It’s not all sob stories, but it is raw. We share our vulnerabilities and talk with thought leaders and “normal” people in hopes that it will help others who are struggling with substance use. Available wherever you get your podcasts.

Season 1, Episode 20 : "Close to Home Pt. 2"

The conversation was so good, it had to continue. Ryan and Kenajo discuss what a recovery-friendly workplace really looks like, the impact of trauma, and making amends.

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Season 1, Episode 19 : "Close to Home Pt. 1"

Peer specialists Kenajo and Ryan drop by the PrevenTable to school Nichole on what peer support really looks like: recovery taxis; searching the woods; helping others find their worth; and putting their own oxygen masks on.

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Season 1, Episode 18 : "Purposeful Philanthropy"

Elizabeth George from the St. Louis Community Foundation stops by the PrevenTable to talk about (gasp!) money, legacy giving, and the importance of giving your mom credit for all the good ideas.

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Season 1, Episode 17 : "Not Slinging My Story"

Jordan Hampton stops by the PrevenTable to talk about the role recovery housing plays in sobriety and how he harnesses his experience, strength, and hope to refine his craft as a peer.

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Season 1, Episode 16 : "It is Never a Survivor's Fault"

Interim CEO of Safe Connections, Cynthia, stops by the PrevenTable to answer questions about domestic violence and sexual assault like, “Can men be victims of abuse?” and “Why doesn’t she just leave?” She also busts myths about the role alcohol does, or doesn’t, play in issues of consent.

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Season 1, Episode 15 : "Baden and Beyond"

Cal and Djuna reminisce at this PrevenTable about the conversation several years ago around their kitchen table that led to the creation of Living With Purpose, their nonprofit that supports people with intellectual disabilities, mental health challenges, and substance use disorders. They provide insight on their positive workplace culture (dogs and kids!) and reveal what they have in store over the next 5 years.

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Season 1, Episode 14 : "Make Room for Yourself"

High school senior Pooja joins the PrevenTable to talk about her new Naloxbox nonprofit, The Opioid Project, and ponders a political career. Pooja for President!

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Season 1, Episode 13 : "Not Out for the Clout"

Hear what motivated mom of 2, Shavanna Spratt, to pivot from survival mode to community activist as host of “Da Hood Talks” podcast.  She and Nichole talk about elevating urban voices, podcast swag, and why sometimes you just have to shut up.

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Season 1, Episode 12 : "What's in a Name?"

Listen as the newly-married Dr. Kanika Cunningham details why the inclusion of addiction medicine into the primary care setting is a necessary step forward in addressing substance use disorders, particularly in the Black community.

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Season 1, Episode 11 : "It's All About People"

Pickleball and hiking and CrossFit. . . oh my!  Listen as Jim Murphy stops by the PrevenTable to wax poetic about the good ol’ days and to talk about his latest endeavor to support individuals in long-term recovery.

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Season 1, Episode 10 : "Attention v. Intention"

Suicide prevention expert, Elizabeth Makulec, takes a seat at the PrevenTable to talk about the power of teens, the importance of asking for help, and her desire to retire early.

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Season 1, Episode 9 : "Just an Asterisk"

How do you help formerly incarcerated people re-enter society? And actually succeed? Hint: it has a lot to do with boredom. Listen as Nichole discusses these topics and more with fellow political theory nerd, Clark Porter.

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Season 1, Episode 8 : "The Popcorn Keeper"

5th grader, Virginia and 3rd grader, Violet join Nichole to talk about the importance of sharing and being a good friend. And they ask the question, “What the heck does it mean to be a grown-up anyway?”

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Season 1, Episode 7 : "Sans Bar STL"

Nichole is joined by Annie, the mastermind behind Sans Bar STL, St. Louis’s first zero-proof pop-up (and to date, the largest Sans Bar in history!) Learn more about the AF life and what’s next for Sans Bar STL.

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Season 1, Episode 6 : "100 lb Sack of Potatoes"

Nichole sits down with her guest, John, and discusses cabinets, construction, opioid use disorder and the loss no parent should have to go through. Hear how he worked with medical professionals at Washington University in St. Louis to reduce stigma, create change, and to ultimately have people listen to what he was saying.

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Season 1, Episode 5 : "What Are You?"

Poli “sassy pants” Rijos returns to the PrevenTable for a conversation about colorism, teaching tolerance to kids, and checking privilege. Geriatric pregnancy? Nah, 40 is the new 20.

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Season 1, Episode 4 : “Mob Doctor”

What’s it like to have a parent who has a substance use disorder?  Listen as PrevenTable guest Poli Rijos describes her dad’s journey into long-time recovery.

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Season 1, Episode 3 : “If You Don’t See It, Produce It”

Take a seat at the PrevenTable with Nichole and her guest Christia DeShields.  They dish about the absurdity of “Mommy Wine Culture” and why advocating for your children is the purest expression of motherhood.

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Season 1, Episode 2 : “Therapy Slaps”

Nichole welcomes teens Annemarie and Tom back to the PrevenTable to weigh in on social norms, self-care, and “checking-in” on your friends. Don’t be surprised when they start quoting Freud.

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Season 1, Episode 1 : “Kids These Days”

Teens get a bad rap.  On this inaugural episode of the PrevenTable, Nichole Dawsey talks with two “normal” teens, Annemarie and Tom, about what teens are really doing these days. And the answers may surprise you.

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