By Herby Bell
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All of us are directly connected to addiction whether it be personally, family or friends. Sober Conversations is real talk about America's number 1 health challenge: Addiction. Join Dr.'s Herby Bell and Chris Harrison as they host interesting, provocative and hopeful conversations with addiction and wellness experts to Mom's, Dad's, daughters and sons of this systemic problem in our culture. Sober Conversations is about getting addiction, "out of the closet" and transforming the addiction treatment community into the entire community. Join us–all good and healthy things start with a conversation.
||Clean#41: Kevin Kirby | CEO of Face It Together||Kevin Kirby – CEO of Face It Toghether||6/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#40: Beth Wilson | One Woman’s Recovery Journey||Beth Wilson – One Woman's Recovery Journey||6/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#39: Joe Schrank | Recovery Advocacy||Joe Schrank – Recovery Advocacy||5/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#38: Myrton Wesley Running Wolf | Native American Wellbriety||Myrton Running Wolf – Native American Wellbriety||5/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#37: Bobby Coffey | Recovery Advocacy | The Power of One||Bobby Coffey discusses Recovery Advocacy and his treatment facility, Aquila Recovery||5/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#36: William L. White | The New Recovery Advocacy Movement||William L. White – The New Recovery Advocacy Movement||4/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#35: Dr. Steven Kassels – Addiction on Trial||Addiction on Trial – Dr. Steven Kassels||3/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#34: Steve Sundberg – Journaling and Writing Your Sober Diary||Steve Sundberg – Journaling and Writing Your Sober Diary||3/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#33: Scott Silverman – Life and Business Coach in Long Term Recovery||Scott Silverman – Life and Business Coach||2/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#32: Stronger Than Addiction – Gary Mendell of Shatterproof.org||Gary Mendell – Shatterproof.org||2/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#31: Dr. Carrie Wilkens – Beyond Addiction||Dr. Carrie Wilkens – Beyond Addiction||2/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#30: Mark Sisson – Health and Wellness Expert||Mark Sisson – Health and Wellness Expert||2/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#29: Dean Dauphinais – Family Recovery||Dean Dauphinais – Family Recovery||1/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#28: Recovery Research Institute – A Conversation with Dr. John Kelly||Dr. John Kelly – Recovery Research Institute||1/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#27: Troy Casey – The Certified Health Nut||Troy Casey – The Certified Health Nut||1/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#26: Yoga and Recovery – A Conversation with Kyczy Hawk||Kyczy Hawk – Yoga and Recovery||1/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#25: Residential Treatment – A Conversation with Dr. Mayday Levine-Mata, Program Director, Sierra Tucson||Dr. Mayday Levine-Mata of Sierra Tucson||12/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#24: Dude, Where’s My Health?! – A Conversation with Clark Danger||Transformational Coach Clark Danger – Dude, Where's My Health?!||12/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23: Authentic Masculinity – A Conversation with Coach Tripp Lanier of The New Man||Authentic Masculinity: Coach Tripp Lanier of A New Man Podcast and TheNewManual.com||12/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#22: Rehab – Now What? A Conversation with Alex Zemeckis of The Grounds||Rehab – Now What? A Conversation with Alex Zemeckis of The Grounds in La Jolla, CA||12/12/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#21: 30–Something and Sober||30–Something and Sober||12/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20: Dr. Chris Harrison – Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT-S) for Addiction||Dr. Chris Harrison – DBT-S Treatment in Addiction Recovery||11/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19: Dr. Bob Navarra – Couples in Addiction Recovery||Dr. Bob Navarra – Couples in Addiction Recovery||10/24/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18: Dr. Evan Miller, Director of The Landing, An Addiction Treatment Center For Men||Dr. Evan Miller – The Landing, an addiction treatment facility for men in Newport Beach, California||10/15/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17: Secondhand Drinking Revisited With Lisa Frederiksen||Secondhand Drinking Revisited with Lisa Frederiksen||10/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16: George Bryant – The Civilized Caveman and Wellness Lifestyles||George Bryant – The Civilized Caveman and Wellness Lifestyles||9/26/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15: Dr. Tom Horvath – Practical Recovery and Smart Recovery||#15: Dr. Tom Horvath – Practical Recovery and Smart Recovery||8/31/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14: Dual Diagnosis in Addiction with Bill White||Dual Diagnosis with Bill White||8/24/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13: The Anonymous People with Greg Williams||Greg Williams – The Anonymous People||8/15/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12: Exercise Professional Ken Dobberpuhl – Motion Improves Emotions||Ken Dobberpuhl – Motion Improves Emotions||8/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11: Paleo and Addiction Recovery – A Conversation with author, Alison Golden||Author Alison Golden Discusses Paleo Lifestyles and Addiction Recovery||7/30/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10: Fitness in Recovery with Rocky Snyder||Personal Trainer Rocky Snyder: Fitness in Recovery||7/26/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9: Integrated, Holistic Addiction Recovery Treatment with Dr. Peter Newsom||Peter Newsom, M.D. – Integrated, Holistic Addiction Recovery Treatment||6/27/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8: Addiction Incarceration with Gretchen Bergman||Addiction Incarceration with Gretchen Bergman||6/25/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7: Sobriety at 40–Something||Sobriety at 40–Something||6/8/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6: Recovery Coaching with Recovery Coach, Cathy Taughinbaugh||Recovery Coaching – With Recovery Coach, Cathy Taughinbaugh||5/31/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5: A Father’s Story: Family Addiction Treatment||A Father's Story – Family Addiction Treatment||5/25/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4: Young Sobriety: What’s It Like?||20–Something And Living A Sober Lifestyle: What's It Like?||5/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3: Chiropractic Treatment for Addiction Plus Paleo Lifestyles for Addiction Recovery: Win-Win||What's chiropractic treatment for addiction and the Paleo Lifestyle got to do with addiction recovery?||5/17/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2: Secondhand Drinking with Lisa Frederiksen||Secondhand Drinking with Lisa Frederiksen||4/24/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1: Recovery Transformation Model with Dr. Chris Harrison||Recovery Transformation Model with Dr. Chris Harrison||4/24/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
It's all there, Herby. Thank you for this important information...
THIS is the place!
I am the father of three adult children. Each of my children has struggled with addiction to either alcohol or drugs.
I am unsure as to why it took me so many years to wonder about my play in this. Eventually I realized the right thing to do would be to hold up a mirror and take an honest a look at myself. What I discovered is the most obvious: for better or worse, my behaviors have been and still are a model for my children. My addictions became theirs. I am sure this is not always the case. I am sure this is not true for all families. But, I am sure this happens more frequently than not. What this means is that I have some degree of responsibility for their lives. The skills I had or did not have eventually present themselves. Being able to admit this now gives me strength. Being able to change my model of behavior gives me hope.
Until now I have not been able to find THE place where the numerous tentacles of addiction all have voice and platform to speak. THIS is the place! Here, in the heart and soul of this work, Sober Conversations, I can listen to mothers and fathers discuss what it is like to have children in addiction. I can listen to the wisdom of health care professionals who are dedicated to healing this society and the diseases of addiction. I can listen to the voices of addicts and their journeys into sobriety…and maybe there is nothing more important than giving voice to those who are so easily judged and condemned. “There, but for the grace of some god, go you and I…there, but for the grace...go you and I...”
It happens HERE. I applaud you. I thank you: Dr. Bell and Dr. Harrison.
I cannot recommend “Sober Conversations” highly enough. It is a podcast that anyone touched by addiction (and that’s everyone) should listen to. With a cutting-edge understanding of this misunderstood disease, Dr. Bell continues to line up and interview a series of guests who help illuminate its many “dark corners.” I have been educated and inspired by listening to this podcast, and I genuinely look forward to more.