Real Sobriety Podcast



Alcoholic and addict Robert McClellan shares recovery tips, stories, and his experiences in sobriety and addiction recovery. An oasis of reason and encouragement for anyone seeking a caring voice about recovery from addiction. Honest and open, Robert is down-to-earth, humorous, and a passionate advocate for removing the stigma of addiction. Alcoholics, addicts, anyone with an interest or investment in sobriety will find these short podcasts interesting and inspiring. A writer, filmmaker, prison nurse, and sobriety coach, Robert's website is at


  • Special COVID-19 Quarantine Episode

    Special COVID-19 Quarantine Episode

    19/04/2020 Duración: 32min

    In this special episode Jill and Robert team up to present a combination Into The Planet and Real Sobriety Podcast discussing the pandemic, relationships, isolation, recovery, and what the world may look like once we are all able to join each other again outside. 

  • Real Sobriety Podcast Ep. 109

    Real Sobriety Podcast Ep. 109

    08/02/2020 Duración: 08min

    The addiction recovery journey continues. Robert shares a few bite-sized snippets of how to be happy in successful recovery and where the podcast has been.

  • Is Addiction a Disease? A Choice? A Moral Failing? Who Cares?!!

    Is Addiction a Disease? A Choice? A Moral Failing? Who Cares?!!

    14/10/2019 Duración: 10min

    Is addiction a disease? A moral failing? A choice? Who cares?!! Robert shares his thoughts on this controversial subject that often comes up in discussions of alcoholism and drug addiction.

  • Recovery, Writing and Punk Rock with Claire Rudy Foster

    Recovery, Writing and Punk Rock with Claire Rudy Foster

    20/09/2019 Duración: 38min

    Claire Rudy Foster AKA "Foster" joins Robert. A fun, lively conversation about addiction recovery, writing and publishing, and early punk rock influences.

  • Getting Sober Without God

    Getting Sober Without God

    20/09/2019 Duración: 40min

    Join Robert with guest Jeffrey Munn, author of Getting Sober Without God - The Practical 12 Steps to Long-Term Recovery from Alcoholism and Addiction. Jeffrey's book is leading to remarkable conversations about the Higher Power concept in 12 Step addiction recovery programs.

  • Susan Dlouhy Interview: Giving Back in Recovery

    Susan Dlouhy Interview: Giving Back in Recovery

    14/09/2019 Duración: 25min

    Susan Dlouhy is a professional who works with the "Developmentally Different" community. Susan joins Robert McClellan in a cheerful, positive conversation about what it is like to be in successful long term addiction recovery, and what responsibilities we all have to serve others.

  • A Conversation With Recovery Coach and Author Paul Silva

    A Conversation With Recovery Coach and Author Paul Silva

    04/09/2019 Duración: 40min

    Recovery coach, author, and professional chef Paul Silva joins Robert McClellan for an insightful conversation about addiction recovery, social media and living a happy successful life in sobriety. Paul is the author of the popular recovery book, Longing for the Spirit and an acclaimed life coach who specializes in helping people find a path to successful addiction recovery.

  • The Recovery Community and Social Media

    The Recovery Community and Social Media

    27/08/2019 Duración: 19min

    The recovery community is present on all social media platforms from Instagram to Facebook to Twitter. When I got sober in 1989 we had much more face-to-face connection. But this is not to say that the past was better. Today, addicts and alcoholics in recovery can reach out from a smart-phone and reach thousands of others in recovery, anywhere in the world. With podcasts, blogs, and videos, people in recovery are more connected than ever.

  • Sober Biker Clubs with Documentary Filmmaker Jill Heinerth

    Sober Biker Clubs with Documentary Filmmaker Jill Heinerth

    14/08/2019 Duración: 12min

    The Real Sobriety film was framed around a sober motorcycle club. Filmmaker and Robert's wife, Jill Heinerth shares her insight into working with and learning from hardcore sober bikers.

  • Real Sobriety Ep. 101

    Real Sobriety Ep. 101

    02/08/2019 Duración: 16min

    Lots of cool stuff happening! Real Sobriety reaches 101 episodes. Robert McClellan updates the audience with plans for the future of the podcast, books, and other creative projects.

  • One Hundred Episodes!

    One Hundred Episodes!

    17/05/2019 Duración: 13min

    Yes, this is episode 100! Time to do a re-introduction and ponder the question: Do we ever recover from drug and alcohol addiction?

  • Relapse is Not Part of Recovery

    Relapse is Not Part of Recovery

    01/05/2019 Duración: 05min

    Can we please stop saying relapse is a part of recovery? My friend and fellow blogger/podcaster Paul Silva over at Buzzkill Pod tweeted a very profound message about relapse. It is part of our addiction, not our recovery.

  • Real Sobriety Life in a Sober World

    Real Sobriety Life in a Sober World

    18/03/2019 Duración: 03min

    Living in the sober world. Many of us when new to addiction recovery find it really hard to adjust to life in the sober world. It takes courage and trust to move forward.

  • Real Sobriety Ep. 97

    Real Sobriety Ep. 97

    01/02/2019 Duración: 04min

    People in addiction recovery need help and support but we are often too timid to ask for it. Robert McClellan of shares his insight in this short podcast about finding a support team, even after 29 years sober.

  • Real Sobriety Ep. 96

    Real Sobriety Ep. 96

    05/01/2019 Duración: 17min

    Our first ever guest - my wife Jill Heinerth joins me and shares what life is like as the partner of a person in addiction recovery. From our early dating days to the present - where Jill shares life with an occasionally crazy person, this is an insightful look at a couple's happy marriage with recovery playing a big role in their success. 

  • Real Sobriety Ep. 95

    Real Sobriety Ep. 95

    05/12/2018 Duración: 06min

    Fall off the face of the earth.

  • Real Sobriety Ep. 94

    Real Sobriety Ep. 94

    19/10/2018 Duración: 03min

    Addiction recovery is not a competitive sport!

  • Real Sobriety Ep. 93

    Real Sobriety Ep. 93

    02/10/2018 Duración: 05min

    Is Judge Brett Kavanaugh an Alcoholic?

  • Real Sobriety Ep. 92

    Real Sobriety Ep. 92

    10/09/2018 Duración: 04min

    Overwhelmed in addiction recovery? Make time to care for yourself.

  • Real Sobriety Ep.91

    Real Sobriety Ep.91

    28/08/2018 Duración: 04min

    Legal Cannabis and the addicted person in recovery

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