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Addiction Recovery Strategies for conquering Opioid Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Prescription Drug Addiction, Meth Addiction, and addiction to any other substances. The Elevation Recovery Podcast's Mission is to help people transcend addiction as well as to rapidly progress the field of addiction and treatment. The Listeners will learn a wide variety of addiction recovery concepts, philosophies, strategies, tactics, tools, and resources. Co-Hosts Chris Scott and Matt Finch of Fit Recovery a ...
 
Female Gambling Addiction Podcast: I talk with other problem gamblers about the struggles of dealing with this life changing addiction. It's my hope that we can erase the stigma and shame so women will feel safe seeking the help they need without fear of judgment. ❤️ We are all worthy of the hope and healing recovery brings. Host: Christina Sponsored by Gamban. Check out Gamban.com for online gambling blocking software. #gamblingaddiction #problemgambling #recoverypodcast #sobrietypodcast #f ...
 
Here’s an idea. When you’re a closet alcoholic who’s quit drinking more times than you can count, start a podcast to hold yourself accountable as publicly as possible. Share your struggles, your triumphs, and every lesson you’re learning along the way. While you’re at it, invite others to share their stories of addiction and recovery so that you can learn from them and be reminded: YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Getting sober is just the beginning. Staying sober, and then becoming the person I know I’m ...
 
The Addict II Athlete podcast is hosted by Coach Blu Robinson, a licensed clinical mental health counselor and substance abuse counselor who has worked in the field since 2001. He is a fantastic public speaker, coach, and therapist who works with many individuals, youth, couples, and families addressing issues like addiction, trauma, communication, parenting, and more. Blu hopes to provide listeners with the skills and game plans for anyone to turn their mess into their message of hope and a ...
 
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Episode 385 - You’re Free Today we have Steve. He is 34, from Boston, MA, and took his last drink on February 18, 2021. Exact Nature: https://exactnature.com/RE 20 Bozeman Retreat Upcoming Courses: AF Photography and AF Mindfulness Service Project Courses: https://www.recoveryelevator.com/cafere/ Bozeman Retreat: https://www.recoveryelevator.com/bo…
 
With the weather getting warmer and more outdoor activities, Chris Scott and Matt Finch discuss how to take a break from drinking alcohol without others noticing or pointing it out. They go over how to navigate uncomfortable conversations and questions from peers and how to hone in those refusal skills to remain sober.…
 
My friend Kitty Martz who is the Executive Director of Voices of Problem Gambling Recovery in Oregon comes on to talk about her Lived Experience Survey and the (Non-anon/Recovery in the Public Eye) panel we will be doing in Boston next month for the National Council on Problem Gambling 2022 conference. Here is the link for the Lived Experience http…
 
Episode 384 - The path of least resistance Today we have Matt. He is 40, from Edmonton, Canada, and took his last drink on April 8, 2019. Exact Nature: https://exactnature.com/RE 20 Café RE Chats: https://recoveryelevator.com/cafere/ Highlights from Paul Sobriety is the path of least resistance. Moderation was miserable, and drinking is killing me.…
 
Today Coach Blu speaks to Jason Clawson, mental health therapist, about the process of healing from grief. Listen as Jason opens a window in his heart as he processes the passing of his wife 3 short years ago. Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering felt when something or someone you love is taken away. Often, the pain of …
 
Episode 383 - Clearing space Today we have Phillip. He is 46 and took his last drink on February 28, 2019. Exact Nature: https://exactnature.com/RE 20 Bozeman Retreat: https://www.recoveryelevator.com/cafere/ Early Recovery Podcast Guests: email info@recoveryelevator.com Highlights from Paul It's hard to visualize a sober life when you are still dr…
 
Terra and I talk about isolation and how it can play a role in our addiction and can impact our recovery. I'm an introvert and empath so isolation has shown up for me throughout my life. Gambling was a way for me to be social and nonsocial at the same time. Thanks for listening! Podcast sponsored by Gamban: Visit Gamban.com for online gambling bloc…
 
In this week's episode Coach Blu takes a deep dive into recreational cannabis use. What do you think about medical marijuana? Is marijuana use dangerous? Coach Blu discusses an interview conducted by David Letterman that touches on NBA's Kevin Durant's involvement with marijuana dispensaries and his personal use. Coach Blu touches on the harm reduc…
 
Episode 382– So now what? Today we have Ryan. He is 40, from Denver, and took his last drink on January 7, 2013. Exact Nature: https://exactnature.com/RE 20 Bozeman Retreat: https://www.recoveryelevator.com/cafere/ Highlights from Paul Recovery Elevator Newsletter: https://recoveryelevator.com Paul shares Odette’s wise words, “we can’t be hard on o…
 
A huge shout out to the fantastic ladies of The Broke Girls Society: Kayo, Julie, Ginny, DJ, Terra and Lindsey for coming on and sharing their experience, strength, and hope with us! Helpful links:https://www.ncpgambling.org/ You can find State and International Resources Herehttps://800gambler.org/https://betterinstitute.com/ (PA Residents)https:/…
 
In this week's podcast Coach Blu offers help on how to avoid getting caught in a negative mindset. Negative thinking is a thought process where people tend to find the worst in everything or reduce their expectations by considering the worst possible scenarios. This approach can allay disappointment in some situations; but, negative thinking tends …
 
Episode 381– We are all addicted to something Today we have Amy. She is 39, from Canada, and took her last drink on August 21, 2016 Exact Nature: https://exactnature.com/RE 20 Highlights from Paul Paul talks about a book he is reading called, The Urge. It's about an Indian in the Seneca Tribe named Handsome Lake. He developed a program similar to A…
 
Welcome to our weekly live show, One on One with Coach Blu. Coach Blu is a licensed mental health therapist and certified substance use, disorder counselor. Today's cohost is Addict II Athlete's own Athletic Director, Marisa Robinson. Marissa is a Certified Recreational Therapist. This is an open topic, so by which you, the listener, can participat…
 
In this week's episode Coach Blu speaks with Kyle Quilausing former drug addict and at one point in time Hawaii's most wanted. Listen as Kyle describes his upbringing as ideal. He describes being brought up by his grandfather with wholesome family values and strong morals and ethics. After his grandfather introduced him to golf at the age of 5, Kyl…
 
Episode 380– What is Sober? Today we have Shrene. She is 46, from Arizona, and took her last drink on September 10, 2019 AF Photography Class for beginners will start in August. Details to follow. AF Ukelele Course #2 starts in June. Exact Nature: https://exactnature.com/RE 20 Highlights from Paul Paul talks about the word sober. For this podcast, …
 
In this week's episode Coach BLu is a guest on the staying fit one day at a time podcast. Listen as he's interviewed about how he started Addict II AThlete, the things he's learned, and what he hopes to do in the future by spreading hope and recovery and healing through movement. Please join Addict to Athlete’s Patreon support page and help us turn…
 
Episode 379 – Service Today we have Aaron. He is 40, from South Carolina, and took his last drink on September 15, 2021. Jeff was interviewed for the podcast on episodes 104 and 377, has a book out, and is now leading sober travel trips. See links below. Finding Bishop Castle: A Road Trip to Recovery -- https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Bishop-Castle-…
 
Kristina Dennis, a Life Coach, Comes on to share her journey of healing and recovery from alcohol and codependency. Now with almost 25 years of recovery herself - she devotes her life and career to helping others navigate the healing process and build a recovery that meets their individual needs. You can reach Kristina here https://kristinadennis.c…
 
If you have ever told yourself that it wasn't worth it, that your ship has sailed, that a old dog cannot learn new tricks, this podcast will help reshape your thinking to assist you in achieving any goal you have wanted to achieve. Listen as Dr. Paul Jenkins and Coach Blu discuss the intricacies of your mindset, the reality by which your thoughts g…
 
Episode 378 – Finding Grace Today we have Susan. She is 46, from Ohio, and took her last drink on June 14, 2019. Exact Nature: https://exactnature.com/RE 20 Highlights from Odette "Whatever courage got you here is going to take you far." You are brave, and you have courage. Learn to trust yourself. Define far for yourself. The unfolding of healing …
 
Welcome to our weekly live show, One on One with Coach Blu. Coach Blu is a licensed mental health therapist and certified substance use, disorder counselor. Today's cohost is Addict II Athlete's own Athletic Director Marisa Robinson. Marissa is a Certified Recreational Therapist. This is an open topic so by which you the listener can participate by…
 
In this week's episode Coach Blu offers his thoughts on what he witnessed his athletes accomplish by running the Provo City Half Marathon. Practical tactics to grow your willpower, stop procrastination, focus like a laser, and achieve whatever you set your mind to. He takes a deep dive on following through and finishing what you start. Finishing wh…
 
Episode 377 – Your favorites Today we have Jeff. He is 47, from the Dominican Republic, and took his last drink on December 4, 2016. Bozeman Retreat: https://www.recoveryelevator.com/bozeman/ Exact Nature: https://exactnature.com/RE 20 Highlights from Paul Listeners provided highlights of some of their favorite episodes of the Recovery Elevator pod…
 
My twin sister Michelle comes on to talk about the recent article I did for the NY Post and all the nitty gritty details I shared. She will be back for a more in-depth episode in the future for The Broke Girl Society: The Other Side. https://nypost.com/2022/05/06/female-gambling-addict-lost-nearly-500k-before-getting-help/ Helpful links: https://ww…
 
Welcome to our weekly live show, One on One with Coach Blu. Coach Blu is a licensed mental health therapist and certified substance use, disorder counselor. Today's cohost is Addict II Athlete's own Athletic Director Marisa Robinson. Marissa is a Certified Recreational Therapist. This is an open topic so by which you the listener can participate by…
 
In this week's episode Coach Blu interviews ultrarunner, Justin Blais. Justin has been a long-time supporter and member of team Addict to Athlete and today he is able to share his experiences of never shortcutting your success to sobriety and keeping your head in the game. Listen as Justin speaks about never allowing yourself to make excuses, being…
 
Episode 376 – You can be right, or you can have peace – Part 2 Today we have Ronda. She is 56, from New Orleans, and sober for 2.5 years. Exact Nature: https://exactnature.com/RE 20 Highlights from Paul We are all human, with faulty machines in the dome. It's okay to be right or want to be right, especially in the moment. Sobriety teaches us that w…
 
Terra and I are back talking about Recovery Step 7. Listen in as we talk about how this step is meant to help us understand the need to have our shortcomings/character flaws/defects removed to help allow us to keep building a healthy recovery. Helpful links: https://www.ncpgambling.org/ You can find State and International Resources Here https://80…
 
Terra and I are back talking about Recovery Step 7. Listen in as we talk about how this step is meant to help us understand the need to have our short comings/character flaws/defects removed to help allow us to keep building a healthy recovery. Helpful links: https://www.ncpgambling.org/ You can find State and International Resources Here https://8…
 
Welcome to our weekly live show, One on One with Coach Blu. Coach Blu is a licensed mental health therapist and certified substance use, disorder counselor. Today's cohost Addict II Athlete's own Athletic Director Marisa Robinson. Marissa is a Certified Recreational Therapist. This is an open topic so by which you the listener can participate by su…
 
Episode 375 – Decoupling Today we have Amanda. She is 40, from Florida, and took her last drink on March 25, 2019. The Bozeman Retreat has openings for men: https://www.recoveryelevator.com/bozeman/ Exact Nature: https://exactnature.com/RE 20 Highlights from Paul Paul discusses anxiety and decoupling. Paul’s tipping point was in 2017 when his anxie…
 
On this week's podcast, Coach Blu speaks to Katie Hanke. At one time, Katie weighed 380 pounds, had 26 medical diagnoses, took 50 prescriptions, had chronic depression/anxiety, and struggled with addictive eating, opioid, and alcohol use. Listen as she describes her journey by turning her mess into a powerful message. She is now a mom, nutrition an…
 
Dr. Nathan Smith from the Kindbridge Research Institute walks us through a gambling study done back in 1947. It was fascinating to see how relatable a study from so many years ago could still ring true in behaviors of a gambler today. We also talk about comorbidity (other health/mental conditions) and gambling addiction. Oh, and menstrual cycles, h…
 
Today Coach Blu speaks with a former police officer and competitive powerlifter Travis Sackett. Listen as they discuss a history of success followed by injury and addiction leading to crime and Travis suffering a traumatic brain injury in 2013, resulting in a total disability designation. Travis also wrote a book entitled My Life with Karma to incr…
 
Episode 374 – Then go back again Today we have Meegan. She is 37, from Georgia, and took her last drink on April 21, 2019. Exact Nature: https://exactnature.com/RE 20 Highlights from Paul Addiction has the propensity to crack you open. We fight and dig our heels in, but eventually, the Addiction wins. This doesn’t mean you are destined to drink for…
 
Welcome to our weekly live show, One on One with Coach Blu. Coach Blu is a licensed mental health therapist and certified substance use disorder counselor. Today's cohost is Addict II Athlete's own Athletic Director, Marisa Robinson. Marissa is a Certified Recreational Therapist. This is an open topic, so by which you, the listener, can participate…
 
Today we hear from our own Athletic Director, Marissa Robinson, who was recently a guest on the Staying Fit ODAAT podcast with Miggs. Listen as she describes her own upbringing, how recreation played a significant role in her life, and how she was instrumental in assisting Coach Blu to step out of the darkness and into the light. The very foundatio…
 
Episode 373– Control and Connection Today we have Chris. She is 46, from Baltimore, and took her last drink on August 28, 2016. Exact Nature: https://exactnature.com/RE 20 Highlights from Paul Paul thanks all the guests who have shared their stories to help us on the path toward sobriety. Paul wants to hear about your favorite episode or the value …
 
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