Grief and Light Podcast

Shining a Light on Fentanyl Poisoning Awareness, Community Support, Recovery and Change

June 29, 2023 Nina Rodriguez Season 1 Episode 7
Grief and Light Podcast
Shining a Light on Fentanyl Poisoning Awareness, Community Support, Recovery and Change
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Welcome to the first of a series of episodes called, "The Ripple Effect: Conversations for Change," where we explore pressing issues, and highlight inspiring individuals making a difference.

In this powerful episode, we delve into the critical topics of fentanyl, overdose prevention, harm reduction, recovery and hope.

Shining a light on these topics and addressing them openly and honestly is a step towards making a positive difference, unshaming, destigmatizing, and ultimately saving lives.

“Fentanyl is the single deadliest drug threat our nation has ever encountered. Fentanyl is everywhere. From large metropolitan areas to rural America, no community is safe from this poison. We must take every opportunity to spread the word to prevent fentanyl-related overdose death and poisonings for claiming scores of American lives everyday." -

Join us as we delve into the depths of this crisis with our special guest, Thomas Guerra, MS, CEO and Founder of, a Miami-based organization dedicated to lessening the risk of substance use through harm reduction and providing recovery support to individuals who ask for assistance.

He is also available for public speaking engagements.

Thomas may be reached via email at, or by phone at 786-387-5000.

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Enjoy an eye-opening conversation that explores the F-factor behind fentanyl and unveils strategies for raising awareness and fostering hope in the face of adversity.


Disclaimer: The information shared in this podcast is not medical or legal advice. Please contact your local licensed professional for professional advice.


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The Ripple Effect: Conversations for Change feat. Thomas Guerra,
Unshaming is key to change
People-first approach to substance use disorder
What makes fentanyl different than other substances?
What solutions are working?
Narcan & Naloxone saving lives
Meet people where they're at
Policies for change
Access to overdose reversal medicine & harm reduction best practices
Recovery efforts that work
Addiction is a Family Disease
Change begins with me
Recovery is possible Upcoming Events & Contact Information
Shining a light on difficult topics leads to change