The Phoenix Moab Retreat: Overcoming Challenges and Building Community
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The Phoenix Moab Retreat: Overcoming Challenges and Building Community
Mar 19, 2024 Season 1 Episode 103
The Phoenix Sober Active Community

#103: This week Liz and Bryce are joined by Joie Gyondla (she/her), Beth Collinson (she/her) and Mike Ward to discuss the Moab retreat, a four day Phoenix-led camping trip in Moab, Utah. Check out the conversation to learn not only about the trip, but also about getting outside your comfort zone. Whether it is hiking the Moab arches, carpooling with strangers, or moving from Florida to New York -- let this episode be your encouragement to consider trying a new adventure.

We discuss this and more: 

  • From hiking to gratitude circles, feelings of trust and camaraderie prevailed throughout the whole trip.
  • How there were a lot of 'firsts' for folks in Moab, and the beautiful thing about sober people is that they already know how to create safe environments and hold space for each other.
  • The magic of watching folks overcome challenges and accomplish things they did not think they were capable of.
  • Throwing yourself into things you did not think you could do before recovery and the bravery that takes.

Check out the Moab Retreat Space on The Phoenix Mobile App:

To learn more about The Phoenix Moab Retreat 2024 visit:

Check out Joie's episode of the Rise Recover Podcast: Joie Gyondla: Inclusive Spaces & the Non-Linear Road to Recovery and Self-Love


If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*

If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.

  • Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7
  • Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7
  • Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7
  • Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST

*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.


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