Talksicology Episode 69
This week’s guest Ricky Byrd is a rock legend who played with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. His music and the music of his peers has been a foundational element of modern rock and roll. Likewise the people who came before us in recovery often have an enormous impact on the way we think about getting clean.
One of the main reasons to keep coming to meetings is so you can give back and inspire the newcomers who are just starting their recovery journey. Ricky Byrd knows all about giving back in his recovery. Ricky talks about what it was like to be backstage when his band was touring with Aerosmith, and how even in the world of rock and roll, sobriety brought musicians together. In his 36 years sober,
Ricky got certified as a counselor and sober coach, and now does work for AllSober.com, a resource website for anyone who needs to find help. “I recover out loud.” Jason and Joseph talk about how they’re giving back to their recovery community, from one-on-one interactions, to political work, and how they could become even more involved in the future.