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Safe Recovery- is a new show designed to address Predatory behavior in 12 step meetings, and it's culture. Join us to discuss new approaches in our world, our culture with alcohol and drug overuse.

"Empowerment" not "Powerless" is our slogan.

We will discuss and explore alternatives to AA. We want to support men and women who have written new books on healing from alcohol dependency/drug overuse.
Alternative healing, both spiritual and secular to create our better selves is what we are all about.
Living Happy Lives, sober or with moderation. You choose...Americans need to step up and be more EMPOWERED! No more powerless modality.

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    • 3.5 • 64 Ratings

Safe Recovery- is a new show designed to address Predatory behavior in 12 step meetings, and it's culture. Join us to discuss new approaches in our world, our culture with alcohol and drug overuse.

"Empowerment" not "Powerless" is our slogan.

We will discuss and explore alternatives to AA. We want to support men and women who have written new books on healing from alcohol dependency/drug overuse.
Alternative healing, both spiritual and secular to create our better selves is what we are all about.
Living Happy Lives, sober or with moderation. You choose...Americans need to step up and be more EMPOWERED! No more powerless modality.

    What happens when you're in AA, leave and now you have no friends?

    What happens when you're in AA, leave and now you have no friends?

    30 min show about  when you leave AA, but all you had were stepper friends. Join Monica Richardson  for a live show.

    • 40 min
    Steven Slate author of Freedom Model

    Steven Slate author of Freedom Model

    Steven Slate author of Freedom Model, The Fredoom Model for addictions : Escape the Treatment & Recovery.  join Monica RIchardson - Host- filmmaker of The 13th Step  documentary, blogger and podcaster.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The 13th Step- A film exposing the dark side of Alcoholics Anonymous

    The 13th Step- A film exposing the dark side of Alcoholics Anonymous

    The 13th Step is a ground breaking documentary film  released in 2016 on AMAZON Prime. The 13th Step appeared in  Cannes and was exibited in the Documentary Corner in 2015. The film won best Documentary in The Beverly Hills Film Festival. A story that uncovers sex offenders, violent offenders and old timers who prey on innocent, vulnerable,  AA members. Monica Richardson the Director,  and long time  AA member,  left in 2011 to make the film after  desperately  trying to make things safer in AA. AA World Headquarters in New York City declined all attempts to be interviewed.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    AA 's entry into Hollywood, The Lost Weekend, The Days of Wine and Roses

    AA 's entry into Hollywood, The Lost Weekend, The Days of Wine and Roses

    Marty Mann, the first  successful woman in AA already was living a life of the rich and famous . Marty  was in the marketing and  adversting business and... her lover , Priscilla, worked at Vogue. Many connections were made for Marty and Bill Wilson through this high society ,  wealthy  hook ups. Still, long after they were gone, Hollywood was still pushing AA - After 80 years of  AA- non stop propaganda  there are  some 95 % of those who go who  fail, die or kill themsleves by AA standards. Where did  all the love and light go ? Why is AA still the only answer  in Hollywood movies and TV shows?   Why do they still push AA so hard. Good  question. Lets find out. There is a long list of movies that are straight up propaganda. The Lost Weekend, The Days of Wine and Roses, Flight with Denzel Washington, A Star is Born, Euphoria, Mom on CBS, When a Man Loves a Woman, Everything Must Go with Will Ferrell, The Way Back, 28 Days , Crazy Heart, Clean and Sober, A Million Little Pieces, One Little Pill, The 13th Step.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The stupid things AA sponsors say- are there any "good " sponsors?

    The stupid things AA sponsors say- are there any "good " sponsors?

    Did your sponsees or sponsors get mad when you left AA? What is the triggering factor?  Join Monica Richardson for a 1 hour show -

    • 53 min
    More about Alcoholism, Chapter 3 of the Big Book, tearing it up again

    More about Alcoholism, Chapter 3 of the Big Book, tearing it up again

    AA 's Big Book has alot of tall orders in it. This chapter maybe is the most confusing and strange. Join Monica Richardson for a live show  as we tear it apart.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

galflorida ,

The Best episodes are those with guests

Yes Monica is angry. You can fast forward through those bits if they disturb you. The best parts are the interviews with guests who bring alternative recovery methods to the podcast listener. I really enjoy those even though MOnica sometimes starts talking over them so that the guest can barely finish their thoughts. Its easy to click the "i" and see what the podcast is about and avoid those that appear to just be Monica rants that may not be helpful to you. I wonder what the one star raters are giving SOBERCAST (strictly 12 step) podcasts - those feel like rants the other direction to me ! Peace.

not a shamer ,

Keep going!

Monica, you are a warrior!

Northsea7 ,

Regarding 12 Steps.

Insulting when using God’s name in the same sentence with f..... etc....There isn’t an understanding of who God is.

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