Episode 98 • The Weight of Air with David Poses

June 25th, 2021

The expression goes, “Sometimes you gotta fight fire with fire.”  In the realm of the opioid crisis in America, that can be a suggestion to start an inferno. A pill for a pill? Does it even make sense?  We commonly  make the association with illegal drugs such as heroin when the topic is brought up, but many opioids are regulated by the FDA for the use in treatment for pain and derived naturally from the opium poppy plant.  Statistics show that 95% of opioid addicts have a co-occuring mental disorder.  The world is dealing with a disease that can be treated with drugs such as buprenorphine. It was this exact drug that helped David Poses kick a heroin addiction that overtook nearly two decades of his life and kept him successfully sober for more than ten years.

David gives a very detailed and poignant account of his battle in the highly anticipated memoir, “The Weight Of Air,” from Sandra Jonas Publishing available to sign up for pre-order and debuting July 6, 2021. He's also shared his knowledge in speaking engagements and bylines in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, NY Daily NewsThe Doctors and more. 

The Weight of Air details how Poses led a double life, fueled by addiction and mental illness. The memoir pulls back the curtain of highly publicized and popular treatment facilities (including AA, Celebrate Recovery, and rehab) to show why the relapse rate is so high.  The book highlights the need to address mental health early on, and the connectivity of science to cure- not cause more pain.  

The Weight Of Air is a raw and darkly comedic first person account of addiction, probing into the disregard for science and evidence in treatment, prevention and drug policy, racist catalysts behind US drug laws, and reasons that -despite its proven efficacy- Buprenorphine is inaccessible to the vast majority of 20 million addicts. Nobody wants to be labeled as a junkie. Our system is designed to punish, not save.  David Poses is on a mission to change this.

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Episode 97 • The Balanced Self with Will Black

June 13th, 2021

Recovery coach Will Black proves that there is no minimum age requirement for recovering from addiction and becoming a valuable helper to others.

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Episode 96 • Starting Over with Christine Fekete

June 1st, 2021

David and Nate talk with writer, actor, entrepreneur and comic Christine Fekete about embracing change, taking risks, overcoming adversity and finding joy.

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Episode 95 • All Is Well with Laura Roe Stevens

June 1st, 2021

A conversation about restorative meditation -- including a guided session -- with writer and coach Laura Roe Stevens.

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Episode 94 • Awaken Your True Self with David Sinclair

May 11th, 2021

An inspiring story and practical wisdom from recovery and transition coach David Sinclair.  Find out more about David at davesinclair.ca.

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Episode 93 • The Stressless Brain with Madhur-Nain Webster

April 28th, 2021

An enlightening and informative conversation with psychotherapist and Kundalini yoga teacher Madhur-Nain Webster, author of The Stressless Brain.   For resources mentioned in this episode visit https://www.madhurnain.com.

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Episode 92 • Dennis Berry’s Funky Wisdom

April 20th, 2021

David and Nate visit with bestselling author and life coach Dennis Berry, host of the Funky Brain Podcast.

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Episode 91 • Anxiety, Addiction, and Recovery with Chance Allen

April 20th, 2021

A visit with recovery veteran, Vanderbilt instructor and nurse practitioner Chance Allen.

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Episode 90 • No Laughing Matter • Seth Perry

April 3rd, 2021

A recovery conversation with former stand-up comedian and chaplain Seth Perry.

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Episode 89 • Transcending Trauma, with Jeff Finlin

March 11th, 2021

A conversation with Jeff Finlin, author of "The Secret of Recovery: An Enlightened Guide to Transcending the Pitfalls of Trauma, Addiction, Codependency and Life in General."

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