Coping and Intervening with Addiction on #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring Tim Sweeney, Nick Paras, and Kelly Hamm

Coping and Intervening with Addiction on #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring Tim Sweeney, Nick Paras, and Kelly Hamm

As this week nearly draws to a close, we want to thank you for joining us on #ThatBusinessShow every weekday at 7AM through 9AM on #1250WHNZ and on! Here on the show, we strive to bring our listeners people with great stories, businesses, ideas, and talents every weekday on the #MorningAir! If you missed today’s show, then head to http://www.tampabayradio.comto listen to any of our episodes on demand! On the show this morning was Tim Sweeney at the 7AM Hour, and Kelly Hamm and Nicholas Paras, Expert Contributors at the 8AM Hour. If you missed out on the #MorningAir discussion, then head to or Jamie’s YouTube channel at!

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Today’s show kicked off with Tim Sweeney, a Florida licensed attorney and Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional.  He has worked solely in the field of addictions for the past 20 years and created the Country’s first attorney-specific treatment program.  He owns and operates Sweeney Interventions today which provides those battling with addiction and their families another resource to combat the addiction, the intervention.

We began the discussion with the definition and process of what an intervention is and is not.  He dispelled much of what we see on TV intervention shows as being made for TV drama, and that many interventions go smoothly and with a happy ending.  To date, he has performed over 350 successful interventions and has only had about 5 that did not end up with the desired result, getting the addict into rehab.  Having strong negotiation and reasoning skills from his attorney training, he is able to effectively communicate with both the addict and the family on a level that gets results.  We discuss some new designer drugs that are afflicting our youth during the discussion as well and also touch on some of the fallout and unintended consequences of the pill mill crackdown we saw in the State last year.  He closes with some interesting and funny stories from the field of interventions and altogether was a great segment, full of information and entertainment.  If you have a loved one in need of an intervention, Tim can be at your doorstep within 24 hours in most cases, get in touch with him today, 813-477-2437 or email at and learn more at!

Next at the 8AM Hour, we welcomed two of our Branding Package Contributors, Kelly Hamm, Founder and Principle Consultant of Billmeyer Hamm Consulting, and Nicholas Paras, President of Alpha Computing Solutions!

Kelly Hamm is Founder and Managing Principal Consultant at Billmeye Hamm Consulting, LLC. Kelly brings over 25 years expertise as an HR Director, Executive Leadership Coach, Organizational Design Consultant, and Innovative Thought Leader focused on implementing Workforce Strategies, Culture & Change Management, Business Communications, and Talent Optimization solutions for her clients all across the country. Kelly helps organizations achieve their business results by focusing on their most important assets – their people. Her business motto is, “Transform Your Workforce Culture and Watch Your Business Results Significantly Improve.” What you receive when you work with Kelly Hamm and her team is a no-nonsense approach focused completely on achieving your business results by transforming your current workforce culture and implementing effective and impactful people strategies and solutions. Examples include creating and implementing Talent & Succession Plans so you’re prepared for both growth and employee turnover; driving culture changes to increase engagement, productivity, and financials; developing Communication plans that are impactful, concise, and transparent, just to name a few. The services they offer are not “nice to have” but “need to have” to ensure your organization exceeds business goals, improves its competitive edge in the marketplace, and increases financial growth. Head over to now to change your workforce, workplace, and personal leadership life now.

Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.

As always, thank you for tuning into #ThatBusinessShow with Jamie Meloni on #1250whnz, weekdays at 8am. If you missed today’s show, you can always visit Jamie’s website and see all of our shows on demand at or visit Jamie’s YouTube channel at

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