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OPERATION FREEDOM RECOVERY PODCAST

Don’t give up, we got your back!

Share a message of strength and hope with those who suffer from addiction and abuse; Empowering courage to heal and recover.

Discover how Dan and his guests confronted their challenging setbacks, what happened, and the steps they took to understand and know peace. Listen as Dan discusses topics related to alcoholism, drugs, pornography, sexual abuse, PTSD, suicide, and the pitfalls associated with mental health disorders. Learn how these points of concern impact the Veteran community and our collective values today.

This podcast is one of many resources for those seeking real freedom from the fog of war associated with addiction and abuse. If you want help, or you want to help a Veteran you love, subscribe for free wherever you get your podcasts.

Contact Dan for more information: Milldan2@isu.edu

Latest Episodes
  • In this episode, Dan and Sean meet with Jason Zaideman and Andrew Hasty of Operation Combat Bikesaver, a Veteran Nonprofit organization with a mission surrounding building camaraderie through motorcycle restoration. Their hope is to lower the suicide rate and reduce homelessness by providing therapeutic, hands-on, peer to peer programs for Veterans suffering from PTSD, trauma, depression, and substance abuse. Settle in and listen to how they create a soulful life recipe using ingredients of art, creativity, communication, problem solving skills and personal accountability in the Veteran Recovery Community.
  • In this episode, Dan and Sean share a conversation with David Palutsyn, AKA Big Book Dave.
  • In this episode, Dan and Sean share a conversation with Master Sergeant (Retired), Jeff Adams. Jeff earned three bronze stars during four combat rotations with Army Special Forces as a Green Beret, finding his true calling while serving in a special task force called Commanders In Extremis Force (CIF). In a fight for survival, Jeff struggled with PTSD and alcohol abuse which nearly cost him everything he loves. He’s now the successful business owner of Team S.O.F.A.S.T. LLC., a world class program of instruction with a holistic approach to marksmanship training. Jeff shares his methodical approach to facing his fears and living his best life today.
  • In this episode, Dan and Sean speak with one another about their setbacks and the pathways they chose to overcome them. Sean shares his survival story of being run over by a vehicle and Dan shares his survival of a motorcycle accident while DUI. They also discuss key terms such as “Alco-logic” and “White Light experience” along with personal examples highlighting these terms.
  • In this episode, Dan and Sean speak with the Director of Veteran Student Service Center, Todd Johnson, about the resources available to Veteran students to help navigate their education and career path. They also touch on some of the stressors students feel in the academic arena.