A special thanks to JIM PIETROWSKI, our guest coordinator, for all your hard work!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.”
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
In this episode it’s just a bunch of recovering friends sharing their experiences, strength, and hope. Gary Hendler is the host.
Host Gary Hendler leads a round table discussion on addiction and recovery in this edition of Clean and Sober Radio.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Host Gary Hendler’s favorite forum! A round table discussion with just three guys sharing stories of hope and recovery.
Join Gary Hendler and crew for a round-table discussion on recovery, “sober fun,” and stories from the past.
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.
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.”
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
NBA Denver Nugget star Chris Herren joins Gary Hendler with his incredible story of recovery and sobriety.
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!
Clean and Sober welcomes two incredible ladies in recovery from the Livengrin Foundation. We discuss treatment and recovery and more importantly – FUN in recovery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David Uosikkinen of the HOOTERS along with some old friends talk about the old days and the new ones.
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.
Stressed out! Be careful it can lead to big trouble for your recovery.