One Day at a Time: In Recovery in Baltimore Host Theo Hill brings an interesting background to this podcast about addiction and recovery. He's been in recovery himself for 19 years now, after struggling with a heroin addiction for much of his life. Today, Theo drives a truck for a living and also works as a certified counselor at Alcohol and Drug Intervention (ADI) in Glen Burnie.Join Theo and his guests for honest, intimate, and personal conversations about the lure of addiction, the toll it takes, and the strength required to overcome its grip.
One Day at a Time:  In Recovery in Baltimore

One Day at a Time: In Recovery in Baltimore

From WYPR - 88.1 FM Baltimore

Host Theo Hill brings an interesting background to this podcast about addiction and recovery. He's been in recovery himself for 19 years now, after struggling with a heroin addiction for much of his life. Today, Theo drives a truck for a living and also works as a certified counselor at Alcohol and Drug Intervention (ADI) in Glen Burnie.Join Theo and his guests for honest, intimate, and personal conversations about the lure of addiction, the toll it takes, and the strength required to overcome its grip.

Most Recent Episodes

Three Years Clean: Joe's Journey

For Joe, drugs were a convenient escape from childhood trauma, but when he was introduced to crack cocaine at age thirteen, he slipped fast into the grip of addiction. By age 17, Joe was sent to prison for robbery and assault. When he got out, eight years later, he discovered a new addiction – fentanyl. Joe talks with Theo about the near-death overdose that ultimately spurred him into recovery, where he finally had to face a lifetime of unresolved personal pain. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Don't Let Fear Keep You Stuck: Sheila's Story

Theo's guest, Sheila, suffered an abusive childhood that led to shyness, depression and low self-esteem. In high school, she found a way to an escape and feel comfortable in her own skin: alcohol, marijuana, and then heroin. Her addiction kept her from graduating high school. She ended up getting pregnant, and finally as a young mother she realized that she needed to get clean, for herself and for her son. Sheila talks with Theo about what it takes to break out of what is comfortable and move on to what's meaningful. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

I Finally Got Honest: Lee Ann's Testimonial

Lee Ann spent many years as a functional addict, abusing alcohol and marijuana, but when a neighbor introduced her to crack cocaine, her life crumbled in a hurry. She lost her job, emptied her 401k to pay for her habit, and her house went into foreclosure. Lee Ann talks with Theo about her humbling road to recovery and what it's taken to put her life back together. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

I Did The Drugs, The Drugs Did Me: Mike's Story

When Mike got out of the Army, it was at the height of the US cocaine epidemic. He was already abusing other drugs and alcohol, but when he started shooting cocaine, he lost control of his life. Mike lost his marriage, his job, and kids, and his home, and he ended up of the streets of Baltimore. Mike joins Theo to talk about his long road to recovery, his lessons learned, and his 31 years clean. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Living The Unspeakable: A Conversation With Robert Kanter

Today, Robert Kanter is an international recovery and family advocate. When he talks about addiction, he speaks from experience. At one point, Robert's drug and alcohol use had destroyed his life. After he recovered, he almost lost his daughter to an overdose. Robert talks with Theo about his family's own journey and the work he does now to support other families suffering from addiction. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

I Didn't Know How To Stop: Elaine's Story

Fun and freedom went hand in hand with marijuana and LSD for Elaine when she was a teenager. Then came the amphetamines, which her doctor prescribed for a weight issue. Add to the mix alcohol, and then heroin, and Elaine found herself locked into a 30-year cycle of addiction. Elaine is clean today, and she talks with Theo about what keeps her that way. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Life Starts Showing Up: Mary's Story

Mary felt invisible when she was a kid. She was a middle child in a family preoccupied by multiple illnesses. She knows now that she was clinically depressed, but at the time, all she knew was that illicit drugs provided her some relief. After years of addiction, she got clean, had a good job, and a family, but a relapse threw her into a tailspin. She's starting over now, again, with 20 months clean, and she talks with Theo about the highs and lows of her ongoing struggle. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

That Moment of Clarity: A conversation with Rodney James

At the beginning of each day, Rodney James says, "I'm going to save someone's life today." Rodney works as a peer recovery coach at Saint Agnes Health Institute, steering others onto the path of recovery. He's traveled that path himself. Rodney talks with Theo about denial, shifting blame, relapse, and the importance of surrounding yourself with people who have your best interests at heart. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

There's Only One Drug You Can't Do: Mike's Testimonial

Mike was introduced to alcohol by his older siblings and their friends at a party, and he fell in love. From there, it was on to illegally prescribed pills, until Mike's addiction almost destroyed his liver and brought him to the brink of death. Mike got clean, but he relapsed after 14 years. He's in recovery again today, and he shares his experience, including his daily mantra: There's only one drug you can't do: The first one. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

I Died a Spiritual Death: Jack's Journey

Jack was introduced to heroin at age nineteen. At the time, he was behind bars serving a prison sentence. He talks with Theo about the early manifestations of his addictive personality, his multiple incarcerations, and the progression of his disease over three decades.Jack's moment of clarity came only after he'd hurt those closest to him and ended up alone and invisible to the world around him. That's when he finally embraced his higher power, learned humility, and began to turn his life around. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.