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Podcast #33—Interview with Chief Deputy Sheriff Rick Minerd

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Podcast #33 Interview with Chief Deputy Sheriff Rick Minerd

In today's episode, Annie and Laurie speak with Chief Deputy Sheriff Rick Minerd, from the Columbus, Ohio area. Officer Minerd details what he sees in the field, related to addiction, crime and even issues with cartel. Without a personal recovery story of his own, he nevertheless shares a hopeful view that was spawned from listening to families who have been through the horror of addiction with a loved one. Officer Minerd runs the HOPE Task Force, which approaches families in addiction crisis, particularly in the aftermath of an overdose experience, to offer hope, compassion and resources for help versus punishment, shame or fear. Tune into this week's episode for an eye-opening conversation with an officer of the law who has seen just about everything!  



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