Recovering Out Loud Podcast

Charles Van Loucks

This podcast will challenge what you think when you hear the words, recovering addict or alcoholic. We will learn tools that help in everyday life whether you are sober or not. We will also hear from people who have lived this life and have real wisdom to share on how they made it through to the other side, better than they were before. You will see and hear what it is like to recover out loud. To learn more about ke'nekt Peer Coaching, visit https://www.kenekt.life/ read less
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Episodes

Ep. 6 Recovery Apparel and Re-socialization
06-04-2024
Ep. 6 Recovery Apparel and Re-socialization
In this episode, Charles Van Loucks discusses two topics: recovery apparel and re-socialization. He talks about how recovery apparel brands take popular designs and slogans and give them a positive spin, allowing people in recovery to express themselves and feel confident. Charles also shares his personal experience of wearing recovery apparel at a concert and how it helped him navigate a potentially triggering situation. He then discusses re-socialization and how individuals in recovery can reclaim activities and places that were once associated with their addiction. Charles shares his own experience of returning to a pool hall and finding support through sober groups and Meetup. He emphasizes the importance of finding meaningful activities and passions in recovery.   Find out more about ke'nekt Peer Coaching here, https://www.kenekt.life/   https://soberisexy.com/   https://sobermode.com/   Takeaways  Recovery apparel brands provide a positive spin on popular designs and slogans, allowing individuals in recovery to express themselves and feel confident. Wearing recovery apparel can help navigate potentially triggering situations and send a clear message that one is not interested in using substances. Re-socialization involves reclaiming activities and places that were once associated with addiction, with the support of others and at a comfortable pace. Finding meaningful activities and passions in recovery can help rewire the brain and provide healthier outlets for stress and frustration.               Chapters   00:00 Introduction and Recovery Apparel 02:12 The Impact of Recovery Apparel 05:33 Reclaiming Activities and Places 10:22 Finding Meaningful Activities and Passions 15:09 Ask an Addict Segment --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/rolp303/message
Using AI to assist in recovery with David Whitesock
16-03-2024
Using AI to assist in recovery with David Whitesock
Today we explore some helpful tools that use future tech to assist our community. Please find more about our sponsor of the show, ke'nekt Peer Coaching here, https://www.kenekt.life/ David Whitesock, founder and CEO of Commonly Well, discusses the need for better utilization of data and technology in addiction recovery. He highlights the challenges of making data meaningful for both practitioners and clients and emphasizes the importance of peer support in the recovery process. Whitesock also addresses the difficulties of accessing care and the need for a proactive approach to support. He discusses the need to change the narrative of recovery stories and the power of peer support in bridging the gap in care. Finally, Whitesock shares his personal journey through recovery and how it led to the development of Commonly Well. In this conversation, David Whitesock discusses the challenges in recovery support and the need for digital solutions. He also explores the future of AI recovery support and the benefits it can bring to peer support. The conversation highlights the importance of proactive care and customization in the treatment process. It also emphasizes the need for clear expectations and defining success in peer support. The conversation concludes with a discussion on multiple pathways to recovery and understanding the brain to reverse engineer behaviors. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/rolp303/message