I Kissed Alcohol Goodbye: Interviews With Inspirational Sober People Worldwide!

I Kissed Alcohol Goodbye: Interviews With Inspirational Sober People Worldwide!

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As a former Army chaplain who developed a toxic relationship with alcohol after leaving the military, I stayed on a solo rollercoaster of rock bottoms, recoveries and relapses. Finally, in the winter of 2022, I found my way out of the cycle by connecting with people like you. I started this podcast as a way to keep myself accountable and to help others who are in early sobriety. The not-so-secret solution to staying sober is connection, so let’s break up with booze together! After Ray Tackett’s father was shot and killed when he was very young, he ultimately dropped out of high school and descended into a pit of multiple addictions which persisted throughout his 20s. Finally he faced the realization that if he didn’t get inpatient treatment, he was going to either end up in prison or dead — it took repeated attempts and persistence, but he finally found a bed in a local facility and discovered hope and success through a 12-Step program. Among other topics, Ray and I discuss: * The difference between abstinence and actively working on recovery * The importance of working all the steps in any 12-Step program * The special value he discovered in the 9th step (Making Amends) * The meaning and application of the “Triangle of Obsession, Resentment & Fear” in how we interpret our past and live out our present & future * How to focus on the good things we’re doing, not just our mistakes * An incredible “war story” of Ray’s ill-fated New Year’s Eve night out where he chaperoned his mom on her blind date Make sure to check out Ray’s podcast “Clean or Sober” at https://podcasts.apple.com/br/podcast/clean-or-sober/id1535409523. ___ You can also download my mini-course, “3 Hacks for Early Sobriety,” via my Linktree (https://linktr.ee/ikissedalcoholgoodbye). If I can be of service to you in any way, please DM me on Instagram @ikissedalcoholgoodbye or email ikissedalcoholgoodbye@gmail.com…we’re Sober Family, so let’s keep breaking up with booze together! Finally, if you’d like to become an OG member of the IKAGB Premium Service where you get 6 perks for just $6/month, visit https://ikissedalcoholgoodbye.supercast.com. Much Love and Peace, –Dana, Owl & Spruce 🙂

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