Recovery Uncensored Episodes

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

March 17, 2022

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 oth…

Recovery Uncensored Ep. 40: The Teenage Meth Chronicles

Feb. 15, 2022

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 …

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

Jan. 25, 2022

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 …

Recovery Uncensored Ep 38: Rock-N-Roll Recovery

Jan. 18, 2022

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…

Recovery Uncensored Ep. 37: Trauma Unveiled

Jan. 11, 2022

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…

Recovery Uncensored Ep. 36: Sober AF!

Jan. 4, 2022

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 …

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

Oct. 7, 2021

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 suff…

Recovery Uncensored Ep 34: His Roaring 20's

Sept. 7, 2021

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 continuou…

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

Aug. 24, 2021

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 feel sociabl…

Recovery Uncensored Ep 32: Red Road to Wellbriety

Aug. 3, 2021

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 our guests' testim…

Recovery Uncensored Ep 31: Let's Rave!

July 14, 2021

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 …

Recovery Uncensored Ep 30: From Disney to Dope

July 13, 2021

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 planti…

Recovery Uncensored Ep 29: A Guy Named Brian

July 2, 2021

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 an…

Recovery Uncensored Ep. 28: When Does a Jailbird Fly Free?

June 8, 2021

From a small town to multiple prisons, Colby joins us in the Big Z Media studio. He shares how his release from prison and reflecting on the years of using drugs and alcohol inspired him to make a change and give recovery a …

Recovery Uncensored Ep 27: Let's Talk About Sex (W/ Brianne Davis)

April 27, 2021

Episode 27 is unlike any other episode we have produced. During this episode, we shift gears into discussing sex and love addiction with Hollywood actress ( True Blood, Prom Night, Jarhead ), Brianne Davis, that is in recove…

Recovery Uncensored Ep 26: Two Sisters In Recovery Tell It All

April 13, 2021

Two sisters, Brittney Yotter, and Rachael Capriglione stop by the Big Z Media Studio and sit down with our host, Ty Bechel, to discuss family, addiction, and their love and support for one another in their recovery journey. …

Recovery Uncensored Ep 25: The Magic of Recovery

March 29, 2021

Mike joins us at the Big Z Media Studio to share his journey of recovery. From growing up with a single mom to experiencing secondary trauma, Mike takes us on a wild ride of cocaine binges and alcohol-induced blackouts. Thro…

Recovery Uncensored Ep. 24: Mom, I Don't Have A Problem, I Swear!

March 16, 2021

Lacey joins us in the Big Z Media Studio to discuss going from telling on herself at a house party to hiding her cocaine and heroin use from her family and friends. Moving around a lot during her childhood to many military b…

Recovery Uncensored Ep. 23: When Suicide Feels Like the Only Escape

Feb. 18, 2021

Morgan joins Recovery Uncensored's Ty Bechel at the Big Z Media studio and shares some of the most intimate moments of her life that makes us respect her even more. From foster care to her home going up in flames, she came t…

Recovery Uncensored Ep. 22: Mother's Drink Too

Feb. 18, 2021

Erin joins Recovery Uncensored's host, Ty Bechel in the Big Z Studio and reveals the shocking truth that mothers drink too. Her riveting testimony reveals what used to be fun turned into a bleak, resentment-fueled relationsh…

Recovery Uncensored Ep 21: A Brother's Revenge

Feb. 11, 2021

Professional MMA fighter, Brandon "QuickDraw" Lowe stops by the studio to meet with the host (and his brother) and share what it was like trying to love a brother that was spiraling out of control. We break the rules on Epis…

Recovery Uncensored Ep. 20: Country Boys Do Recover (And Survive)

Jan. 28, 2021

From a small town of only 1,250, Ryan tells it all about growing up in Shawneetown and going to juvenile prison. He describes in detail how his addiction progressed and his struggle to feel accepted during active addiction w…

Recovery Uncensored Ep. 19: A Hitchhiker's Guide to Recovery

Jan. 14, 2021

Leah joins us in the studio to take us on a wild ride of hitchhiking, mailing marijuana, and making sure she was hydrated with Gatorade while Vodka controlled her life. From Illinois to California, this unique and beautiful …

Recovery Uncensored Ep 18: Temper, Temper, Temper!

Jan. 5, 2021

Briana joins us in the studio to discuss growing up and not feeling like she fit in. From drunken cornfields to drug court, she not only struggled with drug addiction but a temper, too. After experiencing a traumatic event w…