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Casting Light: The Guiding Light Podcast Begins Season 2

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What happens when you get a recovering heroin addict, alcoholic, and under-employed social worker together and tell them to record a podcast? You get season two of Casting Light, a podcast from Guiding Light.

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We decided to go in a little bit of a different direction this season, and got our very own life coaches Dan, Debbie, and former Recovery client Doug to host the show. We wanted to talk more conversationally about recovery and what it really looks like in real life. Guests include former Guiding Light clients, Spiritual Directors, community leaders, and men and women from all walks of life to discuss what it means to live life in recovery. The first two episodes are now available for streaming on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, with new episodes dropping every Thursday. You can also watch full episodes and clips on our YouTube Channel at Casting Light Podcast.

What does it mean to be in recovery? What does life look like now, and how did we get there? What keeps us going? These are the questions we want to dive in to. We want to discuss and bring to the listener conversations about what makes the approach to substance abuse treatment at Guiding Light so unique, and why it is so relatively successful compared to similar programs. “I’ve worked in mental health facilities that were all insurance-based,” said Debbie in episode one. “And you go in and if treatment can’t be evidence-based and studied for decades then it can’t ‘work’ there. And I think that’s one thing that’s different about Guiding Light, the concept of fun gets lost in clinical settings and treatment…and sometimes treatment looks like enjoying your actual life.” At Guiding Light we strive to strike a balance, we give men access to realistic, evidence-based, professional substance abuse treatment. But we also try to give men the opportunity to realize that life in recovery is good, it can be fun, and it is possible to build a life for yourself that is worth staying sober for.

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