Season 1   |   Episode 11   |   March 16, 2016

The Secret to Finding the “Gift of Desperation”

My friend Bart is smart, charismatic, erudite and well-educated. He’s also a former methamphetamine addict and recovering alcoholic who says he didn’t surrender to a to a 12-step program until he discovered “the gift of desperation.”

Bart, who asked that I withhold his last name, joins me in this week’s episode of Shared Secrets to discuss addiction, recovery and redemption. In the episode, we discuss the root causes of addiction and the power of rationalization. We also talk about some surprising misconceptions about methamphetamine addiction.