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Seasons of Sobriety

How is life experienced after five, ten, 20 years of sobriety? What did it take to get there, and how do you keep complacency at bay from the safe, solid foundation of long-term recovery? Through engaging dialogue with recovering addicts and alcoholics in differing stages of recovery, host Howard M. walks listeners through various “seasons” of sobriety, and what it takes to persevere through fears, resentment, sadness and joy. We all plateau and must commit to perpetual progress; Seasons of Sobriety offers a refreshing rest stop on the endless road to recovery.

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Patti T. - Washington, D.C.

Patti has been sober since March 13, 1988.  Originally from North Carolina, Patti has learned to embrace recovery and the fellowship throughout her journey as she has traveled among many different cites.Takeaways from this episodeThe importance of getting a sponsor and fellowship when you move from one city to another.Using the experience and counsel of people when starting a new relationship.Being still cautious even with long-term sobriety.Embracing what others outside the program have to offer.Book Recommendation from Patti  (Links will open up in Amazon Reader)Drop the Rock - Bill P., Todd W., Sara S.Drop the Rock - The Ripple Effect - Fred H.Sober but Stuck - Dan F.Breathing Under Water - Richard RohrUse the link below if you would like to be a guest on the show or to make a recommendation.https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/contactIf you would like to make a donation, please use the link below.https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/donateA special thanks to Sound Devices for donating the MixPre-6 used to record portions of this episode.

1hr 18mins

9 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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Kate C. - Bordentown, NJ

Kate talks about some of the sacrifices she made to take care of her mother as she battled her last days with cancer.  She also talks about dealing with some other losses that many people experience later on in their sobriety.  She also knows that surrender means that her success in recovery may be as a result of some of the "best decisions she never made".Enjoy!!Use the link below if you would like to be a guest on the show or to make a recommendation.https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/contactIf you would like to make a donation, please use the link below.https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/donateBook recommended by Kate in this episode:The Power of Now

54mins

7 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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Bryant S - Asheville, NC

After speaking with Bryant I got insight into relationships on many levels.  I think you will find it useful to hear about one of the tools he uses as part of his recovery which is to rely on the guidance of an Al-Anon Sponsor and be a member of that program.  Another take away I had from his story is how much help and understanding is needed to help our fellow alcoholics and addicts who are confined to the prison system.Use the link below if you would like to be a guest on the show or to make a recommendation.https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/contactOr email us at podcast@seasonsofsobriety.comIf you would like to make a donation, please use the link below.https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/donateMusic contribution from The Hitmaker - Nicholas Markos

59mins

4 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Scott H. - Baltimore, MD

This is an interview with Scott H.  I have known him since 1996.  His sobriety date is November 25 1994.  We met when I lived in the Baltimore area and we formed wonderful sponsorship relationship as well as a solid friendship thereafter.  His message is one of honesty and integrity.  His story leaves an inspirational mark on my recovery.Music contribution from The Hitmaker - Nicholas MarkosIf you would like to be a guest or know someone who would, please contact us at podcast@seasonsofsobriety.com

52mins

4 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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Early Recovery Workshop Part One

This episode features a workshop where I joined some good friends of mine at a local recovery center where we had a chance to speak to an audience of folks who are in early recovery.  This is Part 1.Use the link below if you would like to be a guest on the show or to make a recommendation.https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/contactIf you would like to make a donation, please use the link below.https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/donateMatt Talbot Retreat Movementhttp://matttalbotretreats.orgMusic contribution from The Hitmaker - Nicholas Markos

1hr 2mins

4 Sep 2019

Rank #5

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Denis D - Hillsborough, NJ

Denis has been sober since January 23, 1996.Takeaways from this episodeDealing with family members, especially children, after being sober for many years.Turning your children's will and life over to the care of God as "they" understand God.Defining your "Cowboy Jacket" moment.Helping people in treatment and the rewards of service work.Book Recommendation from DenisSermon on the Mount - Emmet FoxWhat is the Bible - Rob BellUse the link below if you would like to be a guest on the show or to make a recommendation.https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/contactIf you would like to make a donation, please use the link below.https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/donateA special thanks to Sound Devices for donating the MixPre-6 used to record portions of this episode.

1hr 46mins

8 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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Karen C - Morris County, NJ

I met Karen at a local Big Book study meeting where I found out that there were others who shared my vision as to how best to work with the book book in a group setting.In the years since she has been instrumental in starting a big book meeting as well as traveling around the Mid-Atlantic region sharing her version of emotional sobriety.Enjoy!!Book Recommendation from KarenThe Steps We Took - Joe McQUse the link below if you would like to be a guest on the show or to make a recommendation.https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/contactIf you would like to make a donation, please use the link below.https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/donateA special thanks to Sound Devices for donating the MixPre-6 used to record portions of this episode.

58mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Chris D. - Northern NJ

This episode features Chris D from Northern New Jersey.  Chris has been sober since October 11, 2011.  I think you will smile inside after hearing how he describes the feeling you get after taking Steps 4 and 5.  He also has a provocative insight on being married prior to getting sober vs. after.Chris's Bio and articles can be found using the link below:Christopher D - The Fix.comRecommended book by Chris: The Zen of RecoveryUse the link below if you would like to be a guest on the show or to make a recommendation.https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/contactIf you would like to make a donation, please use the link below.https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/donateMatt Talbot Retreat Movementhttp://matttalbotretreats.org

58mins

4 Jul 2019

Rank #8

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Sharon - Morris County NJ

This episode features Sharon from Morris County, New Jersey.  Sharon has been sober since June 30, 2005.  Her insight from utilizing the book "Drop the Rock" later in her recovery journey was very enlightening.  Enjoy!!Use the link below if you would like to be a guest on the show or to make a recommendation.https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/contactIf you would like to make a donation, please use the link below.https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/donateMatt Talbot Retreat Movementhttp://matttalbotretreats.orgMusic contribution from The Hitmaker - Nicholas MarkosBooks recommended by Sharon in this episode:LitWhere the Crawdads SingTuesdays with MorrieFive People You Will Meet in Heaven

58mins

4 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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Early Recovery Workshop Conclusion

This episode features a workshop where I joined some good friends of mine at a local recovery center where we had a chance to speak to an audience of folks who are in early recovery.  This is Part 2 (Conclusion)Use the link below if you would like to be a guest on the show or to make a recommendation.https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/contactIf you would like to make a donation, please use the link below.https://www.seasonsofsobriety.com/donateMatt Talbot Retreat Movementhttp://matttalbotretreats.orgMusic contribution from The Hitmaker - Nicholas MarkosSound equipment provided by Sound Devices.

58mins

4 Oct 2019

Rank #10