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Aquia, A 20-Years Old Female, Started Abusing Alcohol At Age 12

5/8/2018
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Born to a teenage mother, Aquia, an African American female who is now 23 years old, started abusing alcohol at age 12 when she felt her mother loved men more than her and her brothers. That opened the door to drug abuse. Aquia started using Methamphetamine at the age of 18 and was living either on the streets or in jail. At age 22, Aquia was using heroin but all of her drug and alcohol use came to a stop when she came to Santa Cruz to get recovery. Now Aquia is living at Gault House in...

Duration:00:42:18

Ivy’s Heavy Use of Alcohol and Pills

4/24/2018
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Ivy’s recovery from addiction was a long journey that started when she first got hooked on alcohol at the age of sixteen. Her relationship with alcohol led to cocaine and an abusive boyfriend who got her pregnant with a son. Soon after, she developed breast cancer which gave her unlimited access to pain killers. She reached such a low point in her life where her only options became ending it or getting sober. She opted to join a sober living home where she got a lot of support from people...

Duration:00:29:16

Clara Experience with Alcohol, Cocaine and Heroin

4/17/2018
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Insecurity is often the factor that leads to addiction and abuse of drugs. Growing up with Tourette’s, Clara found that smoking weed was an outlet from her illness which then lead to drinking and getting addicted to alcohol. At the age of 20, she knew it was becoming a problem when she cheated on the perfect guy and stole money from her parents. She got tired of being angry with herself and the people around her and chose to work the 12 Steps of Recovery. In her early days of recovering...

Duration:00:12:38

Overcome And Recover In A Sober Living Environment

3/13/2018
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Overcoming and recovering from an addiction is never easy. That is, if you keep choosing to do it alone. There are many individuals who travel down the road to recovery who need your support as much as you need theirs. A sober living environment isn’t a treatment facility. Rather, it houses a family of individuals who are serious about overcoming and recovering from their addiction. While it may sound like a shortcut to recovery, a sober living environment is a place for people who are...

Duration:00:09:02

Stefan, A Story About Heroin Addiction, Shoplifting And Recovery

3/6/2018
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Curiosity plays a big role in every aspect of our lives. Stefan’s heroin addiction began with him being curious about drugs. He knew that he needed to experience the drug so that he can get the knowledge he was craving for. Although his addiction began with drinking a bottle of tequila at the age of twelve, this had negative effects on Stefan so he turned to smoking weed. This opened doors for him, one of which was shoplifting. Now, Stefan the House Manager at Gault House in Santa Cruz....

Duration:01:35:44

Getting Out Of The Spiral Of Addiction. The Story Of Amanda The Bartender

2/27/2018
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Addiction comes to some of us like a wave of an innocent hand, or a margarita on our 15th birthday. Amanda’s spiral of addiction started like this and her wanting to fit in fueled it. The anxiety of going from high school to college made things go out of control when she started to cash out $70 for a gram of cocaine whenever she could cash it out. Amanda shares honest stories of being an addicted to alcohol and cocaine and her wonderful recovery.

Duration:00:28:55

Food Addiction, Twelve-Step Program To Recovery with Michelle Goldberger

2/20/2018
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Alcohol addiction starts when everything goes black after that first drink and all you want is to keep drinking even when you know that it’s the wrong thing to do. Food addiction is the same. Any kind of sweet was the new alcohol for recovered alcoholic Michelle Goldberger. Her craving for food was insatiable until she started working the twelve steps at the COR Retreat Center. Even with a 60-pound weight loss, she still battles with food addiction. The desire to eat a lot is gone with the...

Duration:00:39:52

A Conscious Connection With A Higher Power, Steps 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, & 12 Of The 12 Step Program with Paul and Dave

2/12/2018
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Steps 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, & 12 of the 12 Step Program will let us admit the nature of our wrongdoings. These steps help us to prepare to tell the truth to other people about the things that we do wrong. Admitting this makes us accountable for those things and we realize that we cannot do this alone. With that realization, we become ready to ask help from people who really can help change ourselves. Learn how to listen to the voice of reason in your head and how to turn up the volume of that...

Duration:00:39:21

Self Honesty And Forgiveness, Steps 4, 8 and 9 of The 12 Step Program with Paul and Dave

2/6/2018
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Paul and Dave have a friendly discussion about Steps 4, 8 and 9 of the 12 Step Program. These three steps are related to each other because they deal with making a list of your faults, making a list of people you have harmed and apologizing to those people. In an effort to make the 12 Step program more easy to understand, steps 4, 8 and 9 are grouped together for discussion in this episode of Stories of Addiction. To learn more about recovery from addiction and to get started in the...

Duration:00:33:44

Personal Thoughts On The First Three Steps Of The 12 Step Program with Paul and Dave

1/30/2018
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The 12 Step Program to drug recovery is like taking a plane ride where you think you’re flying alone, but in reality you’ve got company on this journey of growth and change. The first three steps of the program will have a recovering addict admit that he is powerless over his addiction. Through this admission, he accepts that he needs help from people and from a power greater than he is. Learn more of the powerful effects of the first three steps of the 12 Step Program as Paul Noddings and...

Duration:00:24:09

The First Three Steps Of Drug Recovery: Hope, Faith And Trust

1/23/2018
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The path to drug recovery has always been using the 12 Step Program to help change the lives of addicts. Mastering the first three steps: hope, faith and trust is critical to building momentum for recovery. Both Frankie M and Steve A admitted that they were powerless over their drug addiction. Their sponsors helped them realize that better days will come if they turn to a power greater than them. Making mistakes is part of the journey to recovery, but the challenge is to not make those...

Duration:00:46:46

Sober Living Home Operator Mark Fredrickson

12/19/2017
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When a recovering addict keeps thinking that he will always be a victim of drug abuse, then the change that everyone is expecting to happen will not happen. Sober living home operator, Mark Fredrickson, knows all the struggles of getting away from drug addiction. He has been through the bumpiest of roads at the age of 10, but thanks to support groups, Mark was able to recover. Now he owns 8 sober living homes he calls Second Chance Sobriety where he helps addicts turn their lives away from...

Duration:01:26:04

The Phases of Getting Away from Heroin with Mitch Russo

12/12/2017
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Being in high school and playing in a rock band, Mitch Russo started using heroin at the young age of 16. Getting away from heroin wasn’t easy, but thanks to a miraculous phone call, his family and three and a half years of rehab, Mitch recovered his life from drug addiction. The end game of drug addiction is death. Listen in and find out how to get away from drugs and be a miracle to others. To learn more about recovery from addiction and to get started in the Recovery Lifestyle, join...

Duration:00:32:39

006 Brandon Part 3 Heroin Meth Cocaine Weed Alcohol

12/5/2017
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Brandon discusses his addiction and recovery from addiction. In Part 3, Brandon talks about how he is feeling after one year of sobriety and what his hopes are for the future. To learn more about recovery from addiction and to get started in the Recovery Lifestyle, join our mailing list here at www.ResponsibleRecovery.net and join the conversation taking place on our FaceBook group and follow us on Twitter.

Duration:00:08:55

005 Brandon Part 2 Heroin Meth Cocaine Weed Alcohol

11/28/2017
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Interview with Brandon on his addiction and his recovery from addiction. Part 2 covers the amount of heroin that Brandon was injecting and the early stages of his recovery. To learn more about recovery from addiction and to get started in the Recovery Lifestyle, join our mailing list here at www.ResponsibleRecovery.net and join the conversation taking place on our FaceBook group and follow us on Twitter.

Duration:00:12:50

004 Brandon Part 1Heroin Meth Cocaine Weed Alcohol

11/21/2017
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Interview with Brandon about his addiction and recovery from addiction. In Part 1 we talk about his slide into addiction. To learn more about recovery from addiction and to get started in the Recovery Lifestyle, join our mailing list here at www.ResponsibleRecovery.net and join the conversation taking place on our FaceBook group and follow us on Twitter.

Duration:00:13:22

003: Dave's Story of Addiction, Part 3

11/14/2017
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In today's episode, Sober Living Environment expert, Paul Noddings interviews a man he refers to as Dave One-Leg. In Part 3 of Dave's story, hear how he is currently managing his addiction and living a recovery lifestyle. To learn more about recovery from addiction and get started in the Recovery Lifestyle, join our mailing list here at www.ResponsibleRecovery.net and join the conversation taking place on our FaceBook group and follow us on Twitter.

Duration:00:14:21

002: Dave's Story of Addiction, Part 2

11/14/2017
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In today's episode, Sober Living Environment expert, Paul Noddings interviews a man he refers to as Dave One-Leg. In Part 2 of Dave's story, hear how he found his way into a recovery program only to relapse a few years later. To learn more about recovery from addiction and get started in the Recovery Lifestyle, join our mailing list here at www.ResponsibleRecovery.net and join the conversation taking place on our FaceBook group and follow us on Twitter.

Duration:00:13:40

001: Dave's Story of Addiction, Part 1

11/14/2017
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In today's episode, Sober Living Environment expert, Paul Noddings interviews a man he refers to as Dave One-Leg. In Part 1 of Dave's story, hear how his alcoholism began, progressed, and eventually took over his life. To learn more about recovery from addiction and get started in the Recovery Lifestyle, join our mailing list here at www.ResponsibleRecovery.net and join the conversation taking place on our FaceBook group and follow us on Twitter.

Duration:00:16:31

001: Intro to Stories of Addiction Podcast

10/23/2017
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This is the Introduction episode of the Stories of Addiction Podcast with an overview of what you can expect from this show. To learn more about recovery from addiction go to www.ResponsibleRecovery.net and join the conversation taking place on our FaceBook group and follow us on Twitter.

Duration:00:05:17