Kurt Swensen

Online Recovery Support – 503.407.6903


Online Recovery Support Radio – Episode 5

A discussion about intervention with special guest Benjamin Randolph, MS, CADC III of Compassionate Interventions –www.compassionateintervensions.com

Hosted by Kurt, Bruce, and Jennifer

Online Recovery Support Radio airs every Saturday evening at 7:00pm Pacific Time at www.onlinerecoverysupport.com. Listeners are encouraged to chat live with the show hosts using the chat window in the pop up audio player screen.

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  • Gary Swoboda

    I enjoyed listening to this show and especially appreciate the aspect of compassion as the foundation for an intervention approach. I’m a recovering addict with just over 10 years clean and would be happy to recommend Ben as an intervention specialist to anyone in need of such a service. Bruce’s story was touching as well. I’ve lost two stepsons to the disease of addiction and know the fear that a parent of an addict faces on a daily basis. Having seen addiction from both sides, that of a using addict and that of a loved one of an addict, I relate a great deal to this discussion. Thank you for all for making this site available.

  • Gary,

    Thank you. Thank you for listening and thank you for being here on the site. You, and others like you, are the reason we do this. If there is anything we can do to make your experience at ORS more pleasant, please let us know.


  • Pam

    This radio segment has been helpful. My daughter relapsed, her boyfriend ordered her out, I picked her up, blew up at her in the car, and drove to her brother’s-who did the same. She left and spent the night drinking with a friend. I was able to pick her up the next day, but she disappeared when we stopped so she could smoke and I had stepped into a store to use their restroom. We searched, went to two police princints (closed weekends!) and gave up after six hours, very worried and beginning to realize we drove her to ditch us because we were not talking to her in a supportive way. She finally called from a hotel at 10 pm. (We had thought she had no money). She deserved a compassionate intervention.