Episode 105 • From Pain to Purpose with KL Wells

September 8th, 2021

Addiction is a painful experience for plenty of people -- not just addicts.  Parents, siblings, partners, and colleagues of addicts are affected by the disease as well.  In this inspiring conversation with KL Wells, founder of Voices InCourage, we talk about the growth that loved ones can experience when they share experience, strength, and hope in a safe community.

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Episode 104 • Finding Your Sober Network with Beau Mann

August 30th, 2021

Wouldn't it be great if you could find new sober friends anywhere you happen to be?  And even if you didn't want to meet them face-to-face, how nice would it be nice to chat by phone with other sober people whenever you needed a little support or encouragement?  In this episode we interview Beau Mann, whose dream of a mobile sober community led to the creation of  Sober Grid, a free app that helps recovering people find connection.  

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Episode 103 • Mother-and-Son Recovery with Laura and Tom Boldt

August 3rd, 2021

Delightful guests Laura and Tom Boldt share the family adventure detailed in their best-selling book; Unraveled: A Mother and Son Story of Addiction and Recovery.

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Episode 102 • Sobriety on Campus with Rob Shearon

July 29th, 2021

How do you get sober (or stay sober) in an atmosphere where everyone else is partying?  David and Nate talk with Rob Shearon, the Program Manager for CU Collegiate Recovery Center (CUCRC) at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Episode101 • The Anatomy of Choice with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

July 19th, 2021

Internationally renowned Harvard neuroscientist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor offers unique evidence-based insight into how anyone battling an addiction makes choices -- and how we can make better ones.   (Dr. Jill is the author of the perennial bestseller My Stroke of Insight: a Brain Scientist's Personal Journey, and the groundbreaking book Whole Brain Living; The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life.)

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Episode 100 • Thriving in Recovery with Amy Guerrero

July 12th, 2021

In this inspiring conversation, life coach and entrepreneur Amy Guerrero describes her trauma-based approach to recovery.  For more Amy, go to

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Episode 99 • Understanding Your Needs with Michael Oden

July 5th, 2021

Our behavior is driven by our needs, says author and life coach Michael Oden. Uncovering our needs and learning a healthy way to meet them is key to long-term sobriety.  For more about Michael's needs-based approach, go to http://theneedsbasedmethod.com/.

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Episode 98 • The Weight of Air with David Poses

June 25th, 2021

The expression goes, “Sometimes you gotta fight fire with fire.”  In the realm of the opioid crisis in America, that can be a suggestion to start an inferno. A pill for a pill? Does it even make sense?  We commonly  make the association with illegal drugs such as heroin when the topic is brought up, but many opioids are regulated by the FDA for the use in treatment for pain and derived naturally from the opium poppy plant.  Statistics show that 95% of opioid addicts have a co-occuring mental disorder.  The world is dealing with a disease that can be treated with drugs such as buprenorphine. It was this exact drug that helped David Poses kick a heroin addiction that overtook nearly two decades of his life and kept him successfully sober for more than ten years.

David gives a very detailed and poignant account of his battle in the highly anticipated memoir, “The Weight Of Air,” from Sandra Jonas Publishing available to sign up for pre-order and debuting July 6, 2021. He's also shared his knowledge in speaking engagements and bylines in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, NY Daily NewsThe Doctors and more. 

The Weight of Air details how Poses led a double life, fueled by addiction and mental illness. The memoir pulls back the curtain of highly publicized and popular treatment facilities (including AA, Celebrate Recovery, and rehab) to show why the relapse rate is so high.  The book highlights the need to address mental health early on, and the connectivity of science to cure- not cause more pain.  

The Weight Of Air is a raw and darkly comedic first person account of addiction, probing into the disregard for science and evidence in treatment, prevention and drug policy, racist catalysts behind US drug laws, and reasons that -despite its proven efficacy- Buprenorphine is inaccessible to the vast majority of 20 million addicts. Nobody wants to be labeled as a junkie. Our system is designed to punish, not save.  David Poses is on a mission to change this.

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Episode 97 • The Balanced Self with Will Black

June 13th, 2021

Recovery coach Will Black proves that there is no minimum age requirement for recovering from addiction and becoming a valuable helper to others.

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Episode 96 • Starting Over with Christine Fekete

June 1st, 2021

David and Nate talk with writer, actor, entrepreneur and comic Christine Fekete about embracing change, taking risks, overcoming adversity and finding joy.

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