Sober Motivation: Sharing Sobriety Stories

Sober Motivation: Sharing Sobriety Stories

The sober motivation podcast will have new guests each week sharing their sobriety stories to inspire others about what is possible. After listening you will see that sobriety is so possible and you are not alone on this journey.

Episodes

July 11, 2024 51 mins

In this episode, Dave shares his incredible journey to sobriety. Born into a household of addiction and instability, Dave recounts his childhood experiences and the impact they had on his life choices. Moving from a tumultuous upbringing to struggling with alcohol as an adult, Dave eventually reaches a turning point that leads him to seek help and enter rehab. Dave provides hope and insight for those facing similar ba...

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In this episode of the Sober Motivation podcast, Nisha shares her compelling journey of growing up as a first-generation South Asian-American in a small town, navigating the complexities of fitting in, and eventually finding a connection in sports. As her story unfolds, she details the role of alcohol in her life through high school and college and the realization that it was leading her astray. Through heartfelt supp...

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June 30, 2024 62 mins

In this insightful episode, Brad and four special guests discuss their experiences with sobriety and offer valuable tips for those participating in 'Dry July.' They share personal stories and advice on starting and maintaining a sober lifestyle, emphasize the importance of support systems, and highlight unexpected benefits. With practical mantras and motivational messages, this episode aims to encourage and support li...

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In this emotional and powerful episode, we welcome Melissa, who courageously shares her journey to sobriety. From struggling with alcohol during her teenage years in Wisconsin to moving to New York to pursue a career in theatre, Melissa's story is filled with ups and downs. She discusses how her alcohol use escalated during her adult life. With insights on the challenges of quitting alcohol, the importance of communit...

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In this episode, Will shares his powerful story of growing up in a supportive family, his early struggles with alcohol in high school, and the progressive nature of his addiction. At 14 Will had his first drink and recalled the seamless transition as alcohol was normalized all around him. Alcohol would creep into every corner of Will’s life as he went through college and started his career as a teacher. Will never tho...

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In this episode of the Podcast, Jared shares his journey from a seemingly normal childhood in rural Arkansas to struggling with addiction and eventually finding sobriety. Jared shares about the impact of his addiction on his role as a father. Jared recounts his experiences in rehab, the importance of honesty and community in recovery, and how his career in music, including a stint on The Voice, helped shape his path. ...

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In this episode, Natalie has been sober since October 16, 2022, and shares her inspiring sobriety journey. Natalie recounts her childhood in Kentucky, her disciplined college years, and her eventual immersion into social drinking through her career in sales. Struggling with moderation, Natalie navigates societal pressures, and the mommy wine culture, and eventually finds clarity. She explains her transformative 30-day...

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In this episode of the Sober Motivation Podcast, Mod Sun shares his transformative journey from a chaotic childhood in rural Minnesota to becoming a successful solo artist. He discusses growing up with divorced parents, early sports ambitions, and how he looked up to Travis Barker which sparked his music career. Mod Sun opens up about his battles with alcohol, cocaine, and the turning points that led him to sobriety, ...

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In this episode of the Brenton shares his journey through a childhood filled with constant relocations, his early life in a large family, and his experiences with homeschooling. He shares his struggles with alcohol, starting in college, and how it intensified following personal and professional setbacks. Brenton wrestled with the thoughts of being a failure and alcohol quieted those thoughts, temporarily at least. Bre...

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In this episode of the show, we have Thomas, who shares his inspiring journey toward sobriety. Thomas discusses his childhood and his teenage years filled with minor troubles. He recounts how his drinking habits escalated during his bartending career and later as a brand ambassador for alcohol companies. Thomas speaks about the moment he realized he needed help, spurred by personal and professional crises during the p...

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In this episode of the Podcast, Garrett shares his journey of growing up in a small town in Iowa, enjoying a seemingly normal childhood, and later struggling with alcohol. Reflecting on his high school years, college days, and the progressive impact of alcohol on his life, Garrett talks about his experiences with social drinking, blackouts, and brushes with the law. He recounts the turning point moments that led to hi...

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In this episode, Jen shares her journey with alcohol, from her early days of drinking at 15 to her decision to become sober. Growing up in a household without alcohol, Jen discusses how she turned to drinking to fit in and cope with insecurities and anxiety, leading to her involvement with party drugs during her teens. She recounts her years of putting rules around her drinking in an attempt to moderate, which didn’t ...

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In this episode, we have Saz, she discusses her struggles with drinking, its roots in her childhood, and the escalated challenges she faced through her teenage years to adulthood because of it. Despite a supportive family and a seemingly happy childhood in Northern Ireland, Saz's insecurities and need for control led her to a struggle with eating and, later, an unhealthy relationship with alcohol as a means of coping ...

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In this episode, my friend Megan Wilcox shares her life story, emphasizing the struggle with her self-worth, addiction, and eventually finding sobriety. Growing up, her parents divorced, and Megan faced difficulties fitting in and experienced anxiety from a young age. Her journey into addiction began with gambling and escalated into daily wine drinking. After having her two sons, her marriage was struggling, and the d...

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In this episode, we have  MJ who has been sober since 2012 and opens up about his challenging journey from a troubled childhood in New York City, marked by overprotection and bullying, to his struggles with alcohol and drug addiction as an adult. MJ shares how being overprotective instilled a fear in him that led to his inability to socialize without alcohol. MJ struggled to let anyone in on how he was feeling in his ...

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In this episode of the Podcast, we have Leigh, discussing her journey to sobriety. Leigh shares her upbringing in a traditional household in Missouri, where drinking was not part of the story, her initial encounter with alcohol in college, and her struggles with anxiety, OCD, and social awkwardness. Despite starting drinking at a later age, Leigh talks about her gradual increase in alcohol consumption through college ...

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In this episode, we have Johnny a veteran who shares his transformative journey from growing up amidst the chaos of his brothers' addiction during the South Florida crack epidemic, to falling into his destructive cycle of substance abuse. Despite excelling in school and initially resisting the path of addiction, Johnny's experimentation with alcohol in middle school eventually led to a spiral of drug use, including co...

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In this episode, we have Anne’s heartfelt story of growing up with a father struggling with addiction, his involvement in the Cornbread Mafia, and her own battles with drinking. Anne discusses the impact of her father's addiction on her childhood, leading to her own struggles with alcohol in an attempt to cope with her anxiety and feelings of unworthiness. She shares her moment of awakening and the decision to pursue ...

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In this episode we have  Brandi, who openly shares her harrowing journey through a rocky childhood riddled with exposure to alcohol and abuse, leading to her own struggles with alcohol and substance abuse.  Brandi narrates how early childhood traumas, including being raised by her grandparents due to her parents' youth and inability to care for her, normalized the presence of alcohol and chaos from a young age. Her st...

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In this episode, we are joined by Jenna, who shares her story from childhood as a 4.0 student who excelled in sports. And at 14 everything changed when alcohol became involved in her life.  She discusses the impact of her mother’s hidden struggle with alcohol, and how her pursuit of athletic and academic excellence masked deeper issues of loneliness and the need for acceptance. Jenna's story dives into her spiral into...

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