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Real Sobriety Podcast
9 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Is Marking Time in Recovery a Good Thing?
Is celebrating our sobriety anniversaries a good practice? Or should we stick to the One Day At A Time formula? Robert shares some personal news and talks about the dog days of a sober summer.
6 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
June is Pride month and I share how things have not always been smooth for our LGBTQ+ cousins in the recovery fellowships like Alcoholics Anonymous.
10 minutes | May 23, 2021
Getting Sober for Dummies
I found the first script I ever wrote for a 15 year old podcast! It is amazing how simple the program of recovery can be if we just do some simple things - Don't Drink, Go to Meetings, Pray, Talk to Sponsors, and Repeat. I share that first ever podcast idea with you and hope it applies to your successful recovery!
7 minutes | May 9, 2021
Past and Future of the Recovery Community
Robert shares thoughts on the past history and the technology and innovation driven future of the recovery community.
7 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Time For Some Tolerance
From polarized political ideologies to racism, classism, sexism and homophobia, it sometimes seems like the fragile threads that hold a society together are near the breaking point. It is almost enough to make a happy person in recovery relapse. Except - that at the heart of most recovery programs is a philosophy of tolerance, empathy, and service to others. It begins with us. In recovery we learn to get out of our own heads and reach out to help others. Besides the obvious benefits of abstaining from drugs and alcohol, we receive the gifts of empathy and tolerance - even when we don’t agree politically, socially, or culturally, we serve ourselves and the world at large by accepting others and not just tolerating - but embracing our differences.
10 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
The Detox Experience
The drug and alcohol detox experience is a tough challenge in the short-term, but the long-term benefits of getting clean and sober are worth it. Robert shares his own experience with detox.
8 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Newcomers to Sobriety - Speak Out
There is a well publicized and somewhat controversial situation involving a newcomer to sobriety who has been speaking out on TV and Radio. We live in a 21st century technological 24/7 connected world, where a newcomer can leverage the Internet and broadcasts to reach audiences of millions - we shouldn’t condemn them - we should encourage and admire their bravery to speak out and inspire others to find a path to recovery.
8 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Using Cannabis in Recovery
Can we use cannabis in recovery? Some people in AA are being shunned and criticized for using cannabis even as they have abstained from alcohol and are working the 12 Step program.
12 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
How to Stay Sober? Stay Connected!
What is the number one thing we can do to stay clean and sober? Stay connected with other people - those people who lift us up and empower our sobriety.
6 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Can Alcoholics Ever Drink Again?
Can alcoholics with time in recovery ever drink like normal people again? Robert shares his views and experience with this timeless question.
8 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
We Get Addicted to the Limitations of Our Stories
Robert shares his early emotional story of poverty, loss, grief, and resentment that he had to overcome to get into addiction recovery. We get addicted to our story and think that we can't change it - but we can flip the script in recovery.
6 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Relapse in Addiction Recovery - These Are Stressful Times
During these stressful times, many of us are relapsing. The emotional and mental health challenges of living through the Covid-19 pandemic must be considered in the addiction recovery community.
8 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Recovery in These Weird Times
Weird times, these. A Covid Pandemic leading to lockdowns, illness and grief but still we must find a way to work our addiction recovery programs and be connected to the recovery community. Plus, lots of updates about the podcast and a new website!
6 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
Real Sobriety Ep. 112
Racism in the recovery community. It is up to those of us who have been around for a while to call it out.
4 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
Real Sobriety Ep.111
Three months into our Covid-19 pandemic and some of our addiction recovery and sober community have gone back out.
33 minutes | Apr 19, 2020
Special COVID-19 Quarantine Episode
In this special episode Jill and Robert team up to present a combination Into The Planet and Real Sobriety Podcast discussing the pandemic, relationships, isolation, recovery, and what the world may look like once we are all able to join each other again outside.
8 minutes | Feb 8, 2020
Real Sobriety Podcast Ep. 109
The addiction recovery journey continues. Robert shares a few bite-sized snippets of how to be happy in successful recovery and where the podcast has been.
11 minutes | Oct 14, 2019
Is Addiction a Disease? A Choice? A Moral Failing? Who Cares?!!
Is addiction a disease? A moral failing? A choice? Who cares?!! Robert shares his thoughts on this controversial subject that often comes up in discussions of alcoholism and drug addiction.
39 minutes | Sep 20, 2019
Recovery, Writing and Punk Rock with Claire Rudy Foster
Claire Rudy Foster AKA "Foster" joins Robert. A fun, lively conversation about addiction recovery, writing and publishing, and early punk rock influences.
41 minutes | Sep 20, 2019
Getting Sober Without God
Join Robert with guest Jeffrey Munn, author of Getting Sober Without God - The Practical 12 Steps to Long-Term Recovery from Alcoholism and Addiction. Jeffrey's book is leading to remarkable conversations about the Higher Power concept in 12 Step addiction recovery programs.
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