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The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

By Norman Curtiss, Ashley Loeb Blassingame

Welcome to The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast. We are a community of recovering people who have overcome the odds and made monumental life changes. We don't shy away from the nitty gritty - we like to laugh give inspiration and remind you there is hope. Come join us no matter where you are on your recovery journey. Together, we have the courage to change! Subscribe and join our podcast community to hear amazing stories of courage and transformation!

  1. 1.
    Norman Curtiss: “I Got Caught Diverting Adderall from my Retail Pharmacy”01/12/2021
    1:32:37
  2. 2.
    Pete Caraher: A Stay-At-Home-Dad’s Struggle for Identity and Sobriety01/05/2021
    1:40:03
  3. 3.
    Bonus Episode: Holiday/2020 Wrap-Up Episode12/22/2020
    23:15
  4. 4.
    Brock Bevell: A Former Undercover Police Officer Fights His Way Back From Addiction12/15/2020
    1:35:55
  5. 5.
    After the Episode Combo for #'s 85 & 86: Walking Out 'One Day At A Time', Endurance for What Matters and Living In Authenticity12/10/2020
    1:15:17
  6. 6.
    Kevin Barhydt: Abandoned At Birth - An Adoptee’s Story of Hope and Healing from A Life of Abuse and Addiction12/08/2020
    1:23:39
  7. 7.
    After the Episode Combo for #'s 82 & 83: "Only the Brave" + Brendan's Story & Resources for Combatting Suicidal Ideation12/03/2020
    50:42
  8. 8.
    Danielle Gregorich: How A Stroke Saved Her Life12/01/2020
    1:27:46
  1. 9.
    Christina Kimbrough: “I Got Sober During A Pandemic”11/24/2020
    1:15:31
  2. 10.
    Brendan McDonough: The Lone Survivor of the Granite Mountain Hotshots Shares His Heartbreaking and Inspirational Story11/17/2020
    1:47:22
  3. 11.
    ATE for #'s 79 & 80 | After the Episode Combo: The Amazing Power and Bond in the Recovery Community, and Dealing with the Process of Grief and Loss11/12/2020
    52:52
  4. 12.
    Randy: Sex, Love & Punk Rock - Melting Away the Facade in Recovery11/10/2020
    1:31:23
  5. 13.
    Eileen Robertson Hamra: 'Time to Fly' Author Talks Recovering from the Death of a Spouse and Finding Love Again11/03/2020
    1:22:52
  6. 14.
    ATE for #'s 76 & 77 | After the Episode Combo: Covering Compulsive Shopping & Insight for Family Members with Loved Ones Fighting Addiction10/29/2020
    1:00:20
  7. 15.
    Chris Paulson: From Addict to Therapist - Chris's Story of Overcoming Adversity and Helping Others Along the Way10/27/2020
    2:18:01
  8. 16.
    Betsy Ames: Compulsive Shopping, Codependency and Hidden Drinking - How One Mother Almost Lost It All But Found Her Recovery10/20/2020
    1:19:23
  9. 17.
    ATE for #'s 71, 72, 73 & 74 | After the Episode Combo: Sobriety At All Stages, MAT & The Beauty and Unity of Recovery10/15/2020
    1:03:46
  10. 18.
    Russian Danny: From the Ukraine to the Streets of LA - How He Found Recovery After Burning It All Down10/13/2020
    1:27:33
  11. 19.
    ATE for #'s 68 & 69 | After the Episode Combo: Adoption & Substance Use, and Advice on How to Relate with Someone Who Is Struggling10/09/2020
    59:17
  12. 20.
    Chuck O: Heroin, Homelessness, and Harm Reduction - How MAT Saved His Life10/06/2020
    1:38:17
  13. 21.
    Preston Moore: The High Cost of Anonymity Host Shares His Vision For Therapy to Be the Norm09/29/2020
    2:06:41
  14. 22.
    Arlina Allen: ODAAT Chat Podcast Host & Recovery Life Coach Shares Her Inspiring Story of Finding Recovery and Recovering Outloud09/22/2020
    1:14:15
  15. 23.
    Whitney Horne: Opening the Dialogue About Adoption and It’s Connection to Addiction, and Tragically Losing Her Sister, Hayden09/15/2020
    1:15:18
  16. 24.
    Bonus Episode: National Online Recovery Day09/09/2020
    33:04
  17. 25.
    Brandon Crockett: LA-Based Musician and Producer Shares His Story from Struggling to Fit In to Living an Incredible Life in Recovery09/08/2020
    1:17:27
  18. 26.
    ATE for #'s 62, 63, 65 & 66 | After the Episode Combo: Honoring Personal Freedoms, the Link Between Sugar and Hormones and Making the Life You Want In Sobriety09/03/2020
    1:03:35
  19. 27.
    Claudia Christian: How One Hollywood Star Found Recovery from Alcoholism Using The Sinclair Method09/01/2020
    1:24:45
  20. 28.
    John Sidmore: A Native American Perspective on Alcoholism, Reservation Life, Suicide and, Ultimately, Recovery08/25/2020
    1:24:34
  21. 29.
    Therapy Talk, Part 1 - with Ashley & Christiana08/20/2020
    48:16
  22. 30.
    Katherine Knapke: Overcoming Chronic Depression, Recovering from Anorexia and Breaking Free from the Barriers of a Passivism-Based Mennonite Upbringing08/18/2020
    1:13:48
  23. 31.
    Michael Collins: The Relationship Between Sugar Addiction and Substance Use and the Eye-Opening Effect of Sugar on Your Body, Brain and Emotions08/11/2020
    1:35:57
  24. 32.
    After the Episode - (follow up to Steve Grant & Kyle Dean Houston's stories) - with Ashley & Christiana08/06/2020
    1:01:57
  25. 33.
    Kyle Dean Houston: The 'Patchwork Junkie' Author on Cooking Meth, Losing It All and Realizing His Ultimate Purpose In Life Through Spirituality and Recovery08/04/2020
    1:31:38
  26. 34.
    Steve Grant: A Father’s Journey to Find Hope After Losing His Two Son to Drug Overdoses07/28/2020
    1:41:10
  27. 35.
    After the Episode - (follow up to Michael G Dash & Jodie Sweetin's stories) - with Ashley & Christiana07/23/2020
    1:19:08
  28. 36.
    Jodie Sweetin: Her Public Road to Recovery, Motherhood, and Growing from Full House to a Full Life07/21/2020
    1:24:07
  29. 37.
    Michael G. Dash: Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author of ‘Chasing the High’ Talks Openly About His Gambling and Drug Addictions, and How F.A.T.E. Changed His Life07/14/2020
    1:11:24
  30. 38.
    After the Episode - (follow up to the Co-Founder's Interview & Caroline's story) - with Ashley & Christiana07/09/2020
    1:02:14
  31. 39.
    Caroline Strawson: 'Divorce Became My Superpower' Author Talks About Recovery from Narcissistic  Abuse While Co-Parenting with Her Abuser07/07/2020
    1:22:15
  32. 40.
    The Co-Founders of Lionrock Discuss Life, Entrepreneurship and Their Impressive and Chaotic Journey to Bring Lionrock to Existence06/30/2020
    1:17:36
  33. 41.
    Jessica Buch: An International Model in Recovery Comes Out as Intersex to Support Others Who Live in Secrecy06/23/2020
    1:03:51
  34. 42.
    "The Story of the Struggle" - A Behind-the-Scenes Look At Haven Dance Company's Powerful Video on Addiction06/18/2020
    44:13
  35. 43.
    *Special Episode* Recovering from Addiction and a Segregated Childhood: Andre Roberts Beautifully Conveys Being a Black Man in Today's America06/16/2020
    1:55:49
  36. 44.
    Regarding Our 2-Week Pause - a message from Ashley Loeb Blassingame06/14/2020
    2:58
  37. 45.
    After the Episode - (follow up to Alyssa & Ben's stories) - with Ashley & Christiana05/28/2020
    1:24:20
  38. 46.
    Ben Moroski: An Intimate Look Into Self-Injury and Unraveling the Stigma Behind It05/26/2020
    1:38:36
  39. 47.
    Alyssa Rocco: The Undertaker's Daughter Whose Journey Taught Her How to Live05/19/2020
    1:17:35
  40. 48.
    After the Episode - (follow up to Amy & Jay's stories) - with Ashley & Christiana05/14/2020
    1:04:53
  41. 49.
    Jay Shifman: ADHD, Prescription Pills and the Willful Drugging of a Generation05/12/2020
    2:03:14
  42. 50.
    COVID Hopecast05/07/2020
    40:34
  43. 51.
    Amy Dresner: Her Life and Book - “My Fair Junkie” - Losing Everything to Drugs, Alcohol and Sex Addiction and Writing A Best-Selling Memoir to Inspire the World05/05/2020
    1:31:54
  44. 52.
    After the Episode - (follow up to Noa & Kerry's stories) - with Ashley & Christiana04/30/2020
    1:17:43
  45. 53.
    Kerry Andre: The Normalization of Alcohol in Rural America and Fighting for Her Recovery Despite Cultural Norms04/28/2020
    1:42:22
  46. 54.
    Noa Shaw: Alcohol and Drugs Stole His Happiness, and SoulCycle Brought It Back One Class at a Time04/21/2020
    57:06
  47. 55.
    After the Episode - (follow up to Bambi & Renée's stories) - with Ashley & Christiana04/16/2020
    54:08
  48. 56.
    Renée Siegel: Married to a Gay Man and Then a Gambling Addict, She Found a Way Out Through the Enneagram04/14/2020
    1:48:54
  49. 57.
    Bambi Brown: Getting Sober at 26, Then Being Brought to Her Knees in Sobriety by Motherhood04/07/2020
    1:36:17
  50. 58.
    After the Episode - Reviewing Episodes #37, 38 & 39 - with Ashley & Christiana03/31/2020
    56:19
  51. 59.
    Bonus Episode: COVID-19 Discussion + Resources to Help - with Ashley & Christiana03/27/2020
    38:39
  52. 60.
    Mike McAllister: Overcoming the Odds to Create a Life in Recovery Beyond His Wildest Dreams03/24/2020
    1:43:57
  53. 61.
    Ashley Morgan: When Resources and Access Aren’t Enough, the Deep Desire for a Different Life Prevails03/17/2020
    1:52:23
  54. 62.
    Kim Jorgensen-Richard: Intergenerational Trauma in an Alcoholic Home Led Kim To Her Darkest Hour and Her Hard Fought Recovery Delivered Her Back to the Light03/10/2020
    1:19:50
  55. 63.
    After the Episode - Reviewing Episodes #33, 34 & 35 - with Ashley & Christiana03/03/2020
    1:19:24
  56. 64.
    Kendra Allen Bares It All: The 'Break Up Bestie' Shares Her Alcoholism Journey That Led to Her Passion to Help People Through Break Ups02/25/2020
    1:52:18
  57. 65.
    Michele Murphy: Falling for a Narcissist and Her Fight to Get Out - Michele Shares Her Journey Into Recovery from Codependency02/18/2020
    2:04:39
  58. 66.
    Kimberly Russell: Surviving A Suicide Attempt and Learning to Trust the Process In Sobriety02/11/2020
    1:44:02
  59. 67.
    Welcome to Season 2! - with Ashley & Christiana02/04/2020
    15:45
  60. 68.
    It's A Wrap!! Season 1 Wrap-Up - with Ashley & Christiana12/19/2019
    42:40
  61. 69.
    Bonus Episode with Bahan McDermott: Tips and Best Practices on Staying Sober Throughout the Holidays12/17/2019
    1:21:52
  62. 70.
    Dan Sanfellipo: "I Served 90% of 25 Years In Prison": Dan's Harrowing Story of Trauma, Addiction and the Consequences of Over Half His Life in Prison12/10/2019
    2:36:48
  63. 71.
    Sean Nichols: Battling Multiple Addictions, Childhood Trauma and A Failed Suicide Attempt: An Incredible Story of the Journey to Recovery12/03/2019
    1:44:26
  64. 72.
    Introducing the 'Minisode' with Debbie Hickey | Dealing with Feeling Overwhelmed in Recovery11/26/2019
    1:12:31
  65. 73.
    Pat W: Living with and Overcoming Tourette's Syndrome, Having a Near Death Experience and Finding True Purpose in Recovery11/19/2019
    1:33:10
  66. 74.
    Amanda Hoffman: Living As A High-Functioning Alcoholic and Addressing Social Drinking Norms and Biases11/12/2019
    1:19:13
  67. 75.
    Nancy Spitzer: Navigating the Loss of a Brother: A Sister and Therapist's Story of Loss and Hope11/05/2019
    54:10
  68. 76.
    Morgan Pagels: Heroin and Homelessness: The Aftermath of Growing Up in an Alcoholic Home and the Journey to Long-Term Recovery10/29/2019
    1:10:36
  69. 77.
    Dr. Ken Starr: A Doctor's Perspective on Addiction and Wellness10/22/2019
    1:03:11
  70. 78.
    Jonathan Wells: Coming Out, Fighting Through Addiction and Trauma and Recovery and His Community10/15/2019
    1:20:15
  71. 79.
    ATE #24.5 | After the Episode: Cults, the Desire to Belong & the Power of Community10/09/2019
    49:15
  72. 80.
    Jen Elizabeth: Shaping Her Own Recovery: A Story of Overcoming Addiction and Inter-Generational Trauma10/08/2019
    1:29:35
  73. 81.
    ATE #'s 22.5 & 23.5 | After the Episode: Finding Your Own Voice & How to Break Out of Negative Cycles Brought On By Trauma10/02/2019
    51:56
  74. 82.
    Lisa Kohn: Growing Up In the Moonie Cult: Dysfunctional Family Recovery10/01/2019
    1:03:35
  75. 83.
    Bonus Episode: Help for First Responders and Thin Line Recovery09/24/2019
    45:01
  76. 84.
    Zeinah Estrada: Having A&E's Show "Intervention" Document the Beginnings of Your Sobriety Journey and Overcoming Other Obstacles in Recovery09/17/2019
    1:40:24
  77. 85.
    ATE #'s 20.5 & 21.5 | After the Episode: Different Types of Recovery, Finding Relief and The Courage to Share Your Own Story09/11/2019
    56:15
  78. 86.
    Melinda Dixon: Being the Child of an Alcoholic Parent and Finding Healing and Recovery Through ACA09/10/2019
    1:26:51
  79. 87.
    Sarah Scheper: VH1’s 'Love & Listings' Star Shares What It’s Like to Be In Hollywood and Have 9 Years of Recovery09/03/2019
    1:01:03
  80. 88.
    ATE #19.5 | After the Episode: Recapping Episode 19 - Stigma, Loss, Grief and Honoring Pat Bresnahan08/28/2019
    48:43
  81. 89.
    Melissa Bresnahan: A Mother's Perspective on Tragically Losing A Child to an Overdose08/27/2019
    2:26:53
  82. 90.
    ATE #18.5 | After the Episode: Having Success in Recovery and the Awesome Power of Community08/21/2019
    40:10
  83. 91.
    Tank Sinatra: Instagram Celebrity & Meme Creator Talks Substance Abuse, Sobriety and the Power of Good News08/20/2019
    1:31:53
  84. 92.
    ATE #'s 16.5 & 17.5 | After the Episode: Codependency, Sexual Assault Against Males, Struggles with Weight and Taking Helpful Advice in Recovery08/14/2019
    58:28
  85. 93.
    Nicole Ory: ADHD, Codependency and Surviving the Death of a Child - An Inspiring Story of Staying Sober No Matter What08/13/2019
    1:07:48
  86. 94.
    Leo Martinez: Choosing Recovery Above All: Taking Back the Life That Addiction Stole08/06/2019
    1:34:39
  87. 95.
    14.5 & 15.5 | After the Episode: Bless It Bag, Childhood Attachment & Christiana Interviews Ashley About Episode 1508/01/2019
    58:42
  88. 96.
    Dac & Ashley Bare It All: An In-Depth Look at Life and Marriage in Recovery07/30/2019
    1:13:56
  89. 97.
    Bella Baskin: Bless It Bag CEO Talks About Her Addiction and Recovery07/23/2019
    1:20:43
  90. 98.
    Bonus Episode: An Interview with Harry Nelson of Nelson Hardiman07/18/2019
    47:48
  91. 99.
    12.5 & 13.5 | After the Episode: Expanders, Breaking Barriers and Stigma & Taking Your Mind Back07/17/2019
    1:17:22
  92. 100.
    Flor Edwards: Growing Up In A Cult and Finding Healing & Recovery in Adulthood07/16/2019
    1:14:02
  93. 101.
    Christopher Poulos: From Federal Prison to the White House07/09/2019
    1:07:48
  94. 102.
    ATE #'s 10.5 & 11.5 | After the Episode Combo: EMDR, Trauma Work and What Human Trafficking Actually Looks Like07/04/2019
    59:48
  95. 103.
    Amy Peterson: Sex Trafficked as a Child - A Survivor’s Story of Healing from C-PTSD Through Therapy07/02/2019
    1:13:08
  96. 104.
    Charise Thompson: Overcoming Unimaginable Trauma and Finding Recovery Through Advocacy and Forgiveness06/25/2019
    1:06:11
  97. 105.
    ATE #'s 8.5 & 9.5 | After the Episode Combo: PTSD, Therapy and Family Dynamics Surrounding Addiction06/20/2019
    1:28:41
  98. 106.
    Kacie Margis: Surviving the Route 91 Las Vegas Shooting and Living Life After Sexual Assault06/18/2019
    1:09:37
  99. 107.
    *Special Episode with Peter Loeb* | A Father's Perspective on Addiction06/11/2019
    1:02:54
  100. 108.
    ATE #7.5 | After the Episode: Alcoholism, The Importance of Staying Sober & Motherhood in Sobriety06/04/2019
    47:22
  101. 109.
    Emily McAllister: Overcoming Bulimia, Substance Abuse Recovery and Being a Wildly Successful Sober Mommy05/28/2019
    1:42:53
  102. 110.
    ATE #6.5 | Trauma Bonding and Adversarial Bonding05/21/2019
    47:50
  103. 111.
    Divorce, Suicide and Staying Sober "No Matter What"05/14/2019
    1:23:41
  104. 112.
    ATE #5.5 | After the Episode (follow up to Kara's Story)05/07/2019
    49:57
  105. 113.
    Kara Israel: Cirrhosis of the Liver by 35, Recovery and Choosing Joy04/30/2019
    1:06:59
  106. 114.
    ATE #4.5 | After the Episode (follow up to Brittney's story)04/23/2019
    54:07
  107. 115.
    Brittney Carbone: From Binge Drinking and Binge Eating to Sobriety and Peak Fitness04/16/2019
    1:04:53
  108. 116.
    ATE #3.5 | After the Episode (follow up to Pat’s story)04/09/2019
    45:56
  109. 117.
    Pat D'Enbeau: Finding Recovery, Finding Yourself and A Dash of Humor to Go With It All04/02/2019
    1:06:22
  110. 118.
    ATE #2.5 | After the Episode (follow up to Bahan's story)03/26/2019
    35:56
  111. 119.
    Bahan McDermott: Overcoming Alcoholism and Surviving Domestic Violence03/19/2019
    1:10:43
  112. 120.
    ATE #1.5 | After the Episode (follow up to Ashley's story)03/14/2019
    24:11
  113. 121.
    Get To Know Your Host, Ashley Loeb Blassingame!02/28/2019
    1:18:20

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