Education NOT Incarceration - With Influential Advocate Julia Negron
December 12, 2014
Hosted by Jacob Patrick Jansen
In this episode I discuss the topic of Education NOT Incarceration with Julia Negron. Mrs. Negron has a background in the music industry having past relationships with members of the bands from "The Doors", "The Alman Brothers" and "Three Dog Nights", however her focus after music has been on recovery and Education NOT Incarceration. Beginning with her participation in the LA Overdose Task Force she has been active for more than a decade in advocating for changing our punitive drug policies, reducing stigma, and prison & sentencing reform. Mrs. Negron's passion is harm reduction, decriminalization and ending the mass incarceration of drug offenders. Her goal, as well as an underlying theme of the show, is to move the issue of drug dependence out of the hands of law enforcement and courts - to the professionals who are best suited to work with Substance Use Disorder as a public heath issue. Join us as we discuss this very important issue with influential advocate Julia Negron.
I Took the High Road
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I Took the High Road is a show about addiction and recovery with a host that has firsthand experience with both. With the current drug problem reaching epidemic proportions, my goal is to teach you to approach this situation differently. We need to fight the demand for drugs, not the supply. I will educate about the disease of addiction and change the way we view current judicial standards and recovery methods. It is my goal to take the stigma out of drug addiction and remove barriers to treatment. Addicts are not bad people trying to get good, they are sick people trying to get well.
Jacob Patrick Jansen
My name is Jacob Jansen and I have traveled the road of both addiction and recovery. I was a scholar athlete in high school, and shortly after, landed a great job as a day trader at a major hedge fund. My life quickly spiraled out of control as I moved from marijuana to prescription opiates. I became opiate dependent, and before I knew it, I was an IV heroin user for many years until I got clean on July 19, 2010.
Since then I have made it through the judicial system, graduated from University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, started My Recovery Project LLC and All-Encompassing Addiction Recovery LLC, became a certified intervention specialist and recovery life coach, became a father, was voted to the board of directors for Recovery Coaches International, became an administrator for stop heroin Wisconsin, and became a radio show host for the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness channel.
I have a passion for helping addicted individuals and their families find help. I am flexible, knowledgeable, caring and experienced. Finding help for an addiction can be a difficult process. I experienced what heroin addiction had done to me and my family and I have made it my mission to help educate families about the disease of addiction, and help those who need help, and get the help that is required. I have found happiness in my recovery, reconnected with my family, and have found balance in life. Successful recovery is possible with help. I am proof.