SHAIR 160: Never Giving Up with Sonia Munoz

Sonia Munoz is a member of the SHAIR Recovery Network private Facebook group. She reached out with 3 months clean and wanted to share the perspective of someone early in recovery. She has a long history with multiple substances and relapses. She also is on a unique path in recovery that most people may not have considered. Sonia has a remarkable story that proves that no one is beyond hope when it comes to recovery from addiction. CLEAN DATE: March 15th 2017 Listen to Sonia’s story now! Here are a few highlights from our interview. To get the full story please join us on the podcast now! Daily Routine Sonia […]

SHAIR 159: Church and Other Drugs with Jed Payne

Exorcizing the addiction demon. Jed Payne is the host of the Church and Other Drugs Podcast. He’s survived a wild odyssey of drug abuse, repeated rehabs, and incarceration that demonstrates just how addiction warps the mind. Not only did he crave the drugs, he craved the attention he got from the chaos he created his life. Listen to how he found recovery and found himself in this amazing episode! CLEAN DATE: Sept. 23rd, 2014 Listen to Jed’s story now! Here are a few highlights from our interview. To get the full story please join us on the podcast now! Daily Routine The first thing Jed Payne does is hit his […]

By |2018-02-27T03:00:37+00:00February 27th, 2018|Cocaine, Drug addiction, Heroin, Male Speaker, Podcast|0 Comments

SHAIR 158: My Fair Junkie with Amy Dresner

Getting Dirty and Staying Clean Amy Dresner is the author of acclaimed memoir, My Fair Junkie. She is five years clean from being addicted to sex, drugs, and anything she could use to avoid her feelings. She’s a former professional stand-up comic, having appeared at The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, and The Improv. She is a contributing editor at the and has also written for the Good Men Project, The Frisky, Refinery 29, and has been a regular contributor to and, where she has her own addiction blog entitled ‘Coming Clean.’ Amy tells her dark and twisted tale with unabashed humor and honesty. Her story proves […]

SHAIR 154: Addiction to the Underworld with Daniel Herron

Can the gang lifestyle be just as addictive as the drugs? Today we have Daniel Herron on The SHAIR podcast. He is a recovery advocate and has his own podcast called Released into Captivity: Hope After the Cage. Daniel served 10 years for armed robbery and was released in 2010. He lived a crazy life a drug abuse and crime that lead him to the bottom multiple times. No matter what, he couldn’t resist the lure of the underworld and this prevented him from ever getting clean. After one last bad run that led him to getting arrested again, he received another gift of desperation. Now he is living sober, […]

By |2018-01-23T03:00:26+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Cocaine, Drug addiction, Male Speaker, Podcast|0 Comments

SHAIR 144: We Are Superman with David Clark

David Clark is a former 320 lb. alcoholic who found the determination to transform himself into a monster endurance athlete and aspiring MMA fighter. David has been featured all over the media, including Runner’s World, CBS, ESPN, NBC, and The Rich Roll Show. This is one our most dynamic, fun, and inspiring guests. You don’t want to miss his unique insights on recovery, running, and his journey from obese drunk to kick-ass superman! CLEAN DATE: AUG 5TH, 2005 SHAIR and organifi have teamed up to give SHAIR listeners 20% OFF of their Superfood Powdered Green Juice.  Click on the image below and use Promo Code: SHAIR to get 20% OFF of your order. Organifi is an organic, superfood supplement line that makes quality trusted nutrition convenient […]

By |2017-11-14T10:28:03+00:00November 14th, 2017|Alcoholism, Cocaine, Male Speaker, Podcast, Uncategorized|0 Comments

SHAIR 143: The Dive Bar with Bonnie Pelletier Donahue

Bonnie Pelletier Donahue used to be a heavy alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine user. Her two marriages failed, her youngest daughter was taken away, and her family wanted nothing to do with her. Now Bonnie is a Y12SR yoga instructor and the founder of Bonifide Yoga. She has dedicated her new life to yoga for 12-step recovery, her sobriety, and her kids. Bonnie also owns and manages a dive bar that belonged to her father. She is surrounded by alcohol every day, yet she stays sober. Listen to Bonnie’s descent into addiction, her many failed attempts at sobriety, and how she’s now crushing it in recovery. CLEAN DATE: OCTOBER 16TH, 2011 […]

SHAIR 139: Social Anxiety, Self-Image, and Addiction with Sasha Tozzi

Sasha Tozzi is a recovery lifestyle coach, a Y12SR (Yoga for 12 Step Recovery) instructor, a Reiki practitioner, and a writer. She helps individuals with physical and emotional sobriety, self-sabotage, and codependent relationships. As a teenager, Sasha suffered from clinical depression and social anxiety. When she found alcohol, she thought it was the answer to all her problems. Later, she coupled her binge drinking with an addiction to cocaine, which led her to nights of blacking out, reckless behavior, and a shame cycle she could not escape. Sasha eventually accepted the fact that she had a problem, and got help, but that wasn’t the end of her journey. After she […]

SHAIR 136: From Lying on the Street to Soaring in Sobriety with Mark Rickert

Mark Rickert’s parents divorced when he was three, and his mother abandoned him and his siblings regularly. This opened the doorway to drug and alcohol abuse that would lead repeatedly to disaster and almost suicide. Today Mark is a prosperous real estate broker and is launching a podcast called Soaring in Sobriety. His show is about how to move past the wreckage of our past to become the person we knew we were always capable of becoming. CLEAN DATE: AUG 11, 2001 Listen to his harrowing story from lying on the street to soaring in sobriety! SHAIR and organifi have teamed up to give SHAIR listeners 20% OFF of their Superfood Powdered Green Juice.  Click on the image below and […]

By |2017-09-19T03:00:44+00:00September 19th, 2017|Alcoholism, Cocaine, Male Speaker, Methamphetamines, Podcast|0 Comments

SHAIR 135: “BLACKOUT” with Sarah Hepola, Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

Sarah Hepola joins us today on The SHAIR Podcast. One of my dream guests of all time Sarah Hepola shares much more than her amazing story with us today!  We spend 2 hours pivoting from one topic to another to bring you an unforgettable interview. Sarah is the author of the best-selling memoir, BLACKOUT – Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget!  Her exploits in the book take you right into her world of complete debauchery and then her inspirational journey of recovery. Listen now us now as Sarah takes us through her epic life journey. SHAIR and organifi have teamed up to give SHAIR listeners 20% OFF of their Superfood Powdered Green Juice.  Click on the image below and use Promo Code: […]

By |2017-09-12T04:23:09+00:00September 12th, 2017|Alcoholism, Cocaine, Female Speaker, Podcast|0 Comments

SHAIR 130: “Straight Outta Compton” with Patty Powers, Strip Clubs, Drug Dens and the Miracle of Recovery.

Patty Powers joins us today on The SHAIR Podcast. Originally from Toronto, Patty began drinking and using drugs recreationally as an adolescent. At eighteen she moved to New York City where chance meetings with other addicts opened doors to careers, romantic relationships, the art world and the music scene. For years, whenever the negative consequences of addiction started taking their toll, survival instincts kicked in and she’d return to Toronto. It was a hamster wheel existence – getting strung out and cleaning up – and it relied heavily on the resiliency of youth. By 1987, she was living alone in an abandoned building in Los Angeles, having cut all ties […]