Together we're Shatterproof
September 21, 2016
Hosted by Randy Haveson, M. A.
Shatterproof is a non-profit organization that addresses the issue of addiction. The organization strives to shatter the stigma attached to addiction and is a strong advocacy group to change laws that will help addicts receive the assistance they need to recover. Gary Mendell, the founder of Shatterproof is my guest and he will talk about how all of us can help make a difference on this issue. Addiction is a lonely, isolative disease, but... Together we're Shatterproof!
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We are all in Recovery from something and the vast majority of us need an Intervention in some area of our lives. By getting Support from friends, family, and professionals, we can grow through any of life’s challenges. But we need to remain teachable and find new forms of Education that will help us learn how to take on old problems in new ways.
RISE Radio will address and offer solutions to issues that are in the national spotlight, or need to be, such as addiction and recovery, college health issues, leadership, self-esteem and current events. The purpose is to empower you, your friends, family and co-workers, to make better and more informed choices and to learn from the experience of others how to overcome the barriers that interfere with your personal and professional growth.
Randy Haveson, M. A.
Randy Haveson has been working in the counseling field since 1986. With a Master’s degree in counseling, he has worked in private practices, hospitals, treatment centers, and university counseling centers. He has been the coordinator of alcohol and other drug education programs on three campuses and has received national recognition for the effectiveness of his programs. In 1999, he started a speaking and consulting firm and since then has consulted with dozens of high schools, colleges and businesses. He has spoken hundreds of times on campuses, at conferences, and to businesses about low-risk alcohol use, self-esteem, leadership, team building and supporting people in recovery.
As a member of the National Speaker’s Association for over 10 years, he was named as the “Showcase Speaker of the Year” by the Georgia chapter of NSA. He was also recognized as one of the “Best of the Best” speakers by the BACCHUS Network, a college health organization.
Randy is an author, speaker, trainer, father, husband, former drummer in a rock band, and a recovering addict and alcoholic with over 32 years of personal recovery. He speaks truth. His book series, “Party With a Plan” was released in 2016 and is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to drink in a low-risk way. Randy’s honest and down to earth approach (with loads of humor) will teach you how to be resilient with whatever life throws at you. He has a Master’s degree in counseling, but a PhD in personal experience.