Full Potential, Now! Episode 21 – Freddy Negrete, Part 2 – Recovery Through Art

Full Potential, Now! Addiction Podcast, Episode 21 – Freddy Negrete, Part 2 – Recovery Through Art

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Freddy and Luis

Today’s episode of Full Potential, Now! is Part Two of Ted’s interview with tatoo pioneer Freddy Negrete, with help from author Steve Jones and poet Luis Rodriguez.

Please listen to Part One first!


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Freddy Negrete

This Week’s Ted Tool Resource

This week, we’re recommending two excellent books that provide an incredible amount of background on today’s guests. First, we commend Freddy Negrete and Steve Jones’ book Smile Now, Cry Later: Guns, Gangs, and Tattoos – My Life in Black and Gray, which tells a take that “takes Freddy from cholo gang member to evangelical preacher to Hollywood body art guru to addiction counselor”.

Next, check out poet and author Luis Rodriguez’ book It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing. A follow-up to Luis’ bestselling memoir Always Running, this book chronicles his harrowing journey from a drugged-out gang member to one of the most revered figures in Chicano literature.

Visit freddynegrete.com.


Produced by Ted Izydor and John Praw Kruse. Music by Patrick Reinholz and John Praw courtesy Other Obscura.

About Ted Izydor - LPC, CSAC, ICS, MINT 62 Articles
Ted Izydor holds both a Master of Counseling Psychology and Master of Business Administration. With a distinguished 20-year clinical therapy background as a mental health and addiction counselor, Ted offers techniques, strategies and approaches that produce changes. As the founder of Full Potential Coaching and Consulting of Wisconsin, he devotes himself to sharing this knowledge and insight to people seeking more fulfilling, happier and healthier lives.

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