Going Deep: Adi's Downward Spiral And Recovery Story
Since it is the end of Recovery Month, we’re ‘Going Deep’ and taking a look at my own journey with addiction and recovery. Throughout this month, we’ve talked with some incredible guests and gained insight on their own journeys with recovery. This month is truly about opening up your eyes, ears, and hearts to different ways to heal because there is not a one-size-fits-all recovery journey for those struggling with addiction. It’s also incredibly important to remember that addiction is not a standalone thing; addiction comes out as a way to deal with a deeper, underlying issue that needs to be resolved in order to begin to truly recover.
In this episode, we’re going to be taking a deep look into my own journey with recovery and take a look at some important aspects I’ve never discussed before. I tell you about what my life looked like; peak addiction, my experience in rehab, when my recovery truly started and the mindset shift that took place, what helped me immensely in my recovery, and where I am today with all of it.
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[:35] About today’s episode.
[5:10] Why we need to stop measuring success in recovery through abstinence.
[9:40] The power behind radical transparency.
[12:50] Diving into my journey into recovery, I speak about the different ways I coped, tried to quit, and how I came to start using daily and began selling.
[27:44] What my life looked like when I was deep into my meth addiction.
[31:53] ‘The beginning of the end’: my motorcycle accident, getting arrested, going to jail, and going through withdrawal.
[41:52] My experience in rehab and why it ultimately didn’t work for me.
[46:50] Getting kicked out of rehab, becoming homeless, and finally coming clean to my dad about my addiction.
[50:14] When my recovery truly started: taking ownership.
[56:25] When we first met, going to court, and how the judge gave me the opportunity to change my life.
[1:01:35] What helped me immensely in my recovery, especially following the worst of my addiction.
[1:05:04] What my current boundaries with substances are.
[1:07:07] Explaining neuroplasticity.
[1:08:12] About an important chat I had with a client struggling with drinking.
[1:10:11] A challenge I have for all of you (on the theme of neuroplasticity)!
[1:11:55] Answering a listener’s question; Do I still deal with any triggers?
[1:13:52] How do you know when you have a problem?
[1:17:30] Recovery doesn’t end and things don’t have to get ‘bad’ to get started.
[1:18:11] About the IGNTD Hero program and how it works.
[1:20:55] The importance of this month’s theme and what we want to leave you all with this week.
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