google-site-verification=U0Q4nUf7gy008G2e6vjitL4htHLAso-Tlnzg4z6xYtI Addressing Addiction and Recovery, with Jodie Stevens - Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room®

Episode 3

Published on:

29th Jun 2022

Addressing Addiction and Recovery, with Jodie Stevens

Addressing Addiction and Recovery, with Jodie Stevens

Jodie Stevens is a 30-year radio veteran, producer, commercial voice-over artist, audiobook narrator and host of several mental health and recovery blogs and podcasts: “Genuine Life Recovery” and “Recovery and Company” both on iTunes, Spotify, Tune in, Audible and most apps. She is currently the Media Director for the Life Change Center providing treatment to individuals struggling with opioid and pill addiction. Jodie has an MA in Leadership and is currently working on her second Master’s degree in Addiction counseling.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Jodie’s personal connection and her heart behind addressing this elephant 
  • The importance of reducing shame around addiction in the family
  • The connection between addiction and codependency within the family 
  • The split that occurs between the different approaches to addiction and recovery, and why unity in this area is so important
  • Why Jodie believes there is no right or wrong way to recover from addiction
  • The dangerous physical progression of the disease and how addiction chemically alters the brain
  • How beginning the conversation around addiction can help alleviate some tension and make a positive impact for those still struggling


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Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room®
We discuss hard things to talk about and shed light on difficult subjects.
Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room with Coach April Ballestero. Join us as we interview guests about the ELEPHANT in the room. We shed light on difficult subjects and learn how to better Address the ELEPHANT in the Room.

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April Ballestero

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Author, Facilitator, Founder, Consultant, Speaker, and Strategic Leadership Coach guiding light bulb moments. Thankful to be celebrating 10 years of guiding, coaching, and leading industry leaders such as attorneys, coaches, chiropractors, financial planners, the real estate industry, and many other sales and business professionals across the nation. The celebration goes on to include over 20 years of business, professional and personal development which I am so honored to share as a vessel to our clients, coaches, and community.

Eric Ballestero

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Eric Ballestero has worked with Coach April Ballestero since before ONE LIGHT AHEAD®'s inception in 2011 while he was still in school and has continually brought new ideas and a lot of technical help to the team. He produced the first three seasons of Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room® podcast in addition to being a continual partner of ONE LIGHT AHEAD®.