Cam and I became fast friends. His knowledge and passion for helping others with this unique but widespread issue of video game addiction shines through in this episode. We met and recorded at the Innovations In Recovery conference in San Diego, CA hosted by Foundations Recovery Network.
Claudia Christian is best known for her extensive work in the television and film industry. She played Commander Susan Ivanova on the science fiction television series Babylon 5. She is also a leading advocate for addiction recovery and a strong supporter of The Sinclair Method.
Daniel Mills is a veteran of the US. Navy, a firefighter, paramedic, an educator and a Critical Care Flight Medic. Daniel became addicted to drugs and alcohol at an early age after growing up in an abusive home and being subjected to mob activity, and sexual abuse.
Is there a battle between good and evil?
Two Best friends, 7,896 Miles, 22 States, 31 Days, a National Party Convention, and a 35-Foot RV.
Lou is a graduate of Penn State University. After graduating Lou moved to San Diego to explore a career in the golf industry. It was there that his alcohol abuse accelerated which eventually led him to the rave scene. Ecstasy began to become a regular occurrence along with chasing the party high.
Dr. John Mendelson is an addiction specialist and professor of medicine at UCSF. John has an extensive background in addiction treatment, operating multiple methadone clinics in the poverty stricken area of the Tenderloin in San Francisco.
Rise Together’s mission is rapidly spanning the United States and helping to save the lives of youth. Over the past 3 years, Anthony has personally traveled over 100,000 miles with his team, taken the stage over 400 times, and educated over 120,000 youth on addiction and mental health.
How important is having a sponsor? This episode features friend, mentor and Shane’s sponsor Buddy C. After nearly losing his life to alcoholism, it took Buddy 6 years of going back and forth from sobriety to relapse.
In this episode, Shane makes a couple of announcements and provides resources for those seeking recovery from addiction. He also also explains the 6 Quick Tips to Quit Drinking guide, and how it can help you get on the right path to a lifestyle change free from alcohol and drugs. For more resources and to download the FREE guide, go to www.ThatSoberGuy.com
Today’s episode opens with a special message for first responders facing addiction.
Then listen to an exclusive segment of the Sober Guy Radio’s REAL show, where Shane & The Jess discuss abusing jelly donuts and co-dependency. Cash also makes a guest appearance at the very end to inform everyone that he pooped his pants. Enjoy!
What was your identity before using drugs and alcohol?
What was your identity in active addiction?
Have you connected to a new sense of self in your sobriety?
In this episode, Shane Ramer details the identity crisis he suffered after quitting alcohol and drugs, and how taking his two-year-old to a hardcore punk show made him feel like he was finally on his way back home to his true self.
Do you get stuck in your head?
What are your sources of stress and overwhelm and how can you mitigate them?
What triggers you to crave alcohol or drugs?
Listen as Shane Ramer goes through his own checklist of destructive thinking habits, triggers, and sources of stress and anxiety so you can build your own checklist for sobriety success!
Matt Mayberry, a former NFL linebacker for the Chicago Bears, is currently one of the most read columnists for Entrepreneur Magazine, as well as an acclaimed keynote speaker and peak performance strategist. He has just released his book, Winning Plays: Tackling Adversity and Achieving Success in Business and in Life. It’s difficult to believe that as a teenager Matt was a full-blown drug addict and criminal.
Erica Spiegelman is an addiction and wellness specialist, motivational speaker, and author of Rewired: A Bold New Approach to Addiction and Recovery. Erica is also a recovering alcoholic and shares with us her grim story of isolation and spiritual bankruptcy as drinking took over her life.