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Sobriety Power Topics and Powerful Recovery Stories to Jumpstart Your Sobriety and Enhance Your Recovery!

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

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Sobriety Power Topics and Powerful Recovery Stories to Jumpstart Your Sobriety and Enhance Your Recovery!

    Truth 101 with Veronica Powell | The Way Out Podcast Episode 229

    Truth 101 with Veronica Powell | The Way Out Podcast Episode 229

    In this edition of the The Way Out our tremendous co-host Jason gets the straight truth in his interview with Veronica Powell. Veronica talks about growing up on the south side of Chicago, becoming a product of the harsh and difficult environment in which she grew up, and how trying it was to navigate her childhood without any real positive male role models. After years of abusive relationships and struggling with drugs and alcohol, Veronica tells us how God set her free from the chains of addiction and gave her a newfound purpose and a servant's heart! She definitely sticks to the truth and keeps it real on this episode so listen up.

    Best piece of advice: Just be YOU!

    Book Recommendation: Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

    Song that symbolizes recovery for Veronica: Your Love by William Murphy

    Recovery Resources:

    changingourcity.org

    minnesotahopedealerz.org 

    and

    Truth101 via FaceBook


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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Colin Cash and the Sober Squad | The Way Out Podcast Episode 228

    Colin Cash and the Sober Squad | The Way Out Podcast Episode 228

    In this edition of The Way Out co-host extraordinaire Jason has a certified must listen interview with person in longtime recovery and co-founder of the Recovery group Sober Squad, Colin Cash. Colin was born on a reservation in northern Minnesota but was raised as a ward of the state, bouncing between foster homes and group homes. With no roots and no loving home, he shares about where his problems took him and how he ultimately found a way out. No doubt one of the over-arching themes of Colin’s recovery story is the false beliefs that kept him stuck and in his addiction, and the positive beliefs, like in that of his Higher Power, that helped him achieve a meaningful and lasting recovery and a very special belief that led him to start a movement which would help those within and outside of his community! Colin’s come from thinking he was a zero to a being a true recovery hero and he’s just getting started so listen up.

    Contact Info:

    Sober Squad Facebook Group:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/SoberSquad2016/?ref=share

    Book Recommendations:

    In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: by Gabor Mate

    Song that symbolizes recovery to Colin:

    Make a Change by Nahko and The Medicine People

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JUqWAxsSZM

    Great Spirit by Nahko Bear

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M7nETLOsKQ

    Daily Routine: Being present in each moment (mindfulness)


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    • 2 hr 11 min
    Our Recovery Life with Tom Walsh | The Way Out Podcast Episode 227

    Our Recovery Life with Tom Walsh | The Way Out Podcast Episode 227

    This week Jason’s got a wonderful interview with the founder and creator of the YouTube Recovery Series Our Recovery Life. Tom's story resonates on so many levels as he shares his journey to and through recovery thus far with a no holds barred approach on sharing what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now. There’s some downright insane moments that will leave you wondering how he gets through and equally inspiring moments that provide real, honest to goodness hope. Tom has developed new passions on this journey and found some great meaning and purpose in his own life along the way. You quite simply can't help but be inspired by the story you're about to hear so Listen Up.

    Book Recommendation: NA Basic Text and The Journey Continues

    Recovery Song :High Cost Of Living by Jamey Johnson

    Best piece of advice: Never give up

    Most difficult thing Tom did: Ask for help

    Most rewarding thing Tom did: His Family

    Contact Tom via email : ourrecoverylife@gmail.com

    Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Our-Recovery-Life-113845923667016

    On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwTv17wU1i6DtiS8-EQ3ikA/videos

    Coming soon= Our Recovery Life Podcast and Live on Twitch TV


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    • 2 hr 16 min
    The Addicted Child with Richard Capriola | The Way Out Podcast Episode 226

    The Addicted Child with Richard Capriola | The Way Out Podcast Episode 226

    In this edition of The Way Out we’ve got a must listen interview with Richard Capriola who shares with us invaluable tools that can serve as a guide we can use should we have an adolescent child or loved one that may be engaging in Substance Abuse. Many of us know all too well, how devastating addiction and alcoholism can be to a family, especially if the addicted individual is a child or adolescent.  For over two decades, Richard has been providing mental health and addiction counseling services to both adults and adolescents, giving him a wealth of experience and knowledge in the areas of addiction and mental health diagnosis and treatment. One critical fact we explore in our discussion is the key differences in how addiction manifests itself in the life of an adolescent as compared to an adult. These key differences impact how we identify a substance abuse problem in an adolescent versus an adult and can make all the difference in making a real and meaningful difference in a child’s life.  Richard has distilled all of this incredibly valuable wisdom and practical guidance in his new book The Addicted Child: A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse. We discuss how we recognize substance abuse, addiction, alcoholism, as well as process and mental health disorders in an adolescent child, how we can get them the help they need, and what that help looks like in adolescent children so listen up.

    The Addicted Child: A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse by Richard Capriola

    https://www.amazon.com/Addicted-Child-Parents-Adolescent-Substance-ebook/dp/B08KJHJYBY


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    A Thousand Wasted Sundays with Victoria Vanstone | The Way Out Podcast Episode 225

    A Thousand Wasted Sundays with Victoria Vanstone | The Way Out Podcast Episode 225

    We have a truly remarkable story to share with you about a woman, who’s life throughout her adolescence and for most of her adult life, had two constants - chaos and alcohol. Like so many of us who have battled King Alcohol or the Dictator that is Addiction the all too familiar company of trauma and mental health issues make their appearances in this truly extraordinary story of how this remarkable woman who’s relationship with alcohol never seems to be a problem. In fact, in so many ways Alcohol becomes so tightly integrated into her identity it becomes nearly impossible to separate herself from the alcohol fueled escapades that only serve to add to the wild and enigmatic persona that is always the life of the party and surely the last one to call it a night. A story, told through the eyes of mother, writer, and soon to be published Author, and indeed the one person who had the best view of it all, Victoria Vanstone herself. Victoria’s story is chalked full of relatable experiences, wisdom, and sobriety truth – and of equal value are the two key messages that rise to the top and are as striking as they are instructive. Minimizing real pain from trauma does not make it disappear. Trauma of any kind, no matter how insignificant it may seem as compared to another, affects each of us differently and the emotional toll it exacts it quite real and must be dealt with in order for any meaningful recovery to take place. Victoria also underscores an important fact – alcoholism and addiction is very spectrum and we need not meet a litmus test to reckon with our own relationship with alcohol or substances. Read: we don’t have to be penniless and destitute to fully concede to our innermost selves that in fact alcohol is no longer serving us; an instead is very much harming us and indeed is preventing us from living the life we are truly capable of living so Listen Up.

    Victoria Vanstone’s Blog:

    Drunk Mummy Sober Mummy - https://www.drunkmummysobermummy.com/

    The Sober Social for Sober Curious Women - https://www.facebook.com/groups/913823235768685

    Look for Victoria’s new book coming to an online book seller soon!

    A Thousand Wasted Sundays (All About Becoming A Sober Parent)


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    • 1 hr 28 min
    How to Stop the Backslide & Reverse Regression in Recovery | The Way Out Podcast Episode 224

    How to Stop the Backslide & Reverse Regression in Recovery | The Way Out Podcast Episode 224

    We’ve prepared for you an incredibly relevant and applicable Power Topic to serve as the main feature of this rendition of The Way Out Podcast. If we’ve been in recovery for any substantial length of time, it’s quite likely we’ve experienced a common and often subtle enemy to our serenity, happiness, and indeed sobriety itself. Regression, or backsliding as it may be dubbed, is process in which we revert to either old patterns of thinking or behavior, or pickup new counter-productive thoughts or conduct that actively work against our forward progress in Recovery. These attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors, if left unchecked can very much erode our serenity and peace of mind, often referred to us being “dry” or suffering from “untreated alcoholism or addiction” and even could present the ultimate consequence – relapse. These warning signs are also an opportunity to apply the HOW in our recovery toolkit, wherein we apply rigorous honesty about the attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors we’re currently and actively engaging in and then being open and willing to do the work required to change our behaviors in order begin moving forward again, one day at a time. We’ll address how we can identify if we’re regressing, and provide a practical guide on HOW we make the simple changes that will have us cultivating gratitude and forgiveness of self and others and engaging in constructive recovery-enhancing activities, plus we’ll share feedback from the Sober & Serious community and take your calls so Listen Up!


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    • 1 hr 20 min

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