You have worked hard to become sober. You know recovery from drugs and alcohol is an ongoing process that takes hard work and commitment every day. Recovery podcasts are useful resources that help you live a substance-free life.
What is a Recovery Podcast?
Recovery podcasts are generally hosted by people with first-hand experience with drug or alcohol addiction. On air, they share their personal stories and experiences, along with valuable tips and lessons they learned on their journey from addiction to sobriety. Sometimes they have guest speakers on their shows. Many hosts allow time for their listeners to call in and share experiences, ask questions, or offer hope or inspiration.
Addiction Recovery Podcasts
Numerous addiction and recovery-related podcasts can be easily accessed online. We list below some of the best.
The Addicted Mind Podcast
The host of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane Osterlind, began his struggle with addiction at the age of seventeen. After intensive inpatient rehab for teen substance abuse and depression, Osterlind found the help he needed. With support and the development of new skills, he gained control of his life and began understanding addiction. This podcast examines the impact of addiction and the force behind the addictive process. Osterlind explores the latest addiction research and treatments and hosts guests who talk about their addiction experience. The podcast’s goal is to be a compassionate environment offering hope to those struggling with addiction.
The Shair Podcast
Hosted by Omar Pinto, a world-renowned life coach, The Shair Podcast began in 2015. Pinto invites a guest speaker each week to share their journey from addiction to recovery. The host also does a live one-on-one coaching call during each podcast to help his listening audience learn from the call. Pinto’s goal is to help others free themselves from unhealthy habits and experience joy in life by healing those aspects of their life causing them unhappiness. He welcomes to his podcast those who are in recovery and/or want to learn more about living a lifestyle free of drugs and alcohol.
This Naked Mind
This Naked Mind is hosted by Annie Grace, bestselling author of three books on alcoholism and recovery. This Naked Mind podcast features stories of alcoholism and recovery shared by people who lived through the experiences, including Grace herself. Grace discusses all aspects of alcoholism on her podcast and holds sober-month challenges. She interviews guests who have gone through addiction and recovery, hosts question sessions with life coaches, and talks with experts in the addiction field.
Recovery Elevator provides a strong sense of community and connection. The podcast aims to give people listening the courage and strength to take their last drink and move forward with their recovery. Each podcast focuses on a specific topic, such as the unexpected benefits of being sober, positive relationships, and the stages of healing.
The Way Out
Hosted by Charlie and Jason, The Way Out is a weekly podcast that provides first-hand stories of addiction. In addition to guests sharing their experiences, the podcast brings listeners discussions on taking good care of yourself, how to take life one day at a time, and recovery tips. Charlie and Jason include knowledge and humor in each episode.
In Recovery with Dr. Nzinga Harrison
A physician board certified in addiction medicine and psychiatry, Dr. Nzinga hosts her podcast In Recovery with Dr. Nzinga Harrison. Dr. Nzinga takes a deep look into drug and alcohol addiction and the complex factors surrounding addiction. She discusses mental health, trauma, how a person becomes addicted, recovery, and medical conditions related to substance use disorders. Dr. Nzinga answers questions that come through voicemail, tweets, and emails from her listeners.
Breaking Free: Your Recovery. Your Way
Breaking Free: Your Recovery Your Way is hosted by Liv and Tiffany, who focus on addiction recovery and thriving independently. They talk about the way recovery is limited by unhealthy relationships, boundaries, or stigmatizing language. Podcast talks include interviews with experts covering an array of topics like recovery from trauma and harm reduction. Guests are experts in addiction and recovery, people who discuss their addiction and recovery experiences, and professionals in fields such as alternative health, nutrition, and fitness. The goal is for people in recovery, and seeking recovery, to be free of all limitations.
Addiction Can Affect Anyone
Addiction is a brain disease that can affect anyone. If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, help is available. Call and speak to a professional at Anabranch Recovery Center in Terre Haute, Indiana. Now is the time to take the first step toward living a sober life. Call us today.
About the Author:
Terry Hurley is a retired educational professional and freelance writer with more than fifty years of experience. A former reading specialist and learning center director, Terry loved her years working with children in the educational field. She has written extensively for print and online publications specializing in education and health issues. For the last six years, her writing focus has been on addiction and mental health issues.