In this two part episode focused Addiction we meet writer and former Journalist Joshua Shea. Joshua had it all, the fame in his local community, nice house, wife, kids, dog, car and great career he was literally living the American dream but Joshua was living behind a mask whilst his public persona was ALL the above behind that was something darker, something that had taken a hold of him from a very young age and ended with him in jail and nearly losing everything. Joshua Shea is a recovering alcoholic and porn addict, people will assume from this introduction that it was the alcoholism that destroyed everything and turned his world upside down but it wasn't, it was his addiction to porn sites and sex chats that finally took him to rock bottom. Join us as Joshua tells us his story from the beginning when a babysitter introduces him to porn, abuse and the story begins.
Part 1 - Si (@ACEcast_NAtion) is joined by writer Joshua Shea (RecoveringPornAddict.com) to talk about his almost lifelong battle or maybe better described as relationship with addiction. Part one is an introduction to Joshua, his early life and predominantly discusses the alcohol side of his addiction.
Part 2 which will be out on Monday will tackle the Porn addiction, the effects it all started to have on him and eventually hitting rock bottom.
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