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The Sober Motivation podcast will have new guests each week sharing their sobriety stories in hopes of inspiring others about what is possible.

Sober Motivation: Sharing Sobriety Stories Brad McLeod

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 388 Ratings

The Sober Motivation podcast will have new guests each week sharing their sobriety stories in hopes of inspiring others about what is possible.

    Why am I trying so hard to control the amount of alcohol I drink? with Jared Blake

    Why am I trying so hard to control the amount of alcohol I drink? with Jared Blake

    In this episode of the Podcast, Jared shares his journey from a seemingly normal childhood in rural Arkansas to struggling with addiction and eventually finding sobriety. Jared shares about the impact of his addiction on his role as a father. Jared recounts his experiences in rehab, the importance of honesty and community in recovery, and how his career in music, including a stint on The Voice, helped shape his path. After having 12 years clean, Jared went back out for another drink but was able to exit the train much sooner this time.  He emphasizes the significance of finding purpose, helping others, and the continuous effort required to maintain sobriety. This is Jared’s story on the Sober Motivation podcast.
     
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    Connect with Jared on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaredblakemusic/
     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    For Natalie a "Rock Bottom" was not required to break up with alcohol.

    For Natalie a "Rock Bottom" was not required to break up with alcohol.

    In this episode, Natalie has been sober since October 16, 2022, and shares her inspiring sobriety journey. Natalie recounts her childhood in Kentucky, her disciplined college years, and her eventual immersion into social drinking through her career in sales. Struggling with moderation, Natalie navigates societal pressures, and the mommy wine culture, and eventually finds clarity. She explains her transformative 30-day challenge, the support from her husband and community, and how she discovered her true self and potential through sobriety. This compelling episode highlights the power of mindset, community support, and self-discovery on the path to a fulfilling sober life.
    More Information on SoberLink: https://soberlink.com/recover
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    00:00 Introduction to Season Three
    00:28 Natalie's Early Life and Upbringing
    01:22 College Years and Pageant Life
    02:06 Entering the Workforce and Social Drinking
    06:22 Marriage and Mommy Wine Culture
    07:44 First AA Meeting and Continued Drinking
    09:58 COVID-19 and Wine Side Hustle
    14:10 Moderation Attempts and Realizations
    16:26 Breaking Up with Wine and Embracing Sobriety
    19:56 Immersing in the Sober Community
    29:32 Reflecting on the Journey
    30:11 The Turning Point
    31:00 Embracing Sobriety
    31:48 Navigating Social Dynamics
    35:32 The Impact of Alcohol on Health
    37:04 Support Systems and Community
    41:36 Personal Growth and Transformation
    48:56 Balancing Sobriety and Life
    56:51 Final Thoughts and Encouragement

    • 1 hr
    Mod Sun's Path to Sobriety and Self-Discovery

    Mod Sun's Path to Sobriety and Self-Discovery

    In this episode of the Sober Motivation Podcast, Mod Sun shares his transformative journey from a chaotic childhood in rural Minnesota to becoming a successful solo artist. He discusses growing up with divorced parents, early sports ambitions, and how he looked up to Travis Barker which sparked his music career. Mod Sun opens up about his battles with alcohol, cocaine, and the turning points that led him to sobriety, and the steps he took to battle addiction. Just passing 5 years this is Mod Sun’s story on the Sober Motivation Podcast.
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    00:00 Introduction to the Podcast
    01:05 Early Life in Minnesota
    05:04 Transition to Sports and Social Life
    09:03 Discovering Music and High School Challenges
    21:25 Substance Use and Post-High School Journey
    27:44 First Band and the Influence of Bob Dylan
    32:58 Joining Four Letter Lie and Pursuing a Solo Career
    35:02 First Tour Experiences and Early Career
    35:58 Struggles with Substance Abuse
    38:37 A Dark Turning Point
    43:01 The Path to Sobriety
    45:08 Maintaining Sobriety and Personal Growth
    48:19 The First Day of Sobriety
    56:17 Embracing Sobriety and Its Challenges
    01:08:10 Final Thoughts and Encouragement
     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Brenton lost himself in alcohol and knew he couldn't get sober on his own.

    Brenton lost himself in alcohol and knew he couldn't get sober on his own.

    In this episode of the Brenton shares his journey through a childhood filled with constant relocations, his early life in a large family, and his experiences with homeschooling. He shares his struggles with alcohol, starting in college, and how it intensified following personal and professional setbacks. Brenton wrestled with the thoughts of being a failure and alcohol quieted those thoughts, temporarily at least. Brenton reflected back on a trip to the ER where he felt like he was dying and how alcohol was impacting his mental and physical health. Brenton has been sober since July 2022 and this is his story on the SoberMotivation podcast.
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    • 48 min
    From Alcohol Brand Ambassador to Sobriety - Thomas's story

    From Alcohol Brand Ambassador to Sobriety - Thomas's story

    In this episode of the show, we have Thomas, who shares his inspiring journey toward sobriety. Thomas discusses his childhood and his teenage years filled with minor troubles. He recounts how his drinking habits escalated during his bartending career and later as a brand ambassador for alcohol companies. Thomas speaks about the moment he realized he needed help, spurred by personal and professional crises during the pandemic. His story underscores the importance of community, seeking help, and the transformative power of sobriety. This is Thomas’s story on the Sober Motivation podcast.
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    00:00 Introduction to Season Three
    00:14 Meet Thomas: Early Life and Childhood
    03:09 Teenage Years and School Experiences
    07:51 First Jobs and Discovering Bartending
    09:49 Alcohol and Bar Culture
    18:52 COVID-19 and Escalation of Drinking
    26:33 Struggles with Sobriety Attempts
    27:23 Seeking Help and Support
    28:09 Facing Social Situations Sober
    29:13 Conversations with Family
    30:34 The Turning Point
    32:42 Importance of Self-Motivation
    36:22 The Day of Sobriety
    40:51 Processing Emotions Sober
    45:15 Life After Sobriety
    47:33 Career Transition
    50:17 Advice for Others in the Industry
    52:31 Conclusion and Gratitude

    • 55 min
    Garrett struggled for years attempting to moderate his alcohol intake. True freedom was found in sobriety.

    Garrett struggled for years attempting to moderate his alcohol intake. True freedom was found in sobriety.

    In this episode of the Podcast, Garrett shares his journey of growing up in a small town in Iowa, enjoying a seemingly normal childhood, and later struggling with alcohol. Reflecting on his high school years, college days, and the progressive impact of alcohol on his life, Garrett talks about his experiences with social drinking, blackouts, and brushes with the law. He recounts the turning point moments that led to his decision to quit drinking, including his involvement in an outpatient program, the birth of his twin boys, and the emotional toll his drinking took on his family and himself. This is Garrett’s story on the Sober Motivation podcast.
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    Sobermotivation on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sobermotivation/
    00:00 Introduction and Guest Welcome
    00:14 Childhood and Family Background
    01:03 High School Years and Sports
    02:04 College Life and Alcohol Introduction
    03:59 Early Consequences and Social Dynamics
    09:05 Post-College Life and Escalation
    17:41 Struggles with Moderation and Mental Health
    24:43 Realization and Eye-Opening Moments
    25:48 Struggles with Drinking and Social Life
    28:58 Turning Points and Family Impact
    31:44 Final Straws and Seeking Help
    34:13 Embracing Sobriety and Personal Growth
    37:48 Life After Sobriety
    48:07 Advice for Those Struggling
    50:34 Conclusion and Support

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
388 Ratings

388 Ratings

Life Is Wonderful Love ,

Recovery is Beautiful

Enjoyable podcast. As a fellow podcaster in the Recovery category, I can attest to the hard work and long hours. Job well done. Variety of guests helps keep the podcast interesting. I will continue to listen.

julieg32 ,

My absolute favorite podcast!!

I can’t get enough! Brad is a fantastic interviewer and is so relatable. I love hearing everyone’s stories of how they got sober it’s so encouraging and motivating. Thanks for a fantastic podcast you are helping soooooo many people and making the world a better place! 💕

Tantheman 10 ,

Sober

I love this podcast it keeps me sober i been sober for 9 months

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