The radio show host and Executive Director of Saint Jude Retreats, Michelle Dunbar, opens the segment with a brief description of what Saint Jude Retreats is and the philosophy behind it. Trending topics follow, with local and national news connected to the topic.
The host Dunbar introduces the guest Shira Goldberg - a personal sober/recovery coach that focuses on evidence based, non 12 step alternatives to traditional addiction treatment. She is also the host of The Addiction Show, as well as a full time student at University of San Francisco, aspiring to become a psychotherapist.
Dunbar and Goldberg discuss the power of addiction labels and labels in general. Goldberg shares her personal experience with overcoming substance use, her strategies to empower people through her sober/recovery coach practice, and her take on sober living houses.
Dunbar concludes the radio show by answering questions posted by listeners on the topics of motivation to stop drinking, as well as reconnecting and rebuilding a relationship damages through substance use