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Jan. 31, 2023

Episode 52: New Year, New Me LIVE! Special from 107.1 FM

In case you missed our live show that airs on Saturday nights, we gotchu covered! Host Ty Bechel, as always, was joined by his co-host, Bri on the Radio, and a returning guest from the recorded podcast, Dorie Hebblethwaite. W...

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Jan. 24, 2023

Episode 51: This One's For Ben

Amber Kite joins us in the studio to talk about everything recovery, but not before she gave a shout-out to her close friend, Ben, who tragically lost his life to suicide recently at the young age of 25. We discuss …

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Jan. 17, 2023

Episode 50: Back And Better Than Ever

Michael Wooten, owner of Effervescent Studios and person in recovery, joins Ty to discuss the past three years since he and his partner were last on the show. As many argue relapse if relapse is, or isn't, part of recovery, …

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Dec. 6, 2022

Episode 49: Lights, Camera, RECOVERY!

Ted Perkins, a former Warner Bros. and Universal Studios Executive, joins Ty Bechel from Los Angeles to share his expertise in films, writing, recovery, and his recently published book, Addicted in Film. The 300-page paperbac...

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Nov. 8, 2022

Episode 48: I'm Coming Home

Nate Hartmann, Vice President of Operations at Symetria Recovery, joins host Ty A. Bechel, all the way from Oswego, Illinois, a suburb outside of Chicago, to discuss his personal and professional journey. Nate, an Illinois na...

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Sept. 6, 2022

Episode 47: Judges Recover Too

Attorney, past specialty court judge (drug court), and social entrepreneur, Katie Sullivan , joins Recovery Uncensored from her home to share a remarkable story of trials, tribulations, and success that took her all the way t...

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Aug. 23, 2022

Episode 46: An Oxford Home Is Where the Heart Is

Zach George joined us in studio to talk about being an "everywhere man" and his struggles with homelessness and how it fueled his active addiction. From spending time in Ohio, Washington, and Texas, Zach knew he had to make ...

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Aug. 16, 2022

Episode 45: From Los Angeles with Love

Author, publisher, counselor, and Hollywood socialite, Leonard Buschel joins Recovery Uncensored all the way from Los Angeles, California, to discuss his journey through marijuana and MDMA addiction and share about his newly ...

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Aug. 9, 2022

Episode 44: It's Not You, It's Me (And the Paralyzing Fear of Being A…

Tara Demand joins host, Ty Bechel in the studio to discuss alcoholism and Adderall dependency finding her in her 30's. From experiencing a case of empty nest to climbing the corporate ladder in the medical field, Tara found ...

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July 19, 2022

Episode 43: Live from 107.1 FM

Hello, Recovery Uncensored fans! In case you didn't know, we started a spinoff show called Recovery Uncensored LIVE! that is live on the radio in the St. Louis region on 107.1 FM/1570 AM; you can stream live too! This is …

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July 12, 2022

Recovery Uncensored Ep. 42: Losing a Son is Never Easy, A Message fro…

The infamous Grandpa Jack, aka Jack Wilcox, joined us to discuss addiction, recovery, and losing his son to an opiate overdose that lived in Dayton, Ohio, one of the places hardest hit nationally by the opioid epidemic. Jack ...

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March 17, 2022

Recovery Uncensored Ep. 41: 2 Guests Are Better Than 1

Erica and Pam join us all the way from Hillsboro, Illinois, to discuss their journey through recovery and how the recovery movement has been taken shape in their region. Pam shares honestly about hiding her attraction to othe...

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Feb. 15, 2022

Recovery Uncensored Ep. 40: The Teenage Meth Chronicles

Katie McKenna joins me from her home in Pana, Illinois, via Zoom to share her story of daydreaming as a young kid of wanting to listen to rock-and-roll music and party with friends, becoming ungovernable as a teenager, and t...

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Jan. 25, 2022

Recovery Uncensored Ep. 39: Is Recovery Bigger In Texas?

Casey Arrillaga joins Ty all the way from Wimberley, Texas; Casey is a clinical social worker and chemical dependency counselor who has lived with and around addiction for all his life. He is now a therapist specializing in f...

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Jan. 18, 2022

Recovery Uncensored Ep 38: Rock-N-Roll Recovery

In Ep. 38: Rock-N-Roll Recovery, Shaun Howard, lead singer of the band Foreplay and the Shaun & Mike Duo, joins Recovery Uncensored to share his struggle with alcoholism that accompanied his night life as a talented vocalist ...

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Jan. 11, 2022

Recovery Uncensored Ep. 37: Trauma Unveiled

On Recovery Uncensored Ep. 37: Trauma Unveiled, Rick stops by the studio to share one of the most honest stories of adversity filled with extreme trauma, abandonment, and trying to find his place in a world where he could be …

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Jan. 4, 2022

Recovery Uncensored Ep. 36: Sober AF!

A new year, with a new guest all on Recovery Uncensored! On our first episode of 2022, our host, Ty Bechel, brought on Duke Rumely, founder of Sober AF Entertainment out of Colorado. Ty and Duke discuss Duke's history with …

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Oct. 7, 2021

Recovery Uncensored Ep 35: Harm Reduction - Good or Bad?

The controversial topic of harm reduction and syringe services programs (SSPs) - needle exchange - is discussed with our guest, Jen Nagel, who may seem radical in her ideology but has a glaring passion for helping those suffe...

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Sept. 7, 2021

Recovery Uncensored Ep 34: His Roaring 20's

Jake Grant joins us to discuss his three DUI's, three years in prison, and the romantic relationship he found while in residential treatment. Struggling to stay clean and sober, he worked day in and day out to find continuous...

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Aug. 24, 2021

Recovery Uncensored Ep 33: Ahoy! A Navy Man's Journey to the Abyss

Jason joins us in the studio to discuss his past trauma, mental health, time in the Navy, and his near-death experience. Troubled as a child and not feeling like he fits in, our guest found a way to make himself …

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Aug. 3, 2021

Recovery Uncensored Ep 32: Red Road to Wellbriety

Episode 32 with host, Ty Bechel, discusses pathways to recovery. There is a lot of chatter as of late that there are only a few ways that you can recover from a substance use disorder, but we have found in …

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July 14, 2021

Recovery Uncensored Ep 31: Let's Rave!

Heather sits down with Ty, host of Recovery Uncensored, at the Big Z Media studio. She discusses growing up after the divorce of her parents and adjusting to having two homes. As tension grew between her and her father, she …

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July 13, 2021

Recovery Uncensored Ep 30: From Disney to Dope

Allison stops by the Big Z Media studio and hangs out with Recovery Uncensored and drops the skinny about her remarkable story. Escaping Illinois and migrating to Florida, she entered a Disney intern program and began plantin...

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July 2, 2021

Recovery Uncensored Ep 29: A Guy Named Brian

Brian began telling his story that he once thought was boring... once he no longer felt nervous his narrated journey unpacked the insidious side of alcohol and prescription medication addiction that he hid from his family and...

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