From Chaos to Clarity: Brandi's Journey Through Addiction and Redemption
Sober Motivation: Sharing Sobriety Stories
by Brad McLeod
2d ago
In this episode we have  Brandi, who openly shares her harrowing journey through a rocky childhood riddled with exposure to alcohol and abuse, leading to her own struggles with alcohol and substance abuse.  Brandi narrates how early childhood traumas, including being raised by her grandparents due to her parents' youth and inability to care for her, normalized the presence of alcohol and chaos from a young age. Her story goes into the depths of her addiction, detailing a cycle of struggling relationships, involvement with drugs and alcohol, and the consequential negative impact on he ..read more
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John hated alcohol and swore it would never take over his life, but it did.
Sober Motivation: Sharing Sobriety Stories
by Brad McLeod
1w ago
In this episode, we have John, who shares his deeply personal journey through childhood challenges, struggles with self-esteem and self-confidence, his battle with alcohol addiction, and eventually finding sobriety. Growing up in a family grappling with addiction, John's early experiences shaped his relationship with alcohol, which became a coping mechanism during his teenage years that carried into adulthood. Despite early signs of his struggle, the loss of his father and the responsibilities that followed further complicated his path.  The turning point in John's story comes with his de ..read more
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Chris was sober for 8.5 years before having "Just a few drinks" - 17 years sober - Chris shares the story.
Sober Motivation: Sharing Sobriety Stories
by Brad McLeod
1w ago
In this episode we have Chris, who shares his compelling story of growing up in East Texas, his battles with alcoholism and drug abuse, and his journey to sobriety. Born in 1972 in Tyler, Texas, Chris grew up witnessing heavy drinking in his community  Despite a supportive extended family, Chris struggled with feeling uncomfortable in his own skin.  After several interventions in which he spent 12 months in a strict rehab center, Chris initially found sobriety at 22. However, after having another drink after 8.5 years of sobriety, he experienced a dark period of relapse. Chris openly ..read more
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Alcohol helped Suze cope with the emotions resulting from several traumatic experiences in her life, but it came at a very high cost. Getting sober changed everything.
Sober Motivation: Sharing Sobriety Stories
by Brad McLeod
2w ago
In this episode, we have Suze from England who shares she faced various significant life challenges, including being sent away to boarding school at a young age, facing bullying, the sudden death of her mother, and surviving the terrifying 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. She discusses her struggle with alcohol, which became a coping mechanism following these traumatic events and the subsequent dip in her mental health. Despite initially starting to drink socially in her late teens, Suze's real battle with alcohol began in her thirties, intensified by trying to moderate her consumption without success ..read more
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10 things you need to know about getting and staying sober.
Sober Motivation: Sharing Sobriety Stories
by Brad McLeod
2w ago
In this episode I share personal insights on sobriety, debunking the notion of a linear process and emphasizing the importance of community, asking for help, and the realization that no external validation is required to quit. The episode also touches on misconceptions about hitting rock bottom, the gradually decreasing challenge of sobriety as one gains more tools, the potential need to walk away from certain relationships, and the significance of prioritizing sobriety in various social settings. Additionally, the episode encourages staying active and focusing on a healthy routine to aid in t ..read more
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Alcohol played such a substantial role in Jordans life she never saw a way out.
Sober Motivation: Sharing Sobriety Stories
by Brad McLeod
3w ago
In this episode, we have Jordan, a listener of the show with a compelling story of struggle, sobriety, and self-discovery. Growing up in a social, drinking-centered environment, Jordan felt like an outsider, which led to experimenting with alcohol and drugs at a young age. Despite attempts to fit in and find a community, Jordan's journey through high school, college, and various jobs in bars only deepened the addiction.  After feeling sick and tired of how she was living always wondering if there was more to life than the cycle of drinking she quit in May of 2020 and this is Jordan’s stor ..read more
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Brantt Myhres, a former NHL player who received a lifetime ban from the league, shares his struggle with alcohol and cocaine.
Sober Motivation: Sharing Sobriety Stories
by Brad McLeod
3w ago
In this episode, we have Brantt Myhres a former NHL player who shares his turbulent journey through addiction, his career in professional hockey, and his path to sobriety. Myers discusses the early roots of his struggles, beginning with a challenging childhood marked by abuse, which led him to find solace in hockey. His career escalated quickly, but so did his drinking and drug use, ultimately leading to multiple suspensions and a lifetime ban from the NHL. The turning point came after hitting rock bottom, which prompted Myers to seek help and enter long-term treatment. Now sober, he reflects ..read more
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For Lucy alcohol seemed to help her check all the boxes until it caused so much chaos in her life.
Sober Motivation: Sharing Sobriety Stories
by Brad McLeod
1M ago
In this episode of the sober motivation podcast, we talk with Lucy Bruce, who shares her journey of growing up in a household tainted by her father's violent alcoholism and her own struggles with drinking, eating disorders, and trauma. Though initially appearing picture-perfect, Lucy's family life deteriorated when her father began to spiral into violence due to his drinking, affecting everyone around him.  Lucy's story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative power of confronting one's past to build a brighter future. With 18 years alcohol free this is ..read more
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Meg's Journey from Gray Area Wine Drinking to sober curious to living a sober life.
Sober Motivation: Sharing Sobriety Stories
by Brad McLeod
1M ago
In this episode we have Meg who shares her deeply personal journey from growing up in a culture of appearances and early alcohol exposure to facing significant life challenges and navigating gray area drinking. Meg details her experiences with perfectionism, the pressures of life, early  interactions with alcohol, and traumatic events in college that contributed to her complicated relationship with alcohol. As she left college Meg got sucked into the mommy wine culture. She discusses the important moment when her drinking habits began severely impacting her life and her decision to seek h ..read more
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Surviving Trauma and Embracing Sobriety: Johnny's Journey
Sober Motivation: Sharing Sobriety Stories
by Brad McLeod
1M ago
In this episode of the Sober Motivation Podcast, Johnny Lawrence shares his path from an unstable and traumatic childhood to a fulfilling life of sobriety. Born into a mixed-race family subjected to domestic violence, Johnny found comfort in alcohol. However, he felt compelled to give up drinking when he became a father. Johnny discusses the details of sobriety, emphasizing resilience, honesty, and the importance of never giving up. He also shares his concept of 'The Four A's - Awareness, Accountability,  Acceptance, and Action' to handle life changes. Johnny underlines that while the jou ..read more
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