PODCAST & BLOG

PODCAST & BLOG

Laura Cathcart Robbins returns to the podcast to share her story of addiction and recovery from prescription pills. Her forthcoming Atria/Simon & Schuster memoir, STASH, comes out next month, and I am thrilled to have her back to talk about her journey. 

The episode continues our current podcast theme on recovery, which features guests who have struggled with addiction in different areas of their lives. Even if you don't identify as an addict, Laura’s journey (and memoir) is a great story. I hope you tune in!

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Laura recounts her addiction to prescription pills and how it impacted her life (7:20)
  • What Laura means when she says addiction is a disease of “not enough” (7:56)
  • The effects of hiding your addiction from loved ones (13:33)
  • Laura’s experience with “doctor shopping” as a means to satisfy her addiction to benzos (28:02)
  • The point of no return; what happened when the pills ran out (43:28)
  • Some of the hard truths of recovery, including the fact that “You can’t take everyone with you.”(51:08)

Resources:
Make Some Noise Podcast Listener Survey
The Daring Way™ Online Group Coaching
Laura’s book, “Stash”
Laura on Instagram
The Only One in the Room
Episode 371: The Interconnection Between Race and Women’s Empowerment with Laura Cathcart Robbins
Episode 367: The Only One In The Room with Laura Cathcart Robbin

Book recommendations:
You know how I love a good personal development book, right? I’ve compiled a list of book recommendations, as mentioned in past episodes. Check out these amazing book recommendations here. Happy reading!

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Laura Cathcart Robbins is the host of the popular podcast, The Only One In The Room, and author of the forthcoming Atria/Simon & Schuster memoir, STASH (March 7, 2023). She has been active for many years as a speaker and school trustee and is credited for creating The Buckley School’s nationally recognized committee on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. Her recent articles in Huffpo and The Temper on the subjects of race, recovery, and divorce have garnered her worldwide acclaim. She is a 2022 TEDx Speaker, and LA Moth StorySlam winner. Currently, she sits on the advisory boards of the San Diego Writer’s Festival and the Outliers HQ podcast Festival. Find out more about her on her website, or you can look for her on Facebook, on Instagram, and follow her on Twitter.