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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 davidbbohol.com

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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 Naltrexone one hour prior to drinking. Naltrexone is an opiate blocker…

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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, Califonia. 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 to earn a degree in Criminal Justice in order to help reform the system and make the world a better place.

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Episode 8: Spirituality and Secularism in 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 really takes a holistic approach to his recovery. Spirituality is difficult…

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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 as an addict. Transcript 00:00 John: My Secular Sobriety is an…

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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 most AA meetings. Topics covered in this episode include: How to…

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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 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 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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