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Mike and Nat are two middle-aged suburban dads wrestling with addiction and recovery while trying to juggle home life, work, and staying sober. Listen as they discuss current topics in the recovery community including 12 Step, alternative addiction recovery and the newest medical research . Listen to the guys talk about their daily struggle to maintain their recovery and anonymity in the world of soccer moms and PTA meetings. If the neighbors only knew...

Recovery in the Middle Ages - Two Middle-Aged Suburban Dads Talk About Recovering From Addiction to Drugs & Alcohol‪.‬ Recovery in the Middle Ages

    • Mental Health
    • 4.9 • 40 Ratings

Mike and Nat are two middle-aged suburban dads wrestling with addiction and recovery while trying to juggle home life, work, and staying sober. Listen as they discuss current topics in the recovery community including 12 Step, alternative addiction recovery and the newest medical research . Listen to the guys talk about their daily struggle to maintain their recovery and anonymity in the world of soccer moms and PTA meetings. If the neighbors only knew...

    ...And We're BACK! The Guys Discuss "Drug Use For Grownups" by Dr. Carl Hart

    ...And We're BACK! The Guys Discuss "Drug Use For Grownups" by Dr. Carl Hart

    RMA-Episode 27 Show Notes:
    And we’re BACK. Mike and Nat dive into a discussion of Dr. Carl Hart’s new book Drug Use for Grown-Ups, and share their thoughts on Dr. Hart’s advocacy of recreational heroin use. Also, Mike tells a 1980s story about an unsuccessful attempt to return a vial of crack to a dealer and get his money back because he didn’t like the size of the rock. Hilarity ensues!
    Plus, the weekly round-up, Recovery in the News, (MDMA to treat Alcohol Use Disorder?), and the Week in Weird, (Get Your Ass to Mars), on a cabin-fevered, well-rested episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.
    E-Mail NatX@gmail.com with your questions for Sgt. Slaughter for our new “Ask a Cop” segment.
    YOU CAN NOW LISTEN TO RMA ON YOUTUBE:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf17Iid4b4NeZHPXy_Jm9wA/featured
    PLEASE leave us a 5 star review on I-Tunes if you’re enjoying the show and SUBSCRIBE to get the latest episodes. 
    APPLE LINK https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/recovery-in-middle-ages-two-middle-aged-suburban-dads/id1528859864
    You can reach us by email at:
    MikeR@middleagesrecovery.com
    Natx@middleagesrecovery.com
    Send comments, complaints, death threats, ideas and requests to be interviewed. We’ll talk to anyone!
    WE NOW HAVE A WEBSITE! Drop by and check it out:
    Www.middleagesrecovery.com
    Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com where we have a new feature for an upcoming segment on the show, “This is YOUR life!” On the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read them on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).
    FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:! 
    https://twitter.com/RecoveryAges?s=20
    Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!
    https://www.facebook.com/Recoveryinthemiddleages
    We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/365987294509662/
    If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  
    https://www.aa.org/
    https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/
    Recovery In The News
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/mdma-alcohol-addiction-treatment-bristol-b1805887.html
    The Week in Weird:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/24/learning/lesson-of-the-day-nasas-perseverance-rover-lands-on-mars-to-renew-search-for-extinct-life.html
    Dr. Carl Hart’s Trashy Book
    “Drug Use For Grownups”
    https://amzn.to/3dMZ13W
    Buy The Book through this link and help support your favorite show!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    ¡Get Smart! with Erin Moore! The Pinking of Alcoholism & Nat's Super bowl Incident

    ¡Get Smart! with Erin Moore! The Pinking of Alcoholism & Nat's Super bowl Incident

    RMA-Episode 25 Show Notes:
     
    This week we welcome Erin Moore back to the program to talk about alcohol marketing and treatment from a woman's perspective. What’s up with the “pinkening” of alcohol advertisements and mommy wine culture? Are women at more risk of alcohol-related health issues than men? Tune in to find out. Also, Nat recounts that time he got drunk at a superbowl party with his sponsor and the boys get through another week without drinking.
     
    Plus, the weekly round-up, Recovery in the News, (The boss has been drinking Down by the river), and the Week in Weird (more mystery monoliths), on a freshly packed powdered episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.
     
    You can reach Erin Moore at www.fallingphoenix.com

    E-Mail NatX@gmail.com with your questions for Sgt. Slaughter for our new “Ask a Cop” segment.
     
    YOU CAN NOW LISTEN TO RMA ON YOUTUBE:
     
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf17Iid4b4NeZHPXy_Jm9wA/featured
     
    PLEASE leave us a 5 star review on I-Tunes if you’re enjoying the show and SUBSCRIBE to get the latest episodes. 
     
    APPLE LINK https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/recovery-in-middle-ages-two-middle-aged-suburban-dads/id1528859864
     
    You can reach us by email at:
     
    MikeR@middleagesrecovery.com
    Natx@middleagesrecovery.com
     
    Send comments, complaints, death threats, ideas and requests to be interviewed. We’ll talk to anyone!
     
    WE NOW HAVE A WEBSITE! Drop by and check it out:
     
    Www.middleagesrecovery.com
     
    Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com where we have a new feature for an upcoming segment on the show, “This is YOUR life!” On the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read them on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).
     
    FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:! 
     
    https://twitter.com/RecoveryAges?s=20
     
    Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!
     
    https://www.facebook.com/Recoveryinthemiddleages
    We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.
     
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/365987294509662/
     
    If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  
     
    https://www.aa.org/
    https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

    Recovery In The News
     
    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/bruce-springsteen-arrest-1127186/
     
    The Week in Weird:
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/world/asia/turkey-monolith.html

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Sober Dad During a Snow Storm - Is Stock Trading Gambling?

    Sober Dad During a Snow Storm - Is Stock Trading Gambling?

    RMA-Episode 25 Show Notes:
    Is stock investing gambling? Is it addictive behavior? What about lotto? It’s all about the dopamine. Also, remember that person that used to go out in a blizzard to score? Was that really you? So many questions, and boy, do we have answers!
    Plus, the weekly round-up, Recovery in the News, (Oregon spends money on unproven recovery programs), and the Week in Weird (how do you even say “Oumuamua”?), on an odds-on-favorite, meme stocked episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.
    E-Mail NatX@gmail.com with your questions for Sgt. Slaughter for our new “Ask a Cop” segment.
    YOU CAN NOW LISTEN TO RMA ON YOUTUBE:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf17Iid4b4NeZHPXy_Jm9wA/featured
    PLEASE leave us a 5 star review on I-Tunes if you’re enjoying the show and SUBSCRIBE to get the latest episodes. 
    APPLE LINK https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/recovery-in-middle-ages-two-middle-aged-suburban-dads/id1528859864
    You can reach us by email at:
    MikeR@middleagesrecovery.com
    Natx@middleagesrecovery.com
    Send comments, complaints, death threats, ideas and requests to be interviewed. We’ll talk to anyone!
    WE NOW HAVE A WEBSITE! Drop by and check it out:
    Www.middleagesrecovery.com
    Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com where we have a new feature for an upcoming segment on the show, “This is YOUR life!” On the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read them on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).
    FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:! 
    https://twitter.com/RecoveryAges?s=20
    Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!
    https://www.facebook.com/Recoveryinthemiddleages
    We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/365987294509662/
    If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  
    https://www.aa.org/
    https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/
    Recovery In The News
    https://www.salemreporter.com/posts/3556/state-to-pour-millions-more-into-addiction-treatment-despite-little-proof-it-works
    The Week in Weird:
    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/astronomer-avi-loeb-says-aliens-have-visited-and-hes-not-kidding1/
     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    This Naked Mind Part 3 - Practical Steps to Freedom from Alcohol

    This Naked Mind Part 3 - Practical Steps to Freedom from Alcohol

    RMA-Episode 24 Show Notes:
    This Naked Mind Part III. On our final episode on TNM we talk about Annie’s 4 Point program to set you free. 
    Plus, the usual hijinx: the weekly round-up, Recovery in the News, (so much fentanyl around these days), and the Week in Weird (haunted baby carriages?), on a disorganized, occasionally interrupted, short squeezed episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.
    E-Mail NatX@gmail.com with your questions for Sgt. Slaughter for our new “Ask a Cop” segment.
    YOU CAN NOW LISTEN TO RMA ON YOUTUBE:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf17Iid4b4NeZHPXy_Jm9wA/featured
    PLEASE leave us a 5 star review on I-Tunes if you’re enjoying the show and SUBSCRIBE to get the latest episodes. 
    APPLE LINK https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/recovery-in-middle-ages-two-middle-aged-suburban-dads/id1528859864
    You can reach us by email at:
    MikeR@middleagesrecovery.com
    Natx@middleagesrecovery.com
    Send comments, complaints, death threats, ideas and requests to be interviewed. We’ll talk to anyone!
    WE NOW HAVE A WEBSITE! Drop by and check it out:
    Www.middleagesrecovery.com
    Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com where we have a new feature for an upcoming segment on the show, “This is YOUR life!” On the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read them on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).
    FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:! 
    https://twitter.com/RecoveryAges?s=20
    Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!
    https://www.facebook.com/Recoveryinthemiddleages
    We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/365987294509662/
    If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  
    https://www.aa.org/
    https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/
    This Naked Mind:
    https://thisnakedmind.com/
    This Naked Mind Book Purchase:
    https://amzn.to/2Kh5KGL
    Recovery in the News:
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/health/fentanyl-is-in-everything-philadelphia-says-overdose-deaths-skyrocketing/2674262/
    Haunted Baby Carriages:
    https://www.wlbt.com/2021/01/25/family-believes-christmas-present-unleashed-paranormal-activity-their-brandon-home/
     

    • 56 min
    Does Vivitrol Helps Meth Cravings? "This Naked Mind" Book Discussion Part 2

    Does Vivitrol Helps Meth Cravings? "This Naked Mind" Book Discussion Part 2

    RMA-Episode 23 Show Notes:
    This Naked Mind Part II. Everything you thought you knew about alcohol is dead wrong. Mike and Nat break it down.
    Plus, the weekly round-up, Recovery in the News (Naltrexone for Meth?), and the Week in Weird (is the Loch Ness monster related to Mitch McConnell?) on a somewhat holy, cognitively biased, thoroughly manipulated episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.
    E-Mail NatX@gmail.com with your questions for Sgt. Slaughter for our new “Ask a Cop” segment.
    YOU CAN NOW LISTEN TO RMA ON YOUTUBE:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf17Iid4b4NeZHPXy_Jm9wA/featured
    PLEASE leave us a 5 star review on I-Tunes if you’re enjoying the show and SUBSCRIBE to get the latest episodes. 
    APPLE LINK https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/recovery-in-middle-ages-two-middle-aged-suburban-dads/id1528859864
    You can reach us by email at:
    MikeR@middleagesrecovery.com
    Natx@middleagesrecovery.com
    Send comments, complaints, death threats, ideas and requests to be interviewed. We’ll talk to anyone!
    WE HAVE A WEBSITE! Drop by and check it out:
    Www.middleagesrecovery.com
    Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com where we have a new feature for an upcoming segment on the show, “This is YOUR life!” On the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read them on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).
    FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:! 
    https://twitter.com/RecoveryAges?s=20
    Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!
    https://www.facebook.com/Recoveryinthemiddleages
    We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/365987294509662/
    If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  
    https://www.aa.org/
    https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/
    This Naked Mind:
     
    https://thisnakedmind.com/
    This Naked Mind Book Purchase:
    https://amzn.to/2Kh5KGL
    Naltrexone for Meth:
    https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/944075
    Is Nessie a Turtle?
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/loch-ness-monster-ancient-sea-23336709
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Naked Recovery: Nat & Mike Discuss "This Naked Mind" Part 1

    Naked Recovery: Nat & Mike Discuss "This Naked Mind" Part 1

    RMA-Episode 22 Show Notes:
    Hi-ya Kids! This week we have a show that’s chock full of alt-recovery wisdom. We do an in-depth dive into Annie Grace’s This Naked Mind and look at how changing our thinking about alcohol and its place in society, (and in our heads), is the first step to lasting recovery.
    Plus, the weekly round-up, Recovery in the News (Casual heroin use?), and the Week in Weird on a mindful, post-holiday, dry January episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.
    PLEASE leave us a 5 star review on I-Tunes if you’re enjoying the show and SUBSCRIBE to get the latest episodes. 
    APPLE LINK https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/recovery-in-middle-ages-two-middle-aged-suburban-dads/id1528859864
    You can reach us by email at:
    MikeR@middleagesrecovery.com
    Natx@middleagesrecovery.com
    Send comments, complaints, death threats, ideas and requests to be interviewed. We’ll talk to anyone!
    WE NOW HAVE A WEBSITE! Drop by and check it out:
    Www.middleagesrecovery.com
    Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com where we have a new feature for an upcoming segment on the show, “This is YOUR life!” On the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read them on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).
    FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:! 
    https://twitter.com/RecoveryAges?s=20
    Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!
    https://www.facebook.com/Recoveryinthemiddleages
    We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/365987294509662/
    If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  
    https://www.aa.org/
    https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/
    This Naked Mind:
    https://thisnakedmind.com/
    This Naked Mind Book Purchase:
    https://amzn.to/2Kh5KGL
    When Getting High is a Hobby, Not a Habit
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/12/books/review/drug-use-for-grown-ups-carl-l-hart.html
    Indonesian Child Ghost?
    https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/video-ghost-child-causes-a-stir-in-malaysia/

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

ruanjjjjj ,

Ryan jjj Chicago

Honestly , I’m in the midst of a massive struggle with addiction right now . I found you guys a week or so ago and have binged a good 10 episodes . Although a regular attendee at AA I can’t seem to get sober using their model . It began to make me feel unworthy or is if something was wrong with me . To hear you guys talk about alternatives to AA honestly gave me a huge light at the end of the tunnel realizing this recovery deal can be done other ways . Love the show , please keep making it . You have a new every week listener .

Kim Rhodes ,

Not quite middle-aged yet, but loved it anyway

I live a very suburban lifestyle and it’s sometimes hard to find people who can relate to that within the realm of recovery podcasts. Mike and Nat are relatable, likable, and make you feel like you’re right there in the room with them.

Consumer Tom ,

Great pod awesome format

RMA is a fresh change of pace from typical recovery podcasts. Instead of being stuck in the interview format or the long ramble to nowhere format, these guys address a solid topic and deliver humor + purpose while doing it. I appreciate the time they clearly put in to making feel like a drive time hour of radio. It works if you work it- their untraditional approach to recovery is keeping me engaged and exploring.

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