47 episodes

At the Begin Again Podcast, our mission is to inspire and to showcase the incredible stories of those who have overcome addiction and achieved massive success in their fields and who have found redemption and purpose in sobriety. Through authentic, inspirational, and often spiritual conversations with our guests, we aim to break the stigma around addiction and show that recovery is possible, and that sobriety can be a source of strength and resilience. We believe that by sharing these stories of sobriety, we can empower individuals to achieve their fullest potential, create positive change, and build a better world.

The Begin Again Podcast Gary Menkes

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

At the Begin Again Podcast, our mission is to inspire and to showcase the incredible stories of those who have overcome addiction and achieved massive success in their fields and who have found redemption and purpose in sobriety. Through authentic, inspirational, and often spiritual conversations with our guests, we aim to break the stigma around addiction and show that recovery is possible, and that sobriety can be a source of strength and resilience. We believe that by sharing these stories of sobriety, we can empower individuals to achieve their fullest potential, create positive change, and build a better world.

    EP46- Flindt Anderson & Jason LaChance: Transforming Lives through Addiction Recovery

    EP46- Flindt Anderson & Jason LaChance: Transforming Lives through Addiction Recovery

    PODCAST DESCRIPTION:In this deeply moving The Begin Again podcast episode, Flindt Anderson and Jason LaChance engage in an open and heartfelt conversation about their personal journeys through addiction and recovery. Both share their experiences, from their darkest moments to their transformative periods of clarity that led them to a life of service and purpose. They discuss the alarming rise of fentanyl use, the lack of intervention in emergency situations, and the importance of family ...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    EP45- 🎙️Tracy Viola: The Power of Sobriety & Personal Growth

    EP45- 🎙️Tracy Viola: The Power of Sobriety & Personal Growth

    In this deeply moving The Begin Again podcast episode, Tracy Viola, a resilient survivor and advocate for sobriety, shares her personal journey from addiction to recovery. She discusses the profound impact the 12-step program has had on her life, the unwavering bonds formed with her 'recovery friends', and the transformative power of sobriety. Tracy candidly reveals her family history with alcoholism, her own struggles with substance abuse, and the societal pressures that led her to...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    EP44- 🤩Mike Diamond: An Interventionist's Tale of Addiction & Triumph

    EP44- 🤩Mike Diamond: An Interventionist's Tale of Addiction & Triumph

    PODCAST DESCRIPTION:In this powerful episode, Gary Menkes welcomes special guest, Mike Diamond, a renowned author, TV personality, and sobriety advocate. Mike opens up about his personal journey from addiction to sobriety, a transformative shift that took him from the gritty streets of Perth, Australia to the glitzy world of New York's music and acting industries. With raw honesty, Mike shares his experiences from his days of addiction to his current role as a trusted interventionist on ...

    • 1 hr 17 min
    EP 43 : 💯 The Begin Again Podcast: A Roundup of Inspiring Recovery Stories

    EP 43 : 💯 The Begin Again Podcast: A Roundup of Inspiring Recovery Stories

    In this special roundup episode, host Gary Menkes revisits the most impactful moments from the season, featuring 42 inspiring guests sharing their unique recovery stories. From Derrick Machaud's advice on avoiding temptation to Luke Worsfold's take on embracing accountability, this episode is packed with wisdom and courage. Hear about Michael Quiqley’s Sober Shares Podcast and powerful testimonies like Dan Jett’s transformative journey and Jen Hirst’s perspective on managing emotions through ...

    • 24 min
    EP 42 - 💥Paul Summers Jr: Triumph Over Addiction & A Journey to Sobriety

    EP 42 - 💥Paul Summers Jr: Triumph Over Addiction & A Journey to Sobriety

    In this riveting episode, Gary Menkes delves into an intimate conversation with Paul Summers Jr. about his harrowing journey from addiction to sobriety. Seventeen years ago, Paul's life was spiraling out of control, with suicidal thoughts, a failing marriage, and a powerful addiction. His remarkable transformation from a man on the brink of despair to a successful builder, author, and beacon of hope is a testament to resilience. They discuss the devastating impact of addiction on family ...

    • 1 hr
    EP 41 - 🔥Flindt Andersen: The Struggles and Triumphs of Overcoming Addiction

    EP 41 - 🔥Flindt Andersen: The Struggles and Triumphs of Overcoming Addiction

    In this gripping episode, Flindt Andersen, a recovered addict turned advocate, shares his raw and harrowing journey from severe opiate addiction to sobriety. He uncovers the harsh realities of addiction, the devastating impact on health, family, and society, and the critical need for effective solutions. Drawing from his personal battles with alcoholism, drug addiction, and a life-changing open-heart surgery, Flindt paints a vivid picture of the unrelenting grip of addiction. He also bol...

    • 53 min

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