Todd Youngs stands in front of his Ayahuasca mural
Ayahuasca Assisted Addiction Recovery – with Todd Youngs – Episode...

Todd Youngs has been in continuous recovery from severe addiction and alcoholism since 2009. His personal path to recovery involved a combination of 12 step work, and his work with Ayahuasca. Todd now works intensively with others to help them achieve a life of satisfying and meaningful sobriety. His approach is eclectic and holistic drawing […]

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Scott Lyons on Evolving Man podcast
The Roots Of Addiction, And How To Heal – with...

Dr. Scott Lyons is the author of the book “Addicted to Drama: Healing Dependency on Crisis and Chaos in Yourself and Others”. He joins me for a discussion about all addictions – from alcohol to sex to food, and of course drama – and how they are formed. We also talk about how to heal […]

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Ben Goresky
Twelve Step Programs Explained – with Ben Goresky – Episode...

Twelve Step programs have helped millions of people recover from addictions over the past 85+ years. In this episode we talk about why they work, the myths and the criticisms, and we make an attempt at a balanced look at the pros and cons of these programs.   This is a solo episode with Ben […]

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Alex Olshonsky sits on a couch before his interview on The Evolving Man Podcast
Deep Fix – Addiction In Silicon Valley, Recovery, and Plant...

Alex Olshonsky, aka “Olo,” is a writer and the founder of Deep Fix – a newsletter, somatic coaching practice, and fast-growing digital community. He is also the co-founder of Natura Care Programs, an interdisciplinary entheogenic program combating addiction. Alex is a former Silicon Valley executive at companies like Twitter, Salesforce, Copper, Slack, and VentureBeat. He […]

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12 Step Addiction Recovery Meets The Psychedelic Renaissance – w/...

Jessica Cadoch is a researcher whose masters’ thesis focussed on building a bridge between the well established 12 step recovery approach for addiction recovery, and the emerging movement of psychedelic assisted therapy for trauma. Since addiction is often rooted in trauma, her question is an important one: “How can addicted people in abstinence-based recovery benefit […]

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Addiction: Everything You Need To Know – with Chris Bevacqua...

<h3>Chris Bevacqua joins me for an informative discussion about the basics of addiction, dependencies, and recovery. We bust myths and shed light on how addicts find recovery. We also talk about how important nutrition and exercise are in the process of healing all mental illnesses, including addiction.</h3>

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The Idea That Addictions Can’t Be Healed Is A Myth

Addiction is hard to escape. It claims many lives, and those who do get out alive are bruised and scarred, and will never be the same. Most addiction recovery models teach that an addict can never recover. But that's not the whole story.

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The Difference Between Good And Bad Addictions

Our culture’s language tells us that there are good addictions like exercise, healthy diet, or work - and there are bad ones like drugs, alcohol, and gambling. That isn’t the whole story. When we look at what addiction really is, the comparison doesn’t add up.

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