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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!

    Out of the Dark and into the Light with Vincent Garrett | The Way Out Podcast Episode 299

    Out of the Dark and into the Light with Vincent Garrett | The Way Out Podcast Episode 299

    In this edition of the The Way Out the finest recovery podcast co-host in all the land had the distinct pleasure of talking with Vince Garrett and as you all will soon find out they had a ton in common. This commonality is no more evident than when they delve into the depravity that intravenous drug use brought out of them in their respective active addictions, such as the insane, reckless things they were capable of just to feed the proverbial monkey on their backs. On the flip side Jason and Vince also discuss the tremendous blessings that came from finding a safe space to share, and how the God of their respective understanding works in the most unexpected ways! Without question this discussion goes unflinchingly deep into the dark spaces and unapologetically into all of the light places so listen up.

    Contact Vince- siwatugarrett@gmail.com

    Book recommendation: Narcotics Anonymous: How it works and Why

    https://www.amazon.com/Works-How-Why-Traditions-Narcotics/dp/1557762554/ref=sr_1_1?crid=MYP1LNSERG9E&keywords=na+how+it+works+and+why&qid=1653881441&sprefix=na+how%2Caps%2C506&sr=8-1

    Best Advice: "Do what's right in front of you"

    Song that symbolizes recovery: Don't Give Up by Gil Scott Heron

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3UYtwWk31Q

    Don’t forget to check out “The Way Out Playlist” available only on Spotify. Curated by all our wonderful guests on the podcast!

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6HNQyyjlFBrDbOUADgw1Sz

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    • 1 hr 49 min
    A Guide to Creating a Sober Life You Love with Amanda White | The Way Out Podcast Episode 298

    A Guide to Creating a Sober Life You Love with Amanda White | The Way Out Podcast Episode 298

    In this rendition of The Way Out I’m absolutely thrilled to bring you what turned out to be a conversation that was at once extremely resonant and outright entertaining with Amanda White. Amanda is a licensed therapist, author of the new book Not Drinking Tonight – A Guide to Creating a Sober Life You Love, and person in long term recovery since 2015. Perhaps one of the most enlightening aspects of Amanda’s recovery is the immutable truth that our last bottom doesn’t have to be our lowest or worst bottom, that we don’t have to hit a proverbial rock bottom, and then ultimately our bottom is when we stop digging. Equally as instructive is the undeniable value of adding therapy to our program of recovery, especially if we have experienced trauma, adverse childhood experiences, or have a mental health issue. Finally, as you’ll soon hear, much of the work Amanda does professionally and writes about in her new book is centered on the truth that we are not stuck with our default thought and behavior reaction patterns for eternity, that indeed we can change and choose to mindfully respond instead of reacting to our counterproductive auto-thoughts. Often referred to as emotional sobriety in 12-Step recovery and an aspect of recovery we work hard to highlight and demystify, this next level recovery allows us to recognize these counterproductive auto-thoughts, pause, and then make a choice to act in a way that’s consistent with the people we truly want to be – and that my brothers and sisters is more than half the battle and what it looks like to get out of our own way so we can authentically connect to ourselves and then others in a meaningful way. Amanda shares with us her journey to and through recovery to this point with disarming humor, clear insight, and with the unique perspective of a licensed therapist who’s herself in recovery so listen up.

    Contact Amanda:

    https://amandaewhite.com/

    More about Not Drinking Tonight: A Guide to Creating a Sober Life You Love:

    https://amandaewhite.com/book

    Recovery literature (Quit-Lit) recommendation - Daring Greatly by Brene Brown:

    https://brenebrown.com/book/daring-greatly/

    Best piece of Recovery advice - Willingness without action is fantasy. We can be willing to be willing!

    Song that symbolizes Recovery: Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

    https://youtu.be/b7k0a5hYnSI

    Don’t forget to check out “The Way Out Playlist” available only on Spotify. Curated by all our wonderful guests on the podcast!

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6HNQyyjlFBrDbOUADgw1Sz

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Brett Morris and The Recovery Survey | The Way Out Podcast Episode 297

    Brett Morris and The Recovery Survey | The Way Out Podcast Episode 297

    In this edition of The Way Out The best recovery cohost in the business has a tremendous conversation with new friend, Brett Morris, who created the Recovery Survey Podcast and Co-hosts the Recovery Revolution Live podcast! Brett is also a new Dad, a loving husband and an all-around fantastic human! His passion for spreading the message of recovery is only surpassed by his commitment to it! Brett shares so much of the good stuff in this episode, including how to maintain a healthy balance through it all, which may be the most elusive recovery goal of all so listen up.

    contact info: brett@recovery-revolution.org

    http://www.recoverysurvey.com

    https://m.facebook.com/recoverysurvey

    https://www.instagram.com/recoverysurvey/

    https://mobile.twitter.com/recoverysurvey

    Book recommendation: NA Basic Text

    Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text 6th Edition Hardcover: Anonymous:

    https://www.amazon.com/Narcotics-World-Service-Office/dp/1557767343/ref=sr_1_1?crid=EUN22MQZTI4I&keywords=na+basic+text&qid=1650824418&sprefix=na+basic%2Caps%2C482&sr=8-1

    Best piece of advice: " You can't have one foot in and one foot out of recovery. You're either all in or you're all out."

    Song that reminds Brett of recovery: Modest Mouse - The Good Times Are Killing Me

    https://youtu.be/7_uuetc0Jns

    Don’t forget to check out “The Way Out Playlist” available only on Spotify. Curated by all our wonderful guests on the podcast!

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6HNQyyjlFBrDbOUADgw1Sz

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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Resolving Spiritual Skepticism in Recovery with Andrew G. Pierce | The Way Out Podcast Episode 296

    Resolving Spiritual Skepticism in Recovery with Andrew G. Pierce | The Way Out Podcast Episode 296

    In this edition of The Way Out we have for you a phenomenal interview with addiction therapist, person in long term recovery, and author of The New Book “Resolving Spiritual Skepticism in Recovery: Putting the Universe to Work for You, Andrew Pierce. Perhaps one of greatest hurdles folks have in embarking on the 12-Step program of recovery or the compatible Minnesota Model of addiction treatment is the concept of adopting a Higher Power that can aid in our Recovery. Those of you Way Out faithful that have listened to this podcast for a hot minute know that prior to entering recovery I had deep seeded resentment, skepticism, and an unhealthy dose of ambivalence on the idea of God, especially one that could help me in any meaningful way. Andrew’s work in his new book centers squarely on this barrier that I and many others have faced in a particularly practical manner in that it focuses on what the problem is, which is the maladaptive thought and behavior patterns that make up addiction and precisely how spirituality both functionally works and can be of enormous value to our recovery journey. His work passes the proverbial smell test in that what he lays out in the book aligns with my own collective spiritual experiences and journey to this point. The HOW of Recovery, Honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness are essential in an effort to embark upon an individual spiritual journey and to develop a relationship with a Higher Power that can really work for you no matter where you are at with regard to your current attitudes and beliefs with respect to all things spiritual. Andrew’s work amounts to a field guide that can help us understand the nature of addiction, the process of recovery, and how even the deepest spiritual skeptic can develop a sense of practical spirituality that can make a real difference in our lives. What we’re ultimately working to achieve is first authentic connection to our true selves, then authentic and rewarding connection to others and ultimately an authentic and meaningful connection to a Power Greater than Ourselves and to that end Andrew’s book is an essential contribution to that goal and the interview that is about to unfold before your ready and willing ears will most certainly make a compelling case for resolving your own spiritual skepticism so listen up.

    Contact Andrew and learn more about his new book Resolving Spiritual Skepticism in Recovery: Putting the Universe to Work for You

    https://www.andrewgpierce.com/

    Book - Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One by Dr. Joe Dispenza:

    https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Habit-Being-Yourself-Create/dp/1401938094

    Advice - You have Choice what you choose to hitch your emotions to. You don't have to be victimized by your emotional response to life's events and circumstances

    Song - She Talks to Angels by the Black Crowes:

    https://youtu.be/H58gMiQQRm0

    Don’t forget to check out “The Way Out Playlist” available only on Spotify. Curated by all our wonderful guests on the podcast!

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6HNQyyjlFBrDbOUADgw1Sz

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Scattered Pink with Honesty Liller | The Way Out Podcast Episode 295

    Scattered Pink with Honesty Liller | The Way Out Podcast Episode 295

    In this rendition of The Way Out, our extraordinary co-host Jason speaks with woman in long term recovery Honesty Liller. Honesty is the Author of the new memoir "Scattered Pink: A Diary of a Woman in Recovery" and she is the CEO of The McShin Foundation, a nationally recognized nonprofit Recovery Community Organization based in Richmond, Virginia. Truly living up to her name in her discussion with Jason, Honesty doesn't hold back the truth of how messy, difficult, and beautiful recovery can be as she shares her extremely relatable journey to and through recovery to this point. Out of her harrowing bout with addiction, Honesty began to truly connect to her peers in Recovery at McShin, got to work on her recovery, and began to work for The McShin Foundation, which she credits for saving her very life and his given her true purpose and a meaningful and enduring recovery so listen up.

    Contact Honesty:

    honestyliller@gmail.com

    Instagram: @diaryofawomaninrecovery

    FB: @honestyliller

    Recovery Resources and her book:

    Scattered Pink - eBook

    https://www.amazon.com/Scattered-Pink-Diary-Woman-Recovery-ebook/dp/B09MVH6B2R/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3ADC4M7XHXM7M&keywords=scattered+pink+ebook&qid=1647976887&sprefix=scattered+pink%2Caps%2C57&sr=8-1

    Scattered Pink - Paperback

    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/scattered-pink-honesty-liller/1140956208?ean=9798985274103

    The McShin Foundation

    http://www.mcshin.org/

    Book recommendation: Present over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

    https://www.amazon.com/Present-Over-Perfect-Leaving-Frantic/dp/0310346711/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1648311751&sr=1-1

    Best piece of advice: "Don't use no matter what!"

    Songs that symbolize recovery:

    You don't do it for me anymore by Demi Lovato

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maR-BfpOarc

    Is This Love by Bob Marley

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-2RHvGSvYQ

    Don’t forget to check out “The Way Out Playlist” available only on Spotify. Curated by all our wonderful guests on the podcast!

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6HNQyyjlFBrDbOUADgw1Sz

    (c) 2015 - 2022 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/


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Decades of Recovery & Advocacy with Tom Jackson | The Way Out Podcast Episode 294

    Decades of Recovery & Advocacy with Tom Jackson | The Way Out Podcast Episode 294

    In this edition of The Way Out, our prodigious co-host with the most has an outstanding discussion with person in long term recovery, peer recovery specialist, mental health professional and recovery advocate Tom Jackson. Tom is a longtime and self-proclaimed "policy nerd" who has been doing recovery advocacy work on the national legislative level since the days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the 1980's. Tom shares his decades long journey to and through recovery to this point with us along with his hard earned wisdom and experience, all of which is yours to relish in the interview that’s about to unfold before your very ears, so listen up.

    Contact Info: jacksonta@gmail.com

    Resource links:

    http://wsh.dbhds.virginia.gov/

    https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaRecoveryAdvocacyProject

    http://recoveryvoices.com/

    Book recommendation:

    The Urge: Our History of Addiction by Carl Erik Fisher:

    https://www.harvard.com/book/the_urge/

    Listen to Carl Erik Fisher’s interview with Charlie in Episode 254:

    Flourishing After Addiction with Dr. Carl Erik Fisher | The Way Out Podcast Episode 254

    https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/episodes/Flourishing-After-Addiction-with-Dr--Carl-Erik-Fisher--The-Way-Out-Podcast-Episode-254-e15vi9a

    Best piece of advice: "Don't take yourself so damn seriously"

    Song that symbolizes recovery: Elton John - The One:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85B_REWeNcM

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    • 1 hr 33 min

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58 Ratings

58 Ratings

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You guys are great! Gift from God. Thank you.

This podcast has reallllly helped propel me forward and back into Recovery. I fell back into the depths & darkness of addiction after getting sober for about a year. I thought I was good, worked a 12 step program, but then slowly I started getting caught up in a whirlwind of other substances.. not my original DOC! Still 2 1/2 years sober from alcohol and with that I had hit ALL the bottoms. These other substances started to take control & before I knew it I was back in the squirrel cage. This time addicted & dependent on two different drugs. Luckily I haven’t lost it all again, but coming back has been MUCH harder this time around. Trusting God to give me the strength to keep doing the next right thing. Anyways.. thanks for all that you guys do. I am benefiting from these podcasts on a daily basis. Know that your helping this young 29 yr old (me) from Chicagoland area! I’ve so much life left to live and I’d like to walk out the rest of it in freedom my alcoholism & addiction.
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