19 episodes

How is life experienced after five, ten, 20 years of sobriety? What did it take to get there, and how do you keep complacency at bay from the safe, solid foundation of long-term recovery? Through engaging dialogue with recovering addicts and alcoholics in differing stages of recovery, host Howard M. walks listeners through various “seasons” of sobriety, and what it takes to persevere through fears, resentment, sadness and joy. We all plateau and must commit to perpetual progress; Seasons of Sobriety offers a refreshing rest stop on the endless road to recovery.

Seasons of Sobriet‪y‬ Howard M

    • Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

How is life experienced after five, ten, 20 years of sobriety? What did it take to get there, and how do you keep complacency at bay from the safe, solid foundation of long-term recovery? Through engaging dialogue with recovering addicts and alcoholics in differing stages of recovery, host Howard M. walks listeners through various “seasons” of sobriety, and what it takes to persevere through fears, resentment, sadness and joy. We all plateau and must commit to perpetual progress; Seasons of Sobriety offers a refreshing rest stop on the endless road to recovery.

    Kathy K - Northern New Jersey

    Kathy K - Northern New Jersey

    This episode features Kathy K from Northern New Jersey.
    Kathy has been sober since January 1st, 1987.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Adam F - Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

    Adam F - Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

    This episode features Adam F. from the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
    Adam has been sober since August 11, 2011
    In Adam’s story you will learn how he dealt with his stubbornness and delusion.  This is best shown in his description of how he took himself off medication and later found how necessary it was for his success in sobriety.  
    He also shares with us how important it is to distinguish between what the medication can do as opposed to what he can do.  In hearing Adam’s story I really enjoyed hearing about some interesting results from working the ninth step. Adam also shares his insight with regard to being in relationship and marriage to a fellow member of the program.
    Join Adam on his journey at Adamfout.com.  
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    Book Recommendation from Adam
    Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson
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    A special thanks to Sound Devices for donating the MixPre-6 used to record portions of this episode.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Marcus M - West Caldwell, NJ

    Marcus M - West Caldwell, NJ

    This episode features Marcus M from West Caldwell, NJ.  Marcus has been sober since June 1, 1986.
    Marcus’ story starts at the very young age of 16 where he was fortunate to admit to his innermost self that he had a problem with alcohol and drugs. Thanks to his surroundings and the support of family he was able to get in to attend meetings and begin his journey.
    He also had the opportunity to repay the kindness and generosity back to his mother when she needed him most during her battle with cancer.  Marcus also had the opportunity to repair a damaged relationship with his father when challenged with letting go of old ideas formed during his sobriety.
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    Book Recommendation from Marcus
    Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood by Mary Strong
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    Use the link below if you would like to contact the show.
    https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/contact
    A special thanks to Sound Devices for donating the MixPre-6 used to record portions of this episode.
     
     

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Joel N - Glen Ridge, NJ

    Joel N - Glen Ridge, NJ

    This episode features Joel N originally from Bayside Queens and now lives in Glen Ridge NJ
    Joel has been sober since January 8, 2018
    Joel’s story is an illustration of the importance of how vital it is to keep coming back.  His journey includes a battle with prescription drug medication as he was diagnosed with medical conditions requiring pain management. I appreciated his tenacity and fortitude to face his dishonesty and become a beacon of hope for those dealing with problems other than alcohol and drugs.  I think you will also enjoy how he has become a trusted servant as meetings in the area were restricted to a Zoom online format.
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    Book Recommendation from Joel
    The Search for Serenity and How to Achieve It by Lewis F. Presnall
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    Use the link below if you would like to contact the show.
    https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/contact
    A special thanks to Sound Devices for donating the MixPre-6 used to record portions of this episode.
     

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Tom P. - Clifton, NJ

    Tom P. - Clifton, NJ

    This episode features Tom P from Clifton, NJ
    Tom has been sober since February 14, 1989
    Tom’s story is one of challenge and diversity as he started his journey in Narcotics Anonymous and later found a place in Alcoholics Anonymous.  His experience spans many of life’s challenges and celebrations.  His message is one of perseverance and ambition.  He has been through several life cycles in sobriety from getting married to having a daughter who has only known him as a sober father.  He has also gone through the painful process of the death of a parent and untangled  some of the knots of a difficult childhood.
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    Book Recommendation from Tom
    The Human Condition: Contemplation and Transformation - Thomas Keating
    So, You Want To Be Like Christ?: Eight Essentials to Get You There - Charles Swindoll 
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    Use this link if you would like to be a guest on the show or to make a recommendation.
    https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/contact
    If you would like to make a donation, please use the link below.
    https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/donate
    A special thanks to Sound Devices for donating the MixPre-6 used to record portions of this episode.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Todd S - Netanya, Israel (Formerly Tulsa, Oklahoma)

    Todd S - Netanya, Israel (Formerly Tulsa, Oklahoma)

    This episode features Todd S. originally from Oklahoma and now lives in Israel.
    Todd has been sober since June 13, 1996.
    Todd’s story illustrates his journey of understanding as he got sober during his legal career transitioning from a prosecutor to a  judge.  He speaks about the lessons in humility after seeing addiction from both sides.
    He also opens up about the challenges of strained relationships with children and what he learned from being patient with someone else’s hurt and anger.
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    Book Recommendation from Todd
    Positivity Bias by Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson.
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    Use the link below if you would like to be a guest on the show or to make a recommendation.
    https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/contact
    If you would like to make a donation, please use the link below.
    https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/donate
    A special thanks to Sound Devices for donating the MixPre-6 used to record portions of this episode.

    • 51 min

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If you are in recovery, or have a loved one immersed in the journey, you will find value in this podcast. Even if you are not (knowingly) connected to either group of people, these conversations will resonate with you and lead to reflection regarding your own decisions and actions. A great takeaway from episode one is the definition of humility (but you'll have to listen to pick up that gem! no spoiler here!)

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