In this special episode, Eric is joined by Laura Cathcart Robbins, Carl Erik Fisher, and Holly Whitaker to share their personal experiences with addiction and recovery. Their discussion explores the complex definitions of recovery, challenging the conventional norms and emphasizing the need for a broader and more inclusive approach.
In this episode, you will be able to:
- Explore the distinction between sobriety and recovery for a more holistic approach to healing
- Understand the personal experiences with addiction and recovery to broaden your perspective
- Learn how to measure progress in recovery, empowering yourself with tools to track personal growth
- Explore diverse perspectives on the use of medications in addiction treatment for a more informed understanding
- Gain understanding of Dry January in the recovery journey, uncovering potential benefits and insights
Laura Cathcart Robbins is the best-selling author of the Atria/Simon & Schuster memoir, Stash, My Life In Hiding, and host of the popular podcast, The Only One In The Room. 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, and Inclusion. Her recent articles on the subjects of race, recovery, and divorce have garnered her worldwide acclaim. She is the SDWF’s 2024 Memoirist Of The Year, a TEDx Speaker, and an LA Moth StorySlam winner. Currently, she sits on the advisory boards of the San Diego Writer’s Festival and the Outliers HQ podcast Festival. Connect with Laura Cathcart Robbins: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Carl Erik Fisher is an addiction physician, bioethicist, writer, and person in recovery. He is an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University. He is the author of the nonfiction book The Urge: Our History of Addiction, published by Penguin Press in January 2022 and named one of the best books of the year by both The New Yorker and The Boston Globe. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Slate, Scientific American MIND, and elsewhere. Dr. Fisher also maintains a private psychiatry practice with a particular focus on psychotherapeutic approaches incorporating mindfulness and meditation. He is the host of the Flourishing After Addiction podcast, a deep-dive interview series exploring addiction and recovery, and he writes at the Substack newsletter Rat Park. Connect with Carl Erik Fisher: Website | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn
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