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Have you ever wished you had a personal Coach with more than a decade of experience giving you all the secrets to living a happy life? You’re in the right place with the top-ranked Addiction Unlimited podcast with Professional Coach, ex party-girl turned savvy sober entrepreneur, Angela Pugh. Her expertise? Giving you simple, actionable steps to turn your life around with a no BS approach. Can you *really* change your life, get sober, have a healthy relationship, and the job of your dreams? Absolutely. Week after week you’ll get quick tips, coping strategies, life hacks, and inspiring stories that can help you create the life you deserve.


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Have you ever wished you had a personal Coach with more than a decade of experience giving you all the secrets to living a happy life? You’re in the right place with the top-ranked Addiction Unlimited podcast with Professional Coach, ex party-girl turned savvy sober entrepreneur, Angela Pugh. Her expertise? Giving you simple, actionable steps to turn your life around with a no BS approach. Can you *really* change your life, get sober, have a healthy relationship, and the job of your dreams? Absolutely. Week after week you’ll get quick tips, coping strategies, life hacks, and inspiring stories that can help you create the life you deserve.




When You Understand Emotional Intelligence Your Feelings Are More Manageable

Emotional Intelligence Today we're talking about some limitations. You know those habits you have that turn a conversation into a fight, or, make you avoid a conversation altogether because you know it won’t go well – the kind of traits that you absolutely need to develop and strengthen to improve every area of your life, but that aren’t so fun to talk about. When I think about fun in my life, I think about travel, and friends, my family, and my businesses and all the amazing and cool...


How to Unlock Your Emotional & Relationship Patterns

Some of you may be aware of another program we talk about in recovery, or, another struggle many of us have, and that’s being the adult child of an alcoholic/addict or being an adult child from a dysfunctional family. And for those of you who aren’t familiar… growing up with these circumstances leaves wounds and scars and trauma. And we carry all of that into our adult life, it shapes how we interact in the world, how we choose partners, and the patterns we repeat over and over again. My...


Must-Hear Tips to Elevate Your Self-Care Routine

self care routine If you are a human being with a beating heart, you’re going to want to take notes with this episode because this topic is a game-changer! And you know how I love to come at things from a different angle so we are talking about this in a way that no one else is talking about it. We all know the importance of taking care of ourselves, you hear it everywhere, the buzzwords… self-care. You hear the catch phrase, ‘you have to put your oxygen mask on first’, but how many of you...


Quitting Sugar Tips To Make You Feel Motivated

quitting sugar If you’re looking for inspiration to get more energy, lose some extra pounds, get rid of your achy joints, improve your skin and digestion… you’ve come to the right place! If you're anything like me, you want to live a healthier lifestyle and make good choices for yourself and your family. And being a bit of a perfectionist leaves you feeling overwhelmed and totally confused by all the conflicting information in the diet culture. You want the health benefits of intermittent...


Healthy Coping Skills to Deal With Uncomfortable Feelings

coping mechanisms If you know that picking up a drink, or joint, or whatever is no longer an option, there’s no more Wine Wednesday or day drinking at brunch on the weekend, and you are ready to feel better and more in control of your life, you’re in the right place. Stress can sometimes get the better of us and understanding coping skills for everyday stress, for big stressful life changes or negative situations can help you maintain some equilibrium and continue to grow your self-esteem...


Making It Back When Relapse Is A Part of Your Recovery

relapse When you make a BIG mistake, pull up your bootstraps, get scrappy, and use it as a learning experience. Have you ever made a hasty mistake in your personal development journey that had the potential to be a disaster? I definitely have. In fact, I think back to the night I realized I had no control over my drinking. I had to see my probation officer the next morning and decided I would have just one drink while I took my dog for a walk after work. Next thing I know, it’s 5 in the...


Refuse to Give In: 6 Ways to Curb Your Cravings

addiction cravings When it comes to dealing with urges and cravings, check your thoughts, first. What is your real struggle? If you’re like most of my clients, especially in my 6 week program, you’re a very high-functioning, successful person. You have achieved things, you have a good job and family, and this makes it even more challenging trying to troubleshoot what the heck is going on with. Sound familiar? It’s like, "Wow, I’ve done all these great things and I’ve built this life, so whey...


Marijuana Addiction Treatment Grows As More Potent Weed Creates More Addicts

Marijuana Addiction Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. Well, that was the story when it was still an unregulated, illegal and illicit market. Now, the market is shifting, legalization is spreading, and THC is bringing on a whole new range of issues and causing more people to be addicted. Although marijuana is just as addictive as alcohol, opioids, or stimulants, it looks different on the surface and may make you question if you have an addiction at all. It doesn't usually come...


Moderation, Gray-Area Drinking, and the Stages of Alcoholism

what is moderate drinking If the illusion of moderation is very persistent and you find yourself thinking, “Maybe I can, in fact, have just ONE drink”. And things aren’t going as well as you’d hoped, or you find yourself feeling left out in groups, or the lie tells you that once you ‘work through it’ then you can manage just one drink. If any of this sounds familiar then you, my friend, are in the perfect place right now. This is a must-listen-to podcast if you are any of those scenarios....


Addiction On Screen: Using Movies About Addiction to Get Sober

Movies About Addiction Today’s episode is a little extra special. The reason for that is that we’re approaching this topic from a totally different angle. We’re not going to talk about programs. We’re not talking about pitfalls, recovery plans, and another day 1. Not that we’re not talking about any of it, but, we are going to talk about a totally different approach to quitting drinking that you’ve probably never thought of before. Today, we are talking about movies about addiction. That...


5 Useful Methods To Make Dealing With Triggers Easier

dealing with triggers I’m going to start this episode with a mind-blowing statistic. Are you ready? Okay, here we go. Everyone has triggers. Crazy, right? I know, I know, it’s not that mind-blowing when you think about it because we are all living life, dealing with the ups and downs and the changes we have to make as we go through it. Change is inevitable. And when we are undergoing change, leaving old behaviors, habits, and people behind, there will be triggers. It’s also a little...


The Truth About People-Pleasing You Can’t Ignore

people pleasing People pleasing is a common struggle for most people, especially those of us with addiction issues. The key is to not let those habits stop you from doing the work that you know you need to do. So what do you do when the fears of saying “no”, or setting boundaries around your time and energy threaten to throw you off your game or derail you completely? You get guidance, take action, and learn to keep moving forward. And sometimes you need a little inspiration to keep you...


Create A Powerful New Year Plan That Will Actually Work

New Year Plan Can you believe 2022 is over already? I know it’s so cliché and everyone is saying it- but this year has gone by so fast! Maybe you can relate. I know when a year is packed with as many projects, challenges, milestones reached and lessons learned as 2022 has been for me, it makes time fly by. Some years ago I adopted a new way of thinking about it - instead of thinking about resolutions, as if something isn’t right and needs to be resolved – I think about my intentions for the...


Why Your Mindset Affects Your Outcome

Feeling better, adulting better, and how life will steer you the right direction (whether you’re ready for it or not!) A mom with a huge heart, a nurse, and determined to change the game, Lucy Maina is here and she’s ready to help you take action on your recovery dreams, move forward even when fear wants to hold you back, and use the gifts you already have to support your sobriety. I love this interview with Lucy, and I know you will, too. In this episode we talk about how she channeled her...


What to Focus On to Keep A Healthy Routine During the Holidays

Healthy Routines When you're going into a stressful time of year your healthy routines get off balance, there are tons of things to do, and stressors lurking around every corner. And if you don't know what to do, that lack of clarity can you lead you down the path of overwhelm and high anxiety. That's why I recorded today's episode. To take away your stress and make this process a lot easier for you. I'm breaking down a few fundamental steps to focus on when your rituals and routines are...


Figuring It Out When You Don’t Fit In Anywhere with Nate Kelly

I don't fit in anywhere Not all success stories are created equal. There are easy stories, hard stories, and everything in between. All are different and unique in their own way and all of them can have a happy ending. In this episode, I share an enlightening conversation with Nate Kelly about his quest of growing up, figuring himself out, and ending up in an unhealthy relationship with alcohol. He talks about... How he used alcohol to make him more social and to fit in more. The successes,...


This is the Practical Mental Wellness Plan You Need

Mental Wellness I wholeheartedly believe that mental wellness in recovery can be one of the best gifts you can give yourself. It gives you the freedom to design your life the way you want to and gives you the energy to do the things you love. But as you have probably figured out, if you don't have the right plan in place, the stress of social and family events can really take a toll on you. Every day, recovering people are dealing with things like anxiety, loneliness, and burnout. The...


Take Control of Your Life with Sloane Freemont

take control of your life When it comes to creating the life you want, most people think they are at the mercy of outside forces. But what if I told you… you have the power to create what you speak? 🤔😯 It may sound like a cliché, but it’s 💯 true. The thoughts we entertain and the words we speak create our reality. One of the most important things you can do to take control of your life is to be mindful of your thoughts and words. I’m telling you my friend, everything you think and say has...


4 Simple Ways For Finding Passion In Your Life

Finding Passion If you find yourself doing busy work because you don’t know what else to do, or feel like you are at a total loss when it comes to knowing yourself and your hobbies, it’s time to start finding passion in your life. Imagine this: You get out of bed early feeling refreshed and ready for your weekend. You love to spend time with your kids and make their favorite pancakes for breakfast, and you can’t wait to get some time for yourself to do the things you love. You know your...


Breaking Free From Mommy Wine Culture with Michelle Smith

mommy wine culture You feel embarrassed and humiliated because you know you are hiding this secret, and you feel like you should know better. Unfortunately, way too many moms fall victim to the mommy wine culture and as a result, get completely lost in the comfort of the drink. If this sounds familiar to you, then keep reading, my friend, because today’s guest, Michelle Smith, has a powerful story about losing yourself in alcohol and hiding it from the world, all while trying to work and be...