Podcasts About Addiction And RecoveryWhat are the best recovery podcasts? First, I should explain what a podcast is. For those of you who have not heard the term before, a podcast is like a radio show. Typically, podcasts are similar to talk radio programs. While there are video podcast programs, most are currently audio only.
Where can I find podcast programs?One of the best places to find and listen to podcasts is on your smart phone. For example, the iPhone has a built-in podcast app that can search for and play back podcast episodes. Other phone brands either come with a podcast app or you can easily download one from the app store. Podcast apps typically have a search feature where you can search by subject or show name.
What are the best recovery podcasts?Here are, in my opinion, some of the best available podcasts on the subject of recovery.
- The SHAIR Podcast. The gold standard of recovery podcasts, this show has many incredible interviews. If you are looking for interviews and great topics relating to addiction and recovery, this would be a good place to start.
- The Rehab Podcast. This show, while still in its first year, is becoming the premier podcast in the field of addiction treatment and recovery. The topics of addiction treatment science as well as spirituality are visited often. Guests include best-selling authors, award winning filmmakers, noted speakers, bloggers, top experts in the field of addiction and much more.
- The Fulfilled Series. The host of this video program is Dr. Anna Yusim, noted psychiatrist and best-selling author. She helps her listeners to explore issues of depression, anxiety, addictions and many other life issues that can be improved with spiritual exercises.
- The Recovery Executive Podcast. While this show is aimed at addiction treatment program owners, directors and business development executives, it is filled with incredibly useful information about what is available in the world of addiction treatment and what you should look for in a treatment program. The host is Nick Jaworski.
These are some of my favorites to get started. I will revisit this post often and continue to update the list. Please, contact me or leave a comment below to let me know if you can suggest other great shows that you think are the best recovery podcasts.