5 Best Podcasts About Addiction

Recovery is about more than just getting sober and staying that way. Recovering is about uncovering underlying trauma and triggers, getting to know your truth, and even sharing that truth with others. Without facing the depth of addiction, recovery will not be successful. 

Creating a new life for yourself in recovery is about making the changes daily from now on that keep you on the path of sobriety. That journey is supported by others in your life who are in recovery themselves, often through community meetings, relationships with sponsors, and others who have earned a front-row seat to watching the gift of recovery unfold in your life. 

Listening to others share their stories and even hear professionals speak about the latest techniques in addiction recovery treatment is another great way to gain access to others speaking vulnerably about their current and past struggles, as well as ways to conceptualize and think about the challenges that plague you. There are many benefits to listening to addiction recovery podcasts. So whether you’re driving to work or cleaning the house, press play on one of these top podcasts about addiction.

  1. The Addicted Mind

This podcast is hosted by Duane Osterlind, a LMFT (Licensed marriage and family therapist) and a CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist). While he experienced addiction earlier in his life, his passion for helping others has drawn him to create a platform for others to share their stories, and for him to share his insights. Guests include highly trained professionals and experts in their respective fields. Speaking on the latest stats and treatments, guests are internationally known recovery advocates. While not every guest has personal experience with addiction, each carries the wisdom and experience from the clients they work with who often have stories similar to your own.

  1. A Sober Girl’s Guide

After trying to get sober for nearly a decade, Jessica Jeboult is now a Sober Girl. Each week on her podcast, she shares honest conversations with guests about mental health, self-development, wellness and even spirituality. Through conversation with her guests they discuss how these elements influenced each person’s unique recovery journey. Inspired by her own recovery and wellness journey, Jessica’s topics are very relatable and genuine. If you want a no fluff, cut to the truth, kind of talk, this is the one to listen to.

  1. We Can Do Hard Things

Hosted by renowned author and advocate Glennon Doyle, she offers a moment of peace and relatability in her podcast entitled We Can Do Hard Things. Each week, Glennon and her sister Amanda drop the fake niceties and speak truthfully about the hard gritty realities that they face individually, and what we’re facing collectively. Topics about mental health, societal views, and loving yourself more – their podcast offers a space to honestly reflect about how life is going, really, and still feel loved through it all.

  1. Coming Up For Air

Offering a different perspective, Coming Up for Air is about families speaking to families about addiction. The concept is simple: loved ones of those who have struggled, speaking to those going through it presently, and yet so powerful. By taking the outsider’s perspective, this podcast offers an opportunity to hear the truth of the destructive nature of addiction that affects families immensely. It can be extremely difficult to be aware of how one’s addiction hurts others but these podcasts tell the stories of those who’ve experienced it. If you’re a mother, partner, son or sister of someone who abuses substances, this podcast might just be right for you!

  1. The Addiction Podcast -The Point of No Return

According to the creators, the point of no return is when someone with an addiction has come to a realization that they need and want help. Each episode of this podcast features a different guest sharing their personal experience in recovery. From drug abuse and how they found the recovery they needed, each episode brings hope in recovery from day one forward. 

Recovery Within a Supportive Community at The Haven

Beyond listening to the stories of others via podcasts, engaging with a recovery community is a crucial step to avoid falling back into the cycle of addiction, or to even be able to know what a life beyond addiction looks like.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, contact the professionals at The Haven at Pismo to get the guidance you need today. Our central California-based center offers treatment at many different levels that might be right for you! Our knowledgeable team offers treatment tailored to you, all within a comfortable healing environment. Reach out today to get started!

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