edwards. Get the info straight from the source.

This episode covers news like a couple of sober home managers dying from overdose in PA, twin studies & genetic research, a community that claims to be stigma free, & how we would all be better off if we would just listen instead of silencing those we disagree with.

Original air date 5/19/17. TCL welcomes the new intern Robbie Barrett. 

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