Author & Psychologist

Dr. Sarah Michaud


Dr. Sarah Michaud, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist in central Massachusetts. After twenty years of sobriety, she was forced to confront the shame of her husband relapsing and the desperate behaviors that occur when one attempts to save another. What unfolded was a life that she could never have imagined. 


This book is about her journey back to her true self, the warrior and woman she was meant to be. It will help anyone who wants to live beyond trying to save, fix or change another, whether it is a child, a spouse, or a friend, addicted or not, and get your life back. It will help transform you from codependency’s profound and debilitating effects and settle into a life of authenticity, laughter, openness, and peace. 


From Sarah

My Hope For Us All

“When we stop being preoccupied with how the world responds to us and focus on what is happening inside of us, we will begin to build a more robust sense of self.”


“Dismissing our needs, feelings, and thoughts leads us to behaviors we use to numb the pain of not being seen. Your needs, ideas, emotions, and experiences are who you are – don’t dismiss yourself because it will lead others to do the same. It will also lead to accumulated repressed anger, grief, and fear that will eventually come out against ourselves and others. Give yourself permission to just do you.”



a memoir & manual of freedom


One Psychologist’s Recovery from Codependency and Addiction

$14.95 +S&H ($3.25)

@LeavingCrazyTown YouTube

Welcome to Leaving Crazy Town, a YouTube channel created by Dr. Sarah Michaud and Finn Allen dedicated to helping individuals navigate the ups and downs of life, including the struggle with codependency. Through their personal experiences and expertise in mental health, they offer unfiltered insights and strategies to help viewers overcome the challenges associated with codependency and lead more fulfilling lives.


Their videos cover topics such as anxiety, depression, relationships, self-improvement, and much more, including codependency. This channel is for anyone looking for guidance and motivation to improve their mental health, relationships, and overall well-being, especially those affected by codependency. Join the Leaving Crazy Town community today and take the first step towards a happier and healthier life, free from the negative impacts of codependency. 



here's what's Podcasting

In this episode of the Laughing Without Liquor Podcast, we dive deep with Dr. Sarah Michaud, a seasoned psychologist and sober curator, into the intricacies of long-term sobriety, the dynamics of codependency, and the journey of recovery. With 40 years of sobriety and a wealth of experience in addiction psychology, Dr. Sarah shares invaluable insights on living a fulfilling sober life. Join us as we explore personal stories, tackle the stigmas of addiction, and uncover the profound impact of support systems and professional guidance. This conversation is a must-listen for anyone looking to break free from the shadows of substance dependency and codependency to reclaim their true selves.

Topics Discussed:

  • Codependency Insights: Addressing the impact of codependent habits in sobriety.
  • Addiction’s Risks: Highlighting the life-threatening reality of addiction and relapse.
  • Exploring parental over-involvement and generational differences.
  • Dispelling the myth that sobriety is dull and celebrating its vibrancy.


This week we dive into the deep waters of emotional well-being with insights from the inspiring Dr. Sarah Michaud with her 30+ years of experience as a clinical psychologist. Join us as we unravel the complexities of codependency and self-leadership, and how understanding these concepts can lead to profound personal growth and healthier relationships. 

About This Broadcast: CO-CRAZY, LEAVING CRAZY TOWN (Interview with author Dr. Sarah Michaud). Join the Monty’man as he welcomes this very enthusiastic guest with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the realm of recovery from codependency and addiction.  #aa #na #alcoholicsanonymous #recovery #recovered #alcoholic #twelvesteps #wedorecover #narcoticsanonymous #traditions #addiction 

Episode 812: CO-Crazy - Leaving CrazyTown

-What drives codependent behavior?

-What are the common reasons that make it hard to stop codependent behavior?

-How is codependent just as lethal as substance and alcohol addiction?

Welcome to Episode 162! This week, we are joined by Dr. Sarah Michaud, PsyD, who opens up about her own codependent recovery that she documents in her book, Co-Crazy. Dr. Sarah shares with us about her codependent recovery journey and her work with codependent women. She describes where codependent behavior comes from and the factors that make it so difficult to stop the behaviors. We explore how codependency is just as lethal as other addictions like substance use and alcoholism and conclude with hearing why this makes Dr. Sarah so passionate about this work. It’s a must-listen!

#675 Codependency (Including Her Own) - Dr. Sarah Michaud

Dr. Sarah Michaud is an expert in codependency–in large part because she has dealt with it herself. She discusses how she works through her codependent tendencies. She also discusses her new book Co-Crazy: One Psychologist’s Recovery from Codependency and Addiction: A Memoir and Roadmap to Freedom. Be sure you check out her YouTube show, Leaving Crazy Town.

Codependency and Addiction with Dr. Sarah Michaud, PsyD

In this powerful episode of the *Sober is Dope* podcast, we are joined by Dr. Sarah Michaud, PsyD, (@LeavingCrazytown

Talking Addiction & Recovery with Andrew J. Schreier

Episode 109: Where Are We with Codependency? (Featuring Sarah Michaud)

Sobriety Checkpoint

Sarah joins Sobriety Checkpoint podcast with Felicia Hermle, MSW | Sober Therapist, Emotional Sobriety Coach

Are you scared of having no control in your life? Let's talk about what it means to be "Co-Crazy," with author, Dr. Sarah Michaud

Sarah joins Sobriety Checkpoint podcast with Felicia Hermle, MSW | Sober Therapist, Emotional Sobriety Coach

Sober Not Mature

Dr. Sarah Co-Signs Our B******T and Takes Us Out of CrazyTown

The Recovery Show

Sarah joins The Recovery Show Podcast to talk about her journey of recovery from what she calls “Co-Crazy”. 

The Way Out | A Sobriety & Recovery Podcast

Hosted by Charlie & Jason, Recovering from the Co-Crazy of codependency & addiction with Dr. Sarah Michaud 

Wife of the Party

LeeAnn Kreisher reviews Sarah’s book ‘Co-Crazy.’on a “Book Club” episode of her podcast.

The Addicted Mind

Sarah joins The Addicted Mind Podcast and host Duane Osterlind to discuss her new book ‘Co-Crazy.’

Adult Child Podcast

Sarah joins the Adult Child Podcast and host Andrea to discuss all things codependency.

Co-Crazy Resources

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The Sober Curator

Join Sarah and Finn as they explore the real-life challenges of ‘Leaving CrazyTown’ as a new feature on The Sober Curator, a lifestyle resource for those seeking content related to recovery or a zero-proof lifestyle.

New Appearances

Sarah joins the Recovery Machine YouTube Podcast to discuss all things CrazyTown

Co-Crazy Making Headlines


Royal Dragonfly Book Award

In the News

Sentinel & Enterprise

“Bolton native publishes ‘Co-Crazy: One Psychologist’s Recovery from Codependency and Addiction’”

Sarah discusses her new book with news reporter Danielle Ray of the Sentinel & Enterprise.


NYC Big Book Award Winner

Co-Crazy Reminders

We are not responsible for anyone else’s thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. We are only responsible for our response to them. Mantra: I am accountable for what’s in my hula-hoop. That’s it.
When they say their truth, believe it.
When there are red flags, see them.
When you feel a conflict inside, recognize it.
It is easier to be clear about facts when you are upset. Just remember when you’re feeling better, it doesn’t mean the facts don’t exist.
No matter how much you believe that you can tell who people are by just looking at them, or you believe you know what they are thinking, you can’t. Seriously, you can’t. No, seriously.

In their own words...

Jane D.

“Sarah Michaud’s book on codependency gives me real solutions and ways of healing.  I am truly grateful to her for writing the most helpful book out there on codependency.”

Erin X.

“Sarah’s ‘warrior’ style is authentic and empowering – I’ve left suffering behind and discovered incredible freedom.”

Finn E. A.

“Forever grateful to Dr. Michaud for the personal examples, the instruction and the levity provided in her book. I like coming home to myself.”

Eileen H.

“Sarah has helped me clean the glasses of my life so I can recognize that I have choices. Each day brings more excitement for my life and what the future holds.”

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