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Spirituality & Health Podcast

Nov 4, 2022

Adrienne van der Valk is a writer, podcaster, certified meditation and yoga teacher, recovery mentor, co-founder of REVA Recovery Support, and co-host of The Hangover Liberation Society podcast.

In her work as a trauma-informed recovery mentor, Adrienne teaches meditation and movement techniques to help her students align their minds and bodies with their vision for their sober lives. She draws on her background in social work and education as well as her personal journey with alcohol use disorder and years of research on the neuroscience of addiction to create her groundbreaking mentorship curriculum.

As an anti-racist feminist, she also speaks, writes, and teaches about the social and political roots of addiction. Adrienne’s work has been featured on the Messages & Methods and Not Your Little Lady podcasts, as well as Shout Out Atlanta, Real Food Whole Life, The Sober Curator, and Spirituality & Health. Download a free chapter from her forthcoming book Big Sober Energy at

You can read her essay “Mindfulness Over Merlot” on the Spirituality & Health website.

In this episode, Adrienne and Rabbi Rami discuss sobriety, substance use disorder, and the power of mindfulness.