Recovery Uncensored

Recovery Uncensored

Welcome to Recovery Uncensored with Ty Bechel, the #1 recovery podcast in the Midwest, where we discuss recovery, addiction, mental health, and ways to find self-improvement, healing, and recovery. We sit down and share real stories of hope and challenges, and our guests bring personal and professional testimonies, exposing vulnerabilities to highlight struggles and change in their individual lives or in their community. We also bring in professionals from the treatment and recovery industry to provide feedback and their point-of-view from their industry. Weekly episodes allow a great conversation to organically transpire that allows listeners to relate or learn more about addiction and finding solutions and reasonable happiness. Recovery Uncensored is great for those in or seeking recovery from substance abuse, family members of loved ones struggling, or clinical and medical professionals needing insight into substance use disorders that vastly affect millions across the globe. Follow us/subscribe today and join us in the recovery movement!

Episodes

December 18, 2019 62 min

How exciting! Our pilot episode for Recovery Uncensored features our host, Ty A. Bechel, with special guest Mike Morrison. 

Will the age old question if addiction is a disease or not a disease finally be answered? Mike Morrison helps us answer that question, and he has 40 years of long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction and, believe it, or not, 40 years (now retired) from the addiction treatment industry. He was a CEO for...

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Episode 2: WE Strong: A Candid Look into LGBTQ & Recovery is not for those that are not willing to be open-minded and willing to learn from our two amazing guests, Alex Easton and Michael Wooten.

To break it down for our listeners: What happens when a straight podcast host has a discussion with one of the most beautiful gay couples in the St. Louis Metropolitan area about identity, addiction, and recovery? Magic is what happens....

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We sit down with 3D Vapor LLC owner and person in long-term recovery and discuss taking business risks, dealing with insecurities and suicidal thoughts, and how a life of recovery has shaped him into the person he is today. He lays it all on the line to share his darkest moments to his saving grace. Thank you, Dano!

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Fake ID's! Meth Manufacturing! Arizona's Top 10 Most Wanted List! Our very special guest, Dar Bryant, takes us on a personal journey from small-town church boy to meth addiction and being on the State of Arizona's Top Ten Most Wanted List to helping those released from prison with the Alton Dream Center.

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Sponsored by: Gateway Foundation.

Rachel "RAE" Treadway, the owner of Tranquility Exchange, joins us in the WBGZ 107.1 studio to discuss her recovery journey and her impressive knowledge of Reiki Meditation, Singing Bowl Therapy, and other things we didn't even know existed regarding the mind and body. Join us for a calm, yet cool, hour of Recovery Uncensored. 

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This interview is DEEP! With all of the controversy and injustices in the nation today, Ty Hill blesses Recovery Uncensored with his presence to discuss, as an African-American in long-term recovery, Black Lives Matter, George Floyd's untimely and unnecessary death, cultural and spiritual shifts in our consciousness, Malcolm X, his faith in Islam and how society gets it twisted, and ways we can heal as a community and nation. 

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HOLY S#$#! Our guest, Jason Zarantonello, laid out honesty and humility all in one interview. Running the streets of St. Louis to get his fentanyl eventually landed him in Drug Court. Many people think Drug Court is set up to fail, but Jason had something else to say about that and set the record straight. Join us for an amazing and honest conversation with a Drug Court graduate that is now working in the treatment and recovery ind...

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How long can one person hide their active addiction before family, friends, and co-workers know the person we used to be was no more? Kevin joins us to discuss his escalation of alcohol use that led to taking pain medication and lying to his family daily. Was he able to escape the use of heroin? Join us to hear a Kansas City native's compelling story of intervention from opiates. 

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Melody blew us AWAY with her testimony of when she was led to selling crack, getting high on her own supply, nearly losing her life to two men, and turning her life around by finding God and Recovery after her two children were taken from her. Her sincere honesty allows all our listeners to hear a story that went from hopeless to hopeful. 

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In this special episode, a past guest shows up to interview the host, Ty. You have heard much of his story through bits and pieces of the show, but Kevin serves as an astounding guest host and wasted no time to pull back the layers on Ty. Tears, laughs, nostalgic moments - Ty shares from a place of love, trauma, vulnerability, and pain, allowing our fans to see from a transparent and honest lens. We hope you enjoy. Thanks for doing...

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Episode 11 breaks all the molds when our host's daughter joins us in the WBGZ 107.1 studio for an intriguing and insightful interview. 14 year old, Dorie Mae, takes the listeners down memory lanes of what she recalls of her father's drug and alcohol use, his frequent absence from her life, and how she felt when her father found recovery. She was honest and didn't hold back as she reminds us how addiction affects more th...

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Sponsored by: Gateway Foundation

What... An... Interview! Benjamin Thompson, World Famous Car Salesman, brought honesty, truth, and a whole lotta chaos turned redemption with his brutally straightforward testimony. He held nothing back when discussing what his early years selling cars was like while drinking alcohol and snorting cocaine only later to move to methamphetamines. His family later surrounded him as he turned his life aro...

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Jeremiah "HD" Reeves, funnyman and stand-up comedian, shares stories about life doing comedy shows and how the alcohol and lifestyle were no longer funny. We talk about music and when he met Jelly Roll, we talk about relationships, and we talk about the future of his comedy career.  Thank you, Jeremeah, for being such an amazing guest. 

Sponsored by: Gateway Foundation

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Wow! What an interview with Angela. From boosting anything she could get her hands on to a severe Adderall addiction, it is remarkable she was able to escape the grips of her addiction. Humility taught her that recovery is more than just putting down the drugs. It taught her to look inside and change what is necessary for happiness and her children. 

Sponsored by Gateway Foundation

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There comes a time when an interview produces testimony that is moving, emotional, and inspirational. Well, this episode is all of those. Danielle puts it all out on the table for our listeners to experience. From moving to California and working in Hollywood to crossing the border in Mexico and living there for some time, Danielle is a survivor of adversity and trauma. We thank her for coming on the show and sharing so bravely. 

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December 10, 2020 91 min

On this episode of Recovery Uncensored, Meagan shares her story with us on her journey with addiction, panhandling, living in a vacant building, and how she recovered. She answers the Hot Seat questions and Ty gives you a brief preview of his new podcast "Threads"!  Thanks to our sponsor Gateway Foundations. 

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Alida joins us in the studio to talk about leaving Colorado, its beautiful landscape, and family behind for a man to come to an industrialized abyss in Madison County, Illinois, where her addiction took her places she never dreamed, and drug court was one of them. She is witty, full of sass, and takes no shit off of nobody, and that is why we love her and her journey in recovery.?

Sponsored by Gateway Foundation

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Briana joins us in the studio to discuss growing up and not feeling like she fit in. From drunken cornfields to drug court, she not only struggled with drug addiction but a temper, too. After experiencing a traumatic event with her son, she didn't know how to cope and fell into a dark abyss of drug-induced escape. Luckily, she was able to turn her life around and now rocks it as an empowered saleswoman at a large car dealership...

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Leah joins us in the studio to take us on a wild ride of hitchhiking, mailing marijuana, and making sure she was hydrated with Gatorade while Vodka controlled her life. From Illinois to California, this unique and beautiful soul provides a testimony of tragedy turned triumph. 

Sponsor: Gateway Foundation

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From a small town of only 1,250, Ryan tells it all about growing up in Shawneetown and going to juvenile prison. He describes in detail how his addiction progressed and his struggle to feel accepted during active addiction was never met until he made the decision to turn his life around and find recovery.  From couch surfing to a business owner and a father of 4, this is an interview you don't wanna miss. WARNING: this one is  ...

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