11 episodes

Two women of substance, Melissa Rice and Jade Wye, debunk the stereotype of addicts and guide you through the highs and lows of addiction and recovery.

Hooked: The Unexpected Addicts BBC

    • Personal Journals

Two women of substance, Melissa Rice and Jade Wye, debunk the stereotype of addicts and guide you through the highs and lows of addiction and recovery.

    Sober Christmas

    Sober Christmas

    Melissa and Jade talk about what Christmas used to be like for them in active addiction and now how they manage to enjoy it in recovery.

    • 38 min
    Sober dating

    Sober dating

    Melissa and Jade talk about what it's like to start dating after you get clean and sober, and they get the male perspective from journalist Alex Cooper.

    • 35 min
    Friends and Family

    Friends and Family

    Melissa speaks to her sister Rebecca and Jade talks to her friend Kathy about how their addictions affected the people close to them.

    The girls also speak to the step mum of Amy Winehouse, Jane, about the foundation set up in Amy’s memory.

    • 53 min
    What do you do for fun?

    What do you do for fun?

    DJ Fat Tony talks to Melissa and Jade about the misconceptions about recovering addicts and the things people say to them.

    • 43 min
    Food addiction

    Food addiction

    Jade and Melissa speak to a psychotherapist who specialises in addiction and Bibi, who's suffered with food addiction since she was a child.

    • 36 min
    Rehab

    Rehab

    Melissa and Jade talk about their time in rehab and what to do if you need to access help with an addiction.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

ELISEMADDISON ,

You guys are amazing !

This podcast has helped me more than you could know you fabulous ladies, my brother died in May 2018 , he was 46, he was an alcoholic and very nearly beat his demons but the pull was too strong for him and it was too late , I related so much to lots in this series and it helped me understand his addiction a little bit more , I laughed , I cried and my heart went out to all in recovery , would love an update to how you both are in 2020, THANK YOU XXXX

balex8362 ,

Hooked 🙏🏼🕊❤️

Thank you, you recovery queens!! This beautiful podcast has given me a lot of strength and hope around recovery during a dark time. Reminded me of the gratitude and also the lolz of looking back at the madness and living a better life today. Look forward to trudging that road in 2020 listening to Hooked. Recovery tune: Battle - Wookie

Kirsty Ahier ,

Enlightening

Absolutely blown away by this podcast. The girls are so clever!! I’m not much of a drinker but I can now see the fuller picture of addiction. I can see signs that I may be addicted to helping people or buying gifts which gives me feelings of pleasure in the way that alcohol or drugs might. Totally enlightening. Thanks girls xx

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