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From Drunk and Alone to Happy and Fulfilled with Tim Moon

Tim Moon is a long-time listener and member of the SHAIR Recovery Community. His is one of the many success stories experienced by SHAIR members and listeners. Tim was addicted to alcohol for over a decade. He kept believing he could control it, even though his marriage and the relationship with his kids was falling apart. Finally, his wife said it was over, and Tim was forced to imagine spending the rest of his life drunk and alone. It has been two years since Tim quit drinking, and his connection with his wife and kids is now thriving. He is happier than he could’ve ever dreamed and is [...]

By |2020-01-17T17:24:08+00:00January 21st, 2020|Alcoholism, Male Speaker, Podcast|0 Comments

50 Ways to Worry Less in Sobriety with Gigi Langer

Gigi Langer is the author of 50 Ways to Worry Less Now: Reject Negative Thinking to Find Peace, Clarity, and Connection, a book full of the ideas she used to free herself and others from worry. It also encapsulates her personal story which involved relationship failures, codependency, perfectionism, sexual abuse, and addiction to drugs and alcohol. Today she is thirty-one years into sobriety and is on The SHAIR Podcast to talk about what she’s learned from her training in psychology and over 30 years using tools from recovery programs, cognitive therapy, energy work, and a variety of spiritual and scientific teachings. Gigi’s story is one of courageous healing. Don’t [...]

The Alcohol Experiment with Annie Grace

What happens when you give up alcohol? How will your life change? Welcome to the Alcohol Experiment. To most people, the thought of never having a drink again is too daunting to consider, but today’s guest tells us that everything we think we thought we knew about alcohol is wrong. Annie Grace is the author of This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life and is the host of a podcast by the same name. She is also the creator of The Alcohol Experiment, which interrupts peoples' patterns around drinking and rewires how we think about alcohol. Annie tells us what made her [...]

By |2019-12-27T22:19:10+00:00December 31st, 2019|Alcoholism, Female Speaker, Podcast|0 Comments

Thriving in Long-Term Recovery with Tom Coderre

Tom Coderre is a former US Senator who was progressively losing everything to addiction until a humiliating arrest lead him to recovery in 2003. Tom thought his life was over, but little did he know it was just beginning. Today, Tom can’t believe how his life has transformed. He was featured in the film, The Anonymous People, and works on the frontlines as a positive face and voice in recovery. Tom is a passionate, politically aware advocate who is also a humble traveler, son, brother and uncle trying to make a difference. Tom Coderre is a living example how a person can go from drowning in hopeless addiction [...]

By |2019-12-06T17:14:05+00:00December 10th, 2019|Alcoholism, Blog, Cocaine, Male Speaker, Podcast, Recovery Advocacy|0 Comments

My Recovery Toolbox with Angela Pugh

Angela Pugh is an Addiction Interventionist, Recovering Alcoholic, Life and Recovery Coach. She hosts the Addiction Unlimited Podcast and is the founder of Kansas City Recovery. She has been sober since 2006 and knows from experience that the key to lasting sobriety is having a recovery toolbox. Recovery takes just as much work as addiction. It's daily, consistent effort. Angela shows you how to design your life to make sobriety easier and gives a simple, proven recovery toolbox that will take you from anxious and overwhelmed to carefree and confident, knowing you have a plan to face anything. Get ready to master your sobriety! Angela Pugh Angela Pugh [...]

By |2019-11-22T19:37:02+00:00November 26th, 2019|Alcoholism, Blog, Female Speaker, Podcast, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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