Sobriety Podcast & Inspiring Recovery Stories

I am forever grateful for being dropped in the middle of Kansas wheat fields, where I was given the foundation which has led to a lifetime of ups, downs and too many blessings to even count. Brad, I look forward to your show every week! One a week just simply isn’t enough….More please! I am 16mos sober and you and your guests help me stay on track. I am grateful for your platform, your passion, honesty and dedication to making the world a better place by sharing messages of hope. Wishing you continued success and many blessings.

Alcohol and the LGBTQIA+ Community, with Amy C. Willis

Or click here to see more recovery stories. I feel like this is who I was meant to be. I spent over a decade knowing that I was supposed to be someone else but constantly getting further and further away from that. So for me, the things that have been difficult like friendships and relationships are different now that I can stand up for myself and set boundaries and I know what I want.

Q: If you’re planning to get sober, should you expect your life to pretty much turn upside down?

These are inspirational interviews carried out with people in long-term recovery. Don’t forget – you can speak directly with others who are looking at the role alcohol plays in their lives on this site! Simply join our community and visit the Members Feed.

  • Delevingne first opened up about her recovery in April 2023 in a cover story for Vogue magazine.
  • I can honestly say sobriety is the best thing I have ever done for myself.
  • In his first novel, Burroughs gives a vivid, semi-autobiographical account of heroin addiction in the early 1950s.
  • The pain that I felt in the beginning when I knew I had a problem but didn’t know the solution was so, so bad.

Johnny saw addiction first hand growing up and swore that would never be his life until it was.

When the program ended, she moved into transitional housing. Having lost her home and children, Becki was living on the streets with winter rapidly approaching. Still gripped by her addiction, Becki’s primary concern was finding somewhere warm to stay. This prompted her to enter a residential treatment program.

sobriety stories

Sober Story: Claire

It was the most difficult and most brave thing I have ever done. “I wish I had some story to tell you about my horrible, abusive, and neglected childhood. One of addiction’s stereotypes is that it only affects those with dysfunctional families or a history of abuse. But when we spoke with Jules, we learned her story defied those ideas conclusively. “I got in a fight with a cop at 16 years old. My first rehab was at 17, got kicked out of it after 10 days, then back in there 3 months later.

For Saz moderating her alcohol intake never worked. Quitting completely was the answer.

  • I left my two friends behind and made no new ones.
  • At the beginning of treatment, I was angry.
  • I called in sick, the first time ever in my life.
  • I am 16mos sober and you and your guests help me stay on track.

Meanwhile, I met a girl from back home with whom I began a relationship during the summer between my freshman and sophomore years. She was being raised in an old world male-dominated society. We would see each other for vacation breaks and long weekends. When we were first dating she would have to be back home by the time the street lights came on. We carried on this long-distance relationship for over five years before we were married during the summer before my third year of medical school. While we were dating, I kept the quantity of my alcohol and most of my substance use a secret from her.

How to Cope With a Teenager Who Doesn’t Listen To You

  • Here I was in an expensive treatment center insurance wouldn’t cover, and I was not earning an income, but rather accumulating expenses as a partner in our corporation.
  • Nobody in my real life could meet that need, so I turned—as I always do when I need comfort, encouragement, or inspiration—to books.
  • I was 22-years old, in college, and I thought, ‘I’m not like these people in treatment.’ But I packed up my loafers and my sweaters, and I played the part.
  • The second SUV that was hit while stopped was propelled backward, hitting the front left of another car.
  • It’s not like, hey, these are real people and they just do it every day.