Welcome to the Elevate Experience Podcast

Co-hosts Angie Manson and Dallas Terrell bring you a genuine “behind the scenes” perspective from one of the most innovating and popular drug and alcohol treatment facilities in the industry, Elevate Addiction Services.

Gain an understanding of what it’s like to treat people with addiction. Learn about recovery from insiders who have not only been there but are now successfully saving hundreds of lives every year.

No topic is off-limits, and Dallas and Angie offer a very casual and relaxed conversation that is real, not polished, or stuffy. There is no fluff, just straight talk with people in the industry. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the Elevate Experience.

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Episode 33: Authentic look into fitness at EAS with Nate, Tommy and the crew

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Today our co-hosts follow up on fitness and health with our very own Thomas Legan, and Nate Tuddenham. The last episode with this crew was the most downloaded episode and we wanted to give the audience more. This episode is centered around the client journey at Elevate, specifically around fitness and health. Nate is our COO, and Tommy is our Rehabilitation Supervisor and Crossfit coach. Enjoy the show and don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show.


Make sure to follow us on social – @elevateaddictionservices @chuckgerkin @angie.at.elevate

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Episode 32: Processing out loud

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Today our co-hosts demonstrate what processing looks like years into recovery. Dallas got scammed and hacked virtually, Angie finished 75 hard, and they are both human beings having a human experience. Recovery never stops, and neither does life.  Enjoy the show and don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show. 

Make sure to follow us on social – @elevateaddictionservices @chuckgerkin @angie.at.elevate

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Episode 31: Problematic drinker turns Politician with Philip White

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Today we talk with Elevate Alumni Philip! Philip is our first alumni to hop on the podcast and tell his story. Philip expressed the gains and achievements he has made since leaving Elevate and embarking on long term recovery.

Philip is now running for City Council in his hometown, he started his own cooking show, and he is a SMART Recovery Facilitator.  We could not be more proud of Philip and the success and happiness he has found in his life. Enjoy the show and don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show. 

Make sure to follow us on social – @elevateaddictionservices @chuckgerkin @angie.at.elevate @philipwhite

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Episode 30: Recovering out loud with Jackson Rose

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Today we converse with our dear friend Jackson Rose. Jackson shares his sobriety story, his battles with mental health, and what he is up to now. Jackson is currently working on a project of deep interest to the EAS crew and speaks on his take on the Santa Cruz drug and recovery scene. Jackson is wise beyond his years and is not afraid to recovery out loud!  Enjoy the show and don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review!

Head over to Vimeo to watch Jackson’s award winning film “People like me”.

Make sure to follow us on social – @elevateaddictionservices @chuckgerkin @angie.at.elevate @jacksonpatricksternin

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Episode 29: Sevan Matossian - King of Content “CEO” of Crossift

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Today we deep dive into some of our favorite topics with our special guest Sevan Matossian. Sevan was the head hancho at Crossfit HQ and developed all their media for 15 years. Sevan is truly the OG of Crossfit and is responsible for documenting Crossfit for the world to see. What an amazing man, father, director, writer, producer, podcaster, and spiritual being.  Enjoy the show and don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review!

Make sure to follow us on social – @elevateaddictionservices @chuckgerkin @angie.at.elevate @sevanmatossian @3playingbrothers

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Episode 28: Keep it simple, stupid-with Mike Diamond

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Today we dive head first into conversation with Mike Diamond. Mike Diamond has been and is a lot of things in life, but his passion lies in inspiring the masses. Mike is an author, entrepreneur, coach, and fitness junky; my favorite type of person! We discuss all things sobriety, mindset, fitness, and the resistance that gets in the way. Enjoy the show and don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show.

Make sure to follow us on social – @elevateaddictionservices @chuckgerkin @angie.at.elevate
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You can find Mike on the web – www.themikediamond.com

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Episode 27: The Gift of Adversity with Marcus Aurelius Anderson

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Marcus Aurelius Anderson is a proud Veteran, Bestselling Author of The Gift of Adversity, TEDx & International Keynote Speaker, Mindset Coach to Leaders, CEO’s and Entrepreneurs, Lifelong Martial Artist, creator of the Acta Non Verba Movement and host of the Acta Non Verba Podcast. The three of us get into all things adversity, stoicism, and recovery. Enjoy the show and don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review!

Make sure to follow us on social – @elevateaddictionservices @chuckgerkin @angie.at.elevate

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Episode 26: The Virtual world Pt.2 with Chris Buenrostro

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Today we dive into our part two episode with our very own Christopher Buenrostro. Chris is our go to guy for delivering treatment outside of a residential setting. Chris is the perfect example of the heroes journey, and runs our Intensive Outpatient Program. Chris and the gang discuss everything “virtual” and what intensive outpatient treatment looks like. Now that may sound boring to some, but we promise to deliver quality on this episode. Don’t forget to tune in next week for part two! Happy listening. Make sure to follow us on social – @elevateaddictionservices @chuckgerkin @angie.at.elevate 

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Episode 25: The Virtual World with Christopher Buenrostro

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Today we dive into a two-part episode with our very own Christopher Buenrostro. Chris is our go to guy for delivering treatment outside of a residential setting. Chris is the perfect example of the heroes journey, and runs our Intensive Outpatient Program. Chris and the gang discuss everything “virtual” and what intensive outpatient treatment looks like. Now that may sound boring to some, but we promise to deliver quality on this episode. Don’t forget to tune in next week for part two! Happy listening. 

Make sure to follow us on social – @elevateaddictionservices @chuckgerkin @angie.at.elevate 

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Episode 24: Life changing phone calls with Kevin Mallon

Today we have a special in-house conversation with our admission team specialist, Kevin Mallon. Kevin has worked at Elevate for close to a decade and has helped thousands of families and clients enroll in a life changing experience. Kevin has dealt with addiction first hand and has succeeded to say the least. Enjoy the conversation as we talk admissions, addiction, the current drug climate, and the importance of action and response. 

Make sure to follow us on social – @elevateaddictionservices @chuckgerkin @angie.at.elevate 

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Episode 23: The other side of Addiction with Monica Kline

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Today we dive deep into the other side of addiction with our dear friend Monica Kline. Monica is a business owner, branding expert, and most importantly a survivor. Monica tells her story of navigating a toxic marriage with an addicted loved one. Monica shares her courage, strength, and hope as she conveys the seriousness of addiction and the effect it has on others. 

Make sure to follow us on social – @elevateaddictionservices @chuckgerkin @angie.at.elevate @identity.brand.monica.kline

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Episode 22: Sitting, feeling, healing with Joseph Clements

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Today on the show we sat down with our dear friend Joe Clements. Joe Clements is a musician, mentor, father, and a man in recovery. Joe spent his early life playing music for an awesome punk band Fury 66. Joe has been sober, not sober, and sober again. He loves helping people explore the inner wisdom of mediation and truly embodies the fun, easy going approach to something often clouded and complicated. Stay tuned!

Make sure to follow us on social – @elevateaddictionservices @chuckgerkin @angie.at.elevate @hella_meditated

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Episode 21: Turning messages into melodies + some sobriety - with Joey YAK

Today we dive into conversation with the Studio CEO Joey YAK. Joey is a hip hop artist, entrepreneur, father, business owner and most importantly a man of faith and recovery. Joey so elegantly tells his story of sobriety, faith, hip hop, and perspective. This was one fantastic conversation that felt so familiar. Joey puts his heart and soul on the table and you can absolutely feel it. Enjoy the show and follow Joey along his journey @Joey.yak on all social platforms. 

Make sure to follow us on social – @elevateaddictionservices @chuckgerkin @angie.at.elevate @joey.yak

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Episode 20: 3,000 miles with Greg Nance

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Today we converse with Greg Nance, an ultra marathon runner, entrepreneur, sobriety advocate, and non-profit business owner. Greg is well known for running 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents. This guy is a gem and was exhilarating to talk with. In March of 2021 he will be running 3,000 miles to celebrate his 3,000 days of sobriety. Not only that but he is filming the whole experience to raise awareness around the epidemic that is Addiction. 

Make sure to follow us on social – @elevateaddictionservices @chuckgerkin @angie.at.elevate @gregrunsfar @1in7film

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Episode 19: Building grit with Nick Wingo

Today Dallas and Angie talk with firefighter/paramedic/father/podcaster, Nick Wingo. Nick runs a podcast called Building Grit One Call At A Time, it can be found on all podcast streaming platforms. The crew dives into the perils of firefighting and speculate on the question “Who protects our protectors”? An amazing conversation that you do not want to miss. Enjoy the show and don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show. Happy Holidays from Elevate!!

Make sure to follow us on social – @elevateaddictionservices @chuckgerkin @angie.at.elevate @building_grit

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Episode 18: Elevating our Youth with Sarah Vincent

Today, Dallas and Angie have an epic conversation with Sarah Vincent. Sarah has over 30 years sober and is a counselor as well as a recovery mentor. Sarah runs a non-profit serving the at risk youth of her community. Sarah talks about the amazing projects she is working on and how working with youth differs from adults. There are easter eggs all throughout this episode so sit back, relax, and enjoy the art of conversation. Enjoy the show and don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show. Happy Holidays from Elevate!!

Make sure to follow us on social – @elevateaddictionservices @chuckgerkin @angie.at.elevate @sarahjosoulpurpose

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Episode 17: Holiday How-to’s

On today’s episode, Angie and Dallas jump right into the holidays; the good and the bad. They explore the power of gratitude, connection, and the almighty carbohydrate. Dallas and Angie give  advice and signs to point out substance abuse under the guise of caring and connection. Enjoy the show and don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review! Happy Holidays from Elevate!!

Make sure to follow us on social – @elevateaddictionservices @chuckgerkin @angie.at.elevate

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Episode 16: Recovery RX’D with Carleen Mathews

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Today Angie and Dallas talk with Carleen Mathews -3X Crossfit Games athlete. Not only is Carleen an elite athlete, she is a person in recovery. Carleen has been sober for over ten years and is an active member in her recovery community. Together these three talk crossfit, service work, recovery, and how they all play off of each other. Enjoy the show!

Make sure to follow us on social – @elevateaddictionservices @chuckgerkin @angie.at.elevate @teamcarleen @recoveryrxd

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Episode 15: Fitness vs. Addiction - The battle for true health

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Today’s episode Dallas and Angie dive right into Crossfit and the role it has played in their life. They are also joined by Elevate’s COO Nate and the Rehabilitation director Tommy. Tommy and Nate are also Crossfit Level one trainers and have been instrumental in implementing Crossfit into the Elevate program. Enjoy the episode as these four talk “globo gyms” “true health” and everything in between. 

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Episode 14: Recovery with Rob Hannely

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Recovery Today’s Rob Hannley gives us the inside scoop on his sobriety, while talking to us about life obstacles and experiences. Sober since 1994, Rob started a free online publication in 2012 called Recovery Today Magazine. The magazine has featured the recovery stories of well-known celebrities such as Russell Brand, Darryl Strawberry, and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Rob says he found a lot of purpose in working on the magazine and shedding light on stories that bring hope to those who need it. “When you can help somebody save their life it resonates really deeply.”

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Episode 13: The Naked Truth with Dona Speir

Ever wondered what it would be like to have a sober companion? Do you have a loved one struggling to stay sober after detox? Today we talk about the need for sober companionship during the initial stages of rehab and why it is so important to long-term success and how addiction coaching is different from therapy.

Using a loving and supportive approach, Dona ensures that the individual and their family is up-to-date on their whereabouts and progress. Dona also discusses the process of writing her new book and how that changed her perspective about sharing her story.

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About Dona:

Dona is an author, speaker, recovery expert and couch. She is the CEO of Recovery Coaching Experts and a certified Addiction Counselor I and II, and a certified interventionist. Dona has been sober for 32 years, and counseled thousands of women.

Dona’s website: https://donaspeir.com/
Instagram: @donaspeirrecovery

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Episode 12: The art of group counseling with Thomas Legan

Ever wondered what a peer-to-peer group counseling session would look like? Today we talk about the nuances of group counseling at Elevate. We will address why it is important not to prescribe clients but to use motivational interviewing to pull out their perspectives on their situation. 

Thomas is a group counselor/transport/ALL THE THINGS at Elevate. He’s been with us for more than 7 years! And today he shares his insights on group counseling dynamics, how Elevate’s program flips the script, and why he loves what he does. Stay tuned for this awesome episode! 

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Episode 11: Domestic Violence Awareness month with Carrie

Are you or a loved one a victim of domestic violence? Have you tried to get out of a sticky situation but couldn’t? Don’t miss out on this info-packed episode! Today we dig into addressing domestic violence calmly and presently and how that can help individuals make better choices for themselves and others.

In today’s episode, we talk with Carrie G, the women’s counselor at EAS. With over ten years at Elevate, multiple volunteer positions, and certifications, Carrie is passionate about advocating for individuals who have experienced domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Resources:
Walnut Avenue Women’s and Family Center

24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-866-2MY-ALLY/1-866-269-2559

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Episode 10: Health and Wellness with Leslie Ryan

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What is the role of family in addiction treatment?  How does someone feel when they first come into treatment?  Where is the line between helping and enabling and how do you treat someone who is undergoing detoxification in an addiction treatment facility?

Today we are joined by our Director of Health and Wellness, Leslie Ryan! This is an episode you won’t want to miss! We dive into the importance of rebuilding relationships in recovery and some common misconceptions about detoxing. 

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Episode 9: Elevate's Core Values

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You might have asked yourself, “Who is Elevate and what do they stand for?” Today Angie and Dallas talk about Elevate’s core values, and give you a better idea of who we are and what we believe.

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Episode 8: Zane Helburg

With a passion for laughter and a desire to share it with those in recovery, Zane has visited countless rehab centers throughout the United States, and has been sober since 2012.

Join us today as we talk about Zane’s journey to sobriety and how it influenced his comedy business. We talk about how important it is to laugh during recovery and what it means to live sober.

Zane Helberg Info:

Website: https://stircrazycomedyclub.com

Instagram: @zanehelberg

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Episode 7: Angie Manson

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Today Angie talks with Dallas about her story. From low-income housing, to CEO of Elevate Addiction Services, we discover how Angie found a real passion for helping others by going through the journey herself. Walk with us through Angie’s struggles and see what consistent work and effort can do. You do the work, you get rewarded.

Inspired by her grandparents, who always believed in her, and her mom, who believed in tough love, Angie learned the hard way how to take care of herself and others.

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Instagram: @angie.at.elevate

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Episode 6: Seth Provencio

Today Dallas and Angie talk with Seth Provincio, a new staff member and recent graduate of Elevate Addiction Services treatment program.

Join us as we explore the recovery program at Elevate and its influence on Seth and his life. Seth recalls his time at Elevate from detox to graduation. For Seth, his recovery meant rediscovering his hopes, dreams, goals, and his drive to get those things done.

“It can be thrilling to live sober and rebuild relationships with people you care about.” – Seth

Listen in for the full inspiring story!

Seth’s Contact Info:

Instagram: @OGseth

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Episode 5: TJ Woodward

A recovery specialist with over 12 years in the addiction treatment industry, TJ is an author, inspirational speaker, and treatment consultant. TJ’s books Conscious Being: Awakening to your True Nature and Conscious Recovery: A Fresh Perspective on Addiction, focus on new and informative ways to approach substance abuse and sobriety.

Join us today as we talk about the adaptation of Conscious Recovery at Elevate Addiction Services, it’s founding principles, and the genuine need to remain curious in this seemingly crazy world.

TJ Woodward Contact Info:

About Conscious Recovery

TJ Woodward’s Website

Instagram: @tjwoodward_

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Episode 4: Dallas Terrell

From high school baseball superstar to a rough and tumble early adulthood, Dallas talks with Angie about his journey and growth in partnership with Elevate. Because no two people recover the same way, a different program from the traditional 12-step may be just what you need to feel empowered. Dallas knows that just because he is a counselor doesn’t mean that he’s working on his recovery. Dallas knows that just because he is a counselor doesn’t mean that he’s working on his recovery.

Dallas’ Contact Info:

Instagram: @bettermentbros

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Episode 3: Scott Friend

Scott Friend has a Doctorate in Psychology and many years of experience in addiction treatment. He has been through his own recovery journey and is a one-on-one counselor at Elevate Addiction Services.

Join us as we talk with Scott about the facets of one-on-one counseling, how Elevate’s program differs from traditional 12-step programs, and the importance of connecting with others during your recovery journey.

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Episode 2: Tim Sinnott

Tim Sinnott has over 30 years of addiction treatment experience, individual and group counseling, and dual diagnosis. Having gone through his own struggles with substance abuse and working for multiple treatment centers, Tim is glad to be working for a place like Elevate, where we practice what we preach.

Join us today as we talk about how the world’s current state has increased the need for substance abuse awareness and access to different treatment options. We will also talk about some of Tim’s favorite parts of the Elevate program and how they differ from other rehab facilities.

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Episode 1: Dan Manson

Dan Manson has been in the addiction treatment industry for more than 24 years. He started out as an addiction counselor, and came to realize that he disagreed with the treatment options and models that were available. So he and his wife, Angie created Elevate Addiction Services along with an amazing team of veteran staff.

On a mission to approach addiction more holistically, but also from a scientifically evidence-based approach, Dan and Angie centered the Elevate model around the idea of healing the whole person, not merely their symptoms. Listen to today’s episode to understand more about what makes Elevate Addiction Services stand apart from other addiction treatment centers and why it’s continuing to gain recognition as one of the premier treatment models in the industry.

Learn more about Dan Manson: LinkedIn

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