Writing Your Way to Recovery

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This Week on Talk Recovery Radio

This week on Talk Recovery Radio 3 guests, 2 parts, first half of the show James Brown and Patrick O’Neil, the co authors of the book “Writing Your Way to Recovery: How Stories Can Save Our Lives”. Second half of the show Neal Mitchell a dad in recovery, shares his experience strength and hope from families recovery society.

Guest 1

About the book: “Writing Your Way to Recovery: How Stories Can Save Our Lives” is an extraordinary collection of personal stories and creative writing exercises designed to help others achieve lasting sobriety. This book provides a vital roadmap to the artistic, personal and spiritual growth to all those battling addiction.

The authors of this unique approach to recovery should be dead. That they are not is a testament to the resiliency of the human spirit and the power of hope. Although they now share over three decades of sobriety, they spent even more years as alcoholics and addicts.

Hell on earth is real for those suffering from substance abuse, but the authors know that there is a way out of this hell. For they have lived it, and in these pages they offer the

About James Brown: JAMES BROWN is the author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Apology to the Young Addict, The Los Angeles  Diaries and This River. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and the Nelson Algren Literary Award in short fiction. Brown’s work has appeared in GQ, The New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Ploughshares, New England Review, and many other publications.

Patrick O’Neil Social Media 

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James Brown’s Website


Guest 2

Neal Mitchell is a dad in recovery with a supportive wife, Andi and their three children. Neal has been instrumental in organizing and the Dad’s Recovery private Facebook group and Monday night Speaker Meeting. He serves on the Board of Directors because he believes in the mission of Family Recovery Society and wants to be a part of the solution for families in recovery from addiction.  

Family Recovery Society

Family Recovery Society is a non-profit organization that supports parents on their pathway to recovery from addiction. We offer weekly support meetings, leadership opportunities, education and resources that help build strong, empowered families. 

We believe that supporting and connecting parents is the best way to build long-term, sustainable recovery for families. The work we do in Family Recovery Society is helping break generational trauma patterns by creating opportunities for connection, education and empowerment to the mothers, fathers and children in our recovery community. 

​Family Recovery Society Social Media 

Facebook | Website

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