Beyond the Badge: Sam Williams' Journey with the Invisible Wounds

Ryan is joined this week by former police officer, Sam Williams.
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Beyond the Badge: Sam Williams' Journey with the Invisible Wounds

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Transplanting Hope: Tanis Mitchell's Story of Faith and Resilience

This episode, Tanis unfolds her compelling journey of becoming a mother to three children, particularly recounting the poignant moments surrounding her daughter Lukah's survival after a rare multiple
February 8, 2024
Season 4

Recovery Resilience: Sonia Kahlon's Path to Everblume

In this episode, Ryan chats with Sonia Kahlon, the founder of Everblume, a revolutionary digital tool for alcohol recovery support for women.
February 1, 2024
Season 4

Dr. Kent Comeau: Illuminating Paths to Mental Wellness

Join Ryan on this transformative episode of From Darkness to Life as he sits down with Dr. Kent Comeau, the compassionate psychiatrist at Reconnect Mental Health in the heart of Medicine Hat, Alberta.
January 25, 2024
Season 4

Breaking the Ice: Mike Brown's Journey from Darkness to Life

Ryan sits down with former WHL hockey player turned inspirational figure, Mike Brown to discuss the highs and lows of his hockey career.
January 18, 2024
Season 4

On the Banks of Change: Shae's Unforgettable Recovery Story

Ryan welcomes a remarkable guest, Shae, who fearlessly opens up about her transformative journey from the depths of addiction to the radiant light of recovery.
January 11, 2024
Season 4

Family Matters Interventions: Bridging the Gap in Addiction Recovery w/ Nicole Kearley

Ryan welcomes Nicole to the show to explore the importance of supporting the family in the individual’s recovery journey.
January 4, 2024
Season 4

Holiday Resilience: Insights from OCJ Staff

In this special episode, Ryan is joined by some of the OCJ staff, including Amber, Tara, and Alana, to guide you through the holiday season.
December 21, 2023
Season 4

Sid and Desere’s Stories of Recovery

In this episode, Ryan welcomes two guests who have personal experience with the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre.
December 14, 2023
Season 4

Conversation with a Therapist: Ben Coxson

Ryan chats with Ben, a registered psychologist who has a passion for helping people overcome their challenges and achieve their goals.
December 7, 2023
Season 4

Parenting in Recovery with a LMSW: Janice Johnson Dowd

Ryan talks to Janice, a Licensed Master Social Worker from Alabama, who shares her inspiring story of recovery from addiction and trauma.
November 30, 2023
Season 4

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