Unashamed Recovery

Unashamed Recovery

There is healing in the story of our scars. We are breaking the shame & stigma of addiction & recovery by having real conversations with real people in real recovery. Welcome to Unashamed Recovery Podcast, a Christian Recovery Podcast where it’s okay to not be okay. We bring a angle on addiction, sobriety & recovery from a biblical standpoint, to help you stay sober. Stay Unashamed by 12th Stepping daily! Love y’all recovery fam! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unashamedrecovery/support

Episodes

September 5, 2022 57 min

S3 EP 033 : end it for good 

On this episode of Unashamed, Josh and Drew sit down with Angela Mallette of End It For Good, a Mississippi based non profit that is doing alot in the areas of education & advocacy organization working to end the criminal approach to drugs. 

Angela shares about her story of how an Engineer winds up through a long series of turns that ultimately lead her to where she was meant to be all along, Director...

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S3 EP 32 : No Shame -

Some call him the Recovery Guru some call him the Recovery Doctor with a PHD in Life.

This month, Josh & Drew sit down with Jay, a ex garbage can junkie with a buffet style drug use who has turned his life around and living the sweet recovery life. Jay's recovery path is a little off the beaten path and is not the normal journey. 

Jay, a local Mississippian, takes us down into the pages of his story. From...

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July 4, 2022 34 min

S3 EP 31 : love lived out - 

Last month, we heard a remarkable story of how one person was saved by grace.

In this month's episode we are looking at addiction from the point of view of the spouse of an addict. 

Josh and Drew sit down with Krisha, the founder of Spouses Choosing Hope in Addiction and Recovery [S.C.H.A.R.] a support group that is for the spouses of addicts. Krisha drops us right into the middle of her story that ...

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June 6, 2022 47 min
S3 EP 030 : saved by grace - Last month, Josh and Drew talked on what it meant to Live Unashamed.  On this episode we see a first hand example of that. Josh and Drew sit down with Kristen who just celebrated 6 years of sobriety! But as Josh and Drew dig into Kristen's story, we learn it hasn't always been rainbows and butterflies. Kristen's story is like so many others and yet hers is so different. Even her pathway to r...
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May 2, 2022 17 min

S3 Ep 029 : living unashamed -

Eventually we will get to a place inside our recovery that will require us to step outside of the blanket of protection that our anonymity provides. Step 12 requires us to share what we have learned with others; to give back to the program that gave so much to us. When we work the program properly, by the time we get to Step 12, we should be at a place of healing that now allows us to own our story an...

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April 4, 2022 41 min

S3 Ep 028 : fixing brokenness

Forgiveness. Amends. Reconciliation. 

Inside recovery circles all over the world, we hear these three words a lot! 

Seriously, A LOT!

This is especially true when we move into working Steps 8, 9 and even parts of Step 10. Even more so, we get so complacent with these words that we even begin to use them almost interchangeably in our recovery vocabulary. 

But no matter how we use them, are they the same...

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March 7, 2022 29 min

S3 Ep 027 : H.O.W. to stay in recovery

Even the most veteran member of any recovery program can be at risk of falling out of recovery. It's a slippery slope that we are all vulnerable to. 

So how can we make sure we stick to the program? 

That's the question Josh & Drew sit down to discuss on this episode of Unashamed, & H.O.W. is the answer. 

Honest, Openness, and Willingness. 

H.O.W. can keep you on a balance view...

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February 7, 2022 29 min

S3 Ep 026 : the pruning

Have you ever found yourself in the midst of a storm and immediately thought 

''what commandment have I broken, what have I done wrong?"

or the all too common,

"Am I being punished by God?"

While those are natural thoughts to have, in this episode, Josh and Drew sit down with Katie Sanders of Mess & Mercy Ministries to talk about a rare topic among Christian Recovery circles.  

Prunin...

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January 3, 2022 20 min

S3 Ep 025 : resisting temptation

"I can resist everything except temptation" –Oscar Wilde

It's a brand new year and with that come brand new goals and resolutions.

The top 5 resolutions for 2022 is :

1. Try A New Activity Every Month

2. Equip Yourself With Better Budgeting Skills

3. Educate Yourself On New & Interesting Topics

4. Cut Down On Screen Time

5. Limit Your Alcohol Intake

[ list found at: https://binged.it...

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January 3, 2022 20 min
S3 Ep 025 resist temptation "I can resist everything except temptation" –Oscar Wilde   It's a brand new year and with that come brand new goals and resolutions.  The top 5 resolutions for 2022 is :  1. Try A New Activity Every Month  2. Equip Yourself With Better Budgeting Skills  3. Educate Yourself On New And Interesting Topics  4. Cut Down On Screen Time  5. Limit Your Alcohol Intake    [ list found at: https://binge...
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December 6, 2021 53 min

S3 Ep 024 : club meth

Welcome to another episode of Unashamed Recovery as we have another amazing redemption story for you! On this episode, Josh & Drew sit down with Pastor & Recovery Author Rodney Williams as he walks us through his powerful story of overcoming a meth addiction that nearly took his life and how his life is different today from that near death experience. Pull up a seat with us, get your favorite soda and ...

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November 1, 2021 56 min

S3 Ep 023 choice or disease? 

We are kicking off Season 3 with a bang! This season premiere episode is sure to set the tone for the rest of Season 3. Josh and Drew sit down with Amy Brogan of Jacob's Well Recovery Center of South Mississippi.  The topic of discussion? The very worn out social media debate of 'is addiction a choice or disease' that we know you have all heard. Amy brings a different and fresh perspective ...

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September 6, 2021 29 min
S2 Ep 022 season finale  Well recovery fam, here we are again at the end of another season.  On this last episode of Season 2, Josh & Drew slow things down and take a look back over this past season. There is no better way to prepare for the upcoming Season 3, than to look back over where we came from. Enjoy this Season recap of the highs and lows of Season 2 and we will see you again Monday November 1st for the premiere of Sea...
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August 2, 2021 37 min

S2 Ep 021 the kids are not alright   

As Season 2 starts to come to a end with only 1 episode left until the season finale, we wanted to take a opportunity to share a view point that's not shared often. That's the view point of children with parents in addiction. This episode of Unashamed Recovery, Drew sits down with his daughter; Caitlyn and gets a little perspective and a little insight from her side of the story, because...

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July 5, 2021 35 min

S2 Ep 020 : pride before the fall

On this episode Josh & Drew sit down with a great friend of the show, Jeff, who shares some of his first hand experience with his own battle with pride and how it effects his recovery from alcoholism. It’s always important for us in recovery to keep our pride in check because if we’re not careful a relapse could be just round the corner! 

•Follow Jeff on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/jeff.s...

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S2 Ep 019 : backpack to the burbs | Stacy's Story 

On this episode of Unashamed Recovery, Josh and Drew sit down with Stacy Dodd. Stacy has many titles and wears many hats in and out of the recovery community. Most recently adding author into the mix of things. 

Stacy walks us through his story of redemption that began during his childhood. Addiction caught him early in life and it led him down the road to homelessness. However, ...

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May 3, 2021 32 min

S2 Ep 018 : doom & gloom Who’s ready for a topic show? It’s been since Season 1 where we have sat down and discussed addiction & recovery related topics. We figured it was time to change that! So on this episode of Unashamed, Josh & Drew are talking about a road block we all face at one time or another in our recovery journey—discouragement. The thing about discouragement is that it can come out of anywhere and can come...

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S2 Ep 017 : God's fingerprints | Haley's Story Recovery fam buckle up for one wild ride as we take you deep into Haley's incredible, drama filled story. It is pretty evident that even at a young age God's fingerprints were all over Haley's life. From an abortion to heavy substance abuse, to the IMPOSTER, Haley's story is full of obstacles, trials, and eventually a rock bottom that you just have to hear for y...

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March 1, 2021 78 min

S2 Ep 016 : alone | Dana’s Story Our last episode told the tale of a common battle for men. Episode 016 continues that tale and then some. Dana's story tells the opposite side of that coin, the stigmatized porn addiction struggle of women. Dana's story begins with the childhood trauma of severe blame and eventually multiplies with grief. Like most porn addicts, the addiction soon progresses into sex addiction and Dana find ...

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S2 Ep 015 - masks : the war with myself | Josh’s Story

As we continue into Season 2, Josh takes a turn in the hot seat for this episode. 

Josh's story is a lot like many other men. Josh's drug of choice isn't your typical fix of drug or alcohol. At a young age Josh was introduced to porn and from that moment he was thrown into the rabbit hole that he didn't escape from for over 20 years. What started off as a 'inn...

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