“Can I go without this for 30 days?”
One of the things Ted Izydor, Addiction Recovery Specialist, and I talk about in this episode is what a good first step is if you suspect you may have a substance use disorder. Our focus in this conversation is on substances like alcohol and drugs, but an addiction can be to anything…sugar, a certain food, caffeine, sex, another person, shopping.
Addictions are the distractions that we use to keep us from living, from fully participating in the moment. We distract ourselves because we’re afraid of what we’ll find if we don’t. We fear the pain that will come up in the place of eating that pan of brownies or drowning ourselves in alcohol.
If you suspect you may be addicted to something, I invite you to ask that question, “Can I go without this for 30 days?” What you do with the answer is up to you. If you’re curious about your options, listen to this episode.
If you are a recovering addict and are looking for support, this is the episode for you. Ted and I discuss the ingredients for a successful, thriving recovery. You want to not only survive and be sober, you want to LOVE your life. Ted is committed to offering support and guidance to people through this process of recovery in his coaching practice, Full Potential Recovery Coaching.
If you’re a healer who works with a population of addicts, Ted shares some gems he’s learned in his 20 years of experience in the addiction and mental health field that can help you help others. Ted is also an expert group facilitator, a social entrepreneur, global volunteer, and has a new book coming out in January of 2017 called Uncover to Discover, 6 Step Guide to Gaining Freedom and Being the Great You in Recovery.
Join 2 Midwesterners (me=Minnesota, Ted=Wisconsin) as we navigate the windy road of addiction and recovery. The main takeaway, this road is most successfully traveled with support, while looking at all aspects of yourself and your life…physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Sounds like a deep, authentic, lasting healing journey to me.
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Show Notes and Links
Motivational Interviewing, by William Miller and Steven Rollnick
Zig Zigler quote: “You can have everything in life you want, f you will just help other people get what they want.”