Tune in to these podcasts during the many moods of early addiction recovery.
Quitting drugs or drinking is hard. And those early days, they're the hardest. Luckily, there's an endless array of tools to turn to when times get tough. One of those tools? Podcasts.
When craving hits... listen to:
Meditation Minis Podcast - Hypnotherapist Chel Hamilton walks you through meditations in 15 minutes or less. If you're having an uncomfortable, overwhelming experience (like craving), tuning in to a meditation instead is a great way to get through it. Find a few episodes you love, and you can turn back to them again and again.
When you feel like it's hopeless... listen to:
The SHAIR Podcast - Omar Pinto's gratitude for and excitement about recovery is contagious. If you're feeling setback and in need of a comeback, this is the podcast to walk you through it.
If you think you're the biggest screw-up out there... listen to:
Dopey: The Dark Comedy of Drug Addiction - Dopey is NOT a recovery podcast, but rather a war stories podcast. It's not for the faint of heart. If "What it was like" is your favorite part of 12-step meetings, or you're missing your using friends, then Dopey is a walk down the insane memory lane of drug use you might enjoy.
When you can't sleep... listen to:
Sleep With Me - Let Drew Ackerman lull you to sleep with his strangely hypnotic, rambling bedtime stories.
These four not doing it for you? There's a whole world of podcasts out there, with many specifically focused on addiction and recovery. Love one I didn't name? Let me know in the comments!
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Kali Lux is the Community Lead at Workit Health. She is also content writer and editor with a gift for breaking down big ideas into digestible bits. She loves to talk, write, and read recovery. Her short humor has been featured on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and her BA in English is from ASU.