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Chasing Heroine: Addiction Recovery Podcast

Jeannine was an active drug addict and alcoholic for 15 years - her using led to multiple arrests, homelessness & the loss of absolutely everything - which she considers to be the best thing that ever happened to her.Sober since January 15, 2015, and now a successful fitness studio owner & entrepreneur, she is committed to sharing her stories in the hopes that they may help others. Sober since October 28, 2018 Narcan Nate travels the country doing Narcan training, and also works as a harm reduction advocate, in addition to working with Humanity Showers & A New Path.Releases every Thursday.

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Jeannine was an active drug addict and alcoholic for 15 years - her using led to multiple arrests, homelessness & the loss of absolutely everything - which she considers to be the best thing that ever happened to her.Sober since January 15, 2015, and now a successful fitness studio owner & entrepreneur, she is committed to sharing her stories in the hopes that they may help others. Sober since October 28, 2018 Narcan Nate travels the country doing Narcan training, and also works as a harm reduction advocate, in addition to working with Humanity Showers & A New Path.Releases every Thursday.

PART TWO: “Trashley Anonymous, Twenty Years of street life, addiction and sex work.” Ashley Clark

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Part two of Jeannine’s interview with Ashley Clark aka Trashley Anonymous. Part two picks up just before Ashley’s last prison term and ultimately her last use following an overdose. Connect with the show: https://bit.ly/3gAf9Jh Connect with Ashley: https://bit.ly/3zjIGgW

Oct 27 2022

52mins

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PART ONE: “Trashley Anonymous: Her story of twenty years of street life, addiction and sex work.”

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Today Jeannine interviews Ashley Clark, aka “Trashley Anonymous,” the legendary TikTok creator and author. With nearly two million followers on TikTok, Ashley captivated the TikTok FYP for months with her viral video describing the impacts a twenty year long career of sex work fueled by an addiction to opiates and meth left on her soul, spirit and body. Ashley’s new book, “It’s my pu**y, I’ll do what I want,” is available now on Amazon. Connect with Ashley on TikTok: https://bit.ly/3VTph0b Connect with the show on TikTok: https://bit.ly/3TvEPF8

Oct 20 2022

1hr 15mins

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“Breaking free from the convict code” Phil Tyler, MN

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As a long term meth user, alcoholic and prison gang affiliated drug dealer, Phil Tyler has been convicted of 11 felonies and has served multiple prison terms. Clean now since October 15, 2010, Phil speaks with Jeannine and Nate about his early introduction into homelessness, drug dealing to support his habit and survive and his eventual assimilation into prison gangs lifestyle and codes of behavior. Phil now runs an online ministry “Against the Odds,” is a carpenter, father and homeowner in Minnesota. https://www.facebook.com/ATOministries Connect with the show: https://bit.ly/3CT86UV

Oct 13 2022

1hr 39mins

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“Felony to Fitness to Free” Doug Bopst, MD

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Doug Bopst is an award-winning personal trainer, author of three books, and host of the Adversity Advantage Podcast on a crusade to inspire others to overcome adversity and become the best version of themselves. He’s a former convicted felon and drug addict who spent time in jail for “possession with intent to sell.” While locked in a cell, he slayed his personal demons, kicked addiction, and reinvented himself. As a matter of fact, he hasn’t touched drugs since the day he was incarcerated in 2008. He has been featured on NBC’s ‘Today Show,’ Men’s Health, Forbes, Rich Roll, The Skinny Confidential, Impact Theory and many other media outlets/podcasts. “From Felony to Fitness to Free,” a short documentary about his story, has been screened at The Reel Recovery Film Festival in Los Angeles and New York City.

Oct 06 2022

1hr 43mins

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“Your crotch comes alive before your brain does.” Tracy H, San Francisco

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In todays episode Jeannine and Nate interview Tracey Helton. Sober now since 1998, Tracey was featured in the popular 1999 HBO documentary, “Black Tar Heroin.” She is the author of “The Big Fix” and works as an addiction specialist. Follow the show on IG: https://bit.ly/3rlq3Vi Follow the show on TikTok: https://bit.ly/3rehv2u Follow Narcan Nate on IG: https://bit.ly/3ULKl7Y

Sep 29 2022

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NDPE’s (Near Death Poop Experience) Jeannine & Nate

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If you have ever been physically dependent on opiates you may have some familiarity with opiate constipation, now termed by Jeannine as an “NDPE” (Near Death Poop Experience). Today Nate and Jeannine share their own NDPEs - this episode is probably NSFW! Follow the show on IG: https://bit.ly/3R3GS1x Follow the show on TikTok: https://bit.ly/3BZeXLQ Follow Narcan Nate on IG: https://bit.ly/3BuNYGG

Sep 22 2022

43mins

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Solocast: Journaling technique and structure

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Jeannine shares a journaling guideline - and an example from her own personal journal - that she learned in early sobriety, that has proven to be incredibly helpful during times of stress or conflict. Connect with the show: https://bit.ly/3yeim7Z Connect with Narcan Nate: https://bit.ly/39JQqiP

Jun 23 2022

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“I barricaded myself for twelve hours” Asa, Charleston, June 2018

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Jeannine and Nate interview Asa from Charleston, SC. Clean now since June of 2018, Asa shares her story of long term addiction, extensive criminal history and lifestyle, and the tragic loss of her daughter. Asa managed to heal from the trauma and tragedy of her past, and has turned her pain into a beautiful story of hope and resilience for others. Devoted to twelve step recovery and twelve step service, Asa now works for the same social recovery programs she was once sentenced to complete as a patient. Asa also recently completed her associates degree, and is an energy healer, utilizing her knowledge of reiki and chakra energies to serve others. Connect with the show: https://bit.ly/3QqVh8U Connect with Narcan Nate: https://bit.ly/3Qmsi6j

Jun 16 2022

1hr 11mins

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“NON 12 step program for recovery.” Andrew M, Australia 2018

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Jeannine and Nate interview Coach Andrew Moses, a drug and alcohol recovery coach and mentor. Andrew has developed a personalized, non-12 step, recovery coaching program based on his personal experience and the formula he developed to create a positive vision for the future of his clients. Initially chemically dependent on OxyContin, then methamphetamine, Andrew finally kicked his drug habits for good in 2018, after joining a gym and beginning to prioritize his health. Andrew also discusses his theory around gay trauma, the effect he classifies as a result of living as a closeted gay person for a length of time. Connect with Andrew on IG: https://bit.ly/3H9GH1C Connect with the show: https://bit.ly/3zs4jN2 Connect with Narcan Nate: https://bit.ly/3xgxFLE

Jun 09 2022

1hr 51mins

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“First year sober blueprints” Jeannine & Nate

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Jeannine and Nate go through exactly what steps they took in their first year of sobriety - starting from zero financially, to finding more gainful means of employment and the steps they took to maintain and strengthen their recovery. Connect with the show: https://instagram.com/chasingheroine?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Connect with Nate: https://bit.ly/3m48K8K

Jun 02 2022

1hr 22mins

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“Success after tragedy through MAT Recovery” Amanda, Charleston, SC 2018

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Three months into the beginning of her MAT recovery journey, Amanda’s husband lost his life to a fatal overdose. The details around his death were suspect, and though briefly investigated as a homicide, no one was ever charged in the death of Amanda’s husband. Their children were just four and eight at the time, and Amanda managed to stay sober and cope with her grief while suddenly becoming a single mother. Four years later, Amanda now works for Wake Up, Carolina, a non profit organization in Mt Pleasant, Charleston. Wake up, Caroline is a recovery community organization (RCO), an independent, non-profit organization led and governed by representatives of the local recovery community. They organize recovery-focused advocacy activities, carry out recovery-focused community education and outreach programs, and provide peer-based recovery support services. Connect with Wake Up, Carolina: https://www.wakeupcarolina.org/ Connect with Nate: https://instagram.com/narcan_nate?igshid=NDBlY2NjN2I= Connect with the show: https://bit.ly/3wNb22b

May 26 2022

1hr 9mins

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“I detoxed a 12 year methadone habit.” Mike F, Brooklyn, NY 2021

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Almost immediately after detoxing from a twelve year methadone dependence, on Thanksgiving Day 2021 Mike Fiore lost his mother, the last person he felt connected to and who cared about him. After his mothers passing, Mike decided his addiction had already taken enough - it would not also take his mothers death from him. He decided to walk through the pain sober, and has spent every day since then constructing a life of sobriety centered around motivating and inspiring others. Connect with Mike: https://bit.ly/3lH9eSh The Sober App info: https://bit.ly/3PzhFwG Connect with the show: https://instagram.com/chasingheroine?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

May 19 2022

1hr 10mins

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“Pill Billy” Narcan Nate & Jeannine

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Narcan Nate joins Jeannine as co-host today! The two discuss an incident from Jeannine’s active addiction and the role gratitude plays in both of their current recovery programs. Connect with Nate: https://bit.ly/3wnX9WY Connect with the show: https://bit.ly/39NtUVH

May 12 2022

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“Drug court success story” JR, Charleston

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JR Weaver, author of the award winning, “The Addiction Manifesto,” army veteran and person in recovery, is our guest today. JR and Jeannine discuss drug court, Smart Recovery as compared with twelve step, and JRs journey from crack addiction and alcoholism to nearly five years clean and sober. Info on smart recovery: https://www.smartrecovery.org/ Connect with JR and Recovery Revolution: https://m.facebook.com/RecoveryRevolution100/ Connect with the show: https://bit.ly/3LKk9G3

May 05 2022

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“Sober Tennessee mama of four” Jama, Chattanooga, TN 2018

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Jama spent 25 years abusing her body with cocaine, pain pills and alcohol. A married mom of four, on the outside, Jama’s life looked perfect. Internally, Jama was slowly becoming increasingly dependent on drugs and alcohol to cope with post-partum depression and her mothers diagnosis of Parkinson’s. Now just over four years sober and a spin instructor for a popular, world wide online fitness platform, Jama shares her story with Jeannine and how sobriety has changed her life. Connect with Jama on IG: https://bit.ly/3khImrh Connect with the show on IG: https://bit.ly/3OHLvhJ

Apr 28 2022

1hr 18mins

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“Everything you lost you’ll gain back ten-fold.” Tim L, Maryland 2021

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A high school athlete turned young Marine Corps recruit watched as his once promising future crumbled under the stress of his excessive drinking and drug use. For 27 years, Tim abused alcohol, weed and pain pills. After his wife discovered him in their basement with a rope around his neck, about to step off of a bucket, Tim decided it was time for a change. Connect with Tim on IG: https://bit.ly/3EznxAX Connect with Jeannine on IG: https://bit.ly/3L5buxp

Apr 21 2022

1hr 12mins

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“Detox Details” Jeannine

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The number one thing Jeannine is asked is, “how do I detox?!” This episode will hopefully provide some practical guidance to help you or a loved one get started on a path to a successful detox plan. NOTE: this episode discusses detox of opiates, (eg fentanyl, heroin, OxyContin, etc,) NOT alcohol, Jeannine is not familiar with an alcohol detox. Also, this episode is not designed to be medical advice, this is simply what Jeannine found worked for her and hopefully with this information you, along with the guidance of a doctor or medical professional, can develop a more informed plan that is personalized for you. SAMHSA National Hotline: 1-800-662-4357 Connect with Jeannine on IG: https://bit.ly/3jAbFEP

Apr 14 2022

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“Scared sh**less in secondary.” Jeannine, Mexico/USA border, Jan 2013

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Today Jeannine and Kim talk about an incident that happened when Jeannine was crossing back across the border from Mexico and was sent to “secondary,” the additional security check at the border. (***all names have been changed to protect the privacy of all individuals referenced)

Apr 07 2022

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“Obsessive behaviors - liability or asset?” Jeannine, interviewed by trainers Erin & Sarit

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Can we transfer obsession around drugs to obsession around a positive career or life goal? World renowned fitness experts Erin and Sarit interviewed Jeannine live on their podcast, and they discuss turning behavioral liabilities, into behavioral assets. Additionally, often drug addiction isn’t the first obsessive addiction we have - Jeannine shares about the evolution she experienced from disordered eating and fitness addictions, into drug and alcohol addiction, then finally into a positive obsession towards her career and recovery. Link to check out the R.A.W. Challenge beginning April 4, 2022: https://bit.ly/3Drsxaf Connect with the show on IG: https://bit.ly/3uEwaWd

Mar 31 2022

58mins

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“Disordered eating in recovery.” Erin and Sarit, FL

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Often drug addiction transfers to food addiction when we get into recovery. Erin and Sarit finally broke their yo-yo disordered eating patterns and share some their solutions with us today. CH Fam interested in Erin and Sarit’s Free 5 Day Challenge: https://bit.ly/3quXsgr CH Fam interested in the 8 week R.A.W challemge: https://bit.ly/3umFf5Z

Mar 24 2022

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