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Welcome to The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast. We are a community of recovering people who have overcome the odds and made monumental life changes. We don't shy away from the nitty gritty - we like to laugh give inspiration and remind you there is hope. Come join us no matter where you are on your recovery journey. Together, we have the courage to change! Subscribe and join our podcast community to hear amazing stories of courage and transformation!

Welcome to The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast. We are a community of recovering people who have overcome the odds and made monumental life changes. We don't shy away from the nitty gritty - we like to laugh give inspiration and remind you there is hope. Come join us no matter where you are on your recovery journey. Together, we have the courage to change! Subscribe and join our podcast community to hear amazing stories of courage and transformation!

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Welcome to The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast. We are a community of recovering people who have overcome the odds and made monumental life changes. We don't shy away from the nitty gritty - we like to laugh give inspiration and remind you there is hope. Come join us no matter where you are on your recovery journey. Together, we have the courage to change! Subscribe and join our podcast community to hear amazing stories of courage and transformation!

Language:

English

Contact:

760-994-4990 x43


Episodes

Betsy Ames: Compulsive Shopping, Codependency and Hidden Drinking - How One Mother Almost Lost It All But Found Her Recovery

10/20/2020
Betsy Ames is the owner of Mindful Style. She's a Closet Curator turned Social Worker and is currently working toward earning her clinical license to become an addiction focused therapist. She's also a recovering compulsive shopper and alcoholic. She currently teaches others sustainable and mindful shopping practices and decluttering tips. She walks her talk and practices what she teaches. You can find out more about her by going to mindfulstyle.com/meet-betsy. Subscribe to The Courage...

Duration:01:19:22

ATE for #'s 71, 72, 73 & 74 | After the Episode Combo: Sobriety At All Stages, MAT & The Beauty and Unity of Recovery

10/15/2020
ATE for Episode #'s 71, 72, 73 & 74: Ashley and Christiana sit down to recap two guest episodes this week (see links to their episodes below in the 'Resources' section of the show notes), along with deep diving into the important topics covered. Tune in to hear more about adoption and it's connection to trauma and substance abuse, and how to reach and relate to someone who is struggling. Subscribe to The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts |...

Duration:01:03:46

Russian Danny: From the Ukraine to the Streets of LA - How He Found Recovery After Burning It All Down

10/13/2020
Daniil Khorunzhiy AKA, Russian Danny, was born in Kiev, Ukraine and immigrated to Los Angeles, CA when he was a wee young lad. He hit the ground running and found himself immersed in the LA culture of crime, graffiti and drugs. After several close calls with death and bouts in the notorious LA County Jail—Russian Danny turned the page and started a new chapter in his life. He now produces and hosts a successful podcast called It’s All Bad, and is pursuing a career in acting and film making....

Duration:01:27:33

ATE for #'s 68 & 69 | After the Episode Combo: Adoption & Substance Use, and Advice on How to Relate with Someone Who Is Struggling

10/8/2020
ATE for Episode #'s 68 & 69: Ashley and Christiana sit down to recap two guest episodes this week (see links to their episodes below in the 'Resources' section of the show notes), along with deep diving into the important topics covered. Tune in to hear more about adoption and it's connection to trauma and substance abuse, and how to reach and relate to someone who is struggling. Subscribe to The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Stitcher...

Duration:00:59:17

Chuck O: Heroin, Homelessness, and Harm Reduction - How MAT Saved His Life

10/6/2020
Born and raised in Mesa, AZ, Chuck O couldn’t explain why he kept getting into trouble as a young kid. After his 70th separate felony, he became a ward of the state at the young age of 13. After living in a home with other convicted felons until 18, Chuck went on tour with the Grateful Dead where his drinking and substance use picked up significantly. After an arduous journey with substance use that left him hopelessly addicted to heroin, Chuck turned to medication-assisted treatment (MAT)...

Duration:01:38:16

Preston Moore: The High Cost of Anonymity Host Shares His Vision For Therapy to Be the Norm

9/29/2020
As far as addiction is concerned, Preston found it difficult to accept the fact that he was a drug addict and alcoholic. He would think, “What do you mean you think I might have a problem? I’m just doing what everyone else is doing. I show up to work everyday, I pay my own bills, and I’m never sloppy or the one causing trouble. I really think I’m just unlucky.” If it wasn’t for four arrests in three years, Preston might still be fighting a battle today. His sobriety date is September 10,...

Duration:02:06:42

Arlina Allen: ODAAT Chat Podcast Host & Recovery Life Coach Shares Her Inspiring Story of Finding Recovery and Recovering Outloud

9/22/2020
Arlina Allen is a Certified Life and Recovery Coach, Teacher, and Host of the award winning recovery podcast, The ODAAT Chat Podcast. She has been free of addiction from drugs and alcohol for more than 26 years and has dedicated her life to helping others do the same. She has been married for 20 years and is a mother of two. Arlina is a lifelong seeker of truth and she shares lessons learned in her writings and podcast. Ashley and Arlina became besties through the course of this interview,...

Duration:01:14:20

Whitney Horne: Opening the Dialogue About Adoption and It’s Connection to Addiction, and Tragically Losing Her Sister, Hayden

9/15/2020
Whitney grew up outside of Atlanta, GA and was adopted at birth along with her younger sister Hayden. Her struggle with an eating disorder surfaced in middle school, around the same time her sister's struggle with substance use began. Whitney shares her sister's painful and tumultuous path through addiction, which ultimately led to her unfair and untimely death at the young age of 19. She shares amazing insight into taking steps forward after incredible loss and grief, and shares the truth...

Duration:01:15:08

Bonus Episode: National Online Recovery Day

9/9/2020
Welcome to our bonus episode about National Online Recovery Day! Founded by Lionrock, National Online Recovery Day is a campaign to raise awareness for online treatment of substance abuse. It is the first national health awareness day focused on the benefits and advantages of telehealth services for any health issue. This year will welcome the very first National Online Recovery Day on September 22nd. Tune in to hear Ashley, Christiana & Bella recap Panels #1 & 2 and reveal the very...

Duration:00:32:59

Brandon Crockett: LA-Based Musician and Producer Shares His Story from Struggling to Fit In to Living an Incredible Life in Recovery

9/8/2020
Brandon Crockett is a 32 year sober father, husband, brother, and son. He began his business career in 2010 in the world of entertainment when he produced the indie-comedy feature film 'CornerStore' in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. On the heels of his success with producing several short and feature length films in Michigan, Brandon fulfilled his dream of moving to Los Angeles and opening a music studio in 2013. After 5 years running the studio Brandon sold the business in order to have...

Duration:01:17:26

ATE for #'s 62, 63, 65 & 66 | After the Episode Combo: Honoring Personal Freedoms, the Link Between Sugar and Hormones and Making the Life You Want In Sobriety

9/3/2020
ATE for Episode #'s 62, 63, 65 & 66: Ashley and Christiana sit down to recap four different guest episodes this week (see links to their episodes below in the 'Resources' section of the show notes), along with deep diving into the important topics covered. Tune in to hear more about the importance of honoring personal rights and freedoms, the surprising (and not talked about) link between sugar and hormones - particularly in women, and making the life you want in sobriety regardless of...

Duration:01:03:26

Claudia Christian: How One Hollywood Star Found Recovery from Alcoholism Using The Sinclair Method

9/1/2020
Claudia Christian is the most recognized global advocate for the Sinclair Method, a treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD). In 2013 she started her nonprofit C Three Foundation to help raise awareness of the treatment, which saved her life in 2009. In 2020 she was the driving force behind C Three’s launch of www.yoursinclairmethod.com to provide individuals on TSM with support from experienced coaches, and the release of “Journeys” a collection of stories from people on the Sinclair...

Duration:01:24:45

John Sidmore: A Native American Perspective on Alcoholism, Reservation Life, Suicide and, Ultimately, Recovery

8/25/2020
NOTE: We had a few technical difficulties during the recording, so you may hear a few random technical glitches in the recording, but you'll still be able to hear the full story. Raised on a reservation in Montana, John Sidmore’s life drastically changed when his mother died suddenly at age five, which he later found out was a suicide. Left with his younger brother and a man who wasn’t his biological father, John’s life became overwhelmed with the belief that he didn’t truly fit in...

Duration:01:24:34

Therapy Talk, Part 1 - with Ashley & Christiana

8/20/2020
Introducing a new series - Therapy Talk! Therapy is such a helpful resource for healing trauma, and the brain is able to heal in amazing ways. Both Ashley and Christiana have utilized therapy for healing trauma in their lives, and Christiana is embarking on the journey of EMDR in her therapy journey. Christiana has agreed to document her most recent therapy journey on air to show the healing power of therapy done well paired with EMDR and other helpful tools. In this episode, Christiana...

Duration:00:48:16

Katherine Knapke: Overcoming Chronic Depression, Recovering from Anorexia and Breaking Free from the Barriers of a Passivism-Based Mennonite Upbringing

8/18/2020
NOTE: This podcast was recorded toward the beginning of lockdown for COVID (important for the beginning of the podcast!) Katherine Knapke was raised in a small, Mennonite community in Columbus, Ohio. Taught to be peaceful, quiet and not ask for anything you want, Katherine’s upbringing stoked the fire for chronic depression, which ultimately led to a devastating struggle with multiple eating disorders, a panic disorder and crippling anxiety. After escaping an abusive relationship in...

Duration:01:13:48

Michael Collins: The Relationship Between Sugar Addiction and Substance Use and the Eye-Opening Effect of Sugar on Your Body, Brain and Emotions

8/11/2020
Michael Collins, founder of ​SugarAddiction.com​ and Board Chairman of ​Food Addiction Institute​, has been completely sugar-free for over 30 years and has worked closely with others to help them regain lives ravaged by this addictive product. Mike has been in recovery from substance use disorder for over 34 years and can speak on recovery topics separate from sugar. He raised two children sugar-free from the womb to over six years old - when they only had sugar once a month for their...

Duration:01:35:44

After the Episode - (follow up to Steve Grant & Kyle Dean Houston's stories) - with Ashley & Christiana

8/6/2020
Taking care of our mental health and finding our purpose in life. ⁠This After the Episode dives into some deeper topics covered in Steve Grant and Kyle Dean Houston's episodes (#'s 59 & 60!) from these past few weeks.⁠ ⁠Join Ashley and Christiana for this brand new ATE! Subscribe to The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Stitcher | iHeart | TuneIn | Overcast | SoundCloud Resources Mentioned: Ep #59 - Steve GrantEp #60 - Kyle Dean...

Duration:01:01:57

Kyle Dean Houston: The 'Patchwork Junkie' Author on Cooking Meth, Losing It All and Realizing His Ultimate Purpose In Life Through Spirituality and Recovery

8/4/2020
Kyle Dean Houston is a speaker, author and coach who is committed to bringing hope into the world. In the mid-1990s, Kyle Houston developed a disturbingly poetic love affair with both needles and the alchemy of creating drugs. Far removed from his small-town values, the drug underground of Kansas City was a world that turned him into first a user and then a notorious meth cook. He prayed for an overdose but instead, he got arrested. Confined to a one-man cell for 23 hours a day, he faced...

Duration:01:31:38

Steve Grant: A Father’s Journey to Find Hope After Losing His Two Son to Drug Overdoses

7/28/2020
On a December day in 2010, Steve Grant lost his 24-year-old son, Kelly, to an overdose. Five years earlier, he lost his 21-year-old son, Christopher, in the same way. His only two boys: gone. After a downward spiral of losing his marriage, his only two children and dealing with the repercussions of such, Steve decided to take matters into his own hands and established the Chris and Kelly’s HOPE Foundation to fight back. The Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to programs...

Duration:01:41:10

After the Episode - (follow up to Michael G Dash & Jodie Sweetin's stories) - with Ashley & Christiana

7/23/2020
Spirituality, alignment, self-healing and personal growth.⁠ ⁠This After the Episode dives into some deeper topics covered in Michael G Dash and Jodie Sweetin's episodes (#'s 56 & 57!) from these past few weeks.⁠ ⁠Join Ashley and Christiana for this brand new ATE! Subscribe to The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Stitcher | iHeart | TuneIn | Overcast | SoundCloud Resources Mentioned: Ep #56 - Michael G DashEp #57 - Jodie...

Duration:01:19:08