SoberSide Chat

SoberSide Chat

SoberSide Chat is a podcast about staying sober and living a better life in recovery - free from alcoholism, substance abuse and addiction. I am trying to really dig in by having raw, meaningful conversations with people from all walks of life - some episodes will feature life stories of people who have struggled with addiction, others will have experts from various backgrounds that can help with many issues that we face every day - such as anxiety, depression, family, relationships, life and everything in-between. Subscribe now so you don't miss the next episode!

Episodes

December 28, 2021 22 min

In this episode, Louis shares how the path to recovery begins when you begin putting yourself first. He shares his struggles, loss of a dear friend to addiction, his desire to be there for and with his family, and, above all else, be there for himself to enjoy and experience life.

What we discussed during the show: 

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:18 Louis' favorite quote
  • 01:36 Louis' background
  • 01:57 How his struggle with substance abuse began
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    Ian has been in recovery since 2001, and has since been working around the world in the Addiction treatment industry - successfully touching the lives of thousands of addicted people and their families, showing them a new way to live and rebuild their lives. 

    Connect with Ian:

  • https://ian-young.com/
  • It’s Not About Me
  • Sober Services
  • Addiction Recovery Clinic in Phuket, Thailand

  • Connect with SoberSide Chat:

  • Website: https://SoberSideChat.co...
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    In this episode, Heather shares her journey on passing death to life, her struggles with addiction, mental health & the willingness to live, and finally, finding faith and freedom on her path to recovery.

    What we discussed during the show: 

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:20 Heather's favorite quote
  • 02:50 Heather's background
  • 03:50 How Heather’s struggle with substance abuse began
  • 05:20 How it progressed
  • 15:45 How she managed to stop and stay ...
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    In this episode, Jay Shifman shares his struggle with a misdiagnosed mental health disorder, two suicide attempts, addiction to prescription pills, and, his long journey to recovery. 

    Jay is a vulnerable storyteller, stigma-destroying speaker, podcaster, and event host. He hosts a wildly popular podcast Choose Your Struggle that has been downloaded over 35 countries. Jay’s personal story of struggle is familiar to the millions of pe...

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    In this episode, Erik shares how being separated from drugs and alcohol by force, when he ended up in a jail cell, made him realize that his life would continue to get worse if he stayed on that path. That is when he became willing to do anything suggested to him, embrace a program, and follow the path that was laid out for him in his journey to recovery.

    What we discussed during the show: 

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:41 Erik's favorite quote...
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    In this episode, Beth Shaw shares how you can use Yoga as a tool to transform your mind, body and spirit - how you can address addiction and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety through Yoga.

    Beth is a pioneer in the Wellness, Yoga & Fitness space in North America. She played a critical role in the widespread growth of yoga throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 1994, she founded the global mind-body education school,...

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    Mike is a 57-year-old retired police officer from Long Island, NY. He is a lover of mother nature, and enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening and cooking, among other things. He is a father of two awesome adult children and Papi to two grandsons.

    In this episode, you will hear Mike share his life story and how a significant incident in his career, and other events that followed, led to his mental health decline and increasing dependence...

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    In this episode, Christian shares how no matter how many times you fall down, you can get back up, embrace sobriety, and live a meaningful life.  You will hear how he was finally able to beat alcoholism by being honest, open-minded and willing;  by letting go of his ego, his stubbornness and accepting help from others.

    What we discussed during the show: 

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:24 Christian's favorite quote: “Death smiles at us all; all a...
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    In this episode, Lisa talks about how we can heal and transform obstructive energy or emotional patterns using meditation, chakras and energy work. 

    Lisa is an energy worker specializing in women's energetics, sexual trauma healing, chakra manifestation, and kundalini awakening. She is the author of Chakra Empowerment for Women and The Art and Science of Meditation. Lisa is certified in mindfulness meditation instruction and tra...

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    In this episode, as Eric shares his life story, you will hear how addiction to alcohol slowly crippled his life. You will hear about his battles, the consequences, the ups, the downs, and his efforts at sobriety. He talks about how your environment and circumstances can keep you stuck in that ‘addicted’ zone. He also shares how a single person (in Eric’s case, his cousin) can have a tremendous impact on your path to recovery. 

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    With his own life experience and his unique style of motivational teaching, David Brower helps those struggling with drug and alcohol to remain sober. He speaks the language of Spiritual Recovery and knows how to connect with those in need of his message. 

    With over 1,000 hours of coaching, facilitating and speaking, his dynamic energy is both captivating and inspiring; transforming lives. David delivers confidential VIP boutique se...

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    In this episode, you will hear from Mike K. on how a traumatic event in his life - the loss of his oldest son to suicide - skyrocketed his drinking. Mike also shares his personal story - the ups and downs of his life, his childhood, his rise to success as a lawyer, family & health crises,  addiction to alcohol and path to sobriety & recovery.

    What we discussed during the show: 

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:34 Mike's  favorite quote
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    In this episode, Jackie Harounian shares how substance abuse / addiction takes its tolls on our lives and the lives of our loved ones.  Jackie is a partner of the Law Firm of Wisselman, Harounian & Associates. She is a recognized leader in the field of matrimonial and family law.

    Her experience and background, including a graduate degree in behavioral forensic psychology and family systems therapy, enables her to adeptly handle...

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    In this episode, you’ll hear Maurice share his personal story. He started his journey to recovery on February 8th of 2021. You will hear him share how he got started, how his life was as he struggled with addiction for years, and how his life is now after he finally managed to get sober, and, stay sober. 

    What we discussed during the show:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:54 Favorite Quote
  • 02:12 Why / how he got started with substance abuse
  • 18:21 Recover...
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    This is the very first episode and I wanted to kick it off by sharing a little bit about myself. I share about how I got started drinking, the effects of alcoholism in my personal life - how it affected myself as well as my family and friends, and where I am now.  I  do want to make it clear that this is simply my story, my personal experience, and that I have no issues or judgment towards people who are able to enjoy drinking resp...

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    April 21, 2021 1 min

    In this podcast, I will bring you conversations with people from different areas of life, with different backgrounds and different experiences; people who have gone through this journey before and people who are going through this journey now - so that we can be inspired by them, be motivated by them and learn from them. We will listen to the struggles and successes that people have on this journey. Besides addressing addiction-rel...

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