A. Reason to Live Podcast

With Aaron Reason

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​Bridges of Hope and Indiana Community Addiction Network are proud to sponsor the empowering podcast, hosted by Aaron Reason, a man who knows firsthand the heartbreak of addiction. Listen to powerful stories, glean invaluable insight, and celebrate the courageous individuals who have triumphed over addiction.

Aaron encourages an open and honest platform for discussions about substance abuse and mental health. His guests include experts in the field of addiction and mental health, many of whom are dedicated staff of a residential treatment facility. These experts provide valuable insights and guidance on how to navigate the challenges of addiction and recovery. Whether you’re just starting your journey or have been in recovery for years, this podcast is designed to be a source of inspiration and support.

Bridges of Hope is accredited by the Joint Commission as a dual-diagnosis substance abuse treatment program and licensed by the State of Indiana Department of Mental Health & Addiction.

Episode 10 – That’s A Wrap For Season 1

Episode 10 is a wrap up episode of how the podcast came into existence, some favorite moments from our first 9 episodes, and some exciting news for the future of A. Reason to Live. Email us at areasontolivepodcast@bhoperehab.com.

Episode 9 – Chef Krystal’s Story

Another wonderful story of redemption for episode 9 of A Reason to Live! Chef Krystal is our guest, sharing her story of addiction, recovery, and cooking fantastic feasts!

Episode 8 – Skip Ockoman’s Story and Help for First Responders

Skip Ockoman joins us in the studio for episode 8 of A Reason to Live. He provides a touching story of overcoming personal struggles of addiction, alcoholism, and depression so that he could be there for those who need help most. Skip is a retired fire fighter and...

Episode 7 – Tesse’s Story

For Episode 7, our guest is Tesse. Tesse shares her story with addiction, recovery, and her role as Corporate Relations Manager for our facility. Tesse has a heart for the people we serve, making an effort to save lives and educate the public.

Episode 6 – The Doctor is in the House

Our guest for this episode is Dr. Devona Anderson. Dr. Anderson has a very impressive resume, including being Board Certified in three areas!  Family Medicine, Obesity Medicine, and Addiction Medicine.  She owns her own private practice and is the Medical Director for...

Episode 5 – Lea’s Story

Episode 5 is all about the celebration and success of Lea, a nurse and advocate at our facility. Lea shares her story of alcohol addiction and redemption. Her heart is pure and so is her passion for helping the clients at our facility.

Episode 4 – The Clinical Side of Recovery

Today we speak to our friend and co-worker, April Knasinski.  April discusses her role at our facility, the importance of therapy, aftercare plans, and pitfalls to avoid.  April is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor in the...

Episode 1 – Who is A. Reason? Part 1 of 2

Episode 1 is an introduction to host Aaron Reason (A. Reason), discussing the low points of his journey into a life of substance abuse.  Though Aaron’s story ultimately has a positive outcome, this episode focuses on the harsh realities of his world as a young person...

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— Zach, Alumni

“Bridges of hope is a amazing place I came here on my own and the moment I got here I wanted to leave so I can drink. So I changed my mind and it changed my life. The program is very good and you learn a lot about yourself.”

— Brayden, Alumni

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— Megan, Alumni

“This was my first time in treatment I was worried about it. But the staff is amazing they actually care about you and your sobriety. Food is amazing. But it has all been a great experience and taught proper tools to use with my recovery! I will refer anyone I know that needs help.”

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