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The SHAIR Sobriety Podcast | Omar Pinto | Addiction Recovery Specialist | Recover from Alcohol and Drug Abuse | Stay Sober |Enjoy Sobriety | Be Happy, Joyous and Free

Omar Pinto is an Addiction Recovery Specialist, NLP Life Coach, Emotional Healer and Motivational Speaker. He will help you find joy and happiness in recovery and coach you on how to get sober and stay sober. This podcast showcases the most heartfelt and inspirational success stories of recovery from addiction. It will change your life.
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Dec 4, 2018

Jeanne Foot is a mental health advocate and certified addiction counsellor and recovery specialist, with over a decade serving individuals and families in the Toronto area, across the globe, and online.

Her own struggles with the nature of addiction and years spent navigating the mental health care system as an advocate for her child has enabled her to become a change agent and a mentor in transformation for others.

Jeanne is the product of three generations of trauma in her middle-class family. Her life was chaotic out of the gate. When she became a mother, the same thing happened with her children. Jeanne had to innovate to help herself and her family.

Jeanne believes that willpower can only take you so far when it comes to recovery. The brain can’t take care of everything. The issues are in the tissues, and she has found healing by integrating movement and breath to release the trauma from her body.

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Nov 27, 2018

Hannah Mirmiran is a a licensed psychotherapist, a mother, and a recovering alcoholic. She is part of the SHAIR Recovery Community and has been thinking of sharing her story on our podcast since she heard it. At six months of sobriety, she was featured on an episode of Mother Recovering. Then she recorded a video interview for Sobriety Starts here.

Hannah has discovered that sharing her story has helped her understand more about her addiction, reduce shame and guilt, and cultivate more compassion for herself. At the same time, she notices it helps others too, which makes her experience perfect for The SHAIR Podcast—Sharing Helps Addicts in Recovery! 

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Nov 20, 2018

Okay, folks. Today we have Ian Romans on the show. Ian is an avid listener of the SHAIR podcast and good friends with one of our previous guests, Daniel Herron, who's episode is SHAIR 154 entitled Addiction to the Underworld.

Ian has a harrowing and powerful story of recovery from heroin addiction. He is 2 years clean and wanted to share his experience. Ian was raised by an addict mother and an abusive stepfather. He was in and out of foster care and jail.

Ian dismissed NA from and early age because his parents would stop by their dealer's house on the way home from meetings. But once he decided to turn his life around, NA became the recovery pathway that lead to an inner transformation and a life in sobriety.

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Nov 13, 2018

OK folks, today we have Natalie Feinblatt joining us on The SHAIR Podcast. Dr. Natalie Feinblatt is a licensed clinical psychologist in Los Angeles and she loves the SHAIR podcast. She believes that hearing the stories of those in recovery can be a huge help to those looking to get sober, so Natalie greatly appreciates the way in which the podcast is of service to newcomers.

Natalie specializes in addiction in her practice and she is also in 12 Step recovery for over 10 years from codependency and other issues. She identifies so strongly with addicts and alcoholics that she lives a sober life by choice.

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Nov 6, 2018

OK folks today we have Paul Fuhr joining us on The SHAIR Podcast.

Paul was referred to me by our good friend Anna David and she writes this email to me…

Paul is one of the best writers I know. He wrote for me at AfterParty and he has a book coming out in May called Bottle Neck, that may be the best book about recovery I’ve ever read.

Paul Fuhr is an addiction recovery writer whose work has appeared in The Fix, AfterParty Magazine, The Literary Review and The Live Oak Review, among others.

Paul was an alcoholic who didn't realize how ridiculous his life was until he got sober. Cracking open a beer while he watched morning cartoons with his son, forgetting to pick up his kids, or showing up at daycare with alcohol on his breath were all normal for him. Now he is rebuilding relationships and is a voice in recovery with his articles and addiction memoir Bottleneck.

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Oct 30, 2018

OK folks, today we have Tracy Winchell joining us on The SHAIR Podcast.

Tracy is the host of Reboots Podcast which features stories about people who have been forced to start over, either through their own missteps or through no fault of their own. Stories with heart, soul and grit.

A little bit about Tracy:

  • Tracy is 5 years in recovery over unresolved grief and struggling with perfectionism.
  • She works the 12 steps through Celebrate Recovery.
  • She's on the leadership team for two recovery programs in Western Arkansas.
  • How her recovery journey inspired Reboots Podcast.
  • What she's learned from people sharing their reboots stories.
    Her recovery story.

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Oct 26, 2018

Today's Episode takes you inside one of our online meetings in the SRC, the SHAIR Recovery Community.

Today we cover guilt, shame and vulnerability. It's a spectacular episode, join us now!

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Oct 23, 2018

Do you ever feel:

Aimless without a purpose in life?

Afraid of the opinions of friends, family, or others in your circle?

Pressured by images in the media and online that make you feel inferior and inadequate?

Then you don’t want to miss today’s episode with Drew Canole.

Drew is the Founder and CEO of fitlife.tv. He is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.

Drew has recently written a book called You Be You, and it is a roadmap to many of the concepts and mindset shifts I coach my clients on today.

  1. Reprogramming your limiting beliefs
  2. Creating your Why identity
  3. Honoring your body
  4. Turning your dreams into reality
  5. Mastering your subconscious mind

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Oct 20, 2018

Our Guest Spotlight in the SRC this week is Amanda Nelson author of Patched Wangs.

Episode 58 - https://theshairpodcast.com/58

Patched Wangs - https://www.patchedwangs.com/

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Oct 16, 2018

Nicole Lynn is with us today. She sent SHAIR an email about a topic that gets brought up time and time again in recovery. Should we form romantic relationships with someone who is also in recovery? Or is better to date and marry outside the rooms?

Nicole and her fiancé raise four kids together, run a home together, do life together, work full-time, and also both work their own recovery programs. Nicole wants to share her story as an active recovering addict in a lifelong committed relationship with another recovering addict.

CLEAN DATE: FEBRUARY 10TH 2015

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Oct 12, 2018

Our 1st Guest Spotlight in the SRC with one of my favorite people in the world Cole Chance - Sept. 27 2018

Episode 47 - Dope Sick - https://theshairpodcast.com/47

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Oct 9, 2018

Mat is a long-time listener and prevalent in the SHAIR recovery network. He’s just a common bloke with a common addiction and was inspired by one of our previous guests, Sam Mooney, a regular guy who shared his story. Mat hopes that by sharing his own experience, he can inspire someone too. His journey to recovery from alcoholism is not the typical one. He didn’t hit a rock bottom. He didn’t go to AA. His recovery began by listening to podcasts like SHAIR.

Learn how he finally stopped drinking and is thriving in life using fitness, spirituality, and recovery resources online.

CLEAN DATE: APRIL 25TH, 2016

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Oct 2, 2018

Suzula Bidon’s hippie parents named her after a word they found in the bylines of a Grateful Dead album. Growing up in the woods of Wisconsin in a counterculture lifestyle, Suzula struggled with isolation and depression all through her childhood. This led her to self-medicating with gateway drugs like alcohol and tobacco and ended with heroin and methamphetamines. Her addiction led her to federal prison and a serious criminal record.

Today, Suzula is a practicing attorney, recovery advocate, and a Minnesota Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS). She is the creator of the Recovery Yoga Meetings® and has been teaching it since 2012. Recovery yoga meetings help people live and breathe recovery on the mat and in their lives.

Listen to Suzula’s unbelievable story, from being a drug-addicted felon to yoga recovery lawyer!

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Sep 25, 2018

Paul Haney is an active member of the SHAIR Recovery Network. He used to drink up to 36 beers a day until he ended up in the emergency room. Paul has never worked a formal recovery program like NA or AA, but his recovery is solid and he has over 9 years of sobriety.

Paul uses online resources and takes what he needs from each program. His mission is to live happy, joyous, and free, and his unique story proves that there is a pathway to recovery for everyone.

CLEAN DATE: June 22, 2009

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Sep 18, 2018

We have a lot of high-profile guests on this show, but many of our listeners love to hear real stories from real people who battled drugs and alcohol and came out on the other side.

Corey Burgess is one of those real people. She has been an avid SHAIR listener since she got out of treatment in August of 2016. She had a few relapses since then, but she was thrilled to officially celebrate one year of sobriety this past June and would love to share her story of recovery from her addiction to alcohol and prescription painkillers.

CLEAN DATE: June 13th, 2017 

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Sep 11, 2018

Today we have a very heavy and heartfelt episode with Dave from Dopey Podcast. His cohost Chris recently passed away after a tragic relapse and overdose. Many our listeners reached out and wanted to know what happened.

We’re so grateful for Dave to join us to discuss Chris’s death and the future of Dopey Podcast with our recovery family across the world.

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Sep 4, 2018

Our guest today is Arlina Allen. She's the host of the ODAAT Chat Podcast and has been clean and sober since 1994. Arlina was a binge drinker who used to believe finding puke on her shoes in the morning meant she had a great time. Alcohol brought out her alter-egos. She never knew which one of them was going to show up at the party, and she didn't remember what they did either.

Arlina always thought her life would straighten out if she found the right man, but Prince Charming never came to save her. Nothing changed until she removed alcohol from her life.

Listen to how she replaced alcohol with connection and is now starting the Sober Life School.

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Aug 28, 2018

Tess Sweet is an award-winning producer and director known for Cleaner Days, a dark comedy series about addiction written by a recovering drug addict. Cleaner Days shines a light on the realities of living with addiction and reminds us that there is a little "fucked-up" in all of us.

Tess never had a goal in life. She always had artistic inclinations, but she didn't know quite where she belonged. Instead of finding herself, she discovered drugs, and sunk deeper and deeper into a pit of danger and despair.

Tess experienced a terrifying moment that compelled her to get clean, but afterward, she had to start life all over again. Learn how she went from halfway house and community college to an MFA and a dream life working in film.

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Aug 21, 2018

Rachel Grant is the owner and founder of Rachel Grant Coaching and is a Sexual Abuse Recovery Coach. She is also the author of Beyond Surviving: The Final Stage in Recovery from Sexual Abuse. She brings to the table a passionate belief that her clients do not have to remain trapped or confronted daily by the thoughts or behaviors that result from abuse.

Rachel's story started when she was a young girl when she was sexually abused by her grandfather. As she grew into an adult, she was convinced there was no way out of the pain and feelings of worthlessness and endured an excruciating life for more than twenty years. One day, she had enough and embarked on a journey of education and self-discovery. She now provides a 7-Step Toolkit to take victims beyond surviving sexual abuse to living a joyful life they never thought possible.

Listen to Rachel’s story!

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Aug 14, 2018

Shane Watson is a writer, Youtuber and prevention specialist. He speaks to kids and adults about substance use for an organization called Not My Kid. It’s a nonprofit that educates students not only about addiction, but also unhealthy relationships, depression, self-injury, bullying, and suicide. His blog is called the Silver Ladder and he has an unbelievable story of addiction and recovery that proves even the most hopeless addict can turn his life around.

Shane was addicted to alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamines, and heroin. He is a felon. He is now clean and sober and helping the future generation to stay that way too.

I am a living example that people can change.

CLEAN DATE: Nov 29th, 2011

Listen to Shane’s story!

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Aug 7, 2018

Cyndy L says her story in recovery involves being a slow learner. She went to her first meeting at twenty-one years old, but she didn’t pick up her one-year chip till she was forty. She fell in love with alcohol at a young age, leading her to a lifestyle of bars, bedrooms, and bad decisions. It took her a long time to realize the role her childhood and genetics played in her alcoholism.

Some people are proud to say they are the first person in their family to go to college, get a degree, or open their own business. Cyndy jokes that she’s proud to be the first alcoholic in her family to get sober.

Listen to Cyndy’s story!

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Jul 31, 2018

Denise and I met 5 years ago when she was a patient at Costa Rica Recovery. We saw each other in passing at the AA and NA meetings. And when she finished her treatment, she went back to the United States. She recently returned to Costa Rica to share her story on the anniversary of her 5th year in sobriety. It impacted me so much, I asked her if she would be willing to share her story on the podcast and here we are.

Denise has an intense past full of childhood trauma and abuse, self-loathing, and racism that developed into full-blown alcoholism and a long pattern of destructive relationships. She eventually found sobriety but relapsed when shoulder pain and a toxic husband lead her into painkillers and other sedatives. She tried to kill herself and overdosed frequently as her son was growing up.

By some miracle, she found her way to Costa Rica Recovery and is grateful to be alive to tell us how she broke free from her addiction and the victim mentality that kept her from getting clean.

CLEAN DATE: November 25th 2012

Listen to Denise’s story!

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Jul 24, 2018

Mark Goodson is a very active member of our SHAIR Recovery group, and it’s about time we had him on to tell us his wild story. His life of addiction started before he ever took his first drink and eventually triggered an episode of drug induced psychosis that led him to bizarre behavior, like stripping down naked in a Mexican church.

Now Mark Goodson’s a sober husband, dad, and writer at his website called The Miracle of the Mundane. Merriam-Webster defines the word ‘mundane’ as dull, but Mark finds ordinary life to be a miracle, and his sobriety has unleashed creativity he never knew he had before.

CLEAN DATE: October 13th 2007

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Jul 17, 2018

Andrea Dye is a directionally challenged expat who no longer has to huff shoe polish to feel alive. She focuses on cultivating the positive impact of living a balanced life and collaborates on non-commercial interests with cool folks around the world. She is the author of 25 Years 1 Lesson and has a hell of a story for you today.

Andrea became a raging alcoholic at the age of 14, and eventually graduated to other drugs. She was rebellious and selfish, with no intention of ever getting clean. She hated being sober so intensely that while in rehab she considered breaking open an air conditioner so she could huff the freon.

 Andrea’s road to recovery was gradual, with her fighting tooth and nail all the way. Listen to how she finally surrendered to recovery and how she developed coping mechanisms that keep her emotionally and physically sober to this day.

CLEAN DATE: SEPT. 22, 1991

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Jul 10, 2018

Sam Mooney’s not writing a bestselling book or running a marathon. He’s not a celebrity or a pro-athlete. He’s a salesman who plays and coaches softball in his small town. He’s a husband to his best friend for 18 years and a father to 4 kids. Sam’s the average dude next door. 

But Sam was an alcoholic dad who would get so drunk that he couldn’t be trusted home alone with his kids. He would drink to the point of blackout and his wife would have to scoop the vomit from his mouth so he wouldn’t choke to death. He would get violent, and it got to the point where his family was scared to death of him.

Now Sam is more than 8 years sober and celebrates his recovery every day. He volunteers at drug court and human services to prevent youth drinking in his area and cherishes every moment with the family he so nearly lost to his alcoholism.

CLEAN DATE: APRIL 25th, 2010

Listen to Sam’s story!

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