Sunday, September 16, 2018

RECOVERY PODCAST: NHL GREAT CHICO RESCH

September is Recovery Month in Saskatchewan where we celebrate people in Recovery from Alcoholism & Addiction. On our latest Recovery Podcast, we interview NHL great Glenn "Chico" Resch. Chico is a Saskatchewan product, who was born in Moose Jaw and raised in Regina.

Resch spent 14 seasons in the National Hockey League as a goaltender with the New York Islanders, Colorado Rockies, New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers. He also won a Stanley Cup while with New York.

These days, Chico is a broadcaster with the New Jersey Devils and also a key figure with Hockey Ministries International. While at the 2018 Memorial Cup in Regina, Chico and Florida Panthers goalie James Reimer spoke at the HMI Breakfast. At the soldout event, Resch shared his personal Faith story and also how he turned his life around by turning his back on alcohol.

This interview should be mandatory-listening for young athletes as well as their coaches, managers and parents as Chico and I discuss peer pressure within a locker room, and how easy it is to go down the wrong road like we did.

It's possible to turn your life around before it's too late.

Thanks to Pedersen Recovery sponsors Fine Foods, Milk2Go Sport and C.J. Evans Home Designs for their continued support of our efforts including this podcast, sober coaching, interventions, public speaking and sober events.

Listen to our latest podcast here:
Don't forget the 6th Annual Recovery Day luncheon is this Wednesday, September 19 featuring guest speaker Dr. Wendy Gore-Hickman and me as the MC.

Thanks for listening!
RP
@pedersenrecovery




Saturday, September 1, 2018

ADDICTION RECOVERY PODCAST: LAST DOOR'S DAVE PAVLUS

September has been proclaimed "Recovery Month" in the Province of Saskatchewan and in honour of that, we're going to have a series of special Recovery interviews here on the podcast.

In addition, Wednesday, September 19 as been designated "Recovery Day" by the City of Regina and that's when we're holding our 6th annual Recovery Day Luncheon featuring guest speaker Dr. Wendy Gore-Hickman and me as the Master of Ceremonies. For tickets, email reginarecoveryday@gmail.com.

Our first Recovery interview of September is with Dave Pavlus, the owner/operator of the Last Door Recovery Society for men in New Westminster, BC (27 km from downtown Vancouver).

Dave's Recovery story will knock your socks off, and is the first podcast interview in which I'll invoke a *LANGUAGE DISCLAIMER*.  Dave P. goes hardcore, old school while telling his Recovery story and it's what you probably need to hear. I suppose I've become somewhat de-sensitized to this stuff but when I played the interview for my wife, she almost covered her ears. THIS IS REAL!

Obviously, if you're following this podcast, you must be affected by addictions in some way. Dave has seen the ugliness of Alcoholism and Addiction from all sides and gave me a fresh perspective on the topic.

Thanks to sponsors Fine Foods, Milk2Go Sport and CJ Evans Home Designs for their continued support of Pedersen Recovery. Their generousity makes all of the things possible that we do including this podcast, sober coaching, interventions, public speaking and sober events.

So, to kick off Recovery Month with a BANG, here is the Last Door's Dave Pavlus:






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