This week on the podcast, another in the Alcohol & series...an important topic, Alcohol & Trauma. Joining me is Beej Christie Karpen, an intuitive mindfulness-based certified coach, clinical hypnotist & alternative therapist who works to heal trauma for clients as well as help people change their drinking. We're talking about the strong connection between trauma and alcohol abuse as well as how to define trauma, how to recognize trauma and what you can do to avoid turning to alcohol or other drugs to help you deal with trauma. Learn more about Beej Christie Karpen and her programs here: www.insightoutnyc.com. Resources Mentioned: Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers. US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabit Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here. Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
Ryan M has made recovery a huge part of his life. He didn't get sober, he got involved. Ryan has been part of the service culture of AA from his entire time getting sober (March 2013). Coming into the program in his early 30's, he was attracted to the younger people in his 12 step group and got involved the the Young People in AA organizations. If you go to a service group in Ryan's area, chances are you will run into him.It was not always like that. During his drinking career, Ryan isolated. He started out being part of the crowd and as his drinking got worse, he got older and his friends moved on, his only companions were TV shows and movies. Ryan lived vicariously through the shows he watched, never really engaging with life. At Ryan's lowest, he was arrested at his parent's home, while picking up dog poop. And like many of us who put down the bottle, he was able to change into something beyond his wildest dreams.Join us for this inspiring story of recovery and service from our friend Ryan M.Want to help our show? Subscribe, review, rate and share. Help us get the show into the ears of those who could use it the most.Cantina Blues - Take the Lead by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100407Well Balanced: A podcast from Balance, Google's App of the YearEach week, expert meditation coaches share practical tips for a healthier, happier life.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Scrub TalkA podcast made for healthcare workers, students, and fans of Grey's Anatomy.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Becoming MindStrongThe TRUTH about nutrition, fat loss, health, and fitness. Here's how to never diet again.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify The Mindful Midlife Crisis A podcast for people navigating the complexities and possibilities of life's second halfListen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyWe wanted to alert you that you may hear some ads inserted into the show. We've carefully selected each ad to be sure it's recovery appropriate. We are not looking to make a profit, only looking to get enough help to make this expense neutral. We'd love your feedback. You can email at firstname.lastname@example.orgSupport the show
ep #108 with your grateful host Dora who is bringing you this episode from Phoenix Arizona. Yah we meant to spell Ketchup that way, but really have a lot to catch up on.Happy Canada Day, July 4th and 2nd year anniversary to the Soberoso Podcast. We have so much to be grateful for and so many people to shout out.Save your place for this intimate gathering in Yelapa, Mexico Dec 3 - 10 2022ADDICTION RECOVERY RETREAT
Sober is Dope is safe place for addicts, the sober curious, and anyone dealing with addiction, depression, sadness, loss, and pain. We do not judge and all are welcomed. Find free prayers, tips, strategies, and motivation that can help transform your life. I am POP Buchanan. Thank you for joining our family. SOBERISDOPE.COM
Dr. Rob and Tami talk about a common mistake sex addicts often do not consider and that's the recovery of your betrayed spouse. You might be in recovery and doing all the work, but your spouse is going to feel the ripple effects of your addiction long after D-day. Showering your partner with gifts and affection is not what's going to cut it, and it takes much more to build the trust back up in the relationship. In this episode, Dr. Rob and Tami share how you can work on your recovery and be a better person to your betrayed spouse. TAKEAWAYS: [:50] My husband is on week four of Out of the Doghouse, what changes should I expect? [4:55] You need to understand your own self, and why you have a sex addiction before you can seek forgiveness from your spouse. [6:50] When you've destroyed the trust in a relationship, it's not going to come back overnight with a bunch of flowers. [7:11] Three months of sobriety means nothing when you've hurt your wife for the last 20 years of marriage. [8:00] My husband sees a CSAT weekly but he's dragging on everything else. Should we just separate? [12:55] What is a sex addict really seeking? Is it validation? My husband had everything, I just don't understand it. [16:30] A lot of men say they love their spouses but addicts don't truly know what it means to love somebody. [19:25] What do true remorse and guilt look like? [22:05] My SA husband got sexually aroused from seeing a young girl at our home in a bikini. Is he a pedophile? [24:40] As an SA, I'm having reservations about sharing certain things with my partner. How can I get over this? RESOURCES: Seekingintegrity.com Email Tami: Tami@Seekingintegrity.com Sexandrelationshiphealing.com Intherooms.com Out of the Doghouse: A Step-by-Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating, by Robert Weiss Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency, by Robert Weiss Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction, by Robert Weiss Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men, by Robert Weiss
Listen to and Subscribe to the podcast on all platforms for more amazing interviews at https://www.kddpodcast.com © 2021 by KDD Media Company. All rights reserved. The Charlie Sheen Mega Episode! Various segments and highlights from when Jason, Mikey, and Carlos Vieira spoke with Charlie Sheen about addiction, sobriety, the Tiger Blood times, finding out he is HIV positive as well as his famous roles in Two and A Half Men, Major Leauge, and more. Charlie Sheen opens up about the breakdown that was front and center in the public eye. "Winning" "Tigers Blood" and what was really going on in his life at that point. With long-term sobriety and a new way of life, Charlie opens up about the first time he tried a substance at the age of 10. Charlie shares what it was like growing up the son of a famous actor, Martin Sheen as well as the sibling of Emilio Estévez. When did his loved ones first intervene to help Charlie understand that he had a problem? Stories of partying or working with Rob Lowe, George Clooney, John Cryer, Nicolas Cage, Micheal Dougless, Laura Dern, and others. We talk about the steps towards sobriety, his relationship with his father now, and stories from the set of some of his films and Two and A Half Men. How did he feel about being replaced by Ashton Kutcher and what are his career aspirations now? We also talked with Charlie Sheen about the advancements in technology for HIV treatment and research. Charlie details how the new treatment is equivalent to treating diabetes, and he's slowly winning the fight. He had to experiment with a couple of combinations of medicine to eventually find out what was right for his body and symptoms. He describes the painful process of going through a spinal tap treatment, to get a clear diagnosis of what he was battling. There was a moment when Charlie felt like “Why Me?” “Can I Go on?”, but then he took a step back and realized it's not something like an inoperable brain tumor, it could be treated. Post-sobriety and post-diagnosis, Charlie talks about interacting with his family with a fresh mindset and new attitude. It was refreshing for him to not have any hindrances or things that were distracting him from being the best father he could be. Some of the memories of the lowest moments in Charlie's drug-using days are the things that keep him sober these days. He keeps the memories close, as a constant reminder to himself to stay sane, contribute, and be available to the people he cares about the most. Also, hear what album & movie Charlie chooses to be stuck on an island with. This is Charlie Sheen in his own words, on Knockin' Doorz Down. For Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the podcast and to follow us on social media https://www.kddmediacompany.com/ For 51FIFTY use the discount code KDD20 for 20% off! https://51fiftyltm.com/ For more information on the Carlos Vieira Foundation and the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/
Luke Storey is a writer, meditation and metaphysics teacher, and lifestyle design expert who shares transformative principles of health, addiction recovery, and spirituality. His teachings combine primal health, and ancient spiritual practices with the most cutting-edge natural healing, and consciousness-expanding technologies. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Luke talks with Paul F. Austin about sobriety and the ceremonial use of psychedelics for healing.
In this episode I talk about what it was like for me when I was in early sobriety, for the first few years: afraid of people, afraid of the future, afraid of relapse, etc.And I share about the freedom I feel today, and try to explain why. Thank you for over 250,000 listens.
School teacher Jill Krzyzanowicz decided to write her own memoir while coming to terms with traumatizing struggles of her childhood. While witnessing alcohol abuse in her family and working to heal the wounds in her relationship with her mother, Jill was determined to finally reconnect with the self-loyalty she needed to break scarring generational cycles. And now, through her story and the use of empowering spiritual practices, she's helping others make that same shift in their own lives.
Agent X and Sister Ignatia read page 70 out of How It Works from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Sex Inventory, AA, Sobriety, Recovery, Alcoholism, relationships, parenting, alanon, god inventory, speaker talks
Anneke Roussel is a Tribe Sober member who knows all about the work hard/play hard culture. She worked overseas in Afghanistan and Somalia and often found herself sharing bottles of scotch with her male colleagues in Mogadishu. The combination of retirement from her exciting career and the isolation of the pandemic saw her continuing with her scotch but adding a couple of bottles of wine into the mix. In this Episode Anneke married an alcoholic – he stopped drinking via AA and Anneke went to AA so she became well aware of the 12 steps and became a sponsor She never imagined that she would become an alcoholic herself which shows that we should never become complacent Anneke had a corporate career but she also owned a restaurant which became the heart of her social life She had a severely disabled child and turned to alcohol to cope with the stress of managing her career and looking after her child. Tragically her daughter died at the age of 10 and Anneke turned to drink to try to numb the pain She took a job in Afghanistan where she worked with a bunch of hard drinking men. Only whisky was available so that's where she learned to love her whisky. She moved from Afghanistan to Somalia where she stayed for 5 years – another high stress job where sitting under the trees drinking whisky with her colleagues was the daily after work activity. Anneke returned to South Africa planning to retire and then travel the world – however Covid hit which meant that she had to live on her farm which was fairly isolated She managed to keep to her father's rule of no booze before 5pm but at 5 it was a whisky followed by two bottles of wine. We talked about how we get to the stage where we actually prefer drinking alone than being with other people – which is a real warning sign of dependence It means we are creating a relationship with alcohol, its fast becoming our best friend. Anneke felt that drinking had become part of her identity – that happens to many of us and that's why our friends are so horrified when we say we are going to quit drinking! Like me Anneke suffered from walking talking blackouts – and like me she was horrified to learn that those kind of blackouts mean that the brain become so soaked in alcohol it cannot even make memories – its not just that we have forgotten stuff! It was lockdown and SA's alcohol ban that made Anneke realise the severity of her problem. She found herself searching for liquor on the black market and didn't care how much she paid. She would go out to a restaurant, drink a bottle of wine alone and then purchase another bottle to bring home. She went to look at a rehab but the 12 steps didn't appeal to her as she definitely didn't feel powerless over alcohol At Tribe Sober we believe in putting down our glass and taking back our power! So at Tribe Sober Anneke found “her people” and an approach that worked for her. Tribe Sober coach Lynette helped her to find her power and to learn to be kind to herself. She's worked on her “inner child” – or inner children perhaps we should say – Anneke still has the saboteur and the inner critic - she now visualises them as children sitting in a bus – but these days Anneke is in the driving seat and just tells them to be quiet! These days she is thoroughly enjoying her retirement and is so relieved that she made a conscious decision to quit so that she doesn't risk drinking her retirement away like so many people do If you are a bit older and worried about your drinking have a listen to my interview with British Psychiatrist Dr Tony – Tribe Sober podcast episode 35 She is now in her second year of sobriety so I asked her why she stuck around with the tribe – she had 3 reasons 1. She gets a reminder of just how hard it used to be when she sees new members starting out. 2. She loves the connection – with a group of people who understand you straight away 3. It keeps her grounded and reminds her never to think that she might be able to moderate! More Info Subscription membership – you can join up HERE. To access our website, click HERE. If you would like a free copy of our “Annual Tracker” or our e-book 66 Days to Sobriety, please email email@example.com. If you would like to come to our Saturday afternoon Zoom Cafe as a guest and meet our community, just email firstname.lastname@example.org. Episode Sponsor This episode is sponsored by the Tribe Sober Membership Program. If you want to change your relationship with alcohol then sign up today Read more about our program and subscribe HERE Book a Discovery Call with me to find out if our membership would help you Help us to Spread the Word! We made this podcast so that we can reach more people who need our help. Please subscribe and share. If you enjoyed the podcast, then please leave us a 5-star review on Apple podcasts. 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This episode is comprised of highlights from episode #267. Here, I read Emmet Fox and tie it to my understanding of the Big Book. Thank you for over 250,000 listens! my websites are here and here. My Instagram.
Ashley is the founder and creator of Ex Party Girl. She walks us through how she went from watching her apartment burn down in a black out to homeless on Hollywood Boulevard to becoming sober and the founder of Ex Party Girl brand. Get 20% off your Exact Nature CBD orders by using the discount code SOBERGIRL20 at checkout now www.exactnature.com
In this Q and A episode Ashley answers the listener question "How do I get my husband to commit to going to treatment?" Her partner has had several relapses and she can't convince him to get help. Ashley discusses how to let the crisis arrive, interventions and self work that can be extremely helpful in encouraging a loved one to get help.Ashley Loeb Blassingame has been clean and sober for 16 years, she's a drug and alcohol counselor, interventionist, and the co-founder of a telehealth company called Lionrock Recovery that provides substance use disorder treatment.Episode ResourcesConnect with Ashley Loeb BlassingameTikTok | @ashleyloebblassingameInstagram | @ashleyloebblassingameConnect with The Courage to ChangePodcast Website | lionrock.life/couragetochangepodcastPodcast Instagram | @couragetochange_podcastPodcast Facebook | @thecouragetochangepodcastPodcast Email | email@example.comYouTube | The Courage to Change PlaylistLionrock ResourcesLionrock Life Mobile App | lionrock.life/mobile-appSupport Group Meeting Schedule | lionrock.life/meetings
In this episode, Alex finally has the chance to sit down with Amanda Kuda! Amanda is an alcohol-free lifestyle expert. She's a holistic life coach, speaker and author living, working and playing in Austin, TX. As a coach, Amanda helps ambitious, soul-centered women stop drinking and start manifesting the life they deserve and desire.She teaches a modern approach to personal development, self-actualization and spiritual enlightenment through the lens of elective sobriety. You can learn more about Amanda here: https://amandakuda.com/quiz
Glenn didn't drink much until he was a successful business man, which quickly came with high prices: loss of marriage, kids, job, tons of money, and more than 70 hospitalizations and 4 full rehab programs. But today, Glenn is proud of who he is, a new and completely different man. You can also check out his podcast at Sober.CoffeeQuotes“I have learned and continue to learn a new way of living, so I don't need to drink to escape from me.”“If it wasn't for my alcoholism, I never would have learned to be the dad I am today.”
Hello and welcome to the Alcohol Alert, brought to you by The Institute of Alcohol Studies.In this edition:International experts call for ban on all alcohol promotion 🎵 Podcast feature 🎵‘No clear evidence’ MUP reduces harmful drinkingVast difference in alcohol-related deaths remains between richest and poorest in ScotlandContents Unknown: How alcohol labelling still fails consumers‘No place for cheap alcohol: The potential value of minimum pricing for protecting lives’Sobriety tags rolled-out further despite no evidence of efficacyIrish Government makes moves to improve product labellingBrexit Freedoms Bill could deliver pint-sized wine bottlesNo and low alcohol sales double in the UKAlcohol Toolkit Study: updateWe hope you enjoy our roundup of stories below: please feel free to share. Thank you.IAS BlogsTo read blogs click here.International experts call for ban on all alcohol promotion 🎵 Podcast feature 🎵Realising Our Rights, a new report launched on 28 June by Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) and a group of subject experts, calls on governments across the world to introduce comprehensive restrictions on alcohol marketing in order to improve health.The publication explains how increasingly sophisticated marketing means that people are being constantly bombarded with positive messages about how alcohol enhances their lives. The alcohol marketing experts who helped develop the report point out that this seeks to build long-term relationships between people and alcohol brands, which reinforce alcohol as a social norm and ultimately contribute to high levels of consumption and harm across the world.They particularly draw attention to at-risk population groups, with children and young people, and people at risk of an alcohol problem, more affected than others.A number of additional pieces of research were commissioned to help develop the report, including research examining the impact of alcohol marketing on people with an alcohol problem. The complementary research found that this demographic has an increased susceptibility to alcohol marketing, which fosters positive alcohol-related emotions and increases their likelihood of drinking.The group’s recommendations include:Additional research for the report included analysing case studies from seven countries with marketing restrictions, to understand the processes, successes and challenges to introducing these restrictions. These case studies can be used by countries looking to introduce similar restrictions, to better understand issues around:Utilising a window of opportunityOpposition from the alcohol industryHow to frame regulationsUse of evidence and argumentsThe AFS report includes a human rights-based approach to marketing restrictions, highlighting that states have a legal obligation to protect citizens’ rights – such as the right to health – and that commodities that infringe on these rights need further restriction.AFS’ Chief Executive, Alison Douglas, said:“The current self-regulatory approach to alcohol marketing is failing to protect people and has led to our communities being wallpapered with promotions for a product that harms our health.“People don’t just have a need to be protected from alcohol marketing they have a right to be protected. A number of other countries have already imposed bans on alcohol marketing, if we want to create a more positive culture where everyone can realise their right to health, the UK and Scottish governments must act to restrict alcohol marketing.”The Scottish Government is consulting this year on marketing restrictions, and the Minister for Public Health, Maree Todd said:“I welcome this report and will study carefully its detailed findings and recommendations. I am determined to tackle the harmful impacts that alcohol marketing can have on children and young people, as well as the triggering effect it can have on heavy drinkers and those in recovery.”Tom Bennett, one of the report experts who is in long-term, abstinent recovery from an alcohol problem, said:“Alcohol marketing can be massively triggering; it’s designed to be. Seeing an image of a cold beer on a warm sunny day or a midwinter glass of whisky in front of an open fire can be highly appealing. Yet the message these images convey, that alcohol is life enhancing, is at odds with the health risks.”‘No clear evidence’ MUP reduces harmful drinkingPublic Health Scotland and the University of Sheffield released the final report on the impact of minimum unit pricing in Scotland, which suggests that among those drinking at harmful levels or those with alcohol dependence, there is “no clear evidence of a change in consumption or severity of dependence”.It also found that some economically vulnerable groups saw increased financial strain as they ended up spending more on alcohol. Some of those surveyed reduced spending on other things such as food and utilities.Public Health Scotland’s theory of change for MUP (reproduced from Beeston et al, 2019)However, there was little evidence of other negative consequences, such as increased crime or a shift to illicit substances. As this was an argument frequently used against the introduction of MUP, it is an important consideration.Further, the proportion of people who had drunk at hazardous levels in the last week fell significantly by 3.5% in the market research data. Other analyses of Scotland’s MUP have also found reductions in consumption among some population groups.Professor John Holmes, the lead researcher on the project, highlighted in a recent IAS blog that MUP isn’t designed to reduce drinking for those who are dependent:“Alcohol dependence is a more complex problem than harmful drinking and is best-tackled by early identification of alcohol problems and the provision of an accessible and effective treatment system.“MUP may therefore only contribute to a reduction in alcohol dependence by preventing future cases rather than addressing current ones.“Overall, our report offers a nuanced and mixed picture of the impact of MUP on a key population of concern, with both positive and negative findings for those on both sides of the policy debate.”During a meeting of the health committee in Holyrood, Dr Sandesh Gulhane (Conservative MSP for Glasgow) claimed that MUP was failing, and that the most vulnerable were cutting back on food to afford the high prices. Professor Petra Meier responded that pricing policies alone would not be enough to alter the consumption for some very heavy drinkers, and investment in health services is also necessary: “addiction services have had major cutbacks during Covid, they have been virtually inaccessible unless you were able to join online groups and make do with things like alcoholics anonymous online and so on.”Vast difference in alcohol-related deaths remains between richest and poorest in ScotlandIn related news, Public Health Scotland (PHS) also released its MESAS report 2022 (Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland's Alcohol Strategy) on 21 June , which shows huge inequality between the poorest and most affluent adults who consume alcohol, in terms of hospital stays and deaths.Rates of alcohol-specific deaths were five times higher in the poorest communities and hospital stays were nearly eight times higher.Vicki Ponce Hardy of PHS said the report showed that significant inequalities were resulting in "preventable" deaths:“The most recent survey data shows that almost a quarter (24%) of adults in Scotland still drink more than the recommended, low risk, weekly, drinking guideline. Among those exceeding the guideline, it's those in the lowest income group who are likely to consume the most."Contents Unknown: How alcohol labelling still fails consumersA new study by the Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA) looked at alcohol product labelling information on 369 products and found that:The AHA recommends that the UK Government sets up an independent body to monitor and enforce mandatory labelling, based on the WHO’s best practice for labelling.Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, AHA’s chair, said:“Those who profit from the sale of alcohol cannot be trusted to willingly provide product information. Legislation on alcohol labelling must ensure that consumers have the full picture of the contents and risk to health of the products they buy through Government making clear labelling on all alcohol products a legal requirement.“Given the choice, most alcohol producers are leaving this vital information off the labels, keeping consumers in the dark about what’s in the products they are drinking.”Product discrepancies were also foundMatt Lambert, the chief executive of the industry body the Portman Group, responded:“This report doesn’t correspond to the findings of Portman Group’s much larger and more comprehensive recent survey where we looked at 400 products including the biggest brands by market share – the ones which accurately represents what most customers are buying. That research found near universal coverage of industry best practice showing pregnancy warnings, alcohol unit information, signposts to responsibility messages, and four in five products carrying the Chief Medical Officer’s low risk guidelines.“Industry self-regulation has been responsible for voluntarily delivering greater information and awareness for consumers and the AHA’s own report shows that significant progress has been made. The sector is firmly on track to provide more information to consumers without recourse to valuable Parliamentary time, public funding or mandatory measures.”The UK Government is set to consult on alcohol product labels “in due course”.‘No place for cheap alcohol: The potential value of minimum pricing for protecting lives’The World Health Organization has published a comprehensive review of minimum pricing policies, in order for states and policymakers to understand the best available evidence and implementation practicalities on these policies.The report looks at evidence from simulation modelling studies and real-world studies in Scotland and Canada, which show encouraging results regarding reducing overall alcohol consumption.It goes on to look at objections and concerns around minimum pricing policies, such as any adverse economic impact and increases in illicit alcohol, and finds little to support these.As Scotland struggled to introduce minimum unit pricing due to legal battles with the whiskey industry, the report discusses requirements for the policies to be consistent with international trade law.International comparisons of minimum pricing rateAs Dr Aveek Bhattacharya, one of the report’s lead authors, explained in an IAS blog this week:“Here in one place, WHO Europe has collected a fact base on how and how well the measure works in different countries.“It is, to our knowledge, a unique resource, and we hope it will be useful to policymakers as other governments consider taking the leap in future.”Sobriety tags rolled-out further despite no evidence of efficacyFrom the 15 June, the Government rolled-out so-called ‘sobriety tags’ further. The tags monitor alcohol through sweat and are being used for prison leavers if their probation officer thinks they could reoffend when drinking.Alcohol is believed to play a part in 39% of violent crime in the UK and roughly 20% of offenders supervised by the Probation Service are identified as having drinking issues.Justice Secretary Dominic Raab said:“We’ve seen that alcohol tags work - with tagged offenders complying 97% of the time. That’s why we’re going to double the number wearing them from 900 to 1,900 over the next two years, focusing on those leaving prison on license.”This focus on compliance while wearing the device says little about whether the scheme works in the long-term in reducing reoffending. As Dr Carly Lightowlers wrote in an IAS blog last year:“A focus on compliance – in terms of alcohol-free days – is somewhat of a smokescreen as what is needed is evidence of whether drinking and related offending are reduced in the long term after tag removal, which is yet to be provided.”Additionally, a report from the National Audit Office released on 8 June said a failed plan to transform the electronic tagging system has wasted £98 million.The report says that the Government does not know if tagging offenders is helping to cut reoffending because of failings in the system, and that efforts to change the system were abandoned in March after 11 years and £153 million.Irish Government makes moves to improve product labellingLast week, the Irish Examiner reported that the Irish Government has made an application to the European Commission to enact regulations that would require health warnings on all alcohol products. These would include warnings regarding liver disease, fatal cancers, and consuming alcohol while pregnant.The regulations also provide for those selling alcohol in licensed premises to be required to display a notice containing the same health warnings, a link to the public health website and an indication that the alcohol and calorie content of products is available on request.The measures are contained in the Public Health Alcohol Bill, which has introduced a range of interventions including minimum unit pricing and restrictions on advertising at sporting events.Brexit Freedoms Bill could deliver pint-sized wine bottlesIn a Telegraph article on the first day of June, Brexit Opportunities Minister, Jacob Rees-Mogg, was said to be “spearheading the drive to ditch unnecessary regulations” around the sale of alcohol.One of the mentioned regulations was that sparkling wine “can only be sold in traditional champagne-style glass bottles, complete with mushroom cork and foil”. The article states that regulations about bottle sizes could be scrapped, meaning wine producers could offer pint-sized bottles for the first time in half a century.Another rule that says drinks cannot be called wine if they are under 8% could be got rid of, meaning no and low-alcohol wines can be referred to as wine, instead of synonyms such as “wine-based drink”.The article states that:“The plans, set to be outlined in the upcoming Brexit Freedoms Bill, could be enacted swiftly because legislation giving ministers the power to make the changes has already passed Parliament.”Patrice Noyelle, President of Pol Roger Champagne, presents a pint bottle of champagne to the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms in 2008. CREDIT: Daniel JonesNo and low alcohol sales double in the UKAccording to alcohol market research group IWSR, sales of no and low alcohol products in the UK have doubled from 2016 to 2021, from $240m to $454m. Alcohol-free sales tripled from $52m to $184m.Emily Neill, head of research at IWSR, said promoting low-alcohol drinks was partly a commercial decision by companies:“What you’ve seen in markets such as the UK and US is consumers becoming much more conscious of their health…there’s a higher proportion of younger consumers who don’t drink at all or would like to moderate their consumption.”AB InBev said six years ago that it would aim for low-alcohol and no-alcohol beers to make up a fifth of sales by 2025, a target it admits it is unlikely to meet, with about 6% of sales currently from the products.Despite this, sales of no and low alcohol products are still very low in the UK. A study summarised in an IAS blog last year showed that of UK households that bought alcohol, only “0.92% also bought zero alcohol beer between 2015 and 2020” and only “2.17% bought low alcohol beer”.Alcohol Toolkit Study: updateThe monthly data collected is from English households and began in March 2014. Each month involves a new representative sample of approximately 1,700 adults aged 16 and over.See more data on the project website here.Prevalence of increasing and higher risk drinking (AUDIT)Increasing and higher risk drinking defined as those scoring >7 AUDIT. A-C1: Professional to clerical occupation C2-E: Manual occupationCurrently trying to restrict consumptionA-C1: Professional to clerical occupation C2-E: Manual occupation; Question: Are you currently trying to restrict your alcohol consumption e.g. by drinking less, choosing lower strength alcohol or using smaller glasses? Are you currently trying to restrict your alcohol consumption e.g. by drinking less, choosing lower strength alcohol or using smaller glasses?All past-year attempts to cut down or stopQuestion: How many attempts to restrict your alcohol consumption have you made in the last 12 months (e.g. by drinking less, choosing lower strength alcohol or using smaller glasses)? 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Author Swan Huntley on drinking to escape the trap of perfection, and why self-love is a part of every sober and sober curious journey. In the episode we discuss:-Swan's sober story – and how her drinking found her living a secret double life-The book that made her realize it was time for her to quit-Why everybody is sober curious before they get sober serious-Why she decided to write a fictionalized account of somebody's sober curious journey-Reading and daydreaming as a healthy escape – and another way to dissociate -Why total abstinence equals freedom from our addictions-Whether there is any such thing as an “addictive personality” – and the factors driving our compulsive behaviors-Why the themes of perfectionism and control are very much tied to addictive behaviors-The concept of “keeping your side of the street clean” as it pertains to sobriety-The process of letting go of thoughts, beliefs, and resentments that are keeping us stuck in the past-The trap of using alcohol to unlock inspiration– and finding the courage to create sober Learn more about Swan Huntley and her work HERE, get your copy of Getting Clean with Stevie Green HERE, and follow her on IG @swanhuntleyBig thanks to Ghia for partnering on this episode. You can get your Ghia at Drinkghia.com - where you can use the code CURIOUS to get $10 off your first online order
Join Rachel and her fabulous guest as they discuss how to raise your vibrations and align with the laws of attraction. People often become stuck because of their doubts and false belief systems. However, by using the tools of the program and other available resources, we can change that. Tune in as we discuss some valuable points and perspectives.Support the show
Powerful Sobriety One of my Addiction Unlimited besties is the textbook definition of a recovery warrior. He's in his second year sober, has been a valuable member of our Facebook group and Sober Society Membership community, and is an incredible example of how to get through sobriety, know yourself, and learn how to set boundaries to protect your recovery. I respect and admire Michael so much because he's all about supporting other goal-getters to understand the activities needed to go from having multiple 'day one again' to powerful, fun recovery. And what I find most impressive about him is his willingness to look at his life and habits and recognize where and how he needs to protect his recovery and make it his number one priority. In this episode, Michael shares his best tools and advice for creating a life and sobriety that lights you up -- and you know this is so important as a recovering person. You'll learn: How to be resourceful and find the tools that work for you Tools to manage social situations and put your recovery and comfort FIRST How to get involved in online communities (like Sober Society!) to build relationships and have fun Ways to look at yourself, be resilient, and stick with recovery even when it takes multiple tries Not only will you get some powerful insights on how to become the best sober version of yourself possible, but I know you'll walk away feeling super empowered by Michaels's recovery and honesty about his journey. Get more here: Join Addiction Unlimited Facebook group here. Sign up for my Dry July Event: 30 Days to Wellness here! Interested in having your very own recovery community and safe place to learn about yourself and sobriety? Check out my Sober Society membership community :-)
This week, Meghan and Ryan celebrate Ryan's One-Year Soberversary while simultaneously talking about Daryl's wild night. Follow, Follow, Follow! Workin' On It @workinonitpod Meghan Trainor @meghan_trainor Ryan Trainor @ryan.trainor Ryan's Twitch: https://m.twitch.tv/ryantrainor See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode, you will hear Jan, mother of a recovering addict and a recently retired Mayo Clinic employee from the Psychiatry and Psychology Department, and Brien, a recovering addict and psychotherapist specializing in addiction at Mayo Clinic, discuss their experiences with addiction.
Ashlee Petersen shares her personal sobriety journey, and how that inspired her to help others on their path to sobriety, including Lala! She talks about the midlife awakening she experienced that saw her leave Hollywood to pursue a career in substance abuse and addiction counseling. She describes life on her Do Over Ranch, how virtual support evolved during the pandemic, and why finding joy in life is so important. Ashlee is also an animal advocate and devotes time to horse rescue. She explains how she got involved with Wild Sage Horse Rescue and Love This Horse, and how and why your help and support are so critical at this point in time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In this week's episode I'm sharing different perspectives on what having a peaceful relationship with alcohol means. Listen in to different thoughts from listeners, group members and people who are working on their relationship with alcohol and where they struggle, where they succeed and how they work towards peace. I also share my own thoughts about what a peaceful relationship with alcohol means. Resources Mentioned: Step One Episode #52 Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers. US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabit Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here. Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
In this episode I talk to an amazing woman who got sober young, in 1992. She's actually happy, joyous, and free, and is having an experience that only gets better as time passes.
Vacation is a dangerous time for those of us with problem drinking. Vacation is a great time to suspend all the rules and drink as much as we want. Hey, it's 5pm somewhere! Am I right? Or am I right! On this episode of the Sober Friends podcast, Matt, Steve and John talk about the trap that vacation can cause for us. It's a risky time because we have time on our hands. We talk about how to overcome the temptation on vacation and have a plan:Get a list of phone numbers from people you can call, when your backside is on fireIf out of the country, download apps that allow you to communicate over the internetTalk to family and friends and explain your situation and ask for supportIf you are involved in a 12 step program, go online or get booklets of meetings around your vacation spotWant to help our show? Subscribe, review, rate and share. Help us get the show into the ears of those who could use it the most.Clarity Cafe PodcastA little self-help & a lot of laughs in this sip-sized podcast full of good vibesListen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Time & Other ThievesReflections and conversations on the nature of existence. Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyWe wanted to alert you that you may hear some ads inserted into the show. We've carefully selected each ad to be sure it's recovery appropriate. We are not looking to make a profit, only looking to get enough help to make this expense neutral. We'd love your feedback. You can email at firstname.lastname@example.orgSupport the show
Don Coyhis, Mohican Nation, is the President and Founder of White Bison, Inc., an American Indian non-profit organization, located in Colorado Springs, CO. Don originally set out to raise awareness and treat alcoholism among Indian youth on the reservations. After studying the underlying causes of alcoholism, White Bison's mission expanded to include drug addiction, dysfunctional families and relationships, as well as the American Indian suicide rate. From this, the Wellbriety Movement was born. The teachings of Wellbriety go beyond being sober to include thriving in the community and being balanced emotionally, mentally, physical and spiritually. Over the past 26 years, Don has developed a series of culturally-based programs to address recovery and treatment, youth prevention and treatment, programs for healthy families, and healing from unresolved grief and traumatic loss due to intergenerational trauma. These programs are designed to help with all facets of family healing and have been implemented throughout the United States and Canada. Don has dedicated his life to raising awareness about all issues surrounding alcohol and drug abuse, how it impacts the family system and, most importantly, how families and communities can heal from these issues.
Becoming sober is no easy task. It would take a crazy amount of time, dedication and discipline. One should expect that it's a long and hard road to get the results needed. On this episode of I Love Being Sober, host Tim Westbrook continues his talk about how to avoid a relapse. On this episode, he talks about Mistake Number 2: Expecting Instantaneous Results. Tune in on this episode to find out more!
We are so honoured to be joined by the wonderful Cat Sims on this week's Tuesday episode.Cat joins Zoe & Georgia to talk about her journey to sobriety, addiction, and motherhood.You can buy Cat's new book here.Cat's Favourite Product:Sleep Mask – drowsysleepcoResources If You Want Addiction Support:Honest information about drugs | FRANK (talktofrank.com)Alcoholics Anonymous Great Britain (alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk)Welcome to UKNA | UKNA | Narcotics Anonymous in the United KingdomOvereaters Anonymous Great Britain | For anyone with eating issues (oagb.org.uk)Listen by clicking ‘Play', subscribe or follow on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Acast, and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast.Find a new episode every Tuesday & Friday and in the meantime check out Made By Mammas on Instagram: @madebymammas.Made By Mammas, this has been an Insanity Podcasts production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Korn members give an update on Fieldy's departure from the band's recent tour & his sobriety, Jack White says he starved himself while writing his new album to put him in a different mindset, Sevendust may be calling it quits and tease a farewell tour possibility, PSYCHO Las Vegas announces their huge lineup for 2022 PLUS This Week in Rock History Trivia weekly wtf & so much more! All of our links are up at www.rocknewsweekly.com For $3.99 a month, you get access to our Spotify video episodes, exclusive interviews with bands/musicians, festival coverage, giveaways, extended and unedited episodes with bonus content like our dark humor commercials that we produce ourselves, stuff that's too weird/funny for the regular weekly news format. Subscribe now in the description link or head to anchor.fm/rocknewsweekly/subscribe We are also now on Google Podcasts & Amazon Audible, so check us out! Follow us on Twitch to get notified when we go live, usually every Friday at 9pm PST https://www.twitch.tv/rocknewsweekly Check out our YouTube channel to watch our videos on demand - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-DrseMXk92HiqKMGRFpdYA Follow us for our weekly 1 minute video updates: Instagram.com/rocknewsweekly Facebook.com/rocknewsweekly Twitter.com/rocknewsweekly Check it out on 9 different platforms now at www.rocknewsweekly.com #rock #rocknews #rocknewsweekly #rocknewsweeklypodcast #podcast #podcasts #podcastsofinstagram #metal #alternative #indie #trivia
According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, there have been 700,000 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. since 2000. Sharira Thomas was nearly one of them. For 30 years, she lived a life of addiction that landed her in prison. And three separate times, she returned to The Salvation Army for help. For more than 100 years, The Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Centers and Harbor Light Programs have offered cost-free residential rehabilitation programs to treat the symptoms, and ultimately the root causes, of prolonged alcohol and drug dependence. And it's not limited to a certain “type” of person. Addiction can affect anyone. That's why The Salvation Army equips more than 150,000 people every single year to combat addiction, regain health and stability, build work and social skills and restore families. Today, Sharira is the Intake Coordinator of The Salvation Army Las Vegas Adult Rehabilitation Center, which means she's one of the first points of contact for those coming into the program. She gets to tell them there is hope. And she knows firsthand. EPISODE SHOWNOTES: Read more. WHAT'S YOUR CAUSE? Take our quiz. STUDY SCRIPTURE. Get inside the collection. GATHER WITH CARING MOMS. Join the group. BE INSPIRED. Follow us on Instagram. FIGHT FOR GOOD. Give to The Salvation Army.
Episode 384 - The path of least resistance Today we have Matt. He is 40, from Edmonton, Canada, and took his last drink on April 8, 2019. Exact Nature: https://exactnature.com/RE 20 Café RE Chats: https://recoveryelevator.com/cafere/ Highlights from Paul Sobriety is the path of least resistance. Moderation was miserable, and drinking is killing me. Paul describes his own experiences with moderation and points out that with moderation, you continue to have decision fatigue and only moderately heal. Moderation is often a step along the journey toward ditching the booze. The path of least resistance means – you won't get a DUI or be sent home from work because you smell like booze. Your sleep improves, your liver health improves along with your connections and relationships, and you enjoy more fun (and skittles). Better Help: www.betterhelp.com/elevator - 10% off your first month [13:06] Matt has been sober for three years. He is a recovery coach, engaged, and enjoys music, nature, hiking, camping, and his dogs. He is learning about sound therapy and how music can influence your mindset. Matt came from a family of heavy drinkers. He remembers listening to the excitement of the adults' conversations while drinking when he was young. He was often given sips of beer if it felt exciting. As a teenager, music became a way to express himself. The rock and roll lifestyle complimented the music, which included booze. Drinking helped Matt to overcome his shyness and awkwardness. His early 20s presented the perfect storm of opportunities to drink excessively. He went from a happy-go-lucky drunk to having a chip on his shoulder. He began to recognize his drinking habits were changing. A breakup with his girlfriend sent him into a tailspin of depression, and his drinking escalated. External pressure to quit drinking led to rebellion, and Matt learned that change had to come from within. Matt was hospitalized with acute pancreatitis after a drinking binge. He continued to drink and had another health incident. He took some time off work and launched it with a bender, then turned to a friend to bring him to an AA meeting. His first meeting was a profound emotional/spiritual shift that led him to over three years of sobriety. Matt's firsts during his first year of sobriety was difficult and rewarding. It was his first opportunity as an adult to experience life without alcohol. Self-help books, podcasts, and a growth mindset helped him embrace sobriety. He was quiet about his sobriety. At a friend's wedding, he had a shot of tequila, and the wave of the high hit him quickly. He had a creative outburst and wrote ten songs. He convinced himself that the drinks enabled his creativity. He repackaged all his views of alcohol to return to drinking moderately. The moderation bargaining started, and at one point, he heard a voice telling him, if you keep doing this, it will kill you. Matt continued drinking. After a sloppy party weekend, Matt realized it was time to stop while driving to his dad's celebration of life. He decided to stop the cycle as a tribute to his father. Matt recently made a plant-based medicine retreat. His healing journey continues, and the sense of peace has returned. He is focused on a growth mindset and allowing the journey to happen because life is not a to-do list. Matt's podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beyond-recovery/id1618862620 Kris's Summary Embracing summer plans as a sober person is new for many of us. Give yourself grace. Create accountability, set boundaries, try new things, create new habits, and remember it's okay to go slow. Upcoming events, retreats, and courses: You can find more information about our events Resources Connect with Cafe RE - Use the promo code OPPORTUNITY to waive the set-up fee. Recovery Elevator YouTube - Subscribe here! Sobriety Tracker iTunes Recovery Elevator –it all starts from the inside out I love you guys.
If you are in recovery from any kind of addiction or know someone who is, then you know that sobriety exists from moment to moment. Fall off the wagon once and you must begin the journey again. We all fall off the wagon at different points in our lives with a multitude of different things. Addiction and sobriety aren't limited to the typical ones that we all know, though. Janis talks about the other types of sobriety and why they are just as important to choose for yourself every moment.
#309. Follow Dominick on Instagram: @DominickQ Join the Great Man Mastermind: https://www.dominickq.com/masterminds/the-digital-mastermind Join the Facebook Group for Men: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheGreatManWithin __________________________ The Payoff with Pete Podcast: Click Here Interview with Leigh Steinberg on the Payoff with Pete: Click Here Pete Sousa on Instagram: Click Here In this Episode: Pete Sousa runs The Payoff with Pete Podcast, 100+ episodes of athletes, celebrities and public figures who are recovering alcoholics How alcohol often starts off as a superpower, and the line where it turns into kryptonite Pete shares stories of professional athletes who played games drunk and high The humbling path to sobriety and re-learning life all over again Why recovering addicts are part of a special fraternity of trust and respect for one another
Rapper and songwriter Tom MacDonald joins Blaire to talk working together in his 'Snowflakes' music video, persevering through gatekeeping in the music industry, and fighting wokeness with art. Follow Blaire on IG: @msblairewhite More about the show: Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: https://bit.ly/TheBlaireWhiteProject. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: https://bit.ly/TheBlaireWhiteProject Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Do I feel an obligation to God?In this episode I talk about what I feel are my responsibilities to my Higher power.
Tarrah is back with us today. You may remember Tarrah from episode #18 here on the SS podcast when she was celebrating her 90-day hurdle, and NOW, on June 10, Tarrah celebrated one year of sobriety! She shares with us the verse she and her husband focused on the entire day of her one-year mile marker. They went hiking together and made this verse the focus of their day; Psalm 18:2 NIVThe Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Tarrah shares with us what she has embraced to stay sober and how God has brought her through it. She quotes her husband's gift of these words to her."When I come home, I know who you are going to be." JoshSo true; we all love knowing who we will be every day in this beautiful life of Recovery. Thank you, Tarrah, for sharing your heart and your journey to one year with us.❤️
YOU JUST CAN'T MISS THIS ONE! THE UFC VET SMOKING METH! THE inspirational STORY of how he became sober and HIS ALL OUT HATE vs DILLON DANIS!!!! In Celebration of the PURE EVIL MMA BEST OF WEEK, EVil Eddie opens the GOLDEN SAFE that houses his TOP 30 MOST ENTERTAINING AND DOWNLOADED EPISODES out of the almost 1000 recorded shows and interviews he has done over the last 8 years since creating this iconic Podcast. SIT BACK AND GET READY FOR ONE WILD RIDE AS UFC Vet Leo Kuntz hypes everyone up to the edge of your seats while sharing story after story about his journey in life and how he survived one of the darkest and most dangerous addictions known to man! ------- ------- --------- --------- In one of this year's most open, inspiring, and entertaining episodes of 2019 we are joined by UFC Veteran Leo "The Lion" Kuntz who dives deep into his past dealings with drug addiction at 16 years old and how he was able to turn his life around and work his way up to the biggest fight promotion on the planet! Kuntz also discusses his beef with Dillon Dannis that went viral not long ago and his relationship with Adam Hunter of "MMA ROASTED". WATCH THIS INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/pR11WQpOgq8 Follow us on Social Media: Twitter: @evil_ecco Instagram: @PureEVilMMA_ Facebook: @PureEVilMMAz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dennis Berry is a Life Mastery Coach and has been working with people worldwide for over 15 years. He has been sober since April 8, 2003 during which time he became a successful businessman, athlete, and family man. His journey in recovery helped him find his mission in life, which is to help others achieve inner peace and success, and master every area of their lives. In this Episode Dennis took us behind the scenes of what he calls the “vampire lifestyle” that he led when he was working in restaurants – vodka and coke stashed in the freezer He was caught in a vicious cycle – waking up feeling awful and resolving to go straight home after work, drinking all day during his shift at the restaurants and then finding himself at the bar after work – again – over and over – he didn't know how to escape He got out of the restaurant trade at the age of 27 and got sober at 31 when (as he puts it) his life began… Dennis got sober by going to rehab and doing the work – he did absolutely everything they recommended and it worked At Tribe Sober we recommend that people prioritise their sobriety and “throw the book” at it – listen to the podcasts, read the quitlit, stay connected with the community – do everything you can for at least 6 months and your life will change.. As we says rehab is discovery but its only when he left that his recovery began – at the age of 31 Dennis was hungry for life He made the very interesting point that although ditching the booze can help us “recover” ourselves, for people like Dennis - he had to learn to live their lives for the first time! That made me think of the fact that our emotional maturity stalls at the age that we start drinking heavily – so if we start drinking at a young age we never get the chance to learn how to handle our feelings and our emotions. We agreed that although AA can be a good start we need to do the work and then go out and live – we can't spend 30 years going to the rooms for meetings! He feels that the best thing about AA is the community and all sobriety groups can offer this – connection is the opposite of addiction Fix the drinking and then you can address other parts of your life – this is called the Domino Effect - check out Tribe Sober episode 52 for more info. Dennis came up with a nice analogy – if we are going through a divorce, an addiction, financial problems we sometimes feel as if our life is falling apart – but we should try reframing that because often it means that our lives are actually falling into place – it's the beginning rather than the end That made me think of the JK Rowling quote: Rock Bottom became the foundation on which I built my life Dennis discovered that helping others gave him purpose – he wanted a life of service In his book “Funky Wisdom” Dennis uses the acronym HOW – Honesty (admit there is a problem) O = be open minded W= new way of life We've been taught that asking for help is a sign of weakness but in fact it's a sign of strength He explained that when a normal drinker feels a bit tipsy that will be a red light for him to stop – whereas for us dependent drinkers we get a green light to keep going! We talked about how the whole world is manipulated by various forms of marketing and he raised the interesting point about the placement of tv commercials – the news will pump fear into us for 10 minutes and then show us an ad for booze or junk food to trigger us to numb the pain As Dennis said our subconscious mind is “running the show” and those limiting beliefs we hold about drinking being fun etc will keep us drinking BUT the good news is that we CAN reprogram our subconscious which is what we teach in our 4-hour Zoom workshops Dennis talked about the dangers of cross addiction – to smoking and eating sugary foods for example. They are just another distraction to numb our feelings. In fact smoking and sugar will damage our immune system – and a strong immune system will help us to cope with cravings. We need to stop the harmful habits and add in healthy habits and which can take up to a year. Dennis believes in starting his day by getting “centred” and his 6 steps (which he explains in Funky Wisdom”) enables him to get and stay centred. These days he uses meditation, mindfulness and CBT to process his feelings so he no longer feels the need to numb them away. We talked about the importance of having a project when we get sober – we have to start building something worthwhile rather than just waiting for life to happen and Building a purposeful and healthy life takes years whereas drinking is just a quick fix.. More Info Subscription membership – you can join up HERE. To access our website, click HERE. If you would like a free copy of our “Annual Tracker” or our e-book 66 Days to Sobriety, please email email@example.com. If you would like to come to our Saturday afternoon Zoom Cafe as a guest and meet our community, just email firstname.lastname@example.org. Episode Sponsor This episode is sponsored by the Tribe Sober Membership Program. If you want to change your relationship with alcohol then sign up today Read more about our program and subscribe HERE Book a Discovery Call with me to find out if our membership would help you Help us to Spread the Word! We made this podcast so that we can reach more people who need our help. Please subscribe and share. If you enjoyed the podcast, then please leave us a 5-star review on Apple podcasts. Take a screenshot of your review, and DM it to Tribe Sober's Instagram page – see PS below for instructions. We'll send you something special to say thank you! We release a podcast episode every Saturday morning. You can follow Tribe Sober on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Instagram. You can join our private Facebook group HERE. PS: How to Leave a Rating/Review in Apple Podcasts (on an iOS Device) Open the Podcasts app. EASY. Choose “Search” from the bottom row of icons and enter the name of the show (e.g. Recover Like a Mother) into the search field. 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In this episode I talk about how hard it was for me in early sobriety. And about how I almost gave up many times. I'm so glad I kept seeking. I haven't considered giving up for many many years.
I hope you feel like you are sitting in the room with us on this one- just friends, having a real, raw and honest conversation about things that we struggle with as women and how to just keep going no matter what life throws at you. This one will make you laugh, cry, and pull at your heart strings- but I know its going to help you feel that you are not alone.About Our Guest1Hey friends, I'm Dani Harrison. Listen, I'm a mess but thanks for being here There's so much to share, but in sum, the last 10 years of my life have been dedicated to building relationships. This started in myself after entering addiction recovery in 2015. Cascaded into opening fitness communities around metro Detroit. And today, I have the privilege of selling HR software, focused on employee culture and recognition. Funny how life works. I'm open and honest about my struggles because the louder I recover and heal, the less someone else has to suffer silently. I'm 35, divorced a couple times, and live off coffee and pipe dreams. Sometimes- I'm barely making' it. But something tells me I'm not the only one.https://www.instagram.com/dani_dudek/
Tessa is known as the Sober Mom of Tiktok. She explains how social media communities helped her on her own sobriety journey and how she is helping inspire other women through her raw, real and very relatable videos. Vist www.soberlink.com/asgg for your free guide to building confidence in early recovery.
Kelly's dad, Rex, comes on the podcast to talk to about his journey from alcoholism to sobriety. He talks about what his relationship with alcohol looked like including years without drinking at all, the self sabotage that was a part of his disease and the relationships that he was on the brink of losing. “Alcohol was the most important thing to me. Period. I couldn't imagine my life without drinking.” He also talks about finding his greatest life in his sobriety and the greatest gift being the relationships he is able to have because of it. And the moment he relates to finding freedom with a therapist: “I had to go all around the world, just to get across the street….but then the therapist said to me, ‘yeah, but you got across the street.'” Resources: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Americanaddictioncenters.com Great article from Brene Brown: https://brenebrown.com/articles/2019/05/31/what-being-sober-has-meant-to-me/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The dictionary definitions of "Abstinence" and "Sobriety" look very similar. For the purpose of living a happy, joyous and free life in recovery, they can mean very different things. Overall, Matt, Steve and John identified Abstinent as being dry. This is a state where alcohol has been removed but nothing has come in to replace it. To get sober, you have to replace alcohol as the solution to your problems. We drank because it numbed the pain or it enhanced the joy. Being sober means that you can get through everyday life without leaning on the crutch of a drinkMatt, Steven and John talk about their own experiences being abstinent and being sober.Want to help our show? Subscribe, review, rate and share. Help us get the show into the ears of those who could use it the most.Cantina Blues - Take the Lead by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100407Playful Humans Podcast - People Who Play for a LivingRediscover the power of play for more fun, flow and fulfillment in your life and career!Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyWe wanted to alert you that you may hear some ads inserted into the show. We've carefully selected each ad to be sure it's recovery appropriate. We are not looking to make a profit, only looking to get enough help to make this expense neutral. We'd love your feedback. You can email at email@example.comSupport the show