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Stories of Recovery | Alcoholism, Addiction & 12 Step Spirituality

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Gripping, raw, and honest firsthand accounts of the desperation of alcoholism, drug addiction, and codependency, along with the moving recollections of the hope, connection, and peace found through the miracle of 12 Step Recovery. Hosted by Matt Shedd of MARR Addiction Treatment Centers, guests share their firsthand experience about what treatment at MARR and long-term recovery looks like on a day-to-day basis. We also hear from counselors who work in the addiction treatment field as they share about the fulfilling work of helping people find long-term recovery.

Gripping, raw, and honest firsthand accounts of the desperation of alcoholism, drug addiction, and codependency, along with the moving recollections of the hope, connection, and peace found through the miracle of 12 Step Recovery. Hosted by Matt Shedd of MARR Addiction Treatment Centers, guests share their firsthand experience about what treatment at MARR and long-term recovery looks like on a day-to-day basis. We also hear from counselors who work in the addiction treatment field as they share about the fulfilling work of helping people find long-term recovery.

Location:

United States

Description:

Gripping, raw, and honest firsthand accounts of the desperation of alcoholism, drug addiction, and codependency, along with the moving recollections of the hope, connection, and peace found through the miracle of 12 Step Recovery. Hosted by Matt Shedd of MARR Addiction Treatment Centers, guests share their firsthand experience about what treatment at MARR and long-term recovery looks like on a day-to-day basis. We also hear from counselors who work in the addiction treatment field as they share about the fulfilling work of helping people find long-term recovery.

Language:

English

Contact:

675-805-5128


Episodes

From College Dropout to NASA Engineer

5/4/2021
Brian’s alcoholism in college led him to drop out. However, when he got into recovery, he went on to help build the software for the Curiosity Rover, which took photos... The post Ep 72: My Alcoholism in College Led Me to Drop Out appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:40:39

As a Professional Pilot, I Thought I Couldn’t Ask For Help

4/6/2021
Nick was a professional pilot, and he knew he had an alcohol problem. Despite his genuine love for flying and knowing that his career was in jeopardy, he could not... The post Ep 71: As a Professional Pilot, I Thought I Couldn’t Ask For Help appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:59:11

Recovery Basics for Family Members

3/2/2021
Kaitlin Byrne is the Lead Family Counselor at our Men’s Recovery Center. Her job is to work specifically with the family members of our clients to help them recognize how... The post Ep 70: Recovery Basics for Family Members appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:33:18

Making Meth for the Hell's Angels

2/2/2021
Penelope’s drinking and drug use began in high school and ramped in her young adulthood. During the 1960s, she traveled around and participated in events like Woodstock and became addicted... The post Ep 69: Making Meth for the Hell’s Angels appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:30:35

My Family's Boundaries Got Me Into Treatment

1/5/2021
Herschel was stuck in a rut, but he didn’t know he was an alcoholic. He just thought he was binge drinking a few nights a week. Whenever he ended up... The post Ep 68: My Family’s Boundaries Got Me Into Treatment appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:39:56

Everything at MARR Was Practice for Life After

12/7/2020
Tad was well-known in the Atlanta community as a successful real estate developer. Then he was arrested for a DUI and made the news. In treatment, he learned that his... The post Ep 67: Everything at MARR Was Practice for Life After appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:42:47

The Shame I Couldn't Talk About

11/10/2020
Anna K., an anesthesiologist with over 20 years of sobriety, vividly describes an unforgettable night when she gave herself a combination of the narcotics she would administer to patients. This... The post Ep 66: The Shame I Couldn’t Talk About appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:44:25

What a Non-Addict Learned from People in Recovery

10/13/2020
When you are entrusting yourself or your loved ones into the care of a counseling staff, you want to know what those counselors are like, what they care about, and... The post Ep 65: What a Non-Addict Learned from People in Recovery appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:35:33

How I Learned to Stop Enabling and Start Helping

9/29/2020
Between her former husband, her brother, and her sister-in-law, Melissa had been surrounded by people in active addiction for years. She was loaning money, bailing people out of jail, and... The post Ep 64: How I Learned to Stop Enabling and Start Helping appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:28:33

The Doctor Who Wanted to Die

9/15/2020
“That’s when I found God.” This is how Christopher recalls what it felt like to take hydrocodone for the first time. But before long, his addiction took a brutal hold... The post Ep 63: The Doctor Who Wanted to Die appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:40:19

I Had an Opiate Addiction but I Thought I Could Drink

9/1/2020
Despite a significant opiate addiction, Eric was making good money and eventually was even offered a position as vice president at his company. Initially, he had thought drugs were just... The post Ep 62: I Had an Opiate Addiction, but I Thought I Could Drink appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:42:19

Gratitude and Resentment Can't Exist at the Same Time

8/18/2020
Caitlin started drinking at 15, around the same time that her mom was diagnosed with cancer. By the time she was 20, Caitlin’s mother had passed away, and her father... The post Ep 61: Gratitude and Resentment Can’t Exist at the Same Time appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:33:23

I'm Going to Keep It Raw

7/17/2020
Jasmine shares her transformative experience as part of MARR’s Right Side Up Women and Children’s Recovery Center program. Before coming to RSU, she lived in a room where she blocked... The post Ep 60: I’m Going to Keep It Raw appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:38:00

The Pastor Addicted to Pills, Booze, and Applause

7/14/2020
After college, Gil spent a short time as a police officer who was addicted to drugs but was also arresting people for drugs. He thought that if he became a... The post Ep 59: The Pastor Addicted to Pills, Booze, and Applause appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:49:05

The Fear You Are Feeling Is Real

6/29/2020
We all face moments where we are completely overwhelmed by the problems we are facing and the situations we find ourselves in. At these times, all of the strengths, tools,... The post Ep 58: The Fear You Are Feeling Right Now Is Real appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:53:56

Enough Dope to Kill a Baseball Team

6/16/2020
How does a person go from living in the woods and running from bloodhounds to holding his community accountable to protect his fellow clients in treatment? At our treatment centers,... The post Ep 57: Enough Dope to Kill a Baseball Team appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:33:24

How I Learned Self-Acceptance

5/21/2020
Self-acceptance is an important part of recovery. Growing up gay in a community where that wasn’t accepted, Keith W. felt flawed—like something was wrong with him. When he found drugs... The post Ep 56: How I Learned Self-Acceptance appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:32:04

A Scholarship Helped Me Come Back

5/5/2020
In this episode we hear from Nicole T., a medical professional who went through MARR when she was 19 years old, long before her career started. Later, as her career... The post Ep 55: A Scholarship Helped Me Come Back appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:24:44

How a Parent's Addiction Can Affect the Children

4/7/2020
What are some of the specific ways a parent’s addiction affects the lives of their children? How do parents who are in recovery start to rebuild the family’s home life?... The post Ep 54: How a Parent’s Addiction Can Affect the Children appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:25:12

Prayer and Connection During COVID-19

3/26/2020
What is the role of prayer in recovery? What if I’m not religious, or don’t even believe in God? Can prayer help me in uncertain times? Can it help me... The post Ep 53: Prayer and Connection During COVID-19 appeared first on MARR.

Duration:00:45:17