Medication-Assisted Treatment for Addiction Recovery

Guest: Dennis Hagarty
Date: 3/20/2017
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Dennis Hagarty

Dennis E. Hagarty, MSN, CNS, CARN-AP, LCAS, HTP-A is a native of Asheville and person in long term recovery. Dennis has served veterans for the last 32 years as a nurse working in various roles for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Working with buprenorphine (Suboxone) for the past 12 years, he is the Buprenorphine Coordinator at the Charles George VAMC Outpatient SUD Clinic. Before becoming a nurse, Dennis received a BSW from Western Carolina University, then received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Wake Technical CC, and his Masters in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. He is a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse – Advance Practice (CARN-AP), and as a result is Deemed Status from the NCSAPPB as a LCAS. Dennis is also a Tai Chi instructor and teaches in the community, as well as teaching a class for veterans in the pain clinic.

C3@356 RHA Peer Living Room: Continuing Care and Peer Support Services for Recovery

Guest: Dan Grunau
Date: 3/13/2017
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Dan Grunau

Dan Grunau is a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPPS) and Team Lead for the Peer Living Room at C3 356 Comprehensive Care Center. Prior to working at C3@356, Dan was a Program Director for dual-diagnosis recovery homes in West Asheville. He currently serves on the board of directors of NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) and is a co-facilitator and co-founder of Renewal (a dual diagnosis recovery group) held at the NAMI headquarters for Western North Carolina located at C3@356. Dan is a guest speaker at the WNC Certified Peer Support Specialist training programs, speaks about recovery at local recovery centers and hospitals, is a graduate of Brown University, and has lived in Asheville for five years.

Continuing Care and Peer Support Services for Recovery

Guests: Jennifer Warren and Bobby Mickerson
Date: 3/06/2017
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Jennifer Warren and Bobby Mickerson

Recovery Connections Community is a non-profit specializing in long-term residential services for people with substance use disorders since 2011. The program emphasis is on building community, rebuilding healthy relationships, developing a strong sense of self, productive habits, and a foundation of life skills to promote long lasting recovery. This is accomplished through peer role modeling, substance abuse education, a connection to community support resources, animal therapy and a focus on aftercare and nurturing relationships with others. Founding Director Jennifer Warren, BA, MA, CPSS is a graduate of a long-term therapeutic community and clean and sober for 23 years. Public Relations Liaison Bobby Mickerson, CPSS, CSAC-R is a graduate of Recovery Connections Community, a staff member of RCC, and an ally for the recovery movement.

Bridging Worlds: Dream Analysis and Depth Psychology

Guest: Tayria Ward
Date: 2/27/2017
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Tayria Ward

Tayria Ward holds a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology. She has studied avidly the world’s religions and later Indigenous ways of knowing and being, working with shamans and dream teachers from many continents. Currently she has a private practice helping clients understand their dreams and life situations, either by telephone or in-person in her office in downtown Asheville. Tayria conducts private sessions, retreats, dream groups and offers vision quests, and is available for classes and lectures.
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Wellness-Based Tools for Self-Regulation – Why Do We Need it and How Can We Do It

Guest: Dr. Sandy Newes
Date: 2/13/2017
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Sandy Newes

Dr. Sandy Newes is a Psychologist in Asheville who specializes in working with people who struggle with anxiety, trauma, chronic stress, substance abuse, and self-regulation issues. Dr. Newes is a certified skills trainer in the Community Resilience Model (CRM), a wellness-oriented somatic skills based model for self-regulation, and certified in the Trauma Resilience Model (TRM). She offers these and other trainings to staff at treatment programs nationwide. In her practice, she blends CRM/TRM skills and an overall somatic focus with the intensive neurofeedback she provides her clients, with the goal being to help client become more flexible in their ability to shift their state and to move towards increased joy, presence, and ease in living. Reach Dr. Newes at 828-545-0437 or

Recovery Communities of North Carolina: Advocacy, Education and Support

Guest: Ralph “Doc” Holliday
Date: 2/06/2017
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Ralph Holliday

Ralph “Doc” Holliday, a person in long term recovery since 1983, has worked with people in or seeking recovery as a Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor, and more recently as a North Carolina Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). Doc is currently working as a Services Coordinator for the Access to Recovery (ATR) grant with Recovery Communities of North Carolina (RCNC), a 501(c)(3) with a mission to promote addiction recovery, wellness, and citizenship through advocacy, education and support. Doc is also helping to get the word out about Recovery Community Messaging Trainings and the upcoming North Carolina Addiction & Recovery Advocacy Day.

The Methodology of Refuge Recovery

Guests: Steve Steen and James Skelton
Date: 1/30/2017
Show: 59

Steve Steen and James Skelton

Steve Steen and James Skelton are in recovery and very active in Refuge Recovery, a mindfulness-based, non-profit addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. “Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis in Refuge Recovery is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. The mission is to build an extensive and comprehensive network of groups, meetings, and communities that practice, educate, and provide Buddhist teachings and meditations for anyone seeking recovery from addiction.”

Recovering Relationship: How To Rebuild Relationships After One Or Both Have Entered Recovery

Guests: Judy and Roger Miller
Date: 1/23/2017
Show: 58

Judy and Roger Miller

Judy Miller, L.C.S.W. and Roger Miller, Ph.D. are Human Relations Associates, Inc. Dr. Roger A. Miller holds a Doctorate in Clinical Social Work, is a Board Certified Diplomate, and is dedicated to a practice of psychotherapy that focuses on the relational aspects of our human existence and practices from an approach that is based on the strengths of individuals and encourages improved interaction between individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations. Judith Mishkin Miller is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 30 years of clinical experience. She draws from a broad range of training and skills to address issues pertaining to relationships, divorce, depression, anxiety, loss and bereavement, eating disorders, health concerns, life transitions and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered people.

Finding Forgiveness and Compassion for Oneself and Others

Guest: Jessica Ringle
Date: 1/16/2017
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Jessica Ringle

Jessica Ringle is a poet, songwriter, and author. Born with a passion for wanderlust, Jessica has lived all over the United States and her desire to travel and curiosity about life led her to a two-year stint as an older Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco where she focused on helping local families and, in her spare time, honed her skills as a writer. Once thought an incurable rolling stone, Jessica finally rolled to a stop in Western North Carolina where she works as a psychotherapist. Always a dreamer and storyteller, Jessica loves making things up, including songs, poems, and stories for her friends. Jessica’s first novel, Making It Up is the story of three generations of women who are bound together by long-buried secrets and a history known only to one of them.

Chinese Medicine: Infinite Paths to Healing

Guest: Jeremy Noble
Date: 1/09/2017
Show: 56

Jeremy Noble

Jeremy Noble, L.Ac. Dipl. OM, RN, of Silver Leaf Natural Medicine is a licensed Acupuncturist who has been involved in medicine for 22 years, initially as a Navy Hospital Corpsman where he was an EMT and a Battlefield Medic with the U.S. Marines. He later attained his Nursing degree and practiced in Open Heart Surgery ICU. Jeremy began seeking Chinese Medicine as a means of treating stress, depression and sleep disturbances, and experienced such profound effects that it planted the seeds for what is now a career as a Chinese Medicine practitioner. Jeremy is excited to be able to offer Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Dietary Consultations, Essential Oil Medicine, Tui Na Massage, Qi Gong practices, Daoist perspectives and breathwork to his clients to empower them to reach their full healing potential.

Nonviolent Communication: Meditation and Presence in Relationship

Guest: Roberta Wall
Date: 1/02/2017
Show: 55

Roberta Wall

Nonviolent Communication trainer Roberta Wall presents principles and skills for experiencing more satisfaction and connection in our relationships and daily life. NVC is a Mindfulness Practice and skills set that helps us be more present, open, and loving to the flow of life within ourselves and between us and others. Roberta facilitates Leadership trainings, Public Conversations, Dialogues, Mediations and visioning and strategizing sessions. With private groups, families and individuals, she offers coaching, mediation, classes, and trainings that integrate NVC and Mindfulness into all aspects of personal, family, communal, and organizational life. Roberta offers her work in service of peaceful transformation of our world, individuals, families and organizations, and community and spiritual health and development. Read Roberta’s blog »

Recovering from Birth

Guest: Molly Rouse
Date: 12/26/2016
Show: 54

Molly Rouse

Molly Rouse, PCD (DONA) has been a postpartum doula since she completed DONA certification in 2009 and is with Asheville’s The Mothership. She delights in cooking for postpartum delivery and helping parents understand their babies. “My journey to becoming a postpartum doula has been a delightful one. When I became pregnant with my first child in 2006, I started reading everything I could about parenting, particularly how other cultures raise their children. I was teaching Cultural Anthropology at UNC-Asheville at the time, and developed a course called “Cultures of Childrearing.” Through the research I did for this class and my own experience, I have learned that many other societies recognize and support the transition new families go through much more than we do in the U.S., and wanted to find a way to fill the void in my community.”