Apr 24, 2020
For today's show we have a very special episode. Welcome to the
Recovery Through the Crisis Town Hall. John is joined by a very
diverse group including professional wrestler Sean Waltman aka
X-Pac, Christopher Dreisbach the addiction recovery advocate who
made this all happen, a police chief, a district attorney, a doctor
who is in recovery and a candidate for state rep who is in
- Sean Waltman aka X-Pac. Sean is best know for
his days in the WWE. Sean shares his recovery story and how it's
transformed his life in positive ways.
- Christopher Dreisbach is the CEO of BluePrints for Addiction
Recovery and the man who brought this panel together. He is
also co-founder of Second
Chance PA, which is an interdisciplinary team of addiction
treatment professionals, law enforcement and government officials,
advocates and citizens who are working to establish resources in
favor of rehabilitation over incarceration.
- Police Chief Ed Cunningham. He is the Borough of
Elizabethtown Police Chief and co-founder of Second Chance PA!
Chief is going to talk about being proactive during these times and
all the ways law enforcement attitudes are shifting towards
treatment over incarceration!
Attorney of Lancaster County, PA Heather Adams!
Lancaster's Law Enforcement leaders are continuing to make
substance use and mental health resources accessible throughout
(and beyond) the COVID crisis.
- Dr. Matt Walukonis is the Owner and Managing
Director of A New Life Sober
Living. He is in long term recovery. Dr. Matt will speak to the
challenges posed by social distancing in the addiction and mental
health recovery communities.
- John Padora is a powerhouse individual in long
term recovery and is also running for state
representative in his home district on a platform of battling
the addiction crisis!