Addiction & Recovery Conversations with Brett Lovins

The Importance of Connecting with Others in Recovery - Chat with Todd Edwards

September 21, 2023 Brett Lovins Season 1 Episode 19
The Importance of Connecting with Others in Recovery - Chat with Todd Edwards
Addiction & Recovery Conversations with Brett Lovins
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Addiction & Recovery Conversations with Brett Lovins
The Importance of Connecting with Others in Recovery - Chat with Todd Edwards
Sep 21, 2023 Season 1 Episode 19
Brett Lovins

Happy to bring back Todd Edwards, my first sponsor, to the podcast where we talk about connecting with others as part of a recovery program. In AA lingo, it is often referred to as "the fellowship". For years I tried very, very, very hard to deal with my disease on my own, all alone and with daily, demoralizing failures. I've come to believe that connection is an important ingredient for anyone who is trying to address the disease of alcoholism and addiction. Something very powerful happens when we discover we aren't unique and alone. And for most, connecting with others becomes integral part of a program of recovery... which seemed scary and foreign to me at the beginning of my sobriety journey.

I mention a famous TED talk in the podcast on this topic that I'll share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY9DcIMGxMs

And here's a direct link to Shatterproof.org's section on Addiction 101. Clean, concise, evidence based info: https://www.shatterproof.org/learn

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Happy to bring back Todd Edwards, my first sponsor, to the podcast where we talk about connecting with others as part of a recovery program. In AA lingo, it is often referred to as "the fellowship". For years I tried very, very, very hard to deal with my disease on my own, all alone and with daily, demoralizing failures. I've come to believe that connection is an important ingredient for anyone who is trying to address the disease of alcoholism and addiction. Something very powerful happens when we discover we aren't unique and alone. And for most, connecting with others becomes integral part of a program of recovery... which seemed scary and foreign to me at the beginning of my sobriety journey.

I mention a famous TED talk in the podcast on this topic that I'll share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY9DcIMGxMs

And here's a direct link to Shatterproof.org's section on Addiction 101. Clean, concise, evidence based info: https://www.shatterproof.org/learn