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Beyond Risk and Back

Summary: Helping parents get their kids back. Helping your kids find the path to joy, fulfillment, and maturity.

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 Breaking Down The "E" Word: Enabling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:00

So much shame is tied to the "E" word: Enabling. Your host, Aaron Huey of Firemountain Residential Treatment Center, gives us some straight talk for parents about natual consequences of bad choices. Tune in to find out how you can turn off enabling behavior so your teens can process their actions.

 The Knife and the Dying Dream with Johnny Crowder | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

Aaron Huey, founder of Firemountain Residential Treatment Center, and (metal head) speaks with Johnny Crowder, CEO of Cope Notes, and (metal artist) talk about metal, fans, and hope for teens who suffer. Johnny is the lead singer of Prison, creator of the app Cope Notes, a groundbreaking phone app for teens (and anyone) who suffer from mental illness, and an outspoken role model for heavy metal fans looking to get help for their mental illness and suicidality. Prison’s music is intense, aggressive and brutally honest.  

 Weed Inc.: The Pot Lobby and Corporate Marijuana with Ben Cort | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:00

Ben Cort, author of Weed, Inc. joins your host, Aaron Huey, founder of Firemountain Residential Treatment Center for a discussion about the pot lobby and corporate Marijuana. During this episode they reveal the Big Money behind the MJ Madness. Ben Cort spent a decade inside the drug and alcohol treatment field and is now a consultant to the industry. Ben joined the drug policy conversation at the national level in 2012. He was part of the “No on 64” campaign and following the amendments passage, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) as well as NALGAP (The National Gay, and Transgender Treatment Providers). Ben’s passion about the intersection of recovery and public policy makes him a frequent guest in the media. Listen to Ben's talk about the MJ industry 

 Adult Relationships with Aaron Huey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:00

Aaron Huey, founder of Firemountain Residential Treatment Center and host of Beyond Risk and Back, discusses how important it is to take care of the adult relationships in your life. This is a part of taking care of your kids - an important part. When we neglect our own self-care in order to take care of our children or anyone else, the example we set for our kids is that their own self-care can take a backseat. All of those relationships in our lives as adults such as with our ex-partners, coparents, extended family members, and so on are important and deserve healthy maintenance.

 I Can See Queerly Now | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:00

Aaron Huey, host of Beyond Risk and Back and founder of Firemountain Residential Treatment Center, and his guests get real on identity and supporting your LGBT and queer teen. Queer Asterisk provides queer and trans informed counseling services, education and community offerings to cultivate the well-being of LGBTQ+ folks in Colorado and beyond. Our programs value connection to self and other and are a great place to explore identity and meet new people. Go to for up-to-date times and location or learn more!  

 Interview with a Mom: Cutting Free | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:00

Aaron Huey, your host and the owner of Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center, talks with a mother who shares her story of cutting.  What is cutting?Why is this commonplace with so many kids and also adults?How to help?Is there hope? In the most basic sense, cutting is a maladaptive coping mechanism that teenagers (and some adults) use during times of high stress and anxiety. While this act is hardly ever accompanied by suicidal thoughts, there is no single cause that has been identified. This self-harming pattern does not affect any one cultural or socioeconomic group and therefore, is a reasonable worry for parents no matter who they are. On the other hand, it is worthy of noting that self harm by cutting is more prominent in females than males. More...       More...

 What About Me? The Wife of A Pot Addict Speaks Out | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:00

Transparent and courageous, pushing facts aside and speaking from the heart about her marriage filled with lies, isolation, angry outbursts and....recovery. Aaron Huey,and Erin Morar talk about living with a marijuana addict.  Erin Morar is originally from Baton Rouge, LA but has been a resident of CO for almost 10 years. She has been married to Doug Morar for 22 years and they have three teenage children. She graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX in 1991 with a Bachelors of Social Work and worked for several years as an Employment Recruiter, but retired from the corporate world in 1997 to stay home with her children. She has been involved for the past 5 years as a volunteer leader with a non-profit Christian organization located in Golden, CO called Living Free. They hold weekly classes teaching people how to live out lives of purpose, freedom and wholeness.  

 Children, Mental Health, and the Government | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:00

Why are we failing children in the system? What is happening to Government support? Can voters change it? Did colorado fail the last Federal Audit?  Dr. Skip Barber is a licensed clinical psychologist who advocates on behalf of kids, their families and the agencies that serve them. Dr. Barber has been integral in several public policy initiatives including leading the effort to create the Facility School Unit and playing a major role in the efforts to establish adequate rates of reimbursement for child welfare, youth correction and child mental health services. At the University of Phoenix, Dr. Barber served as the Lead Faculty member for the Counseling Department from 2008 until 2017.      

 Jails, Institutions, and Death. Caleb’s Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:00

Caleb tells his story, beginning at age 9 and now in his 20’s, he looks at life, death, jail, and recovery with a honest account of his struggle. He joins host Aaron Huey, founder of Firemountain Residential Treatment Center,  Parents call my office everyday asking for support, advice, and help with their teens. In this video series, I answer tough questions from parents about raising teens.  Watch the video  to hear about a popular lie your teen may (or may have already) tried on you. Click here  

 What about school? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:00

Aaron Huey, founder of Firemountain Residential Treatment Program, and Ed Porritt discuss the current paradigm of education and alternatives for students who require a greater need. Is the system so broken that it can't be fixed? No matter how much the teachers try, the overwhelm gets in the way of being able to meet the individual students needs, Not to mention a teen at risk and the immediate attention they require. Ed is endorsed in special education and gifted education and has taught grades 5-12 in an array of school settings. As principal, he has designed several schools and programs that have helped hundreds of struggling students, including students who have experienced trauma or have anxiety, depression and other mental health-related challenges. For Years, Ed’s programs have helped students reassemble fragmented pieces or rediscover buried potential, and learn about their strengths and challenges. Eventually, they develop resiliency, thrive in a community, meet educational milestones, and move on optimistic about living full, meaningful lives.

 MJ Madness Pt 2: Author Doug Morar and "That's why they call it DoPe!" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:00

Aaron Huey, founder of Firemountain Residential Treatment Program, and Doug Morar get out and tackle the lies promoted by the Marijuana industry. Is Marijuana borrowing the marketing tactics of the cigarette industry? Is it a non-addictive, healthy, cure-all? WHAT IS THE TRUTH? Aaron steps into the firing line to once again try to uncover the reality of pot. Doug Morar is originally from the swamps of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but has been living in Colorado for the past 10 years. He is a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University and is 51 years old. He has previously worked in the bicycle industry and has worked in the medical sales arena for over 15 years, working for world renowned biotech and medical device companies. He’s been married to his high school sweetheart for 22 years, has 3 teenage children and is an avid cyclist. For the purposes of today’s show regarding MJ Madness Part 2, he has included the length of his consistent long-term use of marijuana totaling 35+ years and says, “I was as dedicated to weed as they come and could never imagine not “pulling from the vine” until the day I dropped.”  

 Drug Courts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:00

What are drug courts and do they work better than the punitive system? If so, why aren’t they everywhere? Aaron Huey, founder of Firemountain Residential Treatment Center, interviews Dan Bennett, A Drug Court Counselor. Dan Bennett started work in the helping professions in 1979, working in a “Drug Free” mental health program run through the County Mental Health Center.  While there, he received a masters in “Psychology, Counseling and Guidance.” During years of work, he has worked in outpatient clinics, provided DUI treatment, worked in the developmental disabilities field (helping individuals in the community as well as transition out of a State Hospital). For 4 years, he was the “adolescent therapist” for the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota. Following that, Dan worked at an inpatient psychiatric hospital in Fort Collins. Ten years ago he went into private practice and through the private practice he has been a group therapist for the Larimer county Drug Court.

 “I Just Wasn’t Done Yet.” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:00

Aaron Interviews a teen and she talks about meth, recovery, and hitting rock bottom.

 “My kid is going to do what?” with Diane McKinney | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:50:00

Aaron Huey, founder of Firemountain Residential Treatment Center, and Diane McKinney discuss experiential therapy and a unique twist on a successful model! Diane is the founder and Executive Director of the not-for-profit organization, ABLE for Youth, and the ABLE to Sail program, which is now in its 6thyear, here in Longmont at Union Reservoir. She has been engaged in being an inspiration to Longmont Youth since 2011, when she received the Make Time for Kids Award from Mayor Coombs, for her presentation, “Being Good Enough,” which was filmed and televised locally. She is also a Licensed Spiritual Counselor with the Centers for Spiritual Living. Her personal mission is to help struggling youth identify and change the limiting beliefs of “not-enoughness,” which drive them to make life-limiting and life ending high risk choices such as the use of alcohol, drugs, cutting, and ultimately suicide, inspiring them, instead to be and express their talents, gifts, and abilities in a way that only they can!    

 The Wolf is My Therapist w/Ozzie Cabral and Mary Ann McCain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:00

Animal Assisted Therapy has become very popular for youth therapy and treatment programs...but Wolves? That’s WILD! Osvaldo “Ozzie” Cabra and Mary Ann McCain speak with Aaron about their ground breaking program speak with Aaron Huey of Firemountain Residential Treatment Center.  Song of the Wolf Healing Center was founded by Mary Ann McCain and Ozzie Cabral.  Both have an extensive work history in the mental health and addictions field with various treatment modalites and populations.  They are also animal lovers and have worked with wolfdogs.  After seeing many wolfdogs needing placement they decided to open up their own rescue and do their part in giving abandoned, neglected or unwanted wolfdogs a safe and loving place to live.      


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