Recovery Guru & Author Joseph W. Naus Joins Us In Studio Discussing His Life, Work, & Recovery

RMA-Episode 60-Show Notes:

 

This week on RMA we welcome our first in-studio guest, Joseph Naus, the author of the wildly successful addiction and recovery memoirs, Straight Pepper Diet and The Palsgraf Revelation. Joseph was kind enough to give us some time to talk about his books and his recovery, and he also accompanied Nat on his Recovery in the News scat singing! 

 

We recorded two episodes a little while ago where we reviewed Joseph’s books and gave our impressions, so if you want some background on that make sure to give episodes 42 and 43 a listen. 

 

Some of you who joined us more recently might be wondering, “but who is this Joseph Naus person?” In his own words,  “On Tuesday, I was a respected civil trial lawyer making six-figures. On Wednesday, I woke up handcuffed to a hospital bed charged with attempted murder … and then it got worse.” 

Joseph W. Naus was born in 1971. He graduated from Pepperdine Law and passed the Bar in 1997. As related in his harrowing yet hopeful memoir, Straight Pepper Diet, Joseph was raised by his mom, a heroin addict turned shut-in depressive, amidst crime and poverty. At age 32, Joseph’s American Dream life became a nightmare when his addictions to sex, alcohol and cigarettes collided and exploded. 

 

Despite the odds, Joseph is alive and well. He lives in Highland Park in Los Angeles with his wife, Theresa, and their cat, Bogey, and released his follow-up memoir The Palsgraf Revelation on February 15, 2020. 

 

Join us as we have a conversation with Joseph and find out how he managed to bounce off a dark, low bottom to now enjoy a full life in the light of recovery.

Plus, the week in review and the usual hijinks on live, in-studio, storeroom-filled episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages. 

 

LINKS:

 

Joseph Naus:

 

www.josephwnaus.com

Straight Pepper Diet is available here—-> https://amzn.to/3nAZPw4 Use this link and help out RMA~! 

 

Palsgraf Revelation buy here and help the show~! https://amzn.to/3bo7po1

 

Recovery News You Can Use

 

https://www.soberliningsplaybook.com/

Recovery in the News:

 
Non-Alcoholic Beverages Sales Up During Pandemic

Lawmakers want to strengthen access to non-religious substance abuse treatment services

 

The Week in Weird:

 

Dogman or Bigfoot?

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