HEALING VOICES PROJECT PODCAST

Sharing Stories of Addiction, Grief,
Recovery and Courage. 

 

If you have a story to share, or are interested in being a guest on the podcast, please contact Mike by email
Thank you!

Cristina Rivera, Director of Outpatient Servises at MiraVista Behavioral Health Center in Holyoke discusses treatmant programs, the effect on families, and new opportunities that come from recovery.
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Michael Blanchard, award winning photographer and author of Fighting For My Life and Through a Sober Lens, shares how his personal story of recovery led to a new passion, a new life, and how his writing and photography is helping others through addiction.
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Julie Rocco-Jewels courageously shares how she endured sixteen years of heroin addiction, homelessness, the death of loved ones, and the miracle of her survival.
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State Senator  John Velis from western MA  discusses his thoughts and initiatives to help combat the opioid crisis, the dangers of fentanyl, and ways to prevent overdoses.
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Jon Cunningham shares his inspiring story of addiction struggles,

life-changing recovery, and his new found life as a succesful business owner.
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Dr. Peter Friedmann, MD, MPH, DFASAM, FACP, from Baystate Health discusses critical topics regarding his work as a medical professional in addiction medicine and Substance Abuse Disorder.

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Clay Hampton from the CT Dept of Mental Health and Addiction Services (also an actor featured in the Jack Jonah movie) talks about his work assisting people in recovery with vocational and educational needs. 
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Rebecca Helman, Lead Clinician at the Herren Project, discusses what she’s learned from 20 years in the mental health field,  and her private practice specializing in treating people with addiction, anxiety disorders, trauma and grief.
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Police Chief Paul Connor, 26 years as a police office, including 10 years in the Narcotics Bureau,  Captain, and Chief, shares his observations and perspectives from a law enforcement point of view.
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Keith Brodeur on his experience as an RN, his work with substance abuse and mental illness and the recent loss of his brother from addiction.
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Chris Denton talks about his years of drugs and alcohol, what changes led him to sobriety and his new found passion to help others struggling through addiction.
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Jonathan Hickory, 18 years as a police officer, author of the book Break Every Chain, courageously  shares his expreiences with trauma, ptsd, and what led to his sobriety and a changed life.
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Adam Bartlett from the Michael J Dias Foundation opens up about his own addiction and what led him to his current work at the Michael J Dias Foundation.
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Katie Shea bravely shares her own experience with alcoholism and the tragic loss of her son Brandon through addicition.
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Paige Tourville (Mike’s mom) talks about growing up with an alcoholic father, how her sister became addicted to drugs and alcohol, and the effects on her entire family.
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Kerri O,Connor, woman in recovery, proud parent, Gulf War Veteran, Agawam School Committee member, tells her emotional story of her battles with alcoholism and how it affected her family and career.

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Barry Simpson, from Superdad to Fugitive Part II.  Barry talks about his altered judgment and decision making, that led to violent situations.
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Michael Ochotorena, aka Ocho, shares his transformation from gang member, heroin addict, and loan enforcer, to actor, evangelist, professional wrestler, and his main role as a husband and father.
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Keith Knotek, retired Police Commander and author of From Sorrow to Amazing Grace: One Cop's Journey,  shares his story of alcoholism, depression and trauma.
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Cecilia Calabrese Agawam, MA City Councilor, and Jason Campbell, President, JC Films, and Bridgeport, WV City Councilor, discuss community initiatives and parenting through challenging times.
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Dave Beaudet, 25 years sober, speaks about his life and career in the military and how his life has changed since he stopped drinking.    
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Courtney Soden Caruso, In honor of her brother Ryan
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Barry Simpson, From Superdad to Fugitive
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Allison Gearing, A mom with a message
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Dino Bedinelli, Executive Director, Compass Recovery and Treatment Center
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Jason Cunningham, Breaking the chains of trauma
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William Sapelli, Mayor of Agawam, Massachusetts
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Chris Bernier, M.Ed. LMHC, LSW, CADCH, A Clinician's perspective
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Dennis and Debbie Gonzalez, Hope for Holyoke Recovery Center
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John C. Velis, State Senator from western Massachusetts
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Lina Racicot, Graduate Psychology AIC College
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Kevin LeBeau, Hope for Holyoke Recovery Center
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Kirk Jonah, Jack Jonah Foundation
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