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Recovery Talks by Kennedy Street

32 episodes - English - Latest episode: almost 2 years ago -

Kennedy Street Recovery is a recovery-focused charity, with a mission to create a sustainable, visible recovery community that promotes inclusiveness and combats stigma through community integration. Our purpose is to promote recovery from addiction; improve health and well-being and encourage social inclusion, through education, training and personal development.


Every week we dive deeper into the world of recovery, what it looks like, what it feels like and its far-reaching impact on many facets of society.


#KennedyStreetRecovery #RecoveryTalks


Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Recovery Talks: Alateen S01E32

June 10, 2021 12:27 - 55 minutes - 50.5 MB

On this weeks #RecoveryTalks​ we have two members of #Alanon​ who volunteer as sponsors in #Alateen​ meetings. Alateen is for teenage relatives and friends of alcoholics. Alateen is part of Al-Anon. Alateen facilitate meetings for 12-17 year olds. They meet to share their experiences of having, or having had, a problem drinker in their lives. They help and support each other. By attending meetings, young people gain an understanding of the illness and feel the benefits of realising they a...

Recovery Talks: DDAUK S01E31

April 27, 2021 23:50 - 53 minutes - 49.1 MB

#DDAUK​ is a peer led support group, based in London, that focuses on abstinence based recovery and mental health maintenance. They also welcome family members or friends affected by addiction of loved ones. DDAUK are currently running zoom meetings for their users and this has meant people further from London have joined the group. When not in lockdown, DDAUK run face to face meetings, creative groups such as art or meditation, bi annual retreats into the country, and other social events l...

Recovery Talks: Cafe Sobar S01 E30

April 19, 2021 11:32 - 53 minutes - 48.9 MB

The manager of cafe sobar, Jason Loftus, has been running this CiC for seven years, and along with the cafe runs several creative projects within it. Cafe sobar is under the umbrella of #DoubleImpactNottingham​ previously on #RecoveryTalks​ #CafeSobar​ has poetry groups, music groups, and other creative meetings. Before lockdown #CafeSobar​ was doing music shows and poetry readings where performers were almost all in #Recovery​. The cafe was used very much as a community hub for people to g...

Recovery Talks: We Are Not Saints S01E29

April 15, 2021 11:49 - 46 minutes - 42.9 MB

Introducing Chris De Bank from #WeAreNotSaints​ was established in 2018. It is a platform for musicians in recovery from addiction, to re-discover their creativity and find their way to be active in the music world, without having to face the dangers presented to them in the conventional music scene. ​ They help their artists to develop, record, release and perform their music live, all in a safe supported way that puts their recovery at the heart of everything they do. They also host bri...

Recovery Talks: Soberistas S01 E28

April 13, 2021 19:52 - 44 minutes - 41.2 MB

This week we will be joined by Lucy Rocca from Soberistas – a worldwide non-judgemental community of friendly people helping each other kick the booze and stay sober! Lucy quit drinking in 2011 after a complicated history with alcohol left her in hospital with no recollection of how she got there. Eighteen months later, Lucy launched the social network website Soberistas which soon became home to thousands of people all looking to address their own problematic relationships with alcohol. S...

Recovery Talks: Win Parry S1E27

March 20, 2021 15:17 - 57 minutes - 52.6 MB

With Todays #RecoveryTalks​ we will focus on denial of addiction, with our guest speaker Win Parry. Contact number: 07990 673 950 Win spent 25-years as Director of Addiction Treatments at Priory Hospital Group before establishing herself as one of the leading independent practitioners in 2001. Win's experience and knowledge covers all areas of Drug, Alcohol, Sex and Gambling addiction, Eating disorders, Compulsive spending, as well as Relationship, Depression, Trauma and Abuse Counsellin...

Recovery Talks: The Comeback S01E26

March 20, 2021 04:20 - 56 minutes - 51.4 MB

'The Comeback' is funded by local authority and Public Health England, it is an abstinence based recovery drop-in and professional art studio. It was set up and is run by people in recovery, who are supported by a team of community volunteers and creative professionals. Today we are blessed to have 3 guests from #TheComeback​ who are part of The North East Lincolnshire #Recovery​ Community. We will be speaking to Sam Delaney, who is the founder and director of #CreativeStartArtsInHealthCIC...

Recovery Talks: Gamcare S1E25

February 09, 2021 13:55 - 51 minutes - 47.6 MB

Joining us today on our #RecoveryTalks​ is Annette Denby and Matt Burgiss from #Gamcare​. Annette will be talking about Gambling related harms and lived experience in particularly in Women and Young females. Matt will be speaking about his work with the youth programme, gambling, gaming for young people and his own lived experience. Gamcare - www.gamcare.org.uk National gambling Helpline - FREEPHONE: 0808 8020 133 Seeking Women’s Voices: Gamcare are conducting a short survey to gather ...

Recovery Talks: Kerry Higham S1E24

February 08, 2021 13:17 - 1 hour - 55.7 MB

Todays #RecoveryTalks​ will be with the fabulous Kerrie Higham from #TheWellCommunities​ in Lancashire. The Well Communities gives support to people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction through therapy, counselling, peer mentoring, employment training and social activities. At the heart of the recovery community in North Lancashire and Cumbria. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Recovery Talks: Cocaine Anonymous S1E23

February 06, 2021 14:53 - 54 minutes - 49.7 MB

Joining us today on our #RecoveryTalks​ chat is Jay, a very grateful member of #CaScotland​ He joined #CocaineAnonymous​ at the age of 21 years old and is honoured to say he is free from the shackles of mind and mood altering substances and has 13 months sobriety through continued work of the 12 step programme. Jay, says: "I am a recovering drug addict. After a traumatic experience in my life, I turned to 7 years of addiction. Although for the first 4-5 years of drug use I wasn't aware ...

Recovery Talks: Stuart Green S1E22

January 19, 2021 04:27 - 54 minutes - 49.9 MB

Joining us today on our #RecoveryTalks​ chat is Stuart Green who is in Long term recovery. Stuart also works for #Aspire​ #Drug​ and #Alcohol​ services in #Doncaster​ http://www.aspire.community/our-servi...​ He is also part of the national LERO group – Lived experience recovery organisations. Stuart is mindful about how we carry the message to Whitehall about recovery. His passion is in strength and asset based work and the power people hold to recover. He has spoke internationally on...

Recovery Talks: Double Impact Services S1E21

January 14, 2021 12:00 - 51 minutes - 47.3 MB

Join our #KennedyStCiO​ #RecoveryTalks​ chat with Graham, he is the Chief Exec of #DoubleImpact​ Services, in an East Midlands Drug and Alcohol Recovery Charity. Their mission is to promote #Recovery​ from #Addictions​. The overall aim is to support people to build networks that strengthen recovery and create wellbeing. Double Impact rebuilds lives shattered by addiction. They believe that with the right support at the right time, people can and do recover fully. Their services include:...

Recovery Talks: Ian Semel Breakeven S1E20

January 13, 2021 11:04 - 45 minutes - 41.4 MB

Ian has been involved in the gambling industry for over 40 years. He spent 20 years as a pathological gambler and the last 20 as a treatment provider for anyone who is affected by problematic gambling with Breakeven, a charity he started on 2001 For 15 years Breakeven has been the partner of #Gamcare​ the UK's national centre for problematic gambling CONTACT: Ian Semel Area of Recovery/ Expertise/ Business is Problem Gambling Links to website and social media are website: http://ww...

Recovery Talks: Sun Lotus Recovery S1E19

December 13, 2020 14:17 - 49 minutes - 45.7 MB

We at #KennedyStCiO #RecoveryTalks are delighted to introduce you to this exciting innovative recovery programme. Until recently this programme had only been available in Brighton where it has been running for a few years and proven to be extremely successful for those who are looking for a more meaningful approach to recovery. The Sun Lotus Recovery Programme is the complete A to Z of Addiction & Recovery. It empowers individuals suffering from an addiction disorder through a process of...

Recovery Talks: Smart Recovery S01E18

December 09, 2020 15:35 - 1 hour - 56.3 MB

Join us on our #RecoveryTalks podcast with myself, Clare Kennedy CEO of #KennedyStCiO and our #Patron and co founder #KevinKennedy Chatting with Dr Charlie Orton from #SmartRecovery Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Recovery Talks: UKAT S01E17

November 28, 2020 02:49 - 56 minutes - 51.6 MB

Do you have addiction problems? Have you heard of UKAT? What have you heard about private rehabs? Do you want to know how private rehabs work? Which rehab might be good for you? Todays #RecoveryTalks is with Nuno from #UKAT talking about how important treatment is for those with addiction issues. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Recovery Talks: Cross Addiction S01E16

October 20, 2020 14:55 - 52 minutes - 48.4 MB

In this episode of #RecoveryTalks we are joined by Neil Kerr who bravely opens up about his struggle with the devastation of cross addiction. Cross addiction is where sufferers find themselves battling multiple addictions at the same time. This unfortunately is more common than you might think, as addiction doesn't discriminate. Neil shares his tumultuous experience and his story of realisation, understanding and recovery. #KennedyStreetCiO #RecoveryTalks #CrossAddiction Our GDPR privacy po...

Recovery Talks: Gamblers Anonymous S01E15

October 20, 2020 14:37 - 1 hour - 62 MB

In this episode of #RecoveryTalks, Clare and Kevin Kennedy are joined by Dan from the Gamblers Anonymous fellowship. While it becomes a habit to talk about addiction from the perspective of substances, we are definitely aware of the many types of addiction that can be equally as devastating to the lives of many who suffer. And, it's definitely true for gambling addiction. Dan shares his experience and his story on this very real and yet overlooked disease. #KennedyStreetCiO #RecoveryTalks #Ga...

Recovery Talks: Citrus Ornge S01E13

September 12, 2020 15:08 - 45 minutes - 41.7 MB

In this episode of Recovery Talks. We are joined by one of the amazing Road2Recovery headline sponsors and business connections, Citrus Ornge. We discuss Kennedy Street, our first ever successful fundraiser and Citrus Ornge. For more information, please visit: Citrus Ornge Media - www.citrusornge.com www.kennedystreetcio.org Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Recovery Talks: Sober Is Fun S01E14

September 12, 2020 11:58 - 54 minutes - 49.8 MB

In this episode of #RecoveryTalks, Clare and Kevin Kennedy talk to Martye Davies from Sober Is Fun who shares his experience, strength and hope around recovery from addiction and recovery from Gambling addiction. #KennedyStCio #RecoveryTalks #Recovery #SoberIsFun #Addiction Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Recovery Talks: Dr. Robert Lefever Pt. 2 S01E12

September 12, 2020 11:27 - 1 hour - 55.5 MB

Clare and Kevin are joined again by one of the UK's leading addictions psychiatrists, the wonderful Dr. Robert Lefever, to talk about recovery. From British private school to serving in the army, from addiction creating his own rehab, to say that Robert has had an eventful life is respectfully an understatement. Here Robert discusses his journey into recovery, the unfortnate passing of his late wife Meg and his ideal of needing creativity, spontaneity and enthusiasm. He also explains his the...

Recovery Talks: Cocaine Anonymous S01E11

July 13, 2020 08:56 - 1 hour - 59.3 MB

On this episode of recovery talks, Clare and Kevin are joined by two recovering addicts from Cocaine Anonymous, Joe and Edward. Both men bravely share their immense struggles of their experience with substance mis-use and addiction. From initiation, to their professional life, to the effects on family, they lay their stories bare. Their journeys are not only insightful but inspiring as they show that recovery and a new way of life is possible. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8...

Recovery Talks: Dr. Robert Lefever S01E10

July 12, 2020 22:43 - 1 hour - 55.2 MB

On today's #KennedyStCiO #RecoveryTalks we have one of the UK's leading addictions psychiatrist Dr. Robert Lefever here to talk about recovery. From British private school to serving in the army, from addiction creating his own rehab, to say that Robert has had an eventful life is respectfully an understatement. Here Robert discusses his journey into recovery, the unfortnate passing of his late wife Meg and his ideal of needing creativity, spontaneity and enthusiasm. He also explains his theo...

Recovery Talks: Family Recovery S01E09

July 12, 2020 22:20 - 57 minutes - 52.8 MB

In this episode of #recoverytalks, we delve into the area of family recovery. Clare, Kevin and Julie from Al-Anon discuss the tremendous affects on family in the battle of addiction and recovery, espically considering the current pandemic. And, how families are impacted by the illness. With several years of experience and sobriety under their belt collectively, they uncover their thoughts, ideas and solutions to dealing with loved ones who have been greatly affected by addiction. Hopefully, o...

Recovery Talks: Kenny Brady the Mental Health Nurse S01E08

July 12, 2020 21:33 - 1 hour - 58.6 MB

In this episode of #recoverytalks, Clare and Kevin are joined by the lovely Kenny Brady. Kenny bravely shares his struggle with addiction and his journey into recovery. He also shares his outlook on his behaviors and psychological patterns from a mental health perspective. They discuss the tremendous effects of the current pandemic on mental health and it's close relationship to addiction. Kenny talks openly about the unfortunate stigma of addict and those in recovery, breaking down the idea ...

Recovery Talks: Al-Anon S01E07

July 12, 2020 21:26 - 41 minutes - 37.7 MB

Clare and Kevin are joined by Steve from Al-Anon. Al-Anon is a support group for family, friends and loved ones of alcoholics. Steve shares how he came into the community. He gives an insight in what to expect from the service. But also how it helped him to comes to terms with what was happening, dealing with denial and dealing with the fear surrounding those suffering with addiction. His experience of connecting with like minded people and his realisation of knowing he's not alone is a testa...

Recovery Talks: Chris Stewart S01E06

July 12, 2020 21:25 - 50 minutes - 46.6 MB

Clare talks to Chris Stewart from Mental Health First Aid, whos mission is to go into various corperate environments and give those in need the tools in order to help to look after their mental health. Chris himself has been in recovery for many years and kindly shares his experience as well as his outlook on the health wellbeing aspect to recovery. While gracefully explaining the relationship between mental health and substance mis-use, he delves into the concept behing Mental Health First A...

Recovery Talks: Kerrie Higham S01E05

July 12, 2020 21:23 - 34 minutes - 31.9 MB

Clare talks to Kerrie Ingram, one of the directors of The Well Communities. The Well Communities is an incredible organisation that gives support to people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. She talks about how The Well was established and it's roots in wanting to lend support for those battling recovery behind bars and after they've served their sentence. She explains the vision of The Well and how it has been built up over the last 8 years to become a Godsend in the recovery commun...

Recovery Talks: Sam Bailey S01E04

July 12, 2020 21:21 - 49 minutes - 45.2 MB

Sam bravely discusses her perspective as a sober life line to her family battling addiction throughout her life. She shares the tragic path of her father's alcoholism that unfortunately led to his ultimate demise and the further struggles that faced her brothers. Her and Clare also decide to open up on the reality of addressing addiction and alcohol with their children as parents from their own unique experiences. Both ladies show that whatever your background experience in the world of recov...

Recovery Talks: Denise Welch S01E03

July 12, 2020 21:21 - 47 minutes - 43.9 MB

In this episode of #recoverytalks, Clare and Kevin are joined by the incredible Denise Welch. Denise gets personally talking about how her and her family have been adjusting to the current pandemic. She talks about her history with depression and anxiety. And, she talks candidly about her headspace during these times with 8 years of sobriety under her belt. Having suffered from the troubles of drugs and alcohol, she discusses her journey into sobriety and her wonderful relationship with Linco...

Recovery Talks: Brothers in Recovery S01E02

July 03, 2020 05:21 - 55 minutes - 63.6 MB

In this episode of #recoverytalks, we delve even further into the area of family recovery. Clare & Kevin are joined with two special guests, brothers Paul and Chris. From the height of the 80's rave scene to marriage and kids and even grief. The brother bravely tell their story of substance misuse and the tumultuous journey into recovery. They further discuss the tremendous affects on family in the battle of addiction and recovery. And, how families are impacted by the illness. With their ext...

Recovery Talks: Fathers in Recovery S01E01

June 24, 2020 20:12 - 1 hour - 57.8 MB

In this episode of #recoverytalks, we delve into the area of family recovery. Clare, Kevin, Stewart and Kenny discuss the tremendous effects on family in the battle of addiction, especially as fathers. And, how families are impacted by the illness. With several years of experience and sobriety under their belt collectively, they uncover their thoughts, ideas and solutions to dealing with loved ones who have been greatly affected by addiction. Hopefully, our listeners can see that there is hop...

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