Ep 14: ‘Am I An Alcoholic?’: Angela Pugh Uses Personal Story to Help Addicts

Today, we’re talking with Angela Pugh, founder of Kansas City Recovery. KCR is an addiction and recovery resource that offers a range of services, including intervention services, recovery coaching, and continuing education and workshops.
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Angela Pugh got sober when she was 33. Being an alcoholic was the best thing that ever happened to her, she says, because it allowed her to find purpose in life and help others.

Angela founded Kansas City Recovery, a full-service addiction and recovery resource that draws upon her years of personal and professional experience in recovery principles. KCR offers a range of services, including intervention services, recovery coaching, and continuing education and workshops.

KCR runs the Sober Living House, where adult men live as a recovering family to build the foundation for a strong and long-lasting sober life.

Angela is also a freelance writer on coaching, relationships, and addiction education, and a sought-after speaker and educator. She is a regular source on addiction and recovery for news media outlets nationwide.

During our discussion, Angela also shares:

  • How she entered “a place of surrender”
  • How alcohol controlled her life
  • Her abnormal relationship with alcohol
  • One of the biggest mistakes people make in recovery
  • Advice for entrepreneurs

Use the timestamps below to skip around to the specific topics you’d like to hear.

[1:25] – Meet Angela Pugh

[2:41] – How Angela became a life coach

[12:37] – How she overcame alcoholism

[19:00] – How she knew she was miserable

[20:31] – How addiction works

[25:41] – Alcohol and lifestyle

[27:37] – How she started Kansas City Recovery

[29:08] – TV show “Intervention”

[36:33] – After treatment

[39:42] – Recovery period

[42:36] – Follow Angela

[43:23] – Advice for entrepreneurs

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Bernie Wurts

Since 1994, Bernie Wurts has been working with individuals and business owners to help them map out their retirement and succession plan.

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