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Ascent (www.ascent.org) is broadcasting a new recovery podcast - one-on-one interviews with your host, Ascent founder Brian Bailys and industry leaders in recovery. Every couple of weeks, we will feature a new guest talking to Brian about their recovery or mental health story, how they ended up where they are today and advice for listeners. You can find the Rise2Recovery podcast at Ascent.org, iTunes, Stitcher and on SoberPodcasts.com. Together, we can rise above addiction.
||CleanEpisode 20 – Zack Gudzan, Founder of CLTIVATE||CLTIVATE is a project Zack started in 2016, not really knowing what it would become. “My heart beats to help others find freedom from drug addiction and alcoholism – because I’ve been there,” Zack said. “Just following God o||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 – Lara Frazier, Marketing Director & Recovery Warrior||Lara Frazier is a healer and truth-teller, a sobriety warrior, a speaker and a writer. She is a FIERCE believer in the power of owning our stories and is a strong advocate for addiction recovery. Lara shares a story of healing: in sobriety, throug||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 – Nadine Machkovech, Program Manager at RISE TOGETHER||The Rise 2 Recovery podcast is back with a very special guest! Nadine Machkovech is an educator through story-telling and certified recovery coach in long-term recovery. As a scholar of addiction recovery, she helps to improve the recovery landsca||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 – Wayne and Kit Nix, Recovery Advocates||Episode 17 of the Rise2Recovery podcast features Wayne and Kit Nix sharing an emotional story about addiction, loss and the many challenges involved. Wayne and Kit have experienced the unfathomable damage that addiction causes as they lost both of their||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 – Shannon Egan, Author and Recovery Advocate||Shannon Egan is an author, an international recovery advocate, an award-winning grant writer, and a marketing and development consultant for addiction recovery organizations world-wide. Despite training as a journalist on humanitarian issues f||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 – Kevin Curtis, Founder of SoberMovement||Kevin Curtis grew up in Santa Clarita, California. He struggled with the disease of addiction for many years before getting sober on December 12, 2011 and founding Sober Movement. Now, he loves volunteering and hosting sober events on the weekends for a||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 – Alan S. Charles, Author and Speaker||In 1983, the pain of Alan Charles’ dysfunctional upbringing caught up with him. Seeking relief from his lifelong feelings of anxiety and loneliness, he became addicted to cocaine, which ultimately caused him to lose it all including every re||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 – Brian Cuban, Author and Keynote Speaker||An authority on body dysmorphic disorder, male eating disorders and addiction, Brian Cuban is the author of the best-selling book, Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder. It chronicles his first-hand experiences living with, and||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 – Tammy Reinshagen||Tammy lives in the Pacific Northwest with her partner and best friend of ten years. She has two amazing cats and spends everyday trying to be a caped crusader against the crazy. Mask and costume optional. She counts Brian among her close friends.||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 – Gloria Englund, Founder of Recovering U||Gloria Englund, founder of Recovering U, breaks new ground in the field of addiction recovery and support. As an ally of the recovery community, she honors all pathways of recovery. She is a psychotherapist, who holds a Master of Arts degree in Human De||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 – Jenny Reese Clark||Jenny Reese Clark, a multiple felon of various drug charges including Unlawful Manufacturing of Methamphetamines, is no stranger to breaking the rules or suffering their consequences. In April of 2010, Jenny’s life hit an all-time low as she turned he||11/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 – Paul Schmitz, Author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up||Paul Schmitz is the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up (Jossey-Bass); CEO of Leading Inside Out; Senior Advisor to The Collective Impact Forum; and a fellow at Georgetown University’s Beeck Center for Social Innovat||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 – Justin Luke Riley, President and CEO of Young People in Recovery||Justin Luke Riley is 28 years old, and has been in long term recovery since 2007. He is President & CEO of Young People in Recovery (YPR), and a founding member. Justin has done organizational development consulting for different industries. He was a||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 – Rose McKinney, Founder of Our Young Addicts||Rose McKinney, aka Midwestern Mama, is the founder of Our Young Addicts an online community of parents and professionals sharing experiences, resources and hopes on the spectrum of addiction, treatment and recovery. Rose took some time to chat with Bria||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 – Erin Bahadur’s addiction-recovery story||Episode 6 features Erin Bahadur, a recovering addict, NASM certified personal trainer, fitness instructor, and blogger. Her goal is to help everyone realize that true wellness comes from within (and sometimes through desserts). Brian and Erin discuss h||7/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 – Crystal Oertle’s addiction-recovery story||Crystal Oertle is a survivor of a 12-year heroin addiction and a recovery advocate working to Erase The Shame™. As her site proclaims, “Erase the shame is not just a slogan. It’s a way of life. For those struggling with drug addiction, the will||6/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 – Drew Billeter of Plus P Productions shares his recovery story||Drew Billeter recently celebrated seven years of sobriety and is having the best day of his life. His organization, Plus P Productions believes that living on the Plus side is a state of mind where being happy is our choice. Plus P Productions advocates||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 – Shane Ramer’s addiction-recovery story||Our guest for Episode 3 is Shane Ramer. Shane is nearly 3 years sober and the host and founder of That Sober Guy Podcast. He started experimenting with drugs and alcohol in High School. When he realized that he had completely lost control of his life, h||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 – Justin Phillips’ addiction-recovery story||Our guest for Episode 2 is Justin Phillips. Justin is a mother of three children, two boys and a girl. She lost one of her sons, Aaron age 20, due to an overdose of heroin in October 2013. Justin has spent her career in the nonprofit and public sector||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 – Tim Stoddart of Sober Nation shares his addiction-recovery story||It’s the debut episode of the Rise2Recovery Podcast! This episode, Brian talks with Sober Nation Co-Founder and owner, Tim Stoddart about his road to recovery, Sober Nation, Stodzy Internet Marketing and more. Thanks so much for listening to our po||4/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a great tool for those in behavioral health recovery. Happy to have been able to listen. Looking forward to more.
Great new recovery pod
This interesting new recovery podcast is motivational and inspirational. It’s great to hear from people who have gone through the lows of addiction and made it through to the other side, achieving success along the way. It is presented by Ascent.org and the guests all have fascinating addiction and/or mental health stories to share. Can’t wait to hear more!
What a great resource for those in recovery, especially if you are just beginning your journey. Can't wait for more episodes!