364 episodes

I share my experience, strength and hope with you regarding my own recovery from alcoholism through the 12 Steps in Alcoholics Anonymous. By the grace of God I've remained sober since I was 18 years old (1989). I started drinking and using drugs very young. I got sober during a time when there were not a lot of young people in AA. Moreover, I was homeless. I got sober in the very same location I drank. I'm passionate about recovery, and about sharing my incredible experience with others in every way I can. I am sincerely happy, joyous, and free.

Recovery Radio Podcast - KMP3 - Long-Term Sobriety in A.A‪.‬ Recovery Radio - KMP3

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 59 Ratings

I share my experience, strength and hope with you regarding my own recovery from alcoholism through the 12 Steps in Alcoholics Anonymous. By the grace of God I've remained sober since I was 18 years old (1989). I started drinking and using drugs very young. I got sober during a time when there were not a lot of young people in AA. Moreover, I was homeless. I got sober in the very same location I drank. I'm passionate about recovery, and about sharing my incredible experience with others in every way I can. I am sincerely happy, joyous, and free.

    Episode #1 - "Early Recovery"

    Episode #1 - "Early Recovery"

    This episode goes through the personal experience of what it was like to first show up in Alcoholics Anonymous, at the age of 18. 

    Homeless, penniless, and out of ideas, the 12 Steps were the only option left. 

    The host has remained sober since 1989. 

    • 38 min
    Episode #2 - "Early Recovery - Part II"

    Episode #2 - "Early Recovery - Part II"

    This episode continues with the personal experience of what it was like to first show up in Alcoholics Anonymous, at the age of 18. 

    Homeless, penniless, and out of ideas, the 12 Steps were the only option left. 

    The host has remained sober since 1989. 

    • 49 min
    Episode #3 - "The Obsession Returns"

    Episode #3 - "The Obsession Returns"

    At one year of sobriety, the obsession to drink returned, and remained for the next year and a half. Some people in A.A. told me to go drink again, that I was not "done drinking" and/or I had not really done the First Step.

    By the grace of God, I did not drink again, and was eventually led to a man who carried the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to me in a way that changed my life. 

    • 35 min
    Episode #4 - "My Guest is Dave - Part 1"

    Episode #4 - "My Guest is Dave - Part 1"

    Today, my guest is a close friend of mine in Alcoholics Anonymous named Dave.
    He talks about prayer, the "Big Book", A.A. meetings, the Third Step, and that time he was tazed by police officers right in front of his horrified neighbors. 

    After trying to get sober for twenty years, Dave received the same message I received, and it completely changed his life. 

    • 57 min
    Episode #5 - "The Problem & The Plot"

    Episode #5 - "The Problem & The Plot"

    In this episode I discuss my understanding of what alcoholism is, and is not, according to the first 164 pages of the "Big Book"; a clear understanding of the "problem" made the application of the "solution" much, much easier. 

    • 42 min
    Episode #6 - "A.A. Meetings"

    Episode #6 - "A.A. Meetings"

    In this episode I discuss how my relationship with AA meetings has evolved. I talk about practicing listening, getting out of self, the 12 Traditions, giving verses taking, the loving and tolerant nature of Alcoholics Anonymous, how easy it is to play God in a meeting, and finally, about how whatever I'm looking for, I will find it in a meeting.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

ArSn ,

For Better or For Worse

I 100% agree with the message here. There are two main themes of the Podcast, 1) AA meets have twisted the message and strayed away form the Big Book. This hurts and has potentially dire and dangerous consequences to the newcomer. 2) The host, member of AA (Not a spokesperson for), IS very compassionate and is an example of the solution given in the Big Book of AA. The solution, of which I have come to learn by listening to this show, is meeting Fear, frustration, and misery with Love, even if its just a little bit of Love, it is a start. Episodes 131 and 132 are really heart felt.

Katt_atonic ,

AWWWWWW YESS

Without the message that I learned from Clay’s podcast…aka SOLUTION-based recovery…I would be dead or at least dead inside. No joke. If you’re confused in recovery or you’re doing what you’re told and none of it is making sense I WAS YOU. There are so many instructions in AA and slogans that you cannot find in the Big Book, aka the book that started the biggest spiritual revolution in the past 2000 years. NO BIG DEAL. Clay brings the message back to the book and is the most compassionate person you will ever listen to. Clay understands how to communicate when there is work to do and that is ok to sit and be sad. Also, if you like Don Francisco’s coffee and Trader Joe’s french roast, you can pull up a chair and a cup with Clay any time. Recovery is about action. That is what I have learned and my life is incredible today because of the way that Clay simplifies the Big Book and a happily sober life. THANK YOU CLAY!

Bernsep15 ,

Recovery Radio

Great podcast

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