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Helping Up // Stories of Addiction, Recovery, and Grace

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The Helping Up Podcast is all about addiction, recovery, and grace. We tell stories and share conversations from around the campus of Helping Up Mission, a Christian addiction recovery program for men in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Helping Up Podcast is all about addiction, recovery, and grace. We tell stories and share conversations from around the campus of Helping Up Mission, a Christian addiction recovery program for men in Baltimore, Maryland.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Helping Up Podcast is all about addiction, recovery, and grace. We tell stories and share conversations from around the campus of Helping Up Mission, a Christian addiction recovery program for men in Baltimore, Maryland.

Twitter:

@helpingup

Language:

English

Contact:

443-574-6487


Episodes

"God's bringing me back to sanity" - Ramon's Story

9/18/2020
"Everything you wanted - it's starting right now." Listen as Ramon shares his story of addiction, recovery, and spiritual renewal. We featured Ramon's story in our video Road to Hope: https://vimeo.com/helpingup/roadtohope Music by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration:00:30:58

"My prayers started to change" - Demetrie's story

5/22/2020
"The catalyst, the breaking point, of me changing my life was me sitting on the side of a road one day and telling God that I accept this is going to be my life because you won't answer my prayer. " Demetrie grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Hear him describe how, in recovery, his prayers started to change from telling God what to do to asking for God's will to be done, and how he's found the transformation he was always looking for. Produced by Will Kapfer and Vic King. Music is...

Duration:00:39:18

A Shot of Hope Podcast Trailer

5/13/2020
We're relaunching our podcast with a new name! A Shot of Hope: Recovery Stories. Listen and subscribe at: https://anchor.fm/helpingup Music is Fifteen Street by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration:00:02:47

What Recovery Looks Like During COVID-19

4/10/2020
We invited our men to share: What does recovery look like for you in this moment of COVID-19? What's changed? What’s stayed the same? What encouragement would you have to offer others? View the video version of this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F5QPPu3ZVY Thank you for your prayers and your support, and may God bless you this Easter. Music is "Keep Up the Momentum, Friend" by Chris Zabriskie

Duration:00:11:56

"Why am I living if I'm living dead?" - Bobby's story

12/10/2019
We're back with Season 3! This episode is the story of Bobby Johnson and how despite his stumbles, God has placed Bobby on a path of service and redemption using his talents as a way to give back. Bobby reminds us that even in our darkest places, we still have a protector who, if we're willing, will help us out of the grips of death and into loving and meaningful relationships. Read more at https://helpingupmission.org/stories/bobbyj This episode was produced by Gino Toskes and Vic King with...

Duration:00:20:56

“You can’t skip the struggle.” Eric’s story

7/11/2018
“When I was in the midst of everything, there were no options. You wake up every day, and your intent has to be get money or be prepared to die. I have choices nowadays.” Read more at helpingupmission.org/stories/ericw Featuring Eric’s segment from the new podcast Drug Stories – check them out at drugstories.org. (Audio by Miriam Zimmerman and photo by Michelle Frankfurter) This episode was produced by Evan Jones and Vic King. Music by DMB (Eric’s request).

Duration:00:26:02

“I was getting high for 52 years” – Blue’s recovery story

2/3/2018
“I am a firm believer that the small things in life make the difference. The big [things] are going to happen to everyone. The little ones are gifts. When someone talks to you and they actually care, it’s something you remember. It can make a huge difference in the rest of your day. It might make a difference in the rest of your life. Care might be the difference between life and death.” Read more at helpingupmission.org/stories/blue

Duration:00:38:56

Dustin’s recovery story

11/3/2017
“I was using drugs for so long that I didn’t know how to live without them.” Read more at helpingupmission.org/stories/dustini

Duration:00:39:56

“Running is therapy to me” – John’s recovery story

9/14/2017
“You can’t do this alone; it’s just impossible.” Read more at helpingupmission.org/stories/johnb

Duration:00:33:20

Shame, Sexual Abuse, and Healing – Diane Langberg – Podcast

8/8/2017
This spring, we had the privilege of welcoming Diane Langberg to our campus for a visit. Dr. Langberg is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes 45 years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. Dr. Langberg shared with our clients some of what she’s learned about healing from shame, sexual abuse, and other kinds of trauma. 00:01 The many faces of shame (below is the Shame Compass that Dr. Langberg refers to in this section) 28:05 The trauma of sexual abuse 36:07...

Duration:01:07:24

“I made a promise I would stop” – Jackie’s recovery story – Podcast

8/7/2017
“When I saw my daddy in the hospital, I made a promise I would stop. I made a promise to him, and I stopped for a while. But it took a toll when he died… and I couldn’t help it.” Read more at helpingupmission.org/stories/jackier

Duration:00:17:10

“I was no longer trying to save anything from the past.” – Jake’s recovery story

7/13/2017
“Before, I had no desire to really dig. I was too afraid of what I would find. Now I know that there is no hope of hope if I don’t do what is uncomfortable.” Read more at helpingupmission.org/stories/jakeh

Duration:00:41:47

David is reconnecting with his spirituality

6/19/2017
“…That is when things started to go downhill for me, once I deleted God out of my life and pushed him to the side, that is when I started to do some really, really sad things.” Read more at helpingupmission.org/stories/davidh

Duration:00:55:52

“I try to do two things each day for my recovery: trust God and help others.” – Greg’s recovery story

3/13/2017
“Part of me thinks that it was because I was doing so well – maybe I could get away with one… I shot up while driving and I just had an immediate overdose…the last thing I remember was a loud crash. My next conscious memory is three weeks later in Johns Hopkins ICU surrounded by doctors with machines and tubes everywhere. My parents are there and crying, so I started crying.” Read more at helpingupmission.org/stories/gregp

Duration:00:39:41

“I can take this time… and set things in motion.” – Wes’ recovery story

2/13/2017
“I had nothing to sell; I had nothing to give; I was just really taking everything… trying to fill the void inside with drugs.” Read more at helpingupmission.org/stories/wesr

Duration:00:22:57

“I can take this time… and set things in motion.” – Wes’ recovery story

2/13/2017
“I had nothing to sell; I had nothing to give; I was just really taking everything… trying to fill the void inside with drugs.” Read more at helpingupmission.org/stories/wesr --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/helpingup/message

Duration:00:22:56

Julio had to surrender and start fresh

1/8/2017
Julio knows how it feels to be successful in the world’s eyes, but had to learn to be still and serve in order to succeed in his recovery. Read more at helpingupmission.org/stories/julios

Duration:00:20:16

Julio had to surrender and start fresh

1/8/2017
Julio knows how it feels to be successful in the world’s eyes, but had to learn to be still and serve in order to succeed in his recovery. Read more at live-rm-hum.pantheonsite.io/stories/julios The post Julio had to surrender and start fresh appeared first on Helping Up Mission.

Duration:00:20:16

“I’ll be spending Christmas at my sister’s house.” – Rick’s recovery story

12/13/2016
Richard is no longer wandering the streets. Instead, he is spending this Christmas with family! Read more at helpingupmission.org/stories/rickp

Duration:00:23:16

“This is the first time that my wife and I have been clean together” – Doug’s recovery story

10/7/2016
“I just tried to talk honestly about myself and how God is helping me. I also shared that I don’t really know what God has for me, but am waiting patiently. Afterwards, one guy said to me, ‘God is already doing something in you and through you.’ That helped!” Read more at helpingupmission.org/stories/dougc

Duration:00:27:12