5 Great Podcasts About Addiction and Recovery

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As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, it’s never been a better time to get into a new podcast.

Whether you’re looking for support, education, or something in between, we recommend giving these a try. You can find them on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you like to listen.

Last Day

Produced by two women who’ve lost brothers to overdose, season one of this reported podcast explores the many factors affecting our country addiction crisis. It’s honest, it’s heartbreaking, but it’s hopeful—even funny at times. Just like grief.

My Child & ADDICTION: A Parent-to-Parent Podcast

Created by three fathers whose children are living with substance use disorders, this podcast follows the style of a support group meeting, with parents sharing on a variety of topics with honesty and heart.

Addiction Unlimited

Hosted by a recovery coach, this podcast offers real-world guidance and support for people working on their recovery. The March 18 episode discusses COVID-19 specifically—be sure to check that one out.

Battling Opioids

Pennsylvania has one of the highest overdose rates in America. This reported podcast, from Pennsylvania public media, explores many angles of the crisis, from pharmaceutical lawsuits to recovery groups to family loss.

Recovery Rocks

An uplifting podcast from friend-of-Shatterproof Lisa Smith and Tawny Lara. They’re both in recovery, though each has followed a different path to get there. The topics they cover range from relationships to social media to LGBTQ+ concerns, all through the lens of the recovery experience.

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