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In this episode, Alison and Seth delve into a question that is frequently contemplated but seldom voiced in early recovery: Is there a suitable alternative? Discussing matters such as obsessive thoughts, preoccupation and addiction transference, the co-hosts dive deeper to explore what’s really behind the need for a substitute. The Recovery Coach Podcast is brought to you by The HopeQuest Ministry Group. For more information, please visit or call (678) 391-5950.
Alison and Seth are thrilled to kick off the inaugural episode of The H.O.P.E. Series (Hearing Other People's Experiences) – an ongoing edition of the show that highlights the experience, strength and hope of others in recovery. For the first time since launching "The Recovery Coach Podcast" in October 2021, the topic of 'family recovery' takes center stage. Jeanne and Jeff Schultz share their transformational journey as they moved from denial of their son's addiction to complete freedom, thanks to the support and wisdom they received from others who had walked the path before them.⁣ ⁣ Resources related to this episode:⁣ Al-Anon: Alateen: Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA): Families Anonymous (FA): "Lost and Found" by Jeff Schultz: What Are the Three Cs of Al-Anon? "Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption" by William Cope Moyers: "The Codependency Collection" by Melody Beattie: Comedian Mark Lundholm:
Why Am I So Mad?

Why Am I So Mad?


Anger is a natural human emotion. However, it is the only emotion that cannot exist on its own. In this episode, Alison and Seth discuss the driving forces behind anger – including fear, hurt and sadness – and the importance of finding healthy ways to express anger in recovery.⁣ ⁣ Mentioned in this episode:⁣ ⁣ Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone Anatomy of the Soul by Curt Thompson The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt 10th Step worksheet
Learning to navigate social activities in recovery is a common fear for many, especially in the early stages of change and transformation. In this episode, Alison and Seth discuss exciting adventures, new friendships, belly-laughter, and the “Rule #62” approach.⁣ ⁣ Resources mentioned in this episode:⁣⁣ ⁣ CLICK HERE for Rule #62.⁣ ⁣ "But we aren’t a glum lot.” (Alcoholics Anonymous, pg. 132)⁣
If you want to change the trajectory of your life, you must change your narrative first.⁣ ⁣ We see the world and those around us through a default lens setting, which is often based on childhood experiences, past traumas, and life-changing events. We try to make sense of our lives by unpacking and organizing memories into a story. Sadly, the story we believe to be factual, could not be further from the truth. ⁣ ⁣ In episode 9 of The Recovery Coach Podcast, Alison and Seth discuss the transformative power in changing the narrative and uncovering our true, God-given identity. While we cannot undo the past, we can begin to create a new story filled with growth, resilience and freedom.⁣ ⁣ Resources mentioned in this episode:⁣ ⁣ The Minimalist Podcast, episode #320, can be found here. ⁣ ⁣ FREE Enneagram Sampler Test can be found here.⁣ ⁣ A complete Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI) test ($12) can be found here.
Most of us have experienced F.O.M.O. (fear of missing out) at some point in our lives. For individuals in recovery, however, this particular fear can be a dangerous and slippery slope. In episode #7 of The Recovery Coach Podcast, Alison and Seth explore the psychology behind F.O.M.O., as well as offer simple tips to flip the script. "Dopamine Nation," written by Dr. Anna Lembke, can be purchased here.
The antithesis of resentment is forgiveness. In the second installment of “The Resentment Trap,” Seth and Alison discuss the courageous act of surrender; the power of forgiveness; and why we need the support of others to help us get there. Mother Teresa excerpt can be found here.
In the first episode of this two-part series, Seth and Alison explore the slippery slope of resentment, and how awareness and rigorous honesty are key ingredients in the healing process. We Are the Luckiest: Feelings Wheel can be found here. Resentment Prayer can be found here.
Seth and Alison shed light on one of recovery's key components: Connection. By sharing their own lived experience, as well as examples of peers whom they have supported, they discuss the healing power of community and human connection. Chuck C. diagram can be found here.
In this episode, Seth and Alison discuss a common topic as it relates to one’s relationship with alcohol. In true Seth-and-Alison fashion, the duo dives a little deeper by examining the 'why' behind a person's desire for controlled drinking.
In this episode, Alison Broderick and Seth Harris present five helpful tools for individuals in early recovery (and any stage of recovery, for that matter!). For more information about The Recovery Coach, please visit
In their very first episode, Alison Broderick and Seth Harris explore the basics of recovery coaching, peer support, and the individual recovery journey.  Links mentioned in this episode: “Know Your Why” - For more information about The Recovery Coach, please visit 
In episode #8 of The Recovery Coach Podcast, Alison and Seth review the term 'emotional sobriety,' and discuss why it might very well be the central, most important element to lasting recovery. CLICK HERE to read the late Bill W.'s article, Emotional Sobriety: The Next Frontier, published in A.A.'s Grapevine in January 1958. CLICK HERE to view DBT's Wise Mind diagram. CLICK HERE to read the St. Francis Prayer. CLICK HERE to purchase Father Richard Rohr's Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps. CLICK HERE to read a selection of Acceptance Was the Answer in the "Big Book" of Alcoholics Anonymous (pp. 417-420, 4th ed.).
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