Real Recovery Talk

Real Recovery Talk

If you have a loved one battling alcoholism or drug addiction, this podcast will give you insight into what it's like for them, what you can (and can't) do to help, and what to expect for them in treatment and recovery. Hosted by Tom Conrad, a recovering addict, and alcoholic, Adam Colling, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Paul Desmond Adams a dad overcoming codependency.... Show More

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Here we are with Real Recovery Talk! Do you know someone who is considering going to a treatment facility for up to 30 days? Today, I’m going to talk about how you most likely won’t be cured by going to treatment for 30 days. There are a few people who have been successful after just 30 days; however, they are few and far between.

The first day of treatment consists of detox, which generally ranges from day one to day sev... Read more

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No need for a romantic relationship at this time!

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Here we are with Real Recovery Talk! Have you or someone you loved relapsed back into drug and alcohol addiction? Today, I’m going to talk about five different types of mindsets, which can lead to relapse. If you notice yourself or your loved one in one of these mindsets, make sure to reach out and get support and help - avoid the relapse cycle!

The first mindset to watch out for is complacency. We hear about this all the... Read more

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Prioritizing time when getting sober

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Often times people will look at failure as a setback. I encourage you to look at failure as an opportunity to improve. When people relapse continuously it’s easy for them to fall into the mindset of “I will never be sober”. This is unrealistic thinking, just because we relapse doesn’t mean we’re not going to ever be able to achieve long-term sobriety.

This does not lessen the effect of relapse. We often times hear relapse... Read more

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There are certain things that we can do when in early recovery that will help us feel better mentally emotionally and spiritually. It is vital for us to do all three of these in conjunction with our support program and or treatment. These three things are:

 

Exercise: 🏃🏃‍♀️🏀🏊‍♂️move a muscle change a thought. This doesn’t mean that we ha... Read more

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Check out my new website where you can download any episode right from my site along with other useful information for those in recovery. Look for our new daily shows, which are five minutes or under! Listen in for yourself or for a friend. You can also find our new short episodes on our Facebook page<... Read more

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It is not weak to admit defeat!

I am an addict. I am an alcoholic.

 

In this video we discuss the importance of qualifying.

We have the only disease, that tells us we don’t have  it, that has to be self diagnosed.

If I do not admit to myself that I have a problem, I am most likely not going to seek out a solution. Admitting that I am an alcoholic or a drug addict, is simply... Read more

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Does it need to be said? Does it need to be said by me? Does it need to be said by me right now?

After putting down the drink and drug, my next goal was to figure out how to live life.

How can I live life in such a way that minimizes anxiety, worry, resentment or the like?

I know that if I live my life feeling these negative feelings as a constant, I will eventually go back to the “ease and comfort” of a sub... Read more

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You are who you surround yourself with!

The people that we choose to hang around with will directly affect the level of success we achieve throughout our sobriety. If we choose to hang out with losers, we will lose. If we choose to hang with winners, we will win.

This goes for anybody in life. Not just people getting sober. If you want to be a successful business person then hang out with successful business people... Read more

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So you think you know what it means to surrender in recovery?

A term that gets thrown around a lot in recovery is the word surrender.

It sounds good when you say it, but do you really know what it means? Do you really know what you’re committing to? I thought surrender meant to go over to the winning side, or give up.

Come to find out, it means “to agree to the terms of peace.” Meaning, if you want peace, th... Read more

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You Gotta Put In the Work!

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If you are going to take the plunge into getting sober, you have to understand that it is going to take a lot of hard work. I sometimes think that people are under the misconception that getting sober is just about ... Read more

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I can see straight through your “stage-character!”

 

There is a reason 30 days is not enough to get to the underlying issues and the root of the problem.

 

Every client comes into treatment presenting their stage character. This is the person that they want everybody to think they are, so they can get the reputation they think they deserve.

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Check out my new website where you can download any episode right from my site along with other useful information for those in recovery. Look for our new daily shows, which are five minutes or under! Listen in for yourself or for a friend. You can also find our new short episodes on our Facebook page<... Read more

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MTV Real World: “the halfway house”

In this video I will discuss the abundance of stimulus one feels while living in a sober support community.

There is always something entertaining going on. It is the excitement of a new environment. It is the chaos of living with others.

I discuss this topic to bring awareness and preparation for the day that you move out into the adult world. All of a sudden you will fin... Read more

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