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Unashamed Recovery

Unashamed Recovery

By Josh & Drew
There is healing in the story of our scars. We are breaking the shame & stigma of addiction & recovery by having real conversations with real people in real recovery. Welcome to Unashamed Recovery Podcast, a Christian Recovery Podcast where it’s okay to not be okay. We bring a angle on addiction, sobriety & recovery from a biblical standpoint, to help you stay sober. Stay Unashamed by 12th Stepping daily! Love y’all recovery fam!
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love lived out
S3 EP 31 : love lived out -  Last month, we heard a remarkable story of how one person was saved by grace. In this month's episode we are looking at addiction from the point of view of the spouse of an addict.  Josh and Drew sit down with Krisha, the founder of Spouses Choosing Hope in Addiction and Recovery [S.C.H.A.R.] a support group that is for the spouses of addicts. Krisha drops us right into the middle of her story that set the stage to ultimately create S.C.H.A.R. and how it was born out of recycled pain when she found out she had been married to an addict. At the end, Krisha learns what it truly means of love lived out. **STAY TUNED FOR HUGE NEWS ABOUT THE PODCAST AS WE GET CLOSER TO OUR SEASON FINALE** • Email Krisha : krisha320@gmail.com • Find Krisha on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/krisha.dickensagent • Watch this episode : https://youtu.be/lPoO3bIYfJM • Check out some fresh Unashamed Recovery merchandise : https://my-store-bd9d4f.creator-spring.com • Like this episode? Leave us a Review or Subscribe! • Follow the Podcast on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/unashamedrecovery • Join the rest of the Recovery Fam in the Unashamed Facebook Group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/3589086827982085/ • Find us on tiktok : https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8uaWWLF/ • Check out all our links : https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery • Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
34:43
July 04, 2022
saved by grace
S3 EP 030 : saved by grace - Last month, Josh and Drew talked on what it meant to Live Unashamed.  On this episode we see a first hand example of that. Josh and Drew sit down with Kristen who just celebrated 6 years of sobriety! But as Josh and Drew dig into Kristen's story, we learn it hasn't always been rainbows and butterflies. Kristen's story is like so many others and yet hers is so different. Even her pathway to recovery is not your typical journey. So, buckle up, pour a glass of sweet tea and dig in as Kristen walks the guys through her story of addiction and how she eventually ended up in the South where her story took an unexpected turn when she was saved by grace. • Email Kristen : kristenburgess3@icloud.com • Find Kristen on Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100070800823580 • Watch this episode : https://youtu.be/qxCh_I8rlpc • Check out some fresh Unashamed Recovery merchandise : https://my-store-bd9d4f.creator-spring.com • Like this episode? Leave us a Review or Subscribe! • Follow the Podcast on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/unashamedrecovery • Join the rest of the Recovery Fam in the Unashamed Facebook Group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/3589086827982085/ • Find us on tiktok : https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8uaWWLF/ • Check out all our links : https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery • Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
47:22
June 06, 2022
living unashamed
S3 Ep 029 : living unashamed - Eventually we will get to a place inside our recovery that will require us to step outside of the blanket of protection that our anonymity provides. Step 12 requires us to share what we have learned with others; to give back to the program that gave so much to us. When we work the program properly, by the time we get to Step 12, we should be at a place of healing that now allows us to own our story and to be comfortable in shedding the anonymity and sharing the hope. In this episode Josh & Drew talk what it means to live unashamed in our recovery and sobriety, after all it is our namesake, so trust us when we say we are semi professionals when it comes to living unashamed!   • Watch this episode :   https://youtu.be/iW6-gRVRcJE • Check out some fresh Unashamed Recovery merchandise :  https://my-store-bd9d4f.creator-spring.com  • Like this episode? Leave us a Review or Subscribe!   • Follow the Podcast on Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/unashamedrecovery  • Find us on tiktok : https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8uaWWLF/  • Check out our links : https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery  • Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
17:01
May 02, 2022
fixing brokenness
S3 Ep 028 : fixing brokenness Forgiveness. Amends. Reconciliation.  Inside recovery circles all over the world, we hear these three words a lot!  Seriously, A LOT! This is especially true when we move into working Steps 8, 9 and even parts of Step 10. Even more so, we get so complacent with these words that we even begin to use them almost interchangeably in our recovery vocabulary.  But no matter how we use them, are they the same?   Are they different? Regardless, depending on how they are worked, they will either make or break our recovery journey.  On this episode, Josh & Drew sit down with Pastor Jim of NorthPark Church of God in Meridian, MS to get a clear understanding of exactly what is biblical Reconciliation & how it plays in to our daily recovery work.  As we approach the middle of Season 3, we only have 6 more episodes left in this season. This season is definitely rushing by, but we are slowing way down on this episode as we are taking a good, solid look at how we can detach forgiveness from reconciliation, how it looks when properly applied & how our recovery depends on true reconciliation when dealing with fixing brokenness. • Watch this episode : https://youtu.be/7CP3j8hNIm8 • Check out some fresh Unashamed Recovery merchandise :  https://my-store-bd9d4f.creator-spring.com • Like this episode? Leave us a Review or Subscribe! • Follow the Podcast on Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/unashamedrecovery • Join the rest of the Recovery Fam in the Unashamed Facebook Group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/3589086827982085/ • Find us on tiktok : https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8uaWWLF/ • Check out all our links : https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery • Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
41:55
April 04, 2022
H.O.W. to stay in recovery
S3 Ep 027 : H.O.W. to stay in recovery Even the most veteran member of any recovery program can be at risk of falling out of recovery. It's a slippery slope that we are all vulnerable to.  So how can we make sure we stick to the program?  That's the question Josh & Drew sit down to discuss on this episode of Unashamed, & H.O.W. is the answer.  Honest, Openness, and Willingness.  H.O.W. can keep you on a balance view & if maintained properly can be extremely beneficial to any stage of recovery. Just 3 simple ingredients but when added into the mix of other tools in your recovery, it will produce the strength & longevity needed for the long haul of the recovery journey.   • Watch this episode : https://youtu.be/3Vk17Xiq-Io • Check out some fresh Unashamed Recovery merchandise :  https://my-store-bd9d4f.creator-spring.com • Like this episode? Leave us a Review or Subscribe! • Follow the Podcast on Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/unashamedrecovery • Find us on tiktok : https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8uaWWLF/ • Check out our links : https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery • Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
29:35
March 07, 2022
the pruning
S3 Ep 026 : the pruning Have you ever found yourself in the midst of a storm and immediately thought  ''what commandment have I broken, what have I done wrong?" or the all too common, "Am I being punished by God?" While those are natural thoughts to have, in this episode, Josh and Drew sit down with Katie Sanders of Mess & Mercy Ministries to talk about a rare topic among Christian Recovery circles.   Pruning.  Sometimes when we are in the midst of a storm, we could just be going through a pruning from God to help us grow and become more fruitfulness.  But how does this look in our own recovery? Josh, Drew & Katie dig deep to answer that question, because after all, sometimes those storms aren't storms, they are just the pruning.    • Connect with Katie at : https://messandmercy.com   and on Facebook at : https://www.facebook.com/messandmercy   • Check out some fresh Unashamed Recovery merchandise :  https://my-store-bd9d4f.creator-spring.com   • Like this episode? Like and Subscribe for more!   • Follow the Podcast on Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/unashamedrecovery   • Find us on tiktok :   https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8uaWWLF/    • Check out our links : https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery   • Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
29:04
February 07, 2022
resisting temptation [spotify video]
S3 Ep 025 : resisting temptation "I can resist everything except temptation" –Oscar Wilde It's a brand new year and with that come brand new goals and resolutions. The top 5 resolutions for 2022 is : 1. Try A New Activity Every Month 2. Equip Yourself With Better Budgeting Skills 3. Educate Yourself On New & Interesting Topics 4. Cut Down On Screen Time 5. Limit Your Alcohol Intake [ list found at: https://binged.it/3zizjgd ] Many are finally seeing the benefits to getting sober and if you're also adding sobriety to your list and beginning a new sobriety journey for 2022, you will soon find out that it's not for the faint of heart and resisting temptation will be one of the hardest hurdles standing in your way. On this episode, Josh & Drew are joined by Clinical Therapist, Master Addictions Counselor,  and President of Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals, Dr Lin Hogan. Dr Hogan is a Substance Abuse Professional and Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Pyschotherapist at WEEMS Mental Health in Meridian, MS. Dr Hogan knows a thing or two because he has seen a thing or two in his time as an advanced substance abuse counselor. On this episode he provides some quick, simple and effective methods of staying sober despite the odds. Dr Hogan goes into depth about some great cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and skills that you can use in the heat of temptation. These tips, and techniques are a great tool to add into your sobriety and recovery toolkits for newcomers and old-timers alike to resist temptation. ⚠️Here is some good reading material on some related subjects from Dr Hogan.⚠️  Read. Comprehend. Apply. Change. Heal. Grow.   Check it out here : https://www.physio-pedia.com/Biopsychosocial_Model • Connect with Dr Hogan at WEEMS in Meridian, MS :  lhogan@weemsmh.com • Watch this episode on Youtube : https://youtu.be/oLI6te7myCk • Check out the brand new Unashamed PodPage : https://www.podpage.com/unashamed-recovery-1/about/ • Check out some fresh Unashamed Recovery merchandise :   https://my-store-bd9d4f.creator-sprin... • Like this episode? Leave us a Review or Subscribe! • Follow the Podcast on Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/unashamedrecovery • Join the rest of the Recovery Fam in our growing Facebook Group :  https://www.facebook.com/groups/3589086827982085/ • Find us on tiktok : https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8uaWWLF/ • Check out our links : https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery • Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
20:26
January 03, 2022
resist temptation
S3 Ep 025 resist temptation "I can resist everything except temptation" –Oscar Wilde   It's a brand new year and with that come brand new goals and resolutions.  The top 5 resolutions for 2022 is :  1. Try A New Activity Every Month  2. Equip Yourself With Better Budgeting Skills  3. Educate Yourself On New And Interesting Topics  4. Cut Down On Screen Time  5. Limit Your Alcohol Intake    [ list found at: https://binged.it/3zizjgd ]   Many are finally seeing the benefits to getting sober and if you're also adding sobriety to your list and beginning a new sobriety journey for 2022, you will soon find out that it's not for the faint of heart and resisting temptation will be one of the hardest hurdles standing in your way. On this episode, Josh & Drew are joined by Clinical Therapist, Master Addictions Counselor,  and President of Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals, Dr Lin Hogan. Dr Hogan is a Substance Abuse Professional and Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Pyschotherapist at WEEMS Mental Health in Meridian, MS. Dr Hogan knows a thing or two because he has seen a thing or two in his time as an advanced substance abuse counselor. On this episode he provides some quick, simple and effective methods of staying sober despite the odds. Dr Hogan goes into depth about some great cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and skills that you can use in the heat of temptation. These tips, and techniques are a great tool to add into your sobriety and recovery toolkits for newcomers and old-timers alike to resist temptation.      ⚠️Here is some good reading material on some related subjects from Dr Hogan.⚠️  Read. Comprehend. Apply. Change. Heal. Grow.   Check it out here : https://www.physio-pedia.com/Biopsychosocial_Model • Connect with Dr Hogan at WEEMS in Meridian, MS :  lhogan@weemsmh.com   • Watch this episode on Youtube : https://youtu.be/oLI6te7myCk • Check out the brand new Unashamed PodPage : https://www.podpage.com/unashamed-recovery-1/about/   • Check out some fresh Unashamed Recovery merchandise :   https://my-store-bd9d4f.creator-sprin...  • Like this episode? Leave us a Review or Subscribe!  • Follow the Podcast on Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/unashamedrecovery   • Join the rest of the Recovery Fam in our growing Facebook Group :  https://www.facebook.com/groups/3589086827982085/   • Find us on tiktok : https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8uaWWLF/   • Check out our links : https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery   • Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
20:26
January 03, 2022
club meth
S3 Ep 024 : club meth Welcome to another episode of Unashamed Recovery as we have another amazing redemption story for you! On this episode, Josh & Drew sit down with Pastor & Recovery Author Rodney Williams as he walks us through his powerful story of overcoming a meth addiction that nearly took his life and how his life is different today from that near death experience. Pull up a seat with us, get your favorite soda and a snack and dive in with us! • Email Rodney on his website : www.clubmethtochrist.com • Check out some fresh Unashamed Recovery merchandise :  https://my-store-bd9d4f.creator-spring.com  • Like this episode? Leave us a Review or Subscribe!   • Follow the Podcast on Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/unashamedrecovery  • Find us on tiktok : https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8uaWWLF/  • Check out our links : https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery  • Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
53:46
December 06, 2021
choice or disease?
S3 Ep 023 choice or disease?  We are kicking off Season 3 with a bang! This season premiere episode is sure to set the tone for the rest of Season 3. Josh and Drew sit down with Amy Brogan of Jacob's Well Recovery Center of South Mississippi.  The topic of discussion? The very worn out social media debate of 'is addiction a choice or disease' that we know you have all heard. Amy brings a different and fresh perspective to this very dated argument as she talks about redefining recovery. Amy brings a very biblical approach and it may just change your mind, it definitely changed ours!   • Email Amy : amy@jacobswellrc.com • Watch this episode : https://youtu.be/ELZ1aItnCEE • Check out some fresh Unashamed Recovery merchandise :  https://my-store-bd9d4f.creator-spring.com  • Like this episode? Leave us a Review or Subscribe!  • Follow the Podcast on Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/unashamedrecovery  • Find us on tiktok : https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8uaWWLF/  • Check out our links : https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery  • Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
56:48
November 01, 2021
season finale
S2 Ep 022 season finale  Well recovery fam, here we are again at the end of another season.  On this last episode of Season 2, Josh & Drew slow things down and take a look back over this past season. There is no better way to prepare for the upcoming Season 3, than to look back over where we came from. Enjoy this Season recap of the highs and lows of Season 2 and we will see you again Monday November 1st for the premiere of Season 3!   • Watch this episode : https://youtu.be/k1WqhONHU80 • Check out some fresh Unashamed Recovery merchandise :  https://my-store-bd9d4f.creator-spring.com • Like this episode? Like and Subscribe for more! • Follow the Podcast on Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/unashamedrecovery • Find us on tiktok : https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMRAKuHqk/ • Check out our links : https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery • Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
29:42
September 06, 2021
the kids are not alright
S2 Ep 021 the kids are not alright     As Season 2 starts to come to a end with only 1 episode left until the season finale, we wanted to take a opportunity to share a view point that's not shared often. That's the view point of children with parents in addiction. This episode of Unashamed Recovery, Drew sits down with his daughter; Caitlyn and gets a little perspective and a little insight from her side of the story, because after all, addiction is an family affair and the kids are not alright!    •Watch this episode :   https://youtu.be/a8YDUrSg57g •Like this episode? Like and Subscribe for more!    •Find us on TikTok : https://bit.ly/3llxCtq  •Check out our links : https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery   •Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
37:21
August 02, 2021
pride before the fall
S2 Ep 020 : pride before the fall On this episode Josh & Drew sit down with a great friend of the show, Jeff, who shares some of his first hand experience with his own battle with pride and how it effects his recovery from alcoholism.  It’s always important for us in recovery to keep our pride in check because if we’re not careful a relapse could be just round the corner!   •Follow Jeff on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/jeff.shepherd.96  •Connect with Jeff at the River in Philadelphia, MS :  https://www.facebook.com/theriverofphiladelphia/  •Find Jeff on tiktok : https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaWFbBA/ •Watch this episode on youtube : https://youtu.be/K_8gZoCAk1g •Check out our links : https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery •Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
35:52
July 05, 2021
backpack to the burbs | Stacy's Story
S2 Ep 019 : backpack to the burbs | Stacy's Story  On this episode of Unashamed Recovery, Josh and Drew sit down with Stacy Dodd. Stacy has many titles and wears many hats in and out of the recovery community. Most recently adding author into the mix of things.  Stacy walks us through his story of redemption that began during his childhood. Addiction caught him early in life and it led him down the road to homelessness. However, that homelessness is where he found God, right in the middle of his rock bottom with all his belongings in a backpack. He found God’s bigger purpose for his life right there in the woods on a log....this is Stacy’s Story from the pit to the palace. • Follow Stacy on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/stacy.dodd.3  • buy Stacy’s new book “backpack to the burbs” : Backpack to the Burbs: One Man's Epic Journey from the Pit to the Palace https://www.amazon.com/dp/1736336800/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_3Y609QX06YD8M4SM9PEQ  •Follow us on TikTok for more recovery : https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMewxbV24/  •Watch this episode on YouTube : https://youtu.be/-zfrbsopgoY •Check out our links : https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery  •Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
46:31
June 07, 2021
doom & gloom
S2 Ep 018 : doom & gloom Who’s ready for a topic show? It’s been since Season 1 where we have sat down and discussed addiction & recovery related topics. We figured it was time to change that! So on this episode of Unashamed, Josh & Drew are talking about a road block we all face at one time or another in our recovery journey—discouragement. The thing about discouragement is that it can come out of anywhere and can come from anything. If we are not careful that doom & gloom hanging over our recovery can lead to a relapse. Are you currently in a season of discouragement in your recovery? How has your sobriety been effected by that?  •Watch this episode on YouTube : https://youtu.be/j0j0VbA6Z9U •Check out our links : https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery  •Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
32:41
May 03, 2021
God’s fingerprints | Haley’s Story
S2 Ep 017 : God's fingerprints | Haley's Story  Recovery fam buckle up for one wild ride as we take you deep into Haley's incredible, drama filled story.  It is pretty evident that even at a young age God's fingerprints were all over Haley's life. From an abortion to heavy substance abuse, to the IMPOSTER, Haley's story is full of obstacles, trials, and eventually a rock bottom that you just have to hear for yourself to believe. But even at rock bottom in the midst of despair and hopelessness, one thing remained constant....God's fingerprints were still all around her.    +Follow Haley on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/haleypridmore2020  +Email Haley : haleyp2524@gmail.com +Check out our other links : https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery  +Watch the show : https://youtu.be/aNyxLST3ins +Email us to share your story on the show: unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
01:36:45
April 06, 2021
alone | Dana’s Story
S2 Ep 016 : alone | Dana’s Story Our last episode told the tale of a common battle for men. Episode 016 continues that tale and then some. Dana's story tells the opposite side of that coin, the stigmatized porn addiction struggle of women. Dana's story begins with the childhood trauma of severe blame and eventually multiplies with grief. Like most porn addicts, the addiction soon progresses into sex addiction and Dana find herself in numerous relationships but none seem to fill in the void in her life. None seem to fill in that lingering feeling of being alone.   +Follow Dana on facebook : https://www.facebook.com/uniqueone2be  +Email Dana : dana.hall51@yahoo.com  +Watch this episode on Youtube : https://youtu.be/1rGCtupJyMI  +Check out our other links : https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery  +Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
01:18:57
March 01, 2021
masks:the war with myself | Josh’s Story
S2 Ep 015 - masks : the war with myself | Josh’s Story As we continue into Season 2, Josh takes a turn in the hot seat for this episode.  Josh's story is a lot like many other men. Josh's drug of choice isn't your typical fix of drug or alcohol. At a young age Josh was introduced to porn and from that moment he was thrown into the rabbit hole that he didn't escape from for over 20 years. What started off as a 'innocent' image of the monthly playmate led to infidelity. Inside the chaos of Josh's addiction, he did like so many addicts and learn to embrace the use of masks to survive. Josh had a mask for everything.. One for church, another for work, a home mask, family mask, husband mask, father mask, and the list went on. Josh became very good at juggling those masks and became good at wearing the right mask at the right time to be the person he was expected to be. Masks gives us the illusion that we are in control. Even at rock bottom Josh still thought he was in control of his addiction.  Check out masks: the war with myself. +Follow Josh on Twitter : https://twitter.com/joshunashamed?s=20 +Watch this episode on Youtube : https://youtu.be/BSZqt8rlet4 +Check out our other links : https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery +Email us to share your story on the show: unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
01:11:42
February 01, 2021
the shell of a man | Drew's Story pt 2
S2 Ep 014 : the shell of a man | Drew's Story [part 2]  On part 2 of our second episode of Season 2, we pick back up with our sit down with your favorite co-host Drew. Since coming on as co-host for season 2, we thought it would be a great idea to tell his story.....and here is the second part and conclusion to his story. Drew picks right back up where we left off. Right in the middle of his downward spiral while amassing over a whopping 158 arrests. If you didn’t catch our previous episode definitely go back and take a listen before hitting play on this one.  +Follow Drew on Instagram : https://instagram.com/dawgbiscuit82?igshid=13eod940az1pc  +Watch this episode on Youtube:https://youtu.be/qB6Zd8huBSU  +Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
01:22:15
January 04, 2021
the shell of a man | Drew's Story pt 1
S2 Ep 014 : the shell of a man | Drew's Story [part 1] On our second episode of Season 2, we sit down with your favorite co-host Drew. Long time listeners of the show may remember Drew from early in Season 1 [episode 4] as he talked about his personal experience with Relapse. Since coming on as co-host for season 2, we thought it would be a great idea to tell the rest of his story.....well part 1 of his story anyway.  Drew takes us deep into his story that truly starts from birth. A story that is full of one's continuous struggle with identity, purpose, grief and even anger. Take all those and mix in years of drug abuse you have the perfect storm that strips away everything and leaves only the shell of a man.  +Follow Drew on Instagram : https://instagram.com/dawgbiscuit82?igshid=13eod940az1pc +Watch this episode on Youtube: https://youtu.be/XDqhCSh0X5A +Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
01:01:46
December 07, 2020
the wound is the gift | Shauna’s Story
S2 Ep 013 : the wound is the gift | Shauna’s Story. Welcome back Recovery Fam! Thanks for checking out this first episode of Season 2 with the amazing, Shauna Wade. Get ready for a staggering and thrilling journey that takes us off the beaten path of recovery. Did you know that over 80% of people with a opioid addiction, started with a legitimate prescription for a legitimate medical issue? And that is exactly the situation Shauna had found herself in. A legitimate prescription to control legitimate pain sustained from a wreck. That was when Shauna found herself completely submerged into the prescription opioid epidemic that had saturated post- Katrina Mississippi. Shauna, your ordinary soccer mom, was soon in unfamiliar territory as DEA agents surrounded her car and had her face down in a parking lot in Hattiesburg, MS in August of 2008. Her opioid addiction had spiraled out of control and had landed her into forging prescriptions throughout South Mississippi. But through those wounds came the gift of a second chance that she spends helping others lost in addiction. Follow Shauna on Instagram : https://instagram.com/shauna.wade?igshid=27zebfwz1z4m •Watch this episode on YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFKPrejFa1m8ZP4QacZny9g •Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
01:14:36
November 02, 2020
Rockbottom ² | Heidi’s Story
Ep 012 : Rockbottom ²  | Heidi’s Story The final episode of Season 1 ends with speical guest, Heidi Busche. Heidi is the author of “Relationship Ready” and Host of The Relationship Ready Podcast. Heidi talks about her lifelong struggles with alcohol and her continuous relationship mistakes inside addiction and also inside sobriety. Heidi shares her powerful story of the transformative power of pain and not only 1 rock bottom but 2! Follow Heidi on Instagram : https://instagram.com/honeyb52?igshid=1makwm171h1g3 •Listen to Heidi‘s Podcast : https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-relationship-ready-podcast-with-heidi-b/id1495853211?i=1000486586950 •Grab a copy of Heidi’s book on Amazon : https://www.amazon.com/Relationship-Ready-Stopped-Cupcaking-Soulmate/dp/0578557746  •Check out the Relationship Ready Online Course : https://heidibusche.podia.com/ •Watch this episode on YouTube :  •Email us to share your story on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
48:02
September 07, 2020
into the wilderness | Tim’s Story
Ep 011 : into the wilderness | Tim’s Story  On this episode of Unashamed Recovery, we are joined by Timothy Reigle. Recovery Author of “10 Steps to Living Porn Free” & owner of men’s blog  “into the wilderness :  https://intothewildernessblog.com/email-signup/ Timothy shares a his own story inside every man’s battle...an all too common addiction that is so wide spread across our country but yet it is treated as uncommon. Timothy struggles with and overcame a 15 year porn addiction. This is his story and his journey into the wilderness.  •Check out Timothys latest blog : https://intothewildernessblog.com/coaching/ •and his free E-Book here  : https://t.co/wC9qukKAML •Go follow him on twitter for more daily recovery content : https://twitter.com/TimothyReigle?s=12 •Watch on YouTube : https://youtu.be/5k-diPrfsI8 •Listen to the episode and check out all our links to podcast episodes and more here: https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery  •Email us to be on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
43:40
August 03, 2020
chasing peace | Katie’s Story
Ep 010 : chasing peace | Katie’s Story On this episode of Unashamed Recovery, we are joined by Katie O.  of : https://usefulhumanapparel.com  Katie shares a powerful story of overcoming a lifetime of addiction that took her deeper down the rabbit hole than she ever that was possible; and how she is now living a life in successful recovery. Get your tissues ready for this one as Katie takes us on a unfiltered and brutally honest ride into her past. It’s gritty, it’s dirty, it’s real and it’s raw. It’s sure to tug on your heart strings as Katie gets vulnerable on her journey to sobriety from a chaotic lifetime of chasing peace.  **WARNING : Viewer Discretion is Advised. This Episode Contains Strong Language & Adult Content That Could Be A Trigger.**  Check out Katie’s website : https://usefulhumanapparel.com  and go follow her great Instagram account for more daily recovery content : https://instagram.com/onbecomingausefulhuman?igshid=jfcabtzyuozp  Check out all our links to podcast episodes and more here: https://linktr.ee/unashamedrecovery  Watch this episode on YouTube : https://youtu.be/UyHO3eTqai4  Email us to be on the show : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
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July 08, 2020
paths to recovery | Dan Caldwell
Ep 009 : paths to recovery with guest Dan Caldwell of Caldwell Counseling Center in Houston, TX. Join us as we discuss the different ways one can achieve sobriety. This is our first episode to include video of the interview, watch it here: https://youtu.be/WPIvB5zt6NQ Find Dan on Twitter and on his website : https://caldwellcounselingcenter.net/
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June 01, 2020
bad company corrupts good character | Summer’s Story
Episode 008 | Summer’s Story. Summer gives us a inside look at her remarkable story of hope. From overcoming a relentless meth addiction to now being in a supervisor role at her local hospital. There is hope in the darkest of battles. *original publish date 5/1/20*
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May 13, 2020
change
Episode 007 | Change. Josh gets vulnerable and gives a personal experience with change. And not the change you would expect to hear about on a Recovery Podcast.
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April 06, 2020
small compromises | Jason’s Story
Ep 006 | Jason’s Story. Jason with the Soberholic podcast tells his incredible story of giving into small compromise after small compromise that eventually led to even bigger problems with drugs and alcohol. Check out the Soberholic Podcast : https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/soberholic-podcast/id1454463320?i=1000473495708
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March 02, 2020
sponsor
Ep 005 | Sponsor. If you are fairly new to the recovery world, it’s a safe bet that somewhere along the line you have heard the term “sponsor”. Recovery can be a scary place to a new comer and what better way to get off to a good start than by getting a sponsor. In this episode Josh talks about the ins and outs of what a sponsor is, what to look for and how to be a sponsor.
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February 03, 2020
relapse
Ep 004 | Relapse. Special Episode Guest Drew gives his first hand experience with a familiar recovery topic, RELAPSE.
23:48
January 06, 2020
denial
Ep 003 | denial. Are you in denial? Are you sure? In this episode Josh goes through the different denial patterns and how you can recognize them to pull yourself or a loved one out of addiction. *original publish date 12/2/19*
23:25
December 02, 2019
what is recovery?
Ep 002 | what is recovery? Do you feel like staying in addiction is your only choice? You do have a way out. It’s called recovery. Today’s episode Josh discusses the different recovery and treatment options that are available to you or your loved one that is in addiction.
31:56
November 05, 2019
introduction
Ep 001 | introduction. Welcome Recovery Family! This first episode is a short introduction to the Unashamed Recovery Podcast and what you can expect from future episodes as well as a brief talk about the shame that accompanies addiction and recovery. Hope you enjoy. Share with your friends. Send us a email : unashamedpodcast@yahoo.com
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October 04, 2019