Podcast

Life after addiction isn't just possible - it's the norm. Studies show 3 out of 4 people who experience addiction eventually recover. The Recovery Stories Have Power podcast aims to center that hopeful message through authentic conversations that bring together people from all pathways of recovery and recovery allies.

Through these conversations, we’ll build awareness, challenge societal stigma, and celebrate the role that recovery plays in improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

Our Latest Episodes

Episode 3 – Yo’ Sis, Spoken Word Artist

February 29, 2024 | 12:00 AM EST
Hello and welcome to Recovery Stories Have Power, my name is Oliver Books. On today’s episode, our host, Tyler Brandon chats with Yo’ Sis. Yo’ Sis is a prolific spoken…

Episode 2 – Mark Sanders, Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment and Recovery

February 15, 2024 | 08:00 AM EST
On today’s episode, our host, Psalm Bingham, converses with Mark Sanders, founder of The Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment, and Recovery. The museum (https://www.museumofafricanamericanaddictionsrecovery.org/) curates articles and accolades at the storied intersection of Black History and recovery.

Episode 1 – Introduction to Season 2, Meet the Hosts

January 25, 2024 | 08:00 AM EST
Welcome to Season 2 of Recovery Stories Have Power, a Faces & Voices of Recovery podcast. This season, we explore diverse stories in recovery, the role community plays, and shed…

Bonus Episode 2 – Philip Rutherford, Former COO of Faces & Voices of Recovery

January 18, 2024 | 08:00 AM EST
On this bonus episode of Recovery Stories Have Power, we’re joined by Phil Rutherford, outgoing Chief Operating Officer at Faces & Voices of Recovery, and newly-appointed Strategy Lead for Substance…

Bonus Episode 1 – Chris Tait, Passenger Recovery & Electric Six

November 09, 2023 | 08:00 AM EST
Welcome to Recovery Stories Have Power, a Faces & Voices of Recovery Podcast. My name is Oliver Books. Throughout the rest of 2023, we’ll be releasing bonus episodes of our…

Episode 6 – Emanuel Sferios, Founder of DanceSafe

October 26, 2023 | 08:00 AM EDT
Welcome to Recovery Stories Have Power, a Faces & Voices of Recovery podcast, my name is Oliver Books. In the final episode of season 1, I am joined by Emanuel…

Episode 5 – Sarah Laurel, Savage Sisters

October 12, 2023 | 08:00 AM EDT
Welcome to Recovery Stories Have Power, a Faces & Voices of Recovery podcast, my name is Chelsey Cusimano. For episode 5, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sarah Laurel, founder…

Episode 4 – Amanda Muller & Laura Pegram, NASTAD (National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors)

September 28, 2023 | 08:00 AM EDT
Welcome to Recovery Stories Have Power, a Faces & Voices of Recovery podcast, my name is Chelsey Cusimano. In episode 4, my friend & guest host Krissi Jacob had the…

Episode 3 – Colin Askey & Amy Evans, Love in the Time of Fentanyl

September 21, 2023 | 09:00 AM EDT
Welcome to Recovery Stories Have Power, a Faces & Voices of Recovery podcast, my name is Chelsey Cusimano. Oliver and I had the great pleasure of talking with Colin Askey…

Episode 2 – Maia Szalavitz

September 14, 2023 | 09:00 AM EDT
Guest(s): Maia Szalavitz, Author of Undoing Drugs Welcome to Recovery Stories Have Power, a Faces & Voices of Recovery podcast, my name is Chelsey Cusimano. This season we’re focusing on…

Introduction to Season 1 – Harm Reduction

September 07, 2023 | 09:00 AM EDT
Host(s): Oliver Books & Chelsey Cusimano Guest(s): Phil Rutherford Description: Welcome to Recovery Stories Have Power, a Faces & Voices of Recovery podcast, my name is Chelsey Cusimano. In season…

Trailer – Recovery Stories Have Power

September 03, 2023 | 09:00 AM EDT
Life after addiction isn’t just possible – it’s the norm. Studies show 3 out of 4 people who experience addiction eventually recover. The Recovery Stories Have Power podcast aims to center…

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