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Misery is the Gateway Drug with Claire Rudy Foster

Claire Rudy Foster grew up closeted at home and bullied at school. Alcohol was his way of releasing his anger. Claire also wanted to become a famous writer, and getting drunk and loaded on heroin were all part of the romantic artistic persona. The problem was that he was always too high or hungover to ever write anything. In 2007, Claire found recovery and discovered that getting clean didn’t mean all his problems would go away. Misery was the true gateway drug, and Claire had to make peace with his anger and his identity before he could be sober and happy. Today, Claire has proved that a writer [...]

By |2019-11-18T15:21:33+00:00November 19th, 2019|Alcoholism, Blog, Drug addiction, Heroin, LGBTQ, Podcast|0 Comments

I Got Sober Then I Got Cancer with Kate Coatsworth

Kate Coatsworth is part of our SHAIR Sobriety Network and recently celebrated 1000 days in recovery from drugs and alcohol. She has also been battling cancer for the last 7 months, and she is fighting this battle sober. Kate used alcohol and drugs to run away from herself. She moved to different countries and bounced around to different jobs, partying hard every night. When she tried cocaine, nothing could make her stop. Kate’s addiction took over. She lost her family and friends. Her body shut down. She believed her rock bottom was going to be death. By chance, a friend brought her to a twelve-step meeting. Although Kate didn’t think [...]

By |2019-11-05T12:34:08+00:00November 5th, 2019|Alcoholism, Cocaine, Podcast|0 Comments

SRC Guest Spotlight with Arlina Allen

Arlina Allen is a writer, the host of international podcast "The ODAAT Chat Podcast," and founder of Sober Life School. Sober since since 1994, Arlina has been married for 21 years and is the mother of two teenage boys. Today, Arlina joins us live in the SHAIR Recovery Community for an exclusive Q&A with our members! Arlina used drugs and alcohol to self-medicate her emotional pain. She lived in a fantasy world and believed that if she could just find the right man, her problems would be over. Arlina spent so much time and energy disconnecting that she couldn’t see a life beyond her pain. Listen as Arlina [...]

By |2019-10-25T16:33:11+00:00October 29th, 2019|Alcoholism, Podcast, SRC Guest Spotlight|0 Comments

The Sober Senorita SRC Guest Spotlight with Kelly Fitzgerald

Today we are thrilled to have the one and only Kelly Fitzgerald, aka Sober Senorita on The SHAIR Podcast. She visits The SHAIR Recovery Community for an exclusive live Q&A session with our members. The Sober Senorita talks about how her alcoholism started with the disease of always wanting more and how this prevented her from ever finding contentment or peace, until she found sobriety. Kelly tells those struggling with alcoholism and addiction to never let go of the hope of different life. She also talks about the importance of recovering out loud to be an example that living sober is not only possible, but also amazing. Kelly [...]

By |2019-09-30T15:15:22+00:00October 1st, 2019|Alcoholism, Podcast|0 Comments

That First Step Towards Recovery with Theo Bill

Sometimes it’s not a huge, dramatic leap that changes our lives, but one small first step towards recovery that triggers an inner and outer transformation. Today’s guest is Theo Bill. He is an entrepreneur and life coach who used to be overweight due to his emotional eating and a bottle-a-night wine habit. In 2015, Theo was in the middle of a stressful move, facing the possible bankruptcy of his company, and the crumbling of his 9-year relationship. He knew he wasn’t in a life-threatening situation, but he still wondered, when everything was falling apart, what was the point of getting up in the morning? Theo knew he wasn’t [...]

By |2019-09-03T14:12:22+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Alcoholism, Male Speaker, Podcast|0 Comments

Self-Made and Sober with Andrew Lassise

Are your beliefs serving you? Could they be keeping your from reaching your full potential? Or worse, could these preprogrammed beliefs be destroying you? Today’s guest is business coach and serial entrepreneur, Andrew Lassise. He hosts the Self Made & Sober Podcast and and is the founder of multi-million dollar company, Rush Tech Support. Andrew talks about getting off autopilot, doing the important things, and using service as the foundation of success. He also shares how a person with a skeptic, logical brain can embrace spirituality. It’s time to start asking yourself the right questions! Self Made and Sober With long-term sobriety, Andrew views the Self Made and [...]

By |2019-08-23T15:04:08+00:00August 27th, 2019|Alcoholism, Male Speaker, Podcast|0 Comments

Mastering Midlife Addiction and Recovery with Mark J. Silverman

Who are you really? What words do you use to label yourself? What is your purpose in this world? Most importantly, does this identity serve you? Today we have Mark J. Silverman on the Recovery Revolution. He is a successful professional, coach, author, and the host of the Mastering Midlife Podcast. He's also a recovering alcoholic, drug user, and sex addict. After enduring a childhood of trauma, Mark was on a mission to destroy himself. Even when he got sober, he was designing his exit from this world. Today, Mark is joyful and creative. He has let go of both the positive and negative identities he had for [...]

A Military Spouse in Sobriety with Jessica Barone

Jessica Barone is celebrating one year of sobriety from alcohol and cocaine. She is a military spouse of 11 years, married for almost 14 years, mother of four, college student, and freelance face painter. Expectations, heartache, and an inability to cope, eventually lead to her downward spiral with drugs and alcohol. When God told her to go to rehab, she listened. Today, she has learned to accept things as they are, and knows that with love, anything is possible. The Myth of Happily Ever After We often believe that one day, when we get that job, or we find that person, or we accomplish that goal that we'll [...]

By |2019-07-15T20:07:09+00:00July 16th, 2019|Alcoholism, Cocaine, Female Speaker, Podcast|0 Comments

RR 230: The Power of Letting Go in Sobriety

What’s keeping you from fulfillment, success, and happiness? What are you holding on to that is holding you back? For those of you who haven’t listened to my live speech called The Power of Letting Go that I did at MicDrop Studios in Miami on May 5th, 2019, here is the live audio version. This is my personal account of how I became the hero of my own story. It’s about letting go in sobriety so you can move on to a new life of love and healing. Letting Go In Sobriety I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. As a life coach I hear this all the time. [...]

By |2019-07-08T14:25:09+00:00July 9th, 2019|Alcoholism, Cocaine, Drug addiction, Podcast|0 Comments

From Darkness to Light, Addiction to Recovery with Deborah Yager

  What’s preventing you from reaching your full potential and stepping into who you were meant to become? Often, we try to figure out what’s holding us back before we dare to push the boundaries of our comfort zone. It’s seems like the logical way, but this not only makes growth take longer, it can also be used as a tool for procrastination. It can take years to unpack all the baggage and analyze where our fears and blocks hide. But if you jump before you’re ready, your places of resistance will jump out, allowing you to identify them and challenge them at the same time. “Leap and [...]

By |2019-07-02T14:52:27+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Alcoholism, Female Speaker, Methamphetamines, Podcast|0 Comments