Welcome to our little corner of the internet, where we support people in addiction recovery and their loved ones as they navigate the challenges that are often faced by people in isolation. Through our podcast, community, and services, we strive to change that and help people in recovery and their families feel less alone. We are a dedicated team of three professionals committed to supporting individuals and their families throughout recovery. Our unique approach combines lived experience in addiction recovery, medical expertise, and countless hours working with people like you on the road to healing. Our mission is to provide a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where individuals can gain the tools needed to reclaim their lives and thrive.

Tom“I want parents and loved ones to have knowledge and know how to handle people like me”

Thomas Conrad
Certified Addiction Counselor

Tom Conrad is a Certified Addiction Counselor and also the host of Real Recovery Talk which is a podcast dedicated to helping families and loved ones navigate addiction. Tom started his podcast in 2017 after noticing that families and loved ones often didn’t have access to resources or know where to find them. As the host of the show and as a counselor, Tom speaks from his own experiences having multiple years of sobriety and helping thousands of families.

Tom was born and raised on the outskirts of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He originally attended a technical school and was an auto technician for 10 years. For Tom, being an auto technician came with a lot of drinking and drug use. In 2010 Tom took the opportunity to go to treatment in Florida and has been sober ever since. Tom has an established life now in West Palm Beach FL where he lives with his wife Amanda and his 3 kids Levi, Hattie, and Winnie.

Ben Bueno
Certified Addiction Counselor & Interventionist

Ben is a Certified Addictions Counselor in the state of Florida and a nationally certified interventionist. He attended Palm Beach State University in their Addiction Studies program. Ben has been on his own journey in recovery and sober since 2010. He overcame IV drug use, alcoholism, and all of the associated consequences of those substances.

In 2013, Ben began working as a professional in the addiction recovery industry. He started his career as a frontline employee and worked his way up to executive management. His knowledge base extends from client and clinical services to licensing and standards. His passion lies in heavy involvement with clients and individuals who need help with substance abuse. This is not limited to the treatment setting, but also my own personal involvement with 12-step programs. My other interests and passions include being a life-long surfer since the age of 8 and bodybuilding and fitness.

Ben“I want people to see how cool sobriety can be! I also want parents to be able to sleep at night, they shouldn't have to go thru this alone.”

Pam“I want to bring clarity and shed light on addiction within the medical community. There is a big disconnect that I would like to close”

Dr. Pamela Tambini
Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine

Dr. T’s education/training began with her undergraduate degree at University of Hawaii at Mano, followed by, Medical School at Ross University. She did her residency at the University of Miami School of Medicine Palm Beach Regional Campus. She is Double Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She has been working in the Treatment field for 8 years in South Florida and also works with facilities in TN, GA, MS.

Her passion is making an impact on patients, families/loved ones, and other professionals in the field of addiction by treating everyone with humility and compassion. Her interests include exercise (she competed in CrossFit games on a team in 2012, 2016, 2017 and still incorporate that training into my daily routine), snowboarding, beach time, and spending time with her pet, Keiki.


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