Positive Sobriety Podcast

Positive Sobriety Podcast

Inspiration and illumination on the road to recovery.

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January 11, 2023 58 min

David and Nate engage functional nutritionist Lori Zabka in a delightful and enlightening conversation about addiction, nutrition, and recovery.  To reach Lori and gain access to her resources go to https://www.Lorizabkawellness.com

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Luciana Passeri has been an educator for 34 years, teaching and coaching thousands of individuals how to create, manage, and maintain relationships. Her degrees are in International Leadership and Management & Social Justice. For more than 20 years she has worked with indigenous people around the globe supporting them in living their best lives through her foundation, HumanKind. She has done executive coaching for top 100 compa...

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December 8, 2022 42 min

It's the most wonderful time of the year -- and sometimes the most hazardous.  In this episode, David and Nate discuss ways to stay sober during the holidays.

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In this episode, Chris Smith shares his inspiring story of recovery, redemption, and service.  To learn more about Fit 4 Recovery or to reach Chris directly, go here.

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Can attunement with an animal actually foster emotional regulation and help abused or neglected adolescents connect with themselves and others?  Check out this fascinating conversation with Liz Olszewski, the founder and Executive Director of Horses Healing Hearts.

To learn more about Liz or to find out how you can support the work of her nonprofit, visit hhhusa.org.

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David and Nate enjoy a wide-ranging conversation with venture capitalist Jason Portnoy, a survivor of porn/sex addiction and author of the highly acclaimed memoir Silicon Valley Pornstar.   You may learn more about Jason or contact him by visiting jasonportnoy.com.

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Are there true advantages to spending time in a sober community after you've entered recovery?  Evan Radkte of recoveryunplugged.com says Yes! -- and he shares his story with David and Nate in this inspiring (and sobering) episode.

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Glenn Hadley, Senior Vice President of Strategy at Dreamscape Healthcare Marketing helps treatment centers gain visibility. In this episode, he helps David and Nate understand the challenges faced by any facility that wants to introduce itself honestly and effectively to people who are hunting for addiction treatment. 

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In a rural setting along the Atlantic shoreline in Connecticut, former Catholic priest Dr. Michael Hinckley and his team are meeting the unique needs of an often stigmatized and ostracized population.  In this conversation with Nate and David, Dr. Hinckley tells the story of Wildwood Farm.

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Research has rekindled interest in the therapeutic power of psychedelics in the clinical treatment of anxiety, depression, and addiction.  Dr. Thomas Cabel and Chad Harman, CEO of Psycheseuticals, explore the status of the field in this revealing interview.

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All of us on the road to recovery are encouraged by the stories of others.  In this episode, Stuart Goffman, producer of the A&E series Addiction Unplugged, relates his discovery of the reality of addiction and the power of storytelling.

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A sobering and inspiring conversation with the founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and We Save Lives.

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Is it possible to treat potential addicts before they take the fateful slide into severe addiction?  Researcher, teacher, and therapist Patrick Moore says "yes" -- and he has the data to prove it.

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What if you have a hard time connecting with the God-language in 12-step recovery?  Can you still recover?  Dr. Peg O'Connor, author of the upcoming book "Higher and Friendly Powers: Transforming Addiction and Suffering," says you can.  In this entertaining and illuminating conversation, she delves into the philosophical background and historical evolution of AA to make the case for expanding our understanding of a high...

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Need help finding the right treatment center for someone you love?  Nate and David talk with Andrew, a veteran of the system, about a service that researches, rates, and provides referrals to treatment centers in all 50 states.

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Thomas White, founder of Exact Nature, shares his recovery story and the hope and help he found with CBD.

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Jason Carter, author of the entertaining new memoir To Hell I Ride: When an Examined Life Became Worth Living, shares his story with David and Nate.

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The nonstop stimuli in our rapidly-changing world can overwhelm the human brain, sometimes with devastating consequences.  In this episode, guest Marcus Spaur suggests strategies for dealing with the new reality.

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Do unexpressed feelings block our creative energy and prevent us from expressing our true self?  Veteran Broadway-star-turned-bioenergetic-therapist Ron Baker describes his own journey and practice in this conversation with David and Nate.

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How do you act when you are in a leadership position?  Do you sometimes find yourself playing a role?  In this episode,  Karen Hardwick, author of The Connected Leader: 7 Strategies to Empower Your True Self and Inspire Others, explains the power of living and leading with your true self.

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