#Trending Series: Pt 8: What Does Sober Mean?
Sober.Coffee Podcast
by Mike R and Glenn H
2d ago
The Webster Dictionary definition of sober - not drinking or using mind altering substances - is more of a definition of being dry. Mike and Glenn discuss how sober is more than not drinking, it’s the byproduct of working a quality recovery program.  So what does sober really mean? Sober is characterized by reason, sanity, or self-control; showing mental and emotional balance. Are you emotionally balanced? Physically balanced? Spiritually balanced?  Glenn and Mike lay it out at the coffee shop like this: “We’re on the sober path. We’re not at the sober ski lodge, we haven’t arrived ..read more
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Welcome Danny - Aspen Ridge Recovery
Sober.Coffee Podcast
by Mike R and Glenn H
5d ago
Getting to know Danny we find out he’s not a human lie detector and while an introvert at heart, he believes we do our best work in community. Digging in deeper with the Clinical Director at Aspen Ridge Recovery in Colorado, Mike and Glenn hit Danny with a few hard questions about addiction and recovery: How do you know if you’re a good candidate for treatment?  How important is therapy in treatment?  Is abstinence the only option, or is there help to control drinking and how effective is it? Listen in for Danny’s response and a real discussion about therapy, heart and community ..read more
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#Trending Series: Pt 7: What Is Dry Drunk?
Sober.Coffee Podcast
by Mike R and Glenn H
2w ago
Glenn and Mike describe dry drunk as the grumpy guy that hasn’t had a drink but is miserable and complains about everything in their life. Why? Because stopping drinking is one thing, but then what? If you’re drinking to escape, then stop drinking without surrendering to recovery, you are still miserable but without the alcohol - and the same sh%^ behavior is still there.  Glenn and Mike elaborate on the difference between drunk, dry and sober. You can be drunk by yourself, you can be dry by yourself, but sober takes a community and a commitment to recovery. If you feel like you’re a dr ..read more
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James C - A Lover of Addicts
Sober.Coffee Podcast
by Mike R and Glenn H
3w ago
You can learn from anyone. You can learn what to do. You can learn what not to do. If you listen to their story, listen to their life and the challenges they face, if you truly listen - their story is suggesting to you how to overcome an obstacle in your life. That’s what we hear from James C. James shares that he was given the gift of surrender on a cold January night in Michigan. It was the end of the road. He was highly addicted to alcohol, heroin, methadone, and valium and spent detox in a dingy, dark room. On the third night, sick as a dog, James tells us about the circumstances that led ..read more
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#Trending Series: Pt 6: What Is Alcohol Poisoning?
Sober.Coffee Podcast
by Mike R and Glenn H
1M ago
Alcohol is a depressant, it affects your nervous system and slows down your breathing, heart rate and other important tasks your body does. Mike & Glenn share their experiences with alcohol poisoning - from friends who have been hospitalized, friends that didn’t have a chronic drinking problem and died from alcohol poisoning, and even being in the hospital for alcohol poisoning themselves. Think someone you know has alcohol poisoning? Do: Call 9-1-1 Don’t leave them alone Try to get them sitting up Cover them with a warm blanket Keep them from choking Don’t: Give them a cold shower - it ..read more
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#Trending Series: Pt 5: Signs a Loved One Has a Drug Addiction
Sober.Coffee Podcast
by Mike R and Glenn H
1M ago
Mike & Glenn sit down in the coffee shop to discuss the signs and symptoms of drug addiction. Are they experts? No. But Mike shares that drugs are part of his story of recovery. With almost everyone he knows, they know someone who has a tragic addiction to Fentanyl or Opioids.  Knowing the signs and symptoms to look for can help loved ones recognize a problem, and Sober.Coffee has collected a list of physical and behavioral signs of drug addiction. Keep in mind, some of these symptoms - like depression - might not be a drug addiction. But if you’re thinking it - pay attention to it ..read more
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Christmas Time - “Again” - Merry ??
Sober.Coffee Podcast
by Mike R and Glenn H
1M ago
How do you get through the holidays with a focus on sobriety? The invites say go party, go drink, have spiked eggnog. Hallmark commercials and movies portray a joyous holiday season with bells ringing and happy family gatherings. But Christmas time can be a challenging time - full of stress, emotions and triggers.  Listen in as Glenn & Mike talk about sobriety and staying on the path of recovery. They discuss: Memories and what to do about them Tips for Christmas parties Talk about Steps #8 #9 Discuss expectations If you know someone who needs to hear this episode, share it with t ..read more
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#Trending Series: Pt 4: Early Signs of Alcoholism
Sober.Coffee Podcast
by Mike R and Glenn H
1M ago
When discussing early signs of alcoholism, Mike and Glenn take a look backwards at themselves, their experiences, and what others saw in them as they struggled with addiction.  If you are looking at this for yourself, pay attention and ask the questions laid out in the podcast. Glenn shares that by the time he was researching alcoholism, he was already on the path to addiction.  If you are looking at this for someone else, realize there is very little you can do for someone else until they decide they want to be sober.  But don’t give up. Mike knew it was time because even thoug ..read more
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Recovery Kidz
Sober.Coffee Podcast
by Mike R and Glenn H
1M ago
In her second year of recovery, Alexis had 4 kids. She was blessed with lots of family that really helped out, and in 2013 received a lot of holiday gifts her kids would not use. They decided to give the extra gifts to a men’s treatment center so the men could give the gifts to their kids. But five gifts didn’t go very far, and Alexis found herself reaching out to others to do more - and filled an entire wish list for the treatment center! That’s how RecoveryKidz was born. Recovery Kidz partners with other organizations like The Sanctuary, recovery for mothers with a newborn baby, to fulfill ..read more
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Megan Focuses on "Women in Recovery" - Explores Unique Issues
Sober.Coffee Podcast
by Mike R and Glenn H
2M ago
At a table for 3 in the coffee shop, Megan shares her experience as a woman in recovery and her journey from first admitting she had an alcohol problem to her recovery path with counselors, women’s groups and eventually coed groups.  As a woman, AA meetings with 80% men can be intimidating. But once you sit down and listen to what men have to say, it goes out the window because we all suffer.  Listen in to Megan’s journey to sobriety, some of the issues she’s faced and overcome, and her advice to other women, starting with “Don’t compare yourself out of the room.” If you know someone ..read more
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