Episode 39: Finding Motivation in Recovery

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Episode 39: Finding Motivation in Recovery


Welcome to today’s show!




  • Bill talks about his drinking becoming a problem at age 40 but it wasn’t until his 50’s that he reached out for help
  • What Bill found helpful regarding the intensive outpatient program structure
  • What Bill felt was scary about going to a support group for the first time
  • Bill goes through the motivational tools found in Smart Recovery
  • Bill’s wife receives a  diagnosis of stage 4 cancer and he explained how the program helped him with those intense feelings like morning the loss of a  loved one
  • Bill talks about how one can tell if SMART is right for you
  • How does one’s faith or religious belief system fit into Smart Recovery
  • What Bill’s message is to family members who struggle with a loved one battling addiction





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