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Hooked: The Unexpected Addicts Podcast

English, Social, 1 season, 27 episodes, 18 hours, 53 minutes
Two women of substance, Melissa Rice and Jade Wye, debunk the stereotype of addicts and guide you through the highs and lows of addiction and recovery.
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Celebrating Visible Recovery

In the final episode, Melissa and Jade speak to two people who celebrate visible recovery and are committed to making a difference.
10/7/202049 minutes, 17 seconds
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Melissa and Jade look at codependency and how to treat it if it becomes problematic.
9/30/202044 minutes, 58 seconds
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Sex and porn addiction

Melissa and Jade explore sex and porn addiction. They talk to two recovering sex and porn addicts about misconceptions, their lived experiences and how to manage it.
9/23/202050 minutes, 34 seconds
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Routes To Recovery

TV personality and entrepreneur Spencer Matthews talks about the way he got sober as Melissa and Jade explore different ways people achieve recovery.
9/9/202055 minutes, 16 seconds
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Melissa and Jade speak to Cam Adair about his gaming addiction and why he founded a support community for video game addiction.
9/2/202043 minutes, 29 seconds
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Cultural Barriers

Melissa and Jade hear about cultural barriers faced in addiction and recovery. Mindset coach Africa Brooke shares her story of getting help in recovery as a woman of colour. Plus, Ricky Bhandal discusses the barriers he's seen as a substance misuse consultant with over 15 years experience.
8/26/202041 minutes, 48 seconds
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Mental health

Melissa & Jade talk about managing mental health & addiction. Actor & comedian Joe Tracini describes how being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder affects his life. If you need support with mental health, help and support is available:
8/19/202054 minutes, 43 seconds
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Social Media

Melissa and Jade talk about social media usage and how it can become problematic. They speak to Danny Bowman who at one point was taking 200 selfies a day for his social channels.
8/12/202050 minutes, 15 seconds
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Melissa and Jade talk about relapse and speak to Holly Sexton, a recovery worker who works with clients to help them understand their addiction and triggers, whilst supporting those who've relapsed.
8/5/202041 minutes, 59 seconds
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Melissa and Jade talk about recovery in lockdown, plus Alcohol Change UK join the pod to discuss how lockdown's affected drinking habits and how to spot potential problems.
7/29/202044 minutes, 12 seconds
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Your Stories

Melissa and Jade hear some of your stories and speak to listeners Chris and Grace about their recovery.
3/11/202044 minutes, 10 seconds
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Children of Addicts

Melissa and Jade speak to Josh Connolly about being a child of an addict and the affect it had on him growing up and his own problem drinking.
3/4/202042 minutes, 23 seconds
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Melissa and Jade speak to Jason Baker who started a company to help addicts get back into work.
2/26/202039 minutes, 23 seconds
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Drugs in prisons

Melissa and Jade speak to Viv, a former prisoner who talks about drug use in prisons and how to get help and treatment.
2/19/202030 minutes, 2 seconds
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Melissa and Jade learn about chemsex from a former addict and find out what help is available.
2/12/202029 minutes, 21 seconds
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Prescription drugs

Melissa and Jade speak to Nicki who was addicted to prescription drugs for 20 years. She tells them how there's been an increase in awareness around the addiction.
2/5/202037 minutes, 5 seconds
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Sober Christmas

Melissa and Jade talk about what Christmas used to be like for them in active addiction and now how they manage to enjoy it in recovery.
12/18/201938 minutes, 18 seconds
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Sober dating

Melissa and Jade talk about what it's like to start dating after you get clean and sober, and they get the male perspective from journalist Alex Cooper.
12/11/201935 minutes, 26 seconds
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Friends and Family

Melissa speaks to her sister Rebecca and Jade talks to her friend Kathy about how their addictions affected the people close to them. The girls also speak to the step mum of Amy Winehouse, Jane, about the foundation set up in Amy’s memory.
12/4/201953 minutes, 21 seconds
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What do you do for fun?

DJ Fat Tony talks to Melissa and Jade about the misconceptions about recovering addicts and the things people say to them.
11/27/201943 minutes, 42 seconds
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Food addiction

Jade and Melissa speak to a psychotherapist who specialises in addiction and Bibi, who's suffered with food addiction since she was a child.
11/20/201936 minutes, 32 seconds
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Melissa and Jade talk about their time in rehab and what to do if you need to access help with an addiction.
11/13/201939 minutes, 6 seconds
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Former England and Arsenal captain Tony Adams talks about his alcoholism and setting up the charity Sporting Chance. Singer Amy Wadge describes how music helps her recovery.
11/6/201947 minutes, 36 seconds
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Why don’t you just stop?

Melissa and Jade talk about the secrecy of addiction with Mandy Ogunmokun - the founder of the Treasures Foundation who helps hundreds of vulnerable women.
10/30/201946 minutes, 46 seconds
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Addiction: a disease or is it self-inflicted?

Former Blue Peter presenter Richard Bacon joins Melissa and Jade to talk about his own history with drugs and alcohol as they ask whether addiction is a disease or self-inflicted.
10/23/201939 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Rock Bottom

Melissa and Jade talk about hitting their rock bottom and how it was the start of their recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.
10/16/201950 minutes, 40 seconds
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Hooked: the preview

Drink, drugs, addiction - it can happen to anyone. Melissa and Jade share their stories of incredible highs, to the rock bottom lows and will be joined by guests along the way.
10/7/20193 minutes, 14 seconds