Podcast #1: “People In Addiction Recovery Are Valiant Warriors!” with Tom Bodkin

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Tom Bodkin joins us on The Carleena Show podcast to share his journey from addiction recovery to completing the Ironman in Chattanooga. #TheCarleenaShow #chattanooga #tennessee #utc #triathlon #bikelife #ironmantri #ironmantriathlon #ironman #ironman70 #triathlon #triathlete #triathlons #trilife #tritraining#triathlontraining #swimbikerun #triathlontraining #tri365 #addictionrecovery #12step #sobriety #na
The Carleena Show Podcast with Carleena Angwin | Tom Bodkin

Tom Bodkin went from former addict in a high stress career to Ironman triathlon finisher in addiction recovery. He is a US Army veteran, former forensic anthropologist for a medical examiner office, and former adjunct professor of anthropology at four year university.

Tom talks about his journey from recovery to completing the 70.3 Ironman. We talk about the ten years he has spent sponsoring people in Narcotics Anonymous, the sponsor/sponsee relationship, what families should do if a loved one is using, and his decision to make the story of this journey more public. “People in recovery are valiant warriors,” Tom says. Join us for this inspiring conversation. Tom gives shout-outs throughout our talk today.

Note: Tom’s views and experiences are his own and he is not speaking on behalf of the Narcotics Anonymous organization.

The Carleena Show podcast is hosted by Carleena Angwin | Ordinary People Tell Their Hero’s Journey | Graphic Design by Steven Llorca

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Tom Bodkin went from former addict in a high stress career to Ironman triathlon finisher in addiction recovery. He is a US Army veteran, former forensic anthropologist for a medical examiner office, and former adjunct professor of anthropology at four year university. Tom also spent 5 years as a computer draftsman for a land surveying company, and during the same time achieved the 500 hour yoga teacher registration through Yoga Alliance. At the time of this writing, he is the Public Information Officer at a metropolitan health department. He’s dad to a wonderful daughter and likes to flat water kayak, hike, and read. Tom encourages addicts to get help in the 12 step program of Narcotics Anonymous.

Tom Bodkin joins us on The Carleena Show podcast to share his journey from addiction recovery to completing the Ironman in Chattanooga. #TheCarleenaShow #chattanooga #tennessee #utc #triathlon #bikelife #ironmantri #ironmantriathlon #ironman #ironman70 #triathlon #triathlete #triathlons #trilife #tritraining#triathlontraining #swimbikerun #triathlontraining #tri365 #addictionrecovery #12step #sobriety #na