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Mike and Nat are two middle-aged suburban dads wrestling with addiction and recovery while trying to juggle home life, work, and staying sober. Listen as they discuss current topics in the recovery community including 12 Step, alternative addiction recovery and the newest medical research . Listen to the guys talk about their daily struggle to maintain their recovery and anonymity in the world of soccer moms and PTA meetings. If the neighbors only knew...
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RMA 132: The Suki Jones Interview Join us this week on RMA, where we engage in a candid conversation with Suki Jones, author of the addiction and recovery memoir "Sea, Swallow Me." Suki takes us through her personal journey, detailing her experiences with drug addiction while juggling the responsibilities of motherhood and a career in modeling duri…
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Nat Turns Six! Long Term Sobriety and Getting Your Marbles Back As we celebrate Nat’s remarkable milestone of six years of sobriety, we explore the personal journey of rebuilding one's identity and maintaining relationships in long-term recovery. We also discuss the challenges and triumphs of redefining oneself post-addiction, from the metaphorical…
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Beyond the Surface: Scuba Danny's Dive into Dry January, and Rethinking Your Own Relationship With Alcohol In our first episode of 2024 Mike sits down with his old pal Scuba Danny. Danny, currently navigating the waters of Dry January, shares his candid experiences and reflections on this temporary voyage of abstinence, despite having no plans to g…
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Deck the Halls with Hope and Healing: The RMA Christmas Recovery Special Welcome to the RMA Christmas Special! Join us as we dive into the spirit of the season while continuing to plumb the outer limits of the recovery universe for content and laughs. We play some listener voice-mails, tell a few bad jokes, and reflect on the ghosts of Christmases …
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Breaking Balls and Beliefs: Unpacking Dock Ellis' LSD No-Hitter and Discussing the Outer Limits of Harm Reduction In this week’s episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages, Mike and Nat dive into the remarkable world of MJB pitcher Dock Ellis with a review of "No No: A Dockumentary." This episode takes a closer look at Ellis's infamous no-hitter while …
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Episode 127: Cult-ivating Sobriety- Reviewing Love Has Won and it’s Boozy Leader In this week’s episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages, Mike and Nat do an in-depth review of the documentary "Love Has Won: The Cult of Mother God," now streaming on Max. Our hosts explore the captivating and often troubling world of the Love Has Won cult, discussing t…
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Episode 126: An Attitude of Gratitude-The RMA Thanksgiving Special! Just in time for Thanksgiving, RMA brings you a special episode focused on gratitude. As we approach the festive time, it's important to remember the role of gratitude in our recovery journey. In this episode, we do a deep dive into understanding the power of thankfulness and its t…
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Episode 125: Recovery News Roundup: Sober Companions, Xylazine Alert, Poly-Addiction Trends and the West Coast Monkster Mash! It’s an extended version of Recovery in the News! We kick off the discussion with an look into the concept of sober companions and their growing importance in the journey towards sobriety, (if you have enough money). The con…
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Episode 124: A Monkster's Tale: Zed's Journey from Cannabis to Clarity This week Mike and Nat welcome Zed to the podcast to tell his story of his weed and alcohol addiction, and his recovery through the 12 steps. Zed began smoking weed and drinking in college and things quickly got out of hand. A speeding arrest, coupled with the impending arrival …
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Episode 123: RMA Interview: Dave Smith-The Dharma of Addiction and Recovery This week Mike and Nat welcome Dave Smith to the podcast to discuss Buddhism, recovery, and the dharma of your life. Dave is an internationally recognized Buddhist meditation teacher, addiction treatment specialist, and published author. His background is rooted in the Insi…
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Episode 122: Recovery 101-Sober October and Other Scary Recovery Concepts It’s back to basics this week, as Mike and Nat talk about how to have a successful Sober October and how to use the popular challenge as a way to springboard forward into a more lasting recovery. Also, Nat is back from Dopey Con IV and he gives a full report, and Mike takes t…
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Episode 121: Recovery Gold-Hoarding Your Addiction Mike and Nat dig deep into the recovery topic token bag and pull out some conversation starters. Is there a positive way to look at self-centeredness? Do you need faith and spiritual awakenings to recover? How is the recovery journey like the plot of the Hobbit? We also catch up with Ryan and read …
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RMA Episode 120: Fentanyl Fall-Drug Policy and More! An RMA News Special Last week, a tragic incident occurred at a daycare center in New York, where a child died due to a suspected fentanyl overdose after being exposed to the drug concealed within the facility. Meanwhile, across the country in Oregon, the state grapples with the repercussions of p…
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RMA Episode 119: Recovery Boys-An RMA Back to School Special! This week Mike and Nat do an in-depth review of the Netflix special Recovery Boys. Recovery Boys is a Netflix documentary directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon. The documentary, which was released in 2018, follows the journey of four young men as they attempt to rebuild their lives and re…
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RMA Episode 118: Painkiller Review-A Kick in the Sacklers And we’re back! Season 4 kicks off with a discussion of the Netflix docu-drama Painkiller. Does the world need another re-telling of the Oxy-Contin story? Tune in to find out. PLUS, we listen to some hotline voice-mails, talk about what we did on our summer vacations, and share the sad story…
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RMA Episode 117: The Highs and Lows of Pharmaceutical Meth: A Candid Dive into “Take Your Pills'" In this week’s episode of the Recovery in the Middle Ages Podcast, Mike and Nat dissect the thought-provoking Netflix documentary, "Take Your Pills." This 2018 documentary delves into the world of Adderall and other stimulants, exploring their widespre…
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RMA-Episode 116: Allan B-From Chaos to Clarity in Long-Term Sobriety In this week’s episode of the "Recovery in the Middle Ages" Mike and Nat continue the Meet a Monkster theme and have a sit-down with Allan B, the Grand Wizard of Monksterhaven. Allan's vivid anecdotes of coming of age in the mid-late 1970s paint a compelling narrative that bridges…
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RMA-Episode 115: From Monkster to Master: Unraveling the Kratom Knot with Charlie X In this week's episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages, hosts Mike and Nat interview Charlie X, a long-time participant on the Monkster Discord and host of the Kratom Sobriety Podcast. Charlie opens up about his journey towards recovery from alcohol use disorder, he …
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RMA-Episode 114: Bouncing Back: Chris Herron's Memoir "Basketball Junkie," and Queen Liz of Monksterhaven Joins Us! This week, hosts Mike and Nat are thrilled to have a chat with Liz S, our longtime listener and the first guest on our new segment, “Meet a Monkster”. Plus, we take a deep dive into the addiction memoir, "Basketball Junkie." Liz S, ha…
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RMA-Episode 113: From Addiction’s Trance to Recovery’s Dance: A Discussion of Alcohol, Addiction and Public Policy with Grant Boyken Grant is back! Join us as the OG Monkster and creator of the popular website, soberliningsplaybook.com, shares his insights on the current public policy issues surrounding drug and alcohol addiction, and catches us up…
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RMA-Episode 112: Is Addiction a Conscious Choice? Do we choose to use? In this week’s episode of RMA, Mike and Nat delve into the complex and often contentious debate surrounding addiction: Is it a choice? A disease? Something else? They'll explore the arguments on both sides, drawing on scientific studies, insights from addiction research, and a c…
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RMA-Episode 111: From Frazzled to Balanced: A Guide to Finding Serenity in Sobriety In this week’s episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages, we explore Nat's harrowing tale of experiencing a seizure on his journey to Washington, prompting an urgent evaluation of his diet and stress levels by his doctor. Join us as we delve into practical tips and tri…
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RMA-Episode 110: Fentanyl Follies: The Not-So-Funny Side of Misguided Drug Policies In this action-packed episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages, we delve into the perplexing world of recent legislation that's beefing up criminal penalties for fentanyl dealers. But are these laws actually helpful, or are they just a rehash of the failed War on Drug…
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RMA-Episode 109: Xanax Shenanigans: A Prescription for Disaster This week on RMA, we review the 2022 documentary film Take your Pills: Xanax, currently streaming on Netflix. We also dive deep into the world of Xanax and benzodiazepine abuse, discussing the history, widespread use, and the challenges presented by aggressive pharmaceutical marketing …
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RMA-Episode 108 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 108: Jiva G's Journey: Bhakti Recovery and the Power of Spiritual Transformation. Hare Krishna! In this week’s episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages, Mike and Nat are joined by Jiva G, creator of the Bhakti Recovery movement. Jiva shares her story of growing up in New York in the punk rock era, her addiction…
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RMA-Episode 107 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 107: To Live and Die in LA-This week Mike and Nat review the recovery memoirs The Los Angeles Diaries and This River by author James Brown. Plagued by the suicides of both his siblings, and heir to alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, and economic ruin, James Brown lived a life clouded by addiction, broken promis…
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RMA-Episode 106 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 106: The Mysterious Disappearance of Beau Mann. Beau Mann, the 38 year-old founder of Sober Grid, disappeared from a Los Angeles neighborhood on November 30, 2021 and hasn’t been seen since. Mike and Nat go over the case and discuss what is known about Mann’s movements in the hours prior to his disappearance.…
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RMA-Episode 105 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 105: Skid Row Recovery. If you find yourself using drugs in a place like the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, a guy like Scott Mannheimer is someone you want in your corner. Kensington is a notorious skid row, where it is common to find addicts shooting up in broad daylight, hunched over in a stupor o…
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RMA-Episode 104 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 104: It’s Time for Dopey! This week Dave M., host of the popular Dopey podcast, sits down with Mike and Nat at Peachtree Studios to talk about drugs, addiction and dumb shit. They also talk about recovery, podcasting, the Grateful Dead, podcasting and life after addiction. Don’t miss it! Please remember to SU…
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RMA-Episode 103 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 103: Crack is Wack! This week Mike and Nat travel the rocky road and discuss Bill Clegg’s memoirs, Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man, and Ninety Days. Literary agent Bill Clegg was talented, successful and secretly addicted to crack. His 2010 memoir Portrait of the Artist, describes the highs and (mostly) …
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RMA-Episode 102 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 102: Tough Love in the Boogie Down Bronx. This week on RMA, Mike and Nat review the 2000 documentary “Sister Helen.” Sister Helen Travis was a recovering alcoholic and Benedictine sister who spent the last years of her life running a 23-bed halfway house in the rough-and-tumble slum of the South Bronx. She em…
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RMA-Episode 101 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 101: Drunk lawyers and sober Monksters. This week we take the pulse of the community, talk about how dry January is going, and also review the memoir The Addicted Lawyer by Brian Cuban. In The Addicted Lawyer, Cuban candidly shares his journey through addiction and recovery, and offers insight and guidance fo…
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RMA-Episode 100 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 100: Dry January. Mike and Nat talk about the spectrum of Alcohol Use Disorder, taking a break, tips and tricks to make it 30 days without the booze, and why you might want to extend your month hiatus into the indefinite future. Also, a voice-mail from Ryan and the holiday roundup, on a very special edition o…
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RMA-Episode 99 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 99: The Third Annual RMA Holiday Extravaganza! We play listener voice-mails, tell holiday stories, and share our list of the top five things you can buy for your loved-one in recovery this season. Also, more tips and tricks for staying sober, and we welcome our new executive producer, ChatGPT! Please remember …
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RMA-Episode 98 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 98: Recovery in the News. This week on RMA, Mike and Nat drill down into some drug policy issues that have been generating some controversy lately. Should cannabis be a Schedule 1 drug? How can we make sure that medically assisted treatment is available to all who would benefit from it? What can we do to help …
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RMA-Episode 97 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 97: Stutz. This week it’s a movie review! Phil Stutz is one of the world's leading psychiatrists. He's helped countless patients over 40 years, including world-class creatives and business leaders, and among them many therapy-skeptics. Directed by his friend and patient Jonah Hill, this film explores Stutz's l…
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RMA-Episode 96 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 96: Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing-This week, Mike and Nat review the new Matthew Perry autobiography and try to pull some whiz-bangs out of Chandler’s recovery musings. We also share Thanksgiving stories, and Recovery in the News makes a triumphant return. Please remember to SUBSCRIBE to the podca…
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RMA-Episode 95 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 95: BONUS Episode! Mike and Nat share tips and tricks for how to maintain your sobriety during the holiday season, and talk about what works for them. Are the usual suggestions the best ones? Listen and find out. Please remember to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast on your favorite platform to get the latest episode de…
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RMA-Episode 94 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 93: The State of the Pod! Happy Thanksgiving! Mike and Nat broadcast this week’s show from the parking lot of the Yes show in Westbury Long Island. We talk about the future of RMA, how to deal with your kids getting to the age where they’re encountering drugs, navigating the holidays with sanity intact and att…
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RMA-Episode 93 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 93: Book Review-Russell Brand’s Recovery. Love him or hate him, it’s hard to ignore him. Russell Brand is an English comedian and actor best known for his flamboyant, loquacious style and manner. He is also, at this writing, 18 years sober from drugs and alcohol. Russell’s outsized personality is on full displ…
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RMA-Episode 92 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 92: Grant B’s Triumphant Return to RMA. This week Grant Boyken, OG monkster and editor-at large of the RMA newsroom, returns after a year’s absence to fill us in on how it feels to have two years sobriety, what it’s like to be working with Shatterproof, and how turning 53 helped him focus in on what is really …
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RMA-Episode 91 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 91: The Sinclair Method-An Interview with Katie Lain. This week on RMA, Mike and Nat explore the ins and outs of The Sinclair Method (TSM) with Katie Lain from Thrive Alcohol Recovery. With a claimed success rate near 80%, Sinclair has been gaining in popularity as a science-based alternative to traditional 12…
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RMA-Episode 90 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 90: Something Was Wrong. This week on RMA, Mike and Nat do a deep dive into an episode from the latest season of this amazing podcast, an Iris Award-winning true-crime docuseries about the discovery, trauma, and recovery from shocking life events and abusive relationships. Why are we talking about another podc…
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RMA-Episode 89 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 89: Everything happens for a reason. Or does it? This week on RMA, Mike and Nat discuss this old bromide, how it pertains to recovery, and whether or not believing that there is a master plan for your life helps or hurts you stay sober. It’s a far ranging discussion that touches on religion, philosophy, quantu…
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RMA-Episode 88 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 88: This week on RMA we explore the alleged link between substance abuse and creativity. Contrary to popular belief, creativity does not disappear when the alcohol and drugs are no longer available. Your genetic makeup remains the same, so the drive to take risks creatively is still there. Are creative people …
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RMA-Episode 87 Show Notes: RMA-Episode 86: This week on RMA, Mike interviews Jesse Jarnow. Jesse is a writer, a DJ and the host of the Good Ole Grateful Deadcast, the official podcast of the Grateful Dead. He is also the author of Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America. In order to understand the present popularity of psychedelics as a treatment…
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RMA-Episode 86 Show Notes: A triumphant return! Season 2 of RMA kicks off with a review of the BBC documentary film Drinkers Like Me. Mike and Nat talk about the perils and pitfalls of moderation and non-abstinent recovery. Is such a thing even possible? Is it advisable? Does preaching the possibility of moderate drinking to the masses harm people …
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RMA-Episode 85 Show Notes: And, We’re Almost Back! This morning we started a zoom call to catch up, Mike hit the record button, and we both realized how much we missed doing the show. What we planned as a quick discussion turned into an hour of material so we decided to release it as a stand-alone episode. Highlights include Nat visiting a “CBD” di…
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RMA-Episode 84 Show Notes: Your best thinking got you here. It’s a common enough slogan in AA and other 12 Step programs, but what does it mean? Einstein said that you cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that caused it. Does that mean we shouldn’t question the methods and philosophical underpinnings or recovery programs? Or is there perha…
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