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Tired of breaking your promise to go easy on the drinks tonight? You know your nightly habit isn’t great for your health or waistline, but it’s so hard to say no. Sound familiar? Then you need Rachel. She knows what it’s like to be fed up with your drinking, worried about judgment from others, and turned off by approaches that focus on a higher power instead of brain science. Learn the exact steps she used to change her relationship with alcohol. Discover how the brain works, the real reason ...
 
The Addicted Mind Podcast is about understanding addiction from a research and treatment perspective. We will dive into what drives the addictive process, explore the latest research on addiction, and talk about the latest addiction treatment options. We will also explore what recovery from addiction looks like from a variety of different people. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction then The Addicted Mind Podcast can help.
 
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CAL Chat

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CAL Chat

PAT A. - Al-Anon Literature Fan

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Podcast where we talk about our favorite Al-Anon and Alateen Conference Approved Literature and how it has improved our lives! You can also visit my "CAL Chat" blog at www.calchatblog.com, get literature updates at www.twitter.com/CALChatFan, as well as see recovery literature in a new way at www.instagram.com/CALChatFan1 and www.pinterest.com/CALChatFan. Enjoy and happy reading!
 
This podcast addresses hope and recovery successes for individuals, friends, family, parents and associates who have been or may be addicted to opioids, heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs, fentanyl, alcohol, etc. These are stories and interviews with former addicts, parents and loved ones that describe the horrors and ultimately methods they have sought and found to save lives and help. We talk also with law enforcement, doctors, authors, sports figures, academia and advocates. Issues inclu ...
 
Unashamed Unafraid is a show dedicated to being unashamed about sexual addiction recovery and unafraid of coming unto Christ for healing. Pornography and sexual addiction are not something you are stuck with to manage your whole life. We share real men's and couple's stories of recovery, the best resources, and information from experts, and answer anonymous questions with those who know. All to help you on the path of being 100% healed from pornography and sexual addiction.
 
Modern and Meaningful Mental Health, Sobriety, Recovery and Wellness with Author, Clinical Counselor, and Master Coach Lynn Matti. Helpful discussions and tips for healing from stress, addiction, co-dependency, overwork, relationship problems, perfectionism and more. Lynn freely offers her professional and personal wisdom, evidenced-based therapy along with new and time tested tools, guidance, and inspiration for seekers of holistic mental wellness. Her mission is to help others choose, mode ...
 
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Undone Redone

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Undone Redone

Tray and Mel interview Philip Yancey, Randy Alcorn, Steve Brown, Dan Allend

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Welcome to Undone Redone, the podcast that talks the messiness of life…addiction and infidelity…grace and reconciliation…marriage and family…authenticity and faith. Tray and Mel know a thing or two about messy and who are thrilled that their divorce did not work out after being apart for six years!
 
Welcome to the 12 Step Recovery Podcast - Gain a deeper understanding of Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment & Sobriety with 12 Step Recovery Evolution | From experienced recovering Alcoholics & Drug Addicts. 12 Step Recovery Talks, Interviews, Workshops and Guest Speakers. Hosted by Lester Morse (Rehab Director) at UK Rehab East Coast Recovery.
 
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Transformations Recovery

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Transformations Recovery

Transformations Care Residential Detox, Roman Cooper, Sam McBride, Anna Liisa

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Roman Cooper interviews people who have been to Hell... and have returned to tell the tale. Listen to the harrowing tales of trauma, depravity, and criminality from former addicts who've managed to survive it all and transform their once brutal lives. More information at transformationscare.com
 
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RecoveryPeople

www.RecoveryPeople.org

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RecoveryPeople is a podcast that celebrates the culture of recovery from addiction (substance use or other addictions) and/or mental health issues. There are over 23 million people in recovery in the United States, and RecoveryPeople is produced by people in recovery for this large and growing recovery community, their family members and friends/allies. So, tune in, turn on and check us out because people in recovery have a lot of wise, inspiring, twisted and hilarious things to say. Help us ...
 
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Recovery Squared Radio

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Recovery Squared Radio

Recovery Squared Radio with Steve Wofford shares weekly stories and tools of transformation.

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We are all recovering from something in life. We are all in the process of recovering from the disconnection from our true self. The goal of Recovery Squared is to change what it means to recover and move from labels of addiction, alcoholism, depression, disease, divorce, illness and other manifestations. We focus on the core internal work that is required for us to recover together regardless of the symptom. Recovery Squared is a platform of inspiration and possibility to recover fully and ...
 
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On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane talks with Paul Schulte, the author of We Agnostics: How William James, Father of American Psychology, Advanced A Spiritual Solution to Addiction: How a Venerated Harvard Doctor Inspired the 12 Step Movement. Paul is going to talk about Williams James's philosophy, what he brought to addiction …
 
Ed Bisch's son died of an overdose of Oxycontin. Ed didn't sit by. He started researching Oxycontin and its manufacturer - Purdue Pharma; AND the family behind it - The Sacklers. He has been fighting this battle for years and doesn't see giving up until both the company and the family are made to take responsibility for the countless deaths due to …
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind, Duane speaks with Michael Anthony, author of Think Unbroken: Understanding and Overcoming Childhood Trauma. When you have a history of childhood trauma, there are things that you just have to unlearn and reframe. But to do that, you have to bring awareness to it. When Michael was four years old, his mother, …
 
Ashley Bedsole: I am a stay at home mom to four kids, 3 boys and a little girl. I homeschool my oldest 2 boys and my two toddlers. I also run the household. I started my blog in August of 2021- a year after my father passed away. I started off writing about grief and loss, family life, addiction and recovery. Once I started writing about the experi…
 
If you do recovery work long enough you realize that many families have their own systems of shame. Messages of shame were very present in Will’s home growing up. In particular, his dad carried a lot of shame in his own life which manifested itself in the way he raised Will, including through his own absenteeism, lack of connection, and lack of vul…
 
On today’s episode, Duane speaks with Chris Howard, the founder of Ethos Recovery, a long-term recovery house for men. He’s also the founder of Lifestyle Interventions where he offers family intervention mentoring. Chris shares his journey of addiction and recovery and his experience working with families, helping them deal with addiction, and help…
 
Diane wraps up the conversation in Episode 13's last part (#11), about the beauty that springs from the book "How Al-Anon Works" (B-32), community-building, and doing outreach/Twelfth Step work. She delivers an emotional "Last Words'' section which leads to an exchange of heartfelt gratitude and I reveal the reason why I'll keep doing this podcast …
 
Diane mentions (in part 10 of 11 from Episode 13), how this podcast inspires her to try something new (like the audiobook version of "How Al-Anon Works" (eA-22)) and always reminds her that she has choices. She explains how the vision motto "Dream Big" applies to the long-term outreach project she's working on, more virtual recovery avenues we want…
 
I compare the audiobook of "How Al-Anon Works" (eA-22) to the print version (B-32) in Episode 13's part 9 of 11. A moving story about suicide, Chapter 27's "Finding Reasons To Live," is highlighted because of what it taught me about expectations when listening to the audiobook version. The show wraps with an update given on all Al-Anon audiobooks a…
 
In Episode 13's part 8 of 11, Diane and I discuss the importance of libraries and how doing outreach is not a duty but a privilege. And she reminds me why I need to go back and listen to my own podcast! Click here for a video of the hardcover version of "How Al-Anon Works" (B-22) that was accepted into a local library. Also, at this podcast show's …
 
In part 7 of 11 (of Episode 13), Diane lists all the Spanish versions of books (such as "How Al-Anon Works" (SB-32)) that she has also included in the public outreach project. We talk about cross-germination and unintended ripples outreach can sometimes have. Lastly, at this podcast show's website,  www.calchatpodcast.com,  I've attached *bonus con…
 
Diane details (in part 6 of 11 from Episode 13), how she uses "How Al-Anon Works" (B-32) for outreach in a broader sense - especially in an extensive relationship-building project that just started. Find out how outreach is like mining gold! QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM DIANE: "...having this book available makes a big difference because anybody can pick i…
 
In Episode 13's part 5 of 11, Diane's favorite book to use for outreach is the softcover version of "How Al-Anon Works" (B-32) and she points out how intimate individual outreach can still be done in an electronic (telephone/chat) or virtual (video) meeting. We reminisce about the days when we hauled Al-Anon books around in our cars. QUOTABLE MOMEN…
 
In part 4 of 11 (of Episode 13), Diane and I keep the discussion going about the book "From Survival To Recovery" (B-21) focusing primarily on the chapter "Untangling Confusion" from page 269 (or 270 depending on the book's edition), the infamous "Promises" section from page 267 (or 269 in the first edition) and the book's very last chapter on page…
 
The conversation continues with Diane (in part 3 of 11 from Episode 13), about  "From Survival To Recovery" (B-21) which she feels is one of the most relevant books during the Covid-19 pandemic. She talks about what she does after climbing a high recovery mountain and we discuss one of the benefits of the pandemic with regards to literature. To fin…
 
In Episode 13's part 2 of 11, Diane describes how cycles of violence and "predictable darkness" affected her while growing up in an alcoholic home. We touch on the story "Authorities Frightened Me" from page 253 (or 255 depending on the book's edition) in "From Survival To Recovery" (B-21) and Chapter 5 ("Becoming Aware" on page 21) from "How Al-An…
 
How is a pandemic similar to recovery? What audiobooks are available from Al-Anon? Can a book also be a picture frame? In part 1 of 11 (of Episode 13), Diane explains why the title of the book "From Survival To Recovery" (B-21) is so appropriate, how it helped her tell her own personal story and experience authentic joyfulness in her life. Also, fi…
 
With the recent series on Hulu - Dopesick (based on the book by Beth Macy) - there is even more light to be shed on the shady tactics by Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family. This podcast features kick-ass, freedom fighter mom Cynthia Munger; and best selling author of the book - Pharma - Gerald Posner. Together they discuss the recent bankruptcy r…
 
The entire U/U Crew meet to talk about 2021. What was everyone’s song of healing for the year? How many outsiders are there and just how is that non-profit doing? They each share their hearts and get vulnerable and real. No surprises there. The crew reveals their plans for 2022 as a group and individually. Thank you for everything you all do and fo…
 
Mike Grant recently published a book called (Re)Making A Sandwich. It's a creative nonfiction memoir that follows him for 6 years as he goes through treatment to fulfill the requirements of an intensive diversion program for habitual drunk drivers. Early in his recovery he started running as a way to manage emotions and stress. He was running to pa…
 
In this episode, find out why feeling virtuous won’t help you change your relationship with your habit and neither will feeling punished when you say no. Instead, learn how to make the decision not to drink from a place that creates lasting change. Get full show notes and more information here: https://rachelhart.com/258…
 
How do you heal from addiction and alcoholism that you created? You may impact others through your addiction but you can also impact them through your recovery and healing. On today’s episode, Duane talks with Wendy Adamson, author of Mother Load and Incorrigible, about intergenerational trauma and how that impacts addiction recovery, getting bette…
 
Leigh was born and raised in Los Angeles by his parents, a teacher and librarian. He obtained both his undergraduate and law degrees from Cal where he was student body president during each tenure. Leigh has represented many of the most successful athletes and coaches in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, boxing, golf, etc., including the numb…
 
On today’s episode, Duane speaks with Mike Grant about his recovery story and how he used running as a tool to help him through his recovery process. Mike currently works in the health care system as a licensed clinical social worker. He primarily works with people stuck in addiction. He’s an alcohol and drug counselor and the author of (Re)Making …
 
Relationships: Communication, Conflict, and Connection Daniel is welcomed back to Unashamed Unafraid for a deep dive with Steve and Chris into something every relationship can improve on, communication. Many of us have never had great examples of what healthy communication within relationships looks like. In this episode, therapist Daniel Burgess s…
 
Constance Scharff, PhD is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the topics of addiction recovery and mental health. She most recently served Rock to Recovery, a music-based addiction and trauma treatment program, as VP Business Development, and Science and Research Chair. Previously, Dr. Scharff was Senior Addiction Research Fellow an…
 
In our world today there is a lot of violence: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. You see it almost everywhere. Too often our first reaction to harm or hurt is to put our dukes up and punch back or go running the other direction, fight or flight. Although both are generally good options for survival they aren’t always the best for recovery. …
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane talks with Justin B. Long about his journey through childhood trauma and how he tried to escape it through alcoholism. We discuss the traps of toxic masculinity, the idea that, as men, we can't share our feelings. We can't be vulnerable. We should be stoic at all times. In the episode, you’ll l…
 
My name is Tracy and I am a 54 year old single mom in CT. I was in a car accident in 2000 that resulted in back surgery, and subsequently the prescription of opioids which lasted 20 years. I took them as prescribed as I thought I needed them for pain and trusted the doctors. Over the years I had asked about getting off of them and when I would try …
 
On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane speaks with Gill Tietz, a biochemist and the host of the Sober Powered Podcast. Gill shares her alcohol addiction journey, the connection between our brain chemistry and addiction, and how she used her knowledge of science to achieve sobriety, change her way of thinking, and ultimately change h…
 
Candace Plattor is an Addictions Therapist in private practice, where she specializes in working with the family and other loved ones of people who are struggling with addiction, in her unique and signature Family Addiction Counselling and Therapy Program. As a former opioid addict with 34 years clean and sober now, Candace has learned that overcom…
 
You might think that there’s no point in trying to drink less over the holidays. Or, you might think that even if you do make a change, there’s no way it will last. Discover how to break free from these thought patterns and start evolving into the next version of you, someone who has a radically different relationship with drinking. Get full show n…
 
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