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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!

    Recovery Works & Advocacy Matters with Randy Anderson | The Way Out Podcast Episode 269

    Recovery Works & Advocacy Matters with Randy Anderson | The Way Out Podcast Episode 269

    In this edition of the The Way out we have an incredibly illuminating and enlightening interview with a truly special guest in Randy Anderson, who is a person in long term recovery, recovery advocate extraordinaire and an overall tremendous human who dedicates himself to improving access, availability, and equity in recovery services both locally in Minnesota and nationally through training individuals in and advocating for critical recovery services like peer recovery support services. Randy’s journey to and through recovery to this point is without question chalked full of adversity, both in childhood as well as in active substance use complete with a prison stint and a meaningful recovery that provided the foundation for Randy to be the incredible recovery advocate he is today. Randy shares with us a wealth of recovery wisdom and insight into how recovery advocacy works and more importantly why it matters so listen up.

    Contact Randy and learn more about Bold North Recovery:

    https://www.boldnorthrecoveryandconsulting.com/

    Recovery Advocacy Project:

    https://www.recoveryvoices.com/

    Recovery Literature (Quit-Lit) Recommendation: Night of the Gun by David Carr

    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Night-of-the-Gun/David-Carr/9781416541530

    Best Recovery Advice:

    Don’t take no for an answer, don’t give up, there’s always hope

    Song that Symbolizes Recovery: Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru0K8uYEZWw

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    God is on the Move with Kyle Brewer | The Way Out Podcast Episode 268

    God is on the Move with Kyle Brewer | The Way Out Podcast Episode 268

    In this edition of The Way Out our beloved recovery podcaster and Cohost Jason has an outstanding interview with person in long term recovery and Peer Recovery Support Specialist Supervisor, Kyle Brewer. Jason gets an opportunity to really connect with Kyle and his journey to and through recovery to this point which is chalked full of universal Recovery and Spiritual wisdom and truths. Kyle's a gifted individual who has found his purpose managing the Arkansas Peer Specialist Program Grant, and working for NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals. More specifically, Kyle supervises the Peer Support Services in the E.R. at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Kyle shares his lived experience as a person in long term recovery and talks about how he uses that in his ministry and in peer recovery services so listen up.

    Contact Kyle: kbrewer@naadac.org

    Kyle's Peer Specialist Program:

    https://www.naadac.org/arkansas-peer-specialist-program?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=pmd_UQ8y9ZqZk41y2li.shaPXhRt3rXFbRhC5ryl0MqyRoc-1635028931-0-gqNtZGzNAlCjcnBszQi9

    naadac.org

    Book recommendation: The Bible (or) Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren:

    https://www.purposedriven.com/the-book/

    Best piece of advice: "Make plans in the sand" (hold loosely to the details, hold tightly to the purpose and the mission. Gods in control)

    Song the symbolizes recovery: Evidence by Josh Baldwin

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6jD7N1HvbI

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Panel Discussion: Staying Sober for the Holidays | The Way Out Podcast Episode 267

    Panel Discussion: Staying Sober for the Holidays | The Way Out Podcast Episode 267

    This week we have an early Holiday Treat for you with an encore presentation of the first ever live streamed recovery show featuring Recovery podcast cohost extraordinaire Jason and I along with none other than That Sober Guy Shane Ramer with special guest STATiC. The link to the video is in the show notes, so be sure to check that out should you have an overwhelming desire to see the faces behind the microphones you hear every week. We cover a whole range of recovery topics all centered on staying sober during the Holidays. We discussed having a sober holiday plan, having fun sober, self-care in Recovery & more plus we took live questions from those who watched it live so listen up.

    Watch the video here: http://ow.ly/7NnM50GMwoS

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    • 2 hr 7 min
    Powerless but NOT Helpless with Buddy C | The Way Out Podcast Episode 266

    Powerless but NOT Helpless with Buddy C | The Way Out Podcast Episode 266

    In this installment of The Way Out our good friend and person in long term recovery, Buddy C. joins us for an incredibly enlightening and downright instructive discussion that is jam packed with spiritual and recovery truth centered on Buddy’s new book Powerless but not Helpless. Powerless but not helpless is an incredibly useful and instructive distillation of the underlying principle in each verse of the Toa Te Ching for those contemplating or already living a sober lifestyle. Buddy artfully combines each principle with a direct correlation to universal tenets of 12-Step recovery further crystallizing the clear connection between them. Buddy and I discuss often discussed but perhaps not well understood spiritual concepts of surrender and forgiveness, which are core to the Toa’s spiritual teachings as is the spiritual truth that in order to truly experience love, we must actively and intentionally give it through acts of service and kindness to our brothers and sisters in and out of recovery. Without question, Buddy C takes us on both an educational and spiritual journey so that we can truly appreciate the gift of being powerless but not helpless so listen up.

    Contact Buddy C. and learn more about Powerless but not Helpless:

    https://buddyc.org/

    Recovery literature (Quit-Lit) Recommendation: Letting Go by David Hawkins

    Available through Buddy’s website: https://buddyc.org/

    Buddy’s favorite blues song: The Sky is Crying by Stevie Ray Vaughan

    https://youtu.be/6s9M-52fRGU

    Recovery advice: Listen to others experience, strength, and hope!

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Gettn' Mo Better with Erik Bolton | The Way Out Podcast Episode 265

    Gettn' Mo Better with Erik Bolton | The Way Out Podcast Episode 265

    In this edition of the Way Out Jason the recovery co-host with the most talks with person in long term recovery Erik Bolton, who shares his story of addiction and alcoholism with us, along with plenty of hope that not only is recovery possible, life is MO Better clean and sober. Erik was offered a chance in early recovery to be a part of something that ended up being a total game changer... to work for MONetwork for Opioid Reform and MO Better Living sober housing. As you’ll soon find out, Erik’s a natural leader for the folks in his community and a fine example of what meaningful and enduring recovery can look like so Listen Up.

    Book Recommendation: Just For Today

    https://www.amazon.com/Just-Today-Meditations-Recovering-Addicts/dp/1557761515/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1634867271&sr=8-2

    Best piece of advice: "Don't make someone else's stuff yours"

    Recovery Song: Nobody Greater by Vashawn Mitchell

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QSbqSuwwx0

    Contact Erik:

    Erik Bolton

    3143913127

    Missouri Network for Opioid Reform and Recovery

    monetwork.org

    Mo Better Living

    mobetterliving.com

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Person Irresponsible Shares Everything You Ever Taught Me | The Way Out Podcast Episode 264

    Person Irresponsible Shares Everything You Ever Taught Me | The Way Out Podcast Episode 264

    In this rendition of The Way Out, we have an unapologetically and downright British interview with bona fide Pacific Crest Trail Through Hiker, author, person in long term recovery, and grateful member of Alcoholics Anonymous, Person Irresponsible who hiked 2653 miles starting at the border of Mexico in California and ultimately arriving at the US/Canadian border in northern Washington State just as a global pandemic was poised to take the world by storm and not only lived to tell about it, wrote a spectacular book that is equal parts travelogue, 12-Step reflection, and recovery memoir weaved together in hilarious and poignant fashion. Person Irresponsible or PI to those of us who’ve had the pleasure to meet her, is a pseudonym as is custom for those who embark upon the Pacific Crest Trail or PCT for those in the know. PI shares with us about her extraordinary odyssey that was the PCT hike, her journey to and through recovery to this point, and an abundance of spiritual and recovery truth centered in her experience working the 12 Steps of, participating in the fellowship of, and being of service in Alcoholics Anonymous so listen up.

    Contact Person Irresponsible and Learn More about the Book Everything You Ever Taught Me:

    https://www.mlconaquad.com/

    Recovery Literature (Quit Lit) Recommendations:

    Alcoholics Anonymous (The Book, or the “Big Book”):

    https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/read-the-big-book-and-twelve-steps-and-twelve-traditions

    Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes:

    https://www.waterstones.com/book/rachels-holiday/marian-keyes/9780241958438?awc=3787_1635180822_df3bfcb085690b3772fbe4b618461be0&utm_source=505773&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.penguin.co.uk

    Best piece of Recovery Advice:

    Have Faith!

    Song that reminds PI of Recovery: God Save the Queen (It actually scares bears!)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8KSAtos-dk

    More Information on Alcoholics Anonymous:

    https://aa.org/

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    • 2 hr 10 min

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