In this episode Michelle, Chris and Jason discuss relapse, what brings us to our tipping points & how to find forgiveness after moments of powerlessness.
Art had always been Freddy’s calling from his early graffiti days giving rise to quickly becoming the most sought after black & grey realist in the world. Addiction was ubiquitous in gang lifestyle and Freddy was no exception as he went into a downward spiral of heroin addiction.
Leeann’s story is so instructive in many ways; as she shares her first 13 years of recovery in a state of physical sobriety and emotional inebriety. Leeanne’s path was hard work, with lessons learned and spiritual self-truths acquired – while wondering in the often dark and foreign wilderness of sobriety.
Can marijuana actually cause problems with learning and memory? What makes each strain different, and what does this mean for the effects? As more and more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana, it is becoming more and more important to get to knows the ins and outs of this prevalent drug.
Brandon shares his implausible journey to recovery, and the miracles that have transpired in his life since achieving substantial and meaningful recovery. Listen Up.
Our Words Matter with Jesse Heffernan
In Episode 76 of Far From Finished, Thomas talks about how writing everyday became a way to look at his past. While doing that, he learned to take apart the idea of himself as a monster. He started to see the good side of who he had always been. Writing became a way of not just delving into his own addiction but sharing it.
Brandon’s early years were stamped indelibly through early family turmoil juxtaposed against his incredible and clearly God given skateboarding talents. Brandon’s rare and exceptional life fueled his self-described superiority complex; which turned out to be quite the perilous mix for this budding addict and alcoholic.
In this episode we pick up right where we left off; with our guest in the middle of a crisis. His foster parents are worried he’s attending “too many” recovery meetings and is using them as an escape; that if he wishes to stay at their home he’s to be on a strict meeting allowance of two per week. These meetings are our man’s lifeline to sobriety and recovery; yet he isn’t particularly keen, as you might imagine, on the prospect of being homeless either.