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The Way Out | A Sobriety & Recovery Podcast Hosted by Charlie & Jason

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Recovery Power Topics and Powerful Recovery Stories in every episode! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/support

    Success and Recovery | The Way Out Podcast Episode 212

    Success and Recovery | The Way Out Podcast Episode 212

    We’re back with another enlightening and valuable edition of our Recovery Power Topic Series. The topic dejour? Success and Recovery. Anyone who’s ever happened upon a recovery based social media group doesn’t have to look for too long or very hard to find folks highlighting their accomplishments in and out of recovery. Fact is folks do that in recovery meetings quite frequently too; and to that end a big part of 12 Step recovery is centered on celebrating length of sobriety milestones which seems magnified on social media often with corroborative evidence of what life was like pre recovery and what it’s like now in recovery in the form of the ubiquitous pre and post sobriety side by side pic with how much time has been spent sober, sometimes down to the minute. Now no doubt this can show real and honest hope that in fact recovery IS possible AND your cohost and I have certainly produced our own iterations of this very phenomenon in hopes that someone might just see it and think if THAT guy can do it – maybe, just maybe so can I. The slippery slope, however, is to start comparing how many reactions or as I like to call them now, internet points, yours gets versus another’s. Moreover, length of sobriety is a hyper one dimensional and rather shallow standard in which to measure the success of one’s recovery, much like the length of an individual’s life doesn’t tell you a whole lot about how well that life has been lived.  Success then, is in the eye of the Recovery Holder, and we’re here to guide you through some of the standards, spiritual truths, and recovery principles at work when you go about the business of attempting to evaluate your own success both in and out of recovery so listen up.


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    Don Cummins Comes Home to Recovery | The Way Out Podcast Episode 211

    Don Cummins Comes Home to Recovery | The Way Out Podcast Episode 211

    This edition of The Way Out features a story unlike any other we’ve told before. Author, speaker, person in long term recovery and reformed serial bank robber Don Cummins shares his incredible journey to recovery with us with remarkably true humility and candor. For Don this is a story, ultimately, of coming home after spending what seems like more than a lifetime lost and unwell in mind, body, and spirit. Don’s story is poignant and striking evidence that we can and do recover from seemingly hopeless circumstances and indeed proof positive that no matter who we are and how severe our individual case of addiction and or alcoholism is, we don’t ever have to drink or use again – provided we are willing to do a little work. So strap yourselves in, Way Out Casters – you’re about to go on one awe inspiring, heartfelt, and wild ride with one heck of a happy ending courtesy of our new friend Don Cummins – so Listen Up.

    More about Don & Contacts:

    Insta: https://www.instagram.com/don_cummins

    Website: https://don-cummins.com/about

    About the book: https://theprisonwithinbook.com


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Alcohol Matrix with Dustin Dunbar | The Way Out Podcast Episode 210

    The Alcohol Matrix with Dustin Dunbar | The Way Out Podcast Episode 210

    In this installment of The Way Out we’ve got author of the upcoming book, Alcohol Matrix and PHD holder Dustin Dunbar. Much is made of and discussed in recovery circles about the problems that lie within us and how those problems increase our susceptibility, severity, and recovery to alcoholism and addiction. There’s little doubt that adverse childhood experiences, trauma, mental health diagnoses, and arguably even genetics play a role in the chances an individual may become addicted to alcohol or any other substance at some point in their life. What perhaps doesn’t often get enough attention and discussion, is how addictive these substances, and in this case alcohol in particular, actually is. It seems we give alcohol a pass and think of it in a very different way than we do other addictive substances – often faulting the individual who’s become addicted for the problem – and none of it on a toxic substance that anyone can become physically dependent if they consume enough of it for long enough. Maybe because it’s legal, socially accepted, and habitually advertised, we come to think of it as wholly different than illicit drugs; but the real truth of the matter is, the nature of how an individual becomes physically dependent on heroin is precisely the same as how one becomes dependent on the drug that we call alcohol. Dustin, now living an alcohol free life, shares with us why he’s chosen to live alcohol free, what his research and studies have revealed about alcohol and the toxic and addictive nature of it, and how we can flip the script on the idea all too many of us have embedded in our deep subconscious minds – that alcohol in some fundamental way benefits us – and accept the reality that indeed it causes far more harm than good so Listen up.

    The Alcohol Matrix Book (50% ALL Pre-Orders):

    https://alcoholmatrix.com/


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    The Funky Brain with Dennis Berry | The Way Out Podcast Episode 209

    The Funky Brain with Dennis Berry | The Way Out Podcast Episode 209

    This week I have a thought provoking and unbelievably instructive interview with Life Coach and fellow podcaster, Dennis Berry who is also in long term recovery from addiction and alcoholism. Dennis and I illuminate incredibly important topics that can transform your recovery and life. We talk about purpose in giving, the awesome power of meditation, quieting and calming that funky brain of ours, and truly nurturing our mind, bodies, and spirits with physical, mental, and spiritual actions and activities so that we can truly be living in the present and be living our true purpose so listen up.

    Contact Dennis Berry!

    www.DennisBerry.net

    The Funky Brain Podcast:

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-funky-brain-podcast/id1483992134




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    Healer, Heal Thyself First with Alyssa Rocco | The Way Out Podcast Episode 208

    Healer, Heal Thyself First with Alyssa Rocco | The Way Out Podcast Episode 208

    This edition of The Way Out can be summed up by answering a very compelling question: What happens when you’re a life coach and you find yourself in the middle of your very own life crisis that reveals a critical obstacle that’s been preventing you from truly connecting with the people you’re trying to help? The answer my brothers and sisters is you go about the business of healing yourself first; which is precisely what our very special guest, Alyssa Rocco, went about the business of doing as soon as the true nature of her predicament was uncovered. As a life coach, often the presumption is this person has all the answers and furthermore has it all figured out. As we’ll learn however, this isn’t really how life coaching works. No, life coaching is at it’s core a process of allowing the individual on the receiving end of the coaching relationship to get honest about what they are truly seeking, and working with their coach to remove the barriers to achieving that end goal – whatever that might be. As it turns out, Alyssa had some obstacles of her own to address before she could truly be of maximum service to her newfound higher power and the people she interacted with in and out of her work. At it’s essence this is a story of self-honesty and humility put into action producing a profound transformation within Alyssa; who is brimming with spiritual and recovery wisdom as a result so listen up.

    Contact Alyssa Rocco:

    alyssa@handelgroup.com




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    On the Front Lines and to the New Frontiers of Addiction Care with Dr. Harshal Kirane | The Way Out Podcast Episode 207

    On the Front Lines and to the New Frontiers of Addiction Care with Dr. Harshal Kirane | The Way Out Podcast Episode 207

    In this installment of The Way Out we have some serious addiction care and research brain power coming at you by way of Dr. Harshal Kirane, a Medical Doctor, Addiction Psychiatrist and the Medical Director of Wellbridge Addiction Treatment and Research. Dr. Kirane’s passion and sincere desire is to put in the work to bring the still suffering the best of what we presently know in addiction care, as well as continue advance pertinent research in order to improve care and produce better outcomes for a greater number of those afflicted with the disease of addiction. We dive into important and relevant subject matter in and around the diagnosis and treatment of addiction as well as the genetic and biological predispositions and manifestations of this disease that is still so deeply misunderstood and stigmatized by society at large. Indeed, we’ll learn about how our genetic makeup, childhood experiences, and yes, our very own brains affect our likelihood of becoming addicted and how that addiction manifests in our bodies and minds. Further, we discuss what kinds of therapies and methods can be combined to provide care that has the power to truly transform active addiction into meaningful recovery so Listen Up.

    Links to the resources mentioned in this episode:

    Wellbridge Treatment and Research:

    https://wellbridge.org/

    https://wellbridge.org/team/harshal-kirane/

    SAMHSA Treatment Finder:

    https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/


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