81: Y12SR Yoga of 12 Step Recovery – Everything You Wanted to Know (Sort Of)

We talk with Nikki Myers, the founder of Y12SR, to find out more about the program and how it works. Nikki shares her story about how she came to find yoga, what made her want to incorporate it into her program of recovery, and how studying the foundations of yoga led her to see the connection between yoga and the healing process of recovery. We find out answers to some of the questions you may have about the program: What does a Y12SR meeting look like and how does it run? Are there any requirements for membership? How does a yoga practice incorporate the 12 steps? Listen in as Nikki gives us all the information on how the Y12SR program works, what it can do for your recovery, and how to get involved. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on TwitterFacebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com.

78: Recovery Café – Everything You Wanted to Know (Sort Of)

Today we have on guests from Recovery Café, a recovery model gaining popularity for it’s usefulness, and find out everything you could want to know about the program. Becky and Ethan join us from Clark County, Washington, to talk about all things Recovery Café. We find out what inspired them to join the Recovery Café movement, to have a huge part in bringing Recovery Café to their town, and how their program has grown. Becky and Ethan also answer all our questions about the Recovery Café program. We learn what Recovery Café has to offer, what to expect when you visit the café, how they help people gain access to needed resources in the recovery process, and so much more. This program welcomes all modalities of recovery under one roof. Our guests also tell us about the process of starting a Recovery Café in your own neighborhood, if you don’t already have one. This program works so well as a hub for persons in recovery, and fills a much needed gap in the medical treatment model that just sends you home after 28 days. Listen in and find out if Recovery Café is right for you. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on TwitterFacebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com.

69: The Sex Programs – Everything You Wanted to Know (Sort Of)

We explore Sexaholics Anonymous (SA), Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA), and Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) this week. We look at what each defines as acting out behavior, and what each program defines as sobriety or sexual clean time. We talk about SAA’s 3 circles concept, and similarly, SLAA’s idea of top and bottom lines. We give some descriptions of what sex or love addiction can look like in your life, to give you some new ways to examine your own life to see if you might qualify. Ritualistic masturbation, seeking comfort from emotionally unavailable partners, and other attention seeking behaviors often go unnoticed in our society or are made out to be normal behaviors. Finally, we answer some of the questions on SLAA’s quiz to see if a person identifies with some of the behaviors and feelings of a sex and love addict.

67: Porn and Sex Addiction – Everything You Wanted to Know (Sort Of)

We talk with Joshua Shea from RecoveryPornAddict.com about porn addiction, sex addiction, and partner betrayal trauma. Joshua is a porn addiction and betrayal trauma services expert, in recovery himself, who helps persons struggling with addiction and their partners to find recovery. Joshua has written 3 books about porn addiction, and offers a wide variety of courses to help people become more knowledgeable about the often untalked about world of porn addiction. We talk with Joshua about his peer support services, how sex addiction is similar and different than drug addiction, the stigma surrounding porn addiction and pornography in general, signs to look for in your life that could mean you are having a problem with pornography, and what partners can do to help. Listen in to hear all these topics and more.

52: Adult Children of Alcoholics – Everything You Wanted to Know (Sort Of)

10/11/20 Ever wondered what the Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families (ACA, ACoA) program is all about? We invite Sarah to tell us all about the ACA program. How it works, what they consider to be the problem, who qualifies to work the program, how the program addresses the problem. While not a substitute for addiction recovery, per se, ACA might be a wonderful complement to explore the roots of recovery and stop the generational passage of addiction.

50: Celebrate Recovery – Everything You Wanted to Know (Sort Of)

9/27/20 We have Josh from the Unashamed Recovery Podcast on to tell us about the Celebrate Recovery program. We talk about how the program works, any differences that might exist from the typical 12 step model, and who the program might work well for.

40: Smart Recovery – Everything You Wanted to Know (Sort Of)

7/19/20 We learn about Smart Recovery from Daniel. He helps us to understand what it looks like to work the program of Smart Recovery, what it might be like attending a meeting, if there are dues, what qualifications you need to meet in order to be eligible to be a member, and many more questions you might have about the program. We also take a quick dive into Vancouver’s progressive harm reduction methods and a short recap of the sponsorship episode.

36: All Paths Recovery – Everything You Wanted to Know (Sort Of)

6/21/20 All Paths Recovery includes MAT, Medical Cannabis, and any other path toward recovery you might be on. We have Matt on to tell us about the meeting and how he sees a need in the community that he is trying to help meet by striving to make recovery available to all. We find out more about what that looks like right now, if there are any guidelines, and how this program is working in the community.

32: Recovery Dharma – Everything You Wanted To Know (Sort Of)

5/24/20 We have Jenny on the show to tell us about the program of Recovery Dharma. We ask questions to better understand what the Recovery Dharma program is, and how it could help someone on their journey in recovery.