The best company is Sober Company. We are a podcast about modern sobriety. Sober Company hosts conversations centered in personal empowerment and addiction recovery outside of the 12-step model (and with a Buddhist bent).
Sober Nutrition with Bianca Rivera, RD
Lacey speaks to Bianca Rivera, a sober Registered Dietician about her journey to sobriety as a working mom during the pandemic. They also talk about what alcohol does to your body, what behaviors and foods support recovery, and the deal with sugar cravings. Bianca also tells us how she speaks to her kids about alcohol and how she teaches them about healthy responses to emotions.
Murphy Jensen: Tennis Champ and Recovery Tech
Lacey and Nik speak to Murphy Jensen, a Grand Slam doubles champion and the Co-Founder of WeConnect Recovery, an app that supports folks in recovery through contingency management and direct cooperation with the person's care team. They speak to Murphy about his rise to tennis stardom, which included winning the French Open Doubles with his brother Luke, and about his experience with substance use; the impact it had on his brother and how it ultimately came to a head while Murphy was at the U.S Open and his first child was being born. They also talk about how Murphy came to help create the WeConnect app and how it supports people’s recovery. Murphy also describes what contingency management looks like and how effective it can be.
Sober Dad and Antabuse
We're replaying an episode this week from January 2020 where Nik and Lacey talk to their friend Jake about the benefits and dangers of Antabuse and the debate as to whether taking drugs to help get you sober is "cheating" or not. We also discuss Jake's experience of early sobriety with a young family.
Sober Joy with Amani Sampson
Lacey and Nik speak to Amani Sampson, the co-founder of Abundance Residency, an abundance community divested from alcohol culture. They talk about about how Amani decided to stop drinking and how a traumatic life event reshaped what was important to her. Amani speaks about the richness and joy sobriety has brought her and about the lack of representation of sober Black women and why it's important for her to be open about her choice to stop using alcohol.
Toxic and Intoxicated Friends with Jen
We speak to Jen talk about what toxicity is and why it's bad for your recovery. They also talk about having to move on from friendships with people who are still partying hard but how special and incredible friendships are that are created in recovery. They also go over creating boundaries with people you may not be able to totally cut out of your life, like family.
Why Alcohol Sucks So Much with Carson Benowitz-Fredericks
Lacey speaks to Carson Benowitz-Fredericks, MSPH, the research manager for industry watchdog Alcohol Justice about exactly how bad alcohol is. They discuss how intensely shady the alcohol industry is and why you shouldn't trust the studies that come out saying moderate use could be good for you. They talk about the links between alcohol and cancer and why "natural wine" is really the same as Natty Ice. They also talk about how the disease model isn't effective in capturing the whole story about addiction.
The dating war stories, hearing female and male perspectives was really helpful. Good to hear from people in their 30s/40s in the dating world.
The episode on COVID depression and sobriety saved my day. The darkness feels lighter. Keep up the honest effort of communicating struggles. I can relate to all. Much appreciated & much needed. Hugs from Chicago. xo
What a delight!
This is my favorite sobriety podcast! I love the variety of guests and perspectives explored! I find that I leave each episode having learned something about another dimension of sobriety. Also the hosts, Lacey and Nick are super relatable and their willingness to be vulnerable with their own journeys is inspiring! It was very cool to follow along with this podcast my first year of sobriety and I look forward to listening for many more years!!