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Welcome to Recovery Road, a podcast from Hazelden Publishing. Here you'll find the best thoughts, excerpts, and reflections from our most popular resources. These words, feelings, and insights from world-renowned authors have helped millions of people conquer substance use disorder so they can live their best lives. What's in these podcasts represents the best of the best—and we present them here for inspiration on your journey. Now more than ever, we need to find the calm in the chaos, stay focused on self-care, and remain on our path to long-term recovery. Remember, you are not alone. We are all in this together. So join us each day here on Recovery Road.

Jan 20, 2022

In his book The Spiritual Self: Reflections on Recovery and God, Dr. Abraham J. Twerski helps us understand the meaning of spirituality, and he offers insight on how to nurture our relationship with God while in recovery. In this excerpt, we learn ways that we can work on our character defects...


Jan 17, 2022

Three short meditations selected from mid-January entries in three of Hazelden Publishing's popular meditation series of books: Each Day a New Beginning, Twenty-Four Hours a Day, and Easy Does It. Today's Meditation Monday selections explore the theme of change and transformation as central to life in...


Jan 13, 2022

In their book Six Essentials to Achieve Lasting Recovery, Dr. Sterling T. Shumway and Dr. Thomas G. Kimball offer guiding principles that are key to long-term recovery. This excerpt describes "value nurturing," including examples of how this practice can help us shift from negative self-talk to positive hope in our...


Jan 10, 2022

Three short meditations selected from early January entries in three of Hazelden Publishing's popular meditation series of books: Walk in Dry Places, If You Leave Me, Can I Come with You? and Day by Day. Today's Meditation Monday selections are gathered around the theme...


Jan 6, 2022

In her book Fearless Relationships: Simple Rules for Lifelong Contentment, Karen Casey offers guidance about what can help or hinder our relationships. In this excerpt, we explore the ways we can grow when we are willing to understand situations from a fresh...