Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US.
Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic and has increased by over 430% in the past seven years.
Things must change and we must change them TOGETHER –
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Capturing Recovery Stories of Hope
Robert Bogues. On The Road to Recovery, in Detroit, Michigan with Robert Bogues. He’s an inspirational and motivated Champion of Recovery that literally encourages so many people to find THEIR Journey to Recovery.
John (Johnny) Whitaker. Gifted actor, an acclaimed TV and Film career, John Whitaker has an amazing story of Recovery and Redemption. A truly selfless man who spends his life altruistically helping and loving others.
Richie Supa Award-winning songwriter and musician, Richie Supa. Gifted musician with a talent for reaching people through his Recovery music, Richie inspires people to find their path.
Jason Otterbeck after recovery, exhibits a life beyond dreams.
Laurice S. A story of overcoming addiction, overcoming incarceration, and coming out the other side a changed man. Not bitter, as most people would expect, but self-reflection and introspection to realize the Blessings of Life.
Vaughn Crisci Such a rewarding feeling to have such a great friend, almost like a brother in Vaughn Crisci.
Christ Schatz. A genuine soul and a very good friend, a guy that has inspired me beyond his understanding. Sometimes addiction is a very rocky journey, but Chris is a man who has overcome so much in his life and is becoming the person he was always meant to be.
Bob Forrest Part 1. Our first part of the Bob Forrest story is absolutely incredible and will truly introduce this amazing Thought Leader to millions more people involved and interested in this social issue. One of the most famous voices in Addiction and Recovery today.
Tony Dennison Gifted Actor, Dynamic Public Speaker and great friend, Tony Dennison shares his journey with us giving hope and inspiration to anyone and everyone who struggles with anything.
Steve Herndon, As a professional athlete and NFL Pro, Steve shares his incredible journey through his athletic years.
Darek Horan Visiting the Chicago suburbs, spending some time with friends, I had the honor to sit down and learn the unique, yet typical story of addiction and the profoundly impactful redemption story of Recovery or a dedicated and selfless leader.
Blake Cohen An advocate, a Rebel, a leader in the Recovery movement, Justin shows us all not only why Recovery is possible, but more importantly, why it should be more of a focus than addiction.
Joel Pomales. One of the hardest fighting advocates against addiction and promoting Recovery, Joel works tirelessly to inspire other people to do something. A great story, although seemingly typical, his Recovery story is anything but.
James Cain. An amazing and selfless guy with a heart of Gold. Truly an incredible story and an even more amazing story of redemption.
Trista Williams. Strong Recovery gets us through difficult times, and we don’t have to use as a coping skill… we can live a Beautiful Life despite trials and tribulations… and Trista shows us how beautiful Recovery can be.
Bob Forrest Part 2. Part 2 of the Bob Forrest story, he takes us through his incredible Journey from addiction to sobriety and discusses what he is passionate about as America deals with this pandemic opioid crisis.
Chanda Lynn Gifted poet, passionate spoken word, Chanda Lynn has a Recovery movement that is literally changing the conversation on addiction in America. Her rallying cry to bring everyone together inspires me, and should inspire us all. a Peter Finestone / Low Blow production.
Christopher Poulos We recently sat down with an incredible National Recovery Champion and Criminal Justice Reform advocate who shared his Journey.
Justin Kunzelman An advocate, a Rebel, a leader in the Recovery movement, Justin shows us all not only why Recovery is possible, but more importantly, why it should be more of a focus than addiction.
Tommy Gunz, Spoken word and rap artist Tommy Gunz, with his powerful story of where it all began.
Sharon Leonard Every once in a while, I get to interview a dear friend, and even though I know their story, I quickly learn that I don’t fully appreciate the depths of their fight and the brilliance of their Journey.
Erica Cerda. Recovery Army had the absolute privilege to hear and now share the incredible story of an absolutely amazing woman. Erica Cerda is truly living a life of Redemption, and she brings hope to many.
Jessica Neal. National headlines on Jessica were horrible as Washington County, PA saw fentanyl overdoses explode and she was a part of that tragic story, but God intervened and she has such an incredible story of redemption and recovery. One of the most inspiring stories I’ve ever had the honor to share.
Brandon Novak One of the craziest modern Hollywood legends, a New York Times Best-selling author, an incredible story of recovery from addiction. The one, the only Brandon Novak.
Cindy Keefe Every once in a while, people come into your life that literally change you, uplift you and change you for the better. Cindy is one of those beautiful people. An incredible, selfless story of serving others, this is someone you will NEVER, EVER Forget
Luke Edwall Luke Edwall is a young man that epitomizes the true transformation of a man. Overcoming addiction through the Grace, Love and Mercy of Jesus Christ, a story I won’t soon forget, and neither will you.
Kyle Diehl A truly genuine young man with a genuine story of Recovery. Now a good friend, I’m grateful to share the journey of Kyle Diehl and I hope he inspires others through this video as he is inspiring others all around him, every day.
Eric Snyder Visiting one of the greatest sober living programs – GOOD WORKS – in beautiful Lancaster, PA
Grant Domeni. On the Road to Recovery a little while back in Howell, Michigan and we got to hear the amazing story of Grant Domeni…. crazily, eerily similar to mine, and at times, ya just think he’s not gonna make it…. but he does… Recovery Is KING!!!!
Whitney Judy. On the Road to Recovery with Whitney Judy. What a great story of overcoming obstacles to embrace a life of Recovery. Inspiring and uplifting… Whitney has truly encouraged me to keep telling these incredible stories.
Hosted by Michael DeLeon, “Road to Recovery” is a weekly program dealing with drug addiction, with guest interviews on topics including rehab, detox, personal stories, and more.
Recovery Army’s founder Michael DeLeon believes that recovery begins when an individual experiences improved social interactions, better social functioning, and begin to socially contribute. Recovery Army provides links and referrals to the places they can go to gain the skills, motivation, growth and maturity needed on their road to recovery. We offer opportunities to access education, support and resources to help people in recovery realize physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, occupational, environmental, and financial wellness.
Michael DeLeon Recovery Army Seminars
- “Navigating through the Stages of Recovery”
- “Self-Actualizing Your Dreams and Goals”
- “Good Intentions is not Addiction Prevention “
- Peer-Leadership training
- Family Supportive Education and Mentoring
- Cultural assimilation and diversity training
- Recovery Community Events
- Peer employment / Supportive employment training
- Recovery Coach training
Steered Straight Recovery Army Community Service Base:
- A place where you can feel respected and accepted
- Provide stepping stones toward growth and maturity
- Community Integration
- Satisfaction of Community Service Hours
What are the advantages to joining the Recovery Army?
- National Platforms – Joining Voices
- Peer service and support training
- Access to Best Practice Peer resources
- Incredible stories of Recovery
- Linkage to community advocacy
- Linkage to Recovery Centers and Recovery Interventions
- Encouragement and Inspiration
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It is imperative that the pharmaceutical and medical industry work together. Doctors systemically look at pain as a subjective symptom of an illness or injury. But what happens when addiction develops and becomes a REAL subjective symptom of the medication itself? The addiction must be treated, a problem the medical industry has been ill equipped to deal with!
8 Sectors for Recovery Solutions
- Pharmaceutical industry must no longer offer financial benefits to the medical industry to “push” drugs.
- Educators and school districts must embrace communities with relevant and effective strategies to assist both the student and the parent.
- Insurance companies must provide adequate treatment or access to treatment based on the individualized needs.
- Judicial systems that foster a system with continual slaps on the wrists, hoping a spiraling addict involved with crime will somehow get it together without treatment simply induces harm, costs and recidivism and is ineffective.
- Treatment providers release addicts too early, without relapse prevention or follow-up, in a week, or in a month, know the addict is not ready. This practice must change.
- Parents, who think that it’s “Not Their Kid” or in their backyard must learn about current teen drug use and teach their children from a very early age the extreme dangers of drugs and alcohol.
- Federal, State, and Local Governments and agencies must join together to discuss strategy rather than the current practice of doing so in silos.
- Community – C.U.R.E “Christians United for Recovery” – has a three prong approach to help in the community:
- Help – Street TeamResource/Transportation Team – Family Crisis Team
- Hope – 12-Step & Recovery Groups – Co-Dependent Group -Prayer Team
- Healing – Life Skills, Studies Groups, Social Connections, Outreach Groups
Yes! I want to join the Recovery Army!