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Episode 051818

On this episode of Clean and Sober Radio, host Gary Hendler and co-host Mark Sigmund are joined by Ron Portonova. Ron managed to break free from the chains of addiction and has gone on to have a successful career helping others, at Recovery Centers Of America in Devon, PA. He provides valuable insights to the complex process of recovery as it applies to the patient, as well as to their friends and family members.

 

Episode 051118

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, host Gary Hendler and co-host Mark Sigmund are joined by long time Philadelphia DJ Bob Charger. Gary’s life long friends in recovery John Templeton and David Sussman are also part of our round table discussion about personal experiences with addiction and recovery, providing insight to navigating through the disease of addition.

 

Episode 050418

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio host Gary Hendler welcomes Richie Furay. Richie is celebrated as founding member of the legendary and quintessential groups Buffalo Springfield, Poco, and the Souther-Hillman-Furay band. He is an American music luminary, and a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

 

Episode 042718

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, David Uosikkinen, best known for being a founding member and drummer for the rock band “The Hooters,” joins host Gary Hendler. David talks about his musical career, journey in recovery, and his In The Pocket project, which brings together a rotating line up of Philly’s most celebrated musicians to cover classic Philadelphia songs.

 

Episode 042018

On this episode of Clean and Sober Radio, Gary Hendler is joined by retired Narberth Police Department Commander Bobby Yantorno Jr. He has incredible stories of his experiences fighting criminal activity in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where he served the police department for over three-decades. Yantorno has also written two books, served in the military, and and even fought as a professional boxer. But most importantly, Yantorno has helped countless individuals suffering with the disease of addiction during his career.

 

Episode 041318

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, Gary Hendler and Mark Sigmund welcome Elvis Santiago Rosado. Elvis is an outreach and education coordinator at Prevention Point in the Kensington area of Philadelphia. He has contributed to saving 42 lives by reversing overdoses with narcan. In addition, he and his coworkers have trained over 2000 people to administer narcan to save the lives of individuals who have overdosed using opioids. Born in Puerto Rico, and raised in North Philadelphia, Rosado has been working in the addiction field since 1992. Rosado tells us about what it’s like battling addiction on the front lines during the opioid crisis.

 

Episode 040618

In this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro joins host Gary Hendler and cohost Mark Sigmund. Shapiro believes we need a comprehensive, recovery-based approach in PA, that treats addiction as a disease, not a crime, paired with a smart-on-crime approach to reducing the availability of heroin in the state. With drug overdoses being the number one accidental cause of death in PA, Shapiro is also trying to ensure that all first responders carry the life-saving medication Naloxone.

 

Episode 033018

On this episode of Clean and Sober Radio host Gary Hendler and co-host Mark Sigmund meet a married couple who suffered from the devastating consequences of addiction together. They both got sober, and lived to tell the tale. Now, they are working with recovering addicts, showing them the light of a new path.

 

Episode 032318

On this episode of Clean and Sober Radio host Gary Hendler and co-host Mark Sigmund welcome back friend of the program, David Sussman and his twin brother, Steven. One brother never used alcohol or drugs addictively while the other brother became a heroin addict. Is addiction genetic? We discuss yet another facet of the complex disease of addiction.

 

Episode 031618

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, Magisterial District Judge Andrea Duffy joins host Gary Hendler and co-host Mark Sigmund. We discuss her unique career and perspective as a very respected judge, her tireless advocacy for those suffering from drug and alcohol dependency, and the organization that she founded, the Drug Addiction Resource Alliance (DARA).

 

Episode 030918

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio it’s a roundtable discussion about overcoming addiction and living in recovery. Host Gary Hendler is joined by cohost Jim Pietrowski, former Philadelphia sportscaster Don Tollefson, and Judge Andrea Duffy. Addiction can present many challenges on many levels, but help and support are available through many avenues as are discussed in this episode.

 

Episode 030218

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, host Gary Hendler is joined by friends and co-hosts Mark Sigmund, Jim Pietroski and former Philadelphia City Councilman Rick Mariano. Mariano was convicted in 2006 for trading political favors for cash. He spent 4 years in jail. He had been a very flamboyant member of Council who carried a gun and was in many fights at City Hall. Since his release from jail, he is a free man – not only of the penal system, but also of a lifetime addiction. Listen as these survivors discuss the struggles of addition and the rewards of recovery.

 

Episode 022318

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, host Gary Hendler and co-host Mark Sigmund are joined once again by Gary’s life long friends John Templeton and David Sussman. These long time friends, all now in recovery, discuss their personal experiences with addiction, recovery, and provide insight to navigating through the disease of addition on many levels.

 

Episode 020918

America is in the grips of an opioid epidemic which is harming an entire generation. On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, host Gary Hendler is joined by co-host and Rehab After Work’s Mark Sigmund, Medical Director, Nedson Campbell M.D., and Quality Assurance Specialist Tisherra Diec, We take a closer look at what is driving this awful crisis. We also discuss the latest treatment options which can help reverse this epidemic – some of which are quite controversial. This show is filled with useful information on the opioid crisis from some of the most qualified experts in the field of addiction medicine.

 

Episode 020218

In 2011, Dr. Harris Newman was sentenced to 7.5 to 15 years in state prison for writing prescriptions for opioids and other pain medications for no legitimate medical reasons. Newman is Gary Hendler’s guest on this edition of Clean and Sober Radio. He was recently released from State Prison. He talks about his tragic fall from grace, from once a highly respected Bucks County doctor, to a convicted felon.

 

Episode 012618

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, music legend Chuck Negron joins host Gary Hendler. Negron was the founder and lead vocalist of “Three Dog Night.” He sang some of the most well known tunes in Rock n Roll history. But with the fame, Negron also spiraled into a devastating heroine addiction. Chuck has been clean and sober now for nearly 27 years. Also Mike Nise, the founder and producer of the hit 1980’s TV show “Dancin’ on Air” joins us.

 

Episode 011918

Award winning actress Brett Butler from the comedy series “Grace Under Fire,” joins host Gary Hendler for this edition of Clean and Sober Radio. She has led an incredible life, filled with so many achievements, but also trials and tribulations of addition. Butler has battled both a re-occurring addiction and severe depression. Now in stable recovery, she shares her inspiring story.

 

Episode 011218

In this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, host Gary Hendler is joined by friends and co-hosts Mark Sigmund and Jim Pietroski. Through phone conversations with former Philadelphia sportscaster Don Tollefson, former Philadelphia city councilman and convicted felon Rick Mariano, and Martie H from How to Save A Life Foundation, we examine the trials and challenges of the drug and alcohol addicted community in Philadelphia from very personal hands on perspectives.

 

Episode 010518

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, host Gary Hendler is joined by life long friend John Templeton and co-host Mark Sigmund. These long time friends discuss the epidemic of addiction facing our community and enjoy a personal roundtable discussion about overcoming addiction and living in recovery.

 

Episode 122917

On this powerful edition of Clean and Sober Radio, Gary Hendler’s guest is local legend Tony Luke Jr. (Lucidonio), once known as the cheesesteak king in Philadelphia. He is a man who wears many hats, as Luke is a restaurateur, entrepreneur, actor, TV host, screenwriter, songwriter, and sports reporter who founded the cheesesteak franchise Tony Luke’s. But now, after the tragic loss of his 35 year-old son to heroine in March, Luke is cooking up another recipe. This one has to do with keeping the subjects of addiction, recovery, and coping with grief, out in the open.

 

Episode 122217

Our guest on this edition of Clean and Sober Radio is Ryan Buell. Ryan is a paranormal investigator and TV producer who founded the Penn State Paranormal Research Society. His life became the core premise of the hit A&E show, PARANORMAL STATE, for which he was the director. His success came at considerable cost as the disease of addiction took its toll leading Ryan close to death this past spring. Today Ryan is eight months sober and is enjoying the rewards of a clean and sober life.

 

Episode 121517

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, Gary Hendler hosts two very special guests. Attorney Brian Quinn talks about the complexities of defending someone who is in trouble with the law due to drug and/or alcohol abuse. Our other guest is Carol Rostucher, who started “Angels in Motion”, an organization designed to de-stigmatize the disease of addiction, spread love, and assist addicts in need in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.

 

Episode 120817

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio a powerful roundtable discussion about addiction, overcoming addiction, and living in recovery. Everything is on the table including Rich H celebrating his tenth day of sobriety, his gritty stories of life on the street, and his inspirational outlook to a future in sobriety. Join host Gary Hendler, co-host Mark Sigmund, and friend in recovery Billy Gordon, for this inspirational program.

 

Episode 120117

Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Byrd, formerly of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, returns to be Gary Hendler’s guest on this edition of Clean and Sober Radio. You may be familiar with Ricky’s awesome guitar solos in song’s like Joan Jett’s 1982 No. 1 Hit, “I love Rock n Roll.” Byrd is also known for having solid long-term recovery. He has a brand new CD out which is called “CLEAN GETAWAY.” This album features a collection of 12 songs evoking the emotions behind addiction and recovery. Byrd fills us in on the music, his recovery, and mission to spread awareness about addiction.

 

Episode 112417

Gary Hendler’s guest on this edition of Clean and Sober Radio is Don Tollefson. Don is best known for being a sportscaster on ABC affiliate WPVI-TV, Philadelphia (1975-1990). He struggled with painkiller addiction which eventually led to crime, and state prison. Having finally faced his demons, and achieved sobriety, Tollefson is making a come-back. His story is one which will keep you on the edge of your seat!

 

Episode 111717

Gary Hendler’s guest on this edition of Clean and Sober Radio is former WPVI, Philadelphia news anchor Lisa Thomas Laury. In 2001 she was struck with a rare nerve disorder which remained misdiagnosed for 2 years. Her career was put on hold. Due to the pain and depression associated with this life-altering condition, Lisa became addicted to the opioids she was prescribed to manage her condition. Hear her amazing story of strength, healing, and recovery.

 

Episode 111017

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, Gary Hendler’s guest is Gary Tennis who was formerly the Secretary for the PA Department of Drugs and Alcohol. Tennis spearheaded nearly every incredible and progressive law in Pennsylvania which has been passed to benefit those with drug and alcohol addictions. He has moved on to a national platform to continue his work. Hear about Gary’s latest work and much more on Clean and Sober Radio.

 

Episode 110317

Judy Collins is Gary Hendler’s guest on this edition of Clean and Sober Radio. Affectionately known as “Judy Blue Eyes,“ Judy is an American singer and songwriter, and was instrumental in the American folk renaissance during the mid to late 1960’s into the 1970s, with such iconic hit records as “Send In The Clowns” and “Both Sides Now.” She has led a famous life of both incredible successes, as well as many difficult struggles with fame and sobriety. We also catch up with our old friend, Jim Pietrowski.

 

Episode 102717

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, Gary Hendler’s guest is former MLB superstar Darryl Strawberry. He revisits his glory days of playing baseball, winning 3 World Series Championships and his awful struggles during active addiction. Darryl sheds light on how he made it out of this darkness, into long-term sobriety. His new book, “Finding Your Way” chronicles how lives and relationships can be restored through the power of God and the process of change. Rickey Byrd, of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, also joins us as a very special treat.

 

Episode 102017

On this episode of Clean and Sober Radio, Gary Hendler’s guest is Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Byrd of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Ricky’s awesome guitar solos are featured in song’s like Joan Jett’s 1982 No. 1 Hit, “I love Rock n Roll”. Byrd is also known for having solid long-term recovery. His brand new CD, “CLEAN GETAWAY” evokes the emotions behind addiction and recovery. Byrd will fill us in on the music, his recovery, and mission to spread awareness about addiction.

 

Episode 101317

On this episode of Clean and Sober Radio, host Gary Hendler welcomes a very special guest – Brian Cuban, the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban. Brian joins us to discuss his long term recovery from alcohol, cocaine, and bulimia since April of 2007. He is an attorney, activist, and author of “The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemption.” Cuban shares the many challenges he overcame to build a new and purposeful life.

 

Episode 100617

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, host Gary Hendler is joined by life long friends John Templeton and David Sussman. Along with co-host Mark Sigmund, these long time friends enjoy a very personal roundtable discussion about overcoming addiction and living in recovery.

 

Episode 092917

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, host Gary Hendler is live from Malvern Institute, the oldest private addiction treatment center in the entire country. This is a powerful program of interactions with clients who are suffering from addiction, and starting their journey in recovery. Recovery starts here!

 

Episode 092217

Two legendary musicians join host Gary Hendler on this edition of Clean and Sober Radio. First, it’s blues and rock keyboardist, songwriter, and record producer Barry Goldberg. Barry currently plays with Stephen Stills and Kenny Wayne Shepherd in the American blues supergroup The Rides. Then, English guitarist and songwriter, and founding member of the British band Wishbone Ash, Andy Powell joins the discussion. Two musicians – two different stories – from a time period and an industry so often rifled by alcohol and drug abuse.

 

Episode 090817

American singer, song-writer Eddie Money joins Gary Hendler once again on this edition of Clean and Sober Radio. Money has spent nearly four decades in rock ‘n’ roll. He is also sober, and tells us about his journey in recovery while remaining a popular concert draw. In addition, Montgomery County District Judge Karen Zucker joins us to discuss the court structure and her compassion for people suffering from the terrible disease of addiction who happen to have a brush with the law.

 

Episode 090117

A rock ’n roll edition of Clean and sober Radio! First, Julia Negron joins host Gary Hendler and friends. Julia, who is the ex-wife of both John Densmore (drummer for The Doors) and Chuck Negron (lead singer of Three Dog Night), is a champion in the arena of drug intervention and policy making laws. She is also an advocate for the utilization of the overdose reversal drug Naloxone (Narcan) to save lives. In addition, American singer, song-writer, Eddie Money is on the program. In his nearly four decades in rock ‘n’ roll, Money has had 12 singles crack the Billboard top 100 charts, including “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” He was a steady presence on MTV during the 1980’s and he remains a popular concert draw. Money is also sober, and tells us about his journey in recovery.

 

Episode 082517

Legendary, Jackie “The Jokeman” Martling formerly of the Howard Stern Show joins us again in this episode of Clean and Sober Radio. Jackie discusses his days on the Stern Show and his sobriety. In addition, therapists from Onward Behavioral Health and Glen Mills School join host Gary Hendler to discuss the treatment of addicted adolescents.

 

Episode 081817

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, a roundtable discussion on overcoming addiction and living in recovery. Everything is put on the table, including gender differences in recovery. Is it harder being a woman in recovery? This is a great show. so don’t miss it!

 

Episode 080417

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, Gary Hendler’s guest is Tony Luke (Lucidonio). Tony is best known for being the cheesesteak king in Philadelphia. But now after the tragic overdose of his son, Tony is cooking up another recipe. This one has to do with keeping the subject of addiction and recovery out in the open. No more secrets!

 

Episode 072817

In this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, listen to the experience, strength and hope of addicts and alcoholics with many years of recovery. Listen to host Gary Hendler as he conducts a round-table discussion about addiction and the rewards of recovery.

 

Episode 072117

In this episode of Clean and Sober Radio, John Becker, a 17 year police veteran is Gary Hendler’s guest. Becker began abusing pain medication after an injury. His addiction progressed and in desperation, he stole guns, money, and drugs out of the Hatboro (PA) Police Department evidence room, only to get busted and face jail time. He tells his incredible story of both being caught in the death spiral of addiction, and achieving redemption in recovery.

 

Episode 071417

In this episode of Clean and Sober Radio – old friends reminisce about the bad old days in addiction and discuss how they achieved long term recovery. Listen to the inspiring stories which are great examples how you can escape the jaws of this deadly disease and live a productive life.

 

Episode 070717

In this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, host Gary Hendler and co-host Mark Sigmund share personal stories about their addiction and recovery. With nearly 60 years of sobriety between them, they come to this important subject with deep understanding and compassion for those suffering from the disease of addiction. Gary and Mark provide tremendous inspiration for their comrades in recovery.

 

Episode 062317

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, Gary Hendler’s guest is Dion Dimucci of “Dion and the Belmonts.” Dion had a string of major hits in the 50’s and 60’s such as “Run Around Sue” and “Abraham Martin.” He is definitely rock ‘n’ roll royalty. In addition, he also has incredible long-term recovery story. He shares his experience, strength, and hope for a clean and sober life.

 

Episode 061617

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, host Gary Hendler discusses the benefits of recovery with old friends – with new perspectives on life. Just a bunch of old druggies and alcoholics talking about the old days, and of course the great days of recovery!

 

Episode 060917

Gary Hendler’s guest on this edition of Clean and Sober Radio is Andrew Loog Oldham, the founding manager of the Rolling Stones. He managed the band from 1963 to 1967 during the peak of British Invasion. Don’t miss this spirited and inspirational episode as Andrew talks candidly about his experience with the Stones, his career in the music business, his life in and out of addiction, and his distinct opinion of the Philly music scene! This is a rich and heartfelt discussion from an icon in the music industry about the disease of addiction.

 

Episode 060217

Gary Hendler’s guest on this edition of Clean and Sober Radio is retired Lower Merion and Montgomery County Narcotics Detective Tony Spagnoletti. He is a legend in the law enforcement community with regard to solving very high profile drug and murder cases (not always by the book). He tells fascinating stories which are included in his newly released book, “A Darker Shade of Blue.”

 

Episode 052617

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio we have a packed studio filled with interesting guests, such as Kim Ferris Rubenstein, executive director of the organization called, “be a part of the Conversation.” The group creates effective programs that are designed to significantly increase awareness of the negative effects of alcohol and other drug use. Join host Gary Hendler for this informative and exciting program!

 

Episode 051916 (rebroadcast)

In this encore episode, (original broadcast 10/7/16) Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling is Gary Hendler’s guest. Martling is best known for his role as head-writer and radio personality on The Howard Stern Show (1983-2001). After leaving the show, Martling returned to radio by joining the Howard 100/101 Sirius Radio channels with Jackie’s Joke Hunt.  Martling also struggled with alcohol issues over the years, eventually getting sober in 2002. In this program we take an in-depth look at both his career and his recovery.

 

Episode 050517

DUI Defense Attorney Zak Cooper is Gary Hendler’s guest on this edition of Clean and Sober Radio. For years he has been going to bat for those who received a dreaded DUI. Cooper answers questions about drunk driving and the law. He also discusses why it really isn’t worth it to drink and drive!

 

Episode 050517

Gary Hendler’s guest on this edition of Clean and Sober Radio is Montgomeryville, PA-District Judge Andrea Duffy. She witnesses the negative effects of addiction in her courtroom every day. Judge Duffy is a tireless advocate for those in need of treatment.

 

Episode 042817

Every parent’s worst nightmare is the thought of losing a child. In this episode of Clean and Sober Radio, host Gary Hendler’s guest is a mother for whom the nightmare is real. She talks about her son’s life and his death due to opioids. This edition of Clean and Sober Radio brings to light what this national drug epidemic is doing to our country and it’s grieving mothers.

 

Episode 042117

In this episode, host Gary Hendler is on location with Clean and Sober Radio from Malvern Institute. This program is very informative, as we interact with clients suffering from addiction. Founded in 1948, Malvern Institute is the oldest private addiction treatment center in the entire country. Recovery starts here.

 

Episode 041417

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, host Gary Hendler discusses the benefits of recovery – where lost dreams reawaken – with a couple of recovering addicts who each have many years of sobriety. They share their experience, recovery, strength, and hope.

 

Episode 040717

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, host Gary Hendler’s guests are Rehab After Work’s Vice President Of Operations, Sarah Deutchman and Clinical Director, Jeanna Goodwin. They discuss the Opioid addiction epidemic in the U.S. which contributed to over 50,000 deaths in 2016. They take an in depth look at treatment, and other needed interventions which can assist in halting this terrible epidemic.

 

Episode 033117

Host Gary Hendler interviews Bonnie Bramlett, half of the incredibly successful recording duo Delaney and Bonnie. They had numerous hit records in the late 60’s and early 70’s such as “Only You Know and I Know.” She has recorded with the likes of George Harrison, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers, and many many more well known musicians. However, Bonnie’s most successful endeavor is her recovery from a long drug and alcohol addiction. What a story she has to tell! Mark Sigmund, a clinical supervisor in Rehab After Work’s Northeast Office, co-hosts the program.

 

Episode 032417

In this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, Allied Trades Assistance Program’s Executive Director Ken Serviss, and Clinical Director Candice Mc Ginley, are Gary Hendler’s guests. Allied Trades is a non-profit organization created by the Philadelphia Trade Unions to contain costs and promote improved service delivery for drug and alcohol abuse issues. Also, legendary Philadelphia radio disc jockey, Bob Charger, stops by the studio.

 

Episode 031717

In this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, host Gary Hendler welcomes two of the most powerful recovery advocates in Pennsylvania on the subject of PA’s opioid epidemic, State Representative Gene DiGirolamo and DASPOP Chief Spokesperson, Deb Beck. Also a surprise guest who is celebrating 52 years of sobriety!

 

Episode 031017

In this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, a group of students from Drexel University who are part of an advocacy organization called “Dragons For Recovery”. The group includes recovering students and their allies who are working to decrease the stigma of substance use disorders and mental illness on campus. Also, a guest appearance from Mark Hudson from the 1970’S group “The Hudson Brothers.”

 

Episode 030317

Very excited to welcome Judy Collins to this episode of Clean and Sober Radio with host Gary Hendler. Affectionately known as “Judy Blue Eyes,” Judy is an American singer and songwriter, and was instrumental in the American folk renaissance during the mid to late 1960’s into the 1970s, with such iconic hit records as “Send In The Clowns” and “Both Sides Now.” She has led a famous life of both incredible successes, as well as many difficult struggles. Also in this episode, District Judge Andrea Duffy. She knows how to hand-out the right sentencing to help those in need of drug and alcohol treatment.

 

Episode 022417

On this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, Gary Hendler’s guest is David Galinski M.D., who specializes in treating elderly people with drug and alcohol dependency. This relatively unknown sickness is known as geriatric addiction.

 

Episode 021717

In this edition of Clean and Sober Radio, host Gary Hendler talks to two of the most powerful advocates in Pennsylvania on the subject of drug and alcohol support and treatment, and for getting laws passed to benefit those in need. State Representative Gene DiGirolamo and DASPOP Chief Spokesperson Deb Beck are his guests.

 

Episode 021017

Former MLB superstar Darryl Strawberry is Gary Hendler’s guest in this edition of Clean and Sober Radio. Strawberry revisits both his glory days playing baseball along with the struggles throughout his life and during active addiction. He tells us how he made it out of the darkness into long-term sobriety. Also, Leonard Buchell tells his story. Leonard is a Philadelphian who left for California in the 70’s to find sex, drugs, and rock n roll, and then later found serenity and sobriety. Now he produces recovery films.

 

Episode 020317

In this episode of Clean and Sober Radio, Lee Rocker, who is the base player for the band “The Stray Cats” joins host, Gary Hendler. Rocker’s band sold over 10 million records and was a mainstay on MTV during the 1980’s. He shares his story…his recovery.

 

Episode 012017

In this episode of Clean and Sober Radio, host Gary Hendler chats with a bunch of recovering drug addicts and alcoholics reliving the old days and luckily experiencing the rewards of living in recovery.

 

Episode 011317

David Uosikkinen joins Gary Hendler for this edition of Clean and Sober Radio. Uosikkinen is a founding member and drummer for the rock band “The Hooters.” He talks about his musical career and his journey in recovery.

 

Episode 010617

John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote most of 60’s icon Billy J. Kramer’s hit records. Billy is Gary Hendler’s guest in this edition of Clean and Sober Radio.

 

Episode 123016

Join Gary Hendler with some old time recovery buddies telling stories and sharing their experience, strength, and hope in this edition of Clean and Sober Radio.

 

Episode 122316

Gary Hendler’s guest on this edition of Clean and Sober Radio is Lawyer Zachary Cooper, who specializes in defending DUI cases. Cooper gives us the inside scoop on the legal system, and those dreaded DUIs!

 

Episode 121616

Gary Hendler’s guests in this very special holiday episode are the very talented sober Mummers brigade “The Twelve Steppers,” who will parade down Broad Street in the annual Philadelphia Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day.

 

Episode 120916

Gary Hendler’s guests in this edition of Clean and Sober Radio are two tireless advocates for drug and alcohol treatment – Marti Hottenstein, and PA State Rep. Gene DiGirolamo. Currently serving his 11th term representing Pennsylvania’s 18th legislative district, Gene authored legislation increasing patient access to drug and alcohol treatment. Marti founded “How to Save a Life Foundation,” which helps those struggling with addiction get treatment. She started the foundation after her son Karl was refused treatment, and died of a drug overdose 6 weeks later.

 

Episode 112516

Join Gary Hendler for this special Thanksgiving edition of Clean and Sober Radio. Hooter’s drummer David Uosikkinen co-hosts the program and Gary’s good buddy Scott Weisenberger (CEO of Malvern Institute) is the guest. We take an in-depth look at inpatient treatment and the excellent work that Malvern Institute does to help sick and suffering addicts throughout our region.

 

Episode 111816

In this episode it’s just a bunch of recovering friends sharing their experiences, strength, and hope. Gary Hendler is the host.

 

Episode 110416

Host Gary Hendler leads a round table discussion on addiction and recovery in this edition of Clean and Sober Radio.

 

Episode 102816

Gary Hendler’s guests on this episode of Clean and Sober Radio are Steve Calderbank (United States Navy) and Sergeant Timothy Wynn (U.S. Marine Corps). Wynn participated in the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003. We take an in depth look at the unique struggles facing military veterans seeking sobriety, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

 

Episode 102116

Gary Hendler’s guest in this episode of Clean and Sober Radio is Bob Forrest. Bob is known as the truth-telling drug and alcohol counselor on “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew”. Forrest started out his career as the lead singer for the popular band “Thelonious Monster.” He cycled between heroin, cocaine, and alcohol use and 24 stints in rehab. At various points in the cycle, he appeared as a guest on Dr. Drew Pinsky’s radio show, “Loveline,” to promote his music.
“He was one of the worst drug addicts I’d ever been around,” said Pinsky. “He was manic and out of control. He was so unpleasant to be around, angry and disagreeable. Eventually I just wrote him off and frankly, I assumed he was dead.”
In 1996, he got clean after going to jail. Forrest then re-united with Dr. Drew. The rest is history. Forrest shares his experience, strength, and hope in this episode.

 

Episode 101416

Gary Hendler’s guest in this edition of Clean and Sober Radio is David Uosikkinen. David is best known for being a founding member and drummer for the rock band The Hooters. He talks about his musical career and his journey in recovery.

 

Episode 100716

Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling is Gary Hendler’s guest in this edition of Clean and Sober Radio. Martling is best known for his role as head-writer and radio personality on The Howard Stern Show (1983-2001). After leaving the show, Martling returned to radio by joining the Howard 100/101 Sirius Radio channels with Jackie’s Joke Hunt.  Martling also struggled with alcohol issues over the years, eventually getting sober in 2002. In this program we take an in-depth look at both his career, and recovery.

 

Episode 093016

Host Gary Hendler sits down with criminal defense lawyer Brian Quinn for a fascinating discussion on legal issues and addiction. Brian has been defending individuals charged with crimes for over 28 years. He has also represented hundreds of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals in disciplinary proceedings before the Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs. There is no one better to give us the inside scoop on legal issues.

 

Episode 092316

Who doesn’t remember Eddie Munster? Butch Patrick is Gary Hendler’s guest in this episode of Clean and Sober Radio. Patrick is best known for his childhood role as the werewolf Eddie Munster on the 60s TV show “The Munsters.” Patrick eventually battled a 40-year addiction to cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol, entering rehab in 2010. He shares his experience, strength, and hope in this edition of “Clean and Sober Radio.”

 

Episode 091616

In this episode host Gary Hendler leads a round table discussion on addiction and recovery in Philadelphia. Our good friends at PRO-ACT also join us to discuss details about the 2016 recovery walk.

 

Episode 090916

Bobby Rydell is Gary Hendler’s guest in this edition of the Clean and Sober Radio Show. What an incredible career he had with hit records, movies, TV shows, and now continues to tour with the Golden Boys (Fabian and Frankie Avalon). But excessive drinking led to a double organ transplant. He is doing great and is now back on the road Clean and Sober.

 

Episode 081916

Billy J. Kramer joins Gary Hendler in this episode. As a musician during the 1960’s, Kramer recorded a series of songs specially written for him by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, which launched him into stardom. Kramer later went onto tour with The Beatles in 1963. Before reaching his twenties, he was already spiraling into the grip of drugs and alcohol. We will revisit Billy’s glory days of the British Invasion, to the darker days of drug and alcohol addiction. Kramer tells a story filled with experience, strength, and redemption.

 

Episode 081916

Host Gary Hendler’s favorite forum! A round table discussion with just three guys sharing stories of hope and recovery.

 

Episode 080516

Join Gary Hendler and crew for a round-table discussion on recovery, “sober fun,” and stories from the past.

 

Episode 072916

Former Philadelphia Flyer Reggie Leach is Gary Hendler’s guest in this episode of “Clean And Sober.” Leach holds the current Flyers franchise record for most goals in a season and was was a huge reason why the Flyers won the Stanley Cup during the 1975-1976 season. Reggie discusses his career, the disease of addiction, the NHL culture, and how players need to be careful to not become ensnared in addiction.

 

Episode 072216

Monkee’s songwriter Bobby Hart is Gary Hendler’s guest. Hart wrote over 30 songs for “The Monkee’s.  He helped the band sell more records in 1967 than even “The Rolling Stones.”

 

Episode 071516

Award Winning Actress Brett Butler of the “Grace Under Fire” TV show joins Gary Hendler in this Clean and Sober Radio Show episode. She has led an incredible life filled with fame, fortune, and addiction!

 

Episode 070816

Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Health, joins Gary to fill us in on what steps are being taken in Philadelphia to address drug addiction, prevention and awareness, and the success of the local programs.

 

Episode 062416

Former WPVI Sportscaster Don Tollefson is Gary Hendler’s guest. Recently released from prison, Don knows the highs and the lows of life – and now a new brighter chapter in his life begins.

 

Episode 061716

Just a bunch of recovery addicts having fun while discussing a very serious topic. A round table discussion on what it was like in our addictions and what it is like living the good life.

 

Episode 061016

Humble Beginnings creator, Joe Lubowitz is Gary Hendler’s guest. Joe turned a horrible addiction into a rehabilitation organization that is quite unique. Giving back – that’s what it’s about and Joey is doing it. We welcome Humble Beginnings as a new sponsor of Clean and Sober Radio.

 

Episode 060316

NBA Denver Nugget star Chris Herren joins Gary Hendler with his incredible story of recovery and sobriety.

 

Episode 052716

Gary Hendler welcomes musical icon RICKY BYRD – best known for being in the band Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, but also toured with Roger Daltrey, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, etc. Now he’s Clean and Sober for over 25 years!

 

Episode 052016

Clean and Sober welcomes two incredible ladies in recovery from the Livengrin Foundation. We discuss treatment and recovery and more importantly – FUN in recovery.

 

Episode 051316

Political Involvement Is A Must On The War On Drug – Gary Hendler’s guest, Pennsylvania State Representative John Taylor, is an outspoken advocate to the recovery community and instrumental in making changes that benefit all of us.

 

Episode 050616

DRIVING DRUNK OR STONED? And the cops pull you over… DUI Attorney, Zach Cooper joins Gary Hendler to enlighten our audience of what will happen to you next. HINT: It’s not so pretty.

 

Episode 042916

Gary Hendler and co-host this month David Uosikkinen – drummer for the Hooters – welcome the lead singer and founder of the group FIREFALL. A lot of hit records in the 70’s and a lot of Recovery now.

 

Episode 042216

Guest host David Uosikkinen of the HOOTERS joins Gary Hendler with an incredible show and a surprise call – from John Hollis of Rocker’s in Recovery.

 

Episode 041516

David Uosikkinen of the HOOTERS along with some old friends talk about the old days and the new ones.

 

Episode 040816

A Mother’s Nightmare! Imagine your son is addicted to heroin and he overdosed twice and lived. That mother and son are today’s guests.

 

Episode 040116

Stressed out! Be careful it can lead to big trouble for your recovery.