Recovery UncoveredOct 04, 2021
16-Recovery & Healthcare
15 - Welcome Back Betsy!
We welcome back Betsy from sunny Aruba. At the same time, Mike talks about everything from being a taker before sobriety to being grateful now in recovery. We even peel back layers to discover that Mike may actually like people more than he would like us to believe.
14 - Meet The Team...w/ Bryn Judkins & Telly Schwartz
While Betsy continues to enjoy the sunny weather of Aruba, Mike sits down with Bryn Judkins and Telly Schwartz, the dynamic co-producing team of Recovery Uncovered. Listen as they share their personal and professional stories.
13 - United Way / John C. Bernardi
What is ALICE? What is SPARCC? Where in the world is Betsy? How have MHAB and United Way teamed up to help those in recovery? Join your host MHAB Mike and his guest John Bernardi as they answer these questions and much more. Recovery Uncovered is a hilarious, brutally honest, and surprisingly heartwarming podcast about life in recovery. Your hosts are Michael "MHAB Mike" Carpenter, 30+ years sober, and Betsy Vicencio, mother to a daughter seven years sober. Nothing is off-limits – Mike and Betsy cover the highs, lows, and everything in between of what happens after you get sober. Recovery Uncovered offers two unique perspectives in addiction recovery commentary, plus Mike and Betsy welcome their friends and other exciting guests to share relatable stories or expertise about recovery.
Learn more: www.mhab.org Original recovery apparel: www.mhabmarketplace.com Podcast hosted at: www.anchor.fm/mhab
12 – Sober Living... Next Steps w/ Brianna House & Justin Phillips
Mike and Betsy are joined by Brianna House and Justin Phillips, two residents of sober living homes in Plattsburgh, NY. Brianna and Justin are young– in their 20's– and are taking the next steps into an independent life in recovery. They share their experiences transitioning into sober life and out of sober housing: figuring out where to live, where to work, paying bills, making friends, and discovering what it is they love to do.
Learn more: www.mhab.org
Original recovery apparel: www.mhabmarketplace.com
11 – Pharma Frauds / War on Drugs
Today's opioid crisis in America didn't just spring out of nowhere– it took decades of false advertising & overprescribing, and relied on our country's hundreds-of-years-old history of opiate abuse. A bit of a throwback episode, recorded in light of Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy plan and settlement, Mike and Betsy dive into the history of opioids in America and demand accountability from the pharmaceutical industry. Recovery Uncovered is a hilarious, brutally honest and surprisingly heartwarming podcast about life in recovery. Your hosts are Michael "MHAB Mike" Carpenter, 30+ years sober, and Betsy Vicencio, mother to a daughter seven years sober. Nothing is off limits – Mike and Betsy cover the highs, lows, and everything in between of what happens after you get sober. Recovery Uncovered offers two unique perspectives in addiction recovery commentary, plus Mike and Betsy welcome their friends and other exciting guests to share relatable stories or expertise about recovery. Learn more: www.mhab.org Original recovery apparel: www.mhabmarketplace.com Podcast hosted at: www.anchor.fm/mhab
10 – Employment Advocacy w/ Dave Coryer
Mike and Betsy are joined by Dave Coryer of Coryer Staffing, talking employment advocacy in the North Country, and the duty of business owners to consider opportunities for workers who may have not been given a fair chance in the past.
Recovery Uncovered was just named a Top Addiction Recovery podcast!
9 – Death of Our Youth w/ Ed Kirby
Mike and Betsy are joined by Ed Kirby, one of thousands of parents in the United States who has lost a child to an opioid overdose. For a while Ed had a difficult time finding support, and battled feelings of guilt and shame surrounding his son, Kyle's passing. Ed soon realized that speaking out and sharing Kyle's story would help him remedy those feelings, and help other parents find the support they need. On this episode, Ed shares his experience as a parent who has lost a child in the opioid epidemic, and shares the story of his son Kyle.
8 – Race in Recovery w/ Dr. David Stone
Mike and Betsy and joined by Dr. David Stone, a father, professor, mental health counselor, and a man of color decades into his recovery journey. We dive into the matter of race in addiction and sobriety, and David shares his own recovery story.
7 – Young and Recovering w/ Bridgid Murnane
Mike and Betsy are joined by Betsy's daughter, Bridgid: a millennial, a single mom, and a recovering heroin addict with 7+ years of sobriety (she's all that and much more). Bridgid shares her story– from childhood to motherhood– showing us how she's built a life for herself as a young woman in recovery. Mike finally lets Betsy off the hook as "the cause of her daughter's addiction."
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6 – Women in Recovery w/ Zaidee and Loretta
Zaidee and Loretta's families have been intertwined in what they once described as a "system" for 25+ years. In the beginning, their lives were enmeshed in alcoholism and dysfunction. Embracing the disease as a catalyst for change, their families are still side by side in recovery.
Mike sits this episode out (too much estrogen, he said) while Betsy speaks with Zaidee and Loretta. You are guaranteed to feel inspired by these two recovering women and their beautiful story of friendship and family, & the impact of alcoholism on them.
5 – Mental Health & Addiction w/ Richelle Gregory
Mike and Betsy are joined by guest Richelle Gregory, Director of Community Services in Clinton County, NY. Richelle is an expert on trauma, crisis, and mental health – we explore their connection to addiction, co-occurring disorders, and behavioral health.
4 – Friends... Kinda
Mike and Betsy explore how to be a friend to someone in recovery. How can you best support your friend or loved one? What does it mean to carry around baggage in early recovery? When is it okay to have a drink in front of your sober friend?
Visit us at MHAB.org and join online support meetings, read the blog, or shop original recovery apparel.
3 – Politics of Recovery w/ Billy Jones
Mike and Betsy are joined by NYS Assemblyman D. Billy Jones, talking about the intersection of politics and recovery and what our politicians can do to help. Billy, representing District 115, recognized the need for help years ago, and has since become one of our greatest advocates in New York State of funding and supporting addiction treatment and recovery initiatives.
See Assemblyman Jones' work in action: https://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Billy-Jones/
Assemblyman Jones, inspired by an idea from Mike, authored the Recovery Tax Credit Program in New York State. More about the program: https://oasas.ny.gov/recovery-tax-credit-program
Learn more about the SPARCC Coalition: https://mountainlake.org/tag/sparcc/
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Mike and Betsy explore various methods of recovery, the nuanced differences between recovery programs, and the importance of community in sustaining sobriety.
1 – Hello
Get to know your hosts, Mike Carpenter and Betsy Vicencio. Learn about MHAB Life Skills Campus and Mike and Betsy's mission to make the transition to life in recovery easier.