The Recovered Life Show

10 Episodes

By: Damon Frank

Information you need to live your best-recovered life. Join host Damon Frank as he brings you addiction recovery stories, news, expert perspectives, and features about life in sobriety and addiction recovery.

What Makes Sobriety Stick for Men? with Guest Jordon Wilson
Last Wednesday at 3:07 PM

Damon Frank is joined by Jordan Wilson, the Development Director at Friends of Sinners, a menโ€™s faith-based recovery program in Owensboro, Kentucky. Jordan shares his transformative journey from a life of drug addiction and legal troubles to a fulfilling role in helping others achieve sobriety. In this discussion, they discuss critical aspects of making sobriety sustainable for men, highlighting the importance of purpose, spiritual awakening, and community support. Jordan's personal story is a testament to the profound impact of finding a higher purpose through faith, which he credits as the cornerstone of his recovery and ongoing commitment to he...

The New Definition of Sober with guest Pat Olsen

Damon Frank delves into the evolving concept of sobriety with respected journalist, author, and voice in the addiction recovery community, Pat Olsen. They explore the shifting definitions and perceptions surrounding the term "sober," highlighting how these changes influence both personal recovery journeys and broader societal attitudes. Drawing on her extensive experience and personal connections to the subject through her family and her work, Pat offers a nuanced discussion on the implications of language in framing addiction recovery. This episode not only sheds light on the importance of adapting our understanding but also provides hope and practical advice for those...

Let's Talk About Problem Drinking with guest Mattew Todd

Damon Frank is joined by Matthew Todd, author and journalist. Matthew opens up about his personal journey from being a "problem drinker" to embracing a sober life, highlighting the intertwining issues of trauma, anxiety, and societal pressures that fuel addiction. This conversation delves deep into the cultural narratives and personal realizations that led Matthew to sobriety and inspired his impactful writing, including his latest article, "I spent 22 years as a problem drinker. Here are the 10 things I've learned since I quit."

๐Ÿ‘‰ The Guardian Article: I spent 22 years as a problem drinker. Here are 10 things Iโ€™ve learned since...

Building Self-Esteem in Sobriety with guest Sam Jones

Damon Frank sits down with Sam Jones, a marriage and family therapist based in Chicago, to delve into the pivotal topic of building self-esteem in sobriety. Sam's expertise in therapy, both within and outside the recovery community, provides a rich backdrop to the conversation. They explore the essence of self-esteem, distinguish it from ego, and discuss the internal voices that challenge individuals in sobriety. This episode is a must-watch for anyone seeking to understand the nuances of self-esteem and how it plays a critical role in the journey towards sustained recovery.

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Money and Sobriety with guest Jolene Atkinson

Damon Frank is joined by Jolene Atkinson, a seasoned clinical social worker and certified life coach from Davenport, Iowa. Together, they delve into the complex relationship between money and sobriety. Jolene, founder of Life Well Coaching, shares her expert insights on developing a healthier financial mindset, which is crucial for maintaining sobriety and managing the financial turmoil often associated with recovery. The conversation explores strategies to transform one's financial habits and the psychological attachments to money that can impact those in recovery.

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Rebuilding Trust in Sobriety with guest Carole Cullen, LMFT

Damon Frank is joined by Carol Cullen, LMFT, a therapist with over 20 years of experience specializing in helping couples navigate through crises and rebuild trust in their relationships. The discussion delves deep into the complexities of trust - a foundational element crucial for the survival and thriving of any relationship, especially highlighted in the context of recovery from addiction. Carol shares her insights into the process of mending broken trust, emphasizing the importance of consistent, honest communication and the willingness to engage in self-work and mutual effort to repair and strengthen bonds. Her approach not only aims at saving...

How To Stay Sober on St. Patrick's Day (with guests Kevin O'Malley, Sean Ostendorf, and Rachel Hechtman)

Join us for a special St. Patrick's Day episode of The Recovered Life Show, hosted by Damon Frank, where we dive into how to celebrate ๐ŸŽ‰ St. Patrick's Day soberly yet joyfully. In this episode, Damon welcomes guests Kevin O'Malley, Sean Ostendorf, and Rachel Hechtman, who share their expertise and personal stories on maintaining sobriety during a holiday often associated with drinking ๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿบ.

Kevin, a long-term sobriety champion ๐Ÿ† and founder of Tech Talk Studio, delves into the power of community in recovery and how creating new traditions can redefine holiday celebrations. From Heart and Solutions, Sean Ostendorf discusses the importance o...

How To Ask For Help in Sobriety with Guest Kyle Miller

In this episode of the Recovered Life Show, host Damon Frank is joined by Kyle Miller, a licensed clinical professional counselor and certified clinical trauma professional. The discussion delves into the often challenging yet crucial topic of 'How To Ask For Help' in the context of recovery. Kyle Miller brings a fresh perspective, emphasizing the importance of vulnerability, emotional intelligence, and relational skills in seeking assistance. This episode is particularly valuable for those in recovery, highlighting the delicate balance between independence and seeking help, a vital aspect of emotional sobriety.

Damon Frank explores his personal struggles with...

How Tia Chi & Spiritual Practices Helped Therapist Keith Kilburn's 33-Year Sober Journey

In this episode of the Recovered Life Show, host Damon Frank welcomes Keith Kilburn, a seasoned therapist and Tai Chi practitioner, with an impressive 33-year journey in sobriety. Based in Petaluma, California, Keith shares his unique insights into how Tai Chi and spiritual practices have significantly bolstered his recovery process. Delving into the interplay between physical sobriety and a fulfilling recovered life, Keith and Damon explore the transformative power of Tai Chi, not just as a physical practice but as a moving meditation and a form of spiritual exploration. Keith's experience illustrates the profound impact of incorporating holistic and...

Independence & Relationships in Sobriety with Guest Widline Pierre

In this episode of the Recovered Life Show, host Damon Frank has a discussion with mental health therapist Widline Pierre. They delve into the complexities of maintaining independence and cultivating healthy relationships during sobriety. Widline Pierre, with her extensive experience, shares invaluable insights on navigating the nuances of interdependence and fostering positive, supportive connections in recovery. This episode is a must-watch for anyone seeking to understand the delicate balance between personal growth and relational health in their sobriety journey.

๐Ÿ”—Connect with Widline Pierre on Instagram @thesolutionqueen

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