About This Show
Where to go when that other party's over, AfterPartyPod features actors, writers, comedians and musicians who have found sobriety after addiction as well as those who have overcome other issues. Topics include drinking, cocaine, heroin and prescription pills but the tone is light and the focus is on recovery. Hosted by Anna David, with a theme song by Seth Rothschild.
Most Recent Episode
From Alcoholism to Alcohol Counselor with Erica Spiegelman
Addiction and wellness specialist Erica Spiegelman isn't only the author of the best-selling addiction book Rewired:A Bold New Approach to Addiction & Recovery but also a motivational speaker and counselor. Her focus is on authenticity, in particular how to rewire the brain after substance abuse to become more authentic, and she shares that message not only to her personal clients and in her book but also through newsletters, blogs and her radio show, Rewired Radio, which plays on RadioMD. But Spiegelman doesn't come at this work from solely a clinical perspective. Yes, she is a certified CADAC but she also struggled with alcoholism for many years herself, as she went from Northern California to Arizona to New York to LA. Eventually, she bottomed out and ended up at Betty Ford, where she actually learned about alcoholism—and what to do about it. That's when she realized that all the approaches to recovery she saw were quite specific—those that, say, followed solely AA or only Buddhism—and so she set out to establish a method to help people who don't relate to one specific path. In this episode, we discuss growing up in the Bay Area, whether or not shoplifting is a rite of passage and what ever ends up happening to those friends who our parents thought were the bad influences (hint: they don't seem to be the ones who end up in rehab), among many other topics.
Rated 5 out of
Love After Party Pod!
There are a lot of recovery podcasts out there that I enjoy but what makes After Party different is the entertainment value combined with the solid information. Anna always gets really charismatic guests who remind me that you can be funny, cool and sober.
Date published: 2014-04-11