Embark on a powerful journey with Marci Hopkins, renowned TV host and recovery expert, as she shares the raw and transformative story of her battle with alcoholism and her road to clarity and purpose. With eight years of sobriety under her belt, Marci talks candidly about the trials of navigating a childhood mired in trauma and addiction and how the pressures of her dream job in the limelight only fueled her struggle. Her compelling narrative, chronicled on “Wake Up with Marci” and in her insightful book “Chaos to Clarity,” serves as a beacon of hope, affirming that even from the depths of despair, one can rise to a life of fulfillment and joy. 

This episode doesn’t just chronicle a story; it’s an exploration of the tangible steps towards healing that many face in the anonymity of their own battles with addiction. As we discuss the critical role of the 12-step program, Marci opens up about the importance of surrender, spirituality, and gratitude in her own journey. We tackle practical matters too – the signs of a drinking problem, the dangers of an unsupervised detox, and the wealth of resources available, from online meetings to telehealth services. Most importantly, we shine a light on the crippling effect of shame and how the strength of community can dispel it, underlining the profound truth that sharing one’s story can be the lifeline that someone else desperately needs.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Struggling with drinking and seeking alternatives
  • Transformation and healing in recovery
  • Overcoming shame and finding support
  • Shift in perception and acceptance
  • Finding purpose and joy in life

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Supporting Resources:

“Chaos to Clarity” by Marci Hopkins: https://www.amazon.com/Chaos-Clarity-Seeing-Breaking-Cycles/dp/1955272115 


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