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I Took the High Road

I Took the High Road

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September 05th 2014:I Took the High Road: My Life Story

The first show of "I Took the High Road" will be devoted to getting to know the host, Jacob Jansen, and his story from scholar athelete and hedge fund manager to IV heroin user and his subsequent recovery. Guests on the show are his parents Patrick and Karen Jansen talking about addiction from a parents point of view and what they learned from going through this herowing experience.

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Patrick Jansen

Patrick Jansen is the father of Jacob Jansen and has personally experienced the horrors associated with having a child addicted to heroin. He is happily married to wife Karen, a parent to two children, and acknowledges close ties to both sides of his extended families. Patrick has 2 brothers and was raised in a family setting with a father who was professionally employed in the field of law enforcement. He is a practicing Professional Engineering in the state with undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering along with a Master of Business Administration. Throughout his 38 year career he has managed people of all ages in roles including Product Line Man
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Karen Jansen

Karen Jansen is married to her husband (since 1979) and is mother to two adult children. Her daughter is married and is a successful, independent musician. Her son, Jacob (Jake) Jansen is owner of My Recovery Project LLC. Karen received her BS in Nursing at UW-Milwaukee and has worked as an RN part-time for the past 34 years and is currently working full-time at a county, outpatient Mental Health Center. Personal experience in dealing with the family dynamics of addiction continues as her son, Jake, remains in recovery. In the midst of her son’s IV opiate use, life was consumed with the polarizing thoughts of be patient with the problem verses wishing it would just go away. The encounters wi
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