My Secular Sobriety

Episode 5: LifeRing Secular Recovery

In this episode, Ben and I spoke with Robert Stump who has been the Executive Director of LifeRing Secular Recovery since 2012 when the founder, Marty Nicholas stepped down. In this episode Robert shares his personal story in recovery and how he found LifeRing to support him in his sobriety.  

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Episode 5: LifeRing Secular Recovery

LifeRing Secular Recovery is a secular option for those seeking recovery from alcohol and drug addition. Robert Stump, the Executive Director of LIfeRing

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Episode 4: Harm Reduction

Ben and John talk with Sally Sanders, a SMART Facilitator and advocate for harm reduction.

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Episode 4: Harm Reduction

Sally Sanders, a SMART Recovery facilitator and advocate for harm reduction explains the principles and science behind harm reduction. We talked about how harm reduction saves lives and why it should be included as a treatment option. Sally is a proponent of increasing the availability of narcon to help saves lives that are needlessly lost to overdose from opiods.

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Episode 3: David B. Bohol | The World Post AA

David B. Bohl, is an independent Addiction Consultant at Beacon Confidential, and author of Parallel Universes: The Story of Rebirth. In this episode he joins Ben and John to share his thoughts on the world post AA.

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Episode 3: David B. Bohl | The World Post AA

David B. Bohl, is an independent Addiction Consultant at Beacon Confidential, and author of Parallel Universes: The Story of Rebirth. In this episode he joins Ben and John to share his thoughts on the world post AA.

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Episode 2: SMART Recovery

In this episode, Ben and John talk with Steve Bergier, a certified SMART Recovery facilitator. Steve walks us through the Four Points of SMART Recovery: building and maintaining motivation, coping with urges, managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and living a balanced life.

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Episode 1: An Introduction

In this episode, John introduces himself through his recovery story, talks about how he became interested in podcasting, and what he hopes for this new podcast, “My Secular Sobriety.”

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Episode 2: SMART Recovery

In this episode, Ben and John talk with Steve Berringer, a certified SMART Recovery facilitator. Steve walks us through the Four Points of SMART Recovery: building and maintaining motivation, coping with urges, managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and living a balanced life.

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Episode 1: An Introduction

In this episode, John introduces himself through his recovery story, talks about how he became interested in podcasting, and what he hopes for this new podcast, “My Secular Sobriety.”

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