Educational Resources to Help You Support Loved Ones with Addiction: Podcasts

Podcasts about addiction add height to learning about addictions. Hearing people talk about their personal experiences help you realize you are not alone. These podcasts often involve addiction experts talking about educational components in same way as in-depth articles. Some include individuals sharing firsthand experiences of what led to their addiction and how they recovered. Sorting through the vast number of online resources can be like finding a needle in a haystack. No worries. We did the groundwork for you and have compiled a short list of podcast recommendations.

  1.  The Official Sober Podcast Network
    This is one of many online resources offered by Sober Nation. These podcasts are targeted at helping people struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. Episodes cover firsthand accounts by individuals at various stages of recovery. They usually include educational insights by addiction experts who are on the front lines when it comes to combatting the growing opioid epidemic. Learn more about the chronic nature of addiction in these podcasts. Subscribe if you wish to have tales of hope, strength and recovery delivered to your inbox.
  2. The SHAIR Podcast – Sharing Helps Addicts in Recovery
    Launched by Omar Pinto in 2015, the SHAIR Podcast interviews people living with addiction all over the world. Pinto has more than a decade of experience in 12-step recovery and has mentored many people in recovery. Listen to individuals share their inspiring journeys of recovery from addiction. Highlights are available on the website. Free SHAIR podcasts can be accessed on iTunes or Stitcher. They are posted every Tuesday.
  3. Addictions
    Now in recovery, David Wagner hosts weekly in-depth discussions about a wide range of topics related to addiction. From interviews with individuals who have conquered addiction to strategies for physical and mental withdrawal. The goal of these podcasts is to help anyone touched by drug or alcohol abuse. Subscribe via Player FM or access a full list of episodes by clicking here. More about Wagner’s personal struggle with opioid painkillers is available at
  4. That Sober Guy
    This podcast was founded by and hosted by Shane Ramer. That Sober Guy Radio is dedicated to building greater awareness of issues related to mental health, addiction and substance abuse. Podcasts focus on living a positive, healthy and sober lifestyle free of alcohol and other drugs. Ramer’s expertise derives from his own struggle with alcoholism. The show features a mix of celebrity guests and everyday people who have experienced addiction. It also includes those who have been touched in some way by drug and/or alcohol use. You can listen to his podcasts at or by clicking here.
  5. Recovery Innovators Radio
    This shows features addiction recovery experts and individuals who have experienced addictions firsthand. Listen to experts dedicated to helping people recover from the use of drugs or alcohol. Recovery Innovators Radio also provides a learning and networking tools. These help professionals in the addiction recovery field to share innovative approaches.5 Topics include the therapeutic benefits of yoga to the importance of nutrition. Episodes are available on Player FM and Stitcher.
  6. HOME podcast
    Hosted by Laura McKowen and Holly Whitaker, podcasts discuss life questions through the lens of addiction recovery. McKowen and Whitaker met through an Instagram exchange about concert tickets and sobriety. On Aug. 23, 2017, they celebrated the 100th episode of HOME. Podcasts feature addiction experts and a wide range of topics such as financial implications of addiction, addiction and the brain, alternative therapeutic approaches and far more.