Great Podcasts For People In Recovery
12/17/18: Addiction Recovery \ Relapse Prevention
Recovering from an addiction is not an easy process. Recovery is an ongoing journey and it can last for quite some time. During recovery, you’ll be dealing with the impacts, not only on your health, but also on your emotions. At times, your addiction can have a serious grip on you and it can make you break. Your body has become so dependent on a certain chemical refuge so it’s easy to see why it may be difficult to give up. One of the most taxing issues people in recovery deal with is their extreme emotions.
Feelings of depression, stress, sadness, anger, uncertainty, etc. are all feelings people have after they give up their addiction. This is the body's reaction to being deprived of the addictive substance, trying its hardest to get it back by any means necessary. It’s important for someone in addiction recovery to know these feelings will happen for no apparent reason. The important thing for you to know is a positive mind will bring positive change.
In this day-and-age, podcasts are becoming more and more popular. On the internet, podcasts are readily available for download or streaming. Podcasts cover a wide range of topics/genres; there’s a podcast for pretty much anyone. With the rise in podcast popularity, there comes a greater demand for specific topics. Recently, podcasts about addiction, recovery, and sobriety have gained popularity in this community. These podcasts are great for someone new to sobriety or even someone that has been sober for years. These podcasts highlight stories of addiction, recovery, and many other areas of sobriety. If you are looking to find a podcast that can help you in your journey to sobriety, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorites:
After Party is a popular news magazine about the world of addiction. It has also quickly become one of the most renowned media platforms for rehabilitation center reviews. They have created a podcast called AfterPartyPod, a weekly podcast that features interviews with musicians, actors, comedians and writers about addiction, sobriety, recovery and mental illness. Listen to host Anna David talk to people who have great stories about their battles with addiction and how they overcame it. This podcast is educational, interesting, fun, and emotional all at the same time. You can find this podcast on their website, iTunes, or SoundCloud.
Since Right Now Podcast
If you are looking for ways to continue growing in your sober life, this podcast is perfect for you! Since Right Now is a podcast hosted by three men by the names of Jeff, Chris, and Matt, all people who have struggled with addiction in the past. This podcast discusses any and all issues supporting sustained recovery with irreverent compassion, empathy, and insight. Each person brings a unique personality and view to the table which helps listeners stay engaged. This podcast not only talks about stories of addiction, but frequently brings unique guests to help provide new information to the listeners and themselves. The hosts of this podcast also bring other recovery-related content to the table so the listeners can continue to learn new things on their own time outside of the podcast.
Sober Guy Radio – Shane Ramer
Addiction is a serious issue for many people in the world, some people are more susceptible to chemical dependency than others. To be more specific, those who had parents with addiction are far more likely to develop an addiction than those who didn’t. The Sober Guy Radio Podcast is hosted by a man named Shane Ramer, a former addict himself. In this podcast, Ramer discusses his childhood and how his father’s addiction affected him, as well as many other topics on drug and alcohol addiction. He started drinking and using drugs at 15 years old and, as a result, had issues being a good spouse and father when he started a family of his own. He also touches on subjects like suicide and depression, both issues that he struggled with in and out of his addiction. This podcast is a great way to find someone to relate to if you are going through the same struggles. It can be tough to talk to someone about your feelings and addiction, but this podcast can be a great way to hear someone else’s feelings and relate to them. This kind of interaction can help someone do some self-reflection and understand their feelings to better help their recovery.
The Bubble Hour – Jean M.
These podcasts are a great way to have a discussion about general addiction, but The Bubble Hour more specifically dives deeper into the disease that is alcoholism. In this podcast, host Jean M. (a sober woman) is dedicated to breaking down the walls of stigma and denial surrounding the disease of alcoholism. This podcast’s goal is to inform, educate, and help other people relate to the testimonies, the discussions, and interviews they hear with people who are just like they are. This type of format can help people realize that they are not alone in their struggles. Jean M.’s main goal is to inform others about the toll alcoholism can take on a person. Alcoholism thrives in the dark and this podcast seeks to shine some light on the subject.
Addiction is tough to overcome and the road to recovery is not a smooth path. Along the way, you’ll encounter bumps, rough terrain, and the occasional pothole. The best way to overcome these struggles is to keep a positive mindset. These podcasts can act as an outlet to help a person relate, learn, and grow in their recovery.
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