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Each week I interview guests who delve into a myriad of substance abuse, mental health and social justice concerns. Hear some provocative discussions that will hopefully provide an impetus for change and better understanding.

Aug 23, 2021

PAWS….for a Moment: Episode 6 
with Bob Houghtaling


Bob and PAWS discuss the issue of Opioids and how their misuse has helped create a pandemic. Special emphasis is placed on prevention, treatment and lifesaving supports.


Sep 13, 2019

Dan Fitzgerald discusses his work with Tobacco Free RI. Special emphasis is placed on the Tobacco Industry’s efforts to re-invent itself by promoting E-cigarettes. In addition, consideration is given to a myriad of prevention and advocacy efforts.

Apr 20, 2014

Siana Wood shares how the death of her brother, due to an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription drugs, served as an impetus for creating a support group for those who have lost a oved one due to substances. 

Apr 16, 2014

Jonathan Whitkin provides a detailed overview of his addiction to prescription medications and eventually heroin. His journey has taken him to prison, programs and today, greater understanding.