My Secular Sobriety

An addiction recovery podcast. 


Our Episodes

Episode 11: Reality Check with David B. Bohl

This episode features a conversation with our friend David B. Bohl and focuses on how to cope with the ongoing trauma of the Covid 19 pandemic. David has written several articles on the topic, which can be found at his website

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Episode 10: The Sinclair Method with Katie Lain

In this episode we meet Katie Lain, an advocate and mentor for the Sinclair Method, which is a means for treating Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) based on the principal of pharmacological extinction. Those who use this method to treat AUD will take the drug...

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Episode 9: Gabe Rosales

Gabe Rosales, is a professional musician, and a sobriety and criminal justice advocate from San Juan Capistrano, California. He got sober in 2007 after serving time in prison for crimes committed during the time he was actively drinking and drugging. The experience inspired him...

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Episode 8: Spirituality, Secularism, and Recovery

Bobby C. has been sober for 36 years and during that time, he has always been open-minded to new ideas and this has enriched his recovery. He has utilized a number of different peer support groups such as AA, SMART, and Dharma Recovery. He...

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Episode 7: Meet Ben

In this episode, John introduces Ben the co-host for this podcast. Ben briefly discusses his addiction and recovery and a conversation flows from there. Topics covered include: twelve step culture, atheism and agnosticism, growing up with an alcoholic, and the dangers of labeling oneself...

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Episode 6: How to Handle AA as a Secularist

In this episode John and Ben have a conversation about how to navigate Alcoholics Anonymous as a secular person. They briefly touch on what a person can expect to experience at their first AA meeting, and how to handle the overtly religious nature of...

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