#Trending Series: Pt 3: “California Sober”

California Sober is like being semi-sober. It’s trading one substance for another…for example, I’m not doing opioids anymore but I’m drinking alcohol. I’m sober, but I smoke pot. I’m sober but I take pain pills.  Join Mike and Glenn in the coffee shop as they discuss this #trending topic and why it all comes down to this: how do you define sober?

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Want more clinical information about California Sober?

Visit Care Addiction Center’s Resources For Recovery Blog:

https://www.careaddiction.com/addiction-recovery-resources

For more about this podcast:

Visit Sober.Coffee website: https://www.sober.coffee

Sober.Coffee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sober.coffeepodcast/

Recorded at Audiohive Podcasting: https://www.audiohivepodcasting.com

In collaboration with Care Addiction Center: https://www.careaddiction.com

Episode 114: A conversation with Donna Wilson on family conflict at the end of life

Donna’s research program focuses on health services and health policy; primarily in relation to aging, ageism, and end-of-life care. Her work is oriented to myth busting, to ensure effective and accessible healthcare services for older and younger people. Her investigations often involve population data and mixed-methods research. She has over 300 articles, books, book chapters, and other peer-reviewed communications in print. She is frequently and widely consulted for expert commentary on aging, end-of-life care, health policy, healthcare services, and health system trends and issues.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING #GratitudeinAction

Holidays are loaded with stress, so grab a drink. No, not alcohol. Soda, coffee, tea – anything that gets your mind off what others are drinking. That’s the first tip for newly sober individuals going into family situations this Thanksgiving. Mike and Glenn share more tips and talk about their favorite holiday memories before alcoholism, their worst holiday memories, and what it looks like now in sobriety.

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For more about this podcast:

Visit Sober.Coffee website: https://www.sober.coffee

Sober.Coffee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sober.coffeepodcast/

Recorded at Audiohive Podcasting: https://www.audiohivepodcasting.com

In collaboration with Care Addiction Center: https://www.careaddiction.com

Episode 113: A conversation with Amy Wright Glenn

She earned her MA in Religion and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She taught in the Religion and Philosophy Department at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey for over a decade earning the Dunbar Abston Jr. Chair for Teaching Excellence. 

#Trending Series: Pt 2: Mindful Drinking

Mindful drinking increases awareness and avoids crashing the plane. How? By being aware of why and how much you drink. It’s like keeping score. Mike tells us his score is something like “Drinks: 7353 vs Mike: 0” But admittedly you don’t have to get to the point where you lose everything or hit rock bottom and pay the ultimate consequences to pay attention to drinking.

In this episode you’ll learn mindful drinking is:

  • Pausing and evaluating each drink. 
  • Making a drinking or alternative game plan. 
  • Ordering first because it’s easy to order a beer, but if someone before you orders a shot, it’s hard to NOT order a shot. 
  • Rehearsing what you’re going to say and saying it out loud until you are comfortable with it. 
  • If you have a drink, don’t pound them, savor one.

If you know someone who needs to hear this episode, share it with them!

Want more clinical information about Mindful Drinking?

Visit Care Addiction Center’s Resources For Recovery Blog:

https://www.careaddiction.com/edu/mindful-drinking

For more about this podcast:

Visit Sober.Coffee website: https://www.sober.coffee

Sober.Coffee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sober.coffeepodcast/

Recorded at Audiohive Podcasting: https://www.audiohivepodcasting.com

In collaboration with Care Addiction Center: https://www.careaddiction.com

AMP CAMP Ben Lovell

We are proud to present Ben Lovell, Amputee Advocate, Social Media Influencer, and the founder of AMP CAMP.  Ben spends a full hour discussing his personal journey, incredible efforts as an advocate, and inspiring Amputee Lifestyle.   Ben discusses the impact of Social Media and how his positivism has actually created controversy in the Amp Community.  The AMP’D UP211 Video Podcast is hosted by Rick Bontkowski, a right below knee amputee.

Recorded at Audiohive Podcasting
Hosted on Transistor.fm

“Are you a Trustee?” “I don’t even know what that is.”

The guys discuss why the accurate geographic representation of hot sauce is imperative, how placing the low bid on an island can really impress the ladies, when the wrong Picante Sauce results in a justified homicide, and what constitutes a “marine grade” bike rental.

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Recorded at Audiohive Podcasting
Hosted on Transistor.fm

Episode 112: A conversation with Rosemary Keevil on grief and addiction

Favorite Jobs and Assignments:

  • News reporting for CFTO-CTV in Toronto, Canada
  • Host of The Rosemary Keevil Show (original, I know!), a live, drive-time, current affairs talk show, CFUN Radio (CHUM National Radio Network) in Vancouver, Canada
  • Guest relations for the Vancouver International Film Festival
  • Managing editor of Scarlett magazine (now defunct: not my fault!) for the professional woman, in Vancouver
  • Can-can dancer at Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Casino in Dawson City, Yukon
  • Destination representative for Sunflight Holidays in Tahiti, French Polynesia