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Recovery Nuggets Podcast

Recovery Nuggets Podcast

By David Clemen
Recovery Nuggets is a podcast where David Clemen shares his experiences in long term recovery. There will be stories, guests, as well as tips and plenty of Recovery Nuggets to chew on. Nom Nom Nom
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Stephanie Graves' Nugget
Stephanie is recently celebrating 13 years clean and sober! David welcomes Stephanie on the pod to share her story of growing up  feeling like she didn't fit in. A myriad of situations contributed to her eventual turn toward the booze and the drugs. She also found the path of  recovery at quite a young age. Her life is now immersed in recovery and helping others.  Recovery is possible at any age! Enjoy the episode. #recoverynuggetspodcast #soberpodcast #soberspeak #recoverytopics
June 28, 2022
Mini Nugget - Celebrations and Health Issue
David jumps on the mic for a short Mini Nugget. He shares about some recent and upcoming milestones. This summer will be his 16 years clean. He just celebrated 14 years nicotine FREE! Enjoy the mini nugget. Nom Nom Nom
June 21, 2022
Gina Schaefer's Nugget (Recovery Hardware)
Meet Gina CEO and Co-Founder, A Few Cool Hardware Stores Schaefer is Founder and CEO of a chain of Ace Hardware stores located in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, Alexandria, VA, Takoma Park, MD and Silver Spring, MD.  She is a passionate entrepreneur who grew her company from one to 13 stores in 18 years and now leads a multimillion-dollar business that employs more than 250 people. She is dedicated to maintaining a strong corporate culture. Schaefer's big passion is for developing urban markets, supporting small businesses and helping women to succeed in all aspects of the hardware industry. She has tirelessly focused on the "Return to Main Street" movement in her own city of Washington, D.C., to promote Shop Local campaigns and community revitalization in urban areas. Schaefer draws her inspiration from fellow entrepreneurs who strive to be creative, think differently and help make a difference. People like Judy Wicks, founder of the White Dog Cafe in Philadelphia who inspired her to use her voice as a force for good; Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig, founders of gourmet food group Zingerman's Community of Businesses in Michigan, from whom Schaefer learned innovative business strategies and Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, who taught her that nonprofit organizations need to think beyond simple charity.  When her busy schedule allows, Schaefer likes to relax by making greeting cards (she's a big believer in the power of the written note), kayaking, taking spin classes, traveling, reading and, of course, mentoring other small business owners. Her book Recover Hardware will be available in the fall! Check all the places you can buy books to scoop a copy!
June 14, 2022
25 piece Mini Nugget - David's Recovery Nuggets
David shares his Recovery Nuggets. 25 Recovery Nuggets to chew on and think about on your journey in recovery.  I had to want to get clean for myself. I had to believe it was possible I had to admit to myself that it was a problem, before I could even consider asking for help. The gift of desperation is a powerful thing. When you are desperate to get something ( in this case recovery) you will do whatever it takes. 12 step programs worked for me. What was in there that worked? Self, society, service, and spirituality. (Higher-power) Meetings, connections, and new relationships with others working on their recovery helped me not feel so alone. Unlearning a lot of my old ideas about life, values, and the importance of service helps get me out of my head Getting into a regular rhythm of recovery dialing vs drunk dialing. I had to quit hanging out with old people places and things. The lifestyle of drinking and drugging is just that, a lifestyle. Recovery is a new way of living. It meant getting good sleep, going to meetings, talking to new people in recovery. I got a sponsor. Someone to help guide me through the steps and get used to the recovery lifestyle. I learned to pray, meditate, be still, and apply the newfound peace in my everyday walk. I had to start giving back. Giving back with my time, my efforts, thank people in my life who helped me. I have to give back what was given so feely to me. Take accountability for my actions, make amends, put the grocery cart back, drive safely, practice compassion, make mistakes and stay clean and sober thru them as well. I have to keep showing up for this thing. Addiction is no joke and can grab hold in a myriad of ways. Food, sex, porn, drugs, alcohol, shopping, lottery tickets, retail therapy, sports. By continuing to show up and be around others I can participate in my recovery. Try new things. Especially when it’s uncomfortable. My recovery is my responsibility. That means there are certain things I have to do, and certain things I no longer play around with. The more I work on myself, the better other people in my life become. What I mean is some of the people I held resentments against were doing their best at the time, and furthermore maybe I was the self centered train wreck who was off the rails As I learn to ask for forgiveness, I becoming more willing to forgive others. I no longer need to be understood, I do a lot more to try and understand others. When someone is sharing with me something that they are going through. I do not have to try and FIX it or give advice. I can just listen and be supportive. Gratitude makes a huge difference in my perception of my life, my mistakes, and my material experience. Gratitude can take me from a victim to an accepting person of what is my reality. Let go or be dragged. Lower my expectations and raise my acceptance. The same person can show you who you want to be, and who you do not want to be. IN THE SAME DAY. Well rounded recovery involves abstinence from the thing, doing work to improve the patterns that cause me to want to use the thing, connection with others, service to others, showing up for your life be it work, family, community, reading and journaling, finding someone who is emotionally reliable to share your process, for me it was a sponsor. Making mistakes and learning from them and doing my best not to self sabotage when I am close to a new level of learning or growing.
June 12, 2022
Dr. Robb Kelly's Nugget
Dr. Robb Kelly hops on the podcast to share his experience, his tips, his story, and lastly his Recovery Nuggets! Robb Kelly, PhD – The Recovery Expert – was born in Manchester England. He grew up in a family of musicians and developed a strong love for music at an early age. He was performing on stage at the age of nine. During his early twenties, he worked at the elite and influential Abbey Roads Studio, as a session musician in London.Addiction was always close to his heart as Dr. Kelly was born into a family that had a history of alcoholism. He began drinking and using drugs at an early age, but he managed to stay on a path of success, moving to Oxford in the early 1980’s to pursue a PhD in Psychology at the prestigious University of Oxford. He continued to drink heavily during his time in Oxford – but still managed to complete his Doctorate studies, graduating with a PhD in psychology in 1984.Even though he was a heavy drinker – no one would have predicted, that he would be living on the streets of Manchester, homeless and alone. He recalls the night where he had a staggering revelation when it came to his own alcoholism. It would later coin two of his most popular catch phrases: “The Problem is not our Drinking, it is our Thinking” and “Step out of the Disease, and into the Solution.”Dr. Kelly was standing on a street corner one night in Manchester. His body was shaking from alcohol withdrawal, and he stood in front of a liquor store, trembling, desperately waiting for the store to open. He knew that as soon as he drank that first sip of alcohol, he would feel relief.As soon as the liquor store opened, he rushed into the store. The clerk grabbed a bottle of Vodka from the shelf, and placed it in a brown paper bag in front of him. As he lifted the bag in his hands his trembling stopped. His body stopped shaking and his mind rested at ease. He had not even taken that first sip; it was just the promise of alcohol that stopped his shaking and eased his restless mind.
June 07, 2022
Thomas White's Nugget (Exact Nature)
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May 31, 2022
Meg Mcbride's Nugget
Pastor Meg Mcbride hops on the podcast, she shares her story of recovery, and how she founded Hope Recovery-a Faith Community.  Our Mission At Hope Recovery Church, we recognize and rely on the foundation forged by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, who laid down the program of recovery in the AA “Big Book,” by which millions of people have found freedom in the 12 step spiritutal program of action. Using the program of recovery, we seek solution, wisdom and counsel to live lives of freedom and usefulness that connect us to God and the world.  Our ultimate goal is to be of service to God, individuals and their families who are still sick and suffering from the effects of addictions and to share with them the GOOD NEWS to help them discover freedom, peace and a RETURN To Genuine LOVE. She shares her recovery nuggets at the end of the podcast. Enjoy the show!
May 24, 2022
Mini Nugget - Podcast Update
David jumps on the mike before heading off for Vacation in the Mountains. It's a mini nugget ya'll. Hope you are well. Thank you for showing up for your Recovery!!!
May 24, 2022
Nathan's Nugget - From International Party DJ to Man of Faith in Recovery
Nathan comes to Recovery Nuggets from Exeter, UK Nathan is a former International DJ, Kickboxer, and Father. Nathan shares his story of early life, addiction,  going to the bitter ends of addiction and coming out with a new found faith in God. This was a pleasure to meet Nathan and have him on the show.  #recoverynuggets #recoverypodcast #soberspeak #pathofrecovery
May 17, 2022
Harrison Friedman's Nugget
Harrison Friedman joins the podcast to talk about his story of recovery from porn addiction. Harrison's father was a manager of an adult store while he was a young man. It was the beginning of the desensitization of his mind in terms of porn. He shares the 3 things that made him want to quit and how he stays sober from it today. Harrison is a podcast host and comedian.  His podcast is as well as his instagram for comedy #pornrecovery #pornaddiction #recoverynuggets #soberpodcast
May 10, 2022
Megan from Sobahsistahs Nugget
Megan joins the podcast to talk ditching the booze. She shares her story of getting sober. She talks about doing reels on instagram and how the Instagram sober community has helped her in her recovery. We discuss the toxicity of mommy wine culture as well as her coaching and online community she has created. Megan is a story of hope and that people can overcome addiction to alcohol.
May 03, 2022
Mini Nugget - A Network
David hops on the mic to share a mini nugget about having some physical pain this week. Also, the focus of the episode is about having a network and using them to talk. Also, he discusses taking care of yourself.  #recoverynugget #recoverypodcast
April 27, 2022
Billy Raim's Nugget
Billy Raim joins the podcast to share his path of recovery from alcohol addiction. Billy is a stand-up comedian, dad, as well as a former touring musician. Billy drops his recovery nuggets at the end. Enjoy the episode.  #recoverynuggets #soberpodcast #recoveryconversations  
April 26, 2022
Jay Lind's Nugget - author of "Between the Lines"
This week: Jay Lind hops on the podcast to share his journey in addiction and now in recovery. Addiction knows no bounds. It can take us to some really dark places. Jay gave up everything in his life to his addiction family, career, and more. He shares what is was like, what happened, and what it's like now.  For years, Jay Lind lived between the lines of society’s moral and legal boundaries. But his smooth, privileged life was interrupted when his dad died and his drug addiction snowballed out of control. Between the Lines is the moving saga of Jay’s descent into addiction, his darkest choices, and his struggles in recovery, as told through short vignettes about the many people who touched his life at some of the most critical times. Jay gained perspective and strength through the guiding words of his father, the unexpected strength of his brother’s love, the heartfelt wisdom of his therapist, and the resilience of the addicts he met along the way. But he also learned from people he never thought he would know: a polygraph administrator, a humble celebrity, a veteran with PTSD, and the assistant state's attorney in charge of prosecuting him. If you’ve ever wondered whether the small interactions of our everyday lives truly matter or whether a few kind words can really make a difference, Between the Lines reminds us that they do—and they can. Between the Lines the book is on
April 22, 2022
Mini Nugget- to the Newcomer
David shares a mini nugget directed to the newcomer or person just trying to get clean or sober. KEEP COMING!
April 21, 2022
Christyanne Gaspar's Nugget
Christyanne Gaspar joins Recovery Nuggets to share her story in recovery, being a counselor, as well as talking about dealing with trauma. We discuss EMDR, how we met at a meditation retreat and much more.  #recoverypodcast #soberspeak #innerwork #healingtrauma
April 19, 2022
Mini Nugget- Staying the same vs. making changes and growing
David shares a Mini Nugget on getting clean the first time in 2001. He shares a poem from that time, and reflects on the difficult time it was to be under house arrest, living with his pops, and seeing his parents in a different light. A light of more gratitude. He also talks about how the pain of staying the same being greater than wanting to change can have a huge impact on a new direction in your life.  #recoverynugget #recoverynuggetspodcast
April 18, 2022
Sonny's Nugget
James "Sonny" Russell hops on the podcast. Sonny is a dynamic dude. He hops on to share his story of addiction, recovery, and living a full life. Host David Clemen was a mentor to Sonny in his early recovery and the relationship has blossomed ever since!  Sonny is raw, genuine, and vulnerable in this extended cut of @recoverynuggetspodcast #cleanpodcast #recoverypodcast #lifechanging #soberpodcast #hustlertohopedealer
April 12, 2022
Katy Jackson's Nugget
Katy Jackson shares an incredible story of recovery. What a powerful message of overcoming addiction and all the things that come along with the path, as well as recovery and enjoying a good life! #powerhouse #recoverynuggets #recoverypodcast #soberspeak #womenpower #hellyeah
April 05, 2022
Dr. Jamie Marich's Nugget - Author of "Trauma and the 12 Steps"
Dr. Jamie Marich (she/they) describes herself as a facilitator of transformative experiences. A clinical trauma specialist, expressive artist, writer, yogini, performer, short filmmaker, Reiki master, TEDx speaker, and recovery advocate, she unites all of these elements in her mission to inspire healing in others. She began her career as a humanitarian aid worker in Bosnia-Hercegovina from 2000-2003, primarily teaching English and music while freelancing with other projects. Jamie travels internationally teaching on topics related to trauma, EMDR therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness, and yoga, while maintaining a private practice and online education operations in her home base of Warren, OH. Jamie is the author of numerous books on trauma recovery and healing, with many more projects in the works. Marich is the founder of The Institute for Creative Mindfulness. #traumaandthe12steps #traumamadesimple #recoverypodcast #soberstuff #soberpodcast
March 30, 2022
Mike Fiore's Nugget-Inspire2Inspire
Mike Fiore joins David Clemen on the pod. Mike shares what it has been like to be born into Heroin addiction, the trials and tribulations of that life, and what it is like now. Mike comes to the podcast full of high energy, and lots of Recovery Nuggets. He is an advocate for the person who is struggling to get and stay clean. He has also kicked methadone in a long term recovery facility. His story is quite inspiration. He is the creator of Inspire2Inspire_ You can find him on as well as tik tok @inspire2inspire_ Enjoy the episode. 
March 26, 2022
Using Dreams-Mini Nugget
Hey all you Recovery Nuggets out there, this episode is a mini nugget on the powerful Using Dreams.  They don't have to be considered a Bad or Negative thing in your recovery journey. In fact, they can be a little nudge from the Universe  that you are actually GRATEFUL that you didn't use or drink. I have also included some info from an article I found on Check it out!  #recoverynuggetspodcast #recoverynugget #soberpodcast #sobertips
March 25, 2022
Tim Lodgen's Nugget
Tim hops on the podcast to share his experience, strength and hope. He recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol. Tim struggled with alcohol for 27 years. He was on the brink of suicide when his wife found him. This was the day before he got sober. His story is powerful and proves that we can and we do recovery. Trigger warning: Tim talks about his suicide attempt in detail. Thank you for listening to his episode.  #recoverypodcast #wedorecovery
March 22, 2022
Mini Nugget-Friday edition
David hops on the mike to talk about his recovery, and how it feels to have someone tell you the truth. Ouch! That it is also necessary to listen and process it. Yikes. Not all things in recovery are comfortable. Learning to handle things skillfully comes from doing things unskillfully. He also sniffles in this podcast due to the spring time passage of POLLEN in the south. Enjoy the episode. =) 
March 19, 2022
Lynn King's Nugget - thesobergrandmaroadtrip
Lynn King joins the podcast to discuss breaking up with booze and her journey into recovery from alcohol addiction. She shares her tips and techniques as well as how the book "the alcohol experiment" by Annie Grace helped guide her in recovery. She has lots of insight and is a great interview. Enjoy the show and follow her on  #soberpodcast #recoverypodcast
March 15, 2022
Recovery Rut/asking for help - mini nugget
Hey all you recovery nuggets out there. Just wanted to pop in and share some thoughts on getting out of a recovery rut. Try new things and create new pathways. Give yourself a break, don't drink or use and keep going. It gets different, it gets better, sometimes it can really suck, but it is totally worth it. Thank you for showing up for your recovery today. =)  #recoverypodcast #soberstuff #soberlife #recoverynuggetspodcast #recoverynugget
March 12, 2022
Kate's Sober Fitness Nugget
Kate Gugerli is a sober fitness coach and IG personality. Her IG handle is  Kate joins the podcast to share her experience in getting sober in a foreign country. Her story is one of despair and tenacity. She is an awesome resource for fitness tips, getting and staying sober, and balancing it all with a husband and 3 little ones. Her Reels on Instagram are awesome, hilarious, and genuine. Enjoy the episode. 
March 08, 2022
Joshua Shea's Nugget
Joshua Shea is the father of two amazing children and the husband to a wonderful wife. He and his family have a menagerie of cats and dogs and reside in Central Maine, where he was born and raised. Today he works as an author and public speaker, sharing his story and educating others about addiction. Each of his books are available for purchase on Amazon and can be found under the ‘Get Help’ tab on the main menu of Joshua believes that if we, as a society, can begin to talk more about pornography addiction and mental health, people may be able to address their addictions before they devolve to the unhealthy and criminal places where his very own hit rock bottom. For years, on the outside, people only saw him as a successful magazine publisher, film festival founder and city councilor. Joshua hid his mental health issues, pornography and alcohol addictions from the world. The end to this façade came in 2013 after engaging a teen girl in an online chatroom. For this action he served six months in jail and credits this experience to being the wake up call needed. Joshua credits his higher-power for giving him the strength to fix his very broken self.
March 01, 2022
Sober_Gratitudes_Podcast's Nugget
Recovery Nuggets podcast gratefully welcomes Sarah from Sober Gratitudes Podcast. We talk about a myriad of recovery and sobriety related topics and issues. Sarah shares the scary dream she had before she got sober. The end of the show she shares a Big Ole Recovery Nugget. You don't want to miss it! Enjoy the show.
February 22, 2022
Look at it - Mini Nugget
David Shares his thoughts on looking at unidentified feelings, processing them, giving them space and keeping it moving. There are many ways you can look it at to identify what is really going on. He shares his techniques of getting thru emotional raw periods in life and recovery. I mean you are gonna have to take a Look at it. =) Stick around for the clip at the end. David does an impression of a therapist/sponsor telling him he is going to have to LOOK AT IT! =)  #recoverynuggets #survivingemotions #sobernuggets #pinkcloud #keepatit #soberlife #cleanandserene #recoverynuggetspodcast
February 20, 2022
Sober Onions Nugget-Crystal Morrell
This week Crystal Morrell collaborates with host David Clemen. Crystal shares her experience and struggles to get sober. Now that she is on the path she has started a podcast that helps others in recovery. The podcast is called Sober Onions.  Crystal Morrell Crystal resides in sunny California. Recently relocated from Melbourne, Florida.  Crystal is a forty two year old woman who shares about her alcohol abuse and recovery.  Join her as she discusses the hardships and benefits of being sober. She discusses her recovery, detox and rehab experiences.  Join her journey and change through relationships, mental health, medications, meetings and more.  This podcast is about sobriety accountability and goals, and will highlight interviews with guest sharing the same walk of life. This is sobriety in the 20th Century and through a pandemic with Crystal Morrell.
February 17, 2022
Angie Chaplin's Nugget- MIndset and Smart Recovery
Angie Chaplin joins us to share her incredible story of alcoholism to recovery. It's quite a story of letting go of  real or imagined roles we fall into along the journey of life. Recovery and work have helped her transform her life and live mindfully! Enjoy the show.  Angie Chaplin is the founder and owner of Mindful Leadership, a coaching and consulting practice grounded in leadership research and guided by mindful behavior. Built on a foundation of nearly 30 years of work in organizational leadership, human resources, and higher education, Angie is a sought-after speaker, coach, facilitator, and educator. Leveraging her own journey from alcohol addiction to business owner, Angie recently announced Mindful Leadership's expansion to include Mindful Recovery. Through coaching groups integrating science-based recovery pathways with self-leadership practices backed by research, Mindful Recovery groups guide members to achieve and maintain freedom from alcohol. As one of only 50 Certified Masters of The Leadership Challenge, a contributing author of The Leadership Challenge Workshop Facilitator’s Guide and The Leadership Challenge Activities Book, Angie specializes in educating empowering leaders on living, loving, and leading exemplary lives of their own design.
February 09, 2022
Mini Nugget-Getting comfortable being uncomfortable.
Welcome to the first Mini Nugget. Aw snapperheads! It's a mini nugget. Today's Mini Nugget is about  getting comfortable being uncomfortable. It takes practice, but it can get easier. Sometimes you just gotta face your fears and show up.  You never know what could happen. =)  #recoverynuggetspodcast #recoverypodcaster
February 08, 2022
Podcast Update and Mini Nugget
David Clemen hops on to update listeners to the inner workings of the podcast. He shares his thoughts on higher powers will vs his own. HA! As well as recommends other Sober Podcasts and IG personalities on Instagram. He also shares part of his story in getting clean. Thanks for listening. 
February 07, 2022
Dr. Joan Ifland's Nugget- Food addiction Recovery
Recovery Nuggets is honored to have Dr. Joan Ifland on the pod. She discusses food addiction and the sneaky tactics the processed food industry uses to keep people addicted to junk. She discusses her journey with food addiction and breaking the cycle.  Dr. Joan Ifland Dr. Ifland is the CEO of Food Addiction Training, LLC. She received her MBA from Stanford University, and Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Studies with a specialization in Addictive Nutrition from the Union Institute & University. She has innovated in the field of recovery from food addiction. She was the first chair of the Food Addiction Council for the American College of Nutrition.  She currently runs online approaches to recovery - Addiction Reset Community, as well as the Facebook Group, Food Addiction Education. Joan is also a food addict in recovery.
February 02, 2022
Michael Sargood's Nugget
Recovery Nuggets was honored to have our first guest on from the UK. Michael is coming up on one year of sobriety. He is an insightful guest, shares the ups, downs, and in-betweens of what recovery looks like. His storytelling is captivating, honest, and enlightening. Stick around to the end to hear a hilarious story of facing your fears, and his Recovery Nuggets. He has started sober socials in his area of Essex, England, and you can find him on  #happywithoutthehooch #gratitude #recoverypodcast #soberpodcast #soberlife #AF #AFtips
January 26, 2022
Recovery with Mandy's Nugget
David Clemen welcomes Mandy Stalmack to the podcast to share her story of recovery from drugs, alcohol, and Narcissistic Abuse. She shares her experiences of what it was like, what happened, and what it is like now. I hope you enjoy the episode.  You can find Mandy on  She posts genuine content about her feelings, struggles, and triumphs in recovery and healing from an abusive relationship.  #recoverynuggets #recoverypodcast #soberpodcast #abuserecovery  #recoverystuff #gratefulpodcast
January 19, 2022
Megan Swan's Nugget
Recovery Nuggets is happy to welcome Megan Swan to the podcast. Megan share's her story of "spontaneous sobriety" as well as her journey as it it is today. She shares how 2 podcasts really made an impact in her decision to change her life and become sober. Her story is one of making a decision to change and transforming her life. She hails from Canada and currently lives in Mexico. I hope you enjoy this episode.  You can find Megan at as well as #recoverypodcast #soberpodcast #soberlife # soberstyle #podcasting #podcasters 
January 11, 2022
Morning Ritual Nugget
Happy New Year! This episode explores the morning ritual and how it can enhance your life and recovery.  David Clemen shares what his life was like before in the mornings and what it looks like now. The morning ritual has definitely changed for the better in recovery. There is time for self, quiet, reading and peace. In the past he shares how bad it looked. Please consider adding a morning ritual to help your recovery. Consistency definitely helps create new habits and break old tired ones.  #recoverynuggets #recoverypodcast #soberpodcast #recoverystuff #soberlifestyle 
January 05, 2022
Premier Episode
David Clemen introduces himself to the podcast community as well as explains what to expect from the podcast.  The podcast will discuss recovery topics in all forms and fashions. There will be guests who are in the recovery fields, as well as people in recovery sharing their stories as well as solo nuggets by the host.  Thanks for tuning in! 
December 30, 2021
Meditation Nugget
David Clemen shares his intro into meditation, how it got started, and how it helps with self acceptance. The practice has developed over the years and is ever changing. He references the book from Shunryu Szuki-"zen mind beginner's mind".  Meditation is a great addition to your recovery toolbox. Thanks for listening.  #recoverypodcast #soberpodcast #sober #clean #cleanandsober #recoverytools
December 29, 2021
Freda W's Nugget
Recovery Nuggets is excited to have Freda W. join the podcast to share her experience in recovery. She celebrates 34 years free from drugs and alcohol. A long term meditation practitioner, she shares her journey into meditation. In relation to recovery she shares how it can be beneficial.  Thanks for listening.  #podcaster #recoverypodcaster #soberpodcast #soberlifestyle #meditationpodcast #mentalhealth
December 29, 2021
12 Faces of Sober Nugget
David Clemen welcomes to the podcast Author and fellow recovery explorer Kenneth L Watson Jr. to the pod. They discuss his journey in recovery as well as his book 12 Faces of Sober. You can find him at He is also on Instagram at 12 faces of sober.  A VETERAN'S BATTLE WITH ALCOHOLISM & KICKING THE DEADLY ADDICTION #recoverypodcast #soberpodcast #podcastsober #sobertalk #soberauthor
December 22, 2021
Journaling Nugget
Host David Clemen discusses how Journaling is quite the tool to add to your recovery process. The journal is not judgemental. The journal is there to listen. The consistency and discipline in journaling can enhance your recovery. The practice of sharing thoughts, struggles, and ideas is a great way to start the day.  #recoverypodcast #soberpodcast #journaling
December 22, 2021
Attending your first 12 step meeting Nugget
So you are thinking of going to a 12 step meeting? Host David Clemen shares his experience of going to his first 12 step meeting. What it was like. He also discusses what to expect. He shares that it is important to look for similarities vs. differences. It is also important to stay open minded and to attend a few different meetings before you make up your mind. Also the topic of religious vs spiritual program is discussed.  #recoverypodcast #recoveryhost #soberpodcast #soberlife
December 22, 2021
Dr. Laura Schmuldt's Nugget
Dr. Laura is an EMDR therapist in Eastern North Carolina. She works with people in treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. David and Dr. Laura discuss how EMDR works, why it works, what a session would look like and much more. She offers her Recovery Nuggets at the end of the show.  She suggests going to to find an EMDR therapist in your area if you are interested in seeking this type of treatment for PTSD and other types of trauma. 
December 22, 2021
Intro Episode
This is a short intro episode of Recovery Nuggets. This is a quick introduction to the host David Clemen. A long term recovery explorer, David is here to share his experience strength and hope. This podcast will offer tips and nuggets that help along the path of recovery. Thank you for showing up for your recovery. 
November 27, 2021