I’m so excited today to be kicking off 10 extra podcast episodes of The Recovery Series! For newer listeners of the podcast, I am a person in long-term recovery from alcohol addiction, and before that faced other addictions like co-dependency.

You would not believe how many people have emailed me to tell me how this series helped them get (and stay!) sober, which is why it means so much to be that I can bring these episodes to you.

The first guest this year of The Recovery Series is Anna David, a New York Times bestselling author of books about addiction, recovery and relationships. Anna is amazing in the recovery world and even wrote a book called Party Girl: A Novel, where she talks openly about her days while still drinking.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Why Anna didn’t think she was an alcoholic back then (7 minutes and 24 seconds)
  • We talk about how she thought being sober was going to be “worse than death” (8:44)
  • The reason she says you that stop growing emotionally when you become an alcoholic (10:11)
  • How you can start using your dark to find you light…(15:40)
  • I ask her about writing as a part of recovery, and how it allows her to make sense of things that she can’t realize when she is talking or thinking (19:27)
  • Besides writing, why many modes of creativity can be a healing tool for you in recovery (23:12)
  • She explains why getting comfortable with discomfort is really just a part of life (25:36)

Resources from this podcast:

Pre-order How To Stop Feeling Like Shit and grab your bonuses including a 4-week book club study!
Previous Episodes of The Recovery Series
How I Stayed Sober Through Grief
Anna’s Website & Her Podcast
Anna’s Book, Party Girl: A Novel

Anna David is the New York Times-bestselling author of two novels and four non-fiction books about addiction, recovery and relationships. She’s been published in The New York Times, Time, The LA Times, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Vice and Women’s Health, among many others, and has appeared repeatedly on The Today Show, Hannity, Attack of the Show, Dr. Drew, Red Eye, The Talk and numerous other programs on Fox News, NBC, CBS, MTV, VH1 and E. A former editor at The Fix, Rehab Reviews and In Recovery Magazine, she created and hosts the Recover Girl podcast and the recovery storytelling show Hammer(ed) Time. She speaks at colleges across the country about relationships, addiction and recovery. Through her All The Write Moves program, she runs writing and performing workshops and coaches writers through the process of publishing essays and selling their book proposals.


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