Manage episode 299874460 series 2969932
Russell talks to real people with compelling stories of addiction, dependency and recovery about how they deal with becoming ‘clean’ and preventing relapses back into addiction.
This week Russell (14 years clean) talks to Tosca (21 years clean), Steve (10 years sober) and Natasha (clean for 1,605 days) about what the idea of recovery means to them and their experiences of the 12-step process.
Russell and his guests talk about their time as addicts and, as always, the show lurches from “humorous” to “harrowing”
Along the way we find ourselves under the stage at Wembley Stadium during Live Aid, hitching a ride on the number 44 bus and at Steve’s daughter’s wedding – which he says was “like all the jackpots coming at once.”
The show touches on the gallows humour that is an essential part of the recovery process – with Steve and Russell bemoaning the fact that “outdoor lager” isn’t as strong as it used to be – but, at its heart this, show is about recovery, the twelve step process and the fact that there is hope and help for anyone struggling with addiction if they’re prepared to accept it.