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The Courage to Change is a podcast for anyone who is interested in or curious about recovery. Since our launch in 2019, we’ve shared more than 100 recovery stories.

We release new episodes every Tuesday (and occasionally on Thursday) featuring people in all stages of recovery from substance abuse, eating disorders, grief and loss, childhood trauma, and other life changing experiences. Get started today by exploring episodes by topic.

recovery by substance

+ alcohol

S4 E149 | Andrea Ashley: “Adult Child” Host on Embracing the Sh*tshow

S4 E150 | Elizabeth Sockolov: Meditation Helped Me Stop Hating Myself

S4 E151 | Person Irresponsible: Walking Across America in 4th Year of Sobriety

S4 E152 | Casey McGuire Davidson: Hope for Busy Women with “Hello Someday” host

S4 E153 | Chris Howe: Firefighter Challenges Addiction and Trauma Stigma

S4 E155 | Danny Hudgins: Finding Sobriety After 12 Years of Relapse

S4 E158 | Dr. Constance Scharff: Releasing Trauma From Body Tissue

S4 E159 | Nathan Morales: Sober Attorney on Stopping Work Stigma

S4 E161 | Alison: Formerly Addicted Talks Getting Sober and Licensed

S4 E163 | Dane Ensley: Three Generations of Addiction and Recovery

S4 E164 | Amy Farnan: Getting Sober With Lionrock After Losing Custody

S4 E169 | Ryan Dusick: Maroon 5 Drummer on Alcoholism and Finding a New Purpose

S4 E176 | Sonya Johnson Losing Her Family in Addiction and Getting it Back in Sobriety

S4 E177 | Judy Wilson: Glitz, Glamour and God: A Recovery Story Fit For The Movies

S4 E178 | Dr. Alison Tarlow: Hope For Families With An Addicted Loved One

S4 E180 | Adam Banks: Sober Pilot On Addiction And Flying On 9/11

S4 E184 | Annie McDonnell: Hiding Her Alcoholism In The Wine Industry

S4 E187 | Tait Fletcher: Life Lessons And Recovering From A Traumatic Brain Injury

+ cocaine

S1 E1 | Ashley Loeb Blassingame: Get To Know Your Host, Ashley Loeb Blassingame!

S4 E148 | Parham Nematollah: Prenatal Bomb Shelters and Anxiety

S4 E150 | Elizabeth Sockolov: Meditation Helped Me Stop Hating Myself

S4 E163 | Dane Ensley: Three Generations of Addiction and Recovery

S4 E176 | Sonya Johnson: Losing Her Family in Addiction and Getting it Back in Sobriety

S4 E177 | Judy Wilson: Glitz, Glamour and God: A Recovery Story Fit For The Movies

S4 E180 | Adam Banks: Sober Pilot On Addiction And Flying On 9/11

+ heroin

S1 E1 | Ashley Loeb Blassingame: Get To Know Your Host, Ashley Loeb Blassingame!

S4 E146 | Roland Williams: Recovery for Everyone

S4 E153 | Chris Howe: Firefighter Challenges Addiction and Trauma Stigma

S4 E159 | Nathan Morales: Sober Attorney on Stopping Work Stigma

S4 E161 | Alison: Formerly Addicted Talks Getting Sober and Licensed

S4 E171 | Nicole and Joe Ascanio: Losing a Brother to Fentanyl

+ meth

S4 E157 | Justin White: Saved by EMDR After Son Drowned in Empty Pool

S4 E159 | Nathan Morales: Sober Attorney on Stopping Work Stigma

S4 E176 | Sonya Johnson: Losing Her Family in Addiction and Getting it Back in Sobriety

+ prescription medication

S4 E160 | Matthew Bocchi: Searching for a Father Lost on September 11th

S4 E168 | Amy LeClair: Gymnast Overcomes Abuse, Addiction and OCD

+ stories of early SUD recovery

S4 E152 | Casey McGuire Davidson: Hope for Busy Women with “Hello Someday” host

eating disorders

+ anorexia

+ binge eating disorder

+ bulimia

+ multiple eating disorders

S1 E4 | Brittney Carbone: From Binge Drinking and Binge Eating to Sobriety and Peak Fitness

other forms of addiction

+ compulsive shopping

+ gambling

+ pornography addiction

S4 E182 | Kylene Terhune: Recovering From Her Husband’s $100k Cybersex Addiction

+ self-harm

+ sex addiction

grief & loss

+ grief, loss, & death

S4 E157 | Justin White: Justin White:

S4 E160 | Matthew Bocchi: Searching for a Father Lost on September 11th

S4 E164 | Amy Farnan: Getting Sober With Lionrock After Losing Custody

S4 E169 | Ryan Dusick: Maroon 5 Drummer on Alcoholism and Finding a New Purpose

S4 E173 | Desiree Moore: Recovery After Daughter Murdered By Ex-Husband

S4 E177 | Judy Wilson: Glitz, Glamour and God: A Recovery Story Fit For The Movies

S4 E179 | Iman Gatti: How One Woman Healed After Seeing Her Mother Murdered

S4 E181 | Jessica Buchanan: Kidnapped By Somali Pirates And Rescued By SEAL Team Six

S4 E187 | Tait Fletcher: Life Lessons And Recovering From A Traumatic Brain Injury

+ grief after loss from an overdose

S4 E171 | Nicole and Joe Ascanio: Losing a Brother to Fentanyl

S4 E185 | Vanessa Hurr and Lacie Hamilton: How KAP Relieved Her Sadness

additional topics

+ adoption

+ adult children of dysfunctional families

S4 E149 | Andrea Ashley: “Adult Child” Host on Embracing the Sh*tshow

S4 E172 | Lacie Hamilton: Unlearning Messages From An Abusive Mother

+ celebrities & influencers in recovery

S4 E152 | Casey McGuire Davidson: Hope for Busy Women with “Hello Someday” host

S4 E169 | Ryan Dusick: Maroon 5 Drummer on Alcoholism and Finding a New Purpose

S4 E181 | Jessica Buchanan: Kidnapped By Somali Pirates And Rescued By SEAL Team Six

+ domestic violence

S4 E164 | Amy Farnan: Getting Sober With Lionrock After Losing Custody

S4 E167 | Jessica: Creating Community for Domestic Violence Survivors

S4 E176 | Sonya Johnson: Losing Her Family in Addiction and Getting it Back in Sobriety

S4 E177 | Judy Wilson: Glitz, Glamour and God: A Recovery Story Fit For The Movies

+ family perspective

S4 E171 | Nicole and Joe Ascanio: Losing a Brother to Fentanyl

S4 E178 | Dr. Alison Tarlow: Hope For Families With An Addicted Loved One

S4 E182 | Kim Muench: Ask the Expert: Parent Coach On Supporting An Addicted Child

S4 E185 | Vanessa Hurr and Lacie Hamilton: How KAP Relieved Her Sadness

+ incarceration

+ LGBTQIA+

S4 E161 | Alison: Formerly Addicted Talks Getting Sober and Licensed

S4 E164 | Amy Farnan: Getting Sober With Lionrock After Losing Custody

S4 E170 | Chris Tompkins: Raising LGBTQ Allies and Battling HIV Stigma

S4 E180 | Adam Banks: Sober Pilot On Addiction And Flying On 9/11

+ medication assisted treatment (MAT)

+ narcissim & narcissistic abuse

+ parenting in recovery

S4 E152 | Casey McGuire Davidson: Hope for Busy Women with “Hello Someday” host

S4 E164 | Amy Farnan: Getting Sober With Lionrock After Losing Custody

S4 E176 | Sonya Johnson: Losing Her Family in Addiction and Getting it Back in Sobriety

+ sexual abuse & assault

S4 E158 | Dr. Constance Scharff: Releasing Trauma From Body Tissue

S4 E160 | Matthew Bocchi: Searching for a Father Lost on September 11th

S4 E167 | Jessica: Creating Community for Domestic Violence Survivors

S4 E168 | Amy LeClair: Gymnast Overcomes Abuse, Addiction and OCD

S4 E172 | Lacie Hamilton: Unlearning Messages From An Abusive Mother

S4 E173 | Desiree Moore: Recovery After Daughter Murdered By Ex-Husband

S4 E176 | Sonya Johnson: Losing Her Family in Addiction and Getting it Back in Sobriety

S4 E179 | Iman Gatti: How One Woman Healed After Seeing Her Mother Murdered

S4 E186 | Dr. Kate Balestrieri: Ask The Expert: Reclaiming Your Sex Life After Trauma

+ suicide & suicidal ideation

S4 E150 | Elizabeth Sockolov: Meditation Helped Me Stop Hating Myself

S4 E153 | Chris Howe: Firefighter Challenges Addiction and Trauma Stigma

S4 E156 | Tim Lodgen: Sobriety Unlocks Effective Bipolar Treatment for Vet

S4 E161 | Alison: Formerly Addicted Talks Getting Sober and Licensed

S4 E168 | Amy LeClair: Gymnast Overcomes Abuse, Addiction and OCD

S4 E179 | Iman Gatti: How One Woman Healed After Seeing Her Mother Murdered

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