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A highlight from 209: Keep the Change with Bart Nollenberger

The Addicted Mind Podcast

01:25 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from 209: Keep the Change with Bart Nollenberger

"Name is Duane Austrian, and I'm your host, and today our guest is Bart Nolan burger. He is a successful motivational speaker, author, and trainer. He has taught sales and leadership for some of the top companies in the world, including Ford Motor Company, Toyota USA, and some of the largest auto dealership groups. Bart is a successful motivational speaker author and trainer, but his real passion is about recovery and living life in recovery and in this episode, Bart shares his journey of moving from someone who was self absorbed in his addiction to a person who is truly about giving and surrendering the self. He is author of the upcoming book, keep the change and also the host of the keep the change podcast where he shares his personal experience, wisdom, personal development, and spirituality and authentic way to spark change in others. If you are enjoying the podcast, please rate and review us or leave a review on iTunes or Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts that really does help people find the podcast and I really appreciate it. And I do read the reviews and they do mean a lot to me. So for all the people that have taken the time to do that, thank you so much. And think about joining our Facebook group.

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A highlight from Dr. Mark McDonald

Dr. Drew Podcast

05:23 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from Dr. Mark McDonald

"Website is if you're not already sort of peaked in your interest by the fact that he has to go to substack and his website is called dissident MD dot com. I don't know what more I can do to pique your interest, but doctor Martin McDonald, I'm a big fan. As you know, and thank you for being here in person. This is great. I am so excited to actually be here in space, which is what we just talked about as I sat down. To my Polish listeners, once again, is also an a lot of followers in Europe. In Poland. Yes. Is Polish your one of your languages? It is not, but I have a close friend from high school whose wife is from Poland. He works in the State Department. And he travels there frequently to visit her and her family. And I went and spent some time there over the summer, and I loved it. I went back multiple times. And now I have this huge following. The country of Poland and I'm learning Polish. I found that learning language is very good for the aging brain. Like really good. It's fantastic. Yeah, I've been working out French and Greek. And it got me through COVID fog. I had a three month post COVID thing. And fogg was major problem. And working on a language kind of cleared it out. I love it. They come and say, I do le francais. Way as they say. In Geneva, they say, that's the accent that I learned because I was in Switzerland when I was in high school. And they said, well, my way is the French of the Parisians have adopted it now as sort of a man, no kidding. They were like, what? I'm sure that. And it's also, but yes, may we. Yeah, in the English translation. Okay, report everybody. We're talking about this off the ball. We'll move on. So why did you write this book? Tell us about the book 'cause we're gonna sell the book first. All right, so as I was saying when I sat down here, my editor pulled out a phrase from this book, which I just wrote with many others didn't even think much of it. And he said, this is a really important sentence in this book. This really encapsulates why you wrote this book. And I said, what is it? I was really curious. And he read it to me, and he said, our social norms have been redefined, and they have been redefined not by the most courageous among us, but by the most fearful. Yes. I think that sums up my motivation. As you said when I came here, it's so great to see you in person. I said, yes, absolutely. We need to be here. You said people in space sharing the same space. It has become normal. Acceptable, comfortable for people to live their lives through Zoom, I am violently passionately opposed to that. I think it's wrong on so many levels. And I believe that it's being encouraged by anxiety, fear, and essentially this fear addiction, which is the way I describe it in the book. And in addiction is something that arrests your development, it blocks your progress, it prevents you from growing and fulfilling your potential. Okay. I could not agree more wholeheartedly. I spend my day really just shaking my head. I feel like bamboozled all the time. What? Like, what's going on? I can't get it. And I think let's talk to a friend of mine this morning that's a financial guy, and he just says he goes, it happens all the time. It's tulips. That humans get into these crazes. And it is the, I guess, the most risk averse that end up sway with sway over everybody at the end of the day. That's exactly right. It's this altar of safety that we have now begun to worship upon rather than the typical, what does it even say conservative, just basic, traditional American quest, which is to expand to explore to take risks. We've tossed that all away, and we've now turned towards worshiping another virtue, which is a virtue of safety. Yeah, safety Uber Alice, I call it. Exactly right. And they came in with that at the beginning. Now I understand, I'm giving huge sort of swath for the public health officials to walk through at the beginning of this pandemic. They came through with, we think this is bad. We got to do something. What are we going to do? Oh, look what they did in China. That worked. Let me talk to my Chinese colleagues persuaded by these assholes that that's the right thing. Okay, you're wrong, but okay, you do that. And then we started to start looking at things trying to figure out where we are. At that moment, committed so completely to safety Uber alles that anyone who questioned it had to be destroyed. And that was the part that was weird to me. I don't know anybody during tulip mania. I think we're getting out of control here with the tulips. And they would put them in jail. Society. That seems to be the new thing. Although you could look at the French Revolution and sort of say, well, it's kind of the same thing there, right? Hysteria. Hysteria. So tell me about that. I think you just hit on a really important facet. I call sort of the fuel of the car of the pandemic in the last couple of years. And I just published this earlier today and my substack, dissident MD. Titled the pandemic in a nutshell. And I summarized without going into the weeds and the conspiracy theories. There's a lot of them. And honestly, some of them are probably correct. But that's not the point. I'm not going to talk about China. Bill Gates and nanobots, all about this. This morning, by the way, came out and went, gee, we thought it was a much more serious fatality rate at the beginning. We didn't know. You fucking knew.

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A highlight from Take Control of Your Life with Sloane Freemont

Addiction Unlimited Podcast | Alcoholism | 12 Steps | Living Sober | Addiction Treatment

05:38 min | 6 d ago

A highlight from Take Control of Your Life with Sloane Freemont

"Simple words. You're going to meet Sloan Fremont host of the create what you speak podcast. And I want to share these words with you that grabbed me right from the page from her website homepage. She says, navigating your reality to a place of success starts with taking control of your thoughts. This is what we talk about on every episode, your thoughts are everything. So we are going to get into some great conversation about taking back control of your life and creating what you speak. Let's welcome Sloan Fremont. Thank you. I'm so excited to be here and have this conversation. Yes, I'm so excited to have you. And I just want to dive into this because it's all the things that I love, but let's start with just really quickly tell the audience a little bit about you and what you do. Well, as you said, my name is Sloan Fremont, and I host the create what you speak podcast. And I started my show 6 years ago after I was at a breaking point with my life. I was I guess you could say addicted to the negativity, right? Like negativity controlled my life, negativity was all I knew. I didn't know there was any other option. And I got to this point where I was like, I can't do this. If this is living, if this is life, I can't do this anymore. I don't want to do it this way anymore. And I call that time like my awakening where I woke up to myself and I was like, you got to get a grip on yourself here, right? And so I went through, honestly, back then, I didn't even know what I was doing. It was what I, like I said, it was what I called my awakening, but I just decided, instead of focusing on what I didn't want, I focused on what I wanted. Every day, relentlessly, having arguments in my mind, day in, day out, exhausting conversations with myself, but I would not let up. In three months, my life completely changed, I quit my job, sold my house, moved to Nashville, bought a new house, got a new job. I described that time as the red carpet rolled out for me. And I was like, okay, I've lived this. I've done this. Now I want to tell other people about it. And so I have so many stories like that, but really it came down to making a decision to take my own control back about my life and not giving up. You know what I love about this too is, you know, for people with addiction, alcoholism, whatever kind of addiction, you know, we tend to feel like we are the only ones that have these problems. And one of the things, one of the reasons I've always been so public about my alcoholism and recovery is because I'm just a regular person. You know, and I have a lot of the stereotypical things, right? I have my fair amount of trauma and addiction in my family and all of that stuff, right? All the pieces line up for sure. But to hear you as a person with no addiction, talking about being in this place because how you described that to me is exactly how we talk about rock bottom. And rock, bottom, and I always say I've had a million rock bottoms, right? I've had a financial rock bottom, a relationship rock bottom. My alcohol rock bottom, like it's just a part of life and that's what I really love about hearing you talk about that is really you're not a person with addiction. You have the same struggles. We all, as human beings, have the same struggles. Yes, I 100% agree. And I think that feeling like it's only us having the problem, whatever the problem might be, separates us from everyone and makes us feel even more alone. It's just me. I'm the only one experiencing this. Everyone else has it together, right? And that's like one of the biggest lies we tell ourselves. This is just us because that is absolutely not true. But when we're willing to, I think, to me, it all came back to that choosing to take my control back. I think even first recognizing that I had control because there was so long that I lived feeling like I just floated along in the world and I was just a victim to whatever came my way, right? And that I call when I did that when I made the decision for myself. It was like the stake was in the ground and I was like, no more. No more floating around, like living my life on the sidelines, right? This is real. This is my life. I don't get to go redo this, right? I don't know what I'm waiting for, but I guess I'm waiting for myself here because I'm the only one that's going to give myself permission for this. And taking that stand and deciding in the decision there's so much power too, right? Because there was relief in that. There was relief that I was giving myself permission to live my life to live it in the way that I wanted to and stop making these excuses for why I was doing this or why I was doing that. And or why I wasn't doing this or that. And that that power that I remember feeling in explaining this to other people and people were like, why didn't know we could do that? Whatever it was, right? Decide you want something and go after it. And I can even remember it during the time when I moved to Nashville. It was literally like I was playing a game with the universe. I'm going to go really big and see what happens. And then test the universe to see if I'll get this. Or and then it almost became a joke because it was so easy. It was so easy, and I'm like, why did I do this to myself for so long?

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A highlight from 208: Finding a New Purpose in Life with Maroon 5 Founding Drummer Ryan Dusick

The Addicted Mind Podcast

07:42 min | Last week

A highlight from 208: Finding a New Purpose in Life with Maroon 5 Founding Drummer Ryan Dusick

"Today, Ryan is going to introduce his new book harder to breathe, a memoir of making maroon 5, losing it all and finding recovery. So in this interview, Ryan shares candidly about what it was like to be at the height of his recording career in how maroon 5 was taking off and they were selling millions of records and albums and Turing yet for him. He was suffering in a lot of physical pain and anxiety and how eventually he had to leave the band and going through all of that trauma and challenge and how he found his way through it to the other side to make a new life full of meaning purpose and fulfillment. It was great to interview Ryan. He was just so open about his struggle and was just authentic and sharing and really wants to help others who might be struggling in some kind of emotional pain or with mental health issues. So it was great to have Ryan on the podcast and talk with him. I really enjoyed it. And I hope you enjoy it as well. So stay tuned for that. Quick reminder, if you are enjoying the addictive mind podcast, please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts. I do read them and thank you all for the people who have taken the time to do that. That really means a lot to me and I really appreciate it. All right, stay tuned for this upcoming episode. Hello everyone. Welcome to the addicted mind podcast. I have a wonderful guest today. Ryan dusick and he is going to share his story about, I guess, in a way kind of being at the top, fame and fortune, and with a chronic injury, losing all that, and then dealing with the aftermath of all that and dealing with addiction and coping with all of that pain with alcohol and drugs and let's just start there, Ryan, you introduce yourself and tell us about you. Well, first off, thank you for having me on Dwayne. You're welcome. I'm Ryan. And wow, you know, introducing myself at this point in my life is more complicated than it used to be. I would imagine. It's been a long journey and to get to where I am now as a therapist and with a book coming out called harder to breathe about my story and my journey. I'm at a place in my life where I'm talking to people and hopefully being helpful in a way in terms of inspiring hope and recovery. For me, it was, you know, it goes back before the band really my story realizing that I did have anxiety and some other issues as a teenager even before we started the band. I didn't really have a name for it then. But when we started the band, I was 16 years old, we started in my parents garage, we spent a decade building this band from there to, you know, the world's biggest stages, and the time I was in my mid to late 20s, you know, we were becoming one of the biggest bands in the world. We're in 5. And in the midst of that, I really had I struggled physically on the road as a drummer with joint and nerve issues. And in retrospect, I realized psychologically that struggling as well. And it all kind of came together and formed this breakdown that led to the end of my career as a performer, which was devastating, and I went through depression and grief, dealing with that loss of identity. I was self medicating with alcohol and some other things that my anxiety became worse during that time over those years. One of the things as I was reading your book kind of setting this up is that this whole, like you said, ten years of building to this place where, in some ways, I guess it's the dream everybody wants, right? Fame and fortune and all of that. But I think the part that kind of really struck me is how this it didn't just happen. It was this time of being together with all of these people and building it and it was so much a part of your life when you were young, sneaking into clubs and it's such a part of it. Yeah, there was so much of that life in the band that was a part of my identity and my passion and my sense of purpose, really, because I was very connected to the other guys in the band Adam, just seeing Mickey were my best friends when we were teenagers. We spent the majority of our free time together and our time at school. I mean, we were together all the time, you know? And we went from being the idiot kids, you know, watching the butt head and trying to emulate Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and soundgarden. To all of a sudden, you know, writing better and better songs and growing as musicians as creative people as individuals just growing up and becoming a young man. We did that all together. And we really kind of evolved and grew as the band as we evolved and grew as friends and as people individually, so it was so much a part of the fabric of who I was in my own self identity and so losing that and having to walk away from it right at the moment when we were reaching the Pinnacle of success was Atlantic having the rug just completely torn out from under me in terms of self identity and self esteem. Right. One of the things I was wondering as you were talking was, did this fame and fortune and this success? Did it come to you pretty quickly? Like, here you've building this over ten years and did it just kind of shoot up and here you are in this space. Yes and no, it felt very gradual. Obviously when you're a decade into your career already, anything that happens feels like it was a long time coming, even though the world and the public, they see an overnight success. Even when it did finally happen in 2004 that we had global success and major tours and number one hits and all that stuff. We were two years deep into promoting that album already. And those two years were some of the most inspiring, enjoyable and exhausting years of my life. I would imagine. Yeah, I mean, you know, you put out an album. We didn't even release it until we were 6 months into touring. We had a long-term plan to build a grassroots following. And we went out there in a van for like a year and a half, just driving around the country. Over and over again. And it was fun. You know, it was a lot of hard work, and it was exhausting, but it was a lot of fun. And then we moved up to having a bus. And then we, you know, each time we traveled around and every time we did another tour, opening for another more established artist, the crowds were getting bigger. Our first single was growing a little bit at radio. We were starting to get a little buzz at MTV and VH1. So when we finally had a little bit of a hit and we had our first headlining tour, it was something that we felt like we'd been working towards for a long time, and it was a gradual process. But then in the next year, when the second came out, this love, and that was a massive hit, everything did change a lot quicker. It ramped up in terms of all of a sudden we're playing on Saturday Night Live. And at the Grammy Awards and we're selling out arenas and so yeah, it did feel like all of a sudden there was a tipping point, but it was a long time

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A highlight from Ryan Holiday

Dr. Drew Podcast

06:53 min | Last week

A highlight from Ryan Holiday

"Wherever you get your podcast. And if you I don't know where I signed up for your emails, but you can get daily stoic emails as well. Is that at the website? Dot com. Daily stoic dot com, the website. So dude, I got the book last night, and I started reading, I started reading it this morning, and I didn't know you were gonna be my guest today. And I thought, oh, fantastic. I can't wait to dig into this book. As I told you, I was very excited about this book. And it was immediately you launch into the virtues. And I thought, oh, this is going to be a great book. This is great, but I'm going to have to make you describe because I have not yet read it. So talk about the virtues and where this one fits into it. Well, so the four virtues of stoicism are courage, Temperance, or self discipline, justice, and wisdom. So it encouraged last year, this one's all about self discipline, and that I'm in the middle of writing about justice now. But to me, self discipline is the virtue with which we enforce the other virtues on ourselves, it's perhaps the rarest of all the virtues, right? Courage is about sort of charging ahead and self discipline is knowing when to sort of pull back. I think epictetus one of the stoke plus he said that sort of key to life was two words persist and resist. And I think self discipline is sort of captured in this idea of some of the things you need to do a lot. And some of the things you need to hold yourself back from doing and in fact that it overlaps with courage, right? Because one of Aristotle's big sort of concerns was that people would read courage as heedlessness. Yes. He uses it as the example of Temperance that recklessness is one end of the spectrum, cowardice is the other end of the spectrum. And you need to self discipline the moderation to know that courage actually sits there in the middle. It's the, you have to push ahead, you know, pass the fear, but if you operate with no fear at all, know no boundaries, no control over yourself, you know, your courage is actually dangerous. So Temperance is sort of the prefrontal cortical functioning, right? It's one that's hard that takes a long time to develop the children don't have that young men don't have. I didn't have when I was 19. And some of that is sort of the brain growing at some of it you help it out by developing this capacity for the way, at least the way the psychoanalysts talk about it is identifying a dominant impulse and choosing a subdominant impulse. Well, it's interesting because the virtues are so interrelated that they're almost inseparable, right? So wisdom is also sometimes rendered as prudence, right? The ability to know what to do, not what not to do, but then where does the rubber meet the road? I feel like the rubber meets the road. It exactly what you said. You have the impulse, what you have the impulse and you have to know not to do it or conversely you know what you should do. I know I should not eat the donut. I know I should get up early. I know I should not procrastinate. I should tackle the project, but where do you, where do you have the willpower, where have you cultivated the habits, you know, where have you built the muscle that allows you to actually do that thing? We'll talk about that. Because that's the thing. You called it a habit. Yeah. And really, again, because Aristotle sort of quintessential virtue philosopher. He always talked about them as habits. You had to really develop these things. And Plato took it to a weird place. We had to listen to certain kind of music and you have to raise a certain kind of person and all that stuff. But Aristotle, Elise said you got to work at these things. You got to be. Aristotle actually makes virtue very accessible when he talks about it this way, right? He says, if you want to be more generous, and right now you see yourself as not a generous person, you don't need to go make a $1 billion and give 90% of it away. Like you don't need to totally remake yourself as a human being who miraculously does superhuman things. He says, the way to be more generous is to start being generous, right? He says that it's a muscle, it's a habit. It's a thing that you do. He says, you know, virtue is not this end. It's a means. It's a process you become virtuous by doing virtuous acts, he says. And so self discipline is similar, right? You don't magically become David goggins by waking up and saying, I'm going to be David goggins, right? You wake up and you don't eat the Oreo or you get up when your alarm goes off, right? It's these little habits. Make your bed. Exactly. And I think by doing them, starting small and doing them consistently, you become over time a more disciplined person, right? This isn't this thing that's doled out at birth, just like muscles are not doled out at birth. There are things that you build by spending time in the gym. I think the millennial generation needs to get a grip on this. Because I hear them often talking about, particularly the grand gestures, like they have to have the best job where they can have the best. When in fact, you're absolutely right. It is really just the small gestures that actually make the virtue make the habit. And the grand gestures are sort of narcissistic, really. Yeah, it's a sort of symbolism over substance. One of my favorite quotes comes from the founder of stoicism, his name is Zeno. He says, well-being is realized by small steps, but it is no small thing. And so these little choices that we make about what we eat or we don't eat, whether we do the work or not do the work. This is what makes us who we are. One of my favorite rules for writing is just a few crappy pages a day. So again, we think discipline is like, oh, I have this exacting, perfectionism, you know, I compete, work at the highest level. No, you show up and you do the work. And if you show up and do the work, you have something that you can edit and refine and polish, but if you are either procrastinating or paralyzed by your perfectionism, you are not doing the act, which can then move you forward. Robert Grande, you say that? No. But Robert was telling me right now he's in the middle of a chapter he's writing on his book. And I think he's been on it for like 7 months. Right?

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A highlight from 4 Simple Ways For Finding Passion In Your Life

Addiction Unlimited Podcast | Alcoholism | 12 Steps | Living Sober | Addiction Treatment

05:01 min | Last week

A highlight from 4 Simple Ways For Finding Passion In Your Life

"Buttons over there and join us for all the fun and discussions and support we have in there every single day. It's totally private and you can get there at Facebook dot com forward slash groups forward slash addiction unlimited and of course I will link that in the show notes as well. So you can get that from wherever you listen to your podcast, whatever app you love. Or if you're watching the video of this, you can get it in your show notes on the video platform as well. Facebook dot com forward slash groups forward slash addiction unlimited. So today we're going to get into this topic of finding your passions. And this topic is actually one of the ideas that made me want to do my planner because we need reminders to make it a priority to fulfill all the areas of our lives and not just work in family. And so often I'm in conversations with my clients and they've completely lost themselves because as drinking becomes more important to us, other activities slowly get pushed aside, right? We disengage in all the activities that we used to love to make more room for drinking. And I had basically three stages of my life. I was either planning drinking, drinking, or recovering from drinking. I was pretty much the extent of it. And as my drinking increased, I didn't have a lot of time for other things. And this was a common story and it's hard to find yourself again and to figure out what brings you joy when you put the alcohol down. All of a sudden you have all of these hours to fill, you don't always feel great and you have no idea what to do with yourself. So we're going to talk about some specific actions you can take to start finding your passions again. Your passions and your hobbies and things that bring you joy and happiness. That's what we're looking for. And let's start with a little definition of passion, okay? Merriam Webster dictionary says passion refers to a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement either for something or about doing something. Passions are often something you would love to do constantly. Traveling is a good example of a passion. But I'll tell you this too, as human beings, we want to sit and think about it and think and think and think and try to figure it out, but the answers aren't going to be in your head. We're talking about passion and joy, not thoughts. I want you to see where your excitement guides you. You're going to get creative, have some fun and figure out what may be right in front of your face. Clarity comes with action, not thoughts. So don't get stuck in your head about this and thinking an overthinking and too much thinking, what we really want to think about is what makes you feel joy, okay? So the first thing I want you to do and your probably going to struggle with this one, but B open minded. Okay? Do not discount every idea you have and don't talk yourself out of exploring something because you don't have time or you can't afford it or you're too old or whatever other excuses your brain will tell you, you have to be open to try. Okay? So keep that in mind. Try different things a couple of times to see how you feel about it. Try things in ways that fit your lifestyle in personality. Meaning if you're an introvert, don't force yourself to do extrovert things, then wonder why you don't like it. That doesn't make much sense when you think about it. I love it if you're open to challenge yourself and push yourself beyond your comfort zone, we always love that. And when you do that, just know that it will be uncomfortable for a minute. And I did this some years ago with public speaking, most people are super fearful of public speaking. I'm not fearful of the getting up and speaking in front of people. I'm okay with that part of it. It's the knowing what to say part that always tripped me up. And so I decided to do a public speaking thing and I went a few times and I was definitely a little more of an extrovert thing probably, but I knew it was going to be uncomfortable going in. I knew I was going to have a lot of fear and a lot of anxiety, but that's exactly what I was trying to break down.

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Healing Early Trauma Through Somatic Experiencing and Brainspotting

The Addicted Mind Podcast

01:31 min | 1 year ago

Healing Early Trauma Through Somatic Experiencing and Brainspotting

"Let's talk a little bit about what semantic experience in. It is because a lot of people listening. That term doesn't have meaning so explain that a little bit because i think it's important of what we're gonna talk about your book and some of the things you say in your book to really know what that is. Sure sir let me talk about fanatic experiencing and grant spotting together because even though they're different modalities. they're really both trauma. Healing modalities at focus on nervous system regulation. And when i say that what i mean is let me give you an example dwayne. So let's say you're on the freeway and somebody cuts wasch. Oftentimes what happens in our nervous system. Is we go into either fights or flight right we can either yet range full or we completely shut down. It depends on our particular nervous system. Now one of the keys to regulating the nervous system is knowing when we're this regulated right so at this regulation would be something like rage or panic or hyper-vigilance something like that which is what we might call a regulation or it could be something in the other direction like a down regulation which is disconnection dissociation depression shutting down etc.

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Interview With Dennis Berry of Funky Brain Podcast

Addiction Unlimited Podcast | Alcoholism | 12 Steps | Living Sober | Addiction Treatment

01:44 min | 1 year ago

Interview With Dennis Berry of Funky Brain Podcast

"Let's take a minute and welcome dennis berry to the show. Hi dennis how are you. Oh so awesome. Everything's really great. I'm happy beer and talk with you again. 'cause you're a bundle of energy funny because i'm such an introvert. I do like connecting with people. Though i do enjoy like having some people time i just appreciate that. It's in my house in our houses. All houses right so take a minute and tell everybody a little bit about you in what you do. I am a life. Nasseri coast mostly addiction recovery but work with couples of loving relationship stuff just high performance health and wellness. All around stuff. And i've been since a sobriety thing had been sober for eighteen years until i in the beginning they said you know what you need to be of service and i was like. I don't have time to be of service but now i've set my life up to help people not have to suffer the same way i did or for his long amen to that so talk to me. Eighteen years sober. What was your path to sobriety. I think when we say eighteen years sober. It's kind of obvious. But what did you do to get sober and It was a long time coming. You know just like everybody else. I want people know like when you see somebody has long term sobriety like if you look at me or you you see these late you know happy healthy successful. People that are smiling. But we don't see is the dozens and dozens or even hundreds of failed attempts leading up to that moment.

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Pregnancy and Addiction With Dr. Charles Schauberger

The Addicted Mind Podcast

01:58 min | 1 year ago

Pregnancy and Addiction With Dr. Charles Schauberger

"And today my guest is charles. Shaw burger and he is an obgyn and a doctrine addiction medicine. And we're going to talk about a topic. That i don't know is talked about a lot out there or there might not be a lot of resources about it. We're gonna talk about pregnancy and addiction and charles. I'm so thankful that you reach out to me and wanted to come onto the podcast. Because i think this is a topic that Like i said earlier just might not be out there and there might not be a lot of resources about it with. Thank you dwayne. I have enjoyed your podcast for probably the last year. Urine a half. And you're correct. I have not seen or heard many podcasts. In the addiction world that relate to the subject of pregnancy and re patient with substance use disorder. So i appreciated the opportunity to bring this discussion to the public and help to answer questions. Perhaps and to compete in a better frame of reference when it comes to understanding how the two interact awesome. So i i wanna just know a little bit about your story and how you got into this field as an obgyn and specifically working with people who are struggling with substance use disorder. And how kind of came together for you walls Interesting question and i think my journey is relatively first of all so many people in my profession do have a personal history of addiction. But i have been blessed to have not had to take that course and i have no personal addiction Other than maybe that sugar addiction which was mentioned a couple of weeks ago.

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How to Find the Right Mentor and Why Its a Game Changer

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01:52 min | 1 year ago

How to Find the Right Mentor and Why Its a Game Changer

"I'm going to share something with you. That isn't a secret at all. The thing that has helped me thrive in my recovery business building fitness journey digital ceo hood All of that. The thing that has helped thrive has been working with a mentor. Whenever i'm working through something. I immediately turned to my mentor or coach. In one thing i know now is when i have to make big changes in my life. I have to get connected to other people who are doing the same thing. I have to link arms with and be connected to people who are facing the same challenges and working through them if nothing else to be reminded where all in this together also a mentor is someone who shows up in their life. The way you want to show up in your life and you can count on them to show up with you. And lastly from more than fifteen years in recovery and slowly working through a ton of issues and character defects. I know from experience that mentors are essential to my success. No matter if you're just getting started or if you're well into your journey and enjoying some sober success. I believe you always need a mentor. Or if you're like me. Many of them so mentors are equally important for me today as they were on day. One and just to make sure you're with me here. A mentor is someone who has already walked the path before you

Stop Hiding and Start Healing With Craig Brown

The Addicted Mind Podcast

02:19 min | 1 year ago

Stop Hiding and Start Healing With Craig Brown

"So break introduce yourself. Tell us a little bit about your story and how you got there. You got the book. All of that stuff. Appreciate the invite. Thank you for having me my story. Short version. I grew up in the church. My dad was a minister. I had it. We grew up in a church. Family that i come to find out as i got older and became an adult and had to deal with some rather dysfunctional things. I looked back. I realized that it wasn't all what i thought it was at that time but as children you just don't know you know any different but Yeah i had. I had to be as a as ministers kid a similar to other professions. I had to be on all the time out of my family. Look good dad look good. It was just a ton of pressure from my sisters and i to be in that kind of environment and always have to kind of fake. It and you know what i saw from the pulpit from my dad was entirely lot different than what i saw at home. He had a lot of demons lot. Struggles things you know. And some took him out on us. You know as as children and so at a very young age i had learned coping mechanisms and skills and escape plans. And everything else to deal with that. What i was going through. Sharpeville didn't have a real good nurturing emotional mental spiritual development. You know Because of that and for the last twenty two years i've been serving others who have very similar backgrounds and it's very hard to find Someone that had a real nurturing caring loving parents that invested in them and just you know supported them and gave them their own identity. Very hard to find very hard to find. My parents were very old school much older than most of the parents at that time. But i just grew up in that environment and it was a fun of armagh to be in but little did i know that everything our whole purpose was to make daddy look good and in seemed be that way for a very long time and then once i got the highschool drinking socially searching just looking searching his good athlete but i had this huge voided in how many mission purpose of controls of discipline so when it came time to go to college man. I was out

How to Avoid Loneliness, Cut out Boredom, & Have Fun

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01:48 min | 1 year ago

How to Avoid Loneliness, Cut out Boredom, & Have Fun

"You guys. I am so excited to do this. Episode in this is almost in its own way a part too because we had somebody from this organization on the show a longtime ago back in the very beginning like i think probably in my first twenty episodes maybe britney was on. And she was talking about the phoenix. Such a cool organization in today. We have scott strode with us. Who is the originator. i will call him. Hey scott thanks for coming on the show. Thank you so much for doing this with me. Thanks thanks for having me on. Why don't you take just a minute and let everybody know about you and what you do sure. So on on the executive director and the founder of the phoenix and the phoenix is a nonprofit that uses the inherent transformative power of activities and connection to help people who are healing from substance use disorder. So we use activities Such as yoga meditation outdoor activities cross fit boxing climbing whole bunch of things. They're all free Most of our active leaders are volunteer peers recovery or someone who's been touched by addiction in their life and there were all across the country we started in colorado but we're now in fifty five plus communities and just getting started and i'm i'm in recovery myself. This is a big part of my own journey to the to start moving my body and find a group of people who would rather get up at five in the morning and climbing mountain than stay up till five in the morning drinking and using

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The Ultimate Recovery Recipe

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01:41 min | 1 year ago

The Ultimate Recovery Recipe

"People look from the outside in at my recovery my lifestyle. They see a busy professional life. They see that. I have confidence and clarity in control of my lifestyle and some even say. They hope to have a similar lifestyle. One day well my friends. That's certainly didn't happen overnight. But over the years through so much trial and error. I feel like i've cracked the code. And now i'm spilling my secrets. On how i built my lifestyle so if you want to know how to thrive in your life and not just survive and you went to be clear about what needs to be done to move you forward you wanna feel in charge and you wanna make sure you absolutely love the life you create than this episode is for you because when it comes down to it. There's one thing i know you need to move to the top of your list. You may need to move this to the very top of your to do list to begin shifting toward a lifestyle that you love. It's your recovery recipe and i know that doesn't sound super exciting but hold up because i'm gonna flip that script for you today. I'm showing you just how important the recipe is whether you are two days into sobriety or fifteen years. People often ask me like angela. What's your secret and i always say. I live in die by routines

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Overcoming Addiction in the Restaurant Industry With Mickey Bakst

The Addicted Mind Podcast

01:45 min | 1 year ago

Overcoming Addiction in the Restaurant Industry With Mickey Bakst

"All right everyone. Welcome to the addicted mind. Podcast my guest. Today is mickey faxed. And he's going to talk about a little bit about his own story. I think and a little bit about his community ben's friends and how that came to be and everything like that. So mickey please introduce yourself twain into pleasure to meet you and all audience and everybody out there. My name is making baxter's twain said. I am the co founder of an organization called ben's friends which was created to help struggling addicts in the food and beverage industry find sobriety. I am a forty seven year. Veteran of restaurants mostly high end fine dining. I am thirty eight years sober. And i'm going to take it back to ben's friends You know for me in terms of my history. I over thirty years old from sixteen to thirty. My life was nothing but a living hell. I'm not gonna go into details. Orient evolve the story did die from an alcohol and drug overdose on an emergency room table. They found me in a hotel room. After four days of non-stop round the clock drugging and drinking. They opened up the door. Thank god 'cause they didn't know what was going on and they died at an emergency room table as a result of that they found me just in time.

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10 Things to Tell People Why You Aren't Drinking

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01:44 min | 1 year ago

10 Things to Tell People Why You Aren't Drinking

"Today. We're talking about all awkward summertime situation or how we make them awkward before they even happen. Because we're future tripping about how uncomfortable we're going to be an anxious about what people will think if you're not drinking and what will you say. And how will they react today. I have ten things you can tell people why you aren't drinking to help you get through the summer situations with confidence and with yours. Sobriety in tact now listen. I don't think it's a great idea to put yourself in super awkward situations especially when you're newly sober. But i also know you are on your own journey and you have to learn for yourself what works for you and what doesn't if you are going to go into challenging situations or if you have to go into challenging situations because it's a family thing or a work that you can't avoid then i want you to be prepared. Today's episode is a cheat sheet to fast track. You from struggling with overwhelming zaidi about what you'll say and how everyone else will react to being able to relax and feel confident like you've been alcohol-free for hundred years it ain't no thing all by planning ahead if you take some time to think about in advance what you'll say and how you'll respond to people then it doesn't seem so scary

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Cant See the Forest for the Trees

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02:37 min | 1 year ago

Cant See the Forest for the Trees

"I just had a major breakthrough moment the other day about this rough patch that i've been going through and i shared with you guys a few weeks ago that i've been going through a rough spot and at the time i couldn't pinpoint what was happening Because i was too close to it. But i knew like my energy was down. I wasn't following through on things. But you know when you're in it you're in it and you can't always see the pieces clearly because you're just in it and you know that saying you can't see the forest for the trees. I didn't understand what that meant for a long time. And it's only been in the last few years that i've come to understand what it really means and it makes sense to me and this is exactly what i just went through so when you're in the middle of your life in the minutia the day-to-day stuff you're in survival mode. Like jumping from one minute to the next trying to keep it all together. The kids in schools in pick ups and drop offs and working spouses and houses. And i mean it's a lot right. You're just trying to keep it all together. That's the trees you're in the trees and when you take a breath and look up all you can see. Are the trees all you can see over the next five things you have to do. And the last five things. You didn't get done right like that's the trees but if you could jump in a helicopter and fly up above the trees and look down you see the whole forest when you have that thirty thousand foot view the past becomes more and yes. I know helicopters. Don't go thirty thousand feet airplanes thirty thousand feet. But you know what i'm saying. You can look down on the whole forest in easily. See the path. You can see where to go where to turn left go straight turn right because you're looking down on the whole picture. That whole picture is your life but when you're in the trees yet can't see the path because you look up and see nothing but trees you can't see the forest for the trees. That's how i describe the value coaching too. By the way you hire a coach or mentor because they have the thirty thousand foot view and then they can see all the moves where all you can see are the trees. You need the person that isn't so close to it to see accurately what moves need to be made.

Interview With Army Veteran, Tom Spooner

Dr. Drew Podcast

01:57 min | 1 year ago

Interview With Army Veteran, Tom Spooner

"I guess we should start with the documentary. Tell us more about what what we're going to see their what the reason was for the documentary. And give me all the particulars. Okay said the number one reason for the documentary was to continue to spread the word and get the word out about warriors heart in about the struggles that our veterans and first responders that population firefighters. What they experience so that that was that was really the why behind it then And then we captured it with the warriors heart story which is is pretty rare. Rica's it's a little bit behind the scenes of we have staff members that are on there that tell their stories and also what we do that that connect the dots. You know 'cause we talk a lot about veteran issues like hey how do we actually go about. You know what goes on behind behind closed doors per se you know with the actual treatment. Most people don't even really know what that means. And what what treatment means. Yeah yeah we gotta talk about that but keep going with this population For those that know this the population that we treat here is primary diagnosis chemical dependencies with co occurring conditions. Pt s more grief injury although buffet that we know that we all have and But that's with the active duty. Veterans offers responders. Emt's law enforcement that whole group and there's a lot of them have the same specific something from just a curiosity from a treatment. Standpoint is mixed gender or do you have to separate its makes gender obviously separate for the for the housing aspect of whenever it comes to the treatment modalities in everything that we do is together which it mimics the what they did on the profession. You know as far as working females males together you it always says that same dynamic

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