Episode 22 – Building an Online Recovery Community with Paul Churchill

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Episode 22 – Building an Online Recovery Community with Paul Churchill

Nuggets from the show.

  • The stigma of addiction can be just as dangerous as the drug – one of the benefits of community is it allows us to escape this stigma.

  • Coming out of the closet about being an addict can be just as challenging as coming out of the closet about being gay.

  • “You can tell where someone is on their journey when they can focus on the similarities and not the differences”.

Hope Mindful Compassion Show – Episode 22 – Building an Online Recovery Community with Paul Churchill

A conversation between Paul Churchill and Paul Garrigan

In this week’s episode, we are delighted to have Paul Churchill from Recovery Elevator on the Show. Paul has built a successful online recovery community, and his podcast is coming up to 1,000,000 downloads. Today he talks about the importance of community for those trying to break free of addiction, and we discuss how modern technology such as podcasts can provide this.

You can listen to Paul’s podcast on his website or download it on iTunes or an Android app.

  • Why is community important for people in recovery?

  • Why was podcasting useful for your recovery?

  • How did you build a community around your recovery podcast?

  • Why has the ‘Recovery Elevator’ podcast managed to become so popular?

  • Why would people want to get involved in an online community?

  • How can recovery podcasts help people trying to escape addiction?

  • What advice would you give to people interested in blogging or podcasting?

  • What is the best advice you can give somebody trying to quit addiction?

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