Todd sits down with Dr. Joe Desanto the medical director of DeSanto Clinics in Costa Mesa. Dr. Joe is a Board-Certified MD with over 12 years of addiction treatment experience. He is an addict in successful recovery who understands the day to day struggle to find sobriety and break free from the painful cycle of being dependent on a substance. They discuss Joe's journey and how he came to work in the field of addiction and recovery.Read More
Todd's guest today is Jami Lula. Jami is a person in long-term recovery. He is also a recording artist, teacher, and youth leader. Jami talks about growing up in Detroit and making his way to Los Angeles eventually landing a gig at LA’s Musician’s Institute as a vocal professor. Jami has been honored by LA Music Awards (“Best Male Vocalist”), winner of the Centers for Spiritual Living “Youth Champion Award,” and many other musical and mission-based honors. His work with youth is legend. With more than 6 albums to his name, it is a stroke of luck that we can enjoy and be ennobled by Jami’s spirit and sound.Read More
Z-Man sits down with Blake Schneider the Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator at Mississippi St. and student in recovery Kyle W. They discuss life on campus and the challenges of being a college student in recovery.Read More
Z-Man sits down and talks with one of Long Beach’s finest... DJ Product ( Doug Boyce). They talk about growing up Long Beach, early Sublime stories, the music scene, touring in HED PE, and finding clarity in San Diego. Doug donates original art that was done for the “What I Got” vinyl to the Nowell Family Foundation.Read More
Z-Man sits down with Rynda Laurel, music industry veteran turned entrepreneur with 25+ years sobriety. They discuss some of her experiences in the industry including stories about The Cadillac Tramps, Pearl Jam, and David Bowie. They also discuss managing depression and how Rynda’s new product line VRYeveryday is getting momentum and making a difference.Read More
Z-Man sits down with Wes Geer, founder of HedPE, touring guitarist with Korn, and founder of Rock to Recovery. They talk about the music scene in 90's and playing at some of the same shows. Wes talks about starting HedPE and being one of the first bands to pioneer a rock group with a DJ and how he met DJ Product. They talk about getting signed to Jive Records and getting arrested the night before their biggest showcase. Wes talks about his recovery process and what lead him to start Rock to Recovery. They talk about their peace in recovery and what the future holds.
Todd sits down with California state-licensed therapist Angelina Gripp. With offices in both San Juan Capistrano and Costa Mesa Angelina provides services in both North and South county. Angelina works with individuals to assist them with helping them develop emotional regulation and overcome life challenges associated with addiction and mental health issues.Read More
Z-Man goes to Las Vegas and sits down with Papa Roach lead singer Jacoby Shaddix. They discuss being sober, relapses, making music, family and touring. Jacoby talks about what is like to be new in sobriety and struggling with staying sober on the road. They talk about writing and recording music with a new perspective. Dark destructive states and spiritual highs, Z and Jacoby cover a wide spectrum. Inspirations, Gratitude, Family, Music, Transformation and what it means to be KEY!Read More
Z-Man goes to Keystone, Colorado for the Association of Recovery in Higher Learning (ARHE) Student Summit and Skiathon. At the summit, he meets students from 27 universities from across the nation. Z-Man is joined by students Haley Agront and Zack Wyatt from The University of Vermont on this episode of the podcast and they discuss Collegiate Recovery Communities across the nation and at home. One of the stats they discuss is Collegiate recovery has the highest success of any post secondary modality with relapse rates being anywhere from 4% to 13% being the highest recorded. It's grassroots. But it's picking up steam.Read More
Z-Man sits down with Scott French and Eugene Stiltner of Sober and Stoked. Sober and Stoked is going to be a feature length documentary about their journey to meet other action sports enthusiasts (both professionals and amateurs) and get a first hand look at their stories of addiction, recovery, triumph and failure.Read More
Todd sits down with Gabe Rosales. Gabe is a professional musician, sober educator, criminal justice and drug policy reformist and an international human rights activist. He is mostly known as a bassist, rapper, guitarist and singer. He's played with everyone from Jennifer Lopez, Fat Joe, to Andy Summers of the Police and George Lynch of the Lynch Mob. Todd and Gabe talk about life before sobriety, different recover modalities, meditation, prison life, and the gifts of recovery.Read More
Z-Man sits down with original member of Sublime, Dr. Todd Forman and talks about the early days of the band. They talk about growing up in Long Beach, recording 40 OZ to Freedom, touring and when drugs started to be a problem. They also talk about how Dr. Todd deals with the opioid epidemic on the front lines as a treating doctor.Read More
Todd sits down with Peter DiStefano from Porno for Pyros, Hellride, Lance Herbstrong. They are joined by Dr. Cali Estes the Addictions Coach. They talk about the Southern California music scene and Peter's career in music from the early days of his band K-38 to playing in Porno for Pyros to playing music today clean and sober. They also talk about Peter's addiction to heroin and how he overcame his addiction. Dr. Cali Estes shares her story and how she began working with Peter. Peter and Dr. Cali talk about the new non profit venture to help addicts who are suffering and can't afford health care or treatment. http://www.peterdistefano.com https://theaddictionscoach.com/Read More
This week with Dave Donaldson: longtime friend of Z-Man and cast member of "The Long Way Back" film, Dave discusses his experiences living next door to Z-Man in Long Beach; Sublime gigs; and what it was like to watch helplessly, as Z-Man spiraled into the darkness of his painkiller addiction.Read More
Todd visits East Carolina University to screen The Long Way Back Film and speak to the students about the message of the film. While visiting ECU, Todd sits down to interview Jarmichael Harris, ECU Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator and Claire Perry, ECU Collegiate Recovery Week Chair. They discuss how the Collegiate Recovery Community came about and how it functions on campus at ECU. They also talk about topics like the opioid epidemic and what it takes to erase the stigma associated with being in recovery.Read More
Todd sits down with Long Beach Legend, Jim "Papa" Nowell and they discuss Papa's early life and raising his children, Bradley and Kelly Nowell in Long Beach and the benefits and pitfalls that came along the way. They talk about the Nowell family tradition of playing music and how Brad started playing and singing at an early age. They get into the early days of Sublime, the bands ascension into popularity and the tragic loss of Brad. Papa talks about his eldest grandchild, Brad's son, Jakob and the newly formed charity The Nowell Family Foundation.