16: How to Give God to Your Children Without Religion (Sort Of)

2/2/20 When you don’t practice a religion but you do believe in god, or you don’t believe in god but you do believe in spiritual principles or just being a good person, how do you pass that on to your kids? We start with recapping some info from last week’s relationship episode. Then the discussion turns to this week’s topic: How do you give a sense of god to your kids when you are spiritual, but not religious? We share some information that we learned from our experience, from what we learned from talking to others, and from what we learned from talking to our children.

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15: Romantic Relationships in Recovery (Sort Of) Part 1

1/26/20 Two guys talking about relationships, mostly of the romantic type. We address the idea of staying out of relationships for a year in early recovery. We also look at what a healthy relationship might be. We look at what it takes to maintain a relationship along with awareness of motivation for wanting a relationship.

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14: Propaganda, Narcan Parties, and Big Alcohol (Sort Of)

1/19/20 Talking about propaganda that gets used in addiction and recovery conversations. We explain the idea of a Narcan Party and dissect the theory that they exist, while giving a slightly educated view on harm reduction. Lastly we examine how well the alcohol industry has done to convince us all that that alcohol is just a little different than the rest of the drugs.

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13: Depression (Sort Of)

1/12/20 We talk about depression, how it feels to be depressed, what to do if a loved one is experiencing depression and other mental health related suggestions. We mention some genetics as it relates to addiction, establishing new friendships later in life/recovery, and the idea that people enter our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

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12: Step One – We Admitted That We Were Powerless Over Our Addiction, That Our Lives Had Become Unmanageable (Sort Of)

1/5/20 We are talking Step 1 and all that goes with it, honesty, powerlessness, surrender, acceptance, unmanageability, and more.

11: Death by Overdose (Sort Of)

12/29/19 We’re talking overdose, harm reduction, lost friends, how to solve addiction and more, as well as a couple tips on how to stay in recovery during the New Year’s celebration.

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10: Christmas (Sort Of)

12/22/19 Christmas! Jingle Bells! Noel! We sort of talk about the season. There’s conversation about the blessings of enjoying Christmas. We also look at if we do Christmas because we like it, or because there is shame in not doing what society is doing. Finally we look at some tips for getting through the holidays with your recovery intact.

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9: Helping (Sort Of)

12/15/19 Is there a difference between “helping” time and time “off” from helping? What is it like to experience unforgiveness? Is compassion easier to express to strangers online the same way anger and frustration are? The difficulty in taking a compliment. The debate of the 12 steps working functionally or miraculously. Would we ever leave the fellowship? Should we celebrate anniversaries or is that rewarding what we already “should” have been doing? Throw in come CBT and classical conditioning, along with our new segment, “How to change the world,” and you’ve got good times.

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8: Stigma (Sort Of)

12/8/19 We’re talking stigma, your word choices making a difference, using dreams, and I think we even mention football analogies.

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7: Anxiety (Sort Of)

12/1/19 Talking about anxiety, quitting vaping, dying. All kinds of fun stuff.

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