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Recovery Uncensored

Welcome to Recovery Uncensored, the podcast that plunges head first into the gritty reality of addiction, redemption, resilience, and recovery. Join us as we shatter the silence surrounding substance use and embark on an unfiltered journey alongside our amazing and courageous guests.

In each episode, our host fearlessly engages in one-on-one interviews with real people who have triumphed over the darkest depths of addiction. Brace yourself for raw, unadulterated conversations where no topic is off-limits, and no story is too taboo. From gut-wrenching confessions to heartwarming tales of recovery, we explore the unfiltered experiences that shape the road to redemption.

Family members, too, find solace in sharing their untold stories of navigating the turbulent waters alongside their loved ones. Discover the unvarnished truth about the ripple effects addiction has on relationships, trust, and the power of unconditional love.

Our podcast goes beyond personal narratives. We also bring professionals from the industry into the spotlight, exposing the inner workings of the recovery process. Hear from leading experts, therapists, and counselors as they unravel the complex web of addiction, providing invaluable insights and guidance.

At Recovery Uncensored, we believe in unapologetic authenticity. No sugar-coating, no glossy filters—just real people, real stories, all uncensored. So, fasten your seatbelts and prepare to be captivated by the unflinching honesty of our guests. It's time to break down the walls of stigma and shed light on the harrowing path to recovery.

Are you ready to confront the truth? Join us on this intense rollercoaster of emotions as we redefine the meaning of resilience, hope, and the indomitable human spirit. Welcome to Recovery Uncensored!


Nov. 7, 2023

Drug Court Shenanigans with Judge Napp and Kim Clark

Have you ever wondered what the journey from addiction to recovery looks like, particularly from the unique perspective of those who have been on both sides of the drug court system? Ever thought about the real-life stories b...

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Oct. 31, 2023

From Dusk to Dawn: A True Tale of Redemption

Have you ever found yourself in a place so dark, you couldn't imagine a way out? Join us in a heartfelt conversation with Christina Foster-Beagle, who candidly shares her journey from the depth of addiction to the pinnacles o...

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Sept. 19, 2023

Her Name is Heather Thompson

In this episode, we hear some of the last recorded moments of Heather Thompson. We recorded this episode on Sunday, September 3rd, 2023, and she tragically passed away on Thursday, September 7th, 2023 - 4 days later. Heather ...

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Sept. 12, 2023

Trauma of the Worst Kind

Meet Bonnie Goodwin, a woman who's journey through recovery has not only transformed her life but has also become a beacon of hope for others battling addiction. With eight years, eight months and one day of recovery under he...

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Sept. 5, 2023

Humble Beginnings: The Eric Conley Story

Picture a young boy from Fairview Heights, Illinois, growing up in a small house with his two sisters and parents where life starts to unravel at an early age. That boy is Eric Conley and his story is one of …

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Sept. 5, 2023

The Eric Conley Story - New Episode Out Tomorrow

Our latest podcast episode features Eric Conley, a young man from Fairview Heights, Illinois, who went from a life of struggle and addiction to becoming the founding CEO of the Illinois Recovery Center. Eric's journey is a testament to the …

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The Eric Conley Story - New Episode Out Tomorrow

Our latest podcast episode features Eric Conley, a young man from Fairview Heights, Illinois, who went from a life of struggle and addiction to becoming the founding CEO of the Illinois Recovery Center. Eric's journey is a testament to the power of …

A Fresh Take on Recovery Uncensored: The Story Behind Our LIVE Radio Show

We're often inundated with emails and social media messages brimming with curiosity about our intimate, one-on-one interviews at Recovery Uncensored. The unique flavor and success of our show didn't go unnoticed. It captured the imagination of the r…

New Episode Out Today! - Guest Jakob Miller

New episode of Recovery Uncensored drops on Tuesday, August 15th, 2023, on all major podcast platforms. Ever wonder what it's like to grow up in a small town and then struggle with addiction? This week, we have Jakob Miller shedding ligh…

About the Host

Ty Bechel

Author | Journalist | Radio Show and Podcast Host | Executive Director

Ty Bechel is a podcast host and radio show host for Recovery Uncensored LIVE! on 107.1 FM, known for his extensive experience and expertise in the field. With over a decade of personal long-term recovery, he brings a unique perspective and deep understanding to his work.

As an accomplished author, he has penned a captivating two-volume autobiography series entitled "Heroin Rising: A Tale of True Terror" and "Heroin Rising: Out of the Ashes," which chronicles his personal journey and serves as an inspiration to others.

Furthermore, he is the visionary founding Executive Director of Amare, a nonprofit recovery community organization located in the St. Louis Metro-East area. Through Amare, he spearheads evidence-based recovery support services, including recovery coaching, treatment placement, family coaching, and recovery skills groups, among others. Amare's commitment to helping individuals and families on their recovery journey is unparalleled.

Beyond his work in podcasting and nonprofit leadership, he is a respected freelance journalist, having contributed to prestigious publications such as Buzz Magazine, Alton Advantage, Alton Telegraph, and Riverbender.com. His ability to capture stories and shed light on important topics showcases his versatility and dedication to meaningful storytelling.

In addition, he is the proud owner of Bechel & Associates, a nonprofit business consulting company that specializes in assisting nonprofits with limited budgets. This demonstrates his entrepreneurial spirit and commitm… Read More