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Avoiding the Addiction Affliction

Kenosha County Substance Abuse Coalition

When does it stop being a party and start becoming a problem? Is there a way to steer clear of addiction? Every Wednesday, Mike McGowan, host of the podcast "Avoiding the Addiction Affliction," explores substance use disorders with expert guests. The podcast series is sponsored by the Kenosha County Substance Abuse Coalition.

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Kelly P. of Kenosha, Wisconsin


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Not Your Local Coffee Shop


Mike McGowan


Paul Bierman

Professional Trainer and Founder of Tourist Run Amsterdam


The coffee shops of Amsterdam in the Netherlands are legendary but not for their coffee. Other countries and cultures address drug usage differently than in the United States. Paul Bierman talks about the coffee shops of Amsterdam, where, despite it being illegal, cannabis usage is allowed. Paul Bierman is a professional trainer and founder of Tourist Run Amsterdam, and on this podcast he discusses the evolution and effects of the drug tolerance policy in the Netherlands. He gives a variety of tours of the Netherlands capital city, including the Coffee House Tour. The Coffee House Tours and others can be accessed at https://touristrunamsterdam.com/

Paul is also a professional trainer who helps people develop their public speaking skills. His trainings are unique, insightful, and entertaining. He can be reached at www.entertrainer.nl (The web site is in Dutch, but Paul trains in English for those companies who have English-speaking employees.)

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