Stories of Recovery | Alcoholism, Addiction & 12 Step Spirituality

Stories of Recovery | Alcoholism, Addiction & 12 Step Spirituality


Latest Episodes

Ep 56: How I Learned Self-Acceptance
May 21, 2020

Self-acceptance is an important part of recovery. Growing up gay in a community where that wasn’t accepted, Keith W. felt flawed—like something was wrong with him. When he found drugs...

Ep 55: A Scholarship Helped Me Come Back
May 05, 2020

In this episode we hear from Nicole T., a medical professional who went through MARR when she was 19 years old, long before her career started. Later, as her career...

Ep 54: How a Parent’s Addiction Can Affect the Children
April 07, 2020

What are some of the specific ways a parent’s addiction affects the lives of their children? How do parents who are in recovery start to rebuild the family’s home life?...

Ep 53: Prayer and Connection During COVID-19
March 26, 2020

What is the role of prayer in recovery? What if I’m not religious, or don’t even believe in God?  Can prayer help me in uncertain times? Can it help me...

Ep 52: The Risks of Vaping
March 03, 2020

At MARR, we do not specifically address nicotine dependence as part of our program of treatment. Clients are permitted to smoke cigarettes, though they are not permitted to use e-cigarettes...

Ep 51: How Do I Know if I’m an Alcoholic?
March 03, 2020

Alison Broderick and Matt Erwin are both in long-term recovery, and they work together at MARR—Alison as the alumni coordinator and Matt as a long-time counselor and now business development...

Ep 50: Part 2 | I Didn’t Want to Live Anymore
February 11, 2020

When Matt R. was in treatment, his wife at the time was also in treatment separate from him. He describes the difficulty of focusing on his recovery and trying to...

Ep 49: Part 1 | I Didn’t Want to Live Anymore
February 06, 2020

Matt R. was ready to end his life, or so he thought. What he learned in treatment and the relationships he built there allowed him to take another path. He...

Ep 48: I Didn’t Know About Addiction or Mental Health
January 23, 2020

Tina C. had been abusing drugs since the age of 14, but she didn’t know anything about addiction. She was headed for prison when she was offered a last minute...

Ep 47: I Was Terrified of Treatment
December 19, 2019

This is a special podcast episode—our 2019 season finale. Sometimes we are fortunate enough to see things come full circle.  Grey was the first admission to MARR who told the...