EP 43 – The Begin Again Podcast: A Roundup of Inspiring Recovery Stories

In this special roundup episode, host Gary Menkes revisits the most impactful moments from the season, featuring 42 inspiring guests sharing their unique recovery stories. From Derrick Machaud’s advice on avoiding temptation to Luke Worsfold’s take on embracing accountability, this episode is packed with wisdom and courage. Hear about Michael Quiqley’s Sober Shares Podcast and powerful testimonies like Dan Jett’s transformative journey and Jen Hirst’s perspective on managing emotions through sobriety. Tune in for an episode that showcases the resilience, challenges, and triumphs of the recovery journey, offering valuable lessons and encouragement to anyone on the path to sobriety.


The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, fostering open and respectful discussions. We encourage critical thinking and forming your own conclusions. Enjoy the show!


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About Gary Menkes

Gary Menkes was born and raised in Port Washington, NY and struggled with alcoholism since his early teens which took him to places he never wants to go again and which took a toll on his health, relationships and professional endeavors. However, Gary completely transformed his life when he was given the gift of sobriety on May 13, 2006. Determined to break free from the cycle of self-destruction, he embarked on a remarkable journey of recovery.

Today, Gary is an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous in New York, married to the love of his life and father of two amazing children of which he owes all to his sobriety. Gary is now launching his own podcast, The Begin Again Podcast.