Episode 33: America’s Opioid Epidemic

January 16, 2018

There are more deaths attributed to overdoses in America than guns and cars. Owen and John discuss the 60 Minutes Episode that tracks the distribution of drugs all the way up the chain to big pharma companies and how congress passed laws to protect them, not the people. 

 
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Episode 32: Quit Smoking

December 31, 2017
Happy New Year everybody! Owen and John talk about resolutions and the difficulty of quitting smoking. It's been 11 years since Owen quit and he still craves it all of the time. 
 
Links to articles discussed this episode:
 
The weird guy that made John laugh - http://whyquit.com/NewYears2005.html
 
 
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Episode 31: The 13th Step

December 18, 2017
Owen and John talk to the Monica Richardson, the producer of the film The 13th Step. The 13th Step is a critical expose of Alcoholics Anonymous. When an AA member killed a mother & child in Honolulu, a five-year investigation ensued. They discovered courts order violent/sexual offenders to AA meetings, unknown to the public. The movie is currently streaming on Amazon.
 
They also discuss sexual misconduct and predation at large with in AA.
 
Links:
 
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Episode 30: Sober High(school)

December 5, 2017
This episode Owen and John talk about the emergence of Sober high school programs and a new sober social media app, Sober Grid.
 
Links for articles and apps we discussed this episode. 
 
Sober Grid
 
Recovery High School NJ
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Episode 29: Turkey Talk

November 21, 2017
Well it's Thanksgiving, Owen and John talk about Gratitude and then share some tips for staying sober through the Holidays. 
 
Links for articles we discussed during this episode. 
 
John thinks Colin Farrell is Hot 
 
Thanksgiving Tips for staying sober in holidays
 
Book Recommendation: Steven Pressfield “The War of Art”
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Episode 28: Greg Alba

November 15, 2017
This week we talk to Greg Alba, the host of the super popular Youtube Channel - Reel Rejects. After a tough childhood, Greg was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and ADHD as a young adult. After years of therapy, medical counsel and medication, Greg has been off meds for over a year. DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME KIDS!  
 
If you love movies, make sure you check out Greg's movie review channel. It's a lot of fun. 
 
Follow GREG On INSTAGRAM & TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/thegregalba/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/thegregalba
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Episode 27: Mick Diflo

November 7, 2017

Owen celebrates 10 years of continuous sobriety. The boys talk to comedian and ex-fighter Mick Diflo. Mick has 33 years of sobriety and unlike Owen and John, he's still making meetings. 

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Episode 26: Is Rick Flair An Alcoholic?

October 31, 2017
Episode 26: Is Rick Flair An Alcoholic?
 
God we hope so. This episode John fantasizes about going on Adderall. They discuss investing in marijuana companies in Canada. And finally the boys pay a living tribute to the man Ric Flair, who has recently admitted that he is an alcoholic.  
 
 
Here are the links for the articles and videos we discussed this episode:
 
Addicts and Adderall  
 
Here's the Reddit thread...
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Episode 25: The Truth About Alcohol

October 24, 2017
Owen and John Netflix and chill to a documentary called the "Truth About Alcohol" which they find out is far different than the truth about alcoholism. 
 
Here are links to the articles we discussed:
 
 
Email the show at MildestDreams@gmail.com
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Episode 24: Can Addiction Help With Creativity?

October 17, 2017

We discuss the link between addiction and creativity. And of course start wondering if we should start doing drugs again to help to tune up a couple of jokes. And how high is high really? 

 

Here are links to the articles we discussed:

Writers, Mental Illness, and Addiction - Andrew Scott

https://www.thefix.com/writers-mental-illness-and-addiction

Is There a Link Between Creativity and Addiction? - Some Idiot

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-there-a-link-between-creativity-and-addiction/  n/ ew yay

Why Creativity Is Risky Business - Galen Guengerich Ph.D.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-search-meaning/201402/why-creativity-is-risky-busines     ycts

Marijuana As Muse - Jasen Talise

https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~issues/articles/18.2_Talise_J_Marijuana_1.html

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