Recovery Is Possible

Michael Van Meter

Michael has seen first-hand the devastating effects of addiction on the public, his profession, and himself. Michael began his career as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Navy. After eight years, he became a Corrections Officer, Washington DC Police Officer, and then FBI Agent. In 2010, Michael became an instructor at the FBI Academy. In 2013, he created a course titled “Leading At-Risk Employees” geared toward Police Executives to help them understand alcoholism, prescription drug abuse, PTSD, suicide, and domestic violence as it relates to policies and procedures for their agencies worldwide. In 2019, Michael retired from the FBI but his passion for helping others continued. He is currently working on a Master’s in Addiction Counseling: Integrated Recovery for Co-Occurring Disorders from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. Pulling from his personal and professional experience, Michael shares his thoughts on this sensitive, complex, and controversial subject.

Episode - 103 A Year Working at a Treatment Center-ThoughtsEpisode 102 - The Battle Against Trauma-Michael SugrueEpisode 101 - Find Your WhyEpisode 100 - Our 100th Episode! Reflections on recoveryEpisode 99 - The Effects of TraumaEpisode 98 - Lies People Tell with Frank RunlesEpisode 97 - Patrick Fitzgibbons: Dealing with Your DemonsEpisode 96 - Mindfulness: A Discussion with Richard GoerlingEpisode 95 - Helen Bratton Discusses Recovery and Physical ChallengesEpisode 94 - John Kelly: Sometimes Heroes Need HelpEpisode 93 - Dr. Robb Kelly: You are Born with a Million Dollar MindEpisode 92 - Disease of the Mind and BodyEpisode 91 - A Conversation About Suicide with Paul BertrandEpisode 90 - Substance Abuse, PTSD, Suicide, and What We Can Do About ItEpisode 89 - Michael Sugrue: Post Traumatic Stress InjuryEpisode 88 - Condemnation Prior to Thorough InvestigationEpisode 87 - Sharpening Your AxEpisode 86 - Charlie Engle: Running ManEpisode 85 - Powerlessness and Unmanageability: Part II of an FBI National Academy RetrainerEpisode 84 - Getting Through the Holidays Sober