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The Bubble Hour

The Bubble Hour


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The Bubble Hour is a weekly podcast hosted by recovery author and blogger, Jean McCarthy. Real People. Real Stories. Real Hope. The "Bubble" is what we use to stay safe and happy in sobriety (especially early sobriety). We surround ourselves with things and people who bring us joy, laughter and comfort. What do you put in YOUR bubble?

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Surprise! It's a bonus episode of The Bubble Hour featuring updates from previous guests! Sara N. told her story at three months sober on Season 6 Episode 24 (Sara's Story)... more

Members of Alcoholics Anonymous use a text known as the "Big Book" that was written in 1939 as a guide to recovery. Over time, the book has become revered by program members, who treasure the wisdom they find in its pages and... more

Michellene first considered sobriety at 26 after it became clear that her relationship with alcohol was out of control. Despite attending a program and doing stepwork, she was easily dissuaded from an alcohol-free lifestyle and... more

Karl was frequently embarking on alcohol-free challenges and began exploring resources about the effects of alcohol on the brain and body. Realizing he had slipped into an addictive pattern, he gave up alcohol for good in February 2019.... more

Maria reflects on aspects of life that contributed to her increased alcohol consumption as a way to cope. Motherhood, divorce, and work pressures were handled more and more often using wine as a release valve until the need for... more

Lori was functioning well in her high-pressure career and alcohol was both a problem and a crutch. Her addiction kicked into overdrive when she had to deal with an overwhelming family issue, and this ultimately led her to make a... more

Keith Keller is a recovery expert and activist, and author of "The Infinite Recovery Handbook". To learn more, visit www.infiniterecovery.org

Mo suffered through public embarrassment due to her drinking and has embraced life without alcohol for the past nine months. She shares her story, including insights on gastric bypass surgery, going to her first recovery retreat, and sober... more

Alyson Premo began Sober Mom Tribe as a way to being together women who were feeling isolated as moms in recovery. Her goal is to create connection and eliminate the shame and stigma of being alcohol free in a culture that pushes... more

Friends Liv Pennelle and Tiffany Thoen had such great discussions about recovery that they decided to start recording them. The result is the new recovery podcast "Breaking free Recovery" www.breakingfreerecovery.com Learn more... more
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