RE 204: Should I Avoid Social Events Where Alcohol Will be Present?

Lucy, with 65 days of sobriety, shares her story. Do I need to avoid social situations where alcohol will be present? The answer is yes, then no, then yes.  Sorry if that’s confusing. I explain...

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RE 203: Shaken, Not Stirred

Jeff, with over 2 years since his last drink, shares his story… That could never happen… Analysis of the famed James Bond movies reveals that James Bond is a full-blown functioning alcoholic living on borrowed time. “There is strong and consistent evidence that James...

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RE 199: This Mindset is Key to Sobriety

Asaph, with over 6 weeks since his last drink, shares his story…A link to the mentioned Russell Brand podcast episode with Gabor Maté.  Gratitude, what is it good for?... everything.  Gratitude is a topic that needs to be continually covered in recovery.  It’s a box...

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RE 202: 12 Reasons to Stay Sober in 2019

Warren, with 48 hours since his last drink, shares his story… 12 reasons why sober is better: 1 - Look your best. 2 - Look and feel properly rested. 3 - Alcohol fixes things you didn’t notice were broken. 4 - Make the most of your time. 5 - Build better...

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RE 201: Alcohol, Calories and Your Waistline

Jeff, with over 38 days since his last drink, shares his story… During this festive holiday season, we will, no doubt, we encouraged to drink at one point or another.  We can’t think ourselves out of long-term addiction, but in the moment, there are tools we can use...

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RE 200: The Cure to Addiction

Walter, with 2½ years since his last drink, shares his story… The Cure to Addiction… Is it possible?  Are we close to a cure?  No.  AA was founded in 1935, and since then we still don’t know what causes it or how to treat it.  A holistic cure will attack/treat the...

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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 since August 23, 2008.  He is married and has no children.  He works as a...

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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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