Kickstarter Business and Kickass Female Business Owner
Clean or Sober
by Dave
3M ago
My guest today is a business owner of an amazing shop called Rehab Studios (rehabstudiosny.com)  There are so many cool sobriety and recovery related items from clothing to jewelry.   Today we are talking about a few things: Using art/creativity as an outlet Having fun partying sober in recovery Funny war story Successful business The importance of having a tribe/community We dive into many things such as how pivotal her parents were in providing her the desperation to do something different with an "unscheduled" (as they are for most of us) intervention. She now focuses mos ..read more
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The Canadian Never Forgot His First Meeting
Clean or Sober
by Dave
4M ago
Please visit them today: https://blog.feedspot.com/sobriety_podcasts/ Matt G is from Canada and shares multiple approaches to recovery and self help outside the rooms of AA or NA. As always if you are interested or know someone who is interested in recovery, and would like to be a guest on the podcast, please reach out to me via cleanorsobercolumbus@gmail.com Book Matt here: https://calendly.com/mattgardiner555/60-minute-coaching-call-w-matt-gardiner View his past podcast appearances: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tH1ZyiHxne8CSOuLEVrUL6VEaAknCCgL-ntjU-c5Fho/edit?usp=sharing Email: m ..read more
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From Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic
Clean or Sober
by Dave
6M ago
My guest today has over 12 years of amazing recovery.  This time is filled with 4 different sponsors, from different countries, background and experiences.  During this time, he moved from Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic.   From there finally ending up in the United States.  Recovery in the Dominican Republic was difficult because he was Puerto Rican, a gay man, and had little experience with the culture there.  His bottom is an excellent example of a power greater than ourselves working in our lives.  This bottom includes an escape from death! He provided ..read more
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Counterfeit Money and Meth Don't Mix Well
Clean or Sober
by Dave
11M ago
My guest today just recently graduated an amazing six-month program which tests your patience, sobriety, and dedication to working a program.  He has moved into their sober living and is starting to gain back his life. He talks a lot about how rough it was living in a household where domestic violence was a normal occurrence, and it was expected to "look the other way OR keep it a secret"  His mother unfortunately passed away recently due to drug use, so he does his best to carry on being the best version of himself. He talks about having more than 10 felonies, creating counterfeit ..read more
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From Bed Bugs to Business Owner
Clean or Sober
by Dave
11M ago
My guest today is strong, both literally and figuratively, and is a proud business owner.  She went from living in an absolute horrible condition filled with drug dealers, prostitutes, bed bugs, and everything else associated with the lifestyle. She would continue through her early years in and out of jail, eventually spending a full year in jail.  She did get out after 7 months but quickly returned after not being able to pass a simple drug screen. Fast forward to today where she focuses heavily on her spirituality, program, helping other women achieve success through better nutri ..read more
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My Nickname Was Bambi When I was Smoking Crack
Clean or Sober
by Dave
11M ago
A good friend of mine discusses the struggles when it comes to sponsoring other women.  In the beginning of the podcast, she talks about what it is like to have several years clean and begin to think about stopping going to meetings. Throughout the years, I have felt that way many times.  We discuss the tools used to combat this.  She moves on into what it was like growing up with not one, but two parents who were both in the program.  They held hard lines and eventually she became homeless. Landing to a story of where she received her nickname "Bambi" because she looked ..read more
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Pistol Whipped in Her Hotel Room
Clean or Sober
by Dave
11M ago
My guest today talks about what it was like growing up in a pretty normal household.  Eventually her parents divorced which resulted in life as she knew it changing pretty quickly. She eventually ended up progressing in her disease where she forged checks eventually ending up in jail with her first felony as a result of her mother pressing charges.  At the time it may have seemed harsh, but was exactly what she needed. In and out of jail did nothing in terms of stopping the addiction.  She is now heavily involved in service work, attends meetings regularly, and is a shining ex ..read more
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Permanently "Pissed" Off the Drink
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11M ago
My guest today is from the UK.  She decided once she was well into her sobriety to come over to the United States, not being in great physical shape or as she puts it more eloquently, "Fat, Forty, Funny, and Fucked" and hike across the entire United States. She talks through the mental challenges of being sober, alone, and on a hike without the support of overseas.  She was able to build a decent connection with COVID pushing so many people to Zoom meetings. She talks us through how difficult it was for her to surrender to the program, as she quickly realized she spent her entire l ..read more
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The Universe Threw Me a Hail Mary
Clean or Sober
by Dave
11M ago
I talk to a dear friend of mine, who just happens to be a doctor.  This not to trump the previous doctor, but this episode is definitely jampacked with exciting stories.  We talk about primarily how geographical changes do not work for an addict alcoholic like him. He moves from New York to Columbus, then over to Guam.  He went from Guam to Japan and had plans to move to Switzerland to end his own life.  Finally he ends  up in the United States, and each time successfully relapses, well I mean as successful as you can relapse. From there he makes a move which is fina ..read more
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Dr. Nicole Labor Speaks About Dopamine
Clean or Sober
by Dave
11M ago
Dr. Nicole Labor who is a Medical Director over several facilities, and has over 15 years sober, talks about the medical implications of addiction, what that looks like in the brain, and why staying clean and sober is so difficult ..read more
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