Knockin‘ Doorz Down

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Knockin‘ Doorz Down Informative, engaging, and humorous conversations to end the stigma around addiction and mental health issues. Hosted by Jason LaChance talking with others about their discovery of life and personal growth. Real raw and true stories think a long share at a recovery group meeting. Features guest celebrities, everyday people, and experts in the areas of addiction and mental health. Sharing their experiences and how they were able to break through and live a purposeful life with passion, and inspiring others to be their best selves. If you‘re looking for weekly inspiration, some laughs, how our guests climbed out of dark times, and motivation to push through, subscribe now. New episodes Mondays! read less
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Breaking A Family Lineage Of Addiction, Being Humbled In Sobriety & ESPN with Pete Sousa
2d ago
Breaking A Family Lineage Of Addiction, Being Humbled In Sobriety & ESPN with Pete Sousa
Thanks for joining me, Jason LaChance, host of the  @KnockinDoorzDown  podcast for my conversation with ESPN Sports Broadcaster Pete Sousa. Pete is an example that addiction doesn't define you. It may feel like an endless and unsalvageable struggle, but Pete Sousa has found a way through it. He's found the good in the bad with a newfound perspective - much more grounded in appreciation and gratitude. Instead of a life ending prematurely with an abrupt period, Pete held onto hope. He sought treatment and worked on his recovery in a 12-step-based program. Pete humbled himself after working for several NBA teams he began working at a fast food restaurant while in sober living, and he formulated his path to becoming a network broadcaster. Pete and I discuss the following and more. Intro 00:00 3 things Pete is grateful for? 1:50 What is Pete's family's lineage of addiction? 4:40 How did working a 12-step program humble Pete? 8:05 How can childhood learning disabilities and mental health challenges impact addiction? 15:53 Why does Pete reflect on early moments in recovery? 31:20 How did Pete working his recovery program prepare him to be an ESPN broadcaster? 40:18 Random Questions 56:32 Final thoughts 1:08:29 This is Pete Sousa Knockin’ Doorz Down. For more on Pete Sousa: https://www.instagram.com/pete_sousa/ Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ #trendingvideo #growth #hope Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4 Years Sober, There Is No Box & OpiAID Revolutionizing Addiction Recovery With Dino Miliotis
Jul 7 2024
4 Years Sober, There Is No Box & OpiAID Revolutionizing Addiction Recovery With Dino Miliotis
Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the @KnockinDoorzDown podcast certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with Dino Miliotis. Dino is a celebrated entrepreneur known for his innovative spirit and impactful message of hope. He gained prominence for creating Bug-Ban, an all-natural insect repelling bracelet he launched in Chicago in 1996. His entrepreneurial success has been featured on Oprah, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and People Magazine. Miliotis's journey includes overcoming a more than 20-year battle with alcohol and substance use. He shares his story and the road to recovery in his memoir, “There Is No Box” advocating for recovery and supporting others facing similar challenges. Currently, he serves as a spokesman for OpiAID, a data science company leveraging AI to tackle the opioid epidemic. Renowned for his advocacy and speaking engagements, Miliotis is considered one of the leading recovery speakers in America, embodying his mantra of changing the world one person at a time. Dino and I discuss the following and more 3 things Dino is grateful for? 1:07 How did Bug Ban lead to Dino's addiction? 2:20 What was Dino's moment of surrender? 6:28 What was Dino's experience with medication-assisted treatment? 13:55 Why do we embrace sober experience early in recovery? 24:13 What is OpiAID and how is it revolutionizing recovery? 40:00 Random Questions 47:10 Final thoughts 53:10 This is Dino Miliotis Knockin’ Doorz Down. For more on Dino Miliotis https://bookdinonow.com/ For more on OpiAID https://opiaid.ai/ Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
'Real Men Quit' The Armchair Macho Guide To Beating Booze With Duncan Bhaskaran Brown
Jul 1 2024
'Real Men Quit' The Armchair Macho Guide To Beating Booze With Duncan Bhaskaran Brown
Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the @KnockinDoorzDown  podcast certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with Duncan Bhaskaran Brown the author of ‘Real Men Quit’, the armchair macho guide to beating booze. Duncan drank. Wine, cider, brandy, what have you got? After 20 years of wanton excess, he cleaned up his act and trained with the world’s most successful stop-smoking clinic, which wasn’t enough. He studied at Cornell University, and the Chartered Management Institute, and has written several books, including ‘Real Men Quit’, He’s interviewed sober superstars and conducted research projects. But that wasn't enough, Imagine if alcohol-free was the default, if sober was normal, and if alcohol stops destroying people. Maybe then Duncan would grab a mint tea and sci-fi novel and relax. Maybe. Intro 00:00 02:20 3 things Duncan is grateful for 04:47 What did Duncan's Alcoholism look like? 07:55 Don't confuse seeking validation for success 12:12 What was Duncan's childhood like? 14:24 Don't compare your pain to others 23:11 When did Duncan decide life had to change 36:41 Do we have a big misconception about alcohol abuse? 42:09 Alcohol, nothing healthy about it 50:30 Is it harder for men to admit they have a drinking problem? 1:06:72 Random Questions 1:18:30 Duncan's Final Thoughts This is Duncan Bhaskaran Brown Knockin’ Doorz Down. For more on Duncan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soberwarriorcoach/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/duncanbhaskaranbrown/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BhaskaranBrown Website: https://www.bhaskaranbrown.com/ Amazon: https://amzn.to/4aoXvQf Listener freebie: https://www.getover.uk Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ #trendingvideo #growth #hope Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Finding Comfort And Joy In Ambiguity And Hoplark For The Health Conscious With Betsy Frost
Jun 23 2024
Finding Comfort And Joy In Ambiguity And Hoplark For The Health Conscious With Betsy Frost
Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the  @KnockinDoorzDown  podcast certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with Betsy Frost. Betsy is the CEO of Hoplark, a non-alcoholic beverage brand brewing hop teas and waters like craft beer to make health-conscious people’s wellness journeys more flavorful and exciting. Hoplark provides a healthy alternative to alcohol for people following health regimens, Whole30, gluten-free, or vegan diets, and those wanting to reduce/avoid alcohol consumption. It has a wide consumer base that includes yoga practitioners, MMA fighters, athletes, and even whiskey/craft beer fanatics. Besides her purpose-driven marketing career, Betsy currently co-leads a Women's Mentor Program for One Step Closer/JEDI network for women in the natural products industry and sits on the boards of the Minnesota Orchestra and the Minnesota Children's Theater. Intro 00:00 02:20 3 things Betsy is grateful for 04:00 Connecting with Nature 07:15 Unexpected career path 17:50 Being conscious of positive opportunities that come our way 18:07 Find comfort and joy in the ambiguity 22:00 You're not obligated to be the same person you were yesterday 24:18 Mentor-mentee relationships are vital 35:40 There is strength in letting others in 41:20 What is Hoplark? 44:09 Random Questions 49:46 Betsy's Final Thoughts This is CEO Betsy Frost Knockin’ Doorz Down. For more on Hoeplark and Betsy Frost https://www.linkedin.com/in/betsy-frost https://hoplark.com/ Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pain in Paynesville & Thriving After Adverse Childhood Trauma | Kris Bertelsen, Ph.D.
Jun 17 2024
Pain in Paynesville & Thriving After Adverse Childhood Trauma | Kris Bertelsen, Ph.D.
Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the @KnockinDoorzDown  podcast certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with the President and Addiction Recovery Program Director for Huntington Junior College Kris Bertelsen, Ph.D. Kris is an award-winning economic educator, therapist, and advocate for survivors and addiction recovery. He is also the author of 'My First-Hand Encounters with Terror and The Search for Jacob Wetterling'. A true crime account that rocked bucolic central Minnesota, Pain in Paynesville, walks readers through the author’s experiences in the 1980s as a serial predator stalked boys in his hometown, two abductions, and a murder that would remain unsolved for almost 30 years. Kris and I discuss the following questions and more. Intro 00:00 What has Kris learned about trauma and transformation while teaching in prisons? 05:00 Is there a point at which sobriety becomes a choice? 07:50 Why did Kris decide to write 'My First-Hand Encounters with Terror and The Search for Jacob Wetterling'? 12:00 How did child abductions in the 1980s change American culture? 25:00 How can we transcend self-sabotage? 42:00 This is Kris Bertelsen, Ph.D Knockin’ Doorz Down. For more on Kris Bertelsen, the recovery counseling courses offered at Huntington JC, and his book: https://www.kirkhousepublishers.com/krisbertelsen https://hjc.edu/academics/degrees/substance-abuse-counseling-assistant/ Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ #prosperity #mentalhealth #determination Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
'THIS' is Resilience, Discover the Power of Resilience with Nina Sossamon Pogue
Jun 9 2024
'THIS' is Resilience, Discover the Power of Resilience with Nina Sossamon Pogue
Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the @KnockinDoorzDown  podcast certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with renowned speaker, author, and Resilience expert Nina Sossamon-Pogue Nina Sossamon-Pogue is an amazing woman, not just a sought-after speaker, two-time best-selling author, and podcast host—she's a beacon of resilience in the corporate world. With a background as a former member of the USA Gymnastics team and D1 athlete, Nina's journey from Emmy award-winning journalist to leadership team member of a successful tech startup has been nothing short of remarkable. Nina's ability to take on tough challenges and adapt to life's unexpected twists makes her an invaluable resource for corporate leadership development. Her message is clear: resilience is not just a trait—it's a skill that can be cultivated and leveraged to drive organizational success. Nina and I discuss the following and more. Go be yourself, everyone else is already taken. How did Nina's life play out like a country song? What is 'THIS' framework and how can you use T.I.P.S? What less drama? Don't give people things to talk about. Why is being coachable a vital life skill? This is Nina Sossamon-Pogue Knockin’ Doorz Down. For more on Nina Nina Sossamon-Pogue LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ninasossamonpogue/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NinaTheAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nina_sp.eaks/ Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ #prosperity #mentalhealth #determination Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jeff Patterson | The Yielding Warrior Discovering the Secret Path to Unleashing Your True Potential
Jun 2 2024
Jeff Patterson | The Yielding Warrior Discovering the Secret Path to Unleashing Your True Potential
Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the @KnockinDoorzDown podcast, certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with the author of 'The Yeilding Warrior: Discovering the Secret Path to Unleashing Your True Potential, Mr. Jeff Patterson Jeff and I discuss the following and more. What is yielding and how can it benefit you mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually? What are some of the biggest misconceptions about meditation? Can we control our dreams through meditative practices? What are the Yin and Yang of breathing techniques? Why is it vital to pursue your passions? Jeff came from a small town in southern Oregon. He has always loved outdoor activities like fishing, BMX, motorcycles, and baseball. At a young age, Jeff realized he needed to leave his hometown behind. He joined the Marine Corps and went to college. He became the first person in his extended family to attend college, and everyone had high hopes for his future, expecting him to land a big job and do something significant.  But his heart was drawn to martial arts, and he distinctly remembers telling himself that if he could earn just 30k a year doing what he was passionate about, it would be more fulfilling than making 100k sitting behind a desk, doing something that didn't resonate with him. One of his old teachers used to emphasize, "You want to make a life, not just a living." He's grateful that he followed this advice because it led him down a path that truly fulfilled him.  After teaching 25,000 students in his martial arts academy and earning the equivalent of black belts in the martial arts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Eskrima, Tai Chi, Qigong, Muay Thai, and Kenpō, Jeff now shares personal experiences, age-old wisdom, and the philosophies of meditative arts with his readers and students. This is Jeff Patterson Knockin’ Doorz Down. For more on Jeff and to get your copy of the Yielding Warrior for free visit https://www.theyieldingwarrior.com/ Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sober, Now What? With Gary Menkes of The Begin Again Podcast & Michelle Curiel of The Sobriety Playbook
May 27 2024
Sober, Now What? With Gary Menkes of The Begin Again Podcast & Michelle Curiel of The Sobriety Playbook
Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the @KnockinDoorzDown podcast, certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with Gary Menkes of The Begin Again Podcast & Michelle Curiel of The Sobriety Playbook. Gary, Michelle, and I discuss the following and more. Why do we think some of the best people we've met, we've met through recovery? 01:31 Why must we ask for help when we're in need? 07:21 Why do we think you should give 12-step meetings a chance in recovery? 19:10 Why do we think step 4 is one of the most powerful steps? 29:05 What is detoxing the 5 senses and why must we look internally for growth? 42;40 Michelle was in active alcoholism and drug addiction for 25 years. Around the age of 37, she overdosed on what she thought was heroin, but it was fentanyl, and she flatlined. With the help of a 12-step program, and her higher power she was able to get sober and remain sober since August 8, 2019 Michelle has devoted her life to being of service to the sobriety community by creating sobriety and spiritual awakening content on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. Providing commentary for the big book of alcoholics anonymous, the 12 steps and 12 traditions, the daily reflections, as Bill sees it, and more. For more information on Michelle and to connect with here: https://poplme.co/hash/jU7Mp7bB/1/s https://www.patreon.com/posts/overview-of-mind-100768640?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=postshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Gary's mission is to inspire and showcase the incredible stories of those who have overcome alcoholism and addiction to achieve massive success in entrepreneurship, business, athletics, and all fields and who have gained a newfound purpose in sobriety. Through authentic, inspirational, and often spiritual conversations with our guests, we aim to break the stigma around addiction and show that recovery is possible and that sobriety can be a source of strength and resilience. We believe that by sharing these stories of redemption, we can empower individuals to achieve their fullest potential, create positive change, and build a better world, creating a powerful legacy that will live on and impact countless lives and communities for years to come For more on Gary Menkes and The Begin Again Podcast: https://thebeginagainpodcast.com/ This is Gary Menkes, Michelle Curiel & Me, Knockin’ Doorz Down. Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dr. Joshua Lee | A Medical Practitioner Fighting The Addiction Crisis
May 19 2024
Dr. Joshua Lee | A Medical Practitioner Fighting The Addiction Crisis
Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the @KnockinDoorzDown podcast, certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with Dr. Joshua Lee Dr. Lee specializes in medication-assisted treatment of alcohol and opioid use disorders. He conducts clinical trials and treats patients struggling with addiction as a primary care physician. As a Professor at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, he leads the Addiction Medicine Fellowship and conducts research focused on justice and community outcomes. He is ready to explore the intersection of addiction treatment with innovative solutions, and personal and professional growth. Dr. Lee and I discuss the following and more. I didn’t expect to go into addiction medicine What are the challenges of medication-assisted treatment? medication-assisted treatment needs an overhaul I have my struggles with cell phone over usage Opiates are very seductive & the addiction happen to anyone This is Dr. Joshua Lee Knockin’ Doorz Down. https://www.oarhealth.com/ Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ #wedorecover #growth #hope Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Anthony Green | Confronting Bipolarism & Addiction, To Thriving Musician & Father
May 12 2024
Anthony Green | Confronting Bipolarism & Addiction, To Thriving Musician & Father
Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the @KnockinDoorzDown podcast, certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with the beyond-talented Anthony Green. Anthony is the vocalist behind many bands, including Saosin, Circa Survive, The Sound of Animals Fighting, and most recently, L.S. Dunes. Anthony has been very open about his struggles with addiction and mental health struggles and his lyrics over the past few decades convey that. Anthony is now in the best space he's been in for many years. He continues to share his struggles while on tour, including his struggles and his emphasis on Narcan (opioid overdose reversal medication) awareness and how to dispense it if ever needed as he's been saved a few times from an overdose death. Anthony and I share in the mission of destigmatizing conversations around addiction and mental health struggles. Anthony and I discuss the following and more. Intro 0:00 How has music impacted Anthony and my life for the better? 2:56 How did Anthony romanticize substance use before actually using any? 12:28 Anthony and I opened up about the abuse we endured as children. 28:55 How do Anthony and I view the addiction crisis and actually helping those in need? 1:03:04 Why do Anthony and I value art as a means to bring people together? 47:00 This is Anthony Green Knockin’ Doorz Down. https://www.anthonygreenmusic.com/ Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ #wedorecover #growth #changeyourlife Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
RJ Zimmerman | Sobriety, Silencing The Inner Critic, Exploring Authenticity & Living Your Values
May 5 2024
RJ Zimmerman | Sobriety, Silencing The Inner Critic, Exploring Authenticity & Living Your Values
Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the  @KnockinDoorzDown  podcast, certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with RJ Zimmerman. RJ is a father of two, This Naked Mind Certified Self Discovery After Alcohol coach, and the founder of @UntappedKeg , a podcast about sobriety and mental health. Through his personal experiences and insights on sobriety and mental health, RJ encourages others to break the stigma and start living their best lives beyond alcohol. He wants to help people understand that accepting themselves is the key to feeling free in life and to self-compassion, which is how they can genuinely give compassion to others as well. With over 9 years of sobriety under his belt, he can confidently say that quitting drinking took some serious stubbornness. After 10 years as a high voltage line tech foreman, a divorce, and a diagnosis of ADHD at 33, RJ decided to shift gears and make a change. Creating a connection that fosters community and support for those on their journey to sobriety is what I'm all about, and I'm here to work with you to create a customized plan that works for you. Because you don't have to do this alone. RJ and I discuss the following and more. Why should you do deep work to enhance your life? 3:15 How can you start to silence the inner critic? 9:15 How many people attach their identity to their sobriety? 27:50 Why should you think of moments data points? 37:30 What does being your authentic self mean? 47:00 This is RJ Zimmerman Knockin’ Doorz Down. https://www.untappedkeg.com/ Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ #wedorecover #growth #changeyourlife Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TJ Woodward | Conscious Creation, Unleashing Potential, Being Purpose & Gratitude
Apr 29 2024
TJ Woodward | Conscious Creation, Unleashing Potential, Being Purpose & Gratitude
Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the @KnockinDoorzDown podcast, certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with TJ Woodward. TJ is a revolutionary recovery expert, bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and addiction treatment specialist who has helped countless people through his simple, yet powerful teachings. He is also the creator of The Conscious Recovery Method, which is a groundbreaking and effective approach to viewing and treating addiction.   TJ is a featured thought leader on wholehearted.org along with Brené Brown, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Gabor Maté, and Mark Lundholm, as well as a featured thought leader in the upcoming docuseries, Addiction Revealed, which will be released by the end of 2024. He was given the honor of being ordained as an Agape minister by Dr. Michael Beckwith and was also the founding minister of Agape Bay Area in Oakland, which was the first satellite community of The Agape International Spiritual Center in LA.  TJ is the author of the bestselling books, Conscious Being: Awakening to your True Nature, Conscious Recovery: A Fresh Perspective on Addiction, and Conscious Creation: 5 Steps to Embracing the Life of Your Dreams, as well as the co-author of their accompanying workbooks. TJ and I discuss the following and more. Intro 0:00 Our Purpose is to be who we are, not what we do   4:30 Our past experiences determine so much of how we interpret situations  17:30 Our memory of traumatic events isn't always accurate           19:22 Life is pretty simple when we tap into our true nature        33:49 It's not only behavior that changes the brain, but consciousness itself 39:00 This is TJ Woodward Knockin’ Doorz Down. www.tjwoodward.com Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ #wedorecover #growth #changeyourlife Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stephen Piazza | From The Depths Of Addiction To A Spiritual Awakening Restoring Faith And Sobriety
Apr 22 2024
Stephen Piazza | From The Depths Of Addiction To A Spiritual Awakening Restoring Faith And Sobriety
Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the @KnockinDoorzDown podcast, certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with Stephen Piazza  @stephenpiazza4424 . Born in Northern California (San Jose), Stephen grew up in a strong Christian faith-based family. It was not uncommon for the Piazza family to be at church two and three times a week. In 1989, the Piazza family relocated to the Central Valley (Modesto). As a freshman, Stephen realized that music was becoming a passion in his life. In the late 90’s Stephen joined a cover band called Second Avenue which played up and down the Central Valley for 2 years. In 2003, he joined a band called “Five Star Rising” which was signed to a management team, Chris Ricci Presents LLC, in late 2004. Local successes included: Winner of Battle of the Bands (opened for Spin Doctors) Opened for national acts who toured the Modesto area, such as Crossfade, Lit, Blue Oyster Cult, Vanilla Ice, Great White, Smile Empty Soul, The Calling, Third Eye Blind, and others. In 2009, Stephen was signed to an independent record label called “Big Time Records” with a band called “Dazeafter”. “Dazeafter” opened for other bands and had a hit remake of the song “Turn Up the Radio” which played for 3 months on rock stations throughout the nation. In 2014, Stephen produced a single called “Amanda’s Web” as a solo artist under Steven Robb. “Amanda’s Web” won a video and song contest for a magazine called Coast 2 Coast out of Miami, Florida. Stephen had fallen away from his roots as a Christian throughout the years. However, on June 12, 2020, Stephen had a near-death experience that changed his life. He had an encounter with Jesus in a hotel room in Reno and rededicated his life to God. He is now a Christian recording artist, singing for the One who gave him a second chance. His songs like “Washed Away” and “Set Free” share his story with the world of what JESUS did in his life and pray that the lyrics will point those who are battling with addiction or bondage to the One who can truly set them free. The message of his songs is meant to assure those who are seeking deliverance, that they are not ALONE! There is a God that will walk closer than a brother and carry them through their darkest days Stephen and I discuss the following and more. Intro 0:00 What was Stephen's upbringing and how did his path to substance abuse begin? 4:50 I lived the Rock N Roll Life. I could have joined the 27 Club with Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin & Kurt Cobain 11:10 What does Stephen see, when driving people to the methadone clinic? 26:46 Stephen respects that so many rockstars got sober and shared their journey 35:00 How did Stephen's faith lead him back to music & becoming a Christian artist? 44:00 This is Stephen Piazza Knockin’ Doorz Down. Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ For more on Stephen Piazza: https://stephenpiazzanow.com/ Stephen and I converse about his journey of becoming a Christian Music Artist https://youtu.be/zPO1PWfTusQ?si=kSLBkzxwPam-dniR #wedorecover #growth #changeyourlife Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Martha Vargas | Self-expression & Authenticity, Subconscious Searching Vs Conscious Living
Apr 14 2024
Martha Vargas | Self-expression & Authenticity, Subconscious Searching Vs Conscious Living
Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the @KnockinDoorzDown podcast, certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with Martha Vargas. Martha Vargas is a beacon of transformation and empowerment, dedicated to guiding individuals on their journey to self-realization and inner peace. As a Certified PSYCH-K® Instructor since 2010, Martha has touched the lives of countless individuals across the globe, helping them reprogram their subconscious minds and break free from limiting beliefs that hinder their personal growth and fulfillment. From a young age, Martha embarked on a quest for inner peace, driven by the profound loss of her father. This pivotal event ignited her search for answers and propelled her into a lifelong exploration of personal and spiritual growth. Despite encountering numerous methods and therapies along the way, it wasn't until Martha discovered PSYCH-K® in 2009 that she found true fulfillment and purpose. Martha offers a practical and effective tool for self-realization, enabling individuals to transcend their limitations and unlock their inner potential. Unlike traditional approaches where the practitioner takes control, Martha empowers individuals to become the architects of their own transformation, guiding them towards a deeper understanding of themselves and their inherent power. Martha and I discuss the following and more. Intro 0:00 We often search unconsciously for what isn't there 2:58 Self-express is vital to your authenticity 10:45 what you receive in addiction is subtle and powerful, that is why it is hard to break 124:36 The moment someone tells you they'll solve your problems run 36:50 I believe that choice is our superpower 48:10 This is Martha Vargas Knockin’ Doorz Down. Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ For more on Martha Vargas: https://beacons.ai/marthavargas https://beacons.ai/psychk2.0 #wedorecover #growth #changeyourlife Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Joe Legolvan | Transcending Addiction & Mental Health Issues Physically, Spiritually & Financially
Apr 7 2024
Joe Legolvan | Transcending Addiction & Mental Health Issues Physically, Spiritually & Financially
Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the  @KnockinDoorzDown  podcast, certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with Joe Legovan a Mindset & Fitness Coach, Certified Mental Health Counselor, Certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist focusing on anxiety, depression, and individuals that have struggled with substance abuse. Joe lost his sister to a depression/drug-induced suicide almost a decade ago, which shook his family to the core. Joe was able to take lessons from this tragedy to help others with depression and anxiety in healthy and effective ways. Joe Co-authored the 5-star rated book “The Storyteller” with Brian Laberge a work of spiritual fiction that offers readers of all ages and backgrounds hope, understanding, and encouragement for their quest for a peaceful, joyful, and fulfilling life. Joe spent a decade as a spiritual counselor in the Denver Jail, sharing a deep message of overcoming hardships and traumas. Also a successful entrepreneur, becoming a multimillionaire real estate investor. Joe states, "The message and ideas that I share are helpful, not only to those who may be depressed but also to those who are looking to take their life and vision to the next level. Be it financial, physical, spiritual, or mental. Joe Legolvan and I discuss the following and more. Intro 0:00 With Fatherhood, you get more responsibility, but the love is priceless 3:15 There is no dangling carrot, just the stick 10:45 I struggled with addiction and mental health issues and lost my sister to it, that is why I help others. 18:40 Things do get better if you do the work 31:42 Often times our disadvantages become our greatest assets 42:30 This is Joe Legolvan Knockin’ Doorz Down. Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ For more on Joe Legolvan: https://www.instagram.com/mentalhealth_fitnessdad/ #wedorecover #growth #changeyourlife Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kari Schwear | Sitting With Feelings, Transformation, Reframe Trauma & Overcome Victim Mentality
Mar 31 2024
Kari Schwear | Sitting With Feelings, Transformation, Reframe Trauma & Overcome Victim Mentality
Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the  @KnockinDoorzDown podcast, certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with the intelligent and compassionate Kari Schwear. Kari Schwear is a renowned Executive Lifestyle and Gray Area Coach, specializing in mastering the nuanced gray areas of life, especially gray area drinking. Her expertise lies in fostering habit change, enhancing communication, developing leadership skills, and promoting a life intentionally designed for success. Drawing on her personal journey as a former gray area drinker, Kari launched GrayTonic and the Question the Drink movement in 2018, dedicating herself to helping others live more fulfilling lives free from the ambiguity of gray area drinking. Through GrayTonic, she provides tailored coaching for business leaders aimed at enhancing wellness, performance, and interpersonal relationships without relying on alcohol. Kari also founded Clear Minds Connect, the first alcohol-free networking group for business owners in Richmond, Virginia, and the RVA NA Social Group on Facebook, a vibrant community with over 1,100 members that continues to expand. Through these platforms, Kari creates a supportive space for individuals seeking to network and grow professionally in an alcohol-free environment. Kari Schwear and I discuss the following and more. We have to learn to sit with our feelings 5:30 We can undergo a complete transformation 14:00 We can reframe trauma and ditch a victim mentality 25:00 You have a right to be here 33:30 What happens when one person gets sober & the other doesn't in a relationship? 41:00 This is Kari Schwear Knockin’ Doorz Down. For more on Kari Schwear: https://www.graytonic.com/ Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ #wedorecover #growth #changeyourlife Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Michelle Curiel | Discernment In Recovery, Boundaries Vs Accessibility & Self-Reflection
Mar 25 2024
Michelle Curiel | Discernment In Recovery, Boundaries Vs Accessibility & Self-Reflection
Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the  @KnockinDoorzDown  podcast and certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with Michelle Curiel the curator of @thesobrietyplaybook . Michelle was in active alcoholism and drug addiction for 2.5 decades. Around the age of 37, she overdosed on what she thought was heroin, but it was fentanyl and she flatlined. Michelle had just sold the keys to her apartment to a drug dealer and before overdosing at her parent's house she was living on a trap house floor. She continued to relapse and was on death's doorstep due to health issues that were compounded by her addiction. With the help of the 12-step program and her higher power, she was able to get me sober and remain sober since August 8, 2019. Michelle has devoted her life to being of service to the sobriety community by creating sobriety and spiritual awakening content on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. She teaches from the big book of alcoholics anonymous, the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions, the Daily Reflections, As Bill Sees It, Blessed and Unstoppable, Buddhism, and more. Michelle states that she has found that a large percentage of people in recovery are very spiritually gifted, but they don't know how to harness their power. She is here to teach them how to do so. Michelle Curiel and I discuss the following and more. Intro 0:00 How important is discernment in recovery? 3:23 Is it boundaries of accessibility? 16:00 You do have a say in how life goes 33:00 The muddy waters of communication 40:45 Why is self-reflection important? 49:00 This is Michelle Curiel Knockin’ Doorz Down. Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, change makers, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ For more on Michelle Curiel: For more on Michelle Curiel: ⁠https://poplme.co/hash/jU7Mp7bB/1/s #wedorecover #growth #changeyourlife Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Craig Stilley | From Debilitating OCD to Author Of Fractured Realities
Mar 22 2024
Craig Stilley | From Debilitating OCD to Author Of Fractured Realities
‼️ BONUS EPISODE ‼️ Join me, Jason LaChance host of the @KnockinDoorzDown  podcast, certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with Craig Stilley. Craig returns to further discuss his challenges with OCD, but this time how it played an advantage in completing his book, a novella titled Fractured Realities. Available here https://www.amazon.co.jp/Fractured-Realities-English-Craig-Stilley-ebook/dp/B0CVR2C4GN Intro 0:00 How did Craig use his OCD to his advantage? 01:45 What was Craig's writing process? 08:28 Did Craig have to go to a dark place to write a psychological thriller? 16:20 What goals does Craig have for the book? 28:40 Fractured Realities Book Trailer 34:03 Enjoy Craig Stilley Knockin’ Doorz Down! For more on Craig Stilley, contact him for speaking engagements and social media: cstilleyenterprises@gmail.com https://www.instagram.com/stilleycraig/ https://www.facebook.com/craig.stilley.7 The full episode with Craig https://youtu.be/PHSJ894FWGE  Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jo Weatherford | From Playboy To Professor & How To Identifying The Root Causes of Addiction
Mar 17 2024
Jo Weatherford | From Playboy To Professor & How To Identifying The Root Causes of Addiction
Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the  @KnockinDoorzDown  podcast and certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with Addiction Expert, TEDx Speaker, and Mindset Coach Jo Weatherford. In her 20s, Jo Weatherford was a drug-and alcohol-addicted model, partying with celebrities in Hollywood. After an arrest and failed suicide attempt, she knew it was time to get clean. Jo returned to school to get her master's degree in Human Development and spent the next 12 years teaching courses on addiction at the University of Nevada. Jo is a renowned TEDx speaker, addressing the root causes of addiction through non-traditional approaches to recovery. Jo has been a professional motivational speaker for over a decade. She has been a keynote speaker at numerous Universities and High Schools around the United States. She has also led addiction-related training programs for Court Officials, Higher Education Professionals, County Offices, Fitness and Wellness CEOs, and Non-Profits. Jo Weatherford and I discuss the following and more. 6 deep breaths will regulate the nervous system 4:00 I suck at self-regulating with my phone 12:30 Why do we use? 20:00 Jails, institutions, or death 36:00 The layers to self-forgiveness are complex 38:00 This is Jo Weatherford Knockin’ Doorz Down. Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ For more on Jo Weatherford: www.joweatherford.com or www.instagram.com/jo.weatherford #wedorecover #growth #changeyourlife Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dr. Maiysha Clairborne | The Root of Self-Doubt & Self-Defeating Actions, Boost Confidence & Success
Mar 11 2024
Dr. Maiysha Clairborne | The Root of Self-Doubt & Self-Defeating Actions, Boost Confidence & Success
Join me, Jason LaChance, host of the  @KnockinDoorzDown  certified addiction recovery coach, and mental health advocate for my sit down with Dr. Maiysha Clairborn of  @DrMaiysha  Dr. Clairborne is an Integrative Physician, Thought Leader, and Master Trainer of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnosis & Time Line Therapy®. Founder of the Mind Re-Mapping Co. she helps the people she trains create a massive impact in their lives and the lives of others by helping them move past their fear, limiting beliefs, and self-sabotaging behaviors using brain science so they can achieve the results they desire and ones they couldn’t imagine. Dr. Maiysha’s specialty is showing people the power of words, and how our unconscious thoughts and beliefs impact the reality we create. She teaches her students that by mastering internal and external language, we can empower ourselves, and assist others in getting in the driver’s seat of their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and life. Dr. Clairborne is a graduate of Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine. She is a TEDX Speaker, the author of The Wellness Blueprint, and the host of The Black Mind Garden Podcast. Dr. Clairborneand I discuss the following and more. How can you navigate resistance? 04:06 How does listening impact interactions & relationships? 10:00 How can you find the root of self-doubt & Self-defeating actions? 16:30 How can you boost confidence & attract success? 29:27 How can you balance celebrating wins & staying focused? 45:30 This is Dr. Maiysha Clairborn. Knockin’ Doorz Down. Please subscribe and share and to get the YouTube visit https://www.KDDPodcast.com for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations on turning your greatest adversities into your most significant advantages. Get your copy of Carlos Vieira's Autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down. Hardcover, Paperback & Audio Book https://linktr.ee/kddbook For the KDD Inspired t-shirts brought to you by 51FIFTY. https://www.kddmediacompany.com/shop For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ For more on Dr. Maiysha Clairborn: Social Media Handles www.facebook.com/drmaiysha www.instagram.com/drmaiysha www.linkedin.com/in/drmaiysha www.twitter.com/drmaiysha www.youtube.com/drmaiysha www.tiktok.com/drmaiysha Podcast: www.TheBlackMindGarden.com Website: www.mindremappingacademy.com #wedorecover #growth #changeyourlife Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices