Do you have relationships that are hurting your efforts to sobriety? Over a cup of coffee, Glenn shares his catalyst to moving towards sobriety – starting by getting out of a strenuous relationship because he was trying to get sober on a foundation that shook.
Dr. Henry Cloud, in his book “Never Go Back: 10 Things You’ll Never Do Again” gives this advice: do the hard thing. When you recognize you’re in a situation where you’re back-and-forth, back-and-forth – do the hard thing and get out of that situation. Your life is going to suck for six months. But at the six month mark you’ll look back and say “my life is so much better”.
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The guys discuss the latest piece of home workout equipment geared towards “end of life”, one of the few times that an emotional support animal may be considered delicious, and how eating someone else’s sausage can get you dethroned.
When it started, Mike and Glenn had one goal: If we could positively impact one person, this whole endeavor would be worth our effort. Grateful to report that between the exchanges and interactions we get online, we know we’ve accomplished this. We’re just a couple of guys talking about life and sobriety, and we have learned and grown through the experience, maybe even more than our listeners.
We are proud to present Jamie Gane, an adaptive athlete, motivational speaker, and mentor. Jamie spends a full hour discussing his childhood challenges and his busy and inspiring amputee lifestyle. The AMP’D UP211 Video Podcast is hosted by Rick Bontkowski, a right below knee amputee.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” But looking at 12 steps and saying “let’s go, let’s get them done quick” is not how recovery works, it’s a lifelong journey. Taking the first step means surrendering to addiction treatment. But what logically do you do? What does taking the first step mean?
Mike & Glenn discuss: Surrender. Calling your doctor. Doing a substance abuse assessment with a professional. Telling somebody that you love what you are going through. Accepting recovery. Joining a support group. There are many ways to take the first step, but “You’ll never learn to swim if you don’t jump in the pool”
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For instance, relatives sometimes worry their loved one will be “doped up” or become addicted to strong pain medications. Or they may fear their family member will suffer severe pain or other symptoms without sufficient relief. In this episode, Dr. Elizabeth Miles will shade some light on all of that.