Anti-Drug Coalition of Tuscarawas County

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Join us each episode with your host, ADC Coordinator Jodi Salvo, as we deliver current information about drug use and prevention efforts in Tuscarawas County. Jodi brings information from all over the county, including resources from local school districts, law enforcement, treatment agencies, political offices, state representatives, and more. You'll enjoy these casual conversations amongst people working together to make an impact in our community.

The Anti-Drug Coalition is part of the Get Level Podcast Network, bringing agencies and organizations together to reach listeners in Tuscarawas County.

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Beginning August 21st, Tuscarawas County residents will begin seeing silhouettes placed across nine communities in the county. Each community will display:     •  One black silhouette – representing deaths in the county     •  One gray silhouette – representing overdoses per city (that did not result in death)     •  One yellow silhouette – representing “There is Always Hope”     •  Yard sign promoting the New Tuscarawas County Hope Line (330) 663-6812 The silhouettes, 30 across the county, will be placed in highly visible areas. Yard signs will accompany the silhouettes featuring the New Tuscarawas County Hope Line number (330) 663-6812. This is a one call, one person, no redirect number. Rachel, the access navigator, will answer the phone or call you back to help you access the most appropriate substance use and addiction treatment services. She can also provide support and resource information to families or loved ones who have a person struggling with substance use or addiction in their life. Participating communities include Bolivar, Dover, Mineral City, Newcomerstown, New Philadelphia, Port Washington, Strasburg, Sugarcreek, Tuscarawas, and the Twin City area (Dennison/Uhrichsville). This effort is in response to an all-time record high in overdose deaths in 2020. March of 2021 recorded an all-time one-month record high of overdose deaths in the county. The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition and Addiction Task Force would like to raise awareness that there is help and there is hope for persons who struggle with substance use and addiction. This initiative is to help community members better understand addiction and to help persons struggling know that help is available. “We want to create clear visibility that there are services that can help and that there is always hope,” said Jodi Salvo, Coordinator of the Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition. “We want to continue to encourage our community to seek and share resources and to realize the importance of reaching out and checking in on each other.” The silhouettes will be distributed as the initiative is launched on August 21st at Music on the Square in New Philadelphia. Please join us at 4:00pm to hear a recovery story by a local young woman, and a proclamation from a County Commissioner recognizing both National Overdose Awareness Day and National Recovery Month. The overall message of this initiative is that Tuscarawas County is a community that cares, and “There is Always Hope.” Residents are invited to attend the August 21st event at Music on the Square and to share the message of hope and the information and resources made available through Project Hope. For more information about the local work of the ADC, visit adctusc.org. For information about services available in the county, contact the ADAMHS Board at adamhtc.org. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Aug 16

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The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition invites churches to participate in the fourth annual HOPE Sunday. The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition is partnering again with more local churches across denominations to bring hope to communities impacted by issues around mental health and drug addiction.  On Sunday, August 29, all Tuscarawas and Carroll County churches are invited to participate in Hope Sunday. It is an opportunity to create awareness around areas of concern in our local communities, and an opportunity to acknowledge the vital role that local churches and community members can play in bringing hope and light to those hurting and struggling.  As part of the countywide event, The Ezekiel Project has created a new short film called In One-A-Chord. This film will encourage churches across communities to better understand the difficult issues a person might face and to reach out as a beacon of hope and light in our communities.  Participating churches will receive a 4-minute video and are asked to share it with their congregations. Churches will be provided a brief script that can be used before or after the video, along with bulletin inserts that include prayer requests around addiction and information on local resources. Churches will be given all the resources needed to share the event.  Last year’s event included participation from 100 churches across Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties. This year we hope to mobilize this effort even further. “We want to share a resonating message with the community that acknowledges that, while life can be hard, each and every person has extreme, unwavering value and purpose,” explained Jodi Salvo, Coordinator of the Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition. “We want each and every person in our county to know there is help and hope when facing substance use addiction and that our community churches are a place where persons can go to find love and support.”  Churches interested in participating are encouraged to contact  Jodi Salvo at (330) 440-7320 to receive more information and material.  Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Aug 13

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This will be the last podcast episode before summer begins. But don't worry - Jodi Salvo and the ADC will be back in the fall before the new school year begins! But on this episode, substitute host Autumn Poland is joined by Diana Smith, Susan Monticelli and Michele Henry to discuss the increase in vaping in our schools. Autumn is a health educator at the Tuscarawas County Health Department and the co-chair for the Vaping Task Force within the Anti-Drug Coalition. Diana is from OhioGuidestone and is also a member of the ADC. Susan is a school counselor at Claymont Middle School, and Michele is the assistant principal at Claymont Middle School. The Anti-Drug Coalition recently gave "Catch My Breath" presentations at Claymont Middle School. The Catch My Breath program is the only evidence-based program that deals with vaping. Claymont was the first school to incorporate the program to help combat the drastic rise in vaping among school-aged children. The increase in vaping is a nationwide problem for schools, teachers and parents for many reasons. Listen as the professionals from Claymont explain why vaping is difficult to find. Vaping devices come in countless colors, shapes, and sizes, and many are made to look like common, everyday items like flash drives. The devices are easily concealable, making it challenging for adults to catch the devices on kids. Vaping products are made like candy for kids, available in all kinds of different flavors. Kids think vaping is harmless compared to smoking, but research shows that is not true whatsoever. This is a conversation that all parents need to hear. Even if your child is not vaping, they could be selling vaping products to other kids. It's important for parents and adults to be current with the trends and understand how students are buying, selling, and using these devices. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Jun 2

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On this episode of the Anti-Drug Coalition Podcast, Jodi Salvo is joined by two special guests to discuss the 922 Iniative in the Twin Cities. Diana Smith from OhioGuidestone and Teri Edwards from the Twin City Chamber of Commerce discuss the program that started 2 years ago to comabt the increase in drug overdoeses and overdoes deaths in the Twin City area. Kids in school were asked to draw outlines of their hands. Then, on each finger of the hand, the kids wrote the names of safe, trusted adults in their lives. But what if a child doesn't have a safe, trusted adult to talk to? The kids were encouraged to write "police" on one finger to help them understand that police are safe, trusted adults they can turn to. Also, orange signs with hand outlines have been posted around the Twin Cities to mark "safe zones" where kids can report any abuse or drug-related problems they've experienced. Note: "Safe zones" are public locations that have been apprvoed. "Safe zone" signs will never be posted in private homes. You can read more about the 922 Initiative here: https://www.timesreporter.com/story/news/2021/05/21/twin-cities-signs-show-kids-safe-places-share-their-problems-joys/5136529001/ (https://www.timesreporter.com/story/news/2021/05/21/twin-cities-signs-show-kids-safe-places-share-their-problems-joys/5136529001/) Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

May 24

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The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition empowers youth to live drug-free lives. And what better way to connect with the youth in our county than through messages presented by the youth. This podcast episode features members of the Y2Y (Youth-toYouth) group, Brock West and Phebe Farmer, discussing the true story of addiction with local Christian rap musical artist Austin Kamban (Kamban). Kamban recounts his experiences with drug and alcohol addiction and how his relationship with God has developed and grown. His faith and belief have fueled his recovery. Kamban talks about how he began his rap career writing secular music, speaking out against God. But God had other plans. You see, Kamban's dreams and visions of performing rap music were always real, but he wasn't pursuing them in the way God had intended. Addiction crippled his true potential, and he continued to numb the pain in his life with drugs and alcohol. You'll hear how Kamban allowed God to show him how he was truly meant to pursue his dreams, and now his music is encouraging and inspirational to others in need - just as God had intended. Don't miss this powerful episode featuring the truths that kids need to hear about how drugs and alcohol will alter their lives. This conversation between youth and a young adult is exactly what we need to empower our youth to live drug free. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

May 17

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Our Suicide Awareness mini-series wraps up on this episode featuring the Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group. Jodi Salvo is again joined by Kristie Wilkin and Jenn Dotto from the Suicide Support Group, as well as Natalie Bollon from the ADAMHS Board, to discuss the group in greater detail. You will learn: The mission of the group When the group meets What the group does How the group has helped the community When to get involved with the group (sooner for some, later for others) The new coalition being formed Sometimes in life, events occur that fracture the very foundation on which we stand. Our life, as we have known it, is forever changed and we find ourselves in an unexpected struggle, first to survive and then to move forward. We at the Tusc/Carroll Survivor of Suicide Loss Support Group are here to help you cope with a loss to suicide. Our forum is one that recognizes and respects the courage and resilience of suicide loss in all stages of your personal journey. The group is confidential - we also have a confidential Facebook page where we support and communicate as well. We are a part of a group no one wants to join, but we are here for you if you are a survivor of suicide loss. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

May 10

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Our Suicide Awareness series continues with the Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group. On this episode, Jodi Salvo is joined by Kristie Wilkin, Jenn Dotto, and Dawn Hannas (who will speaking at the Walk) to discuss the Tuscarawas and Carroll County 6th Annual Suicide Prevention Walk called "Walk into the Light." The event will be held on Saturday, October 2nd at Tuscora Park. Walk registration begins at 1:00 PM The Walk begins at 2:00 PM Moment of reflection for those lost to suicide Food will be available, as well as raffles and more! All proceeds remain in our local counties for suicide prevention Free QPR Gatekeeper training will also be offered during the event (go back and watch our previous episode #51 that provides all the details about QPR training). Email Kristie Wilkin at kwilkin61@gmail.com for questions. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

May 3

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Our Suicide Awareness series kicked off a couple weeks ago, featuring the QPR Gatekeeper training from the Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group. On this episode, Jenn Dotto and Jodi Salvo discuss the Hope Squad at Tusky Valley School District with High School Counselor Mandy EcElwee and High School Principal Jason Phillips. What does the Tusky Valley Hope Squad do? TVHS has 30 Hope Squad members who work with outside communities, such as Survivors of Suicide, and they also have trained high school staff to instill resilience among students. The Hope Squad improves school spirit and gives back to the school and the community. Suicide awareness is more important now than ever due to the increased stresses and pressures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and school shutdowns. Students are suffering from lack of personal interaction with other students and teachers, and virtual learning and distancing restrictions only make learning more difficult and, for some, almost impossible. Tune in to learn how Tusky Valley and the Hope Squad are working to educate and train students about suicide awareness. Their efforts are saving lives and improving their school and community. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Apr 26

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Drug Take-Back Day is April 24, and Jodi Salvo discusses safe usage, safe storage, and safe disposal of prescription medication with Rachel Rothacher and Mary Newman. Rachel is from Stark Tusc Wayne Recycling District and Mary is the school nurse at New Philadelphia. These 3 ladies cover many topics that parents and youth alike need to hear. We discuss pain medication and what pain really is. What does pain tell us about our bodies? What are some alternative pain and discomfort management methods? Pain affects everyone on different levels, so it's important for parents and adults to properly educate youth about medicine and demonstrate proper usage. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Apr 19

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Welcome to another episode of the podcast. Spring has sprung, and with the nice weather comes opportunities for youth to get together outdoors and enjoy time together. However, if you're hosting underage drinking at your home, you are putting yourself at risk in a number of ways. Jodi Salvo is joined by Chris Lane and Lindsey Tidrick to discuss the dangers of underage alcohol consumption both on the youth and the parents who allow it to happen. With large events, like proms, coming in the near future, the Anti-Drug Coalition is launching the Parents Who Host Lose the Most campaign to raise awareness about these risks. Learn everything you need to know about hosting underage drinking and the penalties you could face. Also, it's important to understand how adult drinking habits - whether social or unhealthy - can be misinterpreted by youth. Your kids observe every action you make, so be sure the actions they observe are the ones you want them to observe. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Apr 12

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We're kicking off a new mini-series focused on Suicide Awareness featuring the Tuscarawas County Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group. On this episode, hear from Suicide Prevention Advocates Kristie Wilkin and Jenn Dotto as they explain the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Certified Gatekeeper Training. The QPR philosophy is: Question - "Are you considering taking your own life?" Persuade - "Let's go get help." Refer - "Knowing the right resources to go to for help" QPR is not a form of counseling; rather, it's intended to offer hope through positive action. The training helps Gatekeepers to recognize warning signs, clues, and suicidal communication of people in crisis and skills to act vigorously in preventing a possible tragedy. Much like CPR and the Heimlich maneuver, the use of QPR may save a life. The QPR training goals include being able to recognize someone at risk for suicide, possess intervention skills, and be able to provide referral sources to aid someone in need. If you or your group are interested in Gatekeeper Training, please email Kristie, Jenn, and Pam at 4SuicideLossTusc@gmail.com. This page is monitored daily by all 3 Gatekeepers. When emailing, please let us know if evenings, a Saturday morning, or another time works best for you. The Gatekeepers will get back to you as soon as possible to provide training dates and times. You can also follow Gatekeeper news at the "Walk into the Light" Facebook page. This page is used to update highlights of the suicide prevention walk and will now include info on trainings and more. The Question Persuade Refer training is a curriculum that communities are adopting across the country to meet this need. The cost of the class is $20.00 to cover materials and lasts 2 hours in duration. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Apr 5

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Welcome back to another edition of our podcast series, "What I Wish Someone Had Told Me." On today's show, we welcome an incredible man who's celebrating 14 years of sobriety. Huck Hart joins Jodi Salvo to share his story of addiction as he takes us on a heartfelt journey through darkness and into light. Huck talks about his early years and introduction to substance use. He talks about how an immediate addiction to alcohol at age 12 led to marijuana use, which later led to cocaine, meth, heroin, and more. Huck fed his addiction for 36 years. During that time, he spent time in jail, accumulated 32 felonies, overdosed and died 3 times, and pushed away everything and everyone good in his life. All just to feed his addiction. Your heart will feel Huck's pain when he explains how his life had gotten so low that he decided to leave his fate to a gun and a game of Russian Roulette. Huck's last name is truly fitting as Mr. Hart shares his heart with all our listeners. His story of victory with God is nothing short of inspiring. As Huck says many times, for years he lived life Huck's way. Now, he lives life God's way. And life is good. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, call Rachel Wentworth at the substance use Hope Line at 330-663-6812. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Mar 22

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Our "What I Wish Someone Had Told Me" series continues with special guest Derrick Jenkins. Derrick is celebrating 25 years sober this month, a tremendous accomplishment that he discuss on this episode. Derrick enjoyed a good childhood growing up in Canton with his parents and 6 siblings. He enjoyed sports and music with his family and friends. But in his early teens, Derrick's group of friends pressured him into substance use. Alcohol led to marijuana, and eventually marijuana led to crack cocaine. When Derrick used cocaine for the first time, he was instantly addicted. Extremely conscious about health and fitness, Derrick stayed away from smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol - but he could not stop using cocaine. Eventually, his addiction led to eyesight issues that resulted in 7 eye surgeries. You have to hear Derrick's recovery story. His faith in God kept him alive and opened up doors and opportunities for Derrick to not only survive, but to also thrive in his new sober life. Now, he champions others through recovery as a recovery coach, counselor, motivator, etc. His voice is calming but powerful, and his message is truth. Derrick talks about his early refusal to admit he had a problem. Later on, he rejected the idea that counseling could help him. Overcoming the stigma of counseling was difficult for him, but once he did, he realized counseling can help every person. It provided him with support and also taught him the skills he needed to cope with adversity in life and strengthen his recovery. Derrick's message revolves around the fact that your life is worth fighting for - recovery and sobriety are worth fighting for - because you're worthy of living a happy and healthy life. Don't let your past mistakes determine your current and future worth. The only person who needs to believe you're worthy is YOU - because God already says you are. You can visit https://www.derrickvjenkins.com/ (www.derrickvjenkins.com) to learn more about Derrick and his story! If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, call Rachel Wentworth at the substance use Hope Line at 330-663-6812. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Mar 8

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What an announcement we have on this episode of the podcast! Now, in Tuscarawas and Carroll counties, we have a dedicated substance use Hope Line that can be called or texted 24/7 to provide assistance to anyone struggling with addiction: 330-663-6812 Meet Rachel Wentworth, the Hope Line Access Navigator, who is the dedicated person for the Hope Line. Yes, a person - not a recording or a machine. Rachel will be operating the Hope Line during normal business hours, but the Line can be accessed 24/7 via call or text. If Rachel is unable to answer when you call, she will contact you within 24 hours. What Rachel does is connect you with the best path of treatment for your specific situation. And she doesn't simply hand you off to another agency; Rachel will remain in contact and continue to walk alongside and guide you in the treatment process. So whether you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, call Rachel at the substance use Hope Line at 330-663-6812. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Mar 1

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Our "What I Wish Someone Had Told Me" series continues with a different perspective on addiction. Jennifer Kiko, Director of Outreach for Congressman Bob Gibbs, joins Jodi Salvo to discuss her experiences with loved ones struggling through addiction. Jennifer lost her sister to addiction. She explains how, growing up, addiction and similar topics were not discussed within the family. It's all too easy for someone who doesn't understand addiction to say, "Why can't you just stop?" or "You just need to want to quit." For Jennifer's sister, the one person who connected with her and became her supporting person was their uncle. But when he passed away, Jennifer's sister was left alone, and that was the final push. Now, Jennifer is on a mission to help those struggling with addiction. She has spent many years learning and understanding addiction, and her message to the community is simple yet powerful: even if you don't understand addiction, you can still love people. And if you are someone struggling with addiction, please know that YOU matter, and your recovery matters. If you've listened to the previous episodes in this series, you've learned how crucial it is for recovering addicts to have a caring and supporting community around them. And if you're in recovery, you need to trust the people who want to walk alongside you and see you thrive. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Feb 22

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Part 6 of our "What I Wish Someone Had Told Me" series brings Megan Scharver to the table with Jodi Salvo. Megan works for OhioGuidestone and is the SUD Counselor at River Haven, which is the new name for Harbor House. River Haven is an opportunity for people struggling with addiction. Megan has been using this series of podcasts to help educate the people she works with about what information they should be passing on to their children. The podcasts have also sparked in-depth conversations about each person's personal story and what role substance abuse has played in their own life. Understanding our own history with addiction can accomplish multiple things. For starters, it can help change the trajectory of your future and lead to success in recovery. Understanding your past can also equip you to help others avoid entering a dangerous path or step onto a healing path. One key concept that Megan stresses is having patience with those in recovery. These women and men are fighting a battle, and they're relearning how to live without their addictions. Just as we're patient with those recovering from a broken leg or dislocated disk, we need to be patient with those recovering from addiction. It's important for the community to understand how addiction changes the brain, and it's also important for those in recovery to know that people in the community are rooting for your success. We all trip on our walk through life, but if we walk together, we can help pick each other up when we fall. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Feb 15

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Thanks for tuning into Part 5 of our series, "What I Wish Someone Had Told Me." On this episode, Jodi Salvo has an in-depth conversation with a man who's been in recovery for 26 years. John Bazaar shares his story with alcoholism that began when he first left his childhood home at 18 years old. Growing up, John's family never introduced him to substance use. In fact, they never even had alcohol in the home. However, one detail he never learned until he was older is that his grand father struggled with addiction. John highlights this key point that parents need to talk to their kids about addiction, how it works, and what the consequences are. Denying a family member has a problem, or denying that a family member COULD develop a problem, does not avoid the problem - it actually increases the likelihood. When John went to college, he developed alcoholism within just a few weeks. He drank to fit in with his friends, and he drank because he liked the drunk effect and feeling like he was Superman. He reflects now that he had no clue the depth of trouble he was in. John struggled with his addiction for years, working various jobs while trying to finish his engineering degree. But every time his addiction knocked him down, he blamed someone or something else. It wasn't until years later that he finally took responsibility for his actions. He was introduced to a 12-step program, and everything changed when he realized he wasn't alone - there were other people just like him struggling with the same things. For years, John had failed to conquer his addiction alone. But through his new fellowship and community, he was finally able to overcome the alcohol. This brief summary doesn't do justice to John's incredible story. You'll be moved by his open and honest story and his willingness to share with anyone who needs to hear it. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Feb 8

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Welcome to Part 4 of our series, What I Wish Someone Had Told Me. On this episode, Jodi Salvo and Kathy Bazaar are joined by Jes Deemer, a recovering drug addict who reflects on all she's learned during her experiences with drugs. Raised in a good home with parents who didn't even drink, Jes's story is much different than others we've shared. She started using heroin when she was 19, and her addiction quickly spiraled out of control. The first and foremost thing she wishes someone would have told her is to not be so naive to think addiction couldn't happen to her. Now, she understands how drugs physically change the landscape of the human brain - and this can happen to anyone. Listen to Jes's story about falling into addiction, facing legal trouble, dealing with relapse, all the while knowing that her family - especially her daughter - needed her. She also highlights recovery court here in Tuscarawas County and how she came to realize that recovery court is filled with people who care about her and want to help her. In the end, she believes recovery court saved her life. One more point Jes stresses is that addicts need to work through their fears that everyone who tries to help them has a hidden agenda. You must learn to forgive yourself and accept that people truly want to help you and see you thrive. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Feb 1

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Welcome to Part 3 of our series, "What I Wish Someone Had Told Me." On this episode, Jodi Salvo has a ground-breaking conversation with Abriel Melchor. Abriel is a recovering drug addict who now coaches others as a Peer Recovery Supporter for OhioGuidestone. Abriel's story explains how addiction can begin as easily as any family hobby. She recalls her introduction to drug use at 9 years old as it was a common household activity to drink beer and smoke marijuana, no matter the age. Then, she explains how the passing of her brother led her addiction to spiral as she sought any and all means to numb the pain of her grief. For Abriel, her drug use became all about finding ways to not feel anything. As she got older, she continued to suppress the pain and trauma of her early years with drugs. She was so set in her ways that she firmly believes there is nothing anyone could've told her that would have changed her behavior. But as the conversation progresses, key realizations emerge, and some essential themes develop; You must confront the underlying reasons for your addiction; Addiction is a disease; You need to learn your "why"; and most importantly, there's no reason anyone should be alone and in despair. This community is filled with people who are ready and willing to help you regain your life. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Jan 25

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On Part 2 of our "What I Wish Someone Had Told Me" series, Jodi sits down with Kathy Bazaar to get a first-hand perspective from a recovering alcoholic. Once consumed by her addiction, Kathy now coaches other addicts through recovery as a Peer Recovery Supporter for OhioGuidestone. Kathy's insight about what she wishes someone would have told her many years ago sheds light on a fundamental problem surrounding addiction in our society: open communication. Kathy wishes someone had explained to her what addiction was so that, as a child, she would've better understood her father. Kathy wishes someone had informed her that addictive personalities can be inherited and that she may be at greater risk because of her family history. But most importantly, Kathy wishes someone had told her when she was young that she had intrinsic worth and value. So many youth journey through their developmental years feeling like they don't matter and that no one cares about them. We need to build a generation of young people who recognize that they matter, they have a purpose, and they have greatness within. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Jan 18

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Join us as we begin a new series called, "What I Wish Someone Had Told Me." Jodi Salvo is joined by ADAMHS Board Executive Director Natalie Bollon to kick off the series and discuss the first topic - levels of care. What do people wish they would have known about receiving the correct level of care for their addiction? Natalie uses an excellent metaphor of a band-aid. Band-aids are the greatest medical device...for certain injuries. But for others, a band-aid definitely won't cut it. Treatment for addiction is no different; if your level of addiction requires stitches or a cast, a band-aid is of no use for you. With so many resources in the community, it's imperative to understand the levels of care available. You need to match the level of addiction with the correct level of treatment and care. And we can help guide you along that path. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Jan 11

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If you need a positive perspective shift, this is the podcast for you! Jodi Salvo sits down with Dana Randazzo from Isagenix. Dana is 100% packed with positivity and optimism, and she explains how the life you live is heavily influenced by the way you perceive it. 2020 was an unprecedented year for everyone, but that doesn't mean it had to be a bad year. Dana brings a positive perspective for 2020 and what's been good during this past year. Think of the difficulties you've experienced - how could you have turned those difficulties into positives? For example, Dana is a people person and loves interacting with others. She wasn't able to be with people in-person this year, so she took the opportunity to learn how to use Zoom and other virtual meeting platforms. Even though it wasn't the same as face-to-face, Dana could still interact with people. And now she is equipped with new knowledge about technology that will enhance her life moving forward. 2020 was an opportunity to slow down and take a step back to think about our lives, families, careers, and futures. Take time to reset your mind and your outlook on life. We wish you all the best in 2021! Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Dec 2020

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Happy holidays, everyone! On this episode, Jodi Salvo talks with Sergeant William Bower from the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Jennifer Demuth from the Tuscarawas County Health Department. The conversation dives into the increase in alcohol consumption during the holiday season and how young people learn habits - either good or bad - from their parents and other adults. As parents, we must be aware of our behaviors and actions around children. Young eyes are always watching and documenting what adults are doing, so be careful what examples you're setting. Also, it's important to be involved with your children regarding alcohol and substance abuse. Did you know that kids whose parents discuss substance abuse with them are 50% less likely to use in the future? If you haven't had conversations with your kids yet, take this holiday season as an opportunity to set them on a positive course. The holidays are a time for celebrating, and if you have teens or young adults gathering with friends during this time, make sure they have a plan. If your child is at a party and things become uncomfortable, have a plan or safe word your child can text you so you can safely pick them up. And be conscious of your reactions in these types of situation; your reaction will set the standard for how future situations are handled by your kids. Will they be afraid you'll get mad, or will they feel confident and trusting to ask you for help? One final note, and this pertains to impaired driving. Sometimes, young drivers are living in the "invincible" stage of life, and preaching about car crashes and fatalities doesn't always register. Something to know is that the average OVI costs $10,000 - and that's not to mention the loss of a license, loss of a job, scholarship, etc. So please enjoy the holidays, and enjoy them safely! Take the opportunity to build stronger relationships with your kids and set examples and standards to shape their futures. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Dec 2020

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Despite what's going on in the world, we're still in the holiday season, and we need to make every moment count. Michaela Madison, founder of Newsymom, joins Jodi Salvo to discuss how parents can still make the holidays a happy and joyful time for their kids. COVID or no COVID, the holidays are a magical time for kids. Kids are only young once, and the magic of the holidays as seen through their eyes is short-lived. So let's make the most of this season and keep the magic alive and strong for our kids. What traditions and activities can you still do with your kids? What new traditions can you create? Remember, Christmas movies are still streaming, so have some magical movie nights with your kids. Get your kids in the kitchen and bake some cookies! Decorate and make a mess and sing along as Alexa plays their favorite holiday jams. Pile in the car and go see Christmas lights. Holidays are key memory-making moments, so make sure this holiday is one they'll remember with a smile. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Dec 2020

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While the holidays can be a cheerful time for some people, others experience sorrow and sadness during this time of year. Jodi Salvo brings Kristie Wilkin to the show, and Kristie has some incredible information regarding suicide awareness. Kristie is a 3-time suicide survivor. She shares her experiences with suicides in her life. Now the facilitator for the Tuscarawas County Survivors of Suicide Support Group, Kristie explains her mission of helping anyone who is struggling with suicidal thoughts. Going into the holiday season this year, it's important to realize that suicide rates are increasing in all age groups during COVID and this extended period of isolation. Kristie talks about warning signs and other indicators that you or a loved one may be dealing with mental illness. She also talks about the stigma of mental illness and why it's a barrier for many people to reach out for help. Kristie stresses that no one is immune to mental illness - in fact, we're all affected on different levels throughout our lives. Remember - asking for help is NOT a sign of weakness; asking for help is a sign of self-awareness, and that is truly a strength. If you or a loved one is in danger of suicide, call the 24/7 Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Dec 2020

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What is school-based counseling and how can it benefit your children? Jodi Salvo sits down with Mario Avalle, a school-based counselor with OhioGuidestone, to discuss the ins and outs of school-based counseling. Mario is inspiring, knowledgeable, and most importantly, you can hear his heart as he speaks about helping the children in our community. Mario is a former Marine who experienced life-changing results through counseling. Now, Mario is focusing his professional counseling expertise at the school-aged level in the Newcomerstown and Tusky Valley school districts. He works with children from 2nd grade all the way to seniors in high school. As promised, Mario is here to answer all your questions: what is school-based counseling? How does it work? What's the difference between a school-based counselor and a guidance counselor? What role do parents play in school-based counseling? Also, Mario talks about the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it's had on children. He has some tips and advice for both kids and parents as we all find ways to deal with the situation in our world. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Nov 2020

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Processing the passing of a loved one is challenging, no matter the circumstances. However, during this restrictive COVID-19 pandemic, dealing with grief and bereavement has changed drastically. Jodi Salvo brings two specialists from Community Hospice to the show. Julie Yoder and LeAnn Mallernee specialize in bereavement care, and their conversation can help listeners understand the difficulties people are facing right now. Many people have experienced the isolation and separation from loved ones throughout 2020. Loved ones have passed on alone, funerals have been restricted or cancelled/postponed, and the grieving process has been disrupted in an unnatural way. The light in this darkened time is that there are people who know how to help, and Community Hospice has the information and support people need. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Nov 2020

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Safe medication storage is important ALL THE TIME, but on this episode, Jodi digs into why the holidays present unique opportunities for problems to arise. Joining Jodi on this episode is Sheriff Orvis Campbell from the Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office. We're also joined by Rachel Rothacher from the Stark Tuscarawas Wayne Recycling District and the Rx Drugs Committee for the Anti-Drug Coalition. Tune in as Sheriff Campbell explains the problems that prescription medication can present and what he sees in his line of duty. Addiction is a widespread problem, and Sheriff Campbell stresses the importance of safe medication storage in preventing drug abuse in your home. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Nov 2020

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The United Way Annual Giving Campaign is under way, and it's that time of year when the community steps up to help one another. The United Way provides financial aid to many different organizations and agencies in Tuscarawas County, and those organizations depend on the funding they receive each year. Listen in as Jodi Salvo sits down with Bob Alsept, Brad Bielski, and Robin Waltz to discuss this year's Giving Campaign. Bob Alsept is the Superintendent at Buckeye Career Center. Brad Bielski is the Dean and Chief Administrative Officer at Kent State University Tuscarawas. And Robin Waltz is the President/CEO at United Way of Tuscarawas County. United Way of Tuscarawas County envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability, and healthy lives. Head over to https://secure.givelively.org/donate/united-way-of-tuscarawas-county-inc/united-way-2020-giving-campaign (https://secure.givelively.org/donate/united-way-of-tuscarawas-county-inc/united-way-2020-giving-campaign) to submit your donation today! Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Nov 2020

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On this episode, Jodi Salvo discusses the East Central Ohio Educational Services Center (ECO ESC) and their 20th Annual Family Reading Festival. Lori Robson, Executive Director of Educational Services, and Sarah Spies, Programming and Communications Coordinator, join the show to explain what resources the ECO ESC offers to the community and how COVID has changed the landscape for this year's Family Reading Festival. The ECO ESC continues its mission of Helping Schools Help Students by sponsoring the 20th Annual Family Reading Festival on November 7, 2020. The goal of the Family Reading Festival is to promote literacy and the love of reading to children, birth through 8th grade, among area families living in Tuscarawas and the surrounding counties. While we ordinarily would be holding this event at New Towne Mall, this year we will be doing a drive-through event at the ECO ESC building. 20th Annual Family Reading Festival Saturday, November 7, 2020 10AM - 2PM 834 E High Avenue, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 --- Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Nov 2020

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Jessica Sexton and Koen Schwenk sit down with Jodi Salvo to discuss Red Ribbon Week. Learn all about Red Ribbon Week and what it is, how it came to be, and what school districts in Tuscarawas County are doing to celebrate, including a door decoration at the home of County Commissioner Al Landis. Jessica works for OhioGuidestone and serves as the Youth Facilitator for the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) and Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) programs in the county. Koen is a junior at Dover High School and is an active member of both the YAB and Y2Y groups. Jessica and Koen provide information and share their experiences about these youth prevention programs. They talk about drug prevention and awareness in our youth, especially during this season of COVID when kids may have increased access to drugs due to school closings and remote learning. Parents! Listen as a high school student puts you on notice and provides insight about the world your kids are living in. Koen's willingness to be open and honest might help you recognize warning signs in your own children. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Oct 2020

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As we continue to celebrate Project Hope in the month of October, we have two special guests who are leading the battle against the drug epidemic in Tuscarawas County. Judge Elizabeth Lehigh Thomakos from the Tuscarawas County Court of Common Pleas General Division and Judge Nan VonAllman from the New Philadelphia Municipal Court join the show to discuss recovery court and why it works. You'll learn what recovery court - often referred to as drug court - looks like and how it operates. Hear from two experienced and knowledgeable judges as they share stories and information about the programs, processes, and procedures in recovery court. You'll learn how the nature of drug usage has changed over the past 20 years and why the controversy surrounding marijuana legalization is more crucial than we may realize. You'll also hear some incredible stories that exemplify the positive impact recovery court has on our community and the lives it saves. As you'll learn, addiction comes in many forms and affects each person differently. Recovery court strives to help those battling addiction find a path of hope rather than a path of despair. The program is forward thinking and addresses the drug problem with an emphasis on the individual's wellness and mental health. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Oct 2020

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Project Hope is a county-wide campaign to raise awareness regarding the drug overdoses and overdose deaths that Tuscarawas County has experienced in 2020. In this unprecedented time, the community needs to pull together and help those among us suffering from addiction. Project Hope will promote the resources and assistance offered in the county, as well as provide information and education so the community can better understand how addiction works. Natalie Bollon, Executive Director of the ADAMHS Board, joins Jodi Salvo to discuss the press conference held Thursday, October 1st and what people can look for throughout the month. Then, listen to a truly inspiring story from Kathy Bazaar. Kathy is a recovering alcoholic who now coaches other addicts through recovery as a Peer Recovery Supporter for OhioGuidestone. Listen as Kathy recounts her life as an addict and why hope is something many addicts believe to be lost. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at www.glow.fm/adctusc Support this podcast

Oct 2020

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Jodi Salvo welcomes two special guests on this episode to discuss Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Domestic violence is more than physical violence; victims suffer emotional, mental, and verbal abuse among other things. Domestic violence is about power and control. Jennifer Benline, the Domestic Violence Program Supervisor at OhioGuidestone, joins Chrissy, the House Manager at Harbor Point, to provide information about domestic violence and resources in our community. What does domestic violence look like? What can we do to help domestic violence victims in our community? On this episode, you'll learn how you can get involved during October to take a stand against domestic violence. And if you like the color purple, you're in for a treat. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at www.glow.fm/adctusc Support this podcast

Oct 2020

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This episode presents a special presentation that Jodi Salvo gave at Ohio University Eastern in October 2019. Jodi and her associate, Diana Smith, presented the Anti-Drug Coalition's exhibit to help parents visualize how their children can hide drugs right before their eyes. From the official Ohio University Eastern description: Ohio University Eastern hosted "Hidden in Plain Sight" from the Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition and East Central Ohio Educational Service Center on September 30, 2019. The seminar presents an ordinary looking teenager's bedroom. It teaches parents the yellow and red flags that their teens could be hiding in plain sight.   The dangers of vaping, marijuana, inhalants, prescription drugs, opioids and heroin are covered in the presentation.  It is an eye-opening experience for parents.   Jodi Salvo and Diana Smith of the Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition are the presenters. For more information, go to their Facebook page. Visit www.adctusc.org for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at www.getlevelpod.com/adc. Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at www.glow.fm/adctusc Support this podcast

Sep 2020

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National Recovery Month continues as we extend our series understanding the realities of addiction. Many people deal with an addiction to prescription pain medication that they never intended to deal with. Bradley Fields joins Jodi Salvo on this episode to tell his story of how a motorcycle accident led to his addiction. If you listened to last week's episode, you heard Bradley talk about his experience with Celebrate Recovery at LifeWay Church in New Philadelphia. Now, you can hear Bradley's story about his addiction to prescription paid medication and how walking with God leads him through his recovery. Visit www.adctusc.org for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at www.getlevelpod.com/adc. Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at www.glow.fm/adctusc Support this podcast

Sep 2020

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As we move through National Recovery Month, we have an incredible resource to share with you. On this episode, Jodi Salvo is joined by 3 members of LifeWay Church in New Philadelphia as they explain their new Celebrate Recovery (CR) program. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program. Listen as Pastors Travis and Leslie Wright, along with studying Recovery Pastor Bradley Fields, explain how Celebrate Recovery came into existence and their vision for the program moving forward. CR helps people recover from hurts, habits, and hang-ups. It doesn't matter if you're addicted to substances, bad relationships, or even work. It doesn't matter if you're dealing with stress, anxiety, or depression. Everyone has a purpose in Christ, and CR is helping people in our community find freedom through recovery. CR meets every Thursday night at 6:00PM with Dinner by Donation. At 7:00PM, there's a Large Group Meeting, and at 8:00PM everyone breaks into Small Share Groups. And CR is open for everyone; bring your friends, family, and even your kids with you for a night of worship, fellowship, and recovery. LifeWay Church 742 Cookson Avenue SE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 330-339-9734 celebraterecovery.lifeway@gmail.com --- Visit www.adctusc.org for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at www.getlevelpod.com/adc. Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at www.glow.fm/adctusc Support this podcast

Sep 2020

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On this episode, Jodi Salvo is joined by her good friend, Richard Miller. Richard recalls his history with alcohol and drug use that began when he was only 5 years old. Listen to his story and learn how substance addiction can literally be passed down through the generations. Richard's tale includes addiction and abuse, sex trafficking and suicide attempts, along with relapse and recovery. This story will captivate you. You'll see the extraordinary human that Richard is and his constant, determined battles against addictions that he never chose. It's a story of faith and learning how to love yourself when love is something you've learned not to trust. Thank you, Richard, for sharing your story and inspiring countless others to seek the help they need for recovery. As Richard says, no high compares to how wonderful it is to be sober. And now, life is good. Visit www.adctusc.org for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at www.getlevelpod.com/adc. Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Watch on YouTube! HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at www.glow.fm/adctusc Support this podcast

Sep 2020

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With all the uncertainty of 2020, it feels amazing to announce that Share-A-Christmas is still happening this year. Tune into this episode as Jodi Salvo discusses how Share-A-Christmas will operate this year with T4C Director Louise Worsham and Share-A-Christmas Co-Chair Pam Fouts. T4C - Tuscarawas County Council for Church and Community - explains the application process for Share-A-Christmas, where the events will take place, and the need for volunteers to help execute the events for the community. We still have time before Christmas, but applications must be submitted before October 15. Visit www.t4conline.net or call 330-343-6012 Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzV84w7g_MyrrzuXfSxWYkQqQOKpjtdDk (Watch on YouTube!) HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Aug 2020

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Preventing alcohol abuse and addiction in our youth requires intentional conversations both in school and in the home. On this episode, Jodi Salvo is joined by Gary Spinell, the Athletic Director at Strasburg-Franklin School District, and Veronica Spidell, head of the Alcohol Committee of the Anti-Drug Coalition. Veronica also works for the ADAMHS Board and is a Board Member of Strasburg-Franklin. We discuss advice and best practices for helping kids understand the dangers of alcohol consumption. Also, we highlight the Parents Who Host Lose the Most campaign and dangers of allowing underage drinking in your home. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). Or find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzV84w7g_MyrrzuXfSxWYkQqQOKpjtdDk (Watch on YouTube!) HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Aug 2020

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With kids returning to school in the next couple weeks, there are many questions both parents and kids alike have about the new school year. On this episode, we have answers from the New Philadelphia School District. Jodi Salvo is joined by three knowledgeable guests: Kevin Wolf, Principal of York Elementary Teri Carpenter, New Philadelphia Schools Social Worker/Family Advocate Kelly Rager, parent --- Here are the questions we'll be answering on the episode: What are some reassurances regarding the return to school? What are some ways we can best support our children? How do I address any misinformation my child has received regarding COVID? What are some suggestions on how to get my child wearing a mask for extended periods of time? How do I answer some questions my child may have: Where am I going to eat lunch? How will I have recess this year? Will I be able to go to my specials? What if my best friend can't sit with me or on the same day as me? What is the plan as we re-open New Philadelphia City Schools? If there is a case of COVID in a building, how will this be handled? Will parents be notified? Where can I find information about the protocol for the year along with general resources to help during this time? --- Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzV84w7g_MyrrzuXfSxWYkQqQOKpjtdDk (Watch on YouTube!) HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Aug 2020

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We've all been navigating uncharted territory during the pandemic. Despite some misconceptions in the community, the New Philadelphia City Health Department is in the same boat. Listen to this episode to learn how the Health Department is working tirelessly to remain current with the constantly changing information and data regarding COVID-19. Also, with a 283% increase in drug overdose deaths during the first 6 months of 2020, the Health Department is battling an additional public health crisis in our community. Learn about opiate addiction and the solution that helps people regain control of their lives. We must understand that addiction affects every person differently, and there's still much to learn. As a community, it's time to realize that judgment closes doors; compassion opens them. Join Jodi Salvo with special guests: Vickie Ionno, RN - Health Commissioner Nichole Bache, RN - Director of Nursing --- Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzV84w7g_MyrrzuXfSxWYkQqQOKpjtdDk (Watch on YouTube!) HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Aug 2020

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Drug addiction destroys peoples' lives, but knowing the dangers can help prevent drug abuse in early years. On this episode, Jodi Salvo talks with three recovering drug addicts in the community. Their stories will touch your heart as they speak about their experiences and their battles with addiction. Also, hear how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted those currently in recovery. Overdoes deaths have increased during the pandemic, and our guests discuss how the community can help. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzV84w7g_MyrrzuXfSxWYkQqQOKpjtdDk (Watch on YouTube!) HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Aug 2020

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As Rx medication misuse and abuse continues to plague society, it's crucial to understand the proper methods to dispose of your unused medications. Jodi Salvo brings in Jeff Neidig and Rachel Rothacher from the ADC Rx Drugs Committee to discuss what people need to know about drug disposal. You'll learn how improper disposal of drugs can harm the community and people who live here. You'll also learn about the Deterra drug deactivation bags (available for free from the ADC and local partners) and how to use them. And you'll see just how simple it is to properly dispose of medication. Protect your loved ones and your community. Listen to this episode to equip yourself with the knowledge you need. Deterra Bag video - www.adctusc.org/deterrabags As always, visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzV84w7g_MyrrzuXfSxWYkQqQOKpjtdDk (Watch on YouTube!) HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Jul 2020

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Trauma effects each person differently, and it's something we all need to understand more completely. On this episode, Jodi Salvo sits down with Bridget Britton to discuss the effects trauma can have on mental health. Bridget is the Extension Educator FCS at the Ohio State University Extension. She explains what the Ohio State University Extension is and what role it plays in the community. Then, Bridget dives into trauma and previews the trainings she runs for both organizations and community members to help equip people to handle trauma in their own lives and in the lives of others. Tuscarawas County: https://tuscarawas.osu.edu/ (www.tuscarawas.osu.edu) Main Extension: www.extension.osu.edu As always, visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at https://my.captivate.fm/www.getlevelpod.com/adc (www.getlevelpod.com/adc). HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Jul 2020

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In such an unprecedented time in the world, the 2020 Census has taken a back seat in the headlines. But completing your information for the census is critical to many things. For starters, the census is crucial for government funding to different agencies and organizations in Tuscarawas County. If the census reports that Tuscarawas County has fewer residents than it actually has, we can only receive funding based on those who completed the census. So if many residents don't complete the census, the county will be heavily underfunded - and those numbers will be used to determine funding for the next 10 years. Make sure you listen to this episode as County Commissioners Chris Abbuhl and Joe Sciarretti join Dave Haverfield from Job and Family Services to discuss the importance of the census. Jodi Salvo helps unravel some common misconceptions and concerns that people may have about the census. As always, visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. Listen at www.getlevelpod.com/adc. HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Jul 2020

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How much do you know about Access Tusc or Bridges to Wellness in Tuscarawas County. These resources are incredible, and this episode is definitely worth listening to so you understand what these resources offer for you. Access Tusc was established as a healthcare/social service network in 2014 to assist patients with navigating the resources within Tuscarawas County. Using Community Health Workers to build rapport with patients/clients within their own home environment, and establish a plan of action surrounding ‘pathways’ that must be completed in order to move through their current state of need will connect services and clients. There are 20 identified pathways according to the HUB model: Adult education Behavioral health Developmental referrals Developmental screening Education Employment Family planning Health insurance Housing Immunization referral Immunization screening Medical home Medical referral Medication assessment chart Medication assessment Medication management Postpartum Pregnancy Smoking cessation Social service referral CHW's will come meet a client wherever is comfortable to help get all women in need connected to the right services. The Bridges to Wellness HUB program offers help to pregnant women on Medicaid who need help navigating the services in the county including transportation, health care coordination, dental, behavioral health services, education, and many more pathways brought to their home by a Community Health Worker. Our pilot program is 100% available to any women who are dealing with recent/current opiate addiction, regardless of their insurance. Visit online - https://www.accesstusc.org/ (www.accesstusc.org) As always, visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Jul 2020

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Do you know all the resources the Senior Center provides? The list seems endless, and on this episode, Jodi Salvo talks with Jamie Smith and Vicki Yates from the Tuscarawas County Senior Center to learn about everything the Senior Center has to offer. If you're a senior or have a loved one who's a senior, contact the Senior Center today. It really is the coolest place in town. Jamie Smith - Tuscarawas County Senior Center Vicki Yates - Tuscarawas County Senior Center Thanks to the Senior Center for coming in and sharing all their resources with us! Visit online - http://www.tuscsc.org/ (www.tuscsc.org) Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TuscarawasCountySeniorCenter/ (/TuscarawasCountySeniorCenter) Call - 330-364-6611 As always, visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Jun 2020

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Vaping is a serious problem our youth are facing in the world today. How much do you know about vaping? Are you a parent wanting to learn more information? Or are you a student concerned by the potential health risks? What are the truths and myths of vaping? You'll hear it all in this episode. Nicole Dorsey - Tuscarawas County Health Department Logan Kazelman - Dover High School Grad of 2020 Hannah Yoder - Tuscarawas County Youth-to-Youth Thanks to our guests for providing insightful information about vaping. As always, visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention. HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Jun 2020

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Human trafficking is happening right here in Tuscarawas County. This episode provides a good overview of the problem we're facing in the community. Human trafficking is an enormous topic comprised of many different issues. Tune in and increase your awareness about this problem and how it's affecting Tuscarawas County. MacKrea Larue - Tusc Against Trafficking Robin Bowdish - Noah's Hope Child Advocacy Center Melanie Anderson - COMPASS Rape Crisis Center Thanks to our guests and to everyone fighting the battle against traffickers in our community and worldwide. To learn more about the Tusc Against Trafficking Coalition, visit www.TuscAgainstTrafficking.org. As always, visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.adctusc.org (www.adctusc.org) for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use. HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Please help support the show at https://my.captivate.fm/www.glow.fm/adctusc (www.glow.fm/adctusc) Support this podcast

Jun 2020

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