8 episodes

A podcast where people tell their stories about addiction, recovery, grief and loss.

A Sobering Podcast A Sobering Story

    • Health & Fitness

A podcast where people tell their stories about addiction, recovery, grief and loss.

    "Yin and Yang" The Ryan's Sobering Story

    "Yin and Yang" The Ryan's Sobering Story

    On this episode we go a little off brand and have a candid conversation with the Ryan's, co-producers of A Sobering Story. The Ryan;'s discuss what they have learned about Substance Use Disorder (SUD), the importance of having a good team, the difficulties with producing a small budget documentary and the emotional tolls associated with SUD.A huge shout out to everyone that has contributed to this film in any way shape or form. You are truly apart of our dream team.

    • 50 min
    "I Can't Imagine" Jason Byerly's Sobering Story

    "I Can't Imagine" Jason Byerly's Sobering Story

    On this episode of A Sobering Podcast we have Jason Herbie Byerly. Jason is a wonderful man with a huge heart that commands attention when he walks in a room. Jason lost his son Connor to an overdose in 2022. We discuss the grief and mental health struggles he is currently battling with due to his loss. We talk about societal norms associated with grief and loss and how they can be detrimental to those grieving. Words and actions matter to those grieving as much as those struggling...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    "The Other Side" Kris's Sobering Story

    "The Other Side" Kris's Sobering Story

    Kris shares his story about recovery from the other side. Kris is part of the business community and as such faces different stigma than others. Kris has some interesting stories to share that will open some eyes. We talk about how stigma has affected him and his family, some expectations people have when they start recovery, what substance use does to families and what he is doing to advocate in the community today. Thank you Kris for sharing your story with us.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    "Hollywood”: Kyle Arnold's Sobering Story

    "Hollywood”: Kyle Arnold's Sobering Story

    Kyle Arnold is a peer support worker in Thunder Bay.Kyle was, is and continues to be Hollywood for all the right reasons in recovery, as he is a pillar in the recovery community and co-star of yhe documentary "A Sobering Story".Kyle shares what it was like to see his face on the silver screen for the first time. We talk about how life can be different and much the same for folks in recovery. Kyle shares about his life in recovery, what his romantic relationship looks like in recovery and what...

    • 1 hr 15 min
    "Par for the Course" Dustin Wilson's Sobering Story

    "Par for the Course" Dustin Wilson's Sobering Story

    Dustin shares how influential sports and family on his road to recovery. Dustin also talks about what recovery is like for those are professionals in the community and in the public eye.We then chat about the difference between codependency and health adult attachment.The chat then shifts to role sports can play from positive team building stance to a toxic male masculinity stance. Dustin has come a long was a person, father and professional. Please give some love to our sponsor. https:...

    • 55 min
    "A True Gem" Julie "Jewelz" Diners Sobering Story

    "A True Gem" Julie "Jewelz" Diners Sobering Story

    Jewles shares her story about her path to recovery where she battled substance use disorder, for custody of her children, abuse, mental health all while fighting for her life. Her courage and resiliency is truly remarkable. She is a diamond in the rough We discuss her struggles and stigma relating to with mental health, when it wasn't widely accepted as it is today. She is truly an incredibly kind and wonderful person that is doing amazing things in the recovery community today. Give a little...

    • 54 min

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