New Life Ayahuasca and Recovery from Coronavirus with Matt Mormello

Our guest today is a bone cancer, heroin addiction, and coronavirus survivor. Matt Moremello is also an ayahuasquero at New Life Ayahuasca. Today he talks about what it was like to live through the coronavirus, his agonizing battle with opioids, and how ayahuasca saved his life. He also talks about how ayahuasca for recovery from addiction works, what to expect from an ayahuasca experience, and what kind of people will benefit from this fascinating alternate therapy. Don’t miss this wild episode! Matthew Moremello In an era where the word ‘shaman’ gets overused, authenticity and true intention are hard to find. At New Life Ayahuasca, you’re in good hands.  [...]

By |2020-04-03T16:48:29+00:00April 7th, 2020|Heroin, Male Speaker, Podcast|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

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

Stay Humble with Ian Romans

Okay, folks. Today we have Ian Romans on the show. Ian is an avid listener of the SHAIR podcast and good friends with one of our previous guests, Daniel Herron, who’s episode is SHAIR 154 entitled Addiction to the Underworld. Ian has a harrowing and powerful story of recovery from heroin addiction. He is 2 years clean and wanted to share his experience. Ian was raised by an addict mother and an abusive stepfather. He was in and out of foster care and jail. Ian dismissed NA from and early age because his parents would stop by their dealer’s house on the way home from meetings. But once he decided […]

By |2019-05-13T20:15:32+00:00November 20th, 2018|Blog, Heroin, Male Speaker, Podcast|0 Comments

The Yoga Recovery Lawyer with Suzula Bidon

  Suzula Bidon’s hippie parents named her after a word they found in the bylines of a Grateful Dead album. Growing up in the woods of Wisconsin in a counterculture lifestyle, Suzula struggled with isolation and depression all through her childhood. This led her to self-medicating with gateway drugs like alcohol and tobacco and ended with heroin and methamphetamines. Her addiction led her to federal prison and a serious criminal record. Today, Suzula is a practicing attorney, recovery advocate, and a Minnesota Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS). She is the creator of the Recovery Yoga Meetings® and has been teaching it since 2012. Recovery yoga meetings help people live and […]

SHAIR 187: Dave talks about Chris

Today we have a very heavy and heartfelt episode with Dave from Dopey Podcast. His cohost Chris recently passed away after a tragic relapse and overdose. Many of our listeners reached out and wanted to know what happened. We’re so grateful for Dave to join us to discuss Chris’s death and the future of Dopey Podcast with our recovery family across the world. Listen to Chris’s Story Here are a few highlights from our interview. To get the full story please join us on the podcast now! Dave says Chris was one the smartest people he ever met. This was one of the gifts that lead to his downfall. Chris […]

SHAIR 185: Cleaner Daze with Tess Sweet

Tess Sweet is an award-winning producer and director known for Cleaner Daze, a dark comedy series about addiction written by a recovering drug addict. Cleaner Daze shines a light on the realities of living with addiction and reminds us that there is a little “fucked-up” in all of us. Tess never had a goal in life. She always had artistic inclinations, but she didn’t know quite where she belonged. Instead of finding herself, she discovered drugs, and sunk deeper and deeper into a pit of danger and despair. Tess experienced a terrifying moment that compelled her to get clean, but afterward, she had to start life all over again. Learn how […]

By |2019-05-13T20:15:30+00:00August 28th, 2018|Drug addiction, Female Speaker, Heroin, Marijuana, Podcast|0 Comments

SHAIR 183: The Record Collector with Shane Watson

Shane Watson is a writer, Youtuber and prevention specialist. He speaks to kids and adults about substance use for an organization called Not My Kid. It’s a nonprofit that educates students not only about addiction, but also unhealthy relationships, depression, self-injury, bullying, and suicide.  His blog is called the Silver Ladder and he has an unbelievable story of addiction and recovery. Here is a glimpse of his experience. If being regularly jolted awake by the tormented screams of inmates in neighboring cells wasn’t bad enough, there was the fact that I was sharing a cell made for a single inmate with three other people. We were crowded four-deep in a […]

SHAIR 174: Genius Recovery with Joe Polish

Joe Polish is founder and president of Piranha Marketing. His Genius Network and GeniusX masterminds feature household guests like Peter Diamandis, Tony Robbins, Sir Richard Branson, Steve Forbes, and John Mackay. Joe is the creator of Artists for Addicts and Genius Recovery, an organization’s whose mission is to change the global conversation around addiction and recovery from one of judgment to one of compassion. He is currently working on an addiction recovery book with former SHAIR guest, Anna David. Joe is a dynamic individual who is seeking tools for recovery in any shape or form, even ibogaine and ayahuasca. His is an inspirational story full of new insights into addiction and how to break […]