We examine the catastrophic relevance of how the unfettered prescribing of pain medications, the strategic positioning of Ohio and the massive influx of black tar heroin that became the catalyst of the worst drug epidemic in US history. More importantly we get up and cheer as we juxtapose inspirational stories, expose local heroes who ght for others after losing everything and we take a compelling look at communities that have bonded together and stood strong during one of the nation’s most vicious assaults.  

Music and addiction have been linked for generations, as many of the most beloved artists have fallen victim to struggles with drugs. Today, Austin Texas, the live music capital of the world, is attempting to flip the script and is utilizing resources and science to show how the power of music can be used to heal.

Prominent figures in the business community have come together to battle the opioid crisis. This episode chronicles the compelling steps of how one corporate employee, who tragically lost his son to addiction, bared his grief in a company-wide email that kicked off a national movement.

For many US military veterans, the battles and horrors of war don’t end upon their returns home. Faced with PTSD, physical wounds and memories of those lost forces many to turn to numbing the pain with drugs and alcohol. On this episode, we shine a light on those who have taken steps to overcome their own war wounds using unique therapies and have set their sights on helping others. 

In the LGBT community, where oppression, repression of true feelings and lack of acceptance from family and friends are often unfortunate facts of life, the rates of addiction are incredibly high. On this episode, we profile a Connecticut farm that has become a safe haven for the LGBTQ community and focuses on the challenges of addiction and treats the crisis in a new way.

Addiction Unplugged goes inside the world of Mike Lindell, the owner of My Pillow, and chronicles how he emerged from extreme financial issues and chronic drug addiction to create fame and fortune from his idea for a pillow.

Addiction Unplugged visits “The Retreat,” a top-tier treatment center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with a celebrated history of helping expectant mothers beat their addiction and deliver healthy babies.

This episode features the controversial ex-NBA All-Star Jayson Williams who has created an out of the box recovery method; complete with high-octane Adventure Therapy.

Addiction Unplugged hits the road to go inside police stations and firehouses to visit first responders in recovery and experience a real day in their lives.