RMA-Episode 74 Show Notes:
Mishka Shubaly wears many hats; writer, musician, ultrarunner, podcaster. His Kindle Singles for Amazon have all been bestsellers. He writes true stories about drink, drugs, disasters, desire, deception and their aftermath. His work has been praised for its grit, humor, fearlessness and heart.
His first hardcover memoir, “I Swear I’ll Make It Up to You” is a compelling and important book that describes in detail Mishka’s journey from alcoholic drug abuser to sober ultrarunner.
In April 2020 Mishka published the NY Times Best-Selling audible book Cold Turkey, a step by step roadmap for approaching the first month of sobriety. With the benefit and experience of twelve years of sobriety, Mishka addresses the slippery nature of alcoholism, and the messy, anxiety-ridden process of making the decision to stop drinking once and for all.
Much like your intrepid RMA hosts, Shubaly believes that there is no one-size-fits-all plan for recovery. He refutes the notion that the one and only solution for those struggling are 12-step programs and provides a guide for those who want a different approach to getting sober.
On this week’s episode, Mike and Nat engage in a free-ranging conversation with Mishka on topics ranging from harm reduction and the use of cannabis in recovery, to the nature of addiction, running, and the most effective ways to quit drinking and ensure a lasting recovery. It’s a great conversation with a fascinating guest who holds a controversial opinion or two. Hope you enjoy it!
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