30 episodes

Putting Recovery on The Map

Sober Nation FM Jonathan Sylvester

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4, 9 Ratings

Putting Recovery on The Map

    Lotsaholic with Adam Jablin

    Lotsaholic with Adam Jablin

    Lotsaholic with Adam Jablin

    Adam was the type of guy that worked hard and played hard.



    On one hand, he ran the family business and hit the gym before sunrise, but on the other, his days were filled with constant drug and alcohol abuse.



    The substances silenced the endless negative self-talk that bombarded him daily.



    Adam says that one day his solution stopped working.



    "I could get wasted and still hear those thoughts."



    After a family intervention, Adam reluctantly entered treatment.



    He went in thinking that everyone would quickly see he wasn't the problem, his family was.



    It wasn't long before Adam was confronted with the fact that he was an addict that desperately needed help.



    After leaving rehab Adam got involved in a 12 Step program and made his recovery a top priority.



    Today Adam is 14 years sober.



    He recently published his book, "Lotsaholic: From A Sick To Sober Superman," which chronicles his journey in recovery.



    Adam is also the creator of the Hero Project, a coaching program that helps individuals become the heroes of their own life.



    You can connect with Adam, buy his book, and learn more about The Hero Project at AdamJablin.com.

    Do you want to take your recovery to the next level?

    Sobriety Engine is an incredible online community where you can find a ton of great tips, tools, and support from other men and women in recovery.  Visit SobrietyEngine.com to join today.

    If you're ready to get fit and start living a healthier lifestyle while supporting your sobriety then you can learn more about having Jonathan as your personal fitness and nutrition coach at RCVRHealth.com

    • 56 min
    Clean and Sober Love with Joaquin Barreda

    Clean and Sober Love with Joaquin Barreda

    Clean and Sober Love with Joaquin Barreda

    Looking back, Joaquin recalls being plagued with anxiety and insecurities at a very early age.



    He believes this helped push him to take his first drink at 7 years old and then experimenting with marijuana and cocaine at 13.



    At 24, Joaquin was brought to his first 12 Step meeting.



    He heard the similarities between his life and what others were sharing, took the suggestions that were given to him, and stayed sober for 3 years.



    But Joaquin said he let other things take priority over his recovery.



    "I stopped doing all the things that you're supposed to be doing."



    After going to treatment and getting sober again, he remembers seeing a commercial on TV for a dating app and wondering why there wasn't anything similar for people in recovery.



    A few years later, the Clean And Sober Love(CASL) app was launched.



    The app provides a safe place for people in recovery to meet without having to have the sometimes awkward first date conversation about being sober.



    Today Joaquin is 8 years sober, and he's also the head of Business Development for Mastermind Treatment Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.



    You can find the CASL app in your phone's app store.


    Do you want to take your recovery to the next level? Sobriety Engine is an incredible online community where you can find a ton of great tips, tools, and support from other men and women in recovery.

    Visit SobrietyEngine.com to join today.

    If you're ready to get fit and start living a healthier lifestyle while supporting your sobriety then you can learn more about having Jonathan as your personal fitness and nutrition coach at RCVRHealth.com

    • 47 min
    My Fair Junkie with Amy Dresner

    My Fair Junkie with Amy Dresner

    My Fair Junkie with Amy Dresner

    Growing up in Beverly Hills, Amy had it all.

    But at 24, she started dabbling in meth in San Francisco and her addiction was unleashed.

    On Christmas Eve of 2011, she was arrested for felony domestic violence with a deadly weapon.

    Within months, she found herself in a psych ward, penniless and divorced. 

    Amy also faced 240 hours of community service where she would be forced to sweep up syringes (and worse) on Hollywood Boulevard.

    This is where things started to change.

    "I realized that no one was coming to save me."

    She decided to enter sober living, re-join a 12 Step program, and do her best to get her life back on track for good this time.

    After reflecting on how she would start to rebuild her life in her 40s, she dove into writing.

    Amy has been a regular columnist for The Fix, Addiction.com, Psychology Today, Vice, and she wrote a memoir about her story titled, "My Fair Junkie."

    She also recently started a podcast called Rehab Confidential.

    Today Amy is more than 7 years sober.

    You can find her book "My Fair Junkie A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean" on Amazon.

    Do you want to take your recovery to the next level?

    Sobriety Engine is an incredible online community where you can find a ton of great tips, tools, and support from other men and women in recovery.

    Visit SobrietyEngine.com to join today.

    If you're ready to get fit and start living a healthier lifestyle while supporting your sobriety then you can learn more about having Jonathan as your personal fitness and nutrition coach at RCVRHealth.com

    • 44 min
    The Guy with The Beard with Hick Cheramie

    The Guy with The Beard with Hick Cheramie

    The Guy with The Beard with Hick Cheramie

    Hick believes his addiction started at 5 years old when he was prescribed liquid codeine for a routine medical procedure.

    When the medicine ran out, he threw a tantrum until his mother called the doctor to get more.

    Even at such a young age, Hick recognized the relief and comfort that substances provided.

    A few years later he would have his first drink and things would only progress from that moment on.

    One morning, as he sat drinking vodka in his garage, Hick had what he describes as the loneliest moment in his entire life.

    The pain was so great that he finally said the three words that he had avoided for years, "I need help."

    After going to treatment Hick got involved in a 12 Step program and his life and mindset started to completely change.

    "We have the choice every morning to play the victim or be our own hero, and today I choose to be my own hero."

    Early on in sobriety, Hick decided to grow his beard out as a form of self-care.

    Little did he know that his beard would open the door to the next chapter in his life, acting.

    Today Hick is over 6 years sober and has appeared in several major films and TV shows.

    He continues to share openly about his recovery and give back what was so freely given to him.   

    You can connect with Hick on Instagram @HickCheramie_Actor

    Do you want to take your recovery to the next level?   

    Sobriety Engine is an incredible online community where you can find a ton of great tips, tools, and support from other men and women in recovery. Visit SobrietyEngine.com to join today.   

    If you're ready to get fit and start living a healthier lifestyle while supporting your sobriety then you can learn more about having Jonathan as your personal fitness and nutrition coach at RCVRHealth.com

    • 54 min
    Shape of a Woman with Jen Elizabeth

    Shape of a Woman with Jen Elizabeth

    Shape of a Woman with Jen Elizabeth

    If you were to ask Jen when her addiction started, she would say it began the day she was born.



    Her childhood was unsafe and unstable due to her parent's addiction and mental health issues.



    To make matters worse, her family joined a religious cult, where they lived for several years.



    Jen turned to substances at a very young age as a way to escape the pain of sexual abuse.



    "My entire addiction was a manifestation of trauma."



    The seed of recovery was planted through multiple drug court sentences and it finally started to grow while Jen was serving time in prison.



    Her sobriety date is May 1st of 2011.



    Today Jen is a recovery advocate and author who helps others find hope and overcome guilt, shame, addiction, and trauma.



    You can find her book, "Shape of a Woman" on Amazon or by visiting Resurrektionofme.com



    Do you want to take your recovery to the next level?  Sobriety Engine is an incredible online community where you can find a ton of great tips, tools, and support from other men and women in recovery. Visit SobrietyEngine.com to join today.

    If you're ready to get fit and start living a healthier lifestyle while supporting your sobriety then you can learn more about having Jonathan as your personal fitness and nutrition coach at RCVRHealth.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Recovery Today with Rob Hannley

    Recovery Today with Rob Hannley

    Recovery Today with Rob Hannley

    Rob was introduced to addiction well before taking his first drink.



    His father had issues with gambling, his sister was a heroin addict, and his brother also struggled with substance abuse.



    Rob says he experienced many of the consequences addicts do before finding sobriety, but that things never got very dark.



    As a successful businessman and entrepreneur, it became clear that alcohol no longer served him and he got sober in the spring of 1994.



    In 2012 Rob started a free online publication called Recovery Today Magazine.



    The magazine has featured the recovery stories of well-known celebrities such as Russell Brand, Darryl Strawberry, and Jamie Lee Curtis.



    Rob says he found a lot of purpose in working on the magazine and shedding light on stories that bring hope to those who need it.



    "When you can help somebody save their life it resonates really deeply."



    You can subscribe to Recovery Today by visiting RecoveryTodayMagazine.com



    Do you want to take your recovery to the next level?  Sobriety Engine is an incredible online community where you can find a ton of great tips, tools, and support from other men and women in recovery. Visit SobrietyEngine.com to join today.

    If you're ready to get fit and start living a healthier lifestyle while supporting your sobriety then you can learn more about having Jonathan as your personal fitness and nutrition coach at RCVRHealth.com

    • 45 min

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