10 episodes

My Secular Sobriety is an addiction recovery podcast covering issues of interest to secular people in recovery. We discuss all addictions, all support groups, and all treatments. Our guests will include people in recovery, experts in the science of addiction, and authors.

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My Secular Sobriety is an addiction recovery podcast covering issues of interest to secular people in recovery. We discuss all addictions, all support groups, and all treatments. Our guests will include people in recovery, experts in the science of addiction, and authors.

    Episode 11: Reality Check with David B. Bohl

    Episode 11: Reality Check with David B. Bohl

    This episode features a conversation with our friend David B. Bohl and focuses on how to cope with the ongoing trauma of the Covid 19 pandemic. David has written several articles on the topic, which can be found at his website davidbbohol.com 

    • 54 min
    Episode 10: The Sinclair Method with Katie Lain

    Episode 10: The Sinclair Method with Katie Lain

    In this episode we meet Katie Lain, an advocate and mentor for the Sinclair Method, which is a means for treating Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) based on the principal of pharmacological extinction. Those who use this method to treat AUD will take the drug Naltrexone one hour prior to drinking. Naltrexone is an opiate blocker that over time removes one’s craving for alcohol.

    • 33 min
    Episode 9: Gabe Rosales

    Episode 9: Gabe Rosales

    Gabe Rosales, is a professional musician, and a sobriety and criminal justice advocate from San Juan Capistrano, California. He got sober in 2007 after serving time in prison for crimes committed during the time he was actively drinking and drugging. The experience inspired him to earn a degree in Criminal Justice in order to help reform the system and make the world a better place.



    Gabe's album "Vital Nonsense" came out in 2009 and is a brilliant mix of hip-hop and rock that you really need to experience to appreciate. It's available at Amazon as an mp3 download or CD.



    You can learn more about Gabe at his website gaberosales.com.

    • 56 min
    Episode 8: Spirituality, Secularism, and Recovery

    Episode 8: Spirituality, Secularism, and Recovery

    Bobby C. has been sober for 36 years and during that time, he has always been open-minded to new ideas and this has enriched his recovery. He has utilized a number of different peer support groups such as AA, SMART, and Dharma Recovery. He really takes a holistic approach to his recovery.

    • 56 min
    Episode 7: Meet Ben

    Episode 7: Meet Ben

    In this episode, John introduces Ben the co-host for this podcast. Ben briefly discusses his addiction and recovery and a conversation flows from there. Topics covered include: twelve step culture, atheism and agnosticism, growing up with an alcoholic, and the dangers of labeling oneself as an addict.

    • 41 min
    Episode 6: How to Handle AA as a Secularist

    Episode 6: How to Handle AA as a Secularist

    In this episode John and Ben have a conversation about how to navigate Alcoholics Anonymous as a secular person. They briefly touch on what a person can expect to experience at their first AA meeting, and how to handle the overtly religious nature of most AA meetings. 



    Topics covered in this episode include: 



    How to deal with the praying. 

    How to approach the steps. 

    Avoiding Conformity. 

    Finding a Secular AA Meeting 

    Online Resources

    AABeyondBelief.org

    AAAgnostica.org 

    SecularAA.org 

    • 42 min

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