This week on THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL HIM & HER PODCAST...
( 0:25 ): Greetings from France everyone! We’re in a small town called Vance up in the hills outside of Nice & Cannes.
( 1:25 ): This week we’re doing something that’s very different. We’re sharing something that has been a hardship in our lives. My sister and her fiancé are joining us to discuss their struggles with addiction.
( 4:20 ): We are SO proud of them for having the courage to come on the show and share their stories.
CONVERSATION WITH FAYE & JOHNNY
( 4:55 ): Michael asks: “Introduce yourself Faye.”
( 7:00 ): Michael asks: “What was the gateway that lead you down this path & how did you have access at such a young age?”
( 8:55 ): Michael asks: “What emotional state led you to try these drugs?”
( 11:05 ): Lauryn asks: “I first started feeling suspicious of your drug use when I was 21. You called me and you were in a psychosis.”
( 13:00 ): Michael asks: “What was your drug of choice?”
( 13:40 ): Lauryn asks: “When did you realize it was getting really bad?”
( 15:50 ): Lauryn asks: “We had to cut you off and stop enabling you. A month after we did that you went to rehab.”
( 17:00 ): Lauryn asks: “What are some things we did as a family that enabled you?”
( 21:05 ): Lauryn asks: “Walk us through the moments that brought you to rehab?”
( 24:45 ): Lauryn asks: “The CYMO Foundation offered you a scholarship for rehab. What was the intake process like?”
( 26:50 ): Michael asks: “Did you go through withdrawals and how did you deal with that?”
( 27:20 ): Lauryn asks: “How did xanax turn into heroin?”
( 29:00 ): Lauryn asks: “You’re in rehab and getting sober. Three months later you start breaking the rules. What happens from there?”
( 30:40 ): Michael asks: “When is the mental switch that says now this is really the time to be sober?”
( 33:05 ): Lauryn asks: “Tell us about your life now and how you turned it into a positive.”
( 34:20 ): Michael asks: “How did you meet Johnny?”
( 36:30 ): Lauryn asks: “Now you sell essential oils. Tell us about that.”
( 39:40 ): Michael asks: “Introduce yourself Johnny & how you met Faye.”
( 42:00 ): Michael asks: “What was your upbringing?”
( 46:25 ): Michael asks: “You got a felony offense at 13. What were you doing that got you busted?”
( 50:30 ): Michael asks: “You’re in and out of the juvenile system until you’re an adult. What’s happening with school at this point?”
( 51:00 ): Lauryn asks: “How did you learn to use heroin at 14?”
( 52:15 ): Michael asks: “Do you think at this point you’re an addict?”
( 54:30 ): Lauryn asks: “It seems like you have to be strategic in jail. How did you handle it?”
( 58:00 ): Michael asks: “What happens once you become an adult since you were a kid during a lot of this?”
( 1:00:15 ): Lauryn asks: “How does heroin enter your life again after 4 years?”
( 1:03:00 ): Michael asks: “What’s an example of a violation of parole?”
( 1:07:05 ): Michael asks: “You’re clean and sober now. How did you start transitioning to sobriety?”
( 1:13:25 ): Lauryn asks: “You relapse after 5 years even when everything is going really well. How long did you relapse for until you decided you wanted to be sober for good?”
( 1:17:45 ): Michael asks: “How many years have you been sober now?”
( 1:18:10 ): Michael asks: “How many people have you worked with now and helped?”
( 1:22:20 ): Michael asks: “If anyone listening out there is struggling what is the first piece of advice you would give them?”
It was incredible to have Faye & Johnny share their stories on the show. We hope you found it as interesting and insightful as we did. If you or anyone you know is battling addiction there are many sources out there to help you and offer support. For a deeper perspective on my experience with addiction check out my blog post. Thank you for listening!