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.
In Episode 75 of Far From Finished Missy talks about how her life in addiction was living life like a lie. She was excited about whatever you told her to be excited about. Today if she gets pumped up and excited about something it’s because she genuinely is (especially the work she does in addiction recovery).
In Episode 74 of Far From Finished Andrea talks about the significance of obtaining better coping skills to deal with life. She feels confident enough to admit that she’s not a perfect person. She is also confident enough to be able to own up to what’s hers and make amends to mistakes she’s made.
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.
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.
In Episode 68 of Far From Finished Matt talks about meeting his wife in treatment and how it was a positive bonus meeting someone who wanted to get their life together at the same time for the right reasons. He credits her with helping him during his everyday routine in life.
In Episode 65 of Far From Finished Angela talks about working in addiction treatment — encouraging people to not leave until they’ve seen the miracle of recovery happen to them. She’s seen miracles on top of miracles from people who stick around and do the work.
In Episode 64 of Far From Finished Jace talks about his ever changing relationship with his father. His father was always worried he would get hurt because of his addiction. Thanks to his recovery, they’ve now been able to rebuild their relationship to the point that they now talk a couple times a week.
In Episode 61 of Far From Finished Justin talks about the importance of making a plan while in recovery. He wants control and knows that darkness wants the control back and doesn’t like seeing him successful. He knows he will achieve happiness as long as he doesn’t remain stagnant in his program and practices his steps.
In Episode 59 of Far From Finished Michele talks about the biggest thing she learned in recovery — you don’t have to be drunk or take pills to have fun. She acknowledges that she finally has joy which she didn’t have before. For her happiness is based on one’s circumstances and joy comes from within. Today Michele has joy.
In Episode 60 of Far From Finished Darlene talks about the importance of going back to her treatment facility after achieving sobriety. By coming back to the same place that saved her life she was able to learn how to do a 90 in 90 and get a sponsor. Now she’s able to pay it forward and help those who are in a similar situation she previously faced.
In Episode 58 of Far From Finished Caitlin talks about her experience in sober living and how she doesn’t want to leave because her roommate and the other women she lives with are her absolute best friends in the entire world. She would do anything for them and has found real happiness rather than just synthetic euphoria. There was a time she didn’t think that was possible.
In Episode 57 of Far From Finished Stephanie talks about the significance her mother has had on her life and how she would not be here if it wasn’t for her. Stephanie is now 3,000 miles away from home and doing things on her own which is a huge step for the both of them.
In Episode 56 of Far From Finished Nick talks about his early reservations with the 12-Steps. Changing his thinking and working with a sponsor Nick believes 12-step programs are here to make you a better person, and not drinking and not using drugs is just a small part of becoming a better person each day.