The Way Out Recovery Hour – May 15, 2017

Host: Bob Sharits

Guests: Brenda Way, Alex Urbina and Brittany Berman

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The Way Out Recovery Hour is a new show on KHTS Radio that will air Mondays from 12-1 pm, and will discuss drug addiction and recovery with host Bob Sharits.

On today's episode host Bob Sharits welcomes Brenda Way, Alex Urbina and Brittany Berman. 

We at The Way Out Recovery are trying to reach out to those who have loved ones that need help, Sharits said. And those that need help themselves with overcoming their addiction.

"If not us, reach out to somebody," Sharits said. "Someone at your church, the sheriff's, your teacher, your family members or your friends, just ask for the help you need."

Previous Episode: The Way Out Recovery Hour – May 2, 2017

Bob welcomes Brittany Berman of The Way Out Recovery and discusses the driving force the Berman family had to open the new recovery center.

With the passing of our aunt, we saw that there was an opportunity to help others not experience this tragic feeling and help others receive treatment that they need so they can stay alive and be together with their family, Berman said. In her honor, we talked about opening a treatment center and that is what we have done with The Way Out Recovery.

"One thing I realized is that there are more people that need help than any of us will ever be able to help," Sharits said.

Alex Urbina, life coach and host of My Conscious Dad on KHTS, discusses his point of view on treatment centers.

"Treatment centers are like schools, there can be 10 in your area but not every school is for every person," Urbina said. "Not every treatment center is for every person, so all we can do is flash our light and say this is what we are about and see who accepts the invitation."

Bob welcomes Brenda Way, a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified addiction treatment counselor.

I am totally blind, Way said. I have been blind for 20 years and people often don't know how to deal with it, they have been taught to not ask questions because it is rude. The fact that I was blind became self limiting to me, but I turned a corner and said 'This is not going to stop me'.

Many clients often say that after visiting with Brenda that they feel so much safer and were able to say more and go deeper, because she is blind and that judgement is not there, Bob said. It might not have been there if you were able to see but that is their experience.

"I have the ability to not judge someone based on sight and some people often gravitate towards that," Way said.

About The Way Out Recovery Hour:

The Way Out Recovery Hour live every Monday at Noon on KHTS, Your Hometown Station will offer hard-hitting facts and discussion about Addiction, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery. Talking openly about tough issues can begin the healing process for Teens, Adults, and Families. The Way Out Recovery Hour will engage prominent community members and organizations in Santa Clarita.