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The Recovering Reality Podcast

The Recovering Reality Podcast

By Erik Frederickson
The Recovering Reality Podcast will pump you full of hope, while sharing endless practical and beneficial insights for your personal recovery journey.

Over 13yrs ago Life and Recovery Coach, and sought after public speaker, Erik Frederickson was set free from addiction. God has radically transformed his life. He shares about living in faith, freedom, and the miraculous.

Erik speaks regularly and coaches clients from all over the world. His clients can attest to his coaching bringing them great freedom. Thanks for joining us on our journey. Recovery is possible!
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Finding Your Path in Recovery - with Nick Javas
We had the privilege of having Nick Javas on the show. He opened up about his journey and finding his path in long term recovery. Don’t miss this powerful conversation.
September 10, 2022
Spiritual Warfare Simplified
I’ve seen too many people give up on their God given assignment when they were so close to the breakthrough they’re looking for, and it’s usually because they don’t understand what’s going on in the spiritual realm as they draw closer to the breakthrough they’re fighting for. In this episode we explain why often times it can feel like an unseen force is trying to stop us as we get closer to fulfilling God’s calling on our life.
August 31, 2022
A Life Redeemed - with Vinny Duggan
We had the privilege of having business owner Vinny Duggan on the show. What a powerful story of redemption! Years ago, he was sleeping next to burned down buildings as drug use had literally taken his mind from him. Nowadays God has fully restored this family man, loyal friend, business owner, and real blessing to his community. Don’t miss this powerful story of God’s goodness and power to redeem life. Enjoy!
August 03, 2022
Hope Driven Leadership - with John Huffman
What does it look like to step into a powerful leadership position after God rescues you from the depths of darkness? 
July 26, 2022
What’s Your Point of View?
In this episode we take a deep dive into the importance of understanding other peoples point of view, listening to why they see it differently, and how healthy communication is needed to do this effectively. Enjoy!
July 13, 2022
“Where did all the Wisdom go?”
What if all the wisdom you needed to walk out your calling and purpose was already entirely available to you? Good News, it is. It’s just waiting for you to follow God outside your comfort zone and into the sphere of influence God has called you to.
May 24, 2022
Surprised by God
Sometimes God does something in culture, or in our life, that we’ve never seen Him do before. I believe we will see a lot of that in this coming season.
May 10, 2022
Ushering People Into Greatness
Are we treating people according to their past mistakes, or their future potential?
April 16, 2022
Managing Triggers- with Jenn Kautsch and Staci Danford
What a privilege to have our friends Jenn Kautsch and Staci Danford back on the show. In this episode we get real about what managing triggers looks like in real time, and on a daily basis. This episode is filled with tips, stories, and insights about becoming more aware of our triggers and overcoming them. To check Jenn Kautsch and her amazing work @sobersis check out You can check out Staci Danford and the powerful work she does @stacidanford and
April 07, 2022
Relationship, not Religion- with John Huffman
John Huffman has a powerful story. The life of running the streets and addiction got its hooks in him at a young age. He was lost with no direction, but God never gave up on him. Today John is a husband, a father, and a businessman that joyfully serves his community in Southwest Florida. Don’t miss this powerful story of transformation and God’s grace.
March 22, 2022
“When God finds you” with Will Kitchen
Will Kitchen is the Executive Director of Southwest Florida Teen Challenge. For 15yrs he has been working in Teen Challenges and seeing lives transformed, but a life of addiction and chaos plagued him for years before God found him and began transforming his life. Don’t miss this powerful episode and share it with someone that needs some hope.
March 17, 2022
Speaking at Teen Challenge Fort Myers, FL - The Renewing of the Mind
Don’t miss this powerful message about how we can partner with God as He heals our minds. Message given on 3-4-22 at Fort Myers, FL Teen Challenge Treatment Center.
March 09, 2022
Finances, Gold, and the Current Economic Climate - with Andy Schectman
This is a much needed conversation in this day and age. How does a low financial IQ effective your mental health? Why is gold important right now? What’s going on in the markets and banks, and how does it effect me? We cover these topics and more with Andy Schectman, Owner of MilesFranklin, on this episode. Andy and his company have a fantastic reputation and he and his family have been doing it for over 25yrs.
March 04, 2022
“Finding Serenity” with Pro Golfer Chris Kirk
Professional golfer Christopher Kirk joined us on the show to share his powerful story of recovery from alcoholism. Kirk was once ranked the 16th best golfer in the world, but alcohol got its hooks in him and slowly began to tear his life apart. Make sure you check out this powerful episode about how Chris Kirk found serenity and restored his life through a recovery program.
March 01, 2022
Mining for Gold
Each and every person has gold buried deep in their heart, and it’s worth the work to bring it to the surface. They’re worth it.
February 22, 2022
Combating Human Sex Trafficking - with Joann Medinilla
Joann is a champion for survivors of human trafficking and sexually exploited women in Southwest Florida. She is currently the Executive Director at Into the Jordan Ministries. She came to the ministry as a volunteer, mentoring and tutoring vulnerable women. Her love of education and heart of compassion soon found herself on the Board of Directors and now leading the organization. Today, she is responsible for fundraising, strategic and operational activities, as well as shepherding and mentoring the survivors. Joann's understanding of the importance of education in furthering one's success in life is the backbone of the mission and success of the women she serves. Joann holds a Master of Administration. Wilminaton UIniversity and a B S in Fducation University of Delaware. She has been marned for 26 ears and has two children in college.
February 02, 2022
Learning To Hear The Voice Of God
Hear a couple stories that will help you grow in hearing God’s voice. Plus foundational tips and perspectives to empower you to be able to differentiate God’s voice from the noise of the world.
January 23, 2022
Spark Biomedical -with CEO Daniel Powell and CSO Navid Khodaparast PhD
CEO and CSO from the Spark Biomedical Team talk about their ground breaking product, Sparrow Therapy System. What is it? “The Sparrow Therapy System delivers personally tailored mild electrical signals through the skin on and around the ear — known as transcutaneous auricular neurostimulation or tAN™. The electrical signals target specific nerves that activate areas of the brain that release endorphins. These endorphins then fill the empty opioid receptors. This satisfies the receptors and helps to aid in the reduction and prevention of withdrawal symptoms.” Don’t miss this amazing conversation about a powerful and much needed innovation.
January 10, 2022
A Word of Encouragement for 2022
“You think you’ve been buried, but you’ve really been planted.” -Christine Caine. Many of us have gone through intense internal struggle in the last couple years, but in 2022 you will see that that struggle was just your roots sinking deep. You’re now positioned for exponential growth in 2022.
January 07, 2022
“Living as an Overcomer” with Kristina Dennis
Kristina Dennis is 24yrs sober and works as an interventionist and coach, but her journey to where she is today is a wild one. She has overcome more than most people I know in recovery. Her story is sure to pump you full of hope for yourself, or a loved one. You can check her work out at
December 13, 2021
“Recovery Revolution” with Jeff Walker
How does someone go from being declared a menace to their community, to being an agent of hope and change in that same community? Jeff Walker’s story reveals just that. You don’t want to miss this powerful episode of hope, faith
December 08, 2021
Understanding and Overcoming Fear
What is fear? What does it do to us spiritually and physically? And how do we spot it and overcome it? We address and go over all of this in detail in this episode. Enjoy and share with your friends.
December 04, 2021
How To See People The Right Way
Treating people according to their potential, and their Godly identity is more powerful then we think. We talk all about it in this episode.
November 21, 2021
“Pro Recovery Power” with Alika Gambill
What a privilege it was to have Alika Gambill on the show. Alika is a native Hawaiian and has a powerful story of transformation. After almost 2 decades of addiction God has transformed his life in amazing ways. He now runs a non profit called, “Pro Recovery Power.” He is helping many people recover. Don’t miss this insightful and hope filled episode.
November 03, 2021
“Bouncing Back from Rejection” -with Staci Danford
Educator of Neuroscience, Staci Danford is back on the show for the third time. If you’ve struggled with rejection, or can’t seem to find a happy rhythm then this episode is for you. Find out how to activate your brains “happy chemicals” and some simple habits that will change your life.
October 14, 2021
“From Prison to Purpose” with Julianne Thomson
What a privilege is was to have an old friend on the show. Julianne Thomson has over a decade of recovery and fights wild fires for a living, these days. But her journey of getting to this place of freedom and purpose had a few detours. Don’t miss this powerful episode as she shares her journey into freedom.
October 08, 2021
“Don’t Yield to Fear”
In this encouraging episode Erik gives some very helpful insights into fear and how it sneaks up on us. He also covers at length a story about Jesus, and His input on the crippling reality of fear. “Don’t Yield to Fear,” and make sure you share with friends so they don’t either!
September 30, 2021
“Recovery is Possible” with Eric Birkhimer
We had the privilege of having Eric Birkhimer, The National Director of Business Development for Banyan Treatment Centers, on the show. He shared his powerful journey of his struggles with addiction into his nearly 12yrs of recovery. Make sure you check out this hope filled story and share with friends.
September 21, 2021
“Faith in the ER and ICU” with Dr. Vimal Joe Ponnezhan
Dr. Ponnezhan is a man of faith and is doing amazing work in the emergency rooms and intensive care units at 2 hospitals in the downtown area of Los Angeles. We spoke about the massive increase in ER visits, due to drugs and alcohol, that is taking place since the pandemic started. He shares some powerful insights and encouragement. Check it out and share with friends!
September 09, 2021
“God set me free” with Jack Mangum
We had the privilege of having our host Erik Frederickson’s cousin, Jack Mangum on the show. Jack is now the Vice President of a bank and has a beautiful family, but it wasn’t always like this for him. Addiction nearly took his life years ago, but it was a powerful encounter with God that set him free and radically changed the course of his life.
September 02, 2021
“Getting Sober Young” with Meaghan Palumbo
Recovery Advocate Meaghan Palumbo got sober at the age 22yrs. She is now coming up on 9yrs of recovery. She spends her days giving back as she helps people into treatment and runs a recovery based business. Make sure you check out this powerful episode as Meaghan powerfully articulates the pains of addiction and the joys of recovery.
August 16, 2021
Overcoming Fear the Right Way
Tired of fear holding you back? Have you tried facing it?
July 08, 2021
Bringing Justice to the Criminal Justice System - with Bradley Alix
Bradley Alix has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science and a Master’s in Forensic Science. He is also making a massive impact in Lee County with the Public Defenders office as the Disposition Specialist. In short, he and his growing team are helping transform people’s lives as they leave jail and re-enter society. Make sure you share this much needed conversation with your friends.
June 30, 2021
The Opioid Epidemic and Alanon -with Rebekkah Miranda
Rebekkah Miranda is a flight nurse in Utah. She has seen the effects of The Opioid Epidemic first hand, on top of this her son battled addiction for years before recently starting his recovery journey. She is now walking out her own healing and spreading as much hope as possible. Don’t miss this much needed conversation with a mother, a nurse, and an overcomer.
June 24, 2021
Escaping the Victim Mentality- with Educator of Nueroscience, Staci Danford
We had the privilege of having Staci Danford back on the show. For our second conversation she takes us through what goes on in the brain when someone falls into isolation and the victim mentality. This episode is filled with practical insights and tips for spotting and overcoming the Victim Mentality.
June 15, 2021
The Comeback is Greater than the Setback -with Alton Voss
Alton Voss is on a mission to prevent young people from making the same mistakes he made by sharing his story. As a 3 Star recruit from Gulf High School, with dreams of playing in the NFL, he earned a full-ride to play football at the University of South Florida. He threw it all away by choosing alcohol and drugs as a way of dealing with issues of anxiety, depression, failure and unmet expectations. Given a second chance at life, he played four years at Grand Valley State University earning All-Conference honors and the McAvoy Character Award, while graduating with a degree in Communications. He played professional football overseas in the German Football League for the Potsdam Royals. Alton has been featured on The 700 Club, Jim Rome Show, and Sport Illustrated. He speaks from experience and wants to share his message of success, failure, redemption, and second chances because he cares and believes that by sharing his story, he can positively impact the lives of those who hear it.
June 07, 2021
Recovery and Being an Entrepreneur- with Brandon Patterson
I believe that many people in recovery are entrepreneurial in nature, and Brandon is certainly an entrepreneur at heart. He is young and has a powerful recovery story. Brandon is also a very successful entrepreneur, and in this insightful episode we process recovery and it’s similarities to being an Entrepreneur. Enjoy!
June 01, 2021
Dr. Johnston - “Bringing the Message into the Mess”
Eastern Tennessee will never be the same since Dr. Chambless Johnston decided to bring the message of recovery into the mess of addiction in that region. Don’t miss this powerful story of hope, where an Emergency room doctor left the ER to help those caught in the grip of addiction.
April 24, 2021
“The Grateful Brain” - Staci Danford, Neuroscience Educator
We had a wonderful and insightful conversation with Staci Danford, who I call “The Grateful Brain Doctor.” Ever wondered what goes on in your brain when you are negative and ungrateful, vs what is going on in the brain when you are positive and grateful? And how does scripture tie into all of this? If you’re interested in knowing the answers to those questions she answers them in this show. Don’t miss it!
April 13, 2021
Addiction, and Recovery, Effects the Entire Family- with Shannon Erb and Josh McCall
With the addiction epidemic raging worse than ever in this nation many people don’t realize that the ramifications of addiction effect the entire family unit. We had a needed conversation with Shannon Erb and newly recovering Josh McCall, as they shared some of their story and recovery process. Conversations like these are desperately needed in this time so people can know that recovery is possible for the individual, and the entire family!
April 08, 2021
“How Your Mind Strengthens Your Brain”
What if you could upgrade your thinking and as a byproduct your brain would literally become stronger and healthier? Good news...You can! You don’t want to miss this episode.
April 06, 2021
“Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess” with Dr. Caroline Leaf
We had the wonderful privilege of having Dr. Caroline Leaf on the podcast. Dr. Leaf is the author of 19 books, a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a Masters and PhD in Communication Pathology and a BSc Logopaedics. She specializes in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Since the early 1980s she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. We had an amazing conversation about the mind, the brain, and how to overcome triggers. Make sure to pick up her new book, “Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess.”
March 30, 2021
Hope is Alive! - with Lance Lang
In the last 8yrs Lance Lang has written 4 books, spoke to thousands of people, opened 21 Sober Living Homes and Founded the organization ‘Hope is Alive.’ He credits God with those achievements. But the journey before that was a dark and dangerous one. Be sure to check out this powerful transformation story and hear how Hope is Alive in Lance Lang’s life.
March 19, 2021
Chris Overstreet - Compassion to Action
We had the privilege of having a hero of the faith, Chris Overstreet on the show. Chris was drinking and using drugs and weighed 400lbs when God met him in a jail cell. Roughly 20yrs later he has traveled the world sharing the Gospel, trained and equipped thousands of believers in their Kingdom identity, been in multiple documentaries and is a published author. This is a powerful story about the truth of the Gospel and the power of God. Check it out!
March 11, 2021
With Kristine Frederickson Ph.D. (My Mom) - From the Mother’s Eyes
This is one of the most powerful episodes we’ve done! Listen to Erik‘s mother share her heart about Erik’s addiction journey, and how she kept herself encouraged in the midst of it. She shares candidly about her own journey as well. You truly don’t want to miss this episode.
March 08, 2021
Renewing The Mind
The last year has been a wild one, to say the least, but we don’t have to carry the residue of hopelessness, discouragement, and bitterness around with us anymore. We can live free from those burdens, but it starts with the “Renewing of the Mind”
March 02, 2021
A Journey into Freedom- with Jenn Kautsch @sobersis
These days Jenn helps thousands of women better understand their relationship with alcohol, and step into sobriety. But her journey wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows as she struggled with drinking for years before she stepped into a sober minded lifestyle. You don’t want to miss the valuable approach and perspective that @sobersis shares in this episode.
February 10, 2021
From the NFL, to Rehab, to National Recovery Advocate -with Luke Wollet
From the NFL to rehab. As a nationally recognized college football player success was all but guaranteed for Luke Wollet, until he was prescribed pain killers for an injury. That opened the door and took him down a dark path. Today, he has not only recovered but he is thriving and helps countless people in their recovery. He credits Christ with the transformation. Don’t miss this powerful story of redemption.
February 05, 2021
Finally Finding Peace with Cody Wright
Cody Wright spent well over a decade lost in addiction, he landed in prison and made 24 visits to rehabs, but after years of hopelessness he grabbed hold of recovery. He is now over 5yrs into his recovery journey and he wakes up everyday and helps others out of the mess he nearly died in.
January 19, 2021
High on Hope- with Tim Craft
Addiction should have killed Tim Craft. Today he is over 6YRS into recovery, is the director of High on Hope Ministries, has helped start 3 treatment centers, and is actively transforming struggling communities. Check out his powerful story in this episode.
January 15, 2021
How to Capitalize on New Beginnings- with Mark Gagarin
Fellow recovery leader and “Battle Tested Podcast” host Mark Gagarin and Erik Frederickson dialogue and share wisdom about how to lean into transformation and God.
January 08, 2021
What did we learn in 2020, and how can we apply it in 2021?
We learned some valuable lessons in 2020. How can we apply them in the future?
December 17, 2020
Drug and Alcohol Prevention with Ohio Anti Drug Coalition Director Jodi Salvo
Our dear friend Jodi Salvo is working hard to educate and equip a younger generation to steer clear of abusing drugs and alcohol. She is making a big impact in Ohio, and she is a well of knowledge when it comes to prevention. Don’t miss this powerful episode and make sure you share with a friend!
December 16, 2020
Slowing the Busy Mind
How do we identify the busy mind, and how do we address it? The way we think steers our entire life, let’s dive into how to upgrade our thinking.
December 05, 2020
With James Dallin @addictiontalk - From a dead man walking to living in Hope
We had our friend @addictiontalk - James Dallin on the show and he shared his wild and powerful story of overcomering addiction. You don’t want to miss this amazing story. He now travels the country speaking to youth and empowering them to steer clear of the dark road he went down.
November 19, 2020
Practical and Powerful Tips for your Prayer Life
I’ve seen far too many people that struggle with an effective prayer life. In this episode we get into the practical and powerful tips and mindsets for effective prayer.
November 05, 2020
The Power of Encouragement, and discouragement.
In this episode we break down the power, importance, and simplicity of encouragement with historical analogies and a present day story. Positivity and negativity are both contagious, let’s spread encouragement! Enjoy!
October 30, 2020
With Justin Young - Amazing Forgiveness and Redemption
Justin has a heart of gold and has been on a crazy journey. His story is one of the most powerful stories of forgiveness, redemption, and transformation I have ever heard! Do yourself a favor and check out this story of HOPE!
October 17, 2020
With William Wood - A Life Transformed by God
Growing up the only thing that William Wood knew was drugs and alcohol, until at the age of 20 he had a wild encounter with God in a hospital room. His life was transformed in an instant. He now travels the world sharing the Good News of Jesus.
October 12, 2020
With Gospel House Founder Charlie Grooms
At the age of 19 our friend Charlie Grooms had received his 3rd DUI and lost his business. Fast forward 9yrs and he has started a world wide movement called Gospel House and has started, or helped start, multiple successful businesses. Check out his powerful “process” in this hope filled show.
October 06, 2020
Identity issues??
Who does God say I am? And what is He calling me to do?
September 23, 2020
With Dee Jaye Peltier - From Chaos to Christ
At one point Dee Jaye was on the run from the FBI. But today he is free from addiction, he is a solid family man, and he has a successful business and ministry. You don’t want to miss this powerful story of redemption.
September 15, 2020
With Patt Ochoa from ‘SLO Recovery’
Patt Ochoa has one of the most powerful stories I have ever heard. He went from deaths doorstep to over 17 yrs of powerful and influential recovery. You will be filled with hope listening to this episode.
September 11, 2020
With Jamie Weston, from
Jamie is a friend of years now. His story is one of survival and redemption. His first overdose was at age 11, and it would be decades later that Jamie was set free and walking with God in recovery. He now travels the world loving people through his ministry Activate Love.
August 30, 2020
With Christian Rapper Austin Kamban, from Crippled with Fear to Confident in Christ
We had Christian Hip Hop Artist and close friend Austin Kamban on the show. He has come a long way! He grew up in a broken home and fell into addiction in his late teenage years. After surviving a horrible car accident while drunk and on drugs his journey into God and recovery began. Don’t miss this powerful story of healing and redemption.
August 27, 2020
From Life in Prison to Full Time Ministry, with Adrian Young
Adrian Young was arrested at 18 yrs old and was faced with life in prison. At 32 yrs old he is out now, and he spent his time in prison getting 3 masters degrees for ministry in prison. This crazy story of redemption will give you a huge dose of HOPE! Enjoy!
August 20, 2020
With Alia, From Porn Star to Passionate Lover of Jesus
This is a powerful story of freedom and redemption. Alia was a porn star, and God pursued her for years. Our host Erik Frederickson even got to share Jesus with her when she was still working in the “commercial sex industry” over 4 years ago. You’ve got to hear how God rescued her from the commercial sex industry and set her on fire for Jesus. Enjoy, and share with friends!
August 18, 2020
From Prison to Purpose with Jessica Sanders
Jessica Sanders went through years and years of addiction, jails, and even prison. Then she met Jesus in her jail cell one night, and everything changed.
August 10, 2020
With Military Vet and Retired Pastor Larry Peltier
My friend Larry Peltier was a Pastor for nearly 40 yrs until he recently retired. But before he starting walking with God it was years of horrible drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. Check out this powerful transformation story and be filled with HOPE!
August 06, 2020
Rodney Williams - From Meth Addict to World Wide Ministry
Rodney Williams joins us and shares his powerful story of transformation. Sexually abused at a young age, drug addicted, running drugs for the Mexican Mafia, and finally being lite one fire cooking meth. He surrendered his life to God and has since graduated college, pastored a church, authored 2 books, and traveled the world telling his story. You don’t want to miss this powerful episode!
July 29, 2020
Sex Trafficking and Addiction with Ryan Burke-Ex Special Operations Marine and Current Abolitionist
We had the privilege of having modern day hero Ryan Burke on the show. He has extensive military background and international understanding. He shared a global perspective on the evil of how addiction is a tactic that sex trafficking gangs use to hook their slaves. We then discuss the need to rise up in this hour and be the Light!
July 28, 2020
Interview with Cape Coral, FL Chief of Police, David Newlan
Chief Newlan shares his heart about how he and his department are doing their best with helping people in their city recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
July 22, 2020
Marriage and Recovery - Part 2 with Dr of Pharmacy Jeff Simone
This is part 2 of our three part series called, “Marriage and Recovery.” We continue our conversation about marriage and recovery and share some of our own stories and experience with what healthy marriage looks like in Recovery.
July 20, 2020
Stop Playing it Safe - Part 2 “Leaving AA”
In part 2 of this series Erik shares about his leap of faith in leaving AA and stepping fully into what God had for him, and in doing so how his life got even better.
July 14, 2020
Tranformed by Grace - Samuel Piche
Ozarks Teen Challenge Program Director Samuel Piche shares his story of how God transformed his life from addiction into a life of recovery, following God, a family man, and all while helping countless people step into recovery. You don’t want to miss this episode.
July 09, 2020
Recovery and Marriage with Jeff Simone @reactionrecovery
Doctor of pharmacy Jeff Simone and Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson cover a lot of ground in a conversation about marriage in recovery.
July 03, 2020
Stop Playing It Safe - Part 1 - Leaving Utah
This is Part 1 of a long series. We will see when it ends. The intentions are, through personal stories, to provoke you to step outside of your comfort zone and pursue your dreams with God. Enjoy!
June 29, 2020
Love, Race, Healing, and JESUS
What can we learn from kids and race relations? Check out a simple story about the lens we see though, loving people, and God’s love and power.
June 26, 2020
My New Car ALMOST Broke Down
It’s most often the tiny internal changes that produce big external results.
June 23, 2020
Interview with Ian Acker - Founder of Fit2Recover
In this episode @fit2recover Founder Ian Acker shares his story, and what recovery looks like for him today. He also shares about his journey of opening a gym/recovery community in downtown Salt Lake City. Enjoy!
May 22, 2020
You have Permission to be Amazing!
Sometimes we just need some to say, “Go for it! You can do it!”
May 15, 2020
Becoming a Treasure Hunter
Where is the most valuable treasure in the world, and how we do we find it and steward it?
May 12, 2020
Loving People is More Important then Having to be Right
In this quick episode Erik Frederickson addresses how unhealthy it is to always want to argue, and why we need people that are more willing to love then they are to hate.
May 06, 2020
What you think about you bring about.
How we are thinking, and what we are agreeing with right now is a big deal. Check out the insightful tips shared in this podcast to be encouraged in these uncertain times.
April 27, 2020
On the Hot Board Podcast
Recovering Reality founder Erik Frederickson was on the Hot Board Podcast with WJER’s Ryan Pastericak. Erik shared some of his journey, current struggles that people who battle addiction may be dealing with, and shared some hope for communities and individuals in the fight against addiction.
April 14, 2020
Live on air at WJER
Recovering Reality Founder Erik Frederickson had the privilege of being on the radio this morning talking about a sad resurgence of overdoses amidst the pandemic crisis. He shares some practical things we can do to be helping those in addiction, and what people in recovery can be doing to stay healthy. 
April 07, 2020
Talking Recovery with Doctor of Pharmacy Jeff Simone
We had the privilege of having Doctor of Pharmacy Jeff Simone back on the show. He shares some timely insights for those in early recovery, and elaborates on some foundational principles for healthy recovery.
April 04, 2020
Is your house built on the sand, or the Rock?
Recovering Reality Founder Erik Frederickson shares some practical and encouraging insights surrounding the foundations you’ve built your life upon.
March 26, 2020
Learning to Dream Again
Recovering Reality founder Erik Frederickson shares some practical ways to start making your dreams a reality.
March 17, 2020
Doctor of Pharmacy Jeff Simone
Recovering Reality founder Erik Frederickson had the honor of having Doctor of Pharmacy Jeff Simone on the podcast. This is an episode you don’t want to miss! Doctor Simone shares his story of addiction to recovery and shares valuable insights into the importance of being healthy in recovery.
March 06, 2020
Are You Pursuing Your Purpose?
Recovering Reality Founder Erik Frederickson talks about why people are afraid of pursuing their destiny. He also lays out simple and practical tips to begin pursuing your purpose and destiny.
February 21, 2020
From Drug Addicted Satanist to Christ Following Pastor - with Aaron Minard
Recovering Reality Founder Erik Frederickson talks with Pastor Aaron Minard as he shares his wild journey from darkness to Light.
February 17, 2020
A Transformed Life Transforms Cities
Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares a recent message he gave at a church. He talks about what Jesus did in his life and how transformed lives transform cities.
February 11, 2020
How do you “Guard Your Heart” ?
In this episode Recovering Reality Founder Erik Frederickson talks about the simple but extreme importance of stewarding the culture of your heart on a daily basis.
January 31, 2020
From Death to Life with Bradley Fields
Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson has the privilege of having his friend Bradley Fields in the podcast. He shares his powerful story of terrible addiction to glorious freedom in God.
January 30, 2020
Gratitude - The Key to Escaping the Victim Mentality
In this episode Recovering Reality CEO Erik Frederickson shares some powerful tools that will help you get out of any victim mentality that might be lingering.
January 20, 2020
From the Garbage Dump to the Palace
Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares some valuable insights into the importance of engaging with the process of stepping into your calling and destiny.
January 08, 2020
Why saying “No” can be just as powerful as saying “Yes”
In this episode our Host Erik Frederickson shares some insights about the power of saying “NO”
December 30, 2019
Interview with Author Paula Jauch
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson has Author Paula Jauch on the show. Paula is a survivor of addiction, abuse, and trauma. She nows lives in long term recovery and shares her powerful story of transformation through her new book “Cross Addicted” and motivational speaking. You don’t want to miss this powerful story!
December 21, 2019
Understanding “Triggers”
In this episode wisdom is shared on how to better understand why we are triggered, and most importantly what to do when triggered.
December 18, 2019
Project Hope - Uhrichsville
This is the short message Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson gave at there last Project Hope event. If you are interested in knowing more about Project Hope, or hosting a Project Hope, contact us today at
December 10, 2019
Being the Light
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares a recent message he gave in a church about “Being the Light” - enjoy!
December 02, 2019
From Pain to Purpose with Derrick Jenkins-LCDC III, BASW, CTTS
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson spends some time with Community Health Supervisor Derrick Jenkins. He has an incredibly powerful story of redemption. Enjoy!
November 29, 2019
Interview with Stephanie Martinez- from Chaos to Clarity
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson interviews his friend Stephanie Martinez. She has a powerful story of overcoming addiction, abuse, and trauma. She now lives in a powerful freedom and helps many people.
November 23, 2019
Love has a Definition
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson talks about the freedom in understanding love and understanding that love is a choice.
November 21, 2019
Being a Hope Dealer - Part 2
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson interviews a friend in recovery. They go over practical, effective, and powerful ways to reach those still struggling with addiction.
November 16, 2019
Being a Hope Dealer
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares his message from their recent Hope Dealers event. He shares about the importance of understanding, compassion, and a willingness to get involved and help. 
November 14, 2019
Jesus at Denny’s
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares a story about how God invaded a Denny’s with His power and love.
November 05, 2019
Recovery conversations - Processing the Journey
In this episode we recorded a conversation about our recovery journeys. Everything from surrendering, to the steps, to Jesus, and more...
October 29, 2019
The Simplicity and Power of Loving People.
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares about the power of simply loving people. He shares a story of someone’s personal transformation that began by intentionally loving them.
October 23, 2019
What’s in your hands?
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares some very simple and practical wisdom about learning to start building your vision with what is already within reach.
October 10, 2019
Being Kind to EVERYONE
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson talks about the need we have for loving each other.
October 09, 2019
Stress Management?
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson asks an important question. Why would you want to manage your stress, anger, or pain? And why don’t we start thinking about how to manage our peace, joy, and healing?
October 01, 2019
Interview with X Games Medalist Colin Morrison - From Addiction to Recovery
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson interviews X Games medalist and original member of the Metal Mulisha, Colin Morrison. He shares his story of outrageous addiction and how he has lived in 7yrs of powerful recovery.
September 24, 2019
Speaking to Police Officers
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson speaks at a regional gathering of leaders in law enforcement and correctional facilities. He shares about hope and the importance of community.
September 21, 2019
Interview/conversation with Ezekiel Project Founder Rick Arredondo
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson has the privilege of interviewing Ezekiel Project Founder Rick Arredondo about how he has taken simple and practical steps to being a change agent in the city of New Philadelphia, Ohio.
September 13, 2019
Neuroscience Seminar for Preventing Teen Drinking
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares a talk he gave at a Neuroscience Seminar for Preventing Teen Drinking. He gets real about some of the issues, shares part of his story, and talks about solutions.
September 11, 2019
Solution Based Thinking with Mark Gagarin
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson has a conversation with returning guest and host of The Battle Tested Podcast, Mark Gagarin. They discuss the benefits of solution based thinking.
September 10, 2019
“The High Speed Chase”
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares a story about when he got in a high speed chase as a 15yr old, the first time he ever drove a car. He elaborates on how you can use your past as a weapon to better your future.
September 03, 2019
Miracles, Miracles, Miracles
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares a recent message he gave at a church about the power of God. Enjoy!
September 02, 2019
Inviting God into the Process
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares some simple ways to change your perspective and invite God into your journey.
August 27, 2019
An Uncomfortable Paradox
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares about how we grow by intentionally facing things that make us uncomfortable.
August 21, 2019
Interview with Life Coach Wendy Walsh - Redemption
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson has Life Coach Wendy Walsh on the show. She shares her powerful story of overcoming a very dark past. She now lives a healthy and joyous life and helps many people do the same. Enjoy!
August 20, 2019
“I’m sorry”
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson talks about how when we say “I’m sorry” with no intentions of changing it’s just another form of manipulation. Real freedom is fully available, do we really want it?
August 13, 2019
A New Pair of Glasses
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares about learning to see people for their created value and fullest potential. God saw extreme value in us before we did, and we are called to see ourselves and people the way He sees us.
August 08, 2019
The Process of Transformation
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares a story and some valuable and practical insights into the process of transformation.
August 02, 2019
Getting to know Holy Spirit
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares a recent message he gave at a church. He shares about Holy Spirit and His power, His love, and getting to personally know Him.
July 30, 2019
Purpose and Vision with Mark Gagarin
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson discusses the topic of purpose and vision with the host of The Battle Tested Podcast, Mark Gagarin.
July 25, 2019
The Effects of Addiction on Marriage with Rebecca Lemasters
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson interviews his friend Rebecca Lemasters. She shares bravely and candidly about being married to an addict and her own healing process in the midst of it. This episode is sure to open your eyes to the effects of addiction on a marriage, while encouraging you in your own healing journey. Rebecca Lemasters -
July 24, 2019
The Difference between Freewill and Real Freedom
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares about how his life changed when he began to understand the massive difference between having freewill, and living in real freedom.
July 23, 2019
Fear vs Faith with Transformational Coach Jenny Chadima
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson has a fun and in depth conversation with repeat guest Jenny Chadima about fear vs faith and how it plays out in recovery.
July 17, 2019
Conversation with Ezekiel Project Founder Rick Arredondo
In this episode my friend Rick and I discuss transforming communities plagued with the residue of addiction. We also discuss our past, and upcoming, trip to War, WV. This episode is sure to challenge you and encourage you.
July 11, 2019
Your current decisions dictate your future destination.
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares a message he gave at a youth camp. He shares about the significance of hard work, and how our current decisions determine our future success.
July 09, 2019
From dark to Light
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Fredrickson shares a recent message he gave at LifeWay Church in New Philadelphia, Ohio. What does it look like to transfer from the realm of darkness, to the realm of Light?
July 08, 2019
A Healing of the Heart
Underneath the anger, finger pointing, shame, and guilt people carry an immense amount of pain. In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares about the correct mindsets and tools to break down the walls people have built around their hearts.
July 02, 2019
“Extreme Hope” with Pro Tennis Player Erika Sandor-Zur
Draw some hope as Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson has Pro Tennis Player Erika Sandor-Zur share her experience, strength, and hope on this episode.
June 27, 2019
Your Mind is a Beautiful Thing!
In this episode you’ll be given a tool that has the potential (if used correctly) to keep you in a life of freedom, forever!
June 24, 2019
Healing with Jesus
This is part 8 of a 12 week series on living a supernatural life with Holy Spirit. This message is about healing. After the message roughly 10 people got healed including Jesus healing a woman with lung cancer as ALL pain and symptoms left her body on the spot.
June 21, 2019
Comparison Kills
Are you comfortable being you? In this episode we go over the topic of “comparison” and how trying to be someone else is a trap of depression. But being confident in being you grants freedom and joy.
June 20, 2019
The Power of Encouragement
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares a powerful story about the power of discouragement, and most importantly encouragement. He also shares some practical points and insights on how to shift mindsets from negativity to positivity.
June 10, 2019
Real Faith Requires Risk
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares a story about risk, and faith. Enjoy!
June 05, 2019
Counterfeit vs The Real Thing
In this brief episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares short message on seeing the lies of addiction vs the promises of recovery and relationship with God.
June 04, 2019
Results Speak Loudest
In this short episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares about why results should be our biggest focus.
June 03, 2019
Life vs Death
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares a message from a 12 week series he is currently doing at LifeWay Church. The series is on the gifts of the Spirit. Enjoy this message on condemnation vs reconciliation, life vs death.
May 30, 2019
Impact Training #2
We have had the great privilege of hosting Impact Trainings. In these trainings we empower people to better impact the world around them that has been hit hard by addiction. This is the message from our 2nd Training. Enjoy!
May 28, 2019
What are you thinking about?
In this episode Erik breaks down the importance of healthy thinking, and how your thinking steers your actions. Listen for simple analogies and tips for addressing and changing bad thinking.
May 23, 2019
The Power in the Process, with Jenny Chadima
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson talks with Jenny Chadima. Jenny is a Transformational Coach and she shares a powerful story of hope and freedom.
May 23, 2019
Fear vs Faith
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares some simple, but powerful, insights into the difference between fear and faith.
May 21, 2019
Poopy diapers?
How about a funny story about early recovery, poopy diapers, and practical application of life skills...
May 18, 2019
Strength is Hiding in Your Weakness
After you listen to this episode you will have more clarity on why getting help reveals your strength, not your weakness.
May 18, 2019
Conquering Your Fear - with Mark Gagarin
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson has the privilege of interviewing Mark Gagarin, the host of The Battle Tested Podcast. His story is real and raw, his wisdom will sink into your heart, and your hope will rise after hearing this powerful story.
May 15, 2019
Hope in the middle of War (West Virginia)
Erik had the privilege of sharing his experience, strength, and hope in a Celebrate Recovery meeting in a city where the ENTIRE CITY is on drugs.
May 13, 2019
Causalities of War (West Virginia)
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares about a recent experience of going to War, West Virginia. It was intense, heart breaking, surreal, and hopeful...
May 13, 2019
The Blueprint to Success
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson goes over the principle of learning how to do what you don’t want to do well, so that it positions you to do what you do want to do in excellence.
May 02, 2019
The Power in Getting Help
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson elaborates on the topic of asking for help. What if asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength?
April 30, 2019
Does time heal all wounds?
In this episode we dig into age old saying, “time heals all wounds.” True, or false?
April 30, 2019
Cool, Calm, and Miraculous
In this episode a story is shared about a powerful miracle that God did for a young man, and some insights about living unoffended.
April 27, 2019
Loving Your Community with God
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson spoke at a church and shared about the power of God and effectively loving your community.
April 24, 2019
The Gift of Understanding
Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares a story about how he learned to be understanding, rather then judgmental. He shares some practical and powerful insights that can be translated into your own recovery.
April 24, 2019
The Paradoxical Paradise of Patience
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares about the paradox of patience.
April 19, 2019
Expectation vs Expectancy
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson breaks down the HUGE difference between expectation and expectancy.
April 16, 2019
Sharing Hope and Breaking the Stigma
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson shares a talk he recorded where he spoke to police officers and fire fighters. He shares hope and breaks a stigma surrounding addiction. Enjoy!
April 13, 2019
The Importance of Forgiveness
In this episode we emphasize the importance of forgiveness and share some practical and powerful examples of how freedom rushed into two individuals lives after they chose to forgive.
April 05, 2019
From death to life with Shanda Miller
In this episode our friend Shanda Miller shares her story that has to be heard to be believed. She shares how she overcame unbelievable circumstances and entered into an amazing and fulfilling life with God. Prepare to laugh, cry, and be filled with HOPE.
April 04, 2019
Are your actions doing the talking?
In this episode Recovery Coach Erik Fredrickson shares his heart and calls people in recovery up to a higher level and to change the conversation surrounding recovery.
March 27, 2019
Is God in control, or is God in charge?
In this episode we challenge the very common misunderstanding of God being in control of everything. Is God in control, or is God in charge?
March 25, 2019
A recovery story of hearing Gods voice.
What does hearing Gods voice and loving the world around us look like? Here is a simple story about hearing Gods voice and miraculous healing taking place because of hearing the loving voice of God.
March 23, 2019
Interview with Heather Rhea “The Overcomer”
In this episode my friend Heather Rhea shares her powerful story of redemption and overcoming. You are sure to draw endless hope and strength from listening to the story of her journey from addiction and personal struggles, to freedom and purpose. Enjoy!
March 20, 2019
You’re Standing on a Goldmine
In this episode you’ll be given a wonderful upgrade in your perspective towards resourcefulness and breakthrough, not only for you but for those around you.
March 18, 2019
The Treasure in the Trash.
In this episode an ancient Japanese custom is dissected and it’s correlation for healing in our present day and lives. Your brokenness is just an opportunity for God to bring amazing healing and wholeness.
March 06, 2019
How To Strike Gold
In this episode some “gold nuggets” are shared about how to step into your destiny and strike gold in your personal life.
March 04, 2019
A Victorious Mentality
In this episode you will draw hope from the story of the life C.J. Walker. You, yes you, were born to be victorious!
February 17, 2019
What are you speaking about?
In this episode we break down the power of your words and how it ties into recovery.
February 12, 2019
Miracle Working Power ❗️
In this episode a story is shared about a powerful miracle that God did for someone in early recovery that changed their life.
February 05, 2019
Redemption! Interview with Janelle Unger
Abuse, addiction, and left to be a single mom struggling with heavy addiction...until God changed everything. She now goes into jails, rehabs, and back alleys and helps people step into the beautiful life that is available for them.
January 27, 2019
In this episode we go over a little about emotional sobriety and cultivating our ability to respond, responsibility.
January 26, 2019
Interview with Joe Turner
In this episode I had the privilege of interviewing Joe Turner. Joe was born into a biker gang, was dealing drugs in his early teens, and endured years of the dark reality of addiction and street life. He now lives a powerful life of success and recovery! Anyone is sure to draw hope from this powerful interview.
January 21, 2019
Prayer and Meditation
In this episode we go over some practical viewpoints surrounding prayer and meditation.
January 19, 2019
Radical Hope
I had the privilege of interviewing my friend Ryan Wilson. Roughly 2 decades of addiction, pronounced dead twice from overdose, and endless troubles. He now lives a beautiful life of transformation. Enjoy, and share with someone you know that may need some hope.
January 16, 2019
Being Present, and Having A Vision
In this episode we process a healthy perspective on “One Day At A Time” while learning to be in charge of your feelings.
January 12, 2019
What Lens Are You Looking Through?
A flip on perspective regarding seeing what’s right and wrong...
January 09, 2019
WTUZ Radio interview with Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson
Erik shares a bit of his story and some mindsets of the addicts. He also shares a bit on Ohio’s Issue 1, which did not pass on the November 2018 ballot.
January 04, 2019