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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

    • Health & Fitness
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Sobriety Power Topics and Powerful Recovery Stories to Jumpstart Your Sobriety and Enhance Your Recovery!

    From Jail to Joy with Amy Liz Harrison | The Way Out Podcast Episode 240

    From Jail to Joy with Amy Liz Harrison | The Way Out Podcast Episode 240

    In this edition of The Way Out Jason’s got an interview that’s sure to be an instant classic here at The Way Out Podcast with person in long term recovery and author of the new memoir Eternally Expecting: A Mom of Eight Gets Sober and Gives Birth to a New Life...Her Own, Amy Liz Harrison. Jason and Amy talk about the pressures that came from trying to keep up appearances, both inside and outside the home, which was tantamount to Amy leading a Jekyll and Hyde double life. From the all too familiar childhood sense of feeling different from everyone else, to feeling like our substance of choice was the answer to all our problems, to the nothing short of miraculous recovery born out of the ashes of her rock bottom – Amy’s journey to and through recovery to this point is incredibly relatable, enlightening, and indeed inspiring. The journey through all the heartache will truly give you hope when you hear what recovery has done for the lives of Amy and her family. This one is genuinely a must hear so listen up.

    Connect with Amy Liz Harrison on Instagram @amylizharrison and visit
    www.amylizharrison.com.

    Eternally Expecting: A Mom of Eight Gets Sober and Gives Birth to a New Life...Her Own

    https://www.amazon.com/Eternally-Expecting-Eight-Sober-Gives/dp/1951407547/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1Y7SKU9YHY3NR&dchild=1&keywords=eternally+expecting+book&qid=1619734857&sprefix=Eternally%2Caps%2C256&sr=8-3

    Best piece of advice: "Be comfortable with being uncomfortable!"

    Book Recommendation: Big Book and NA literature

    Recovery song: Dreams by Van Halen

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5PqVeex4QU

    Daily Routine: meetings everyday, prayer and meditation most days, daily readings

    Copyright: (c) 2015-2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved

    Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk) licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).


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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Chantal Jauvin on Finding Love Without Martinis | The Way Out Podcast Episode 239

    Chantal Jauvin on Finding Love Without Martinis | The Way Out Podcast Episode 239

    In this installment of The Way Out we bring you a remarkable, incredibly useful, and yes desperately needed discussion on how couples can build healthy, meaningful relationships in Recovery. It was a true pleasure and honor to interview Author and Attorney Chantal Jauvin, whom, along with her husband Bill has navigated their own and collective recovery journeys for 13 years and counting. There are many resources for those with a substance use disorder, like alcoholism or addiction and likewise a plethora of resources for those whom identify as co-dependent, the all too common manifestation of the family disease that is addiction. What is lacking, until now, is a guide for couples to work through the complex and challenging issues that they are faced with when alcoholism or addiction surfaces. Chantal set out to fill this chasm in the recovery literature sphere, and quite frankly – she nailed it with Love Without Martinis How Couples Build Healthy Relationships in Recovery based on real stories. Unquestionably the two key truths born out of Chantal’s work and subsequent book are embodied by two quotes by two well known authors in their own right. Earnie Larson and Tim O’Brien. The first truth, one close to our hearts here at The Way Out Podcast is represented by Author Tim O’Brien’s quote that reads “Storytelling is the essential human activity. The harder the situation, the more essential it is.”. Arguably there is no more difficult situation a person can face than that of addiction, especially when we understand the full scope and effect it has on the addicted person and those closest to them – often their partner and immediate family. Hearing how others overcame their problem gives us a roadmap to overcome our own, and gives us hope that it is possible. They can be very much like trusted travel guides whom have been where we’ve been and relate to that, but at the very same time they have also been where we desperately want to go, and show us how they got there so they we might too. The second truth is personified by Recovery Author Earnie Larson who said “The core of recovery is becoming a person increasingly capable of functioning in a healthy relationship”. That’s the holy grail of Recovery, is to transcend mere abstinence and learn how to love ourselves and others in a healthy, rewarding way that aligns with the ideals of the people we’re striving to become. To that end, I give you a wonderfully enlightening and intensely valuable foray into how couples navigate the road to a happy and loving relationship in Recovery so listen up. Contact Chantal: https://chantaljauvin.com/contact-me/ Love Without Martinis by Chantal Jauvin: https://chantaljauvin.com/product/love-without-martinis/ Dr. Jeremy Frank (Book Contributor): https://jeremyfrankphd.com/ 

    Copyright: (c) 2015-2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved

    Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk) licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    You Can't Hurry Healing with Jennifer Leone | The Way Out Podcast Episode 238

    You Can't Hurry Healing with Jennifer Leone | The Way Out Podcast Episode 238

    In this rendition of The Way Out our tremendous co-host Jason interviews woman in long term recovery, Jennifer Leone. Jennifer is truly an open book as she shares how she came back from the ashes of addiction and childhood trauma to find herself, rebuild her relationships, develop a stellar career, and found a powerful voice that she uses to help others recover! Jason and Jennifer talk about trauma, parenting, and purpose. Her story is proof positive that we can indeed recover from addiction, trauma, and live a rewarding life of purpose in sobriety. The recovery and spiritual truths that emanate throughout Jennifer’s journey are both universal and incredibly relatable. Her story also reminds us recovery is an ongoing process, and some things need to be worked on repeatedly. All of this makes for one highly instructive and inspiring interview so listen up.

    The Edge Treatment Center on Facebook and online:

    https://www.facebook.com/1801725480077272/

    www.theedgetreatment.com

    Jennifer's Live Talk Show-

    https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC-Z6Y_xGrqD-uH0eSqGjFUw

    Contact Jennifer on her personal FB profile:

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008260241318

    Book Recommendation: "Think like a Monk" by Jay Shetty

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y8QL432/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

    Song Recommendation: You Can't Rush Your Healing by Trevor Hall

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3FgNcASkVQ


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Every Clean & Sober Day Counts with Hope Collaton | The Way Out Podcast Episode 237

    Every Clean & Sober Day Counts with Hope Collaton | The Way Out Podcast Episode 237

    In this edition of the The Way Out we have an incredibly brave, honest and enlightening interview with someone that has recently begun their journey of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. When this interview was recorded, Hope Collaton had a collective 104 days clean and 69 days sober – and it’s important to stress they were not continuous, and that’s been an important part of her process as she continues to learn and apply the tools of SMART recovery in her daily life. Often we in the recovery community get very hung up on a clean and sober date; after which point we’ve remained completely abstinent – and should we slip, or relapse we start all over again with a new date – like we’ve lost all of that time in sobriety we just worked so hard to accumulate. Without question, one of the big recovery truths that comes out of Hope’s journey to and through recovery to this point is that every day that we’re clean and sober, counts and helps us as we navigate the often non-linear, rocky road to meaningful and enduring recovery. Just as instructive is the truly transformative power that lies in a program of recovery that provides real tools that allow us to make meaningful changes to our thoughts and actions combined with a community of people who are modeling these positive behaviors and indeed show us, just like Hope does, that sustained and healthy recovery is indeed possible and without out question worth the effort so listen up.


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Brothers in Recovery with Brandon Rudeen | The Way Out Podcast Episode 236

    Brothers in Recovery with Brandon Rudeen | The Way Out Podcast Episode 236

    This week we’ve got a truly extraordinary interview for you with two brothers in long term recovery from alcoholism and addiction. We hear what it was like for these brothers to grow up in the same house, with a single Mom and Dads that were either barely there, or not there at all. That’s right folks, our exceptional co-host interviews his younger brother, Brandon Rudeen on his own journey to and through this point in his recovery and let me tell you right now folks, it’s one wild ride with a whole lot of spiritual and recovery truth layered in. This interview is a genuinely special one to Jason, as evidenced by the deep talks they get into about recovery and the evolution of their relationship over the years. They used to get high together, and now by the grace of God they do recovery together so listen up.

    Contact Info: Brandon.rudeen59@gmail.com

    Best piece of advice: Bring the body, the mind will follow

    Book recommendation: Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

    Song that reminds Brandon of my recovery: Nice to know you - Incubus

    Recovery Resource: Will Work for Recovery

    https://willworkforrecovery.org/

    Daily Routine:  Start with a daily meditation reading and periodically talk to God


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    • 2 hr 22 min
    An Indigenous Journey to Recovery with Michael Wanbdi Gdeska OConnor | The Way Out Podcast Episode 235

    An Indigenous Journey to Recovery with Michael Wanbdi Gdeska OConnor | The Way Out Podcast Episode 235

    In this edition of The Way Out, we’ve got an incredibly special interview with a person in long term recovery from the Native American Indigenous Community. His Native American name is Wanbdi Gdeska, which translates to Spotted Eagle, and he’s otherwise known as Michael Oconnor. Michael’s journey through and to this point in his recovery is both strikingly similar to, and profoundly different to so many we’ve had the sacred opportunity to share. So many of us can relate to adverse childhood experiences, and the trauma that can haunt us. So many of us can relate to the allure and vicious and seemingly unbreakable spell alcohol, drugs, and addictive behaviors can have on us. Indeed many of us can relate to reaching spiritual and emotional bankruptcy, and the unmistakably awful feeling that accompanies it. The truly fortunate among us have had the experience immediately following of a profound and sincere surrender and a genuine willingness to truly change and do whatever it takes to get better. Not too many of us, however, can truly understand how growing up as an indigenous person in America, complicates life. Likely very few of us can relate to the underprivileged conditions that are pervasive in the Native American community. Very few of us can truly relate to the experience of not seeing anyone that looks like you in recovery. No doubt, many of us thought we were unique and different, but the astonishingly low rates of recovery in the indigenous community make it very difficult for those in the indigenous community to find someone from their own community to relate to and serve as a mentor in recovery. Michael has taken this on as important part of his own recovery, to provide an example to those in his community that enduring, meaningful, and rewarding recovery is possible. Despite the very real differences in his journey to recovery, we get the unshakable feeling that the spiritual and recovery truths that Michael so humbly shares with us are with out a doubt universal and indeed achievable to all who earnestly seek them so listen up.


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    • 1 hr 51 min

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