Looking for things to do in early recovery can be a daunting challenge. Recovery must always come first, naturally; but, men and women find that sobriety provides ample free time. It is vital that one choose how they spend their downtime wisely.
Some people who are new to the program find the chapters of the day that are not spent in meetings, on the job, or doing program work with a sponsor or mentor difficult. When such people are free from obligations and quotidian responsibilities, they may grab a coffee or go to a movie with their recovery peers. In other instances, they may curl up on the couch to do some “Netflixing.” Naturally, with few exceptions, while such activities are pleasurable, they are not necessarily conducive to furthering one’s recovery.
Reading books about mental health and recovery is a beneficial activity – there are many great titles to choose from – that can strengthen a person’s program. However, not everyone new to sobriety has much interest in reading; for them, program material is about all the reading they are willing to do. With that in mind, if you are someone working a program of recovery that isn’t a big fan of reading, we’d like to draw your attention to podcasts.
Addiction Recovery Podcasts
In 2018, there are thousands of podcasts to choose from that can be accessed from smartphones or computers. Some of them are fascinating, covering myriad topics from politics to true crime. The media platform also gives experts in the field of addiction medicine and recovery advocates a forum to share wisdom and stories that can inspire more people to prioritize mental health.
There are many excellent podcasts to choose from, but we have created a list of four that have earned a five-star rating from listeners. So, if you find yourself tired of doing the Netflix shuffle this weekend, perhaps you’ll give one of the titles below a listen on Apple Podcast or Stitcher.
Omar Pinto is an Addiction Recovery Specialist, NLP Life Coach, Emotional Healer, and Motivational Speaker. He will help you find joy and happiness in recovery and coach you on how to get sober and stay sober. This podcast showcases the most heartfelt and inspirational success stories of recovery from addiction. It will change your life.
Counselors, coaches and sober companions help hundreds of thousands of people affected by Addictions and Mental Health issues each year. Learn about the current research and practical counseling tools to improve your skills and provide the best possible services. Counselor Toolbox targets counselors, coaches, and companions, but can also provide useful counseling self-help tools for persons struggling with these issues and their loved ones.
Shedding the negative stigma of addiction through the power of storytelling and our collective articles containing personal narratives, opinion pieces, and anything else related to addiction and recovery.
Sober Guy Radio focuses on living a positive, healthy, sober lifestyle. As a person who has seen and personally experienced the effects of addiction first hand, founder and host Shane Ramer is dedicated to bring awareness to mental health, addiction, and substance abuse.
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