The Abstinence Myth Release Party — Addiction Stories and More
This episode we bring you a live recording from a recent talk we had at YogaGlo to celebrate the release of my new book, The Abstinence Myth. We had a mic set up in the middle of the room, asked some questions, and got to hear the thoughts of others on their experiences with addiction.
Today’s discussion is great whether you’re struggling with addiction, you know someone who is struggling, or you just want to be more well-informed and join the conversation. You can look forward to some really great questions such as: “How do I open the conversation about alternative recovery methods?”, “At what point does reintroduction (to the substance in question) make sense to someone who is struggling with addiction?”, and “How do you help someone identify that they may be struggling with addiction?”
[1:38] About this week’s episode and my new book release, The Abstinence Myth.
[5:50] The story of Sophie’s and my “third date” — my probation hearing in court. And Sophie’s views on alcohol addiction before she met me.
[8:18] The reason I wrote my book on addiction and continue to tell my story.
[8:45] An audience member shares his experience with addiction in his family, and consequently, how this formed his perception of what alcoholics were like. He also shares how his perspective shifted after becoming informed.
[12:46] The audience member asks: How do I open the conversation about recovery methods when the traditional method they’re using is working … but I’m not entirely sure it will continue to work?
[21:54] Another audience member asks: At what point does reintroduction (to the substance in question) make sense to someone who is struggling with addiction?
[32:28] What stuck out to Sophie during the reading of my book.
[34:42] An audience member asks: How do you help someone identify that they may be struggling with addiction?
[40:43] Why IGNTD is called IGNTD.
[42:08] Thank you for tuning in! If you would like to comment on this episode please feel free to send us an email, DM, or Tweet us!
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