Where do I go for help?

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Where do I go for help?

Rise & Grind Recovery Radio E16
Where do I go for help?

Episode Snapshot: This week we start our deep dive to answer the questions we most often hear. Questions like “Where do I go for help? How do I help someone in need? And what resources can I use?”  Over the next few weeks we are going to hit on these key topics in hopes we can help those that are struggling with addition or a mental illness; including the families that are being impacted as well.



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Main Topics of Discussion:

  1. Where do I go for help?
  2. How do I help others?
  3. How to navigate resources in your community?
  4. What role does family play?
  5. How does finding purpose play a huge role?

Do you know somebody that may need help from addiction or mental illness?

We want to help those who are suffering from addiction and mental health disorders by providing you some of the best know resources mentioned in this week’s episode and listed below.


If this is an emergency or if you are worried that you or someone you know may be at risk for suicide, please call your local authorities (911).


Episode Notes:

  • How can I discover a healthier way to live?
  • How can I help? Listen first. Then give the support you can offer.
  • Building trust and the importance of building relationships and community connection.
  • Nadine Machkovech, Program Manager of Rise Together, shares how she asked for help & what she practices today in long-term recovery
  • Discussion on how to be there for people who are looking for help.
  • Discussion on how to encourage others to find help.
  • How to meet people where they are at by being there more as a guide vs. being there as an enforcer.
  • How to share your own story to help guide others to overcome the challenges they are facing.
  • What isn’t helpful?
  • How to have compassion & empathy for others
  • Education can be a key to learning how to help. What resources are out there to help guide these conversations? Understanding addiction or mental illness is a huge step forward in being a part of the solution.


Check out all the resources mentioned by visiting Rise Together’s “FIND HELP” section at www.weallrisetogether.org

  • The Many Pathways of Recovery
  • org
  • Peer-Supports & Recovery Coaches
  • NIH – National Institute of Mental Health
  • gov
  • National Suicide Prevention Line
  • Center for Suicide Awareness
  • Stop Heroin Now
  • Spread Hope Like Fire
  • Choice in Recovery
  • Anonymous hotlines and text services
  • Crisis information
  • United Way’s 211.org

This week we encourage you to get involved in your community or by supporting us online. In order to make long lasting change, people need to start dedicating their time and resources to the cause’s they most care about.

Song Break “You can’t stop me” by Lecrae

Episode Call to Action:

SHARE YOUR STORY with us and speak about the issues you most care about. When #WeAllRiseTogether we make a huge difference throughout the world!

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About Anthony Alvarado

Rise & Grind Recovery Radio is brought to you by Anthony Alvarado; who is a person in long-term recovery and recognized as a national speaker, writer, and one of the leading voices in the recovery movement.

Since 2013, he has traveled over 100,000 miles with the Rise Together team; where they have spoken to over 120,000 young people on mental health and addiction. Today they are continuing to encourage thousands of students to talk about the issues they care most about.

Now, he looks to invite conversation from all over the nation to help show the world that recovery is amazing and so is life when you discover your talents, passion, and purpose. This radio podcast is for the entire community because we need YOU to help change the world.

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