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For the month of August the co-hosts of The Bubble Hour are taking a break to reresh, renew and focus on our own self-care. We will be back in mid-September with a fresh new format! Until then, we are re-broadcast some of our most popular and informative episodes.
Early sobriety can be challenging in many ways - lots of ups and downs and experiencing emotions for the first time without the numbing effects of alcohol. On this episode we discuss tools and tips for getting through those first few days, weeks and months of recovery.
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Bajeerao Patil joins us for our first show of 2014 about addiction and how to get and stay sober. He will share details from his work and books to help listeners understand more about this important subject. The Wellness Coaches are proud to be part of Patil's 2014 Lifelong Sobriety Virtual Book Tour. Join us.
Getting sober is not easy and many say the first 90 days are critical. This is a time when we are learning a whole new way of life and it can be very difficult and confusing. Celebrating milestones, whether it’s 24 hours, 30, 60, 90 days or years, helps us to see how far we have come and re-commit staying sober. Most recovery programs celebrate milestones by giving out a token (chip, keychain, etc.). This is helpful to the recipient and to others members of the group to see that long-term sobriety is possible.
On this episode of The Bubble Hour, we will talk about how celebrating milestones has helped us with our recovery and some of the special things we have done to celebrate.
What is the power of alcohol and the demon in the glass bottle that intrigues so many people to follow it's smell of sweet promises? How can you learn to leave all that behind as it is 'just on illusion'; can you see what is really going on here and how to break loose from the lullaby it claims to seduce you each day?
My guest is Scott Stevens, author of Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud, which is his personal story about relapse, sobriety and day to day living. Scott shares so many personal stories that you can relate if you have also been on this path. He leaves nothing to the imagination, he puts everything on the table no matter what the cost as he will tell you, he has lost much in his life.
Sobriety is day to day, challenges or gifts, ease or pain, they all seem to appear but it is how you respond that is really what will heal your heart and help you move forward.
For more information on Scott and to purchase his book visit: www.alcohologist.com
Alcohol; a simple drink, a binge of your 'freer years' or the chain that drags you down to the bottom of the pit. How has alcohol affected you, your family, your relationships in the past? So, you stop drinking, do the rehab and AA rounds but something, somewhere down inside of you, still turns the compass to bring you back to the bottle, why? Do you love misery? Are you destined to destroy yourself? Maybe you just have not recognized the 'Symptoms of Sobriety'.
My guest is Scott Stevens, journalist, former mutual fund industry executive and author of the 2013 award winning Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud which is his personal experience with relapse and sobriety. His story is very uncensored, direct but also provides hope and inspiration for those who have stopped drinking. It is not enough to just put down the bottle, you need to know how you got there and what brings you to that place. Almost every alcoholic relapses, so Scott would like you to know, it is not enough to just stop drinking. He will be sharing his personal story with tips to know why relapse happens, how to hold it at bay and why every non-alcoholic should care.
For more information visit Scott's website here and to purchase his book click here.
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Holly Whitaker is a writer and speaker,and blogs on her own site, hipsobriety.
Holly is a former healthcare exec who found her path to sobriety both outside of AA and the 12-steps and the healthcare system. Her mission is to create inspire empowering, holistic, modern, and above ground paths to recovery from addiction, and to remove the stigma, misinformation, and fear that surrounds the predominant methods to recovery that exist today. Join host Monica Richardson and Holly Whitaker for a 1 hour in depth show about new approaches to gettinghelp with drinking and drug over use issues.
Just two dudes talking about sobriety and recovery and trying to figure out what it all means.
You're in recovery if… / Addiction & Recovery News
Middle-Class Drinkers to be Given £3 Daily Alcohol Pill to Reduce Binges / International Business Times (UK)
(DSM-V) Revised Criteria for Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders / Psyche Central
CBD / 2012 / Kevin Ho / CC via www.flickr.com/photos/kevho86/
If you or a loved one is recently sober or working hard at maintaining sobriety, figuring out how to fun without drugs or alcohol can be a daunting task but it's not an impossible one. Today on GUC, graduates Amanda Sashion and Brittaney Williams of the New Roads Behavioral Health Treatment Center in Sandy Utah are going to show you how fun is done in sobriety.
For more on New Roads Behavioral Health, click here.
All information in this episode is intended for informational purposes only. You should talk to your doctor or therapist before beginning or implementing any course of treatment.
Featured image courtesy of cantkeepasobergirldown
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