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Harold Owens

12 Step Radio - 12 June, 2019 - 16:57

In 1999, Harold Owens was hired by the MusiCares Foundation, the charity arm of The Recording Academy (the GRAMMY Organization). As senior director of the MusiCares/MAP Fund, he is responsible for the implementation of all aspects of its addiction recovery programs including treatment services, case management and provider contracts. He is also a frequent moderator and panelist at a number of national music industry conferences that address the problems of addiction in the music and entertainment communities.

Recovery News: Independence Blue Cross – Heather Major

12 Step Radio - 11 June, 2019 - 23:55

Heather Major joined the Independence Blue Cross Foundation in 2012. In her Foundation roles, Heather is responsible for grant administration and program redesign of the Foundation’s core initiatives.  Heather is responsible for guiding the strategic vision of the $90 million Foundation, and oversees $6 million in annual grant funding and commissioned research, as well as the Foundation’s award-winning publications.

Dr. Stephen Loyd

12 Step Radio - 11 June, 2019 - 22:17

Dr. Stephen Loyd is a prominent Tennessee doctor who has dedicated his life to helping Tennesseans recover from addiction because he previously fought his own battle with prescription medication.  In 2001, at the end of his internal medicine residency, Dr. Loyd first began abusing prescription medication.   His career is now devoted to helping Tennesseans beat addiction, and he says to those who may be struggling with it, “There is life on the other side, and you don’t have to keep living like that.”

New Year’s Tips When In Recovery

12 Step Radio - 11 June, 2019 - 16:49

Dorothy is a long-time friend of the show with decades of sobriety under her belt. She comes back today to provide some tips and motivation for the recovering addict who finds himself surrounded by the ceremonial toasts traditional for New Year’s Eve. She recounts how she would spend the holiday alone in her apartment, drinking herself into oblivion. Dorothy talks about how going to parties where nobody drank always helped her, and that many AA or other fellowship groups hold New Year’s Eve events to accommodate those who need the extra help to continue their recovery on such a holiday. Dorothy says any city in the world will hold meetings and even U.S. Embassies will help American citizens abroad find a meeting. And what else, for those on holiday cruises, the ship’s purser holds a room to be used as a meeting place.

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Joe Pantoliano

12 Step Radio - 11 June, 2019 - 12:16

Acclaimed actor Joe Pantolaino founded “No Kidding? Me Too!” which is dedicated to removing the stigma associated with mental illness and brain disease (BD) through education and the breaking down of societal barriers.   The organization’s goal is to empower those with BD to admit their illness, seek treatment, and become even greater members of society.