The Bubble Hour S8E32 Dennis Berry

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Dennis Berry is a life coach in Colorado who has been working with people worldwide for over 15 years.  His expertise is in Addiction Recovery for men. He has firsthand experience, having been sober since April 8, 2003. His journey in sobriety and recovery from drug abuse has helped him find his mission in life, which is to help others on their journey through sobriety and achieve inner peace and success in every area of their lives.

Dennis knows what it is like to be helpless and hopeless with no positive direction. He was able to climb out of the gutter and transform his life and he spends his life helping others do the same. Connect with Dennis and learn more at www.dennisberry.com.

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The Bubble Hour S8E31 Kate Russell

The Bubble Hour S8E31 Kate Russell

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Kate grew up in a household with two alcoholic parents who constantly subjected her to neglect and abuse. Much as she swore she would never follow in their footsteps, the pain she carried in her heart called for escape and she turned to drugs and alcohol as a teen. Over her 9 years of sobriety, Kate has been working on a memoir that is now available. Visit www.KateRussellAuthor.com to learn more about her book, Down the Rabbit Hole: A Memoir of Abuse, Addiction and Recovery.

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The Bubble Hour S8E29 Ben Heldfond

S8 E29 Ben Heldfond

After 25 years of freedom from heroine addiction, Ben realizes that his sobriety has the power to transform every aspect of his life. When he and his wife divorced, he used the principles of recovery to examine his role in the breakdown of the marriage and shifted from anger and resentment into a solution-seeking frame of mind.

Ben and his ex-wife Nikki DeBartolo wrote about the experience in their book, Our Happy Divorce.

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The Bubble Hour S8E28 Listener Q&A with Jean

S8E28 Listener Q&A with Jean

Topics discussed in response to questions from listeners include:

  • OCD/BFRB (body-focussed repetitive behaviours)
  • What happens if a former podcast guest relapses?
  • Former co-hosts
  • Staying creative
  • Shedding anonymity
  • A few poems about recovery from The Ember Ever There by Jean McCarthy

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The Bubble Hour S8E26 Erica C. Barnett

The Bubble Hour S8E26 Erica C. Barnett

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A must-listen episode for anyone struggling to understand chronic relapse.

Erica C. Barnett had her first sip of alcohol when she was thirteen, and she quickly developed a taste for drinking to oblivion with her friends. In her late twenties, her addiction became inescapable. Volatile relationships, blackouts, and unsuccessful stints in detox defined her life.

By the time she was in her late thirties, Erica Barnett had run the gauntlet of alcoholism. She had recovered and relapsed time and again, but after each new program or detox center would find herself far from rehabilitated. “Rock bottom,” Barnett writes, “is a lie.” It is always possible, she learned, to go lower than your lowest point. She found that the terms other alcoholics used to describe the trajectory of their addiction–“rock bottom” and “moment of clarity”–and the mottos touted by Alcoholics Anonymous, such as “let go and let God” and “you’re only as sick as your secrets”–didn’t correspond to her experience and could actually be detrimental.

With remarkably brave and vulnerable writing, Barnett expands on her personal story to confront the dire state of addiction in America, the rise of alcoholism in American women in the last century, and the lack of rehabilitation options available to addicts. At a time when opioid addiction is a national epidemic and one in twelve Americans suffers from alcohol abuse disorder, Quitter is essential reading for our age and an ultimately hopeful story of Barnett’s own hard-fought path to sobriety.

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The Bubble Hour S8E23 Lucy Hall

The Bubble Hour S8E23 Lucy Hall

Her mother died of alcoholism when she was six and left behind seven children some of whom later lost their lives to substance abuse. The impression her mother left in her life inspired Lucy to reach out to women who suffer from addiction and women with children. She desired to help bridge the gap from troubled lives and help women become independent and self-sufficient. Today, her dream has become a reality with Mary Hall Freedom House (MHFH), named in memory of her mother. Through a community of sisterhood, Lucy coaches women to free themselves from the past and live every day for the future. Over 10,000 women and children have achieved recovery through Mary Hall Freedom House since founded in 1996; by empowering them to end the cycle of generational addiction, poverty and homelessness.

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The Bubble Hour E8E22 Amanda Eyre Ward and Jardine Libaire

The Bubble Hour S8E22 Amanda Eyre Ward and Jardine Libaire

The Sober Lush authors Amanda Eyre Ward and Jardine Libaire share their personal stories of recovery and explain how their friendship unfolded into a writing partnership. The Sober Lush is not your average recovery memoir, but a collection of essays and reflections on how life’s beauty and decadence can be heightened by sobriety.

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The Sober Lush by Amanda Eyre Ward and Jardine Libaire
The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward
Here Kitty Kitty by Jardine Libaire
Endings Beginnings Movie, screenplay by Jardine Libaire

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