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Talk Therapy TV is a weekly television talk show broadcast throughout New York City and Long Island that educates the public on warning signs, symptoms, treatment options, and resources for mental illness and addictions. All of the weekly episodes are available for On Demand viewing online through their website and short topical clips are watched by thousands on YouTube.
RecoveryZone is a web-based talk radio programming network dedicated to life issues. Their efforts are focused on promoting awareness, insight and resources pertaining to issues and disorders that affect the quality of one's life. "MorningBrew" is a daily show covering alcohol- and addiction-related current events with a recovery perspective and "PTSD Hour w/Jim McGarrity" is a weekly program geared towards veterans.
In The Rooms Hour is a weekly program Sunday nights from 9 to 10 PM. Join In The Rooms Hour Radio Show for some down home ITR fun and entertainment. Ttake part in the show by calling 888-565-1470 or by clicking the link on the ITR Home Page or our ITR Facebook Fan page
Sobriety Through Out Patient is a radio show based in Philadelphia and services the greater Philadelphia region. Tune in to hear stories of recovery as well as live music acts and much more!
Prevailing Wins in Recovery is an online radio show from Jean LaCour, PhD of the NET Institute, that empowers you to overcome the challenges and heartbreak of addiction and gives you the tools to move beyond victimization and defeat to become compassionate, strength focused and life affirming!
The Doorway To Recovery with Host Mark Burchell is a Live Call-In One Hour Weekly Radio Talk Show focusing on the recovery process from addictive behavior. This program discusses the tools of recovery that have proven to be most successful in changing addictive behaviors, and how safe and sober recovery housing for men and women has proven to be beneficial in the recovery process. Mark's guests are experts in the addiction recovery process, as well as men and women who have successfully gone through the process and are now helping others. Tune in every Sunday afternoon between 4-5PM on Newstalk AM 1400 WDTK.
The Recovery Month video webcasts are an ongoing series of webcasts that can be downloaded and viewed. Webcasts from previous years are also available as archives.
Recovery Radio Live is for families and friends of those in need of help to recover from addiction and the enormous number of people already in recovery.
"Recovery Nation Live" is a daily call-in show. The callers share with listeners their dramatic stories of addiction, including alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription drugs, eating disorders, cutting, sex or any negative-habit-forming behavior. JT and his "crew" offer real life solutions for ALL addictions. "Recovery Nation Live" gives listeners entertainment, reality, and most of all new hope. On radio, the show can now be heard on WBZT AM1230 from N. Miami up to Stuart from 9pm - 12mid, Monday through Saturday. "Recovery Nation Live" can also be heard live on www.recoverynationlive.com from anywhere in the world, by clicking on "Listen Live." All the past radio shows are also accessible on the site.
Take 12 Recovery Radio The most diverse Recovery Radio Talk Show on the air today. Internet Radio that heals. A different show 7 days a week broadcasting 24/7 that brings you the best in Recovery music Talk shows on drug information, recovery topics, recording artist, celebrities, speakers, drug addicts and alcoholics using and sober. And Much Much More.
Steppin' Out: The 12 Step Radio Show introduces listeners to real people with gripping true stories of real life. Not only is this an amazingly compelling show, Steppin' Out is socially responsible, entertaining and reaches people of ALL ages, lifestyles and demographic groups! There's nothing as powerful as real life. Everyone knows someone struggling to overcome an obsession with sex, drugs, alcohol, food, nicotine, gambling, etc. Steppin' Out brings insight and support to these people and those who care about them. These stories are not only for them, but also for those who want to know what it is like to cross over the edge.
Last Call is a radio talk show that offers to help people suffering from addictions. It is listener driven, and the focus evolves around the theme of addictions and an abundance of related issues. The show can be heard on Fox News, 1450 AM KZNU on Saturdays from 5:00-7:00 PM Mountain Time.
Lee’s Happy Hour with Lee Manley airs every Saturday from 10:00am – 12noon and is centered around substance abuse treatment, prevention and recovery. Lee is open to questions from the audience by email, texting, and call-ins to spark a dialogue that’s informative, clear, and in some cases entertaining.
Sober Café Podcast is a weekly show of music from artists in recovery. The show also offers rare interviews with artists, sharing experience, strength, hope, and some great tunes.
The Recovery Radio Network is a collection of Internet based radio stations providing recovery speakers, Twelve-Step workshops and, important insights from the medical profession "on demand" in a streaming media format. We are a non-profit corporation formed in 2004 with the mission of providing Internet based streaming audio content to the community of people recovering from Alcoholism, Co-dependency and Substance abuse. We also provide an additional resource for those professionals working in the field of Addiction Treatment.
Tune in to RECOVERY—Coast to Coast, a national nightly radio talk show devoted to addiction and recovery. It was launched by The Alliance for Recovery, a Seattle, Washington recovery community organization and is hosted by recovery advocate Neil Scott. RECOVERY— Coast to Coast is on live from 10:00 pm – 12:00 midnight PST on 1590 AM, LIFE (K-Life) in Seattle and broadcast nationally in streaming audio. Nationally-known authors, people in recovery, elected officials and others are featured on the first hour of the show. The second hour of each program features a person in recovery from addiction, sharing experience, strength and hope.
Magnificent Obsession, hosted by Jim Nayder, is a show which brings listeners true stories of recovery from alcohol/drug dependency told by those who have lived the experience. Each unique story documents the remarkable changes that take place in the life of a recovering addict, capturing the heights and depths of emotion that seem to be a part of every story. Participants tell their own stories, remain anonymous (if they choose) and come from every walk of life. Those not familiar with the world of addiction as well as those in the process of recovery will find these lively experiences fascinating and moving. Magnificent Obsession, Sunday mornings at 5:30 am, live at www.wbez.org.
12StepRadio.com, launched in April 2004, was founded by Bill Zimmerman. The Internet-based programming received over 12,000 visits in January. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to the recovery-oriented music, 12StepRadio.com is now offering a forum for listeners to connect online.
The Quick Fix with Bradley Quick: Since 2002, Mr. Quick’s “Self Discovery” radio talk show has carried a message of positive change, self-discovery, motivation and life enhancement. This dynamic talk show, with celebrity guests, continues to reach a greater number of listeners internationally by streaming live every week from Los Angeles.
Just For Today is a non-profit podcast that seeks to enrich the lives of thousands of sober listeners each month and is the most downloaded sobriety podcast on iTunes.
Rick Ford's Recovery Hour airs every Saturday from 6PM - 7PM. Listen to Philadelphia’s only radio talk show dealing exclusively with addiction and treatment with a major focus on recovery!
Recovery101.net is a recovery podcast that is loosely based on the 12-step recovery programs. The format is less like a meeting and more like going to coffee afterward. The "Meeting AFTER the meeting" as it were.
The Courage to Change: A Portrait of Men in Recovery. This DVD disc contains a collection of short films, audio journals, and other interactive media. It is a rich collection of content for use in a wide variety of counseling settings, self-help programs, group retreats, and personal reflection. It centers around five autobiographical portraits of men in recovery, each of which can be used independently of the others.
Conversations with Lucifer is a fictional film about Darby Quinn (Shevaun Kastl) , a 23 year old recovering addict who is headed for a relapse. She abides, albeit begrudgingly, by the suggestions set forth by her sponsor, Brooke, and the traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. But she is unable to share honestly about her feelings regarding her dysfunctional family and history of drug abuse. On her 30th day sober, Darby gets a cat to mark the milestone. The unlikely bond she forms with this furry companion provides Darby with the impetus she needs to face her demons; And it is this bond that sets her back on the road to recovery and ultimately saves her life.
Modern Day Miracles is a documentary about people in recovery from the disease of alcohol and drug addiction. The heartfelt testimonies bear witness to the beauty of the human spirit given by people from all walks of life. Modern Day Miracles also includes a family segment that features family members who have lost loved ones to disease of alcohol and drug addiction. Initially developed to memorialize the lives of family and friends, Modern Day Miracles became a celebration of life.
Twelve- Is There Life After Rehab in Recovery? is a film offering a frank look at the progression and harsh reality of substance abuse and addiction from initial usage to rehab and beyond. Twelve features the personal stories of 13 individuals in different stages of recovery. The producers of this Oklahoma based film chose the name TWELVE to emphasize the age when many youth begin to experiment with the substances that lead to addiciton. This film portrays the phenomenon of young people with many years in recovery with hope and life after addiction.
God as we understand Him: A film about faith and the 12 Step movement is a one-hour documentary film that explores the spiritual underpinnings of A.A. focusing on how people of different faiths and creeds work the 12 steps and support one another in fellowship.
Conscious Contact TV airs in the greater Los Angeles area. As a part of the TimeWarner network, Conscious Contact airs programs with individuals who are visible and active at the state and national level that support addiction recovery advocacy and will let you know how to be an advocate in your own communities Additionally, the program highlights great talent in the areas of spirituality as it relates to addiction recovery.
Working for Recovery is a segment that was featured as a part of SAMHSA’s "Road to Recovery 2007" webcast on September 5th, 2007. This segment features Faces & Voices of Recovery Executive Director Pat Taylor discussing the Addiction, Treatment, & Recovery Caucus and the work that Faces & Voices of Recovery is currently performing. Click here to watch the video, which also features Minnesota Representative Jim Ramstad.
The 2007 National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month press conference took place on September 6th, 2007 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The press conference featured SAMHSA Administrator Dr. Terry Cline, Director of CSAT Dr. Westley Clark, ONDCP Director John Walters and Faces & Voices' own Jared Hess. Click here to view Jared's entire speech, or you can view highlights of the press conference by clicking here.
Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home is a PBS television series that reports on the science of understanding and treating addiction with animated scientific illustrations and real-life stories of people who talk about their struggles with the disease of addiction and their lives in recovery.
ADDICT Racing for Recovery, The Todd Crandell Story (2006) DVD Documentary. Available at: http://www.racingforrecovery.com/ or, you can contact Racing for Recovery at 419-824-8462 or 866-SOBER-01 or email Todd Crandell at Racing4Recovery@aol.com. This DVD examines the life and struggle for sobriety of Todd Crandell from birth to present day. The scope of the film covers his childhood, the failed promise of a hockey career, his descent into the abyss of drug and alcohol addiction, and his climb to independence.
"The Wearing Masks Programs " All Anesthesia Coalition for the Prevention of Substance Abuse in Anesthesia, 4 DVDs free of charge. Available at http://allanesthesia.com/Ordering_Info.html. These programs contain resource materials for education on substance addiction disorder for all anesthesia practitioners. It is hoped that between 4 and 6 programs per year will be conducted in all anesthesia units.
"Advocate Action." Faces and Voices of Recovery, 2001. Video (VHS), 5 minutes, $10.00. Available from Faces and Voices of Recovery; 1010 Vermont Avenue NW; Suite 708; Washington, DC 20005. Recovery advocates talk about the importance of organizing to combat social stigma, increase understanding of addiction and recovery, and achieve a just response to addiction as a public health crisis.
"End Broken Promises, Mend Broken Hearts." National Association for Children of Alcoholics, 1998. Video (VHS), 25 minutes. Available free of charge as part of Children's Program Kit. Available at www.nacoa.org/prods.htm. Research-based information about effects on children of living with alcoholic parents, ways to address effects and respond to children, where to find help, and essential elements of effective programs.
"Recovery Series One." Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR), 2003. (DVD) This collection includes 3 powerful programs on one DVD: The Healing Power of Recovery; Putting a Face on Recovery; and Recovery Walks! Visit CCAR's recovery store to order.
"Many Voices One Journey." Wisconsin Women's Education Network (WWEN), 2001. Video (VHS), 52 minutes, $79.95. Available at www.dcs.wisc.edu/pda/wwen/video.htm. Training video for counselors and educators to use in group sessions. Seven women tell their recovery stories and explore issues surrounding women in treatment and recovery.
"The Road to Recovery." Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 2000. Video (VHS), 28 minutes, $12.50. Available here or 800-729-6686.
"The Role of Friends and Community in the Recovery Process." Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), 2000. Video (VHS) 57 minutes $12.50 Available here or 1-800-729-6686 Two of a seven-part series of Webcasts from Recovery Month 2002. “The Road to Recovery” contains information about the gap between people needing treatment and availability, how to help someone who needs treatment, and how to get involved in Recovery Month efforts. "The Role of Friends and Community in the Recovery Process" is an educational panel discussion contains information about recovery, relapse, workplace issues associated with addiction, and employee assistance programs. Practical advice on how to get treatment, types of treatment programs, and recovery as a process. Information about CSAT support for local groups and how to support individuals in recovery.
"Together There's Nothing We Can't Change." NCADD-New Jersey, 360 Corporate Blvd, Robbinsville, NJ 08691, 2005. This documentary short film tells personal stories about the importance of addiction advocacy. Policymakers, addiction professionals, private citizens and people in recovery talk about the need to communicate often and locally with legislators about important policy issues. You can watch the film in streaming video by clicking here.
"You're Not Alone." National Association for Children of Alcoholics, 1998. Video (VHS) 9 minutes $19.00 or free of charge as part of Children's Program Kit. Available at www.nacoa.org/prods.htm Seven-point program for children with practical strategies for dealing with feelings of fear, guilt, and shame associated with a parent's drinking.
Rockstar Superstar Project "Serenity" CD. The Stars' debut CD, titled Serenity, is a project spun to raise awareness of the ever-growing issue of substance abuse. Inspired by Super Star's own battle for sobriety, the brothers wrote and recorded the material for Serenity alongside many of their musical heroes to show others facing the struggle that great things can come from the decision to stay sober.
Trail of Light CD. This PRISM Award-Winning CD is a compilation of 15 songs reflecting the journey from alcoholism and addiction to a new life in recovery. Trail of Light is being used by many treatment centers to open doors to the heart where words alone cannot go. Comes with a useful Discussion Guide for each of the 15 songs.
Visit Kenny Keyes Music to hear Kennyís Recovery CD. It has songs of humor, tragedy, spirituality, and love written by a man who has been there.
Sunlight of the Spirit Music is an independent music store that only carries CDs from artists in recovery - - all kinds of music and all kinds of recovery. They also have the largest and most diverse selection of 12-step and recovery music available for your spiritual toolkit. Top 9 Ways To Use Music For Addiction Recovery is a new resource available on Sunlight of the Spirit Music for using 12-Step and Recovery Music to support recovery.
“The Serenity Songs Project: Twelve Steps to Freedom.” CQK Music, 1991. Compact Disc, $15.00. Available here. This album is a unique collection of songs crafted around the principles of the Twelve Steps (12 Steps) of Alcoholics Anonymous and its many related organizations. The CD is recorded in a variety of musical styles from pop, to R&B and country. The lyrics of the songs have been crafted around the principles of the Twelve Steps (12 Steps), rather than only one person's subjective experiences.
“Like We Were Made of Gold”(2000) and “Like a Child”(2003) John McAndrew. McAndrew is a singer/songwriter and piano player from St. Paul, MN whose music has been heard around the world. John speaks and performs for recovery audiences across the country, working regularly with Cumberland Heights in Nashville, Tennessee, The Betty Ford Center in California, Hazelden in Minnesota, and Cirque Lodge in Sundance, Utah.
“Awakening of the Soul” Melba Sutton. Soul Spiritus, 2004. CD, $15.00. To learn more about Melba Sutton or to listen and purchase her CD, click here. Melba devotes her life to the social work profession working with individuals who struggle with alcohol and drug addictions. She studied classical piano as a child and at Kansas State University. Awakening of the Soul is a collection of eight solo piano pieces and a reprise of two of the solo piano pieces with synthesized orchestration.
Addictions and Answers - Columnists Dr. Dave Moore and Bill Manville answer your questions about addiction and recovery in a weekly column published in the Health section of the New York Daily News.
Arizona Together - For over 18 years Arizona Together has published a free monthly publication dedicated to providing our readers with the latest cutting edge information on recovery, treatment and prevention. Each issue is filled with valuable insights and tools you can use on relationships, personal growth, self discovery, spirituality and resources for a better way of life.
Beyond Addiction is a weekly column written by William C. Moyers, author of Broken.
California Together is a monthly recovery-oriented newspaper that premiered in December, 2006 and is free to the reader.
Recovery Today Online! is a professional publication featuring the latest topics in research, treatment, professional interests, training and employment needs in the recovery field.
It’s all in the Journey is a recovery publication dedicated to showing someone still suffering how we did it; to teach and entertain our sisters and brothers in recovery; to let family members, and the general public, know that treatment for addictions is available to everybody.
Rise is a magazine written by and for parents involved in the child welfare system. Many of the stories are about recovery and reunification.
Renew magazine and RenewEveryDay.com - Written by top addiction and wellness specialists, as well as those who face the daily challenges of real-world recovery, Renew magazine and RenewEveryDay.com inspire readers to create and embrace a lifestyle of sobriety. Covering everything from maintenance and addiction management to serene travel locations and sober hot spots, Renew magazine blazes new trails with sound research, straight answers, and a hopeful, honest look at living sober.
Rockers in Recovery is a group whose mission is to lend support to musicians and music lovers who are in recovery, or support recovery. Rockers In Recovery offers different platforms to carry the message of hope in an exciting new way. RIR news letter/magazine, (in print and online), RIR Addiction Talk Radio, RIR TV, and RIR Live Concert and Event Streaming.
San Francisco Recovery Theater is a grassroots organization with a lot of local and some municipal support. It is funded by grants from the art and health community in San Francisco with no full time staff, but with a core group of dedicated actors, composed mainly of people in recovery. Its mission is to meet people where they are, provide a medium of communication and deliver a message of hope, consequence and solutions.
Outpost for Hope is a grassroots nonprofit organization on the web whose focus is on the "missing" population who are often lost among the homeless as a result of drug addiction and mental illness. This nonprofit was founded 10 years ago by Libba Phillips as a result of her sister Ashley's disappearance, she was drug addicted and mentally ill when she became homeless and subsequently vanished without a trace. I invite you to visit our website to learn more about how they're helping other families in crisis and educating the community about these issues.
The Second Road is an online community by and for people in recovery from addictions of all kinds. The site includes videos of individuals telling their recovery stories. Additionally, the site makes it possible to connect with other people in the recovery community and share your stories, thoughts, and ideas.
Improbable Players is a non-profit touring theater company that presents different plays that spotlight tough social problems as they relate to substance abuse: alcoholism in the family, peer pressure, relationship violence, HIV/AIDS, elderly health issues, and many others. The Players stand up, speak out, and help to tear down stigma. They help people learn more about the patterns of substance abuse, motivate them to talk about the issues raised, and ask for help.
Recovery is Everywhere- a website designed to help spread the message that freedom from addiction to alcohol and other drugs is a reality for millions of us. Recovery from addiction happens every day in our neighborhoods, our communities and our country. Clean and sober people are all around you – we are at your workplace, at church, in your day-to-day life. We would like to help you spread the message. Click here to find out how you can help your community see that Recovery is everywhere.