The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

18 | Instagram Celebrity & Meme Creator Talks Substance Abuse, Sobriety and the Power of Good News - with Tank Sinatra

Episode Summary

We are so excited to introduce a very special guest! Tank Sinatra (George Resch) is a prolific content creator who gained millions of followers on Instagram through meme creation and reposting hilarious content. He most recently created the website "Tank's Good News" where he only focuses on re-sharing positive, uplifting media to the general public. From selling fences in Long Island to standup comedy and a move across the country briefly to Los Angeles, Tank Sinatra shares openly about his journey to sobriety and the hold that drugs and alcohol once had on his life. Join Ashley and Tank for this incredibly entertaining interview, and enjoy getting to know this incredible guest!

Episode Notes

We are so excited to introduce a very special guest! Tank Sinatra (George Resch) is a prolific content creator who gained millions of followers on Instagram through meme creation and reposting hilarious content. He most recently created the website "Tank's Good News" where he only focuses on re-sharing positive, uplifting media to the general public. From selling fences in Long Island to standup comedy and a move across the country briefly to Los Angeles, Tank Sinatra shares openly about his journey to sobriety and the hold that drugs and alcohol once had on his life.

Join Ashley and Tank for this incredibly entertaining interview, and enjoy getting to know this incredible guest!

Follow Tank:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tanksinatraofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/georgeresch?lang=en
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tank.sinatra/?hl=en
Website: https://tanksgoodnews.com/

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Show Notes:

3:10 - Preliminary talking about being a drug addict

4:50 - Ashley talking about being on the same AIDS walk team, the “Fanny Packs”

6:30 - Tank’s background and how he got out to California from Long Island

14:00 - The feeling of responsibility in recovery

17:24 - “Progress, not perfection” and the element of practicing recovery

21:15 - Talking about alcoholism and drinking for the first time

25:00 - The progression of drinking

30:45 - What drugs and alcohol did for him

33:37 - Hitting his bottom

35:40 - CORRECTION - Movie = Little Shop of Horrors

37:23 - The last day he drank

56:27 - Being proud of who you are in recovery

1:01:10 - Life in recovery

1:03:25 - Explaining how his Instagram accounts took off to millions of followers

1:08:40 - How Tank helped start the first online AA meeting hosted by Lionrock

1:15:12 - Shifting your focus

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast would like to thank our sponsor, Lionrock Recovery, for their support. Lionrock Recovery is an online substance abuse counseling program where you can get help for drinking or drug use from the privacy of your own home. For more information, visit http://www.lionrockrecovery.com.