RE198: The Importance of Letting Go

Patrick, with 10 years 2 months since his last drink, shares his story . . . SHOW NOTES [10:50] Paul introduces Patrick Patrick is 37 years old, and is from Brooklyn, New York.  He’s been sober...

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RE 197: This is What Recovery Looks Like

Aaron, with over 1 year since his last drink, shares his story... SHOW NOTES [12:30] Paul Introduces Aaron. Aaron is 39 years old, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He’s been sober since October 16, 2017.  He’s married with two children.  He works in HR and Recruitment for...

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RE 196: How Normal Drinkers View Addiction

Dan, who doesn’t practice abstinence based recovery, shares his story… Link to the Fox News article mentioned in the episode “To be human is also to suffer from addiction. The particular vices vary as do our degree of addiction to them, but it takes precious little...

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RE 195: What Should the Bottle Say?

Corey, with 5 days since his last drink, shares his story… The mentioned article from the Irish Times SHOW NOTES [8:48] Paul Introduces Corey. Corey has been sober for 5 days.  He’s from Minnesota, now lives in Boston.  He’s 25 years old and is working full time.  He...

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RE 194: Should I Identify With the Label Alcoholic?

Kellie, with 2 months year since her last drink, shares her story...   SHOW NOTES   [11:00] Paul Introduces Kellie. Kellie has been sober for 28 days.  She’s 43 years old, married with two children.  She’s a real estate broker that enjoys puzzles, reading, cooking,...

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RE 193: Can I have a drinking problem and not be an Alcoholic?

Nel, with over 1 year since her last drink, shares her story… Drinking is more than the average habit.  To reduce our problems with alcohol to a “bad habit” is missing the bigger picture.  We drink for a variety of reasons.. for example: to cope, to ignore, to numb,...

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RE 192: Addicted to Thinking

Stephan, with 10 months since his last drink, shares his story… Harm Reduction - The feeling of constantly downgrading addictions.  Most of us address one addiction at a time, and usually tackle what we perceive to be the most harmful addiction first.  Things improve...

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RE 191: Sobriety Gets Easier and Easier and Ends in Life

Kelly, with 8 days since her last drink, shares her story… “Addiction gets harder and harder and ends in death. Sobriety is hard work too. But it gets easier and easier and ends in life.” - Andy Ziegler In this passage to sobriety, expectations do not always line up...

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RE 190: Is Any Amount of Alcohol Healthy?

Jamie, with 93 days since her last drink, shares her story… “No amount of alcohol is safe for your overall health.” “Alcohol was the leading risk factor for disease and premature death in men and women between the ages of 15 and 49 worldwide in 2016, accounting for...

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RE 188: The Only Line We Cross That We Can’t Come Back From

Tamara, with 88 days since her last drink, shares her story… “There is only one line we can cross that we can’t come back from” The National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 1-800-273-8255 SHOW NOTES [4:20] Paul Introduces Tamara, and she recaps her experience with...

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RE 187: The Most Important Journey You’ll Ever Take

John, with over 1 year since his last drink, shares his story… The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice – though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your...

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Re 185: Is Tracking Continuous Sobriety Important?

  Jennifer, with 568 days since her last drink, shares her story… Tracking your sobriety time – Do the numbers matter? To begin with, know that it’s not a competition.  We’re going for quality over quantity!  We quit alcohol because we want to improve our lives.  The...

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RE 184: The Greatest Miracle of All Time

Paul, with 28 days since his last drink, shares his story... The article mentioned in the episode introduction:  Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God SHOW NOTES [10:57] Paul Introduces... Paul. Paul is from St. Paul, Minnessota.  He's 67 years old, retired.  He...

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RE 184: The Greatest Miracle of All Time

Paul, with 28 days since his last drink, shares his story... The article mentioned in the episode introduction:  Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God - Wall Street Journal SHOW NOTES [10:57] Paul Introduces... Paul. Paul is from St. Paul, Minnessota.  He's 67...

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