48 episodes

Working to take the shame and stigma out of talking about alcoholism, addiction and recovery through open and honest conversation. My name is Becca, I'm an alcoholic and I am proud of it. Proud because it's changed my life for the better but unfortunately it is still socially unacceptable to talk about being an alcoholic - let's change that. Join me as I chat with people about how they came forward publicly about their sobriety, how their lives are different today and what are some misconceptions and stigmas around talking about alcoholism, addiction and recovery.

The Unashamed Alcoholic Becca

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

Working to take the shame and stigma out of talking about alcoholism, addiction and recovery through open and honest conversation. My name is Becca, I'm an alcoholic and I am proud of it. Proud because it's changed my life for the better but unfortunately it is still socially unacceptable to talk about being an alcoholic - let's change that. Join me as I chat with people about how they came forward publicly about their sobriety, how their lives are different today and what are some misconceptions and stigmas around talking about alcoholism, addiction and recovery.

    Episode 48: Conversation with Alex Green

    Episode 48: Conversation with Alex Green

    This week's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is former NFL running back, Alex Green. Alex played professional football for the New York Jets, the Green Bay Packers and in the CFL, the Hamilton Tiger Cats. 

    Alex is very open about his early recovery and shares online how sobriety has changed his life. I was interested in chatting with Alex about why he went public, his emotional and incredible story of rock bottom, and how his career as an athlete impacted his journey.

    I hope you enjoy my conversation with Alex.
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    Episode 47: Conversation with Cait Madry

    Episode 47: Conversation with Cait Madry

    This week's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is actress and comedian Cait Madry. Cait has her own podcast called Clearheaded where she dives into topics around sobriety and recovery and living a sober life. 

    I knew Cait and I would have a lot in common given we both are keen to share our stories and the benefits of living sober. 

    I hope you enjoy my conversation with Cait.
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    • 49 min
    Episode 46: Conversation with Ginny Hogan

    Episode 46: Conversation with Ginny Hogan

    This week's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is writer and stand-up comic, Ginny Hogan.

    I came across Ginny on twitter, well more specifically, some of her stand-up material where she pokes fun at her old self in her drinking days. I loved this and knew I wanted to connect with her.

    I hope you enjoy my conversation with Ginny.
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    • 37 min
    Episode 45: Conversation with Laura Eamon

    Episode 45: Conversation with Laura Eamon

    This week's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is Laura Eamon.

    Many people sent me Laura's story on CBC.ca when it came out, saying she'd be a great guest- they were right, she was lovely! Laura quit university due to an alcohol problem and once sober, landed a scholarship. It's a beautiful and inspiring story of recovery that everyone will be encouraged by. Here is her story and I hope you enjoy our conversation.



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    • 34 min
    Episode 44: Conversation with David Shand

    Episode 44: Conversation with David Shand

    This week's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is former NHL player David Shand.  Drafted in 1976 by both the Atlanta Flames of the National Hockey League and the Calgary Cowboys of the World Hockey Association, Shand also played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals.

    After hockey, Shand pursued a career in law, which eventually helped him find his path to recovery from addiction and lead him to his greatest legacy of an educator and spokesperson for alcoholics and addicts. 

    I hope you enjoy my conversation with David
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    • 39 min
    Episode 43: Conversation with Kevin Chief

    Episode 43: Conversation with Kevin Chief

    This week's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is Kevin Chief.

    I connected with Kevin online after someone shared an article on him that appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press. Kevin was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in the 2011 election and is the co-founder of the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre. Kevin has a truly inspiring story of addiction and recovery, and he explains what brought him to publicly sharing it.

    I hope you enjoy my conversation with Kevin.


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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

PhishDC96 ,

Honest and touching

This podcast gives an inside look on the lives of alcoholics. And guess what, it’s not that different from your life. People get sober. Yes it’s a miracle and it improves life. Yes you can live a beautiful life sober. Rebecca shines a light on recovery and the beautiful stories that will impact you and your personal sobriety journey. Enjoy listening to this outgoing, generous and fun Sober alcoholic. Bravo!

aleeroseg ,

Inspirational

Amazing podcast. I’ve enjoyed the stories you have shared so very much !

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