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EP 41 - 🔥Flindt Andersen: The Struggles and Triumphs of Overcoming Addiction

April 18, 2024 Gary Menkes Season 1 Episode 41
EP 41 - 🔥Flindt Andersen: The Struggles and Triumphs of Overcoming Addiction
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The Begin Again Podcast
EP 41 - 🔥Flindt Andersen: The Struggles and Triumphs of Overcoming Addiction
Apr 18, 2024 Season 1 Episode 41
Gary Menkes

In this gripping episode, Flindt Andersen, a recovered addict turned advocate, shares his raw and harrowing journey from severe opiate addiction to sobriety. He uncovers the harsh realities of addiction, the devastating impact on health, family, and society, and the critical need for effective solutions. Drawing from his personal battles with alcoholism, drug addiction, and a life-changing open-heart surgery, Flindt paints a vivid picture of the unrelenting grip of addiction. 

He also boldly critiques the lack of effective substance use disorder and mental health solutions in California, emphasizing the need for addicts' perspectives in policy-making. Flindt highlights the alarming rate of drug-related deaths, the challenges of methadone treatment, and the dangerous rise of fentanyl. 

He passionately advocates for comprehensive treatment programs, education, and the life-saving potential of Narcan in schools. Through his non-profit organization, he has helped thousands of families navigate the tumultuous path of addiction recovery since 2009. 

This candid conversation illuminates the complex nature of addiction and underscores the urgent need for change and action. 


ABOUT FLINDT ANDERSEN:

Flindt Andersen is a passionate advocate for addiction recovery, using his personal journey from opiate addiction to sobriety to inspire and help others. After overcoming his own struggles with alcoholism, drug addiction, and health complications, he founded a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding those battling substance use disorders. Flindt has been instrumental in helping thousands of families since 2009, emphasizing the importance of education, persistence, and self-care in the recovery process. He is a vocal critic of the current state of recovery efforts and is actively working towards establishing more effective solutions. His insights into the complex nature of addiction and the importance of comprehensive treatment have made him a respected figure in the field. 

Follow Flindt's ongoing advocacy and work on his Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/andersenflindt/), visit his website (https://www.flindtandersen.com/), or learn more about his non-profit at (https://www.newperceptionsnorth.com/). 


DISCLAIMER:

The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, fostering open and respectful discussions. We encourage critical thinking and forming your own conclusions. Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes

In this gripping episode, Flindt Andersen, a recovered addict turned advocate, shares his raw and harrowing journey from severe opiate addiction to sobriety. He uncovers the harsh realities of addiction, the devastating impact on health, family, and society, and the critical need for effective solutions. Drawing from his personal battles with alcoholism, drug addiction, and a life-changing open-heart surgery, Flindt paints a vivid picture of the unrelenting grip of addiction. 

He also boldly critiques the lack of effective substance use disorder and mental health solutions in California, emphasizing the need for addicts' perspectives in policy-making. Flindt highlights the alarming rate of drug-related deaths, the challenges of methadone treatment, and the dangerous rise of fentanyl. 

He passionately advocates for comprehensive treatment programs, education, and the life-saving potential of Narcan in schools. Through his non-profit organization, he has helped thousands of families navigate the tumultuous path of addiction recovery since 2009. 

This candid conversation illuminates the complex nature of addiction and underscores the urgent need for change and action. 


ABOUT FLINDT ANDERSEN:

Flindt Andersen is a passionate advocate for addiction recovery, using his personal journey from opiate addiction to sobriety to inspire and help others. After overcoming his own struggles with alcoholism, drug addiction, and health complications, he founded a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding those battling substance use disorders. Flindt has been instrumental in helping thousands of families since 2009, emphasizing the importance of education, persistence, and self-care in the recovery process. He is a vocal critic of the current state of recovery efforts and is actively working towards establishing more effective solutions. His insights into the complex nature of addiction and the importance of comprehensive treatment have made him a respected figure in the field. 

Follow Flindt's ongoing advocacy and work on his Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/andersenflindt/), visit his website (https://www.flindtandersen.com/), or learn more about his non-profit at (https://www.newperceptionsnorth.com/). 


DISCLAIMER:

The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, fostering open and respectful discussions. We encourage critical thinking and forming your own conclusions. Enjoy the show!

► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com

★ Let's connect:
Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/
TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/