Four Podcasts To Talk You Through Tough Times In Early Recovery

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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!

Happy listening!


As Workit Health’s Head of Marketing, Kali Lux leans in to the culture gap between addiction, recovery, and medicine. She’s interested in finding solutions that work for substance users better than drinking or drugging does, and believes Workit is one of them. She’s written extensively on her own experience through addiction into long-term recovery. You can connect with her on Twitter @kalireadsbooks.

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