In Episode 73 of Far From Finished, Colin talks about what he is grateful for in recovery. His recovery has been a mixture of meetings, therapy and delving into his childhood. He considers his gift of writing to have been the most instrumental.
In Episode 72 of Far From Finished Veronica talks about the skills that she learned during her emotional arrangement and spiritual awakening in recovery. She’s learned how to appropriately deal with her feelings which are skills she didn’t have before. Veronica is now balanced.
Christopher’s life was nearly over before it really even began. He suffered a traumatic accident while riding on the back of a Harley with his alcoholic father, whom would nearly end up killing his mother in another drunken accident a few short months later.
The opioid crisis affects everyone. We all need to work together to end it. In this episode, we discuss advice for how to help and reasons to hold onto hope in the midst of this epidemic.
Laura’s story provides instructive insight into hitting a bottom in recovery. With over 4 years of continuous sobriety; Laura shares how she not only recovered from alcoholism, but also from the trauma of being an adult child of an alcoholic.
For today’s show, I’m excited to bring you a conversation with Heisman trophy winner Herschel Walker about overcoming mental illness.
Today I’m joined by two special guests who use their unique platforms to bring attention to both the gravity of the addiction crisis and the profound hope of recovery.
Stephanie has spent years of her life struggling with heroin addiction. She overdosed seven times. It’s easy to say she has experienced the current opioid epidemic firsthand. Stephanie describes her struggle, how she overcame it, and what gives her hope for the future of this crisis.
What Happens When You Get Sober And You’re Still A Mess?
Over-prescribing practices have fed directly into this crisis. Many addicted individuals started with opioid medications like Vicodin. Dr. Stephen Grinstead, a doctor specializing in alternative pain management, describes the medical history behind the epidemic and what doctors are doing now to help.
How has the opioid crisis affected law enforcement and emergency responders? What is being done to keep addicts safe from bad treatment centers? I talked with Detective Nicole Lucas to find out.
Amber had enough. Bedeviled by the throws of addiction, she shares how divine intervention compelled her to do something she would have never imagined – attend a local recovery meeting. Amber describes how one meeting was the beginning of a profound spiritual awakening, and continues to be a guiding force in Amber’s twelve years of continuous sobriety.
To kick off our new series, Lollie describes her own situation that many can relate to – when drug experimentation turns into overdose. Lollie talks about her first and last time taking Percocet.
Author of “Can’t Keep a Sober Girl Down” and active member of her recovery community, Amber shares what her early life was like. She discusses how addiction and alcoholism gripped her family life before the disease took aim at her own life.
In Episode 69 of Far From Finished Bianca talks about what she needs to do to help enhance her recovery. She knows she needs to learn and grow by listening to rules and following directions. She’s keeping a positive attitude because she knows she’s going to be someone in life.