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Wrestling With Addiction
40 minutes | Mar 14, 2016
5 vs. 5: My Soundtrack of 5 Drinking Songs and 5 Sobriety Songs
SURPRISE!! After a lengthy absence, WWA is back in action! Our fearless leader decides to have some fun this week and play some music. So it's 5 versus 5 again but this time it's Gabe's Top 5 drinking songs vs. his top 5 sober songs! Nothing serious folks just good old fashioned rock and roll. It's a special Monday episode of WWA, so ENJOY!!
49 minutes | Feb 26, 2016
Technology Can Help: Conversation with Brian B. from Ascent.Org!
This week Gabriel talks with owner and founder of Ascent.org., Brian Bailys. In this episode Brian explains how his game changing app could assist people in staying sober. Brians positivity and motivation, practically jumps off the speakers when you listen to him talk about this app. Technology is the future and the future is now! Enjoy the show! For more info check out: Ascent.org Sponsors: shop.sobernation.com Promo Code: " Gabe" get 10% off your order
41 minutes | Feb 18, 2016
Interview with Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
You read that correctly. This week Gabriel chats with what he considered the 'Holy Grail' of the podcast Jake 'The Snake' Roberts. Jake talks about his life of sobriety now and about his BRAND new, AMAZING documentary "the Resurrection of Jake The Snake" which is available right now on itunes!!! Listen to Gabriel figure out what's next for him and this amazing interview. WATCH the MOVIE!!!! https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/resurrection-jake-snake/id1063943948 Sponsors: shop.sobernation.com PROMO code: "Gabe" and get 10% off your order
39 minutes | Feb 12, 2016
You Can't Save Everyone!
This week Gabriel gives you a companion podcast for the friends in addiction episode from a few weeks back. This episode deals with how we can handle our feelings of wanting to intervene in people's lives who may be experiencing issues with substances. Gabe asks is it ever ok to intervene in someone's life? Questions you should ask your self before getting involved and how to not sound like a hypocrite are all covered in this jam packed episode! DrugZ in the Newz is back with a vengeance and Gabe shares his thoughts on heavy metal and Phil Anselmo. Enjoy! Sponsors: www.sobernationclothing.com PROMO CODE: Gabe Get 10% off your purchase www.soberpodcasts.com
49 minutes | Feb 5, 2016
Talking about Porn Addiction with David From XXXChurch.com!
This week the title speaks for itself! Gabriel sits down with David from XXXchurch.com to discuss porn addiction and how his web site can help those who are struggling. Gabriel discusses his own struggles with porn and lays down why he feels porn can be destructive. Don't miss this one!! Thanks: XXXChurch.com Sponsors: Sobernation.com Sobernationclothing.com USE promo code: Gabe and get 10% off your order!!
49 minutes | Jan 29, 2016
What About Us?! Friends and Addiction
This weeks episode of WWA finds our host exploring the age old dilemma of what to do with our friends who are still addicts. Do we sever all ties with them? Do they serve a purpose? Gabriel explores the overlooked attributes of these friends and why they may still be of value to your life. Gabe also explores why having boundaries and knowing what you want can help you solve this problem. And in a brand new SOBERnerd corner, Gabe takes a look at one his favorite musical genres. So sit back, relax, and grab some friends!!
52 minutes | Jan 22, 2016
5 vs. 5: The 12 Step Program
This weeks episode of WWA features Gabriel laying down his first ever 5 vs. 5 concept. This where Gabe presents 5 pros and 5 cons to a particular subject and this weeks is participation in a 12 step program. Gabriel delivers what he believes are the 5 best things about 12 steps and the 5 worst things. he finishes this episode off with an all new SoberNERD corner where he talks about his favorite podcasts. This one is bound to stir the pot and challenge ideas in true WWA fashion. Be warned and enjoy!
42 minutes | Jan 15, 2016
The Lust and Addiction Connection
This week Gabriel goes boldly into the world of lustful thinking and shows how that can be connected with addictive behavior. Drugz in the Newz makes it's return where Gabe gives his thoughts on upcoming political decisions and even 'El Chapo' thoughts and reactions. WWA even unveils a new segment, dedicated to all things nerdy. This is a fun, informative and jam packed episode. Enjoy!!!!
38 minutes | Jan 8, 2016
A Crisis of Podcasting and New Years Goal Setting!
This week finds our host apologizing for getting sick and missing a week of content. Gabriel then talks about his crisis of faith in podcasting and why it's important for him to rant on occasions like this. He finishes the episode talking about goals and how to effectively follow through on goals you set ALL year round. This one is a shorty bt packed with WWA goodness. Enjoy!
39 minutes | Dec 25, 2015
WWA's Holiday Survival Guide and Christmas Special!
It's that time of year. A make or break season. This week Gabriel wants to help spread the good word and holiday cheer by giving you a helpful guide to navigate through the holiday season. This episode is a quick one but can really help if you are in need. Merry Christmas from Wrestling with Addiction.
58 minutes | Dec 18, 2015
A Conversation with Former WWE Star 'The Patriot' Del Wilkes
In his biggest interview to date, Gabriel interviews wrestling superstar The Patriot! They discuss his early days being a standout college football player to why he started in the wrestling business. Del ' The Patriot' Wilkes briefly discusses the lifestyle of a traveling and successful pro wrestler and how injuries contributed to his pain pill addiction. Del is open and honest on how many pills he used to take to maintain his lifestyle. He also discusses what was his wake up call and how he lives now. This is a great story told by a wrestler who has traveled the world and seen it all. DO NOT miss this one! @delwilkes on twitter www.delthepatriotwilkes.com
52 minutes | Dec 11, 2015
Music, Mental Health, and Addiction. Conversation with Nick from FTTWsocial
This week finds Gabriel conducting an impromptu interview with blogger, podcaster, and founder of FTTWsocial.com Nick P. In this conversation, Nick discusses the focus of his very DIY inspired blog and business. The guys also discuss Nicks struggles with addiction and mental health issues and what got him to stop his destructive ways. This a fun and really inspiring interview that focuses on other ways people can help themselves overcome addiction. At the end of the podcast Gabriel says goodbye to a legend. Cozy up and have a listen!
47 minutes | Dec 4, 2015
Can The Magic Carpet Help? Psychedelic Treatments...Mannnnnnn
This week's pod is a trip man. WWA rides a magic carpet and explores the world of psychedelic drugs and their possible treatments. Gabriel takes a look at the early years of the psychedelic movement and it's early treatment forms. Gabriel delves into why he has never used psychedelics and his fear of being naked with coyotes. This episode will hopefully challenge what you feel about alternative therapies for drug addiction and mental illness. ALSO; Mr. T has something to say about drugs and DRUGS in the NEWZ is back. So lay back, put on some Jimi, and free your mind.....mannnnnn.
3 minutes | Nov 27, 2015
PART 2 of the conversation with Comedian Jim Smallman!!
This week we continue the conversation with comedian and Progress wrestling owner Jim Smallman. In this portion of the conversation, Jim and Gabriel go into detail about Jim's past, his wife, and how his mother's diagnosis shaped his entire life. Jim also gives us his 'golden rule' that he lives by. They eventually end the conversation with some quick nerding out questions. Gabriel closes the podcast with a holiday gratitude list and makes a special challenge to you all. This one you cannot miss. Happy Thanksgiving!!!
44 minutes | Nov 20, 2015
PROGRESS Wrestling's Very Own Jim Smallman Pt. 1
THIS WEEK Gabriel scratches a bucket list interview off his list when he interviewed one of the owners of PROGRESS wrestling, Jim Smallman. Jim is a comedian, voice over artist, wrestling promoter, and has been clean for 17 years! Gabriel and Jim explore the once drug filled locker rooms of wrestling and what they look like now. Jim touches on what led him to sobriety as well as why does he call himself "straight edge" instead of "in recovery". This a fun interview, with both guys talking about why they love pro wrestling but also sheds light on other ways that people get sober. Pt. 2 is coming next week!!! Enjoy
1 minutes | Nov 13, 2015
The "Others": A Look into the Lesser Evil
Can't get rid of the pesky smoking habit? Well neither can millions of Americans but what's the harm? This week, Gabriel addresses the lesser known addictions that sometimes piggy back on our main addiction. Gabriel tries to answer the tough questions like; is it harmful to keep some of these "other" addictions around? Can moderation be achieved with these others? Is it helping my recovery? Gabe also tries to come to grips with Kardashian robots. This and so much more in this weeks WWA!!
10 minutes | Nov 6, 2015
I Resent Your Forgiveness, Mr. Traffic Guy
In this weeks scorching episode, Gabriel explores resentments and forgiveness. Our fearless host starts off by revealing why he resents Shaquille O'Neal and bad drivers. When he finally gets past that, he educates us on the building blocks of resentments and how damaging harboring those feelings are. Gabriel then explores the KEY to healing resentments is learning forgiveness. And lastly, our host forgets to follow through on his new segment. We hope you learn from this insightful episode and you learn to forgive everyone, including bad California drivers. Enjoy!!
33 minutes | Oct 29, 2015
I Know What You Did Last Halloween!
This is the annual (hopefully) Halloween podcast! Inspired by his love for old school radio programs, Gabriel presents not one but TWO harrowing tales of drug addiction. Presented in true Halloween style, these stories are designed to educate all who listen on the TRULY horrifying effects of drug induced psychosis. These stories are terrifying and absolutely true. So put the kids to bed and strap yourselves in for one HECK of a ride in storytelling. Truly a podcast you won't soon forget.
25 minutes | Oct 22, 2015
Conversation with Nic Sims from Brillig Dry Bar
This week we have an inspiring conversation with Nic Sims, the owner of a 'dry bar' in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The conversation takes a look at what brought Nic to running the dry bar along with some insight to her and her family's own personal struggles. Nic shares the struggles of having a passion project and trying balance it with your personal life. More than Nic's entrepreneurial spirit, I hope you get inspired by her dedication to her family and the care she takes for her recovery. To close the podcast, Nic is coerced by Gabriel into sharing a sweet surprise with everybody. Enjoy!!
31 minutes | Oct 16, 2015
Finding a Sense of Community.
This week's dazzling addition, finds Gabriel blown away by his downloads thus far and explores his gratitude of it. Gabriel the explores his "shocking" discovery of the vast online recovery community. This all goes into importance of community and how it can lead to motivation and success. This one is a doozy
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