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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

Addiction Took My Husband, Recovery Saved My Life with Stephanie Pollak

You can be angry. Or you can be at peace. You can heal. Or you can continue playing the victim. It's up to you to choose the things that make you happy. No one else is going to do that for you. It's up to you to move in the direction of growth and freedom. Only you can save yourself. Stephanie Pollak spent most of her life believing the world was supposed to make her happy. If she did the right things, life would be good for her. She spent most of her time and energy saving others and never considered herself. After her husband became addicted to [...]

Mobilize Recovery with Ryan Hampton

What is the solution to the addiction crisis? Currently, less than 10 percent of people will ever seek medical help of any kind for their addiction. Hundreds of people lose their lives daily, leaving behind family members, friends, loved ones, children, and community members. Yet, when the recovery community organizes, reform is possible. There is a powerful movement happening in the United States that is revolutionizing the way we fight the addiction crisis. Ryan Hampton is here to talk about how we can all Mobilize Recovery! Ryan Hampton Over four years into recovery from a decade-long opioid addiction, Ryan Hampton has been rocketed to the center of America’s rising [...]

By |2019-09-16T19:32:12+00:00September 17th, 2019|Drug addiction, Heroin, Male Speaker, Podcast, Prescription Drugs|0 Comments

SHAIR 174: Genius Recovery with Joe Polish