Nevadas Recovery & Prevention Community
In our very first episode of Pack N Recovery, hosts, Brandon and Ezra introduce everyone to the Pack N Recovery podcast with a little history of NRAP, how society has struggled to define recovery, and their perspective of what this podcast will bring to our listeners, with special guest Daniel Fred!
In this episode of Pack N Recovery, Brandon and Ezra reflect on the stigma of what the ‘college experience’ truly means for students in recovery, difficulties navigating college life as a sober student, resources found on the University of Nevada, Reno’s campus, and more!
Sobriety or sorority? No college student should feel as if they need to choose one or the other. In this episode we invite Lexi Baum, the Tri-Delta Vice President of Chapter Development and Programming, to speak on the questions of temptations in Greek life, the opportunities, and support she has experienced being in a sorority now for her fourth year.
Have you ever wondered what addiction really is? In this episode Brandon and Ezra talk with Sandy Lowery, LCSW, LADC, a clinical Social Work/Therapist and professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. In this episode we learn about the definition of addiction, the mechanisms in the brain responsible for addiction, genetic predispositions, addiction recovery and allyship.
In this episode we chat with one of our favorite people in the entire world, Claire Clark. We have a loving, heartfelt, yet hilarious conversation about trauma, coping, being a sober college student, acceptance, NRAP, crying, insecurities/empowerment and everything else in between.
We all know our host, Brandon Collins, but do we really? Listen to Brandon’s story of addiction and recovery: we learn about his first drink at 4 years old and when his use became problematic. The path to addiction brought Brandon legal trouble and interpersonal trouble. We talk about successes and failures, sober college life, the spirit world and always saying yes. However, the path to recovery, through slip ups and emotional struggles, has brought him more wonders than he could have imagined. You can only find out more on this episode of Pack N Recovery.
In this episode we speak with Dr. Zytkoskee, the writing and healing director of The Center Foundation about narrative medicine, journaling and it’s profound healing properties.