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The Illuminate Recovery Podcast

The Illuminate Recovery Podcast

By Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum
The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about #MentalHealth, #MentalIllness, and #AddictionRecovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
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094 - Julia (Veach) Deitchman
“Healing is about looking forward.” Julia (Veach) Deitchman joins us from Boardprep Recovery to share her recovery story. She talks about coming from a refugee family, the lingering realities that many still face from the holocaust, and the complexities of religion. She explains the process of defining your higher power and coming to peace with and connecting to her roots. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about #MentalHealth, #MentalIllness, and #AddictionRecovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
54:53
October 21, 2021
093 - Jared Ferguson
“As I got further into my career, I began to truly realize how much baggage people carry.” Jared Ferguson joins us to talk about First Step House, the variety and complexity of public health services, challenges of needs assessments, evidence based treatment, and the challenging concept of welcoming people back to treatment. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about #MentalHealth, #MentalIllness, and #AddictionRecovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
01:08:24
October 12, 2021
092 - Tate Sams
“On paper, there is no reason why I should be an addict.” Tate Sams joins us from Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery to talk about not feeling good enough, not belonging, addiction, the loss of friends to the disease, taking stock in relationships and finding balance. He shares his journey through multiple geographic relocations and finding meaning in helping people. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about #MentalHealth, #MentalIllness, and #AddictionRecovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
57:28
October 12, 2021
091 - Zachary Ragan
“There’s a difference between being a human being and a human doing.” Zachary Ragan joins us from Tulip Hill Recovery to talk about his non-traditional recovery story and working in the substance abuse treatment industry. While he agrees that those that work in the industry need to work on their recovery in their own time, he says if you aren’t connecting while at work you are doing it wrong. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about #MentalHealth, #MentalIllness, and #AddictionRecovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
54:25
October 6, 2021
090 - Bethany Osgood
Bethany Osgood is a retired fire fighter and EMT. She joins us today to talk about rural health care access and improving out communities through acts of good work and perseverance. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about #MentalHealth, #MentalIllness, and #AddictionRecovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
53:35
October 5, 2021
089 - Rachel Ausbern and Jenifer Oxford
“The lack of gratitude is the biggest blessing blocker there is.” Rachel Ausbern and Jenifer Oxford join us to tell their stories of addiction, comradery in recovery and the lessons they have learned. They share their experience, strength and hope. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about #MentalHealth, #MentalIllness, and #AddictionRecovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
58:03
October 5, 2021
088 - Edward Bailey
“What is your picture of a good life?” Care providers asked Edward Bailey this question in treatment and he has been pursuing that vision with massive amounts of effort ever since. He joins us to talk about vision and hope, going from a trap house to recovery, to running and growing the No Longer Bound treatment center in Atlanta, GA. He is scouring the country for quality treatment centers where they serve “People over profit” while doing interventions with Faryn Recovery. He talks about servant leadership, spiritual trauma, family perfectionism, and freedom for good. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about #MentalHealth, #MentalIllness, and #AddictionRecovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
48:17
October 4, 2021
087 - Dr. Michael Sprintz, DO, DFASAM
“Most doctors just don’t understand what they are dealing with.” Dr. Michael Sprintz joins us to share his journey from addiction to med school to opening the Sprintz Center for Pain and Recovery. He is triple board certified in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Anesthesiology and talks about the gray area between treating chronic pain and/or addiction. He is a Distinguished Fellow with the American Society of Addiction Medicine, which is a big deal, for his contributions in the field of addiction medicine. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about #MentalHealth, #MentalIllness, and #AddictionRecovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
49:31
October 4, 2021
086 - Joe Difabio
Joe Difabio joins us to talk about hitting rock bottom. He talks about the myriad of reasons why we start down the road of addiction, the decisions that many end up making in order to feed it, and getting to the point where he voluntarily turned himself in to jail. He talks about the emotional and communication skills learned in treatment and how they have translated into marriage and parenting. At Atlanta Detox, (Amatus Recovery Centers) they help individuals find the treatment that works for them, including therapy at all levels of care including using technology like Genesight to help determine which and whether medications can be useful. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about #MentalHealth, #MentalIllness, and #AddictionRecovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
46:08
September 29, 2021
085 - Megan Cohen
“My life is beautiful. The way I feel inside is beautiful.” We connected with Megan Cohen today to talk about her work in hope and healing with the Grace Project in the homeless community of Philadelphia. In her own story of addiction, she was a runner, and managed to get through the doors at 71 different treatment centers across the country. She could get through detox, but couldn’t handle digging into emotional issues. She now says, “It wasn’t hard. It was just uncomfortable.” Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about #MentalHealth, #MentalIllness, and #AddictionRecovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
38:18
September 27, 2021
084 - Cody Davis
Cody Davis joins us to talk about the power of service and devoting your life to others. He talks about trafficking, incarceration, parenting, and about how we all have varying paths through addiction as well through recovery. He sheds light on the amazing things they are doing at The Extension, Four Winds Recovery, and Atlanta Recovery Place. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about #MentalHealth, #MentalIllness, and #AddictionRecovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
52:07
September 27, 2021
083 - Dr. Evelyn Higgins
“You aren’t healthy one day and sick the next. Your lifestyle leads to sickness.” Dr. Evelyn Higgins joins us for a fun discussion about mental health. She says 75% of diseases are lifestyle diseases. She learned this while trying to “manage” her way through two strokes. She touches on the spiritual element that is missing in a BioPsychoSocial, genetic snips, methylation, and goes deep on her trek along the Camino de Santiago in Spain. She also talks about how we all play the genetic hands we are dealt in life differently and how we shouldn’t try to protect our children from having a human experience. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about #MentalHealth, #MentalIllness, and #AddictionRecovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
56:25
September 16, 2021
082 - Amy Guerrero
“I’m gonna heal all my trauma before I turn 40.” Amy Guerrero joins us to talk about healing and living a sober conscious life. She talks about somatic experiencing, attachment theory, and the trauma informed modalities she uses at Thrive in Recovery. She intentionally meets people “where they are at” after feeling like she was asked as a patient to abandon deep belief systems. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about #MentalHealth, #MentalIllness, and #AddictionRecovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
39:13
September 16, 2021
081 - Sierra Lund
Sierra Lund and her team at Grit Wellness are committed to helping their clients use exercise and nutrition to create a healthy and sustainable lifestyle as they start their recovery or in corporate organizations. While training to be a pilot, she experienced an engine failure and used her survival to focus on what was most important to her and a life worth living. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
33:16
September 14, 2021
080 - Danielle Owen
Danielle Owen joins us from Harmony Hills to talk about addressing addiction as a family, maintaining personal boundaries and self care, managing her personal inclination to be a saver, loving from a distance and the current impacts of Fentanyl. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
58:35
September 13, 2021
079 - Rosemary O'Connor
“It wasn’t my plan to stay sober.” Rosemary O’Connor joins us to share her story and a LOT of material about recovery. We talk about “A Sober Mom’s Guide,” working with Glass House, and her journey to sobriety. We touch on PIVOT curriculum, attachment theory, circle boundaries, codependency, and reacting with our inner child, versus our inner teen, or as an emotionally aware adult. “Do you want me to just listen or do you want some feedback?” The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
56:26
September 13, 2021
078 - Jimmy Younis
Jimmy Younis joins us from Attainable Dreams to talk about being an educator in recovery. He works with groups all over the country and uses his high energy direct authenticity to talk about planning on and creating a “lifetime of recovery.” He teaches principles like unmanageability, relationships, and cognition of choices, beliefs, and behaviors. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
48:03
August 26, 2021
077 - Scott Kelley
“I think we’re doing ok but I think we should talk to someone to make sure.” Scott Kelley joins us from Regard Recovery to talk about a lifetime of work in the recovery industry. His first experience with therapy was after the loss of his father at the age of 18, where he caught the bug and went on to get a degree in Psychology. He talks about motivational interviewing, “coopetition” in treatment, and using evidence-based practices to manage a recovery center. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
41:00
August 26, 2021
076 - Robert Hilliker
“I came to this work honestly, as a patient first.” Robert Hilliker joins us from Ethos Behavioral Healthcare. He shares his journey from his first experience with therapy as a thirteen-year-old through getting a PHD in Clinical Social Work to starting multiple organizations with the intent to put mission in front of margin. They are hyper-focused on patient experience, team values and recovery success. He says, “Anybody that is not in long term recovery in my family system has died from addiction.” Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. #illuminaterecoverypodcast
43:05
August 25, 2021
075 - Sasha Antoun
“I’m gonna be ‘right sized.’ ”Sasha Antoun joins us from ReAlign Detox. She graduated from The Los Angeles Training Institute of Drug and Alcohol Studies and has been intentional about her work in the detox and substance abuse industry. For her it is a “calling”, so she talks about putting her personal work first and taking managed growth steps. She loves the pace and intensity of detox and getting individuals off to the right start towards recovery. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
45:16
August 23, 2021
074 - Megan Powell
Megan Powell joins us to talk about getting into the recovery industry through service. She talks about growing up with a family member with mental illness that she couldn’t relate to, being diagnosed with Bipolar 1 and gaining sympathy through her own personal experiences. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
47:36
August 19, 2021
073 - Mandi Freger
Mandi Freger joins us to talk about Energy Psychology Techniques and Applied Behavioral Analysis. She talks about polarized thinking, rationalized thought and approaching the world with an intentionally different point of view. She talks about improved assessments and diagnosing, tracking effective treatment outcomes and the evolving strategies for the behavioral health field. Enjoy! The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
01:01:27
August 19, 2021
072 - Andrew Wilkinson
“Recovery works because we’re not all crazy on the same day.” Andrew Wilkinson joins us from Granite Mountain Behavioral Healthcare. He talks about somatic experiencing, and approaching our bodies as a connected body and mind. He talks about regulation in our nervous system and healing from within in order to regain control of our lives in recovery. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
46:42
August 19, 2021
071 - April Barnes
“She’s sick and she can’t get the help she needs. Jail is not the answer.” April Barnes, RN joins us from The Next Door to talk about being recruited into the detox industry. She talks about sharing the pain, the intimate space, and emotional transition from intoxication. She talks about getting a place of recovery and of forgiveness to be able to use humor for connection. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
50:14
August 18, 2021
070 Scott Jones
Scott Jones joins from Outback Treatment to talk about getting started as a volunteer in the recovery industry. He is focused on trauma and attachment issues with his clients and in his own life. He talks about current buzzwords like regulation and dysregulation, and his experience with brain spotting and experiential based therapies. He spends a lot of time with adolescents and talks about the changes in treatment over his career. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
44:07
August 11, 2021
069 - Devon Wayt
“If you want to be a drunk, why don’t you just go over to Montezuma Street and stop hurting your family?” Devon Wayt joins us from Circa Behavioral Healthcare Solutions. He talks about the journey of finding recovery, relapsing, ignoring the typical advice to avoid relationships for the first year and about getting involved in the operations side of the business. He talks about consulting and advocating in the treatment industry. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
49:05
August 11, 2021
068 - John Thomson
“Alcohol kicked my butt.” John Thomson from Pocono Mountain Recovery Center joins us to talk about protecting addiction versus protecting recovery, Anedonia, and how the recovery industry handled COVID. He talks about trauma and using the “trauma egg” personally and with clients. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
46:26
August 3, 2021
067 - John Giordano
“95% of dopamine and serotonin are developed in the gut.” John Giordano joins us to talk about his 37 years in recovery and the work they are doing at South Beach Detox. He is a 10th degree black belt in the Karate hall of fame. He talks about how many treatment providers are based on 70 year old, outdated technology. He talks about some of the current research in the addiction industry, various modalities including Reward Deficiency Syndrome, and is a lot of fun to listen to. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
54:20
August 3, 2021
066 - Joe Curran
Joe Curran joins us from Rockland Recovery Center. They are helping individuals become truer versions of themselves. He talks about feeling whole through addiction and replacing that feeling in recovery. He talks about connection and the opposite of addiction, dislocation theory, and Bruce Alexander’s well known work with rats and addiction. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
49:38
August 3, 2021
065 - Matt Bauersachs
Matt Bauersachs joins us from Learn to Live Recovery. He talks about enjoying substances as an adolescent, dealing with falling out from sports and college, the ups and downs of depression, the value of structured sober living, and going through the challenges of starting a recovery center from scratch. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
50:35
August 3, 2021
064 - Diana Dubbs
Diana Dubbs joins us from Dreamlife Recovery to share her recovery story and talk about the evolving stigmas around mental health and substance abuse. She talks about “selling” recovery, finding her fit in the industry, establishing and protecting personal boundaries, and having mentor peers in your life. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
47:04
August 2, 2021
063 - Lori Ryland
Lori Ryland PHD, Chief Clinical Officer from Pinnacle Treatment Centers joins us to talk about addictive disorders and the many ways she has encountered them in her career. She talks about being aware of her own vulnerabilities, having experience, the evolution of the industry and her work with Pinnacle. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
46:35
August 2, 2021
062 - Bill Payne
Bill Payne joins us from Shamrock Plumbing to share his story of addiction and recovery. He talks about culture, religion vs. faith, and having a spouse that has stuck be his side through thick and thin.  The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
01:04:49
August 2, 2021
061 - KC Gooding
KC Gooding joins us from Burning Tree programs. They focus on helping chronic addicts and their families get the help they need to combat substance use disorder. He is busy. He is on multiple boards, including NAATP. He tells his story, the ways he is advocating for the industry and for individuals, and about the methods at Burning Tree. 
45:32
July 28, 2021
060 - Ian Henyon
Ian Henyon believes the hopeless can make fundamental changes and live happy and productive lives. He joins us from Birmingham Treatment Center to talk about avoiding the use of guilt and shame, maintaining healthy boundaries, and the modalities they are using at their new facility in Alabama. Enjoy. https://birminghamrecoverycenter.com/ The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
50:38
July 15, 2021
059 - Michelle Goss
“Name one thing you have learned without experiencing it.” Michelle Goss joins us from Spirit Mountain Healing Center in Arizona. She combines her lifelong love of horses in her “horse guided coaching” practice. As a mental health counselor, she talks about breaking down mental and even physical health barriers, building connections, and being in the moment with these powerful animals that instinctively mirror our emotions. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
58:26
July 13, 2021
058 - Dan Mager
“Guilt was weaponized.” Dan Mager joins us from Vance Johnson Recovery Center. He talks about recovery, his various books including “Some Assembly Required: A Balanced Approach to Recovery from Addiction and Chronic Pain,” breathing and mindfulness, and the messaging we use with ourselves. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
56:48
July 13, 2021
057 - Jeffrey Jensen
“How did I get here?” Jeffrey Jensen joins us from Lakeview Health to talk about his sobriety story and helping people understand their “Hero’s Journey.” He helps individuals get to a safe place and this importance of understanding, “We are powerless over our addiction. Everyone else is too.” He talks about having reservations in sobriety versus being all in. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
54:52
July 12, 2021
056 - Preston King
“Just because you get sober, life doesn’t just get easy.” Preston King joins us from Underdogg Marketing to tell his recovery story. He talks about get lots in the jail system and gratitude for being held accountable by the drug court system. He says he wanted to put in half effort and get full results and is grateful for mini-success like an apartment, furniture, job and the lessons he has learned in sobriety. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
47:21
July 12, 2021
055 - Nancy White and Karen Peterson
Nancy White and Karen Peterson are an awesome duo from Sereno Ridge Recovery in Alabama. They talk story about being doctors and television professionals and how their journeys were impacted by substance abuse disorder. We discuss International Doctors in AA, diving into the world of recovery, stigmas in and out of the industry, and archaic misunderstandings that lead to poor patient treatment. This includes legislation like the “certificates of need” that are still required in states like Alabama. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
54:23
July 12, 2021
054 - Jeffery Olsen
Jeffery Olsen is the author of “Knowing.” He joins us to tell the story of his car accident, the loss of his wife and son, and the subsequent near death experience. He talks about grieving, finding “oneness,” and a new level of trust in life. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
01:06:31
June 28, 2021
053 - Brian Wall
Brian Wall joins us to talk about growing up with trauma, learning to be good at what was expected of him, and finding his way out of addiction. He checked himself into a psych ward, learned to recognize the triggers of life transitions, and the value of a healthy dose of sleep and gratitude. He also talks about the work they are doing at Transitions Treatment Center. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
01:00:45
June 28, 2021
052 - Timothy Harrington
“Fun, fun with problems, and then just problems.”  Timothy Harrington joins us from NuLife Virtual. He is an addiction recovery coach, Renoventionist®, and family recovery support specialist. They are a human-centered, social, and mobile healing app to support addiction treatment centers, and individual practitioners in delivering increased access to care, improved health, continuing care and increased revenue. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
47:05
June 23, 2021
051 - Travis Pantiel
Travis Pantiel joins us from American Addiction Centers to talk about wanting to help people from a young age, the ability to get people to open up quickly, and trauma treatment. He talks about the importance of treatment programs like theirs for professionals,  and looks to the future of integrated healthcare where the boundaries between medical care, mental health, and other patient care like chiropractics or yoga can be managed in synergy for the most effective patient solution. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
32:12
June 23, 2021
050 - Laura Simon-Sulzer
“Breathing is the golden gate for everything.” Laura Simon-Sulzer joins to tell us about her journey from childhood in Paris, through warzones like Bosnia, Chechnya, and Yugoslavia as a war reporter, and a position as a White House Correspondent for Radio France before landing at the Hazeldon Treatment Center in Minnesota. She talks about codependency, becoming an expert in addiction disorders, and constantly revisiting her character defects. She specializes in discreet, custom tailored addiction treatment. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
42:33
June 22, 2021
049 - Todd Stumbo
“Do whatever blows your hair back.” Todd Stumbo joins us from Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center to share his story of going from “mama’s little troublemaker” to addiction, incarceration, and psychosis to an executive in recovery. He talks about the ABC’s of recovery, unicorns, and figuring out the stories you are telling yourself. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
49:49
June 22, 2021
048 - Timmy Brooks
Timmy Brooks joins us from Synergy Houses to talk about sobriety, finding structure while transitioning out of treatment, and learning how to have fun in recovery. He talks about keeping personal recovery and work as a recovery professional separate and intentional. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
40:32
June 21, 2021
047 - Chris Wilkins
“Turn your mess into a message.” Chris Wilkins joins us to talk about growing up as a tough guy, hiding abuse, checking out, and running away from the truth. He talks about connecting, getting honest and direct, and trying to help those without resources through programs like his Heal The Hurt. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
01:13:54
June 21, 2021
046 - Lori Vann
Lori Vann joins us to talk about non suicidal self injury. She has written multiple books on the topic including “The caregivers guide to self-injury,” and “The practitioner’s guide to the treatment of self-injury.” She talks about the Vann Tree Model and treating the roots of the problem rather than focusing on dead leaves (symptoms). She also talks about how and why the age of occurrence is getting younger and younger as pre-teens are getting online and involved in social media. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
53:33
June 15, 2021
045 - Stormy Hill
Stormy Hill joins us to talk about using sensory rooms and sensory-based skills programs to assist those with autism, attention disorders, and mental health challenges. She talks about her work in substance abuse treatment and in creating sensory room design and training modules available to professionals and the public alike. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
48:25
June 14, 2021
044 - Matthew Seaman
“Can you be you?” Matthew Seaman joins us from St. Johns Recovery Place to talk about moving as a teenager and the impact that his new friends had on his substance abuse. He talks about coming out as gay in the 80’s, being misunderstood and bullied (including being stabbed!), and going to treatment 14(!) times. His story of hitting rock bottom, pleading to his higher power and finding spirituality led to being given opportunities that he never thought were available. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
52:19
June 11, 2021
043 - Gordon Bruin
“Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” Gordon Bruin joins us to talk about mindfulness and it’s benefit in addiction recovery and trauma therapy. He talks about getting out of the limbic system, being intentional in your thinking, and some of the tools he has used over the years such as VIA character surveys, EMDR therapy, and Muay Thai. He delivers a recommended reading list as an extra bonus! Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
49:56
June 11, 2021
042 - Laura Beth LB Burkhalter
“It’s too difficult to love you anymore.” Laura Beth “LB” Burkhalter from Red Rock Recovery joins us to talk about addiction, getting cut off from support, treatment, recovery, and Naltrexone administration. She has a big story, and talks about the importance of getting the truth out on the table. “Sweeping things under the rug is how people die.” Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
50:42
June 9, 2021
041 - Dirk Eldredge
Dirk Eldredge joins us from Momenta Recovery where they offer trauma specific care for women. He talks about getting past “low self-esteem and a high sense of failure” in order to find his true calling in life. He had a successful career during his 20 year “functioning addict” bender, but realized he was chasing the wrong goals. He became a successful interventionist, helped the Super Bowl winning Seattle Seahawks as a life coach, and has found home with his bride in the Roaring Fork Valley in Colorado where they focus together on helping women with trauma. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
51:43
June 7, 2021
040 - Creighton Park
“I drank 8 days a week.” Creighton Park joins us from Deer Hollow Recovery to share lots of the “one liners” he has learned in recovery.  He is learning to “Put back into the stream of life instead of taking from it.” He tells his story of treatment, failures, starting on a graveyard shift and working his way up to an operations manager, and the importance of the twelve step program at Alcoholics Anonymous. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
45:18
June 7, 2021
039 - Parker Smith
Parker Smith joins us from PJS Connection. He is active in the behavioral health industry, working directly with mental health and substance abuse treatment organizations consulting on accreditation, state licensing, operational optimization, and growth strategy. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
39:53
June 2, 2021
038 - Eric Schmidt
“My mind works just like yours. It’s just that yours is on steroids.” Eric Schmidt from New Roads Behavioral Health talks borderline personality disorders, substance abuse disorders and pursuing new and effective treatments like dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
52:45
June 2, 2021
032 - Meghan Jones
“It’s time to grow.” Meghan Jones joins us today from Deer Hollow Recovery to share her story about being a rebel youth, not having a tribe, and the challenges of teen addiction. She has found her own rhythm in recovery, and talks about suicidal ideations with us. She has been helping promote change in individuals for the last decade. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
52:06
June 2, 2021
037 - Brent Bryant
Brent Bryant from Family First Adolescent Services. He is a family ambassador, speaker, and advocate for addressing adolescent mental health and substance abuse disorder. He helps teens talk about there brain, and where and when to ask for help. Enjoy.  The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
46:48
June 2, 2021
036 - Austin Davis
Austin Davis joins us from Clear Fork Academy. Their mission is to lead adolescents to a new legacy. They do so by passionately admonishing the idle, encouraging the fainthearted, helping the weak, and being patient with everyone. They use narrative therapy, family systems, and the “God of the Bible” as their higher power. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
24:11
May 28, 2021
035 - Randall Carlisle
Randall Carlisle joins us to talk about a lifetime as a “functioning alcoholic.” He talks about a long successful career as an evening television news anchor, recognizing that his drinking wasn’t normal and looking back at 4 marriages and having to find a new circle of friends. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
01:03:12
May 28, 2021
034 - Rebecca Reeder
“Our bodies are wise. Our bodies are constantly communicating something.” Rebecca Reeder from Recovery Café joins us to talk about eating disorders and substance abuse. She talks about finding her own path through recovery and invites others to do the same. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
50:04
May 25, 2021
033 - Brianna Nowlan
Brianna Nowlan joins us from Taste Recovery, the online directory for sober living homes nationwide. She talks about her treatment process and recovery and how it led her to creating Taste Recovery. “Taste Recovery was founded to support those seeking a safe refuge and a new start. The definition of taste is to discover through experience. With knowledge of what sober living homes are out there, they hope to give you the best options to rediscover yourself.” Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
33:23
May 21, 2021
031 - Jared Casey
I am worthless, no good, broken, a liar, a thief, depressed, an addict. This is the internal language of millions of Americans that may be suffering from addiction, anxiety, mental distress, chronic illness, trauma and relationship issues. I Am Recovery works through helping clients heal wounds and see their value again, changing their inner dialogue to hope, love, and self-worth. Jared Casey joins us from I Am Recovery.  The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (www.illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
45:25
May 18, 2021
030 - Angelina Gripp
Angelina has a Masters Degree in Social Work from USC and is pursuing a PhD in Depth Psychology. She is a self-proclaimed “late bloomer” and runs Arena Therapy Services in Costa Mesa, CA. She talks about having family members in addiction, working through personal pain and triggers in order to work with women, and gives us some book suggestions. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
39:08
May 18, 2021
029 - Randy "Longshot" Clark
“Whatever you go through, you grow through.” Randy “Longshot” Clark from The Source Treatment Center brings a lot of little nuggets while sharing his story and his current passions inside the recovery industry. He once said, “God, if you aren’t going to kill me, please heal me.” on his way to true surrender. He was once a guy that wanted to die every day and now lives a life full of joy. Longshot Recovery is a movement Randy has started to give hope for the “longshots” like himself. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (www.illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
47:18
May 13, 2021
028 - Dennis Leary
Dennis Leary is helping wage war on addiction and minimize its impact on individuals suffering from it and for those who have to experience seeing their loved ones sick and suffering. Aware Recovery Care is a pioneer in the in-home mental health and substance use disorder treatment industry, representing true innovation. Supported by a specially-trained team of addiction professionals, Aware offers a best-in-class in-home addiction treatment program backed by both logic and data. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates (www.illuminatebilling.com). They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
47:31
May 13, 2021
027 - Scott and Jenny Graham
Scott and Jenny Graham are changing the story from despair to relief for families impacted by the wide array of dysfunctions and addictions, they have been facilitating interventions and transports since 1988. They are both in recovery and are seasoned and trusted interventionists, keynote speakers, radio guests and authors with an unparalleled reputation in the treatment field. Enjoy.  The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
54:55
May 11, 2021
026 - Christian and Kelle Smith
“Jail was the best 18 months of my life.” Christian and Kelle Smith join us to talk about addiction recovery in a marriage and the impact that it has on both individuals, the relationship, and the family. They are a powerful example of a partnership in recovery, having boundaries with each other and with the world around you. After 39 years of marriage, and a painful addiction story, they say that while they would not wish there past on their worst enemy, they wouldn’t trade it back. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
01:35:35
May 11, 2021
025 - Dr. Emory Welch
“Our brain will answer any question we ask it.” Dr. Emory Welch joins us today to talk about motivation, repentance, mental leverage and focus questions. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
33:50
May 10, 2021
024 - Jaron Stanton
“There’s no way around “through it.” Jaron Stanton from small town, Ohio joins us from Pinnacle Peak Recovery to talk about his journey and the gifts that led him to where he is. He talks about adjusting his perception and approach to his origin story, his recovery from alcoholism, and striving to be the gift of a solution available for someone that doesn’t know there are solutions. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
46:56
May 10, 2021
023 - Mary Jane "MJ" Watman from Cornerstone Healing Center
“If I have a problem, the problem is me. And if I am the problem, I have a solution wherever I go. And if anyone else is the problem, I am held hostage.” Mary Jane “MJ” Watman from Cornerstone Healing Center joins us to talk about moving from anger and fear to committed sobriety and taking responsibility for her own emotional well-being. She talks about the trap of using possessive language about your children and circumstances that are out of your control, as well as her work with women coming out of the prison system. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
46:52
May 5, 2021
022 - Brian Tierney
“Express complex emotions in an artistic way.” Brian Tierney joins us to talk about maintaining his personal recovery while working in the recovery field. Service is a key ingredient for him and he is proud to be a part of programs like Colorado Artists in Recovery and Recovery Café. He talks about coming from a mindset of scarcity and insecurity and how Red Rock Recovery Center has helped him and others find balance. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. 
52:34
April 29, 2021
021 - Meilani Hock
“Why NOT me?” Meilani Hock shares her story of dealing with postpartum depression, cancer, and learning to take care of ourselves. Enjoy.  The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
58:06
April 28, 2021
020 - Drew Wilson from Steps Recovery
“It is a family disease.” Drew Wilson is striving to help families and individuals find the path to recovery. If he’s not at Steps Recovery, you might find him at Alcoholics Anonymous or a junior high school helping teachers scare kids straight, or rather, letting them know there are resources available in their times of need. Regardless of where he is, he’s practicing his integrity or fostering connections in programs like sober softball. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
54:36
April 22, 2021
019 - Frank Eisenhauer from Buena Vista Health
Frank Eisenhauer of Buena Vista Health joins us to talk about his spiritual awakening. He had the hopes and talent to be a professional baseball player, but after a 20 year binge on drugs and alcohol, it took prison time and a spiritual awakening to get his life turned around. He now works with prisoners and parolees as they start their journey towards recovery. Enjoy.  The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
36:45
April 22, 2021
018 - James Hadlock of Blunovus
“Would it be fair to say that the only reason that you habitually use drugs and alcohol was because you were trying to fix a feeling?” James Hadlock joins us to tell his story, and about the mission of Blunovus. He tells about his history of wearing a “backpack of shame,” running away, addiction and a psychotic break, eventually leading to jailtime. 25% of Americans live with a diagnosable mental illness. 80% of those will NEVER ask for help. Blunovus is a proactive employee assistance program embraced by employers like EMI Health, Divvy, and Purple Mattress. He talks about making mental health a positive discussion in the workplace and why a “no tolerance” substance policy is failing employees AND employers. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
01:05:22
April 19, 2021
017 - Bryan Hedin from Renaissance Ranch
“Everyone can benefit from the principles of recovery.” Bryan Hedin joins us from The Renaissance Ranch to share his recovery story and the work they are doing at the ranch. He talks about the challenges of the “Jekyll and Hyde” lifestyle, the language of recovery, the shame of inauthenticity and not measuring up, and being a people pleaser. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
57:42
April 19, 2021
016 - Roy Poillon
Roy Poillon joins us from FamiliesImpactedbyOpioids.com He talks about his system for educating families about the substance abuse journey, and healthy family dynamics including denial, enabling, and codependency. He talks about measuring successful recovery, support of families, and a nationwide presence of Family Solution Finder Learning Centers. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
55:35
April 15, 2021
015 - Todd Sylvester
“The most delightful surprise in life is to suddenly recognize there is nothing wrong with you.” Todd Sylvester brings his infectious energy and joins us from Wasatch Recovery and Todd Sylvester Inspires. He is with us to talk about addictive voice recognition and belief systems. Recognizing your irrational beliefs, using your thoughts to adjust your emotions, and starting with the fours pillars of honesty, integrity, accountability, and helping someone else. Enjoy. ToddSylvesterInspires.com The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
43:28
April 15, 2021
014 - Karsen Delgado from Body Balanced Care
Karsen Delgado is a nurse practitioner at Body Balanced Care. She joins us to talk about integrative medicine, amino acid therapy, bioidentical hormones, and nutritional counseling. How these issues can lead to addiction, and make it more difficult to find sobriety. Enjoy. www.bodybalancedcare.com The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
38:16
April 13, 2021
013 - Eric Rodgers
“The family dynamic is going to change forever.” Eric Rodgers joins us to talk about being a caretaker from an early age, deciding to be a “helper,” and working with adolescents. This includes managing and prepping the family dynamic for change, understanding individual identity, and having a planned recovery and discharge plan. Enjoy.  Peakdg.com The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
42:56
April 12, 2021
012 - Marsha Stafford of New You Recovery
“The best work I do, I do for free. God pays my bills, but the best work I do, I do for free.” Marsha Stafford from New You Recovery and the Been There Done That Radio Show joins us to tell us her story. As a toddler she was given alcohol for family entertainment. She and her siblings are breaking the chains of hereditary alcoholism and creating familial sobriety. She is a consultant for new treatment centers and helps them open across the country. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
58:25
April 1, 2021
011 - Jackie Culley
Jackie Culley says “We sit in the shit until we know what it is.” She embraces adversity and talks about her four “pillars” for mental and emotional strength. She plays off her personal struggles that include grief from cancer and death, trauma, and abuse to highlight positive focuses like service, yoga, and interior design. Learn more about Christmas for Cancer Families and Courage To Be Yoga. Enjoy. Couragetobeyoga.com - Couragetobeyoga.com/christmas-for-cancer-families/ The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
01:00:41
April 1, 2021
010 - Duke Rumely with Sober AF Entertainment
“There’s no money in abstinence.”  Duke Rumely joins us from Sober AF Entertainment. They are on a mission to create “SAFE” and sober events that include connection, activity, and community while having a lot of fun. He talks about his own recovery, preparing and protecting his kids from addiction, and Sober AF Entertainment’s mission to help shrink the 82,000 deaths per year by accidental overdose. Enjoy. www.soberafentertainment.com The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
48:04
March 31, 2021
009 - Erin Bozza Story
“It was easier for me to say that I was a recovering addict than to say that I have Bipolar 1.” Erin Bozza tells us her story of Recovery and Bipolar 1, Anxiety, PTSD. She is a geographical changer and hopes to be example of hope. She talks about gratitude for her support group, getting the right medications and psychological treatment, and knowing her signs and triggers. She is on a journey of self discovery and understanding while studying to be a certified peer recovery specialist. Enjoy. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
49:36
March 29, 2021
008 - Aaron Burgin from Suicide Sucks
“Suicide is a symptom of hopelessness.” Aaron Burgin from Suicide Sucks joins us to talk about his brand Suicide Sucks which is geared toward “rocker teens,” and the need for messaging designed for the audience. He is taking the communications side of suicide support head on using prescriptive analytics, demographic appropriate branding, and sharing the importance of intentional connection. www.suicidesucks.com The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
46:12
March 29, 2021
007 Danny Warner from Chateau Recovery
“Police officers and firefighters are more likely to die by suicide than in the Line of Duty.” Danny Warner from Chateau Recovery joins us today to talk about addiction recovery, avoiding archaic practices, and making a lasting difference. They use evidence based practices in their work with first responders like and are one of only a few providers recommended by the Fraternal Order of Police. He talks about the importance of keeping up with current technologies like neurofeedback and getting a support network involved. Mental wellness and trauma support are key for law enforcement officers, paramedics, EMT’s, firefighters, and current and former members of the military. Enjoy. Chateaurecovery.com The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
40:47
March 19, 2021
006 Coach Blu and Marissa Robinson from AddictIIAthlete
"Will my insurance cover addiction treatment?" This episode is an opportunity that Shelley had to get together with Coach Blu and Marissa Robinson on the AddictIIAthlete podcast to talk about finding the best treatment that is a good fit for you. How to afford it and what are the potential insurance options that may be available. Coach Blu and Marissa have a powerful voice in the addiction recovery community. Their mission is to establish and maintain recovery with individuals and families by promoting lifestyle changes through erasing addiction and replacing it with things of greater value. Addict II Athlete is a nonprofit action-orientated addiction recovery program that will assist anyone touched by addiction and mental health. Those in recovery as well as family, friends and community members. Check them out at Addicttoathlete.com. The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self-care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
01:06:22
March 19, 2021
005 Justin McCoy from Moonlight Mountain Recovery
“Maybe it will be different this time…” Justin McCoy joins us today from Moonlight Mountain Recovery. He talks about the importance of self care in recovery, and differentiating between your healthy thoughts and the addict mind. He believes connection is the opposite of addiction, but discusses protecting your story. He says some people are ready for recovery and some people aren’t and highlights the power of daily rituals and acts of service. Enjoy. https://www.moonlightmountainrecovery.com/ The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
51:41
March 18, 2021
004 Kellie Christensen from Mountain Valley Recovery
“Hard work builds self esteem and self worth.” Today we are joined by Kellie Christensen from Mountain Valley Recovery. She and her husband Judd Christensen run a recovery center that includes a working ranch, recreational therapy, equine therapy, and focuses on recovery for men. Their patients can also learn a new set of trade skills and how to work hard. She also says, “They don’t know how to have fun without using.” so they also learn how to enjoy nature, hobbies, and life in recovery. She talks about the value of having a community both as an individual in recovery and as a facility in a region. She is passionate about fighting to have a healthy life. Mountainvalleyrecovery.com The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
42:37
March 17, 2021
003 Ryan Decker from Wasatch Recovery
Ryan Decker with Wasatch Recovery “You have to admit that you love drugs more than you love your kids.” Today we are joined by Ryan Decker of Wasatch Recovery who shares his story about flipping the script. Having the same drive and determination for recovery as he did in his addiction. He talks about the tricky balance of setting boundaries both with patients and with family members. Staying active and engaged, and the turn-around story of a relative from a future of prison and homelessness to having the freedom to write his own story. Never give up and always strive to be better. You can always be a better version of yourself. www.livingaddictionfree.com/ The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
39:55
March 16, 2021
002 Elizabeth Snyder from Reflections Recovery Center
"I love you more than heroine." Find out why this statement has value as we are joined by Elizabeth Snyder from Reflections Recovery Center. She talks about recovery, depth psychology, existentialism, shame, support networks, chaos, and the value of slowing down. “Your way doesn’t work. You don’t know what you’re doing. Listen to other people.” she was told as she got into recovery. She has continued to open up, learn, and connect in her own recovery and as a professional.  - www.reflectionsrecoveryutah.com The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Shining light on ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health.
40:07
March 13, 2021
001 The Illuminate Recovery Podcast
The Illuminate Recovery Podcast is about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Recovery. Ways to cope, manage, and inspire. Beyond the self care we discuss, you may need the help of a licensed professional. Curt Neider and Shelley Mangum are a part of Illuminate Billing Advocates. They are committed to helping better the industry and adding value to the lives of listeners by sharing tools, insights, and success stories of those who are working on their mental health. 
32:31
March 2, 2021