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Sacred Rebellion

Dec 22, 2022

In this episode, Kim Andryc, Lora Solomon, and “Charles” discuss:

  • Why AA works for so many people.
  • How psychedelics entered Charles’ recovery and how it relates to AA.
  • The history of psychedelics in AA. 


Key Takeaways:

  • AA can be a conduit for connecting people with a supportive group and a benevolent higher power, which allows people to better connect with their own sense of self-worth. 
  • Therapeutic use of psychedelics can be an additional tool to assist you in your efforts of sobriety and with other aspects of your life. 
  • The anonymity inside of AA helps to prevent judgment from the outside, and the double anonymity of psychedelics within AA is to prevent judgment from within. 
  • AA members decide on their own sobriety date. The AA program does not have an opinion on psychedelics. 


"Change is possible. It doesn’t matter how much your mind tells you that it's not, there's nothing special about me, I didn't figure some secret out, that's only available to me. It is possible to change. " — Charles


Episode Reference: 

Book: How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

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Psychedelics in Recovery: 

If you would like to connect with Charles, reach out to Kim and Lora for more information.



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Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie


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