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The Addicted Mind Podcast is about understanding addiction from a research and treatment perspective. We will dive into what drives the addictive process, explore the latest research on addiction, and talk about the latest addiction treatment options. We will also explore what recovery from addiction looks like from a variety of different people. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction then The Addicted Mind Podcast can help.
 
Recovery Soapbox is a podcast about all things related to recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Brought to you by Brighton Recovery Center, this podcast is a source of knowledge from the best in the field. Therapists, recovering addicts, and many other experts come together to share open dialogue and insider views. Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and anywhere you get your podcasts. See more at http://brightonrecoverycenter.com/podcast
 
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Several statistics show that children of alcoholics will grow up to either become alcoholic themselves, or marry one because they're so conditioned to that lifestyle. A huge part of that is because they could get so rooted in their own belief systems that they end up in self-sabotage without even realizing it. And somehow, transformation only occur…
 
It's no secret that Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs drives and motivates human behavior. Each stage is the motivating factor behind what you are doing and why you are doing it. When it comes to business, these needs only intensify when it comes to you and your employees. Suppose you want to create a successful business where the success is mutually ben…
 
Recovery can be more challenging when we get caught in that spiral of addiction and narcissism. Somehow, you will have to get to the point where you just have to surrender to a higher power. On today's episode, Duane speaks with recovery coach and leadership expert Bart Nollenberger. Bart shares his journey of moving from someone who was self-absor…
 
​​It’s so easy to break down and find yourself in an emotional spiral when adversity strikes at the height of your career and then all the things you’ve worked hard for are suddenly taken away from you. On today’s episode, Duane speaks with Ryan, as he talks about his journey through addiction and recovery. As the founding drummer of the band Maroo…
 
According to Abraham Maslow, all humans operate inside a Hierarchy of Needs. The Hierarchy of Needs includes Physiological Needs, Safety, Love and Belonging, Esteem, and Self-Actualization. These needs are what drive and motivate human behavior. When it comes to business, creating a vision for your employees to align themselves with is the key to r…
 
Did you know that your eye movements could free you from all the trauma and pain? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR for short, is a unique type of psychotherapy proven to help people recover from trauma and improve the quality of their lives. On today’s episode, Duane speaks with Dr. Deborah Korn and Michael Baldwin, co-authors…
 
We’re sharing a special episode from another podcast, A Slight Change of Plans, from Pushkin Industries. In this preview, four-time Grammy Award-winning musician Jason Isbell discusses how his early career was plagued by addiction. Getting sober allowed him to re-examine aspects of his personality that he once saw as his greatest weaknesses. Hear m…
 
Addiction recovery is a long process that’s why we need long-term solutions to help people move into a recovery state. We need a community and we need all the resources around us to maintain a sober world. But what do blockchain and cryptocurrency have to do with addiction and recovery? On today's episode, Duane speaks with Dr. Harold Jonas, a lice…
 
This week, I'm sharing the lessons learned from terminating two individuals who are near and dear to me. Terminating employees who are like friends and family is one of the most challenging decisions I've ever had to make in business. But one of the most valuable takeaways is the importance of asking how YOU can do better. How can you be a better l…
 
Addiction is not the problem, it's the result of not knowing how to access a safe place within – and a lot of that has to do with regulating your emotions. When you don’t have the toolbox for emotional regulation, that’s when addiction starts to arise. You start to feel this void and so you fill it up with food, drugs, alcohol, or something detrime…
 
Change is possible. There is hope. You just need a roadmap toward that change. On today's episode, Duane speaks with Lee LaMee, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who has a lot of wisdom and experience in the field of change. Lee talks about his book, The Theory & Practice of Well-Being: Your Comprehensive & Actionable Guide to the Good…
 
If you're an active listener of the show, then you might remember Episode 100, where I chatted with Nathaniel Bruno, Owner of Community Solar Authority, about my entrepreneurial journey and how he helped me get started. It was a fantastic conversation about the two main lessons I learned in entrepreneurship and the incredible insight I gleaned from…
 
Imagine if you were in college right now, do you think you could ever survive it? Today, college students are met with so many issues. At this stage of their life where they’re exploring their identity, they’re presented with all of this information on social media telling them that they're not enough and not doing enough. Add that to the already m…
 
Addiction is not a new problem in the workplace. In fact, about 70% of folks that are using illicit drugs are employed in the workplace, either full-time or part-time. However, this is not a comfortable topic for people to talk about obviously due to the stigma around it. How do we then bridge that gap and break the silence so people get the help t…
 
If you lead your business with honesty and integrity, you’re setting yourself up for a successful company. While building a scalable company isn’t for the faint of heart, it is doable and it can be done the right way. You just have to nurture your relationships and honor your previous agreements. But sometimes other people don’t always hold their e…
 
It’s important to look at addiction from the perspective of seeing how the body operates, specifically our nervous system. By figuring out what changes can be done from a neurological approach, we then begin to heal, treat, and change for the better. If your nervous system isn't in tune, then you're not going to be able to make those connections. Y…
 
If you’re an entrepreneur, business owner, or industry leader, then you’ve more than likely heard the phrase, “cashflow is king” or “cash is king.” Just because you make millions of dollars a year doesn’t mean you pocket millions of dollars. On paper, it may look like you’ve made tons of money per job, but in practice, you may be losing more money …
 
Many people go through their day always having to do something. Whether that’s getting involved in your kid’s activities, running errands, or working – you do things every day to ignite your fire. Even when you work out, you think the harder, faster, or heavier it is, the better. The question is, do you still have the time to breathe? It’s importan…
 
In this episode Frank Crinite shares the journey of branding himself to sell over 100 cars per month on average. With 0 marketing dollars Frank has built his livilihood on the word of mouth of all of his previous customers. Gain access to resources and/or work with Mark or his marketing team direct visit: www.markcrandall.net…
 
Over the years, our society has normalized drinking. At almost every party or event, booze is a huge part of the celebration. No booze = no fun. But what if we could create a space where everyone can just have fun while still being their authentic self – minus the alcohol? On today’s episode, Duane speaks with Drew Davis, Founder of Gem Life + Bar.…
 
This week, I’m sharing how my company went from $0 to $1.5 million in solar sold in a five-month span. While many people see this as a wild unicorn, luck of the draw experience, there’s just no such thing. By putting systems and automations in place, doing the work with honesty and integrity, building relationships with our clients, and keeping the…
 
Dealing with Codependency in the LGBTQ+ Community with Miriam Geiger The LGBTQ community has long been underserved by the mental health care system as well as recovery supports, despite being an increasingly visible and sizable part of the general population. In part, this is due to the ongoing discrimination and prejudice that members of the LGBTQ…
 
There is no such thing as “slot machine” growth, only slow and steady growth. Too many business owners make uneducated guesses about their financial health. But in order to grow and scale your business, you must take out the guessing game and start figuring out the correct mathematical equation. In order to do that, you must first put the systems a…
 
On today’s episode, Duane speaks with Amy Liz Harrison, host of the Eternally Amy podcast and author of several amazing books "Eternally Expecting" and "Eternally Awkward." Amy shares her story of struggling with alcohol, being a mom of eight, and how finally, in one very difficult moment, she had to face herself and the consequences of her drinkin…
 
No amount of money can determine your worth. If you're unhappy with where you are and what you're doing, the dollar signs mean nothing. You could be making millions of dollars, but that doesn't mean a thing if you're constantly feeling like you're running in circles, utterly dissatisfied with where you're at in life. Tired of feeling stressed out, …
 
Recovery from addiction doesn’t just stop there. People in recovery could still be struggling with depression. While addiction and depression are somewhat correlated, both of them should still be addressed individually. In this episode, Duane speaks with Amy Law and Jeff Deck, authors of the book, “We Got This, Kids: A real-time and raw glimpse of …
 
In 2020, I went inward. In a pursuit to tap into my deer calling, I paused Purpose Chasers®, put my head down, and went all in on doing the inner work. With the growing rise of Covid-19, I removed the pressure and noise from my life, both online and offline, to limit the negative space around me and fulfill what I had been called to do. In a span o…
 
The fear of abandonment is universal. The problem is – we try to medicate that feeling with whatever gives us instant gratification (drugs, alcohol, food, television, sleeping, social media, shopping, etc.) Whatever that looks like, addiction can stem from an unhealed abandonment wound. And when you fail to take care of that wound, it can lead to s…
 
When it comes to building strong relationships and creating a business that lasts for generations, it’s never about the money. While money is a resource that helps you grow your business, the end goal should always be about leaving communities better than you found them. This week, I am talking with Sean about what led to him launching, scaling, an…
 
On today’s episode, Duane speaks with ultra-runner and recovering alcoholic and addict, Henry Ward, as he shares his own story of recovery, about how alcoholism and drugs took his whole life, and finally getting into treatment. For a few years, Henry was wandering around, not being able to do anything, until he stumbled into running. Today, he shar…
 
Are you looking at the world as transactions or relationships? Tired of robo-pitching out to the wind in hopes of finding average places to land? If you’ve been wanting to develop long-lasting relationships, then now is the time to change your method! Our guest this week shares the importance of treating potential podcast guests as future friendshi…
 
There’s always shame and guilt attached to addiction. But once you get to the other side of addiction, it’s going to be better than the life you had before. One of the mindset shifts important in recovery is being able to separate yourself from the addiction. Addiction is a chronic disease, it’s not a moral failing. Therefore, you should learn not …
 
What do you want to create in life? If you could pick one thing to do for the rest of your life, what would it be? Who would you like to become? This week, I am talking with Nat Bruno about the two main lessons I’ve learned from him since the start of my entrepreneurial journey nearly six years ago. Nat has since guided me down the entrepreneurial …
 
There's an epidemic of a chemical overdose in our country today where more and more people are sick and dying faster. In fact, a 2021 report from the Centers for Disease Control suggests that over 100,000 people died of chemical overdoses in one year. This is not just an entrepreneurial, academic exercise. It’s now a moral obligation. Is there a wa…
 
Are you living with unwanted F.A.T.? Do you often feel depressed, stressed, or less than in any area of your life? If you struggle to own your worth or struggle with feeling confident in yourself, then you might just be lettering F.A.T. get in the way of stepping into your greatest potential. This week, I am talking with Natalie Jill, Fat Loss Expe…
 
What do your calls currently look like? What does your schedule currently look like? If you were to look over the last month of networking calls, Zoom meetups, and “get to know you” follow-ups, what would they look like to you? Truth is, many individuals are bound to their calendars and taking calls they don’t actually want to be taking. Lesson #14…
 
Stress and peer pressure are big issues with teens which could result in feelings of anxiety and depression, or worse, substance or alcohol abuse. School is complicated with all the peer pressure involved. And so, as parents, we need to give them the support they need as they walk their way through life. Oftentimes, parents are very focused on gett…
 
Whether it's divorce, job loss, addiction, or being the spouse of an addict, we're all going through recovery from something. We can make our own path – and that’s what recovery is all about. You’ve just got to learn how to pick up and move on. On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane speaks with certified recovery and family addictio…
 
When it comes to building strong relationships and creating a business that lasts for generations, it’s never about the money. While money is a resource that helps you grow your business, the end goal should always be about leaving communities better than you found them. This week, I am talking with Sean about what led to him launching, scaling, an…
 
Sick of spending money for little to no payout? Tired of investing in strategies that no longer work? I get it. We’ve all been there. We’ve all thrown money at false marketing schemes in hopes of hitting the jackpot. But what if I told you that you didn’t have to treat marketing like a casino? What if there was a better way to build your business t…
 
There are plenty of hard-working, manual labor individuals who are successful in their craft. But physical labor isn’t the end all be all. In fact, it takes an incredible thought life and skilled decision making to jumpstart your financial success. Our guest this week speaks into the balance of working with both your hands and your mind in order to…
 
If you ever find yourself asking the questions, “What really matters in life?”, “What is our purpose?”, or “What is truly essential?”, then you are not alone. The truth is, we all ask ourselves these types of questions at some point in our lives. We can get so caught up in the noise of life that we forget how to truly live. That’s why our guest thi…
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane speaks with Sarah Michaud, clinical psychologist and author of Co-Crazy: One Psychologist's Recovery from Codependency and Addiction: A Memoir and Roadmap to Freedom. One of the reasons Sarah published a book on codependency is that after working with patients and clients for the last 30 years,…
 
Stop trying to fill roles that you’re not equipped to fill! Last week, I shared my super painful and expensive lesson of trying to be my own attorney. After years of trying to fill the wrong role in my business, I realized that to level up, I needed to call the experts. This week, I am talking with my personal business attorney, Nicholas A. Dupre. …
 
Last week, I shared how a scarcity mindset in business leads to large tax bills. Once I gained clarity on my financial goals, my mindset shifted into how I was going to secure my financial success. By hiring a certified and licensed professional tax planner and bookkeeper, my business began to level up exponentially. This week, I am talking with my…
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane talks with keynote speaker, author, executive coach, and humanitarian, Ron Kardashian. Author of the book, 30-Second Solution: Transform Your Body, Business, Relationships, and Life in Just Seconds at a Time, Ron discusses how making micro-changes in your life can change your brain and live the…
 
Are you tired of throwing money out the door on generic Facebook ads in hopes of potentially landing a client? Are you looking to invest in the long term game of cultivating authentic relationships? Then you’re going to love our guest this week on Purpose Chasers ® This week, I am speaking with Aleric Heck, YouTube Ads Expert and Founder of AdOutre…
 
On this episode of The Addicted Mind podcast, Duane interviews Dr. Ursula Whiteside, a clinician, researcher, and trainer in the area of suicide prevention. Ursula struggled with her suicidal thoughts throughout her life, and in 1999, she moved to Washington state to learn from Marsha Linehan, the creator of DBT (dialectical behavior therapy). Suic…
 
Can you train your brain to improve your sleep, better your health, and possibly abolish your tolerance for alcohol, drugs, or other things you might be struggling with? According to today’s guest, Dr. Andrew Hill, peak performance coach and the founding director of Peak Brain Institute, one of the most insidious things about brain and mind-stuff i…
 
Teenagers are normally withdrawn. But once you see some shifts in behavior or probably a liquor missing from the liquor cabinet, these could be red flags that your young adult is struggling with addiction. On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane speaks with Maks Ezrin, certified recovery coach and co-founder of Youth Prevention Mento…
 
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