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Recovery

Season 2: That's a Wrap!

The end of Season 2 is here. Ryan, Rick. and Brian McGrath recap this season along with all things OCJ from the last year.
July 7, 2022
Season 2
Episode
40

Brian Reframes the Box

Amber and Ryan welcome Brian to the show again. Brian is one of the founders of Optimal Recovery Coaching Associates (ORCA) located in White Rock, BC and is also in long term recovery.
June 23, 2022
Season 2
Episode
38

A Holistic Journey of Healing and Helping Others

Friend of OCJ, Pastor Dave Maneschyn joins Ryan to welcome this week’s guest Claire Rae. Claire shares parts of her early life and how addiction has stolen three very close people from her.
June 9, 2022
Season 2
Episode
36

Formerly Incarcerated, Formerly Homeless, Recovering Addict: San Franciscan Tom Wolf

By the time Tom Wolf first encountered SF Police Officer Rob Gilson, his addiction was spinning out of control. Now in recovery, Tom uses his voice as a recovery advocate across the Country.
June 2, 2022
Season 2
Episode
35

Hard Truths with Giuseppe Ganci

A strong recovery advocate from New Westminster, BC joins the show today. Giuseppe is the Director of Community Development for Last Door Recovery Society and a passionate voice for recovery.
May 26, 2022
Season 2
Episode
34

Dr. Nathanial Day

This week we welcome a brilliant Doctor to the show. Dr. Nathanial Day is a Medical Director with AHS who is a driving force inside the Alberta’s Recovery Orientated System of Care (ROSC).
May 19, 2022
Season 2
Episode
33

Money Back Guarantee

This week Jessica sits down to share her journey through addiction and into recovery. Like so many others, Jessica started experimenting with alcohol at a young age and didn’t think anything of it.
May 12, 2022
Season 2
Episode
32

Social Contagion of Recovery w/ Dr. David Best

We are honoured to have this week guest join the show. With credentials and a resume too long to list, Dr. David Best undoubtedly brings a wealth of Recovery knowledge to our listeners.
May 5, 2022
Season 2
Episode
31

Exploring Recovery Journeys with a Clinical Social Worker

Throughout the episode, Rhonda Hayward shares her therapeutic experience working in the areas of DBT, Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma Therapy, and Substance Use Disorder.
April 21, 2022
Season 2
Episode
30

Where Old Meets New

A lot of recovery in the room today! Rick and Ryan welcome Cal and Chris to the studio as they share some of their recovery stories. One has 42 years in recovery, the other.. only a few weeks.
April 14, 2022
Season 2
Episode
29

Euphoric AF

This week Amber and Ryan welcome Karolina Rzadkowolska to the show. Karolina is a certified alcohol-free life coach who helps intuitive women make alcohol insignificant in their lives.
April 7, 2022
Season 2
Episode
28

Jon's Recovery Journey

Realizing his story might help someone else take the steps into recovery, Jon is very open to sharing his story of how he went From Darkness to Life.
March 17, 2022
Season 2
Episode
25

1 Year in "Drug Court"

Ashley shares her brave story with Ryan and Amber about her sobriety as she reaches her 1 year milestone! She shares how being in "drug court" & 12 steps have been key to her success in recovery.
February 17, 2022
Season 2
Episode
21

What is a Recovery Coach?

Episode 17 explores what a recovery coach is and what it isn�t; the importance of building trust and rapport and how an RC can help empower individuals in their recovery journey.
January 20, 2022
Season 2
Episode
17

Running Life now

Keeley openly discusses her negative relationship with alcohol and the consequences that she endured due to loss of control with the substance.
January 7, 2022
Season 2
Episode
15

Concussion and Brain Injury Recovery

Dr. Ryan Comeau and Dr. James Skrenkowich join Ryan and Derrick to discuss concussions and the lasting effects on our mental health.
December 23, 2021
Season 2
Episode
13

Lasting Effects of Childhood Traumas

One of the newest members of OCJ, Derrick, sits down with Poncho, Ryan and Amber to share his lived experience.
December 16, 2021
Season 2
Episode
11

Recovery in the Deep South

National Addictions Awareness Week continues and this week Josh joins us this week from Hattiesburg, Mississippi to share his amazing story of RECOVERY.
November 25, 2021
Season 2
Episode
7

Uncle Baby Billy Battles the Bottle

As part of National Addictions Awareness Week, OCJ has put together a 3 Part Recovery Series.
November 23, 2021
Season 2
Episode
6

National Addictions Awareness Week (Nov 21 - 27)

National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) provides an opportunity for people in Canada to learn more about prevention, to talk about treatment and recovery, and to bring forward solutions for change.
November 21, 2021
Season 2
Episode
5

Surviving on my Own Terms - Amber's Story

OCJ's newest team member talks about her story, her struggles, and how she overcame her addiction without the help of 12-step programs.
November 12, 2021
Season 2
Episode
3

Welcome Back to OCJ - part 2

Amber and Derrick join Our Collective Journey and discuss how hearing others' experiences of resiliency, inspired them to take action and use their stories to help those who may be struggling.
November 4, 2021
Season 2
Episode
2

Leave a Light On

This episode is a beauty! Lethbridge resident, Shehton Gallamore, drops in to share about his life in addiction and recovery. Sheh also discusses his �Leave a Light On Project�.
July 8, 2021
Season 1
Episode
26

Recover Out Loud

This week our guest Troy Colmer shares his powerful story involving his relationship to alcohol while still functioning in society. Troy also speaks about his passion project, Sober Athletic Wear.
June 17, 2021
Season 1
Episode
23

Recovery and the Community Connection

This week Mark Codlin joins OCJ to share his experience, strength and hope.
May 6, 2021
Season 1
Episode
17

Climbing over Obstacles to Recovery

In this episode OCJ talks with Robin Innes about how she was able to eventually discover her relationship with alcohol was causing many of her own obstacles.
April 29, 2021
Season 1
Episode
16

Lessons learned on the Road 2 Recovery (Part 1 of 2)

In this episode of From Darkness to Life, Ryan sits down with his recovery friend, Christa Kernohan, to discuss their journeys into long term recovery.
April 22, 2021
Season 1
Episode
15

Mental Health, Addiction and Healing with Theoren Fleury

Theoren Fleury joins OCJ to discuss addiction, mental health, trauma and the subsequent work that goes into continuous recovery.
April 8, 2021
Season 1
Episode
13

A Brief History of AA and 12 Step Recovery

Mark is a recovered alcoholic who shares his extensive knowledge of the history of the program that gave birth to all 12 step programs.
March 11, 2021
Season 1
Episode
10

From Rock Bottom - Leah's Story

Leah is an extreme example of an inspiring individual who had to hit rock bottom before realizing that her life was worth something.
February 4, 2021
Season 1
Episode
7
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