Jason Friesema sits with Rebecca Aston, Clinical Supervisor and AcuDetox Specialist, to speak on one of the more unique treatment modalities offered at Peaks, AcuDetox. Explaining this modality, providing insightful practical uses, and dispelling common misconceptions, our team takes the time to share this practice with our viewers. For more information on NADA, check out acudetox.com.
Finding Peaks Episodes
Jason Friesema sits with Zach LeFever to discuss process addictions, such as sex addiction, and the adverse relationships that can follow. Defining sex addiction, discussing process addictions, and addressing pornography, this conversation shines a light on essential topics often silenced. Listen in as our team opens the floor to this discussion, and reach out with comments or questions.
In this episode, Chris Burns brings Jason Friesema to welcome back our returning special guest, KK Fearless! Brooke Perez, founder and President of KK Fearless, sits down with our team and her mom, Melinda Jackson, to speak on their experiences leading up to the creation of KK Fearless, share respect and memories for the ones they have lost, as well as advocating for Bothe the individuals in recovery and their families.
In this episode, Chris Burns brings Jason Friesema to welcome back Lisa Smith, certified family recovery coach, to speak on parenting in recovery as well as the journey to becoming a heroic parent. Our team shares personal stories in their own journey of parenthood and explains how important healthy family dynamics are for family systems no matter the situation.
In this episode, Jason Friesema brings Chris Burns onto the show to speak with our special guest, Montee Ball, former Denver Broncos running back and the University of Wisconsin, hall of fame player. Montee shares his experience playing football at a professional level as well as the dark side of fame that comes from success. Montee shares vulnerability with his struggles with addiction and provides moments in his life that he considers “the basement” of his rock bottom and what he did to make his way back. Montee is a beacon of hope for athletes in recovery and many recovery communities. Find Montee’s book, “Nowhere to Run,” on Amazon for more information.
In this episode, Brandon Burns brings on Jason Friesema as well as Lauren Atencio to open a deep conversation into the very important topic, outcome data. Our team transparently shares outcome data relevant to Peaks and the industry and takes the time to debate how these outcomes should be influencing our decisions within treatment and beyond.
In this episode, Brandon Burns brings on special guest Ismail Ali, JD, Director of Policy and Advocacy at MAPS, to speak on natural medicine and the use of psychedelics throughout history. Ismail shares observations regarding the legalization of natural medicine as well as what it truly means to have decriminalized substances being used in medical settings. This episode welcomes a debate over a prevalent topic to share knowledge, spark curiosity, or bring general awareness to the situation. To learn more about MAPS, check out maps.org
In this episode, Chris Burns brings Matt Marchand, Alumni Coordinator, back on the show to discuss aftercare, alumni, and transitioning after treatment. Matt shares insights from his time as a peer recovery coach and how he uses those experiences as a way to help clients through the aftercare process.
In this episode, Jason Friesema brings Chris Burns on to welcome our special guest, Steve Taus, with Coastwise Counseling Center. Steve brings the concept of Emotional Transformative Therapy to the show, explaining the modality’s uses, benefits, and successes and opening a deeper discussion into plant-based medicine in treatment. This episode is packed with information and energy as our team shares thoughts and open discussions with Steve Taus. To find more information on Steve and Coastwise Counseling, check out coastwisecounselingcenter.com
In this episode, Brandon Burns brings Lauren Atencio and Samantha Archuleta back to share their clinical insights on the notion of emotional Intelligence. Together, our team looks over emotional inelegance and approaches to working with it. Brandon welcomes the five components of emotional inelegance to spark a debate throughout this episode.
Our team celebrates Finding Peak’s 100th episode, part 2! In this special second installation of our 100th episode, Brandon, Lauren, and Clinton continue to revisit past moments in Finding Peaks. Our team goes over the word Addiction and how that verbiage can create issues, plant-based medication, its efficacy in its infancy stage, and so much more!
Our team celebrates Finding Peak’s 100th episode! In celebration of this special episode, Brandon Burns brings on Chief Operations Officer Clinton Nicholson and Clinical Director Lauren Atencio to review and reflect on noteworthy moments over the past 100 episodes. From visiting trauma and touching on mental health approaches to the future of Peaks Recovery Centers and the industry, our team brings insightful and thoughtful commentary to continue pushing the industry in a positive direction.
In this episode, Chris Burns brings on two professionals in the industry; Bryce Givens, founder of Elevate Recovery Homes, and Kyle Vandongen, founder of Sopherson Sober Living. Together they share their “why”, purpose, passion, and mission in their recovery journey and what brought them to this point. Kyle shares personal experiences from his time at Peaks Recovery Centers and how they shape him today.
In this episode, Brandon Burns brings Jason Friesema on the show to speak with Maeve O’Neill on Dare to Lead and how crucial proper leadership can be in a professional work setting. Maeve shares insight into leadership’s most important aspects and how to properly introduce them into the work environment, While Brandon and Jason explain how these tenants have been implemented within Peaks Recovery Centers.
In this episode, Jason Friesema brings on Brandon Burns, Clinton Nicholson, and special guest TJ Woodward, author of Conscious Recovery. Our team breaks down the premise of conscious recovery with TJ while shining light on the effectiveness of these practices. To learn more, check out consciousrecovery.com
In this episode, Brandon Burns brings on Jason Friesema and Clinton Nicholson to spark a discussion over the Biopsychosocial model of care. By breaking down this model into biological, psychological, and social environments, our team shares industry insights into the practical application of specific models of care throughout a clinical curriculum.
In this episode, Chris Burns brings on the first-ever graduate of Peaks Recovery Centers, Nik Darrah, who is in his 8th year of long-term recovery and still working in the industry. Chris and Nik reminisce on their meeting, what led Nik to Peaks, and how his treatment stay at Peaks set him up for a future of success. Nik shares vulnerable moments that shaped him into who he is today and brings the audience into his recovery journey.