Host Libby Ballengee takes on an important topic in this episode: heroin addiction. It’s not about how we got into this crisis, but we can do now to get out of it. Whether you are an addict, a family member or friend of an addict, or just a concerned citizen – there is a role for all of us to help in this growing national epidemic. Libby speaks with veteran and addict advocate, Billy Brokschmidt. He bravely shares his inspiring story of both service, struggles, and redemption. This is an episode you do not want to miss!

Billy is a volunteer with Families of Addicts, a grass-roots recovery support initiative founded in Dayton, Ohio working to reduce the stigma of addiction, ensure availability of adequate treatment/recovery support services and to influence public opinion and policy regarding the value of recovery. This vision has people from all over the U.S. asking if FOA is available in their town. They hold weekly support meetings where families and individuals affected by addiction can come for support, friendship and education. The sharing of our experiences, strength and hope offer a pathway to peace.

FOA welcomes those seeking recovery and those in long-term recovery to attend, as they can help us and we can help them, no matter where they are in the journey. All are welcome to attend with an attitude of willingness, open-mindedness and honesty. If addiction has found its way into your life, please consider joining FOA at our weekly meeting for support, friendship and education.

DAYTON FOA Meetings  – Weekly on Wednesday Evenings

Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 pm

The Life Enrichment Center

425 North Findlay St, Dayton, OH 45404

Findlay St. between First and Monument


Call 937-307-5479 for more info

NOTE: additional meetings throughout the Miami Valley are available. Go to teh website for more info on additional locations.

Learn more about Family of Addicts: 

Donations can be made online (link above) or mailed to:

FOA Foundation

425 N. Findlay St.

Dayton, OH 45404


FOA is a non-profit 501c3 corporation. Please contact us if you need additional information