One of the most important aspects of addiction recovery is support. Whether you’re attending AA or NA meetings or looking at other avenues of recovery, these addiction podcasts offer a range of experiences, advice, and community to help aid you on your recovery journey.
1. A Sober Girl’s Guide Jessica Jeboult was a well-known DJ in the heart of Los Angeles, spinning records at some of the top clubs with the biggest names. This “rockstar” life, however, felt lackluster. She turned to alcohol to treat her depression and anxiety before finally wanting a real change. A Sober Girl’s Guide is a podcast on mental health, spirituality, and wellness in recovery. “I went through my life with a fine-tooth comb and eliminated all the bullshit my ego was doing to be cool and traded it for things that made my soul sing. Just as you have to plan for success. You also have to plan for happiness,” Jessica writes on her website. Listen on Apple Podcasts.
2. Sober Speak Sober Speak is designed to be a companion to the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step program, though they aren’t affiliated with AA. Guests share their experiences with the program and the challenges they faced along the way. With it, they hope to share strength, experience, and hope. “Having such a podcast to help me gain knowledge truly has helped me accept that I truly am powerless over alcohol (along with the big book).” one reviewer writes. “This podcast is my meeting between meetings and so much more.” Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
3. Recovery Happy Hour Podcast Like many who struggle with alcohol, Tricia Lewis was afraid that if she quit drinking she’d miss out on all life had to offer. “The fear of missing out is what keeps so many of us from ever giving it a solid chance. That fear is the biggest liar and it wasted so much of my time,” she shares. Tricia hopes her podcast will inspire you and help you navigate your relationship with alcohol, whether you consider yourself an alcoholic or not. Every episode features a different interview, sharing stories of recovery, mental health, and “the gray area of alcohol abuse.” Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
4. The ODAAT Podcast Podcast host Arlina Allen knows recovery isn’t about giant changes. Rather, it’s about getting through it one day at a time. She struggled with alcohol abuse for years, damaging her career, relationships, and health before realizing things needed to change. This podcast is another series of inspirational stories like others on this list, but finding that community and seeing examples of others living a life of recovery is the kind of encouragement you just might need. Listen on Apple Podcasts.