RE 182: Creating Gaps in our Thinking

Chris, with 96 days since his last drink, shares his story... In sobriety, it's possible to become more in tune with the inner workings of our minds.  By stopping the intake of a numbing substance,...

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Re 181: Water is all you Need

Jodi, with over 100 days since her last drink, shares her story... You’d think that when dealing with something as simple and common as water, there couldn’t be any confusion.  Water is water, right?  It turns out that not all waters are created equal. Water comes in...

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RE 180: What Lies Ahead

Craig, who has been sober since 9/21/16, shares his story. The unprecedented success of this podcast mirrors a simple approach to recovery.  Just show up and continue to show up. The future of Recovery Elevator is promising!  The plan is to migrate the growing...

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RE 179: Fear – Future Events Appearing Real

Problems are a part of life.  When one problem is resolved and filed neatly away a new one arrives to take its place.  At times, our problems in life may seem overwhelming.  When the pressure is on and things get difficult, often our response is avoidance or escape....

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RE 178: Is knowledge alone enough to quit drinking?

Is knowledge alone enough to quit drinking? “To know and not to do... is not to know.” - Buddhist Proverb Are we able to successfully quit drinking by devouring books, blog posts, podcasts and internet articles?  The facts about the dangerous nature of alcohol can be...

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RE 177: The Ego

Today we hear from Jade. She's 27 years old, from Kentucky and has had her last drink on April 14th 2018. The Ego:  The part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and unconscious mind.  It is in charge of reality testing and gives us a sense of personal...

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RE 176: Dating in Sobriety

“There are many excuses to drink... but no reasons.” “When you are an addict, the only line you can cross but can not come back from is death.” Dating and Sobriety Modern dating has us drinking more, but being less successful at it.  Drinking can give us a false sense...

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RE 175: Anxiety and Alcohol

Alcohol and Anxiety Today we will look at anxiety and the role it plays in alcohol addiction. Anxiety is inevitable, but we can change what we do and feel about it, ultimately affecting the level of severity we experience and the frequency of attacks.  It shows that...

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RE 174: Addressing Self Loathing With Compassionate Curiosity

Compassionate Curiosity: a way we can get to the root of why we drink. “The problem's not that the truth is harsh, but that liberation from ignorance is as painful as being born. Run after truth until you're breathless. Accept the pain involved in re-creating yourself...

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RE 173: Burn the Ships

Burn The Ships For many people, the answer of what is it that is holding us back in our lives isn’t exactly obvious. The question of what is blocking us from obtaining that inner peace we deserve can be difficult to answer for some. The good news is that if you’re...

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RE 172: Bravery: Ready to Face and Endure Danger or Pain

Bravery:  Ready to face and endure danger or pain.  Showing Courage. Many times in life we come face to face with our next step.  We can see clearly the path ahead that will lead to our next “level up”.  We can know everything there is to know about our plight and...

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RE 171: The Reality of Alcohol and Where it Can Take us

The path of sobriety is not always easy.  Many of us will stumble, fall, relapse and find ourselves back at square one.  It's not the end of the world.  When we relapse, we have the opportunity to learn from our mistakes and, if necessary, reinvent ourselves. Tamara,...

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RE 169: Has Addiction Always Been a Problem?

Has addiction always been a problem? Alcohol has been around for thousands of years, but has alcoholism? In Gabor Maté's book, “In the realm of hungry ghosts” he states: “The precursor to addiction is dislocation... the loss of psychological, social, and economic...

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RE 168: Alcohol Impacts More than Just us

When we are in the throws of an addiction to alcohol, the effects go beyond just us.  They affect our family and those closest to us. After running the podcast for 3 years, Paul has begun to notice patterns emerging.  One of the biggest patterns he noticed might be...

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RE 167: Now This is Just Plain Wrong

The alcohol industry gives the government funds to prove light drinking is safe. In today's era of information overload, it can be difficult to sort the truth from the strong opinions.  As the lines between journalism, science and advertising continue to blur, it can...

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